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Jose Martinez, Real Estate Pro in Tampa, FL

How do you find the best home and neighborhood for the price?

Asked by Jose Martinez, Tampa, FL Thu Sep 6, 2012

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Maria Cipollone’s answer
Contact a Real Estate Professional with experience in the area that you would like to move in. He or she will be able to help you.

Godd Luck,

Maria Cipollone
1 vote Thank Flag Link Thu Sep 6, 2012
This question must be supplemented with the objective of the purchase.
Is it a investment that will be placed on the rental market?
Is this a residential purchase to be occupied by the owner?
How long does the owner intend to stay put?
What is the cost of the money available?
Does a long term strategy exist such as:
-Need to finance college in 17 years.
-Need to extract equity in 5 years.
-Will use equity to purchase additional real estate.

If the above is too much work, then the old standby, buy the lowest priced home in the highest price neighborhood. (there are some traps waiting there also.)

Best of success to you,
Annette Lawrence, Broker/Associate
Remax Realtec Group, Palm Harbor, Fl
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Sep 7, 2012
Right now we are in a FAST market for properties under $150k so it will be difficult to capture a bargain unless you take the risk and buy at the courthouse foreclosure or tax lien auction.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Sep 6, 2012
Find an expert in the area in which you are looking. A realtor that does a lot of buying and selling in your area of interest will be able to lead you in the right direction. You'll now what price to ask for your house "if you are selling" OR what price to offer on a house "If you are buying", because your Realtor will provide you with a CMA (Comparative Market Analysis).
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Sep 6, 2012
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