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Wed Mar 15, 2017
Dena Calivas asked:
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Fri Mar 10, 2017
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Thu Sep 8, 2016
henk.tesoro asked:
Will schools readily take on kids that live in such a situation?
Are you required to find a school in a maximum radius from your home??
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Wed Jun 22, 2016
Georgiepittman answered:
I have a 578 credit score because of my dia
ibility that happend in 2014 I have 5000 to put down on a mobile home in a retirement park my loan balance would be 20000 this would also reduce my rent down by 400 a month . Im on SSi 1454.00 Plus Teamsters 986.00 plus part time work,1078.00 per month. thank you thank you,George Pittman 509-671-3587 ... more
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Sun Aug 16, 2015
Diane Christner answered:
Why isn't your home selling? There could be a number of reasons, but as a long time listing agent here is my list of top reasons why a home has not sold.

1) Price. Overpricing is the number one reason a home does not sell. A home is worth what buyers are willing to pay and what sellers are willing to accept. If your home is not getting offers, then buyers are telling you they are not willing to pay what you are asking for your home as it currently shows. As a FSBO you are wanting to save paying a commission -- but the buyer is also out to save that same commission. If your home does not have other issues as mentioned below, then the main issue is probably price.

2) Location. Is your home on a busy street? Located within less than stellar school districts? Are neighboring homes giving buyers a less than positive impression of your community? Some issues can be fixed, others cannot. If location issues are your problem, then you may have to re-evaluate your list price to take these factors into consideration.

3) Curb Appeal. Buyers start making evaluations about your home as soon as they pull up to the curb. What is your home telling buyers?

4) Cluttered interior. Buyers need to be able to walk through the rooms, not trip over furniture. You cannot change the size of the rooms but you can change how buyers perceive the rooms.

5) Cleanliness. To appeal to buyers your home should be clean and odor free (absolutely no smoking in the home while it is on the market).

6) Pet smells. Pet owners often become used to the smells in their homes, so ask a neighbor or good friend to come over and give an honest opinion regarding pet smells and your home.

7) Buyers can't picture themselves living in your home. De-personalize your home as much as possible so buyers can see it as their home, not yours. Pack away the wall of family photos, hobbies.

8) Decor. If your taste is colorful, going more neutral will attract a larger number of buyers.

9) You. Selling a home FSBO is not always easy, not every homeowner is up to the task. Are you marketing your home properly to attract buyers? Are the photos professional looking? Are buyers calling for showings? When showing your home are you allowing the buyers space to see the home, or are you pushing features you appreciate but the buyers may not?


That is the average difference in sales price between FSBO (by owner) homes sales and agent-assisted home sales according to NAR's 2013 Profile of Home Buyers & Sellers. Homes listed with agents sold for an average of $230,000 vs $184,000 for FSBOs.

You may want to rethink going it alone on selling your home.
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Mon Jul 13, 2015
linnocflorida asked:
questions on Crime in Middleburg and green cove springs see a lot of homes for sale wondering why.???? want to move there.
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Fri Jun 5, 2015
Mark Yaffe answered:
Hello Joe,

If you need assistance or information, you can contact me directly and I would be happy to help you!
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Thu May 7, 2015
1FAST5OH answered:
Little late but figured I'd give another opinion. I work off Southside Blvd next to JTB and leave the house around 6:05 every morning and am at work around 7 (give or take 5-10 minutes depending on traffic). The commute really isn't that bad, especially if you're used to the traffic in a more congested area/city.

Don't let the long drive deter you from Middleburg though. It's quite, safe, and a much nicer area than most of Jax.
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Fri Apr 17, 2015
scheerchrs answered:
For most municipalities, no. Most major metor areas use real estate taxes solely.
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Mon Mar 2, 2015
jeffreychristin asked:
Mon Jun 30, 2014
Adam Silk answered:
Typically not a great idea Michael. I've never seen one of those actually work out to where someone ended up owning it. If you get a break on the monthly payment, just consider it a good rental deal. ... more
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Mon Jun 30, 2014
Adam Silk answered:
I know this is an old post, but are still looking down here?
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Mon Jun 30, 2014
Adam Silk answered:
I don't see it as listed right now. Are you the owner? If so, let me know and I can give you a sight-unseen estimate. Takes two minutes. Just need you to answer a few questions.
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Mon Jun 30, 2014
Adam Silk answered:
Best thing to do would be to contact a property management company and work with one of their leasing agents
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Wed Feb 19, 2014
Alaric Kennedy answered:
You may want to look at some foreclosures in the area, see if Fannie Mae (homepath) have any property that you can fix up in that area. You may want to look also in the nearby communities as well. There are good deals still available you are going to have to patient. Kennedy Network Realty ... more
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Sun Dec 15, 2013
Joseph Tarver answered:
I would be excited to assist you with complete real estate services in the Fleming Island area. Please contact me via email at to discuss your goals and a plan of action in detail.


Joseph Tarver, Realtor
Watson Realty Corp
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Mon Nov 4, 2013
Joseph Tarver answered:
Hello Norman,
I am a profesional providing real estate services to families searching in this neighborhood. If you are serious about purchasing this estate, contact me. Please include your conyavy information, and we can discuss your options and create a plan.


Joseph Tarver II, USN, RETIRED
Watson Realty Corp
Jacksonville, Florida
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