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Tue Jan 7, 2014
Glenn Gwaltney answered:

I would recommend a mortgage broker because they are researching several lenders to find the best terms and rates that fit your needs. The mortgage broker will tell you what documents you need to provide. You should expect an answer from the broker in 1 to 2 weeks.

Glenn Gwaltney
Century 21 SSM
Robertsdale, AL 36567
cell 251-223-1927
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Wed Oct 9, 2013
Amanda Beyer answered:
Are you wanting to sell both and purchase one together? Do you need to sell both? one? to buy one? I would like the opportunity to talk with you about this and see what Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Generations can do to help. ... more
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Thu Oct 3, 2013
Tina Golden answered:
You may want to consider other options to verify the address given.

If its within the city limits of Robertsdale you can check with the zoning and planning for the 911 address.

If its not within the city limits try checking with the 911 office.

You could also check with the US Postmaster

If you need assistance, give me a call.
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Thu Apr 18, 2013
Mary McNair answered:
There doesn't appear to be anything available at this time in that specific neighborhood.

Are you willing to consider other options in the nearby area?
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Thu Apr 18, 2013
ggweekley asked:
I would like to know where and when it is going up for auction
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Thu Jan 17, 2013
Louiea52 answered:
Sometimes MLS are still for sale, just expired, is that not correct?
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Mon Jan 7, 2013
Mary McNair answered:
If you have the cash or ability to get financing, I strongly recommend buying instead of renting, especially now. Prices are starting to go back up, but interest rates are still low. By buying, you can actually put yourself in a position to pay less to own than you would pay to rent.

Please give me a call to provide your e-mail address so I can send both rental and for-sale options for you to compare. I will also save the search criteria for automatic notifications as properties are new or back on the market, as well as when there's a price change.

If more convenient, you can e-mail me via my profile to provide your contact information (e-mail and phone). The only search criteria I still need to confirm is maximum budgets for rent or purchase price, as you have already provided location and bedroom criteria.

I won't send just foreclosures. They aren't the only bargains. Plus, you don't get clear title on foreclosures until the one-year right-of-redemption has expired.

I look forward to assisting you further.
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Fri Sep 28, 2012
Mary McNair answered:
The foreclosed property was finally listed on the MLS a few hours after I posted this information request, so I'm good now.
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Mon Sep 24, 2012
Edith Karoline Jasser answered:
No property no address how can we answer your question?
But remember and read this carefully I am only sending it to you because of your question, because if you worked with one trusted buyers agent that Realtor would provide you will those answers as well!!

I am wondering why you ask this question here at Trulia, if you are an interested and determined
buyer, you definitely should connect with a local Realtor, a buyers Agent, ie a Realtor who will be on
your side, protecting your interests, finding the right property, arrange showings, answer all your
questions, help you right a good offer, get you also pre-approved for a loan, and negotiate on your behalf the very best sale price and terms and if you commit to one trusted Realtor, he or she will commit 100 % to you and his or her services if you make an offer on a property listed by a Realtor/Brokerage in the multiple listing service will be FREE to you, as Buyers Agents are usually
paid by the seller's side, out of the sellers proceeds at the closing table...

Why would you want to do this on your own, when there are so many details to be taken care of the
right way and so many details need to be paid attention to, inspection appraisals, loan commitment, walk thru etc. etc. in order to bring an offer to a fully executed contract and that to successful closing and home purchase.

Give it a second thought and hopefully you will decide to work with a trusted Realtor, who is experienced in your areas of interest. Please commit to only ONE Realtor!! If you need recommendations get back to me I gladly forward you names..

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Wed Aug 10, 2011
Hi Wesley, I went ahead and did a little digging. 18970 Pecan Lane is the guest house to 18980. Both were listed as one and no, it did not sell. It expired in January and has not been re listed for sale.

Warm regards,
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Wed Jan 19, 2011
John Reinhardt answered:
The buyer will pay for title search and your see it at closing on your HUD under closing costs for your loan.

John Reinhardt
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Mon Nov 1, 2010
Liz Hoffman answered:
I live in the Silverhill area and work the entire Baldwin County area but I am particularly interested and invested in the Robertsdale area, so I am concerned with what is going on in our market and wanted to research this completely before answering your question. My answers concerning what I found are related only to the immediate, close-in, "in-town" Robertsdale area. Of all the homes on the market in your area, there are only 9 over $300,000 actively listed at this time. Of these, all but one have had price reductions since listing, and most are significant reductions-$30,000 to $90,000 less than the original list price. In comparing the 3 month period between Aug. 1-Oct. 31, 2009 with the same 3 month period in 2010 these are the statistics: In 2009 the average sales price was $82,683 compared with $101,089 this year. Homes sold for 94.49% of the listing price last year, but this year that number rose to 96,94%. the average days on the market for last year was 156, while this year that number has fallen to 138. Here is the real difference-homes last year were listed at an average of $65.80 per square foot while this year the per square foot price has fallen to $61.00 per square foot. That is the key: sellers are becoming realistic and understanding that in this market they must lower their prices if they want to sell. Remember, these numbers apply only to the Robertsdale, Alabama area during Aug. to Oct., 2009 and Aug. to Oct. 2010. These stats show the market is improving slowly and this information means we may be possibly trending toward a healthier, more balanced market that will benefit sellers. ... more
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Fri Aug 13, 2010
Teresa King answered:
Hi Kelley,

The address that you inquired about was a recent foreclosure, and on the date you posted your question this home was not an active listing. The home went on the market on July 1st and went under contract on August 2nd with a buyer. Hopefully, that buyer is you?

Many times we do get calls from buyers who have knowledge of a home that will soon be available, but until it is posted in the MLS (Multiple Listing Service) we won't know it's price or availability.

For others who may be waiting for a certain home to hit the market, a real estate agent can put a search on that address for you that will email it to you as soon as it comes available. I'm always happy to provide this service for my clients and welcome new buyers to do the same for.

Teresa King
RE/MAX of Gulf Shores
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Fri Aug 13, 2010
Parrish Walker answered:

Maybe that will show up better, or copy and paste everything above into your browser to follow it... Feel free to email me if you'd prefer me to emal it to you (it will be easier to find that way!) ... more
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Sun Jul 19, 2009
I agree that in looking through the available properties currently, that most seem on target.
You may use any tool you feel necessary in your negotiations, just keep in mind that foreclosure and short sale properties are considered distressed and are usually priced accordingly.
If the property is priced right, and you love it and can see making your home there, then negotiate the best you can, but don't allow your emotional attachment to it to drive your price up beyond what you are willing to pay.,

Best wishes to you in your endeavors and as I said before, if you would like to speak privately, just dash me off an email!
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Tue Jul 7, 2009
The appraisal is an estimate of value provided by a certified Appraiser, usually on behalf of a lender, but also sometimes for a property owner. It is based on sold properties, that are similar within a certain time frame, and sometimes they also do a replacement cost estimate.
The second part to question can be answered a couple of ways. Property value is simply what a buyer is willing to pay to a willing seller. Again, usually the value is determined by comparing similar properties that have recently sold.
Or you can check the tax records for the tax appraiser's determination of property value. You may already be aware, however, that the tax appraiser's valuations are far different than what a lender's appraiser may determine to be the value of a property.
I hope this helps. If you would like to continue this conversation, please send me an email privately.
Warm regards,
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Sun Jun 14, 2009
Tia Stanley answered:
Is there a particular listing you are inquiring about or just in general? Contact me with the information you are seeking and I will be glad to look it up for you.
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Tue Aug 12, 2008
Kristy Bushaw-Luxury /Investment Spec. answered:
As a resident of Robertsdale I have seen a number of listings sit on the market chasing the home buyers. The current market is not conducive to selling a home for more than the appraised value. Remember an appraisal is only valid for 6 months. I usually ask my sellers how motivated they are. If they say they just want to test the market, this probibly is not the time to sell. Remember you can not typically get a loan for 500,000 if it appraises at 400,000. From a buyer perspective why would they pay more than the appraisal? Just a few questions to think about. If I am not to late and can help you in any way please feel free to call me.
Kristy Bushaw
Robertsdale Resident
AL Broker/Florida Realtor
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