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32258 : Real Estate Advice

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Fri Aug 11, 2017
Kathy Burgreen answered:
The way real estate websites work is they charge realtors monthly advertising fees to have their pretty faces on listings they pay for. In addition these realtors are offered to have their listings show up first in searches BEFORE any For Sale By Owner listing. Your home is being advertised on Zillow and Trulia for free. Those "Premier Agents" who appear on your listing paid for your listing so in their mind, why should you have your listing show up first before theirs. Realtors are basically telling you since you didn't pay and you don't want to work with a realtor, you need to get in back of the line. ... more
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Sat Jul 1, 2017
Kathy Burgreen answered:
Yes the owner can sell with the tenants still living there. You would be buying this home as an investor - not owner occupied. You will also be required to honor the tenant's lease until the expiration date. You do not have the right to evict the tenant. When the lease expires, then you have the right to either renew the lease at the current market rent or not renew the lease at all. You will need to check your state's laws for landlords.

If you want to buy this home, you will need to find out about financing from lenders. Be aware that owner occupied loans have a clause in the documents that state you cannot rent the home for the first year. This is why you will need a loan for investors.
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Tue Sep 20, 2016
Lori Boyd answered:
Tina, What type of investment property are you looking for? A rental or a flip? If you need a rental property, we are primarily a property management company that handles only single family homes around the Jacksonville area. From time to time, I help our investors find great rentals for their portfolio, but we have a very specific criteria for the properties that we will manage. If you are just in it to flip right off the bat, then we are definitely not the company for you. :) I do wish you the best in finding the perfect Realtor for your needs. Kind Regards, ... more
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Tue Sep 20, 2016
Lori Boyd answered:

Other than the Florida Bond Program, you could consider using the NACA Program. In my opinion, it is the best one out there financially speaking, although, you will have folks in your financial business a little deeper than the traditional mortgage process. It is worth it though, as you don't have to pay anything back and they offer you the best interest rate, with no down payment, no closing costs and no mortgage insurance. Program benefits those who don't have great credit, but can show that they pay their bills on time for a length of period. Contact me if interested in more details. No matter what, good luck in buying your home. ... more
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Sun Jul 3, 2016
Scott Godzyk answered:
You could sell it empty but it may sell better if staged. Your agent should be able to guide you. Making sure the home is clean, fresh paint and not needing any repairs.
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Sat May 16, 2015
Derekdepeau answered:
check the Villages of Bartram springs community, as there are plenty of rentals and the association really gears towards the community. Most of the homes there has 2 1/2 baths in which both upstairs baths tend to be full sized and the rents are very reasonable;; in the 32258 area code. ... more
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Fri Jan 23, 2015
Tira Kindler TOP Agent answered:
Now that the FHA appraisal has been done it is officially attached to the property through FHA as an official value for the next six months. So, splitting the difference seems like a GREAT idea for a seller. Basically means your getting the buyer to pay you more than the appraised value. The first appraisal was probably altered due to new sales being lower. ... more
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Fri Jan 23, 2015
Tira Kindler TOP Agent answered:
If a REALTOR evaluated your situation and determined that was your best option then it sounds like you might be pretty deep underwater in that community, unfortunately. But, a short sale isn't available for people who don't have a financial hardship. If you have to move and don't want to let the home be foreclosed then you should rent the home until the market comes back. Contact me for more details. ... more
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Fri Jan 23, 2015
Tira Kindler TOP Agent answered:
Contact me directly for an accurate, fast and friendly home evaluation.
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Fri Jan 23, 2015
Tira Kindler TOP Agent answered:
VA has their own appraisers and they have up to 15 days to conduct said appraisal which can slow down the loan process. But to answer your question "no" VA will conduct their own appraisal process for a purchase under the VA program. ... more
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Mon Dec 15, 2014
Dan Tabit answered:
I'd suggest you ask your landlord. Just so you understand, even if it's true your obligations in the lease don't change just because the home owner is currently behind. Many home owners in default correct the issue and continue to own their homes.
If the worst does happen, you will be contacted by the bank or new owner when the home completes foreclosure. Your lease may continue or they may allow you to leave early. You can read your options in the Florida Landlord Tenant Law. I've attached a link to an article from The University of Florida that addresses this further.
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Tue Dec 17, 2013
Patti ODwyer answered:
I would think the tax collector is doing it in case your circumstances have changed. Chase just probably doesn't have time nor cares about this. I would suggest going back to your closing atty and ask as a courtesy they write a letter to chase to remove themselves immediately from the escrow position. Attys get more attention than homeowners any day. ... more
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Mon Aug 19, 2013
Adam Silk answered:
Yes. I actually used to own a few in Wolf Creek (Hodges & Beach). Feel free to contact me.
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Thu Jun 13, 2013
Maggie Hawk answered:
There should be no set or "standard" real estate commission anywhere, anytime.

That would be considered price fixing, and implies that brokers have agreed among themselves to charge a certain fee for their services. The (federal) Sherman Anti-Trust Act prohibits competitors from such behavior, since it could result in restraint of trade.

That being said, look for a Realtor who is an outstanding marketer, since their primary job is to get as much exposure as possible for your home. Interview several real estate agents who are Realtors, and pick the one who you believe can do the best job marketing your home, both to the public, and to other Realtors.

The brokerage fee (commission) is something you and your agent can decide upon together. But don't make your decision based solely or primarily on this item.

Good luck.
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Sun Mar 17, 2013
Stephen McRory answered:
there are options that nobody has told you about.

Contact me and I'll tell you the rest of your options.

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Tue Feb 19, 2013
Rosina Eisenmann 904-482-8666 answered:
Hopefully a local realtor or appraiser will answer your question. The one thing about real estate that always rings true, it is local, very local!

Good luck, if you ever decide to check out Florida... I'm the one to help you!
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Wed Jan 23, 2013
Kawain Payne answered:
Hello Vrsnak2002,

If the home is in pre-foreclosure you can still deal directly with the current of record.

Is the home currently listed for sale? If so, have your buyer's agent submitt an offer for you.

That being said, your agent should check to see how much the current is in the RED on the home. Is there a notice of trustee sale date recored? If the home is set for a trustee sale, you may not be able to close escrow in time enough to stop the trustee sale.

Best of luck to you!!!

Kawain Payne, Realtor
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Thu Feb 9, 2012
Ronnie Bramer answered:
Rroller , you have some good answers . But I am going to answer in a diiferent way since you seem like a very stressed owner . if you are afraid of loosing your job you are smart to start preparing now while you have options .I would agree cutting expenses now and not dipping into your savings is very important right now. keep your money in case you need it down the road. We need to put exact numbers together determine your best course of action. What happens with your Dunedin townhouse will not effect your Ga home unless you missed payments on that home. Conact me and we can go over a few details to help you decide your next move. You need to do something before the next payment is due. ... more
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