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Thu Jul 6, 2017
Farsidedogs answered:
Yes but your verification process is so stupid I going to choose another web site
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Wed Mar 8, 2017
Todd Sumrall asked:
Tue Jul 26, 2016
Diane Christner answered:
This is the kind of question best answered by a local FL real estate attorney, as you will want him or her review the specifics of this particular property in order to give you the specific answer you seek. Never assume you will get a clear title, as in foreclosure sales the property is being sold "as is" and the deed is not a regular warranty deed, it is a special warranty deed.

A special warranty deed gives only a limited warranty of title.
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Wed Jun 29, 2016
Alysse Musgrave answered:
This is probably a fight you're not going to win. It's very, very difficult to prove that the seller intended to commit fraud. And you'd have to show you suffered damages. Speak to an attorney if you feel you have a case.

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Tue Jun 2, 2015
Nloren answered:
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Sun May 17, 2015
Mrjohnfuller answered:
I'm getting closer and closer ....still learning ways to generate more money but I'm coming
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Sat Apr 5, 2014
Debra (Debbie) Rose answered:
Make sure you fully understand what "rent to own" means!

It does not mean you simply pay rent, and then all the rent is applied to the purchase if you decide to buy the home..... and can arrange to get a loan.

Are you aware you will be expected to give a non-refundable deposit and/or pay an amount of rent over and above the usual rent?
Are you aware you will lose that deposit and rent overage if you do not, or cannot, buy the home for ANY reason?

Rent to own favors the seller - they are a lot of pitfalls for the beware!

The best advice anyone can give you while you work on whatever financial issues you have that are keeping you from buying a home in the normal way.

You will then have a full selection of homes from which to choose......

Home ownership isn't always an easy requires a plan and a budget....and then you can hopefully reach your goal.

Best wishes..........
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Tue Jan 21, 2014
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Fri May 17, 2013
The Guthrie Team answered:
Frankly this is a question that needs to be answered by a financial expert. Most of what I have heard is through conversations trying to get a client pre-approved. It is my understanding that you take less of a credit hit from medical bills than other types of bad debt....there are a lot of non-profit consumer credit services that can answer those questions for you. These companies will for no charge help you to arrange payments, to pay off ,or settle credit issues. There really are some tremendous avenues (FREE) to get your credit in good shape ! ... more
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Fri May 10, 2013
Willie Craig Jr answered:
Student loans can help because they report to the credit bureaus. The key is that they be current and without any recent late payments. However, just as any other debt the payment is considered in your debt-to-income ratio, even if they are deferred. Sometimes we get lost in the jargon/language, the DTI and PITI, but just know that credit is either good or bad. It just depends on your payment history and how much you can afford. ... more
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Sun Apr 28, 2013
Heather Malone answered:
Good morning. I understand your frustration completely. When I relocated back to Pensacola from South Florida a little over a year ago, I was going through the same heartache/concern you are currently having right now. Have you considered trying to BUY instead? There are so many amazing lending programs out there right now - and so many amazing deals out there as far as home prices and historically low interest rates! Yes, I am a REALTOR, but I had to find a home for MYSELF in about a month's time. I ended up calling Navy Point my home and was able to purchase a great little home in a fabulous waterside neighborhood for less than $80,000. You can do your own home search on or log on to my team's Website at: ... more
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Fri Apr 26, 2013
Nicole St. Aubin answered:
Hey thanks so uch for your question in regards to homes for rent in the Pensacola area! There is definitely a shortage of rental homes in the Pensacola area especially in the Downtown area and East Hill area.

Our company Realty Masters has over 45 rentals available as we are the largest property management company in the Pensacola area. Check our website and let us know if you are interested in any of our properties.

I would suggest being very cautious on Craigslist as we are seeing a lot of scams. :( Here's some more information about the craigslist scams and how you can protect yourself from them:

The best and most comprehensive website to search for Pensacola area rentals can be found online at Search Properties, and then change the search to show Rentals instead of Residential. That shows all the homes listed in the Pensacola area with real estate companies.

Good luck with your some search and let us know how we can assist you.

Thanks and have a great day,
Nicole St. Aubin, Broker Associate
Realty Masters of FL
(850) 473 3983 phone
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Sat Jul 19, 2008
Kim Gibbons answered:
I wish agents would stop whining about media coverage. The Media never get it completely right or completely wrong. I think we the public is smart enough to decide for themselves.

There are still many buyers that see the value in today’s market. Also, many people are buying and selling for the typical reasons people normally do: Upsizing, downsizing, moving in to the moving out of the area. People’s basic needs have not changes.

As for the question "How does this market compare to the last time this country was in a recession?"
The current economic conditions have not officially been defined as a recession, so let’s call it an economic downturn for now.

The current economic downturn compared to the 2000-2001 recession. Currently we are seeing slightly less total residential sales but pricing is still way above 2000-2001 levels especially near the water.
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