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Home Buying in Satellite Beach : Real Estate Advice

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Tue Mar 3, 2015
John Curri & Lourdes Sliwa answered:
I have a single family waterfront home in Satellite Beach and I that is mostly what I sell. You can get quotes as low as $3500 ( that is what I pay) but I have seen quotes as high as $6000. It is going to depend on the size, if the house has shutters or impact glass and the quality of the roof. Front line and federated are common insurance carriers around here. I hope this helps. ... more
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Sat Jan 10, 2015
USMortgageRanger answered:
Thanks for your service to our country from one Veteran to another. You can used your VA benefits to purchase a home under the home path guidelines, but you will loose all the Fannie benefits that they are offering as the loan is not coming back to them and the whole purpose of homepath is that the loan will come back for servicing rights.

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Maybe you just want to make sure that you getting the best rates and service from someone that you are already working with? What do you have to lose but your money and we are so certain that we are offering the BEST RATE GUARANTEE or $1,000 also a $1,000.00 close On-Time guarantee. Either way I am happy to help.

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Fri Jan 9, 2015
Michael Joseph answered:
Actually global warming would cause water levels to rise significantly. The amount of ice melting which has been happening for a while will continue to raise levels as long as it continues. ... more
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Thu Nov 13, 2014
Tammy Hayes answered:
Do you have a survey? If so, contact a pool company and ask them to look at the survey or visit the property to determine if it will meet your needs. They know the county/city codes for setbacks too. ... more
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Fri Oct 17, 2014
James Loftis answered:
Please contact me will be glad to help you with any property info here in the Palm Beach area,

James Loftis

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Mon Dec 2, 2013
Robin Miller answered:
It's an older neighborhood. You can bring in a 27ft boat. As long as you can turn it around. It is best to navigate the canal before you buy a home.
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Mon Dec 2, 2013
Robin Miller answered:
Homes in Golden Beach are very desirable. When Mercedes finishes our last development on the beach in the next 3 years. Their will be very few lots left. That area has oversized lots too. It is a good investment. ... more
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Mon Sep 16, 2013
Josh Barnett answered:
Circle your mouse around it three times and on the third time click the "follow" tab above the picture.
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Sun Jul 7, 2013
Rekha Vyas answered:
Hello Todd,

You were looking for a lot in Tortoise Island in March 2010. There is a beautiful lot available now in Tortoise Island on the Banana River. It is .39 acre and may be perfect for you. If you are still in the market for a vacant lot in Tortoise Island, please call me.
Best regards,

Broker Associate, Realtor
Keller Williams Realty Brevard
6905 N Wickham Rd, Ste 405
Melbourne, FL 32940
321 435 3749 Fax
321 759 4409 mobile
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Sun Jul 7, 2013
Tracey G Rosenblatt answered:
The reason they are in poor shape is because the owners were foreclosed on or had to do a short sale, therefore not wanting to put money into a property they weren't going to get back the properties ran down. These properties have been and continue to be bought by investors, first time buyers and those snapping up a good deal, the buyer is then refurbishing and keeping, renting out or flipping therefore putting value on the other properties in the neighborhood.
This is not something to be frightened of, in fact it's a good time to realize that buying in these areas now you will get a better deal and a higher return of equity as opposed to the neighborhoods already fixed up when the poorly shaped properties are fixed up.

I am a very experienced Broker, and trust this small amount of knowledge I gave you helps.

All the best, Tracey
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Tue May 14, 2013
Matt Canina answered:
Desoto Parkway can be quite desirable for those wanting to live just a short walk from the beach. While it's true Desoto is busier than the average Beachside street, it's not a noisy street, and there are plenty of stop signs along the way which control traffic & prevent speeding. There are also sidewalks on either side which provide a safe place to walk or ride a bike. ... more
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Mon Nov 12, 2012
David Marsh answered:
Lower HOA Fees are always a possibility in the future. Make sure before you buy to talk with HOA Members about the current figure in the budget as well as current and future expenditures. As an owner/HOA member within the condo, your own input, expertise and connections can help bring costs down instead of possible unnecessary increases year after year. ... more
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Fri May 4, 2012
Mary Pietras answered:
Super old and run down area. Close to the beaches though.
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Thu May 6, 2010
Don Tepper answered:
Comparing recent sales data to recorded appraisals means absolutely nothing. It can't indicate a trend because appraisals have little to do with a home's value. Appraisals are broad-based calculations done by taxing authorities in order to collect taxes. An appraisal can easily be 15%-20% off from a property's true value. Where I live (Fairfax County), the county itself says it considers an appraisal to be accurate if it's within about 10% of the actual value of a property. So, the county would consider a $400,000 appraisal accurate if the real value were anywhere between about $360,000 and $440,000. And there are plenty of inaccurate appraisals out there, too.

Your area, and your taxing authority, probably have similar guidelines.

Besides, as you yourself note, what you're looking at are 2009 appraisals. I don't know about your area, but in mind the appraisals come out early in the year, based on sales during the past six months. In other words, 2009 appraisals are based on sales, generally, stretching back to July of 2008. And now it's May 2010. Even if the appraisals were 100% accurate (based on July 2008 data), it's now nearly 2 years later. The data are bad. Stale, inaccurate. Worthless.

Bottom line: Do not consider appraisals when making an offer. Don't do it. Make an offer based on comps. Have your Realtor run a CMA on a property you're considering. Look at what properties have actually sold for in the past 90 or fewer days. Then pay no more than the CMA figure. Probably offer less.

Hope that helps.
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