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Home Buying in Palmetto : Real Estate Advice

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Tue Apr 18, 2017
Diane Christner answered:
You can search a public version of the local MLS for mobile homes at
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Fri Apr 15, 2016
Diane Christner answered:
Are you asking about a vacant, buildable lot or a lot with an existing home on it? When you say on the water, do you mean a lake, retention pond? Or do you mean boatable water on the Manatee River or the bay?

Foreclosures in our area are not what they used to be a few years ago. Most are now priced at current market prices.
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Thu Mar 19, 2015
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Wed Mar 4, 2015
Hi Nathan,

Unfortunately no, if your income is used your credit has to be used as well.

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Tue Feb 24, 2015
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Tue Oct 28, 2014
Lynn Brock answered:
There are no condo fees in that sub-division, they only have HOA fee's. The HOA fee is $542 monthly. There are several properties that are in this sub-division, if you would like some more information on them feel free to give me a call.

(941) 313-1234
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Mon Oct 27, 2014
Armindo Gonzalez answered:
Hi,most homes in eastern Manatee county should qualified,and of course they must meet USDA standards first.

Armindo Gonzalez
EXIT King Realty
8728 State Rd 70 E
Bradenton FL 34202
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Wed Apr 23, 2014
Gary Hitchcock answered:
That can depend on the market segment the home resides in, great schools, retirement, 55+, oceanfront, etc. have different times of the year when it is prime to sell.
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Tue Sep 10, 2013
Rakuflames answered:
I think anyoone who calls Palmetto "Palmghetto" is a pig and not worth listening to about anything.

ALL towns and cities have more wealthy areas and less wealthy areas. Bradenton has more and less affluent areas. So does Sarasota, St. Petersburg, Tampa and any other town or city you could name. ... more
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Thu Feb 7, 2013
Kenneth Miller, GRI answered:
Compared to what? HOA and condo fees are based on the services provided and the number of units to spread the cost to. Lots of services not many units, guess what, high fees. Low fees not many services. ... more
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Mon Apr 9, 2012
Tammi Wooldridge answered:
Your best bet is to call the listing agent or any other agent you would like to work with & see if that is a possibility because sometimes they are often listed on MLS which explains it will be or is going to auction & then gives you the website or procedure in order to sign up for the auction or attend the auction. Hope that helps! Tammi Wooldridge, Exit Realty Signature Group, cell phone 941-713-7243. ... more
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Tue Jun 14, 2011
Radinka Ilsink answered:
Hi Chris,
This community was built right as the market flipped and took a nose dive....2006. The majority of the homes that came on the market were bought in the high 200's, some teetering at $300K. The values dropped quickly and with overinflated pricing, these particular homes were hit hard. As the foreclosures started to roll in, more and more homeowners started to shortsale their homes as their loss was inevitable.

Sales of similar properties are averaging in the $50's and $60s! Its a shame because the community is beautiful, the homes are great and the location is really great too. The bright side is, there are some very happy new buyers that bought at amazing prices! Right now there are only 3 properties for sale there, listed in the MLS, the rest have been quickly snatched up by buyers that see a great deal! I've sold homes in there myself. If you are still looking for a home or have interest in that community, I am happy to send you a list of current homes for sale in Oak View.
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Wed Nov 3, 2010
Emelia Sanchez answered:
Worthy buyer, if the home is being returned to the previous owners because of a botched foreclosure, then maybe you can contact them through your agent and they will be willing to short sell it to you. You already know a price that the bank will accept I don't know the foreclosure laws in your state but here if the bank needs to start all over again with the foreclosure filings it will be more than six months. B of A stopped all foreclosures to investigate if they were doing the procedure correctly so I am sure we will be hearing this over and over again. Your EM shall be returned to you. ... more
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Wed Nov 7, 2007
Myke Atwater answered:
Prices are continuing to drop, as supply is outrunning demand. Simple economics--short supply, higher price, big supply, lower price. What is difficult is knowing when the market will turn, due to the changes in financing by the banks, which realtors and consumers do not control--basically the Feds control availability of money. However, here in Florida, at least in the Panhandle, property values are holding steady in what would be normal circumstances. We are coming off,however, runaway prices fueled by easy money and 100 % financing. Things are returning to "normal"--which everyone knew had to happen. Work with an agent that can give you information that backs up their claims as to what an appropriate price would be, based on a good comparative analysis. ... more
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