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Home Buying in Seffner : Real Estate Advice

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Thu Mar 10, 2016
Scott Godzyk answered:
You wont know unless you make the offer, however most likely the bank does not come down more than 5% off the asking price, Most banks reduce the price every 30 days. The listing agent may have a better insight to what may have been submitted and rejected or countered. ... more
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Tue Feb 4, 2014
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Thu Jan 30, 2014
Alma Kee answered:
Hi Pete,

There isn't an extra CDD tax and the HOA is $475 per quarter= $1,900 per year.

Seffner may still have some stigma attached to it due to the catastrophic sinkhole that took a life last year:

If you would like to search with details (including CDD fees, HOA etc) you're welcome to sign up for a free Listingbook account on our website:

All the best,
Alma Rose Kee, PA
Sold On Tampa Team
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Fri Dec 27, 2013
Alma Kee answered:
She can try a credit union. Her credit score is very low so most banks and lenders will probably not take a risk. offers the Financial Peace University that may help her get on the road to home ownership. ... more
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Sun Jun 19, 2011
Bill Eckler answered:
It appears that the bank may be encountering problems they didn't anticipate that may go beyond your repair issue. We would agree with the others that indicate that lenders are very reluctant to make repairs, especially after they have an offer on the property.

Since the bank must provide you with a "clean title" it may be reasonable to GUESS that they may have encountered issues that must be resolved prior to the transfer of title and ownership. If this is the case, it's unlikely that they will share this information with anyone outside of their business. Thus, your agent, attorney, title company, etc will have no idea what the extent of the problem may be.

If they have accepted your offer and are committed by signed document to you, it may be beneficial to invest a little more time. You already have invested time and money in this transaction that if you pull out, will not be recovered.

Our recommendation is that you put it in writing that you are again willing to extend the closing date but that if the end of July closing date will you! Be firm and put it in writing......

Good luck,

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Sat Nov 28, 2009
Alma Kee answered:
Hi Simone,

If a property is Temporarily Off the Market (TOM) it means the owner took the house off the market but should be putting it back to "active".

If the house was Withdrawn from the market, the owner may have decided not to sell or on a short sale it's possible the owner got a loan modification to allow them to reduce the monthly payment.

If the house is "pending" sale that means another buyer made an offer and it was accepted by the Seller so there is now a contract pending sale.

What address are you looking at? I may be able to tell you what is going on or if you're already working with a Realtor she should be able to help you.

Hope this helps.

Alma Rose Kee, P.A.
Charles Rutenberg Realty, Inc.
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Fri Nov 27, 2009
Phyllis Crosby answered:
My name is Phyllis Crosby Realtor ReMax Top Notch in Tampa.

Have you ever had a Realtor tell you this.????????? .......wait...wait...wait.!!!!

Our market is still upside down, and while you may get a decent buy on a new home you will probably have to sell you home under market on your exisitng property.. Even other Realtors are suggesting to send you investors--- see what I mean?

Our Florida market is improving slowly, take your time....breathe....enjoy the holidays.

Just my thoughts..

Phyllis Crosby, Realtor/GRI
Re/Max Top Notch Associates
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Tue Jun 9, 2009
Antonio answered:
Florida statute and chapter 3 of the contract provide that if you do not get a loan... the contract is void and null.
Same chapter provide all terms and time frame, check it out, if they're current, in one word: Absolutely! ... more
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Mon Mar 3, 2008
Phil Fowler answered:
Hello Allison,

There is one lot under 100K in Seffner. However, if you wanted to go a little further south, to Riverview, there are a few more to choose from, conveniently located near shopping. You could take the Sunshine Skyway across to St. Petersburg.

If you would like more information, feel free to contact me at
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