Trulia Community - Advice from neighbors and local experts

Find Your Community
We couldn't find that location. Please try again.
Get Expert Advice

Home Buying in Orlando : Real Estate Advice

  • All3K
  • Local Info293
  • Home Buying1K
  • Home Selling77
  • Market Conditions94

Activity 2,006
Sun Mar 19, 2017
Ocalacris answered:
Sat Mar 18, 2017
Realtorjack asked:
Thu Mar 16, 2017
John Burke answered:
Hi Sarah,

Based on the information you provided, your best option maybe a special conventional loan program with just 3% down. FHA is a great option but it does have the downside of requiring Mortgage Insurance for the life of the loan!

Take a look at the recommendations from some of my past clients on my Trulia profile by clicking the link below my phone number.

Please feel free to contact me for more information or help.

John Burke
Senior Mortgage Banker
Lending in ALL 50 states
Great Plains National Bank
jburke@gpbankTX.net
Apply Online: https://secure.smartapp1003.com/102471/?loanofficerid=106115
(877)228-9069
NMLS# 787231
http://www.trulia.com/mortgage-lender-profile/MTG%20Banker/#reviews
... more
0 votes 4 answers Share Flag
Thu Mar 16, 2017
Mark LeMenager answered:
They would both be good choices, but don't expect to find a lot of gated communities. There are a few, but for the most part these two communities don't have gates. If gates are a must, I'd suggest Eagle Creek, which has the advantage of being right across the street from both Lake Nona Middle and Lake Nona High.
More than happy to help you with the move. I know the area quite well. Click on my picture and read my reviews. Hope to hear from you.
... more
0 votes 2 answers Share Flag
Thu Mar 16, 2017
Mark LeMenager answered:
One bedrooms at Tradewinds rent for about $800 a month and two beds around $1,000 a month. No chance of getting $600 a month cash flow on a one bed. Probably not on a two bed either, although $500 a month looks doable. $6,000 free cash flow on a property costing under $100,000 is not a bad return. ... more
0 votes 2 answers Share Flag
Thu Mar 9, 2017
Michael Harris answered:
That is very possible but most importantly as long as you are happy. I would suggest to work with a real estate agent who specialize in investment properties and can lead you through the process. If you would like, I am part of a real estate company that can set you up with a top agent in the Orlando area. There is no cost to you for our service. Go to my website www.HarrisRealties.com for more details. Let me know if you have any questions.

Michael Harris
321-312-0489
... more
0 votes 2 answers Share Flag
Wed Mar 8, 2017
Bryan Fangman answered:
If you are still looking, this property has a beautiful home plus a mother in law suite in Central Florida, Orlando area.

https://www.trulia.com/property/3234142032-1048-Crystal-Bowl-Cir-Casselberry-FL-32707 ... more
0 votes 8 answers Share Flag
Thu Mar 2, 2017
Mark LeMenager answered:
Doesn't sound right. Out of 1600 sales in Orange County in the past 30 days, almost 1100 were for less than list price and less than 200 were for significantly over list and a lot of those were short sales, bank owned, and auctions, so no this is not true of the market overall. Real estate is hyper local, so there can be variation when you get down to neighborhood. ... more
0 votes 1 answer Share Flag
Sat Feb 25, 2017
Mark LeMenager answered:
I work with buyers who do this all the time. If you are looking for a house, then supply will be limited, but if it's a condo or townhouse, there are plenty of very good ones and you do need to spend that much. Click on my picture, check my reference, and contact me. ... more
0 votes 1 answer Share Flag
Sun Feb 5, 2017
Michael Harris answered:
Kissimmee/Orlando area is not far from Davenport. If you would like, I am part of a real estate company that can set you up with a top agent in the area. There is no cost to you for our service. Go to my website www.HarrisRealties.com for more details. Let me know if you have any questions. ... more
0 votes 1 answer Share Flag
Mon Jan 30, 2017
Jennifer De Vivo answered:
Hi Rubby,

I understand your frustration. We realtors don't like to see listings with just one photo. The reasons for why a home might not have a photo usually are:

1. The home is tenant occupied and the tenant does not want photos taken.
2. They home is very messy inside and interior photos might dissuade a buyer from coming.
3. The home is a foreclosure and the bank agent has not had time to put up the photos yet
4. They agent hasn't had time or did not put the effort into putting up photos.

Hope this helps! Happy hunting and if you need a great agent I would be happy to help you with your search.
... more
0 votes 81 answers Share Flag
Sun Jan 29, 2017
Celesteneal answered:
I have a neighbor that has built his fence on 3 feet of my property my lot is a triangle lot I had my survey done and showing that in front his fence is on 5 ft of my property towards the back is fence is on 3 feet of my property because I have a triangle lot I am planning to remove his fence myself can I do that without being sued by my neighbor he's refusing to take down his fence he built on m property without taking him to court I would like to take it down because its clearly on my property from the survey property sticks showing my property is a triangle lot the neighbor also did not get approved from home owners to build his fence and he did not get a permit to build his fence from the county ... more
0 votes 16 answers Share Flag
Thu Jan 26, 2017
Jonathan Klurfeld, Esq. answered:
This is not the place to advertise your property but rather a Q&A forum.
0 votes 1 answer Share Flag
Tue Jan 10, 2017
John Burke answered:
Hi Fjbriggs60,

If the mortgage was not delinquent at the time it was awarded to your ex in the divorce, then FHA guidelines do not count the foreclosure so your eligibility would be based on the discharge date of your bankruptcy.

If the mortgage was delinquent prior to being awarded to you ex, you'll have to follow the FHA foreclosure guidelines which require a 3 year wait from when the bank took back the home.

Take a look at the recommendations from some of my past clients on my Trulia profile by clicking the link below my phone number.

Please feel free to contact me for more information or help.

John Burke
Senior Mortgage Banker
Lending in ALL 50 states
Great Plains National Bank
jburke@gpbankTX.net
Apply Online: https://secure.smartapp1003.com/102471/?loanofficerid=106115
(877)228-9069
NMLS# 787231
http://www.trulia.com/mortgage-lender-profile/MTG%20Banker/#reviews
... more
0 votes 15 answers Share Flag
Fri Jan 6, 2017
Bernard G. answered:
Hello,

I have emailed you regarding this concern.

Regards,

Bernard
Consumer Care Advocate
0 votes 1 answer Share Flag
Fri Dec 23, 2016
Mark LeMenager answered:
Should be doable if your current job support the amount you want. I've had 2 first time buyers get loans before their jobs actually started, so 8 months is a nice plus. Click on my picture and contract me directly. We'll get you a referral after Christmas. ... more
0 votes 1 answer Share Flag
Wed Dec 21, 2016
Pat-rice09 answered:
Are there any Naca classes in orlando?
0 votes 6 answers Share Flag
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 ...
Search Advice
Search

Followers

695