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Tue Aug 23, 2016
Summit Electric answered:
As others have stated the best course of action is to hire a Licensed Electrician and a Licensed Plumber to inspect the systems prior to listing. This will give you the opportunity to address any deficiencies or code issues before your buyer's home inspector checks the home.

Many sales fall through when the buyer feels that there are too many problems with a home. You can avoid the hassle and ensure a quick closing by fixing problems with the mechanical systems before the home is listed. I would also recommend having a Licensed HVAC Contractor inspect the HVAC system too.
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Fri Jun 10, 2016
Diane Christner answered:
How long they last depends on a number of factors, especially the type of roof. Generally, shingle roofs will last 15 - 20 years, depending on the grade of shingle. That being said, many insurance companies will charge you more once the roof is more than 15 years of age.

Depending on when specifically the roof was replaced in 2002, you may want to have a Wind Mitigation inspection done on the roof as it could potentially result in some discounts on your insurance rate.

Ask your FL insurance agent for additional information.
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Thu Apr 21, 2016
June Buerkle answered:
Appraiser seldom change their valuation after they submit.

Here are your options:

1) Sell to the buyer at the appraisal amount.

2) Ask the buyer to bring cash to the table (in addition to their loan amount) that way you still sell for $293 or agree to some number in the middle.

3) Tell the buyer they need to change lenders/brokers .... that way the new company would order a fresh appraisal. (If you think a new appraisal would have value to qualify)

4) List home for cash buyers only

Plus, I would negotiate with the Realtor for a discount on his/her rate to close the deal at any amount with this buyer, since the agent will be picking up both sides of the commission split. (Suggesting an original sales price so far off from market price per this appraisal - has cost you delays.)
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Wed Mar 9, 2016
Diane Christner answered:
Would suggest you start by contacting a probate attorney in the area where your father's property is located because you need more assistance than you will find here on this site and we agents cannot give you legal advice. You might also speak with the attorney who drew up the original paperwork for your father. ... more
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Wed Jun 18, 2014
Terry McCarley answered:
ActiveRain is an excellent site to locate experienced real estate agents.
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Thu Nov 7, 2013
Kathleen Long answered:
Hey there and your question is a good one and to help you with accurate data the price of a market is not determined at all by agents rather it is what buyers are willing to pay and what sellers are wiling to sell for.

A property is priced by recent sales in the area, the similar square footage of property, condition of the property, inspections and appraisal of the property. Then the financial factors of what the sellers need to get from the sale, what they owe on the property. In addition, if the property is distressed and becomes a bank owned property - the bank then controls or dictates what the price will be. Also liens and judgments on distressed properties are factored in and buyers often get stuck with paying them unless the bank has priced the property to absorb the liens. The there are short sales where multiple offers come in from buyers and the bank may or may not approve. These are just a few factors affecting what homes are priced at and the market is what the buyers of the market are willing to pay. In addition Sun City is a very unique area with a high rate of turnover of properties due to relocation of the owners, downsizing and so forth. There is no "agent low ball" conspiracy going on here in Sun City and in a handful of offices are here and in fact the market is showing a nice recovery after a depressed market. Most recent news reports and price reports show the market has gone up 14%. See this most recent article in fact at
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Sun Oct 20, 2013
Tracy Hoyt answered:
Yes they are. You must just remember the sound ordinances for certain times of the day.

Tracy Hoyt
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Sun Sep 1, 2013
Jenny Bennett answered:
The amount of time it will take to sell will depend on a number of factors, One of the first steps to take is to choose a Realtor who can show you what the sales have been in the past 3-6 months in Sun City that are either in your neighborhood or most closely resemble the characteristics of your condo to assist you in pricing it to market conditions. There are a number of other considerations that would then follow. Looking at single family homes can be a concurrent process to establish neighborhoods, your criteria, etc. to fine tune the search. I worked with a client who was selling their primary home out of state, we found a home about 2 weeks before in Sun City and the timing was exceptional.
If I can answer any more questions, please feel free to contact me at 813-784-6085 or My office is about 15 minutes away.
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Fri Aug 30, 2013
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Tue Jul 23, 2013
Lisa Reeves answered:
The platform on Trulia is for real estate agents. Trulia does get information from other sources but you will need to list your home with a realtor for it to be available on Trulia.
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Wed Jul 3, 2013
Ron Thomas answered:
Somebody has no sense of privacy on the Internet,
Someone else has a morbid sense of humor.
Which is worser?
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Tue Jul 2, 2013
Robert Basin answered:
You may want to wait until after the new year. Are you looking just for 1 month? That could be a tough one.
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Wed Oct 10, 2012
Alma Kee answered:
Call your lender if you have been served paperwork that says "lis pendens". Also contact an attorney asap and if you cannot afford an attorney, contact the Hillsborough County Bar Association for help.

All the best,
Alma Kee
Future Home Realty
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Wed Oct 10, 2012
Alma Kee answered:
Go to the Sheriff's website to narrow your search. Then call the Sheriff's office if you still need help.
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Mon Sep 17, 2012
Sharon Van Loan answered:
Find a good realtor to give you the property's history. They or I can do an MLS search and find out a lot about it. Give me a call if you would like any help, I specialize in the Sun City Center area and would be happy to help.

Sharon Van Loan
Keller Williams Realty Southshore
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Thu Oct 20, 2011
George Bakes answered:
Patrick: We have many local Coldwell Banker offices in your area of Florida...I would be happy to refer a great local agent/broker to assist with whatever real estate needs you can contact me at Thank you. ... more
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Thu Oct 20, 2011
George Bakes answered:
02134 is Andover, Massachusetts I believe. If you need a great local broker, please contact me at can refer you to a great local Coldwell Banker agent/broker in Andover. Thank you. George Bakes. ... more
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Thu Oct 20, 2011
George Bakes answered:
My advice...consult a local real estate attorney...I am not discounting any of the answers to your question from the other real estate agents/brokers...however, brokers do not and can not practice, don't do anything until you have consulted with legal counsel knowledgeable about legal matters pertaining to your inheritance issue. ... more
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Thu Oct 20, 2011
George Bakes answered:
Yes...if you need a good referral for your area of Sun City Center, Florida, please contact me at be happy to refer a great local Coldwell Banker agent. Thanks for asking! ... more
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Wed Jun 1, 2011
Reyna Mompoint answered:
No this house is occupied and can't be rented fro a month.
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