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Home Buying in North Port : Real Estate Advice

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Mon Apr 10, 2017
Rannagley answered:
They state at the begining of every show properties are free of all leans and incumbents. Your property obviously is not. Any lawyer will note this and problem solved.
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Fri Mar 31, 2017
Gregg Pomeroy answered:
Hello, I'm a mortgage professional.

We have a program that allows a higher debt to income ratio than a lot of other banks. That may allow you to borrower a higher loan amount.

You only need a 580 credit score to qualify and 3.5% down payment. You are even allowed to roll closing costs into the loan

If you have any other questions or would like help with this you are welcome to get in touch with me.
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Sun Jan 29, 2017
Thomas Martin answered:
We provide bad credit mortgage in every city and county in Florida
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Fri Nov 25, 2016
Thomas Martin answered:
Most of the major banks are very strict on loan approvals. I suggest you work with a broker that makes FHA loan approvals based on a common sense approach to lending instead of the credit score driven model. As a licensed real estate broker and mortgage broker over 10 years i can answer any questions you have throughout the process.

US Mortgage Lenders - Thomas Martin
Min FICO 580 FHA/VA Loan Approvals 7 days a week
PH: 954-667-9110
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Fri Jul 29, 2016
Maricris A answered:

At this time, unfortunately, we currently do not have listings for rent to own homes. You may try your luck though and search our website using the Keyword section of the search filter which can be found in the All Filters button. However, these listings are extremely rare.

Please follow these steps to begin your home search:

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This will begin to pull up listings that are more tailored to what you are looking for.

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We hope your experience with Trulia is memorable and thank you for using Trulia for all your real estate needs.

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Sat Jun 18, 2016
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Mon May 16, 2016
Serras87 answered:
It is a cookie cutter boring neighborhood. It is very very controlling over every matter. If you don't mind a stepford society you will love this place. They tell you how to put your trash out in exact ways, where to store your cans, They will tear down small fruit trees, your plants have to be approved as well as just about everything you do. Some people love this. They love sending out fines for any little thing. ... more
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Wed Mar 30, 2016
Handmadeinri answered:
I live in this community and can not get out fast enough. The board is probably the most intrusive hoa board in North Port. If you have a family with kids and two cars you will NOT be welcomed here and will endlessly get harassed. The board has even hired a rent a cop who will ticked you if you have two cars parked in a shorter driveway! I thank my lucky stsrs that we decided to rent forst to check it ou! I have to stress that I have NEVER had a problem with a single neighbor in my whole life. ... more
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Mon Mar 21, 2016
goodteamrealestate answered:
Look online "" and you may find "rent to own", meaning you rent the house for 1-2 or 3 years and then buy it later or better get it "seller finance" meaning the seller will be the "bank".

Or search for Real Estate Investor Clubs in your area (must be several - pick the biggest one) and go meet them. Many investors are very friendly and will find you a house "seller finance"

I hate seeing senior people being taken advantage off. So, I hope this info helps you.

Actually I just got a realtor in Port Charlotte and listed my land for sale.
If you like contact John.

Mr. John Sheridan
Phone: 941-629-3188
Fax: 941-623-4477

Good luck,
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Sat Feb 20, 2016
Ken Barrett answered:
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Sat Jan 23, 2016
Ken Barrett asked:
MY home is not in foreclosure my other property is but it was mailed to my home at 5798 Kenwood dr n port PLEASE NO NOT SHOW THAT MY HOME IS IN FORECLOSURE !!!!!
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Sat Nov 14, 2015
Kip177 answered:
I purchased a town house 1 339 sq feet...Units vary in terms of condition...the unit I purchased is a rental in fair condition..bathroom tile needs are a bit dated...lanai has vinyl windows...the view is great on the not currently in use golf course ..trees with spanish moss..great landscaping...paid 74,900...hope this helps .. ... more
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Thu Aug 13, 2015
Libbywalls answered:
You can't do that. A Short Sale has to be an arm's length transaction.
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Mon Aug 10, 2015
Diane Christner answered:
Short sales that take longer than 2 - 3 months to get a reply back from sellers lien holders should be giving any buyer a red flag on that transaction. There could be multiple lien holders and one or more are not being cooperative. You cannot close on a short sale is ANY lien holder refuses to accept the deal. There could be outstanding building code violations racking up more fine each day. If the loan has been sold multiple times, the current lender may be lacking appropriate documentation.

There are a number of reasons why a short sale is not moving forward. As a buyer, the question becomes just how much do you want this home and how long are you willing to wait to find out if you can purchase it? You do know the seller's lien holders are not obligated to cooperate on any short sale?
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Sat Jul 11, 2015
Tammy Hayes answered:
Yes, here is the web site for Charlotte County maps:

I live and work in Port Charlotte. I would be happy to help you or answer any other questions you may have. I can set you up in the MLS system to receive listings based on section numbers. You can search for properties on my web site at:

Tammy Hayes, Realtor
RE/MAX Palm Realty
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Fri Jul 3, 2015
Frances Williams answered:
Cannot find any help to find anything in my area. I live all the way across the US from the
Place u are showing. I understand what others were complaining about
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Mon May 25, 2015
Info answered:
I have a residential parcel in North Port (zoned Residential) that you can either build on or buy as a long term investment. If interested, contact me at:


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Mon May 25, 2015
Info answered:
I have a residential parcel in North Port (zoned Residential) that you can either build on or buy as a long term investment. If interested, contact me at:


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Sun Apr 12, 2015
claudette northover answered:
TOM means "temporarily off market"
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Sun Mar 29, 2015
Bill Eckler answered:
Please do not perceive this a legal advice but I believe David is on target here. FIRPTA regulations are intended to protect the public from foreign seller that may sell and try to walk away from other financial responsibilities. To this end, money is held in escrow for a period of time until all debt is settled relative to the foreign seller's property.

As David mentions, there should be no reason why you cannot move forward with your necessary plans. As always, consulting an attorney is advisable.

Feel free to contact me for any additional assistance.


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