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Spanish Fort : Real Estate Advice

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Mon Dec 19, 2016
Angelica P answered:

I have emailed you regarding this concern.

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Tue Feb 23, 2016
Agpritch answered:
Absolutely. You just give notice, in writing. Take her sign down if she doesn't within 24 hours.

You can, and might consider, reporting her to the local Board of REALTORS for ethics violations.

Retired Realtor.
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Wed Apr 22, 2015
Martina actkins asked:
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Tue Mar 24, 2015
Sally Grenier answered:
Are you the homeowner or are you a real estate agent? If you're the owner, you can't list FSBOs here on Trulia. If you're an agent...listings are typically syndicated through your local MLS. ... more
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Wed Nov 12, 2014
Daniela Nielsen answered:
Hope your problem was solved and you were able to purchase your home.
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Wed Nov 12, 2014
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Wed Nov 12, 2014
Daniela Nielsen answered:
It depends where your building and if you using custom or a value builder. It can be 90-132 per square foot. Good Luck!
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Fri Sep 27, 2013
Elena Sivak answered:
Actually, we got a Notice about increase of land value for tax propose in 2013 by $10,000.00( in 2012 was $50,000.00, in 2013 will be $60,000.00).
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Mon Sep 2, 2013
bailie2009 answered:
There is a fall ball and spring ball league - you can get more info on
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Mon Aug 12, 2013
Christi Mossburg answered:
Insurance is typically lower in Spanish Fort than other part so the county as insurance rates are lowest north of I-l0. Insurance rates are also based on age of home and your credit score. An old roof can really increase your rate. Make sure you get a quote from several companies. ... more
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Wed May 22, 2013
Mary Sponseller answered:
Call your agent and speak with them about the situation. In Georgia you just notify your agent that you would like to withdraw your home from the market and it is done., It is most likely the same in FLa. ... more
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Sat Mar 16, 2013
Mary McNair answered:
What is your maximum budget? How many bedrooms and baths are required as a minimum?

Have you considered also including Daphne in your search area?

Get back to me with this basic information and I'll research what's available specific to your needs. You can send me an e-mail or call me directly from my profile. ... more
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Wed Feb 20, 2013
Mary McNair answered:
Exact closing costs will vary from transaction to transaction, but typically the buyer is responsible for paying to have documents prepared and the deed filed with the county, as well as home inspection and all costs associated with your financing. The there is a well, your lender will likely require that you have the water professional tested. If you're buying land, you may need to get a perk test if you would have to use septic due to public sewer not being available.

Items that are usually paid by the seller, but are up for negotiation, are surveys and home warranties, if requested by the buyer in the offer. You also want to require the sellers to purchase a title insurance policy which insures they have the legal right to sell the property and there are no problems with the chain of title. (Foreclosures can't provide clear title until after a full year has passed from the date the property was sold at auction, so beware.)

There are so many details that have to be considered, let me help you. Once we find the right house, we'll go over the specifics when you are preparing an offer. At that time, I will provide you with an estimated closing statement so you can have a general idea what to expect to come up with at the closing table.

Give me a call and I'll be glad to assist you from beginning to end.
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Thu Jul 5, 2012
Edith Karoline Jasser answered:
Oh my this statement scares me...... you signed and initialed a BUNCH OF PAPERS ---- you better know what you signed and what the terms are..... furthermore it seems to me that you are saying that you are selling...... Earnest money when buying, when selling, you want to get an offer from a buyer and have the buyer present initial earnest money with the offer, and then within the contract terms raise that to a higher agreed upon amount????

If you are selling or buying you better be doing it with an experienced Realtor on your side, whether you are the seller or the buyer, one who just works on YOUR behalf...... And who will explain the terms
in the contract papers, which are legal documents if and when fully signed, initialed and executed by both parties...... those you called a bunch of papers.....

Please do not do this on your own,so that you have an experienced professional on your side to
not only guide you through the paperwork, but also explain all that is involved in detail to YOU.

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Thu Nov 10, 2011
Anna M Brocco answered:
Scams do exist, always use caution. You can check local public records for an owner's name, thereafter ask for proof of ownership, or consider working with an agent; don't exchange any money until proof is satisfactory, never mail a deposit, always visit the unit, etc.
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Wed Nov 9, 2011
Anna M Brocco answered:
Scams do exist, always use caution. You can check local public records for an owner's name, thereafter ask for proof of ownership, or consider working with an agent; don't exchange any money until proof is satisfactory, never mail a deposit, always visit the unit, etc ... more
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Wed May 18, 2011
Sylvia Stewart answered:
Good questions! There are a number of buildings that can be purchased at low discount prices...I am not sure how large a building you would need but if you give me the details, I would be happy to send a list for your consideration. There has never been a better time to purchase property for investment purposes...good market for rentals in Spanish Fort and Daphne 36526 and 36527 are excellent areas for rental income.
Sylvia Stewart
Keller Williams Realty
22502 Hwy 98
Fairhope, Al 36532
251 232 9200
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Mon May 9, 2011
Gerard Carney answered:
Get a Real Estate Attorney and go after the Seller and the Broker that sold you the House. As far as the Septic to the new addition being Illegal, not having been permitted or inspected by the county, then there was knowledge of items wrong by the owner and intent not to disclose which means they vialted the sale. You can go after them and sue them to correct wha is wrong. Do not wait! ... more
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Mon Apr 26, 2010
Linda Slocum, CRS, CDPE | Santa Clarita Realtor answered:
This depends somewhat on how far along the houses are at the time you purchase. If they are almost ready to move in, you'll likely get more builder incentives than if the homes are barely starting construction. Builders don't like to hold inventory, and will offer more incentives and/or free upgrades when a completed home is sitting unsold.

Upgrades such as flooring, countertops, window coverings, etc are all part of the builder's profit center. Sometimes you'll get decent pricing on these, sometimes not. You'll need to have some idea as to pricing of these items before you go to their design center.

Builder-affiliated lenders are typically very competitive, but it doesn't hurt to shop around. If you find a better rate elsewhere, see if the builder's lender will match it. If you do use an outside lender, it's likely that the builder incentives will go away, and you may have potential penalties for not closing on time, so be sure to weigh all of your options.

If you buy directly from the builder, you should have at least a 1-year warranty for any issues that may arise during that time frame. If you buy from a regular seller, the builder will not always honor this 1st-year warranty. Either way, you can always purchase 3rd-party home warranties to protect your home. I always advise my clients to have an inspection just prior to the expiration of the builder's home warranty so they can request the correction of any outstanding items before the builder's warranty expires.

Don is correct in saying that using a realtor for your purchase is important. The builders typically have realtor commissions built into the advertising budgets, so you won't save anything by going in on your own. Do remember that if you use a realtor, you must go into the sales office with your realtor for your very first visit, so don't go wandering in there alone. A realtor can help you get all available incentives and discounts, and assist you through the loan process as well as answering any questions that may arise. Remember that the people in the builder's sales office work for the builder, not for you!
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