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Home Buying in Naples : Real Estate Advice

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Wed Jan 10, 2018
Dmalossi answered:
I living in a comunity 55 year an older recemtly my daughter. Losing cotudy on 11 yyr old can i bring mi grgrandsgrands live with me if i get legal costudy ?
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Wed Jan 3, 2018
Paul Leisure answered:
I dealt with Home Smart Realty West & Anita Gama to buy my condo in North Park. After the sale I already doubted Anita was working for what I wanted and thought she was working for her commission. I had my paperwork stolen & needed the name of the title agency. I called her 3 times & it did not go anywhere. I called the real estate company 3 time, on my 3rd time I voiced my frustration & finally got the name & number of the other agent to get the name of the title company so I can get copies of the sale. This was very frustrating. I'm writing this to let others know. ... more
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Tue Dec 5, 2017
Alexander Monahan answered:
Lennar, in my opinion, has no significant positive or negative reputation down here in Naples, Florida where I am active as a real estate agent. They have a strong presence as one of the busiest constructors, as Naples is in a high growth state currently. ... more
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Tue Dec 5, 2017
Alexander Monahan answered:
I personally have not had a good nor bad experience with either DiVosta or Engle Home Builders and neither have any of my clients. I have not heard anything for or against their quality of service. ... more
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Tue Dec 5, 2017
Alexander Monahan answered:
Yes! Naples has qualities from its own personality different from other cities. All of Florida has that sunny feel, but Naples has so much more to offer. For one thing, it is less city-like. Two: there are plenty of great condos that make some of the best investment properties in the land. Give Naples a try! ... more
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Fri Nov 10, 2017
Alexander Monahan answered:
I'm glad you chose the Naples/Marco Island area to settle down. Its commonly rated happiest place around as you probably already know. There are some amazing communities in the Davis Blvd area I know you will love that meet your needs. They are close to the beach, have a great social environment, pool, jacuzzi, have lower-than-average condo fees. Best of all, they have no problem renting out for income when not in use by you. Get in touch with a knowledgable Realtor and please let me know how else I may help you. ... more
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Fri Nov 10, 2017
Alexander Monahan answered:
This is a very good question. There are certain variables needed to accurately answer this question. My first piece of advice is to refer to the contract itself. This lays out the terms agreed that would allow the termination of the contract. In a typical sales process, contingencies must be met for a contract to be carried out. These include inspection and financial contingencies. The buyer must be satisfied with the inspection and they must be able to be approved for the mortgage. Usually, it is not permissible for a buyer to back out for no reason whatsoever without breaching the contract. Your real estate agent who is knowledgeable with your transaction will be able to advise on the best course of action, as each transaction has various idiosyncrasies. Please let me know if there is anything else I can do for you, or if you have further questions. ... more
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Fri Nov 10, 2017
Alexander Monahan answered:
Are you referring to emails from this website or from your real estate agent? I recommend speaking to a real estate agent who will put you back on track to receiving those emails you need. Please let me know if there is anything else I can do for you. ... more
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Fri Nov 10, 2017
Alexander Monahan answered:
I have multiple homes in my arsenal available for you to choose from, alongside the other fine respondents seen here. They are vacant in need of a renter like you. Leases with options to buy are fewer and further between, but are sometimes found. I wish you much luck. ... more
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Fri Oct 13, 2017
Alexander Monahan answered:
I would try again after you have 6 months of credit history under your belt. The strict underwriting guidelines for mortgages makes it hard for many people, but there are usually more than one solution to a problem!

There are some questions you can ask your mortgage broker:
Is credit history the only qualification you can use to determine credit worthiness? Can you make up for it with monthly income, employment history or amount of debt and assets?

A local Realtor will be able to help you find a mortgage broker that is willing to work with you. Good luck!
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Fri Oct 13, 2017
Alexander Monahan answered:
There are countless condo communities that allow pets including dogs in Naples! Condo associations are usually more lenient with owners over tenants regarding pets. Some communities have restrictions of how many pets you can have, their size and if they are an aggressive breeds. All community rules are different, but there are plenty of condo communities in Naples that allow pets! You'll just need a REALTORĀ® to help you find one! ... more
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Fri Oct 13, 2017
Alexander Monahan answered:
If you're asking how far Naples is from the Gulf Coast, then you'll be happy to hear that Naples sits directly on the Gulf Coast! Because Naples has a wide area, even the farthest parts of Naples are only 5-10 miles away. I suppose that is one of the reasons everyone loves Naples! ... more
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Fri Oct 13, 2017
Alexander Monahan answered:
Usually, answers like these can be found in your executed sales contract, which lays out all the terms of the sale. If the answer is not found in the sales contract, then any grey areas can be answered by Florida Real Estate Law.

All changes to the contract such as closing date extensions must be approved by both parties unless there is an exception spelled out by the contract. If you are using a real estate agent, I suggest consulting them. If not, its issues like these that lead me to recommending an agent to everyone, as this is a bit of a predicament.

One important question to ask is "what do you need the extension for?". This is an important piece of information. Maybe the answer is easier than it appears.
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Fri Sep 1, 2017
Guyforks007 answered:
You don't want to live at Venetian Palms, too many "control freaks" and condo Nazis. Absolute nightmare !
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Wed Aug 30, 2017
Akronpr answered:
I worked with Heather Caine at Caine Premier Properties who sold my house quick, and for $50k over asking price! Highly recommend.
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Fri Aug 4, 2017
Alexander Monahan answered:
At Falling Waters Beach Resort, you'll run into a $1300/quarter condo fee. Currently taxed at $1849/year subject to change upon sale. $100 Application Fee.
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Fri Aug 4, 2017
Alexander Monahan answered:
Park Shore Landings will provide you a positive homeowners' experience for sure! Great everything there!
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Thu Jul 20, 2017
Alexander Monahan answered:
Hi there, runswithk9s! I love dogs as well. Anyway, I am an agent in Naples, FL, but Lennar has a strong presence here. I am fond of some of the communities they've built here, such as Twin Eagles and Fiddler's Creek. I have nothing bad to say about their communities. I would even go so far as to say they are impressive, and somewhat luxurious. Their communities have some respected golf courses. ... more
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Thu Jul 20, 2017
Alysse Musgrave answered:
Short sales can take months to be approved....do you have that kind of time? Your options are: 1. Help the seller pay closing costs 2. Cancel the contract since the seller is in breach or 3. Wait out the short sale.

Hope it works out.

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