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Wed Oct 5, 2016
Linasofiag answered:
Where you able to solve the problem? I´m having the same situation now! Please help!
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Mon May 11, 2015
Gerald Feenstra answered:

If you're having issues getting interior pictures removed from your listing, I recommend reaching out to Trulia Customer Support. They should be able to assist you with any issues you're experiencing and can be reached at: 1 (888) 466-3501

Good luck!
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Mon Mar 30, 2015
Melvin List answered:
Depending on your situation you have other options such as the My Community program if you can meet the income restrictions. The My Community program has no upfront MIP and lower monthly mortgage insurance than FHA. You can also look into lender paid options at 3%-5% down.

Thank you,
Melvin List
Licensed Mortgage Loan Originator, NMLS# 243087
American Mortgage Services CO NMLS# 259805
Cell: 813.629.5478
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Tue Jul 29, 2014
Ann Ryan answered:
Ms. Ginny, properties have sold between $180,000 and $225,000. Active listings (including pending sales) vary between a short sale priced at $140,000 and $235,000. The value of your unit will depend on the condition, and number of bedrooms. If you'd like me to come by and give you a more accurate estimate, please give me a call.

Ann Ryan
Keyes Real Estate
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Fri Jul 18, 2014
Diane Christner answered:
The state of FL gives consumers access to the entire set of statutes regarding landlord - tenant relationships and leases at the following link:

You should be able to find the specific answer to your question there. The state of FL also provides contact info should you wish to ask a question or questions.

All tenants in FL should make themselves aware of these statutes so that landlords do not take advantage of the situation. Knowledge is power.


Diane Christner, Realtor, GRI, SFR
Bright Realty
Sarasota, FL
cell: (941) 726-7109
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Thu Mar 27, 2014
Gregg Rappaport answered:
Yes, we have a converted railway right of way called The Legacy Trail. It is wonderful for bikers, walkers, etc. Here is a website with more info about it: ... more
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Sun Jun 9, 2013
Lynn Brock answered:
Cliff Best, There are different enclaves of housing within the popular subdivision (aka) The Landings. Of course, single family homes have no restrictions. Lease laws and pick up after your dog exist under the county and subdivsion regulations.

Best regards,

Lynn Brock
Brock Realty Inc.

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Sun Mar 10, 2013
Mugsie Quinlan answered:
Michael Saunders and Company has a rental division with a rental agent specialist located in each of the offices. Let them do the work for you.
Rentals are very active right now both seasonally and annually leases.
I would not recommend a two year lease to start. Observe the tenants interest in your property and if you have no concerns after first year, offer discounted rent for years two and three.
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Sun Mar 10, 2013
Rich Homer answered:
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Fri Jan 18, 2013
David B. Leventhal answered:
and if you need a home fast Don't deal with short sales
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Wed Feb 29, 2012
Anna M Brocco answered:
When it comes to any safety/crime related issues, it's always best to contact the local police department with all your questions, hear all there is to hear firsthand. If unfamiliar with the area(s) do revisit more than once and at different times of day, possibly chat with locals/neighbors. Real estate professionals are prohibited from steering, enticing a buyer to purchase, or not, in specific neighborhoods.
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Sun Jan 22, 2012
John Woodward answered:
He who has the gold makes the rules....banks are more inclined to foreclose because it is more profitable for them to keep the loans and then get the 20-30% credit default swap money from companies like the former AIG. If they negotiate anything, it's not a default (deed in lieu, short sale etc) and they don't get the $$ plus they still get their servicing money from the investors. ... more
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Wed Jan 26, 2011
Frank Lauber answered:
I'd contact their management company and get the rental policy and the ratio for the community. Let me know if you need help getting the information.

Frank Lauber
Broker Associate
Andrews & Associates Realty
(941) 468-5204
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Mon Nov 29, 2010
Alma Kee answered:
Here are guidelines and forms:
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Sat Jun 26, 2010
Martie Lieberman answered:
Hi Lanna, I hope you are still considering this area. I have a home and do business in the Sarasota - Bradenton, zip code 34243, and I feel safe here. I have never had my house or car broken into, and I walk around the neighborhood for fitness, Lanna. We live on a golf course, near the water, and I see houses regularly that are available in this neighborhood from just under $100K to the mid-$500K range. Let me know if you have any more questions about this area, and thanks for your interest! ... more
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Fri Jun 4, 2010
Alma Kee answered:

HAFA is a "voluntary" program. If they are going under HAFA and your client is also getting $3,000 relocation expenses, then the commission must be 6%.

Also Indymac is actually owned by OneWest now and OneWest got a sweeheart deal with the FDIC so they have little incentive to do modifications.

Good luck!
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Wed Aug 19, 2009
Karen Wantuck answered:
Karen Wantuck
Sarasota, FL
First thing is to start building your credit and most importantly to always pay ideally the entire credit card due payment when it comes....and at minimal to pay the amount stated as acceptable. (I always pay the entire amount due).

Get a credit card that will give you cash back, like Discover, or open up a Schwab account because they have a card that will put 2% cash into the account for you for each dollar spent. That is a good way to build credit AND have money to put into a mutual fund eventually. All you have to do is open a general brokerage Schwab account to do this.

I'd love to sell you a house, but I suggest you stick it out with his parents a bit long and build you credit. However, if you want to work with Coldwell Banker, my firm, call Joan Marie Bazo at SunBelt Lending and ask her on the phone if you can buy something with your financial situation and lack of credit. She is wonderful and can tell you in a nutshell if it makes sense.

There are plenty of houses on the market right take your time. Better to make your buy an intellectual purchase rather than an emotional one. Of course, I'd love to sell you a home and there are so many even new construction homes available now for rock bottom prices.....but better safe than sorry. It would be awful for you folks to end up getting yourself into a financial pickle.

It is wonderful that you have saved $10,000 that is $5,000 more than I had when I started investing in real estate. But why not keep building on your cash so that your monthly note will be very low, build up some credit by charging EVERYTHING to a credit card that gives you cash back (always paying it off each month); and buying in December or next year.

Although the $8,000 new home buyers incentive is supposed to end in December of this year, there is talk that next year there will be even a larger incentive. Maybe there will be, maybe not. But if you wait just one more year, and save, and put all your expenses on a credit (all the gas you use, all eating out.....whatever else you spend money on) you will have that much more cash AND credit.

As you can see, I'm a better safe than sorry kinda are a dreamergurl....I'm a realist. But dreams do come true, you just have to plan a bit more for them to not become nightmares.

Joanmarie Bazo - Sunbelt Lending can be reached at 941-730-2972 tell her you are working with Karen
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Wed Aug 5, 2009
Debbie Judge answered:
Hi Diane! The best thing you could do is to contact a mortgage professional. They take into consideration your "whole financial picture" and can advise you regarding downpayment assistance. An additional benefit is that a mortgage pro can give you ideas on getting help from the seller, getting your interest rate lowered, etc. ... more
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