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Thu Jan 19, 2017
Jacquie Yekmalian answered:
Hi Jazz,

When a property goes pending it means that the seller has accepted and offer but there are terms in the contract that may need to be still resolved for a closing to occur. Some examples of this is...
Inspections, loan commitment, appraisal, insurance...

You could approach the seller or Realtor and ask if you can write up a back up offer, there always is a possibility that the contract could fall through and your back up offer would be next in line.

Good Luck
Jacquie Yekmalian
Blue to Green Realty
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Wed Sep 14, 2016
Angelica P answered:

To post your home for sale by owner on Trulia, click the link below and select Submit listings for sale.

You will be redirected to our partner site, Zillow. Once you activate your listing on Zillow, it will appear on Trulia within 24 hours.

When you do list your property, please note you will have the ability to create a new listing and submit the updated information of your property. Once the listing is sent to Trulia, the new information will override the public record information at the top of the page and potential buyers will be able to see the updated information displayed.

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

Thank you for using Trulia!

Consumer Care Advocate
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Thu Jun 23, 2016
KC Horton answered:
One is cement construction and the other is stick built. Think back to the story of the 3 little pigs. You don't want straw, you don't want twigs, you want bricks! Why? Because nothing eats cement and it is strong, hard and durable. This way when a hurricane comes, you do not have to worry about the huffing and puffing and blowing your house down. ... more
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Fri Jan 30, 2015
Anna M Brocco answered:
If you are a for sale by owner the post is not allowed; if and when you do list with a broker, ask your agent to post the listing, or consider any flat fee realty company that feeds into the site.... ... more
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Fri Apr 4, 2014
Bonnieb.fl answered:
Worth going salt water, have not lost a day to shocking since I did, and no chlorine smell either. Can switch for about $1,000 have had this about 8 months and used only one 40 lb bag of salt. The equipment tells you the salt level, PH etc sometimes need muriatic acid. Got it from Aqua Tech in Brooksville ... more
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Tue Nov 19, 2013
Keith Jean-Pierre answered:
I would suggest you try the regular rental sites: (Rentals Section) (Rentals Section) (Rentals Section)

Between all of those, you will get a very clear picture if you can find what you are looking for. Good luck!
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Sat Oct 19, 2013
Fred Strickroot SRES, MBA answered:
Drive time to get to Tampa International Airport from 7335 Lincoln Park Ln, Port Richey, FL, according to my own personal experience having lived near by Port Richey, is 45-50 minutes. Google Maps list 3 different routes to choose from. You can check out the Google Map I created for you at the link posted in the web reference.

WARNING: Taking Hwy 19 will always be longer than expected, also, it will cost about $4.25 to get to TIA on SR 589 but it is well worth it in my opinion.If you are making the trip often it would be worth purchasing a Sunpass.

Best wishes,

Fred Strickroot
Florida Licensed Real Estate Broker
Tampa Bay Area, Florida
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Tue Feb 12, 2013
LorrieSchumacher answered:
There are sinkholes in a lot of places, not just this area. For example in Kentucky. Research it. A sinkhole is just an area where the supporting mass underground compressed. It's a simple, not inexpensive, fix of filling the void with another material such as concrete. This is not the reason the market declined. This would be a reason for a specific property to decline and a reason certain areas will never be worth as much as a different area. Just as risk of a hurricane doesn't stop people from living on the beach, a sinkhole won't stop people from living in Port Richey.

The housing market is bottoming out, prices may fall a little more, but they have just about stopped. The prices will then stagnate for awhile and then slowly start to appreciate again.

The problem was loans were super easy to get and that caused a lot of buyers to flood the market.

Prices starting jumping higher because demand was higher.

Prices/value were exaggerated and/or buyers income were over estimated and they were qualifying to purchase a higher priced home.

Then jobs were lost or people laid off or business moved. People couldn't find a job or pay for their homes.

Property started being foreclosed on left and right.

People got scared of buying a home because they might loose their job. So they stopped buying.

Gas and food prices jumped and people were having trouble meeting ends and they were afraid to buy and not be able to make payments.

Banks got stricter guidelines to help avoid foreclosures, so many couldn't qualify for a loan.

All of a sudden there were plenty of properties, but no one to buy them. Banks lowered prices so that they would sell.

When they sold at lower prices, the properties around them were worth less.

This happened again and again.

Places that were more desirable in the beginning were hit hardest because they were the same properties that were over-priced.

Jeanne was exactly right there are many lenders out there, check out a few.
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Tue Feb 12, 2013
LorrieSchumacher answered:
It would be a real shame for them to have worked so long for their home and to have to sell it at half the value. If this is a last resort, well then that is what you have to do. But, here's my advice:

Yes, if you just rent to anyone, you can have alot of headaches, but not everyone is like that. There are many, many good people out there who will take care of the property. My suggestion is to not rent, but rent-to-own. Offer the property for sale with seller-financing. This is a very sought after market.

Have the renter put a large deposit down from one to five thousand. Make it non-refundable, but that it would go to the purchase of the house as long as all the terms you set down are followed. Otherwise, they move and you keep the deposit.

You will also get to have a monthly income for the property. (A portion of the rent will go towards the purchase of the house-the rest is free and clear to you.)

Make the contract specify they will paid insurance and taxes. They will also pay utilities, repairs, upkeep, hoa fees, whatever a normal homeowner would pay.

So many good people out there got underwater, lost their homes, ruined their credit and can no longer qualify for a standard mortgage. They are desperate to own another home, have the funds and job to afford it, but no one will give them another chance. Some are new buyers with no credit yet and they won't qualify. Everyone suffered in this economy. This is a way to help your parents and another family. It's a win-win for both. This way they get exactly what the property would be worth (in 5, 10, whatever years) or the amount you feel is appropriate.

My daughter has ok credit, great job history, large down payment, but because of the stricter loan guidelines a bank would not qualify her. She went this route. And while she is paying more for it than it is valued at now, in return she owns a home. (She is ecstatic, by the way.)

She searched on Craigslist and Trulia and Zillow and just about anywhere for the areas she wanted and the key words "seller financing" or "owner financing" for months before she found the right property.

Investors are snatching up properties priced low, turning around and selling them to people that they finance. In return they get someone to take care of the property and if the renter would default they keep the money and re-sell to someone else making more of a profit. There is way less risk doing it this way, rather than just renting to anyone. This way the renter is invested in the property and want it to look nice-because they are buying it. Also, they are selling a lot of properties in the same crappy condition as they bought them, because the new renters will fix it up for the chance to own. So, even if they had did damage-the next renter would be the one paying to fix it for them.

Just make sure you get a contract to cover yourself and do your due diligence when interviewing potential renters. If you ever need advice on this, feel free to contact me.
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Thu Aug 30, 2012
Jason Nadler answered:
As I talk to the various homeowners in this area I have found 1 thing in common relating to sinkholes. The homeowner generally says "my insurance carrier is canceling my policy so before I go to citizens I wanted to make sure." Unfortunately, this area is riddled with sinkholes and the sinkhole repair activity is increasing. You can find the hot areas by looking at the Pasco Property Appraisers website, click information and then click subsidence listing. ... more
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Wed Aug 15, 2012
Scott Godzyk answered:
You can either hire an agent who can write up the purchase agreement and assist you with getting a closing attorney or you could just hire the closing attorney. You will want an attorney in the area you are buying the home. ... more
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Mon Aug 6, 2012
Deborah ROY PA, answered:
I can help you with Port Richey, that is where I work in that area, I can get you all your information you need. 727-612-8757
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Sun Jul 22, 2012
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Thu Jun 21, 2012
Annette Lawrence answered:
Just about anywhere.
Take a drive into the community and look for the community bulletin board. Call those numbers on the 'FOR RENT" ads.

Be sure to actually chat with the owner of the park. Mobile home parks have such high monthly charges and these things are not easy to sell, so many owners simply hand the keys and signed title over to the park owner in lieu of further payments. You can start with the park behind 'Wings' on Ulmerton Road.

Who will rent to those with bad credit? Just about anyone.

NOTICE: I do not participate in the sale or rental of homes with wheels or homes that formerly had wheels.
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