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Wed Feb 24, 2016
Mary Peacock answered:
All answers sounds correct but in addition, It could be feeding from zillow as well. You can check it out on & edit it if you are the homeowner.
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Mon Dec 21, 2015
Christine Wier answered:
Have you found assistance with finding a new home in the Chets Creek School district?
It would be my pleasure to work with you! I work quite a bit in that area.
Please contact me with any further questions.

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Tue Nov 3, 2015
89jackmoore answered:
This is a really good question. I know a lot of people will make a decision based on first impression, so replacing the flooring, even with something that wouldn't be the buyer's first choice, will get more people interested. I would probably suggest replacing it before you sell. And if you do, as good as hardwood looks, I would go with laminate because of the humidity in Florida.
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Fri Oct 2, 2015
Macattak1 answered:
You can not Trulia is slimy and unclear on this.
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Wed May 6, 2015
Simon Watson answered:
One way for sale by owners to show up on the Trulia listings is to
post it on a web site called FIZBER.COM, it will show up on Truila within 24-48 hours

Simon Watson
Keller Williams Realty-East Bay
VA Buyer Experts
(925) 286-7112
(510) 859-4773
BRE 01881304
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Thu May 22, 2014
Craig Bosse answered:
You don't have to wait.....

We have a portfolio "2nd Chance" loan that allows you to buy again just one day after Short-Sale or Foreclosure. You can only have one on your credit and you will need a 20% down-payment and 660 mid FICO score. Late payments acceptable.

This loan is available in - AZ, CA, CO, DC, FL, HI, IL, MD, MT, NV, NJ, NY, NC, OR, SC, VA, and WA . Loan amounts up to $4 million +
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Mon Mar 17, 2014
Susan Burban asked:
I love the neighborhood and would be glad to help you buy a home and become my neighbor. I'm also glad to help you sell a home or otherwise invest in real estate.
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Mon Dec 3, 2012
J.D. "Dan" & Carol Weisenburger answered:
You start with a REALTOR and Mortgage broker at the same time (As close as possible to the same time).

A good REALTOR can give you super advice and guidance to the home buying and can do a general price evaluation to be sure the house should be worthwhile.

Your best bet for a successful transaction in a timely manner would be to go after a "Bank Owned" property or what is known as an REO. DO NOT buy a supposedly "Bank Owned" home that is not listed with a REALTOR.

If I can answer an other questions for you please contact me or use the replay link below.

"Good Luck"

J.D. "Dan" Weisenburger
Coldwell Banker Vanguard Realty
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Sun Mar 13, 2011
Marvia Thompson answered:
Here is a link to the school grades for all schools in all counties Some of Duval schools are very good. This link is about the choices you have as a parent concerning the school your child attends

This link is a list of all 3 bedroom 2 bath homes within 30 miles of Baptist Hospital on Prudential. I did narrow the search down from the original search (over 9000 homes) to homes with over 1500 sq. ft., a fenced back yard, 2 car garage, and a fireplace. The results just over 900... I can change the search criteria or focus on any one neighborhood you desire. This is a starting point and hopefully it will be of benefit.

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Mon Feb 21, 2011
Donald Mcamis answered:
HOA fees are charges for expenses incurred by a community's Home Owner's Association for expenses they incur. They vary from community to community. A gated community will typically have significantly higher fees because they will be responsible for upkeep of roads and other types of infrastructure. Ungated communities do not have this responsibility. For example, in Pablo Bay, the ungated community in which I live, the HOA fees are currently $750 per year. ... more
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Wed Jan 12, 2011
Tom Priester answered:
Dear Ong,

If you are looking for a great time to buy in Florida you have found it. Property taxes will vary depending on where you end up buying but as a "rule of thumb" you can figure about 2% of the purchase price for property taxes. Again, each property is different so you must carefully research all of the costs associated with that home; are there non ad-valorem taxes like CDD fees? Is the property encumbered by an HOA? The best place to start is with a clear definition of your goals. Working with a professional agent who can notify you of matching opportunities is critical to successfully finding the best property and negotiating the best pricing and terms.

Your best bet is most probably going to be a bank owned foreclosure but then your targeted developments will all have different levels of foreclosure activity and the Realtor you are working with should be able to provide you data of what will be upcoming in those neighborhoods. Patience has it's virtues and at times the "hunt" can be lengthy for locating the perfect match so better to start early so you do not miss an opportunity that may pas you by down the road. The key for you is finding the right opportunity and you just never know when it might present itself.

Inventory levels will be different depending on location but last year in most areas we saw the highest levels of inventory during the first quarter. Most of my market areas have lower inventory levels at this time than they have for quite a while so it really is not something that you can time on a seasonal basis. Prices again will depend on what type of property you are looking for; many market segments, typically on the lower end of the scale appear to have hit bottom and it is hard to imagine any scenario that would drive prices any lower. Other segments, luxury homes for example, there are incredibly high inventories and we should see continued downward pricing pressure. Each property is unique to itself and a careful analysis of the market directly surrounding that property is very, very important.

If you are set in Jacksonville I know the area well as I used to live there and have many colleagues I would be happy to refer you to. Remember that the winter weather than far north is considerably different than south Florida; for instance it is pretty normal to see night time differences of 20 degrees+ this time of year. I work with a lot of are Canadian neighbors and you should also consider looking in the Palm Beach and Martin County areas. You might enjoy reading a blog I did a while back;

Your best bet at this point is to start working with a professional Realtor to help you along this path. A few recommendations I would make; I would tell you to not sign a buyer's broker agreement with anyone. This is a form an agent will use to tie you up and ensure any transaction you make will only be through them. Find an agent who is happy to perform their services with the knowledge that if they do not properly meet your expectations they will lose your business. Second, never call a listing agent about a home they have listed as their initial relationship with the seller will prevent you from working out the best deal. Finally, I would recommend that you interview at least three qualified agents to assist you and select one who you feel will have your best interests as their primary goal. I work almost entirely as a buyers agent and certainly would be honored to be on your list if you want to explore opportunities in this area. If you are set up north again I have many colleagues and would be happy to refer you to someone I know will take very good care of you.

I hope this information is helpful but if you need anything additional please do not hesitate to give me a call.

Always at Your Service,

Tom Priester e-PRO
"Results Driven Real Estate"

Keller Williams Realty
561 308-0175
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Tue Jan 11, 2011
A.D Singh answered:
Short Answer: If you don't buy it now? When
AD SINGH (904) 302-4373
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Tue Dec 28, 2010
Dallas Texas answered:
If you are going to reside in an extended stay hotel would not require your home furnishings recommend to keep in your home storage can be expensive.

Staged homes with furniture MAYBE not all the rooms will sell faster than a vacant home .

Lynn911 Dallas Realtor & Consultant, Loan Officer, Credit Repair Advisor
The Michael Group - Dallas Business Journal Top Ranked Realtors
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Tue Dec 28, 2010
Richard N Smith Jr answered:
Fri Jan 2, 2009
Sue Holt answered:

Hi -- I'm Sue Holt, Realtor with Watson Realty. I have listed and sold in Wolf Creek. Actually, the prices have come down -- right now, the 1-car townhomes are selling in the $175K - $195K price range. It all depends on location, size, upgrades and condition of unit. They had previously been selling above the $200K-$225K range. Wolf Creek is a very desirable location for many because of its proximity to Mayo Clinic and the Beaches. ... more
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