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Fri Jul 15, 2016
Micha16julio asked:
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Fri Jul 15, 2016
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Mon Dec 7, 2015
Linda Weigel answered:
I had 10 listings and closed 8 deals including 2 rentals. My broker cut my commission on my 1 year anniversary. They want larger transactions.
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Sat May 30, 2015
Budd Morris answered:
Yes feel comfortable in buying or renting here. Check the crime rate as others has explained. I have lived this this area for over 20 years and love it
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Sun Jun 1, 2014
Andrea Ruosi asked:
Hi, I am looking for a 6-12 month lease in Indian Rocks Beach, FL. Highly referenced 44 year old exec, no pets, budget 1500-2000 per month, one or two bedrooms. Must be on the beach (beachfront…
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Thu Jun 27, 2013
Mary Finnegan answered:
I hope you have settled now in your temporary home in Pinellas county and that the new job is going well - welcome !
When you are ready to find a home in the area, to buy, or need something more permanent, let me know, I have many years experience working with relocating people to the area, am a property owner and manager, and our company has a specialist arm that works with property and community management. Naturally as a long established realtor in the area I have contacts with lenders, home inspectors, appraisers and contractors, all part of a successful transition to permenance here.
Enjoy the summer!
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Sat Oct 6, 2012
Barbara Grandolfo answered:
Hi Pamela,

I have been doing a quarterly newsletter for a number of years. Like you, I include area market info but I also personally write some of the articles, include some green or energy tips and real estate news, facts or data that I find particularly relevant at the time that would appeal to my farm area. I then forward it to my in-house marketing department for final layout and design.

If it's your newsletter, it should represent you. If you would like to see a copy of my most recent newsletter, feel free to email me. I just completed it last week!

All the best!

Barbara Grandolfo
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Thu Dec 29, 2011
Edith Karoline Jasser answered:
Quick suggestion work with a Realtor in your area, he or she will be able to get you the information, which often requires double checking with the association or management company of the building, many times there is either a weight or a count limit on dogs allowed, and sometimes cats yes no dogs....

Every building is different.... Connect with a local Realtor, not only for that but for all that comes with buying
a condo...

Good Luck to you...
Edith YourRealtor4Life! and Chicago and Northern Illinois Expert
Working always in the very BEST interest of her clients.... Sellers, Buyers and Investors alike....
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Sun Sep 25, 2011
Sheri Ray answered:
I have a good friend that has a nice home in South Pasadena-near st pete beach with a home for
rent for 1,000 /mo and he allows dogs. The home has a garage and is a 2bd/1 bath with a beautiful
fenced yard for the dog. If you would like more infrmation please give me a call at 727-647-4895
The home is near grocery , etc. and you could walk to them along with restraurants , etc.

thank you for you inquiry,
Sheri Ray
RE/MAX Metro
you can also email me at
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Mon Apr 18, 2011
Martha Matthews Vasquez answered:
Beach communities in this area run all the way from Clearwater Beach to St Pete Beach. Although you may not be aware when you leave one and enter the next, each community has its own characteristics. Indian Rocks Beach is one of the older communities and tries to maintain the Florida beach village “vibe”. You will find bungalows from the 40’s and condos built during the boom. You will find single family homes, townhouses and condos in every price range.

There is an active civic association which runs fun events on a regular basis from Beauty on the Beach, Taste of Indian Rocks Beach, Christmas Boat parade and more. There is a library, historical museum, arts center and many parks. You’ll find plenty of places to eat or just hang out enjoying the weather
Research on the web is a good start but nothing can beat a trip to see the area in person. A short trip to meet with your agent and see the different communities will make you decision much easier. There is a community for every taste here from elegant high-rises to bungalows and everything in between. Please contact me for additional information.
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Tue Oct 13, 2009
Sandra Paulow answered:
From what I am hearing, the agents handling REO properties are only being allowed a short listing period to sell them. If they don't sell in that time they are going to auction. Correct me if I'm wrong REO agents. ... more
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Fri Jul 10, 2009
Pamela Bickett answered:
Thanks for the thoughts. I think some clarification is needed. I am NOT concerned about MY commission in this case, but trying to consider this from a SELLING AGENT point of view. There's nothing worse than working your tail off on these deals, then finding out the lender won't allow you to make a decent commission. IMO, the short sales in this area are worth every bit of 3% to each agent, not the 1% or 2% the lenders would like us to have.
I've run across some really stubborn 2nd mortgage holders; even though they have NO leverage to speak of and stand to gain NOTHING, they still seem very reluctant to compromise.
I am focusing on FORECLOSURES and avoiding short sales like the plague!!!!
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Fri Jul 10, 2009
Loretta Buckner answered:
Bravo, Nick--good answer!

What I have starting doing with my buyers, Pamela, based on my experiences this year with short sales on both sides, is to be very up-front with them, and let them know that the process WILL take a minimum of five months. If the buyer's timeframe is too narrow for that, we only look at non-lender approval situations.

I should mention, however, that I've even been thwarted several times on foreclosure properties--three times now in the past six months I have had a buyer in contract on a bank-foreclosed property that the bank/seller either extended closing for an interminable time while they corrected title issues because the property was not foreclosed properly.

It seems to be something of a Catch-22, don't you think?
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