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Sun Nov 26, 2017
Jim Madison answered:
Worse yet, since the developer controls the CDD until the last home is sold, funny things happen as the last homes sell. Like the CDD buys the retention pond (which the developer still owns) for a few million dollars and the CDD annual fee suddenly spikes to pay for this land purchase ... more
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Wed Jul 5, 2017
Michael Ipock answered:
Whatever you do stay away from Innovative Home Group Jonathan Harris 813- 235-0937. He has stolen $3000.00 from our family when we tried to rent to own a home and he did not do the repairs required to move in and refused to refund our down payment. We are seeking legal ramifications at this time. The house was 27700 breakers drive, wesley chapel, FL ... more
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Wed Jan 26, 2011
Fred Hernden answered:

If your client is looking for a Home Inspector, I would greatly appreciate the referral. I do quality home inspections at a great price.


Fred Hernden
Superior Home Inspections
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Thu Nov 18, 2010
Lovely Rehsi answered:
My name is Lovely Rehsi and I am a Realtor that works in Land O lakes area. If you can provide me more info about what you are looking for, time frame, your cr, your rent range etc, may be i can help you find a rental home. You can reach me at 813-486-8849. ... more
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Tue Sep 7, 2010
Retribution answered:
Well Homer J Simpson, yea like thats your real name you p****, well my name is Rupert K Swarbrick and if you know Glenn Thomas then you know me....... and you can tell me what Glenn has done with all my money and the money that my family invested with him ???? what do I intend to do ??? well what do you think I intend to do !! ... more
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Wed Jul 28, 2010
Lou Molnar answered:
The question is vague. If you mean the home is partially complete and can it be sold then there is one answer. Sure it can be sold as most things can be sold. The problem is locating a person that wants to take on the challenge and finding a lending institution to fund the project. If it is a gated community then normally there is also HOA and CDD fees building against the property. Please clarify question for the rest of the answer ... more
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Thu May 6, 2010
Lou Molnar answered:
Do you want to know all owners or just the last one? You can go to the County building on US 41 and Bell Lake Rd. and go to the Clerk of the Courts office and they ca help. Also, some information can be found in the Tax Collectors office or the Appraisers office ... more
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Thu Oct 22, 2009
Jan Nelson answered:
I would never advise someone to go to a closing with out an attn, or sign a contract for that matter without an attn looking it over first.
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Sat Aug 15, 2009
Good Morning Cindy,
I am not a Realtor but a Mortgage Planner. I work with several Realtors in the local area and would be happy to assist you in finding a Realtor that will work with you in finding exactly what you are looking for. If you would like to give me some details on what exactly you are looking for in a home I can have my Realtors look for those particulars and send them to you prior to your arrival.
Also, if you don't already have your Financing in place I would like to help you with that as well. Time is running out for you to get the $8K Tax Credit if you are eligible.
Please contact me at, I look forward to hearing from you and working together.
Shelia Marshall
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Sun Aug 9, 2009
Lisa Reeves answered:
The expectations for short sales are all over the board. They can be easy and they can be hard. Even the same bank may have different investors controlling the answers. The key to negotiation is to come in with a reasonable offer and to have an agent who asks questions: 1. Any previous accepted offers (this is key - you know if the banks are answering if they have already negotiated before) 2. How soon is the auction sale (time is of the essence and if the sale is close the bank may not even want to bother) 3. How many banks (one is better than two, two is better than three, and what about if there is a mortgage insurance company or fannie mae and freddie mac) 4. What were the other offers before like (did they have closing costs, did they have any unique restrictions?) If you get the right answers to these questions - then pretty easy deal. If the answers are not good then move to the next house. I hope this helps and if you need to ask any other questions - please feel free to contact me. ... more
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Wed Aug 5, 2009
Dan Janzen answered:
Land O Lakes-Wesley Chapel is a great area. We live near the Land O Lakes Wesley Chapel border and find all the area very friendly, agreeable and convinent. Most of Pasco County is elegible for USDA financing, I.e. 100% LTV if you qualify otherwise. Barbara and I have been REALTORS for a combined 25 + years and are active in the Pasco North Hillsborough area and can assist your home search. Look at for homes in your price range. ... more
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Tue Aug 4, 2009
Frank Fischer answered:
Thanks for the answers, we appreciate it.
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Tue Jul 28, 2009
Lou Molnar answered:
There is no average price for a short sale. The current and final price depends on many factors. What is the seller's mortgage liability. What is the mortgage holder(s) willing to take in a lessor amount of the owed mortgage. What other competitive short sales are in the area? My advice to you is to get a Realtor agent to pull up short sales in the area you wish to live and together review each as to their features that meet your needs. The condition of the property is also a big factor. There are many short sales and foreclosures that have been damaged and the appliances removed.
I would disagree with anyone who tries to give you an average.

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Fri Jul 17, 2009
Lou Molnar answered:
Your advantage to the short sale is that you most likely are getting a bargain or you would not have put in an offer in the first place. Very often there is a little pain with gain. You either have patience to get the bargain or you cut your losses and withdraw the offer. I am not sure why you had the utilities turned on for inspection before the bank approval the short sale. Usually, once bank approved, you have an inspection period to turn on the utilities and do any inspections. If they do not fair well you should be able to get out of the contract. Your deposit should be safe unless there are other terms in the offer you have not described. The utility and inspection money is gone. The choice to stay in the game or get out is yours. Also, do not blame the realtor messanger, they do not get paid until the transaction closes or the seller who just wants it over. ... more
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Thu Jul 16, 2009
Bill Eckler answered:
Are you being represented by a real estate professional? There is an obvious "glitch" here....Typically the second lien holder recovers next to nothing on their note from a short sale. Thus, there is little motivation for them to welcome this transaction with "open arms."

Our recommendation is to sit down and have a long talk with your realtor to review your present situation relative to your options. Your willingness to be patient has far exceeded a fair and reasonable time and put you in a position of being another "short sale" victem.

As a serious and motivated buyer, this delay may be preventing you from identifying a home that is obtainable.

Best wishes,
The Eckler Team
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Tue Jul 14, 2009

Did your realtor tell you that you had a verbal? Most banks dont provide verbal agreements. The case manager for the bank may had said the offer looked good but i doubt he gave a firm commitment.

If I can help with financing please let me know

Best of luck to you

Ryan Brandenburger
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Fri Jul 10, 2009
Hello Ronda,
That is a terrible situation to be in at the ninth hour. Although, the closing cannot take place unless the lien is paid off or it is determined that the person named in the lien is not the same as the property owner. Have they in fact confirmed it's the same person, would be my question? Especially since the Seller is stating he is unaware of the Lein.
I hope all works out for the Best.....
Shelia Marshall / Mortgage Planner
Transcontinental Lending Group
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Tue Apr 28, 2009
Lou Molnar answered:
If he used an attorney (abstract or title insurance) or a title co. (title insurance) their search would have turned up any recorded lien. If the lien was not recorded the lien would stay with the lien holder and the seller and not be passed on to the buyer. If a claim came out of the woodwork so to speak and was justified then the title insurance would address the damage to the buyer. If the lien or claim had no merit, it would be dismissed in one of several ways depending how it was handled. They are not hidden liens if they are recorded and very seldom actionable against the buyer if they are not recorded. ... more
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Wed Oct 8, 2008
A Friend answered:
I am amazed at what you can find on the internet these days Glenn you are of course Glenn Thomas from Lancashire in the UK the same one who left the company Magenta Group with all its difficulties and lost a great deal of money for investors that you had well its obvious where all the money went looking at very nice houses in these areas then - remember this the world is a very small place so don't for one moment think you can just get away with it. ... more
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Wed Jun 25, 2008
Michael Ceparano answered:
Gene, that is a great site if you want to do all the research on each and every home. You would have better luck if you used a Realtor because 1) It's FREE 2) All the homes in the files are on the MLS for that area and is probably more up to date then the lenders own sites, as they don't take it off until it is actually sold, so you may be wasting your time with a home that is under contract. Again it is a great site.
Heather, you could also use your FAR IDX to search or go on my site and use my MLS search. Good Luck
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