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Sun Jun 25, 2017
Anthony D Greene answered:
i had a rough time looking and finding places that will accept a vash voucher. you're best shot would try to find a private owner of a condo or small house looking to give you a chance.
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Sun Jun 25, 2017
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Sat Jun 24, 2017
Kathy Burgreen answered:
You can't. If you are looking for owners who will rent to you without a credit check - forget it. These days with easy to use technology, all landlords, owners or others can easily verify a tenant's background and do a credit check. Either they pay a fee to a company to have it done or use a software service. Sorry but with technology, you cannot escape a background and credit check.

Save yourself the trouble and explain your issues upfront.
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Sat Jun 10, 2017
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Tue Jun 6, 2017
Crystal Moir Kirkendol answered:
Hey Kyla! We are building in the Saint Johns FL area and looking for lenders doing 10% down construction to perm loans. Just curious as to which four banks you found that do this? We're struggling at the moment... ... more
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Sun Jun 4, 2017
Ckorr2013 answered:
Honestly the answer is yes and no. Alligators do live here. You will see articles that say they are active at dusk and dawn, but I have seen an alligator crossing the road at 3AM. You will also see articles that say they live inland and not near the bay because of the salt water. I have seen them in cockroach bay and Palmetto (lower tampa bay). The long and the short of it is that they can be found anywhere at any time of day. That said, they do seem to be minimal in the metropolitan region of tampa - mostly because people call to have them removed or they are (very secretly might I add) killed.
But your question is do I have to worry? You have to worry about them as much as you worry about venomous snakes and bears. In other words, keep your eyes open, be alert and aware. Use common sense. If you think it unwise to so something, it probably is. If you go swimming in fresh water in Florida, yes, it may be the last time you do - it's a distinct possibility. Taking a midnight stroll along a canal or getting to close to the edge of any waterway with high grasses (and even without) is likely not in your best interest. However, I don't feel you have to show any more prudence than you do living anywhere else in the U.S. If you live in Alaska, you watch out for polar bears. If you hike through the Appalachians, you watch out for bears. It's really the same here, but you really should avoid swimming especially in fresh water here.
One thing to keep in mind, in particular, is that if you go to wildlife refuges and parks here, you need to always be on the lookout. That's because those are protected areas so that these creatures can have a place to be where they are free to live. Be respectful when you enter their home, as they are probably as thrilled to have you there as you would be to have an un-welcomed animal or person in yours! The Alafia River State Park has plenty of gators.
In day to day life however you're probably more likely to get struck by lightning. You see a lot of lightning in your life - but most of us are not struck by it. If you live here for any length of time, you will make your fair share of alligator sightings especially if you are a nature enthusiast. You should expect to see them from time to time when you get off the beaten trail so to speak. Although gators are scary and strike fear, in my opinion your thoughts of worry would be more germane to attacks by people - not alligators - in tampa. The gators really do try to keep to themselves.
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Thu Jun 1, 2017
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Thu Jun 1, 2017
Deejay925 answered:
In process await construction to start. Issues with the WB processes and the whole design ripoff. The base home is a shell with limited level 1'goods. By the time u add what amounts to be standards for other builders, your home is now over price. Processes they admit are designed so they themselves don't install the wrong product without consideration for the customer. Petty example, standard ceramic soap dish, towel bar and toilet paper holder....if you want one u can't. It's all or nothing, Backsplash was going to be $3360 or $60 a square ft.. Since I decided to do myself they then said they will put a 4inch backsplash forcing me later to rip it out..spiteful it is or appears. Either way it's all poor customer service. Nuff said I'm tired."others same experience? ... more
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Thu May 25, 2017
Mary answered:

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Tue May 23, 2017
Gregg Pomeroy answered:
Hello, I'm a mortgage professional.

We have programs for your situation.

If you have any other questions or would like help you are welcome to get in touch with me.
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Sat May 20, 2017
Dalinden1210 asked:
The property is correctly listed with Keller Williams Lakewood Ranch but your listing shows the agent's name as Toliver Jones with Century 21. The listing agent is Carlos Santana with…
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Thu May 11, 2017
Diane Christner answered:
Who pays what should be spelled out in your sales contract.

Seller generally pays any real estate commissions, unless your contract specifies otherwise.

One of the larger expenses is the title search, exam and new title insurance policy. In some areas of FL it is customary for the seller to pay that expense, in other areas it is a buyer expense.

Sellers are generally responsible for paying the doc stamps to the state of FL on the deed. Those run 70 cents per $100 and are based on the sales price.

Property taxes and any HOA dues are generally prorated at closing. If you are in a HOA, the closing agent will require the seller to cover the cost of getting an estoppel letter from your HOA.

If you have a mortgage, that will be paid off at closing and the closing agent will typically charge you a nominal fee.

If you are doing it on your own (FSBO), I would strongly suggest having a local real estate attorney put together the sales contract of agreed upon terms between you and the buyer. The state of FL requires a number of disclosures by sellers to buyers, you don't want to let ignorance of the law put you in a situation where the buyers could later sue you.
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Tue May 9, 2017
Jdmjeanpaul asked:
me and my wife are looking to buy in florida with out finding a job there first. we figured we buy a house in FL as our second home (currently live with my mom renting to save money )so…
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