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Home Selling in Punta Gorda : Real Estate Advice

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Sun Sep 17, 2017
Judy answered:
who is paying title policy in southern California?
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Thu Dec 22, 2016
Harry Metcalf asked:
I want my phone # in the listing
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Sun Aug 21, 2016
netsock8 asked:
contact info is still listed as the agent and not my info as owner as shown on is for sale by owner.HELP. How can I get this corrected?
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Tue Jan 19, 2016
Kathy Burgreen answered:
As a former realtor, manufactured homes are considered "personal property" - not real estate. Only if you own the land underneath and have a title or deed to prove it, then the land is real estate.

There are websites - and others that specialize in buying and selling manufactured homes.
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Tue Jun 10, 2014
Randy and Vicki Biehl answered:
In Charlotte County it is customary for the seller to pay title, but everything in a real estate contract is negotiable.
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Wed Apr 9, 2014
Jordan Beane answered:
Hello Gabriele, Are you still looking to list your home? If you are I would love to stop by and show you what Coldwell Banker Sunstar and myself has to offer you. You can call me any time at 941-255-7200 Just ask for Cathie ... more
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Sun Oct 6, 2013
Fernando Pettineroli answered:
Juanita, colleagues. Calling an attorney should be your best option. There are so many. I am sure you will find one that can interpret your situation. We don't give legal advice, Juanita. Good luck! ... more
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Wed Oct 2, 2013
Bill Eckler answered:

Prior to taking this leap, it would be in your best interest to visit the area and arrive at your own impression of the overall real estate market and potential for making this type of investment.

You've been provided with some great insight but you still need to rely on your own impression before moving forward.

Good luck,

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Mon Oct 22, 2012
Fernando Pettineroli answered:
Dear Tray,
I am a listing agent with Keller Williams and I work PGI.
The benefits of having a seller's agent representing you on the transaction are that you might net more for your home at closing, an easier transaction from listing to closing and better chances of having your home sold.
If you are still searching for an agent, I would like to be your seller's agent. Please call me at (941) 275 9111 for a confidential FREE seller's consultation or visit me at
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Tue Jul 10, 2012
Ken and Karen Rolland answered:
Everything is negotiable - but you have to be dealing with someone with that authority. I suggest that your agent get in direct contact with the "asset manager" - might be tough to identify/locate/reach, but they're THE ONE on the other side with a vested interest in getting the deal closed. BTW, I was initially confused since you are identified as a Home Seller... ... more
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Mon Jun 11, 2012
Maggie Hawk answered:

On the sale of a property in Florida, the three items that have the greatest potential for variability based on price are: the documentary stamps (transfer tax) on the deed, the title insurance policy, and the real estate commission. I hope that helps. ... more
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Wed Aug 3, 2011
Tammy Hayes answered:
There is much debate over the question, is now really the time to buy? In Southwest Florida, yes it is. It is definitely a buyer's market. Interest rates and home prices are extremely low. There are short sales, foreclosures and normal sales. There are plenty of homes to choose from in a variety of price ranges.

Another question that comes to mind is, should you rent or should you buy? Some people say you are throwing your money down the drain when you rent. But there are some instances when you have to rent. Some people can never qualify for a mortgage and others are just not meant to be a home owner. Overall it is almost always better to own your home rather than rent. You build equity and you can write off your mortgage interest.

People that lost their homes to a short sale or foreclosure will not be able to buy for another 2-5 years and are forced to rent. A lot of other people are also choosing to rent rather than buy. This is having an enormous effect on economic recovery. What is holding them back? People need to be able to save enough money for a down payment and qualify for a loan. Some people are looking for a new job, a better paying job, or waiting for a promotion or raise.

If you are thinking about buying now, meet with a lender to see if you qualify. Then take that leap while the market is good for buyers. Again, interest rates and home prices are the lowest they have been in years. Now is the time to buy in Southwest Florida.
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Sat Aug 23, 2008
Ellen Baker answered:
If you are selling a home in Florida today you better be talking to the world. The scope of your selling story is Global....a lot of web sites with international Reach. Our appeal for the European and Canadian market right now is huge, and they bring with them cash. The internet marketing strategies your agent or agents put together to sell your home is immensely important. Without this reach, to customers outside our Florida border, most homes will just languish for months and month and months. Ask to review their internet marketing plan!

Sincerely, Ellen Baker
Michael Saunders & Co
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Thu Jun 26, 2008
Shannon Moore - The Moore Team answered:
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