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Home Buying in Saint Petersburg : Real Estate Advice

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Mon Sep 18, 2017
Faith T answered:
Hi,

To use our filter system to narrow down your search results.

Please feel free to follow these steps:

1. Click the buy tab on our homepage.
2. Enter preferred area in the search bar.
3. Enter any filters such as beds, baths, etc.

Please note if there are too many filters, you may not find any results. If you are interested in a listing, click on the "Request Viewing" or "Request Info" button to get in touch with the real estate professional/homeowner. Additionally they may list their phone number directly on the property page. At that time you can discuss with them further details on the property.

You can also take advantage of our vast network of agents here:

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We hope your experience with Trulia is memorable and thank you for using Trulia for all your real estate needs.

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Mon Sep 18, 2017
Mary answered:
Hi,

Please follow the instructions below on how to find a Section 8 rental listings.

1. Click the Rent tab on our homepage
2. Enter your desired area in the search bar and hit Enter
3. Click More, enter the keyword 'Section 8', and click Add.

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Thu Sep 7, 2017
Briangreenwood14 answered:
Live in rome ny and wondering if you have any houses that need to be kept plowed out for winter , I'm fully insured and willing to add any to my houses and commercial property';s that I have already. Please let me know thank you ... more
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Fri Jul 28, 2017
Kathy Burgreen answered:
Some lenders will accept credit scores as low as 580 BUT you will be required to pay higher interest rates and higher fees. Lenders consider it a "punishment" for having bad credit scores. They reward buyers with better scores by charging low interest rates and low fees.

Your credit is only 1 part of getting approved for a loan. Lenders will verify employment, income, savings, credit, outstanding debts, debt to income ratio and tax returns. Also you need cash for a down payment + cash to pay for closing costs.
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Thu Jul 27, 2017
Robert Eanell answered:
Well I think you are about 3 years to late in entering this market space and you may find it difficult to find foreclosure properties at this time. You will be competing against a large number of investors all competing for fewer and fewer properties. In all of Pinellas County, with a population of about 1 million people there are a total of 83 REO/Bank Owned properties available. Most of these homes sell for above asking...but not all. The one's that stay on the market usually are not worth purchasing because of the expense of renovating relative to what the property can then sell for. Most agents will not work in this market space with investors any longer because the competition is so intense for these properties. ... more
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Wed Jun 7, 2017
Skycoolestdad answered:
Good and Fair Question. I am sure there are other relevant questions relating to your inquiry. Your best bet is to work with a real estate agent who can lead you to the right decision and the buying process. I am part of a real estate company that can set you up with a Top Agent in this area where you are looking. There is no cost to you for our service. Go to y website http://www.ParkPlaceConnects.com/svanhaam for more details. Thank You. ... more
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Thu May 4, 2017
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Sat Apr 15, 2017
Scott Godzyk answered:
If you are buying a short sale, then yes the sellers bank will want a bpo and the sale will have to go through the approval process. The bank does not set the price, the seller does, the bank wants to make sure it is at or near market value less repairs. ... more
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Thu Mar 30, 2017
Myangels369 answered:
I HAVE A HOUSE THAT IS UPSIDE DOWN AND I WANT TO GET OUT OF IT AND DO A RENT TO OWN PROPERTY IN SAFETY HARBOR FLORIDA// NOT SURE WHAT TO DO OR HOW TO GO ABOUT IT//
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Mon Mar 20, 2017
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Hello, I'm a mortgage professional.

Yes, depending on your new job income that should help what you can qualify for.

I can help you with a pre approval.

If you have any other questions or would like help with this you are welcome to get in touch with me. ... more
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Tue Mar 7, 2017
Sandy Hartmann answered:
It depends on the elevation. You'll want to ask the seller if they have a copy of the elevation certificate for the home or what their current flood policy costs them for a good ballpark figure. If they don't have one, you'll want to get one done with the Survey during your inspection period so you can get an accurate flood quote and still have time to decide on whether or not you want the house.
Some homes that have been built in the 70's and earlier don't require an elevation certificate to get a flood quote in Pinellas County (Where me and my team work). A good Realtor should be able to advise on this in your area though.
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Tue Mar 7, 2017
Sandy Hartmann answered:
Hi there,

This is a tricky question. Right now, interest rates are historically very low, even with recent increases. Prices may be higher than they were 2 years ago, but with interest rates expected to increase in 2017, you might find yourself paying just as much on a monthly mortgage payment if prices go down, as you would now, in the event interest rates take a jump.
So though prices could sink and get cheaper, interest rates could rise, making it just as costly to buy now. Does that make sense?
The best thing to do is speak with a licensed mortgage professional (unless you are a cash buyer of course) to find out what you're approved for and how much your payment could change with interest rates going up and prices going down. In some scenarios, it could be a wash, meaning you could buy now or later- then the only problem would be locating the right property- which is why your 2nd call should be to a reputable agent :)
Hope that helps!
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Tue Jan 17, 2017
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Sat Nov 19, 2016
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We can help! We provide FHA/VA loans all the way down to a 580 fico. As a licensed real estate broker and mortgage broker over 10 years i can answer any questions you have throughout the process. http://www.florida-mortgage-lenders.com/ ... more
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Sat Oct 1, 2016
Cindi Williams asked:
please contact me at cindicwilliams@aol.com

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Sat Sep 10, 2016
Norman Dayan asked:
This house is not in default plz correct asap
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