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Tue Jul 7, 2015
Jacquie Yekmalian answered:
I agree with both statements made by the Realtors.
Just to add. Why guess or go at it alone. Search the local area Realtor for that area.
Ask them to show you comps and best price for the subject property. Knowledge is the key to
negotiation. Its what Realtors do. Ask for the help.

Jacquie Yekmalian
Blue to Green Realty...from the sea to the 18th tee
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Tue May 19, 2015
Ramon Morales answered:
Hi Ricia,

I hope all is well. Usually when you see things like this happening, its because the sellers are either doing a FSBO and think their home is worth more than it actually is, or because they have a seller's agent that can't convey to them the true market value of a home.

If you have any other questions, call me at 407.517.8693

Thanks,

Ramon
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Tue Feb 10, 2015
Mark LeMenager answered:
A day or two at most is all a landlord needs to review your application and check your references.
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Tue Oct 7, 2014
Mark LeMenager answered:
No, of course the price is not $199 a month. You are looking at an auction dot com post and the opening bid is posted and Trulia's automatic programs calculated the payment based on that. ... more
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Fri Sep 5, 2014
Cathy Starkweather answered:
There are no short term rentals allowed in Metro West, this is outside of the STR zone. A very small section of Orange county is zoned for STR (around Disney and I-Drive/Sea World) and they are typically condo-hotel in nature. There are larger areas zoned for STR in Osceola and Polk county. Be sure to work with an agent who specializes in the STR market. Not all communities which are in the STR zone allow short term rentals. HOA's can have themselves removed from allowing STR's. If you'd like to know what's available in the STR zone and fits your criteria (size/price/amenities), feel free to reach out to me for assistance.

Cathy Starkweather
Realtor & Investment/Vacation Home Specialist
La Rosa Realty, LLC / Celebration, FL
01.407.274.8476 / cathy@jerrybarker.com
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Sat Jul 19, 2014
Mark LeMenager answered:
I see you've submitted this under Crime & Safety. You can use the maps right here on Trulia to check that.
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Sun Jul 6, 2014
Mark LeMenager answered:
Doubtless because it's not for sale at the number listed. Foreclosure info on Trulia and Zillow is pretty useless.
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Thu Jun 5, 2014
Anna M Brocco answered:
When it comes to any safety/crime related issues, it's always best to contact the local police department with all your questions, hear all there is to hear firsthand. If unfamiliar with the area(s) do revisit more than once and at different times of day, possibly chat with locals/neighbors. Real estate professionals are prohibited from steering, enticing a buyer to purchase/rent, or not, in specific neighborhoods.
http://www.neighborhoodscout.com/
https://www.crimereports.com/
http://www.homefair.com/
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Mon Apr 21, 2014
Margus Mahar answered:
Hi Ava,

Thank you for your inquiry. Last year I averaged 8% discount overall. It was a great year for me.

Each deal is different. If you telling me that this house is truly COMP'ed at $660,000 (meaning they do not have any significant upgrades to bring this home value up) and they are asking for $720,000 - these sellers may have unrealistic expectations. What I do at this case is create a thorough market analysis and offer the average less 6%-8% (depending on the deal).

Let's say this home is worth $660K - I would offer around $600K and provide a thorough explanation.

Ava, I would gladly discuss it in further detail - please feel free to call (321-388-6856) me (unless of course you are already working with a Realtor).

Sincerely,

Margus Mahar, Realtor®
Specializing in Luxury and Investment Properties
- Certified 203K Renovation Specialist
- Advanced Construction Expert (ACE)
- Dream Team Professional TM
www.FLhomedeal.com
J.C. Penny Realty, LLC.
8701 W Irlo Bronson Memorial Hwy, Suite 200
Kissimmee, FL 34747
Phone: 321-388-6856
Email: margus@jcpennyrealty.com
Skype: margus.mahar
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Sun Apr 20, 2014
John Reeves answered:
Yes, check the middle schools listed here:

http://www.trulia.com/rental/3152943180-Single-Family-Home-Orlando-FL-32835
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Sun Apr 20, 2014
Carolyn Bird answered:
HI Marcos, I would love to help you in your search. I have worked in the Orlando real estate market for over 15 years. Please send me an email with more details about what you are looking for.
Thanks
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Mon Jan 13, 2014
Robert Sassos answered:
Contact an experienced Realtor who is familiar with what to look for and what to ask when purchasing bank owned properties as they are typically on "As Is" contracts. Is your agent experienced in making offers on HUD homes? Does your agent know the difference between a Bank Owned foreclosure and an HOA foreclosure. These are critical questions to ask ahead of time. It is always in your best interest, in my opinion, to have your own agent represent you in a buyer transaction.

I have extensive experience in this area. If you have other questions, please feel free to contact me directly at 407.730.3959 or visit us at the website below.

Rob Sassos
Broker/President
Simplicity: A Real Estate Brokerage Company
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Fri Jan 3, 2014
Melvy Concepcion answered:
I do not recommend The Hamptons. The people there do not care about the residents of the community. Trust me, I know.
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Thu Dec 19, 2013
Abraham Bidhendi answered:
Hi There:

It could as long as you could show consistent and on time payments.

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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Mon Dec 9, 2013
Arelis Mariani answered:
Try http://www.crimereports.com.
It's a reliable source.
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Mon Dec 2, 2013
Vincent Paige, P.A . answered:
I have been asked many times , what are the "safe" areas in Orlando?

Here are some resources to utilize when exploring neighborhood options in Orlando and surrrounding areas.

https://www.crimereports.com/

http://www.spotcrime.com./

http://www.orlandosentinel2.com/data/crime/

http://www.trulia.com/real_estate/Orlando-Florida/community-info/

http://www.familywatchdog.us/

http://www.neighborhoodscout.com/neighborhoods/crime-rates/
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Thu Oct 31, 2013
Julie Carberry answered:
What housing authority? Have you had your orientation yet and know how much rent you are allowed to pay

rentals listed at www.JulieRents.com
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Wed Oct 9, 2013
Mike Luzzo answered:
Hello,

By way of introduction my name is Mike Luzzo of Easy Street Realty. The web server has provided me your information and I am here to help. I noticed by your keywords that you are looking for a rental. To your benefit I work very closely with a top notch property management group called Verandah properties. Below is a letter from the managing broker of Verandah, Pamela McNab-Syvertson. This information will point you in the right direction for your needs and will expedite your process. Hope this helps! Good Luck!

Mike Luzzo
Serving Orange, Lake and Seminole counties throughout the Orlando, Florida area.




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Thank you for your email. First let me say, that there is no centralized and/or organized way to go about looking for a rental property in Orlando. When someone wants to purchase, there is, and all Realtors work together to show properties of their own and of other Realtors to try and help a buyer find a property. Alas; in rentals, there is not.
What I can give you are a few tips; One please check out my company's website at www.verandahproperties.com and if there are any properties on our list that meet your criteria, we can set you up with our company's Leasing Agent to show you the properties that work for you. If you don't see anything, please check www.rentals.com and/or www.freerentalsite.com; the majority of Property Management companies pay to have their inventory listed on one or both of these sites so you can really get a lot of good information in one place. Unfortunately, you'll have to do your due diligence and contact the management companies directly for those properties you're interested in. Alternatively, a property management company that I know of has come up with a system to try and bridge the gap, however they do charge a fee to show properties to potential renters.....this may be valuable to you, only you can decide. You can reach them at www.leasingorlando.com

I wish I could be of more help, but do hope this information was helpful to you. Thank you!

Pamela McNab-Syvertson
Broker/Owner
Verandah Properties, LLC
(O) 407-855-0331 X 101
(C) 407-415-5478
(F) 407-855-4928
www.verandahproperties.com
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Wed Oct 9, 2013
Mike Luzzo answered:
Hello,

By way of introduction my name is Mike Luzzo of Easy Street Realty. The web server has provided me your information and I am here to help. I noticed by your keywords that you are looking for a rental. To your benefit I work very closely with a top notch property management group called Verandah properties. Below is a letter from the managing broker of Verandah, Pamela McNab-Syvertson. This information will point you in the right direction for your needs and will expedite your process. Hope this helps! Good Luck!

Mike Luzzo
Serving Orange, Lake and Seminole counties throughout the Orlando, Florida area.




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Thank you for your email. First let me say, that there is no centralized and/or organized way to go about looking for a rental property in Orlando. When someone wants to purchase, there is, and all Realtors work together to show properties of their own and of other Realtors to try and help a buyer find a property. Alas; in rentals, there is not.
What I can give you are a few tips; One please check out my company's website at www.verandahproperties.com and if there are any properties on our list that meet your criteria, we can set you up with our company's Leasing Agent to show you the properties that work for you. If you don't see anything, please check www.rentals.com and/or www.freerentalsite.com; the majority of Property Management companies pay to have their inventory listed on one or both of these sites so you can really get a lot of good information in one place. Unfortunately, you'll have to do your due diligence and contact the management companies directly for those properties you're interested in. Alternatively, a property management company that I know of has come up with a system to try and bridge the gap, however they do charge a fee to show properties to potential renters.....this may be valuable to you, only you can decide. You can reach them at www.leasingorlando.com

I wish I could be of more help, but do hope this information was helpful to you. Thank you!

Pamela McNab-Syvertson
Broker/Owner
Verandah Properties, LLC
(O) 407-855-0331 X 101
(C) 407-415-5478
(F) 407-855-4928
www.verandahproperties.com
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