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Wed Feb 22, 2017
Ransom.ta answered:
Yes, many do. The reason being - Homeowners Insurance. If you look at the breed restrictions, or so called 'Bad Dog List' distributed by the Insurance companies, there are approximately 10 breeds known to have a history of bad behavior. Rottweilers being one of them.
We have been leasing properties for 20 years. If the tenants check out in all other ways, but only the breed of dog is holding up their application, we will sometimes make an acceptation and ask them to purchase a 'Liability Policy' on their pet.
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Fri Apr 22, 2016
June Buerkle answered:
That house is off the market and will be for a good while. When the bank markets it it will have to go through a different process.

Find another house.
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Mon Mar 28, 2016
Jacquie Yekmalian answered:
Hi Susan,

A local Realtor in Lake Mary will be able to complete an accurate search for Pet Friendly communities.
You can search on Trulia by area. Simply go to browse and Agent directory.

Good Luck to you and your furry friend

Jacquie Yekmalian
Realtor/Broker
Blue to Green Realty, from the sea to the 18th tee
561-868-0591
isellflahomes@gmail.com
www.isellflahomes.com
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Sun Jul 12, 2015
Tom Bawany answered:
It is now possible to do a 5% down on a primary residence with a loan amount of up to $417,000 ( conventional / Conforming)
You will need excellent credit scores to qualify

Pls call me for details

Tom Bawany
Mortgage Loan Officer
NMLS # 519971
Envoy Mortgage
407 924 2759
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Sun Jul 12, 2015
Tom Bawany answered:
Hello

Yes we have three different programs

75% is the max you can borrow as under these programs. You do not need US Social security number or credit

Single family homes and Condos

There are some limitations

pls call me for details

Tom Bawany
Mortgage Loan Officer
NMLS # 519971
Envoy Mortgage
407 924 2759
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Tue Feb 10, 2015
Jennifer Gangawer answered:
You can set up a search off of our website to look for rentals at http://jennifer.prestigerealtyorlando.com.
Any rentals that are added to the multiple listing service can be seen there. If you need any help, let me know. ... more
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Wed Jul 9, 2014
Mitch Thomas answered:
Hi Adelayda,

Yes there are rent to buy options available in Lake Mary and in Central Florida. However, realize that in most cases you will pay a premium for this benefit. With today's low interest rates and low down payment options such as FHA loans available to buyers, I would definitely recommend buying a home as opposed to rent to buy. Let me know if you need any help finding a home, as I am very familiar with the Lake Mary & Central Florida area. ... more
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Fri May 2, 2014
Bill Eckler answered:
South Florida market activity is as follows:

decreasing inventory of resale property

increasing sale prices

increasing "start up" for new construction

mortgage rates inching upward

Bill
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Fri May 2, 2014
Bill Eckler answered:
It definitely matters!

Given the fact the nearly 75% of newly licensed realtors "wash out" within the first 5 years, where you begin is absolutely critical. Further, the vast majority of these agents will identify the contributing factor being the lack of real support and guidance on the part of the broker/manager/company.

Too many agencies provide nothing more than "lip service" when it comes to truly helpful agent support. When you really look at their training program, it too often boils down to teaching people to do things their way.

All new agents should focus on two important issues....the first being, detailed and on going training that leads to results. The second being, part of a meaningful "mentor" program. One that allows you to shadow a successful agent and participate in every aspect of their business. And yes, you should receive some compensation....

Be careful....most agencies will tell you they have a great training program..."lip service!" It's up to you to weed out those that should be trashed before they waste your time and money.....

Hope this is helpful.

Bill
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Fri May 2, 2014
Abraham Bidhendi answered:
Hi Alexis:

Feel free to click on our pictures and review our background and recommendations and pick the best agent you feel will work for you.


Abraham Bidhendi
Top Producer Realtor® with over 26 years of experience
Awarded as Exit's TOP Buyer side Transactions for the State of Florida
Exit Realty Access, LLC
Direct: (407) 744-2533
Fax: (407) 444-9925
Email: REOsofflorida@msn.com
Search Entire MLS At: http://abidhendi.orlandopropertiesonline.com/search
Kissimmee Office: 391 N. Main St., Kissimmee, FL 34741
Altamonte Springs Office: 660 Palm Springs Dr., Suite D, Altamonte Springs, FL 32701
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Fri May 2, 2014
Abraham Bidhendi answered:
HI Sid:

Try Homeaway.com. This website is perfect for finding short term furnished homes.

I live in Lake Mary so I would be happy to help you find a great house:. Below is the link to homes for sale in Lake Mary.

http://abidhendi.orlandopropertiesonline.com/listings/areas/41365,121514/propertytype/SINGLE/minprice/150000/maxprice/500000/beds/3/

Hope this helps and

Abraham Bidhendi
Top Producer Realtor® with over 26 years of experience
Awarded as Exit's TOP Buyer side Transactions for the State of Florida
Exit Realty Access, LLC
Direct: (407) 744-2533
Fax: (407) 444-9925
Email: REOsofflorida@msn.com
Search Entire MLS At: http://abidhendi.orlandopropertiesonline.com/search
Kissimmee Office: 391 N. Main St., Kissimmee, FL 34741
Altamonte Springs Office: 660 Palm Springs Dr., Suite D, Altamonte Springs, FL 32701
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Fri May 2, 2014
Abraham Bidhendi answered:
Hi Jair:

Lake Mary has been voted repeatedly as one of the top 10 cities to live in USA. I live here myself and love it. We have A rated schools, shopping, restaurants, miles of biking trails and anything else you can imagine for a nice family friendly environment.

Below is the link to a website where you can study crime rates stats,..

https://www.crimereports.com/

Below is the link to homes for sale in Lake Mary:

http://abidhendi.orlandopropertiesonline.com/listings/areas/41365,121514/propertytype/SINGLE/minprice/150000/maxprice/500000/beds/3/

http://abidhendi.orlandopropertiesonline.com/search

Hope this helps.


Abraham Bidhendi
Top Producer Realtor® with over 26 years of experience
Awarded as Exit's TOP Buyer side Transactions for the State of Florida
Exit Realty Access, LLC
Direct: (407) 744-2533
Fax: (407) 444-9925
Email: REOsofflorida@msn.com
Search Entire MLS At: http://abidhendi.orlandopropertiesonline.com/search
Kissimmee Office: 391 N. Main St., Kissimmee, FL 34741
Altamonte Springs Office: 660 Palm Springs Dr., Suite D, Altamonte Springs, FL 32701
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Fri May 2, 2014
Abraham Bidhendi answered:
Hi Keith:

The assess values are so widely generalized that their estimates are hardly ever a true representation of a house value or a ratio of a house value. It is hard to formulize it as well since the variables of determining a price for a home are so many.

The best way would be to ask a Realtor to check the recent sales of similar homes in the neighborhood and see if the numbers make sense given the repairs that the house needs. I myself live in Lake Mary and would be happy to help if you can email me the address of the home that you are looking at.

In the meantime below is the link to homes for sale in Lake Mary:


http://abidhendi.orlandopropertiesonline.com/listings/areas/41365,121514/propertytype/SINGLE/minprice/150000/maxprice/500000/beds/3/

Hope this helps.

Abraham Bidhendi
Top Producer Realtor® with over 26 years of experience
Awarded as Exit's TOP Buyer side Transactions for the State of Florida
Exit Realty Access, LLC
Direct: (407) 744-2533
Fax: (407) 444-9925
Email: REOsofflorida@msn.com
Search Entire MLS At: http://abidhendi.orlandopropertiesonline.com/search
Kissimmee Office: 391 N. Main St., Kissimmee, FL 34741
Altamonte Springs Office: 660 Palm Springs Dr., Suite D, Altamonte Springs, FL 32701
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Fri May 2, 2014
Abraham Bidhendi answered:
Hi Jane:

Short Sale means for example: someone bought a house in 2007 and got a $500K loan on it. Now they want to sell the house (usually due to financial hardship such as loss of job, …). Naturally the prices have crashed since then and they will be lucky if they can get let’s say $300K for it. If they sell the house for $300K they will be short $200K to be able to pay off their loan. In most cases people do not have the cash money to cover the shortage so what they do is a "Short Sale". Here is how it works: the seller markets the property for $300K and finds a buyer for it. Then they take the offer to the seller's bank along with the seller's financial information and ask their bank to accept the offer and let them off the hook. If the bank goes along with the offer the property will get sold at $300K and the bank usually will be the one loosing $200K. The biggest drawbacks of short sales are:

1) The length of time: It usually takes between 3 to 4 months (in some cases even longer) before the Seller's bank gives you a "Yes" or "No" answer or even a counter offer.
2) The uncertainty: There is no guarantee if the seller's bank ultimately will agree with the sale or not. So you might wait that long and end up with nothing at the end. When dealing with a short sale you should remember the asking price of a short sale is just a number that the seller and his/her Realtor have picked (usually according to recent sales activities in the area) and does not necessarily mean that the seller's bank will accept it.

Here is the link to homes for sale in Lake Mary:

http://abidhendi.orlandopropertiesonline.com/listings/areas/41365,121514/minprice/150000/maxprice/500000/beds/3/propertytype/SINGLE/listingtype/Resale+New,Foreclosure+Bank+Owned,Short+Sale,Lease+Rent/

Hope this helps.


Abraham Bidhendi
Top Producer Realtor® with over 26 years of experience
Awarded as Exit's TOP Buyer side Transactions for the State of Florida
Exit Realty Access, LLC
Direct: (407) 744-2533
Fax: (407) 444-9925
Email: REOsofflorida@msn.com
Search Entire MLS At: http://abidhendi.orlandopropertiesonline.com/search
Kissimmee Office: 391 N. Main St., Kissimmee, FL 34741
Altamonte Springs Office: 660 Palm Springs Dr., Suite D, Altamonte Springs, FL 32701
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Thu Jan 30, 2014
Danny Stewart answered:
Renaharp,

Its never to late as with any career you get out of it what you put in to it. I have been selling Real Estate over 15 years and I am a Broker here in Florida and in Georgia. If you find something you love doing you will never have to work a day in your life. I love meeting the people and watching their dream come true and also joy of each client that purchases their new home. Its a very rewarding career. People from all over the world buy in Florida and you get the privilege to learn about their cultures when selling to them. Whatever your decision is follow your passion and you will do very well. Feel free to call me to discuss.

Have a great day!

Danny Stewart
Ameriteam Realty Inc.
407-562-7305
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Thu Jan 30, 2014
Gina Holbrook answered:
Notting Hill was an apartment/condo conversation so there was a period of transition. The community is well maintained as you can see if you have visited the community. The Board and management company are very diligent in enforcing the documents which include knowing each resident status on site. The association has worked hard over the last few years to turn the community around and the appearance and property values reflect this effort. We welcome you to stop by the beautiful clubhouse and take a tour and meet the staff. The association is financially sound and reserves are fully funded and improvement projects are on schedule. They just completed painting all 42 buildings. Look forward to meeting you and hope to have you as a future owner at Notting Hill! ... more
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Mon Nov 4, 2013
Tanya Stewart answered:
I agree with Debbie take your time and do some more research an make sure this is the direction you want to go in. I have personally worked with buyers that had no idea they could purchase and ended up getting qualified and bought their new home. So make sure you educate yourself before making such huge decision. Good Luck ... more
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Fri Oct 25, 2013
Abraham Bidhendi answered:
Hi There:

Aside being a realtor I am also an investor. I myself live in Lake Mary.

Realistically it is practically impossible to expect such returns. Specially after nearly 35% appreciation we have had during the past 2.5 years. Unless you want to get into bulk purchase of apartment units.

A lot of times numbers sound good on paper but I have a table that I usually provide to my clients (feel free to send me an email to receive a copy of the calculation sheet I provide to my investor clients). After they put all the line items inside the table, considering realistic vacancy rates,.. they end up somewhere in the neighborhood of 4% to 5%.

Right now most investors look at the incredible appreciation and enjoy the 4% to 5% return as opposed to 1% return that their bank offers. Below is the link to some homes in Seminole County within your price range:

http://abidhendi.orlandopropertiesonline.com/listings/areas/33143,41365,42293,46050,53399,121514/minprice/120000/maxprice/200000/beds/3/minyearbuilt/1980/propertytype/SINGLE,CONDO/listingtype/Resale+New,Foreclosure+Bank+Owned,Short+Sale/sort/price+asc/


Hope this helps and let me know if you have an questions.

Abraham Bidhendi
Top Producer Realtor® with over 26 years of experience
Awarded as Exit's TOP Buyer side Transactions for the State of Florida
We have had 142 successful transactions during the past year alone.
Exit Realty Access, LLC
Direct: (407) 744-2533
Fax: (407) 444-9925
Email: REOsofflorida@msn.com
Website: http://abidhendi.orlandopropertiesonline.com
Kissimmee Office: 391 N. Main St., Kissimmee, FL 34741
Altamonte Springs Office: 660 Palm Springs Dr., Suite D, Altamonte Springs, FL 32701
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Wed Oct 16, 2013
John Miller answered:
I would speak with Mickey Carlton. He will give you all the information you need and get you in the right position for financing. Below is his information:

Mickey Carlton NMLS #273726
Your Private Mortgage Banker for Life
Thomas Mortgage & Financial Services, Inc. NMLS #325759
(407) 788-5100
m.carlton@thomasmortgage.com
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Mon Oct 14, 2013
Abraham Bidhendi answered:
Hi There:

The HOA fee is 245/Month. I live in Lake Mary myself so feel free to let me know if you have any questions regarding the community,...

By the way below is the link to similar homes for sale in Lake Mary area:

http://abidhendi.orlandopropertiesonline.com/listings/areas/41365,121514/minprice/40000/maxprice/100000/beds/2/propertytype/CONDO/listingtype/Resale+New,Foreclosure+Bank+Owned,Short+Sale/sort/price+asc/

Hope this helps.

Abraham Bidhendi
Top Producer Realtor® with over 26 years of experience
Awarded as Exit's TOP Buyer side Transactions for the State of Florida
We have had 142 successful transactions during the past year alone.
Exit Realty Access, LLC
Direct: (407) 744-2533
Fax: (407) 444-9925
Email: REOsofflorida@msn.com
Website: http://abidhendi.orlandopropertiesonline.com
Kissimmee Office: 391 N. Main St., Kissimmee, FL 34741
Altamonte Springs Office: 660 Palm Springs Dr., Suite D, Altamonte Springs, FL 32701
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