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Home Buying in Orange County : Real Estate Advice

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Sun May 21, 2017
Diane Christner answered:
Are you looking to buy a condo in Florida? Condo buying in FL is different than NY. In Florida, every condominium complex I am familiar with does require Board approval of buyers. The criteria for approval, however, does vary from complex to complex. Credit scores, criminal background checks, references are some of the criteria used by Boards to review prospective buyers in their communities.

Your agent should be able to help you obtain a copy of the application form for any condo community you are considering, it will give you a good idea as to what information is required. You can also ask specific questions of the condo manager for the community.

So there is no one specific answer that applies to your question, it depends on the criteria used by each individual condo community.
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Sun May 7, 2017
Counselorjs asked:
interest in buying a property for renovation
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Mon Apr 17, 2017
Kathy Burgreen answered:
You need to work with a local realtor who can email you listings directly from the MLS. Unfortunately real estate websites like Zillow, Trulia, etc. do not allow listings for cabins, short term rentals, seasonal properties, etc. ... more
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Tue Apr 11, 2017
Kathy Burgreen answered:
I wouldn't worry about financing closing costs at this point. You need to focus on finding a home within your price point and tax amount because as a former realtor in Westchester, I'm currently searching HGAR (Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors - the local MLS system) because I was thinking there are no homes available.

So far I found:
387 Lake Shore Dr., Monroe; Asking $299,000. Property taxes - $8,072.
310 Lake Shore Dr., Monroe; Asking $299,000.; Property taxes - $7,800.

I have an appointment to go to now. The other properties I viewed have higher property taxes, so this search will take a while. Will reply later. Thanks.
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Thu Mar 2, 2017
Uniquely Donz asked:
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Thu Dec 8, 2016
Texgap asked:
Can I use a condotel unit as a primary residence?
I'm thinking of going that route as I'm currently living in Maryland and have retired. I still own my home here but want to stay…
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Thu Nov 24, 2016
Frenchie asked:
why is the google photo different than the actual house? there is a 91 liberty and a 91 liberty wh in newburgh...
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Thu Nov 17, 2016
DJ Hillers asked:
I will be looking to purchase a home early 2017 in the Central Gulf Coast area of Florida. I've heard insurance on the mfgr homes can be very expensive. The HOA fees seems to be…
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Fri Oct 7, 2016
UpNest answered:
Good question. Realtors are highly recommended because of the access to exclusive listings and finding the best bang for your buck. is a platform that helps homeowners and buyers find the best agent for their budget. Hope this helps! ... more
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Wed Sep 7, 2016
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Wed Aug 31, 2016
Gayle asked:
Thinking of purchasing a home that needs some major repairs prior to occupancy. How difficult is it to get a 203k loan in NY? What are the requirements?
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Thu Jul 21, 2016
Dgkeywest asked:
Any information on manufacturing and where to buy from your own experience?
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Sat Jul 9, 2016
Deanna W asked:
I have a 520 credit score can someone get me pre approved in south Florida but I want someone local
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Thu Jul 7, 2016
Maricris A answered:

Please provide your complete property address and I will be able to assist.

For future reference, you can feel free to contact us about this type of inquiry through our contact form here:


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Thu Jul 7, 2016
Bohiolatinboy asked:
I will like to purchase a home in Florida, How do I apply for a pre-approval
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Sat Jul 2, 2016
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