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Home Buying in Mary Esther : Real Estate Advice

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Fri Dec 27, 2013
Sharon McAuliffe answered:
Hello Kirk:

We would be pleased to help you as well! My husband Tom and I live in Fort Walton Beach and we're both Realtors, so you get two for the price of one! Of course, you don't pay anything for our services, so that's just a turn of phrase. We would appreciate the opportunity to earn your trust and your business.

You may wish to speak with a couple of our local lenders prior to pulling up stakes, because lenders are very skittish when you have just begun a new job. Of course, if your pension is steady and substantial, that will help. We would be glad to forward you a list of recommendations.

"Relatively inexpensive" is rather subjective, please give us a call and we would be glad to discuss your needs further. You can reach us at 888-332-5553, or visit our website at Thanks!

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Fri Dec 27, 2013
Peter Mohylsky answered:
Did you ever find a home in Mary Esther?
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Tue Nov 30, 2010
Alma Kee answered:
Hi Mickie P,

If you go to you will see the "wholesale" interest rates (these are not the rates you can get) available to brokers. If you see someone offering rates at or below these daily published rates then you know that you will have to pay extra "closing costs" (lender related fees) to get the promised rate.

Also if you go to you can sign up for a rate quote specific to your loan (they don't do FHA, however) and you can get a daily email with the current rate quotes for various types of mortgages.

Hope this helps.
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Mon Jun 29, 2009
Ralph Bredahl answered:
One of the reasons that the market is in the shape it is in is because of people being able to buy property without any kind of investment. When prices decline it is too easy to just walk away. Having been in the business for many years I have seen all kinds of markets, but I really miss the days when you had to invest some of your own hard earned cash to buy property. ... more
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