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Sun Oct 16, 2016
Diane Christner answered:
Try contacting the former agent or agent's broker about having the old listing removed. Or you can try contacting trulia's customer service department directly.
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Thu Sep 1, 2016
FHA Mortgage Source answered:
Let us know if we can assist you - FHA is what we do.

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Fri Feb 19, 2016
Diane Christner answered:
No, unlike Zillow, Trulia does not currently accept direct listings that are FSBO, only licensed real estate agents can post listings here.
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Fri Feb 19, 2016
Karen Peyton answered:
No. Trulia does not accept FSBO listings.
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Tue Nov 10, 2015
Andrew Liebenhaut answered:
There is a program I just closed with, that provided 10,000 towards down payment and closing costs. Please contact me if interested. I use this program regularly I could show you the HUD statement for my home that I bought using this program. On a 225,000 home I paid 6,600 out of pocket. That is less than the 3.5 required by FHA.

Requirements
2 years with the same line of work
3 years of tax returns w-2s etc.
Last 2 paychecks
Must not make more than 70,000 a year and must not make less than 24,000
Need to contribute at least 1% of purchase price of your own money (Not a gift)


andrewLtherealtor@gmail.com
954-394-7185
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Mon Oct 6, 2014
Aaron and Cheree Tiry answered:
Have you checked out the "rent" section at the top of Trulia? There may be something in there. Otherwise you could also check Craigslist.com to see what they have for posted for rentals. ... more
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Tue Sep 4, 2012
Marc Comisar answered:
Not sure which place you a referencing....

jessemcgreevy@gmail.com
239-898-5329
www.Domain-RealtyGroup.com
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Tue Sep 4, 2012
Shelley Hughes-Spradling answered:
I specialize in property management and investor property. You would also qualify for a va loan if trying to purchase. I would love the opertunity to work with you so just give me a call and i will take care of you asap. I would just need a time line price size and location and i can email you a list. Have a great day and thank you for your service. Happy house hunting

Shelley Hughes-Spradling
239-246-0277
IFPMRS@GMAIL.COM
WWW.INVESTORFRIENDLY-PM.COM
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Sun Aug 5, 2012
Shelley Hughes-Spradling answered:
I have been an Investor/ Broker in N. Ft. Myers for 12 years. I can be at your property today and sell in 30 days. I am good at what I do and I have a huge data base of Investors. You can call me at 239-246-0277 and I would be happy to help you day or night. Let's sell your property and lot. ... more
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Sat Mar 10, 2012
Red1gem answered:
I've lived in Ft Myers Shores (33905 zip) for 24 years. I feel very safe, walk the neighborhood and to the stores. I live on a busy (cars) street but it's very quiet otherwise. There are pockets of criminals everywhere. If I didn't feel safe here, believe me, I would move. The streets closest to 80 (Palm Beach Blvd) that have rentals seem to attract the most transient. If there were sidewalks it would be perfect in my opinion! I would suggest visiting the neighbors you plan to move or rent next to. That's always a good way to get a feel for the area! ... more
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Sat Mar 10, 2012
Red1gem answered:
I've lived in Ft Myers Shores (33905 zip) for 24 years. I feel very safe, walk the neighborhood and to the stores. I live on a busy (cars) street but it's very quiet otherwise. There are pockets of criminals everywhere. If I didn't feel safe here, believe me, I would move. The streets closet to 80 (Palm Beach Blvd) that have rentals seem to attract the most transient. If there were sidewalks it would be perfect in my opinion! ... more
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Sat Feb 11, 2012
Ronnie Bramer answered:
I have lived in St Pete since 1987 and love the area . Less than a 30 min drive to the Tampa airport . Not sure where Lakeland is but if you are close to Nashville it's hard to beat Soutwest and a direct flight. You can search www.rentbuysellhomesstpeteflorida.com it will provide you great info on the schools.
St Pete is the middle of Tampa Bay with a small town feel and very laid back .
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Thu Feb 2, 2012
Kristian Alekov answered:
I've done a few Chinese Drywall homes myself... First of all, try to negotiate the price down. Second, hire an inspection company that specializes in Chinese Drywall and has the machine to check which wall has it and which doesn't - sometimes you may have only one room in the house with defective drywall, or certain walls only - you maybe able to do a partial removal and save yourself a lot of money. Then again, you have to make sure that all the wiring and etc. is not bad and has to be replaced anyway. You can negotiate down the drywall replacement as well, the quotes that I saw listed in the other post are quite off, I've done them for as little as $10,000 or $15,000 on a smaller home, so make sure you shop around.

One thing to keep in mind is that no one is quite sure yet on the long term effects of this defective drywall, and the exact process required when fixing. So far things seem to be fine, but you never know if in the future the government won't step in and require a much more involved rehab...
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Mon Jan 30, 2012
Kathy Cardet answered:
Hi Elaine,
Buying real estate sight-unseen is a very risky proposition and like others who've answered I would strongly recommend that you visit the property beforehand and maybe even pay for a professional inspection (costs about $300 around here) before you buy. Don't be afraid of losing a "great deal". Other great deals will come - especially after you're better informed. If you don't know what you're buying then you're not ready to buy!

If you're not working with a real estate professional at this time please contact me. I'd be more than happy to assist you in finding the right property and giving you more information about the local real estate market. In the meantime, check out the city-data website (below) for more in-depth, impartial information on our area and its various communities.

Kathy Cardet
239-851-6235
kathycardet@gmail.com
http://kathycardet.movetoswfl.com
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Sun Jan 29, 2012
Lenora Bolton Lee answered:
Native of Lee County, Would like to help you get started. Please call me anytime for more information. My direct cell is 239-910-4221. I can provide you with lender information and first time home buyer info to get you started. It's easy, I'll do the rest to get you into a nice home.

Hope to hear from you soon,

Lenora Lee, Realtor
Jones and Co Realty
LenoraLeeRealtor@gmail.com
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Mon Jan 23, 2012
Annette Levinson answered:
Jessie,
A ITN# is no problem. You are just speaking to the wrong mortgage officers.
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Tue Jan 3, 2012
Spunky answered:
You should do a mold inspection from a certified mold inspector. If you can prove the mold was there before you bought and they new it, they are liable. If you find levels of black mold, it must be remediated correctly or you will have big problems. If it is in walls, ceiling etc and through your hvac system, simple cleaning and biocides won't do the trick.. not long term. Remediation costs could easily be $15 - 25,000. NC insurance policies have a cap of $5000 for mold damage which most people don't know of. First, they don't know of the coverage,and second, they don't know of the cap which is nearly meaningless if it has to be remediated. You have to have certified lab testing because the insurance co's bonus folks to deny claims. Please, protect yourself. Mold illness can be debilitating... I know... I am in the process of all of this mess. Good luck. ... more
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Wed Sep 7, 2011
Patrick Sweeney answered:
Depending on your personal definition of "close to enough activities..." Buckingham is an interesting play. It's 20 minutes from downtown Ft Myers, roughly the same time to the larger shopping centers. As for supermarkets, there are options within 10 minutes or less.

What YOU want in the way of activities, etc are really the keys to Buckingham making sense or not. It is varied from sprawling ranches to small cottages. Purchase prices are also a broad spectrum of options, fitting almost any buyer's budget.

All who respond to your question are willing to help, work with the one that makes the most sense to you.

Pat Sweeney
239-220-5107 Ext 3
Bogey Golfer/Scratch Realtor
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Sat Mar 5, 2011
Robert Schult answered:
Hi Vytas:
I checked on the property that you asked about. The records show that the property size is 2.14 acres The house is 1350 sq. ft., 2 beds, 1 bath with a detached garage and a barn. If you have any interest in properties in North Port let me know. Bob Schult, Exit Realty 941-915-9797 ... more
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