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Wed Jan 10, 2018
alex flores answered:
The parking in Normandy is non exsistant you must go through parking wars, every day , not recommended to anyone to move here , unless you are buying a home with garage'
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Tue Nov 7, 2017
Karinapalmertv answered:
looking to buy a unit under 200k in Miami Beach no higher than 50th street which buildings allow short term rentals? Any recommendations appreciate it.
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Fri Oct 20, 2017
Diane Christner answered:
The condo community has to be on the approved list you can find at HUD.gov. Sorry but this site won't allow me to post the direct link for you.

HUD has guidelines that must be met by the condo community, things such as number of investor owners, number of units delinquent on fees, required reserve funds for major repairs and maintenance, adequate insurance coverage.

A lot of FL condos have too many rentals, too little in the reserve funds or insurance coverage is not sufficient to meet FHA guidelines. It also requires the condo board and management complete documents for HUD, which not all are willing to do. Some were previously approved but let the certification lapse. It makes it difficult for FHA buyers to purchase condos, but it's not impossible. As I mentioned at the top of my post, all approved condo communities must be on the HUD approved list, so that is where I would start my condo search.... by seeing what options are open to you in your area.

Good luck with your search.
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Sun Oct 1, 2017
Lawrence A. Wilson answered:
Hello Robert, please feel free to contact me, I am certain I can assist you in finding the ideal place for your seasonal rental !
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Fri Sep 1, 2017
Mary C answered:
Hi,

I sincerely apologize for any misleading communication around being able to enter international phone numbers in Trulia. Our system currently accepts US phone numbers only at this time. Our developers are currently working on ensuring that this is better indicated on the website and we appreciate your understanding as we are continually refining our processes.

My best recommendation is to email the agent/property manager directly through your personal email account if their email address is provided on the listing. Another option is to use any phone number with the US standard format, perhaps if you have a friend/relative that can let you use their number, and then add a message in the comment box indicating your situation. If you do this, I would also suggest a custom note to the seller/property manager indicating the best way to reach you. Please note, if you submit contact information through the "request info" section on a listing, that is going to be sent directly to the seller or one of the other agents who is advertising in the area, so that request is not just being sent in to Trulia.

I understand this is not exactly the resolution you were looking for and I sincerely apologize again for the inconvenience and frustration this has caused.

Thank you for using Trulia!

Mary
Consumer Care Advocate
http://www.trulia.com/help/ask/
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Sat Jul 15, 2017
Sharondurbin8 answered:
I have a 3 bedroom 2 bathroom house and it's 1,876 sq. ft... It's in Cantonment FL...A nice quiet peaceful area... Asking 18,000 cash but will negotiate a lil if I need to... Need to sell today cuz I have a terminally ill relative I need to get to.. Text me at 850-543-7632 ... more
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Fri Jul 7, 2017
Kathy Burgreen answered:
Since you're the seller - what is your intention? "Temporarily Off the Market" means you intend to list your home for sale with the same realtor / broker within a specific time frame (typically 1 - 3 months). If you intend to keep your home off the market for 6 months or longer, then you need to cancel your brokerage agreement. Whether you owe a commission or not depends on the listing contract you signed. Read it carefully. Typically, you should only owe a commission if your realtor brought you a qualified, able buyer who was willing to submit an offer - even if the buyer did not go thru with the purchase. Another issue is marketing expenses. You may owe your realtor a fee for the costs and time involved to market your home. ... more
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Fri Jun 23, 2017
Lonnie Hand answered:
As a certified mentor for eXp Realty I can comment on the training that we provide to new agents. Your first question is about split. eXp has an 80/20 split with all agents having a low attainable $16,000 cap at which time they get 100% commission. If they do 20 transactions past cap each year & attend both company conferences they are eligible to get their entire $16,000 back in company stock. A quarter of which they an cash out after a 6 mo. holding period. The rest is vested. eXp also has 6 ways agents get stock awards for production, i.e. doing what they should be doing anyway. Upon joining eXp a new agent is paired with a mentor who essentially does a bit of hand holding and helps that agent with all aspects of being a realtor and the path to success such as prospecting strategies/buyer and seller consultations/contract write up and negotiations all the way through closing. As we are a very agent-centric company the idea is to help agents reach a certain level in building their business. The mentor program is only for the first five transactions and the mentor receives 10% from those five transactions, unlike other brokerages that may keep agents into a long contract. Additionally we have a cloud brokerage meaning collaboration happens in a virtual environment through technology that many med schools and pharma colleges use to collaborate called VirBela http://www.Virbela.com which lowers expenses for the agent and allows them greater efficiency. Within this environment agents can attend 30+ hours of live training events and business coaching each and every week such as
* Mastermind for eXp Agents
* SkySlope Basic Training
* XCamp
Learn the latest technology tools that influence real estate and your business.
* Kunversion 101
* 4 Step Plan for Success
* eXp Orientation
* Orientation Tools
* Grow Your Business Coaching
* WordPress Workshop
* Sales Coaching
Sales Talk and coaching with National Sales Performance Coach Bill Crespo.
* Build Your Revenue Share
* eXp Tools for Success
* eXp eXplained
* Millionaire Agent Mastery
Join Rick Glade and experience the power of focus, consistency, and accountability in this simple to follow yet powerful program. Introducing the world's best wealth creation training class for people in real estate who wish to become super achievers.
* SkySlope Basic Training
* The Math Behind Lead Generation
We have an open door policy to ALL agents so please feel free to check out our campus and attend a training. http://invite.exprealty.com Would love to take you on a tour of eXp World!

I wish you much success!
Lonnie Hand
eXp Realty Certified Mentor & Agent
980-253-3861
http://www.HowToChooseAbrokerage.com
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Mon May 8, 2017
Mary C answered:
Hi,

Thank you for reaching out. I am happy to help you get your listing posted on Trulia.

If you would like to post a rental on Trulia, you will be redirected to use our partner site, Zillow Rental Manager, to list your rental on Zillow, Trulia and other top sites. Please follow this link for instructions on how to post a rental listing:

http://www.trulia.com/post-rental/

If you have additional questions or have issues with posting your listing, please reply back to this email and I will be happy to help you.

Zillow Rental Manger Help:
https://zillowrentalmanager.zendesk.com/hc/en-us

Thank you for using Trulia!

Mary
Consumer Care Advocate
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Thu Apr 27, 2017
Shanice sicard answered:
Please feel free to contact me I will be happy to help with your search.
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Thu Apr 27, 2017
Shanice sicard answered:
Good Afternoon Scott,
There are plenty of homes available to purchase and eventually rent out short term depending on how much you are looking to invest feel free to call or E-mail me anytime to discuss in further detail.

Shanice Sicard
London Foster Realty
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Tue Mar 7, 2017
Jonathan Klurfeld, Esq. answered:
its not for sale, someone (an investment company it appears) bought it at the foreclosure auction 6/15/16
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Sun Feb 26, 2017
Cindy Collier answered:
6060 Indian Creek Dr , Miami Beach, FL 33140 Monthly HOA Fee?
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Tue Jan 24, 2017
Jonathan Klurfeld, Esq. answered:
Not sure how to find them on Zillow/Trulia. On the MLS there are about 2 dozen penthouses for rent. They run anywhere from $2,000/month up to $35,000/month; so there is a great spread. The average price looks around $3500 to $5000 per month. The more expensive ones, $5000 and up, are usually bigger with more bedrooms (3 or 4) than it sounds like you need. ... more
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Tue Jan 3, 2017
Info asked:
Does trulia do temporary rentals like airbnb. I'm looking for an apartment for 12 days
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Sun Nov 20, 2016
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