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 UpNest, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
Earlier today
UpNest answered:
The average rate for a commission can vary. Have you tried searching on You can compare West Palm Beach realtor fees, rebates and services in your local area until you find the right match for your budget. ... more
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Jonathan Klu…, Real Estate Pro in Boca Raton, FL
Sun Jan 15, 2017
Jonathan Klurfeld answered:
That will be extremely difficult absent renting a room in a house from someone with rents in the West Palm area. Even 1 bedroom units are averaging nearly doubt that.

Further, to be totally frank, it is unlikely a realtor is going to get involved as even if the landlord offers commission to a realtor, it will be 1/2 month or $350. After splitting that with the broker (broker takes 10-40%) it is simply a losing proposition for that realtor to even get involved with the time required.

He may want to try rental websites like zillow, truila, hotpads,, etc. and enter his search criteria. I just dont think he will find anything in that price range. I just did a quick search for $700 max rent on from north up to Juno and south down to Delray and 2 units came up; one a studio and one a 1 bed 1 bath. Rent values are just not that low around here.
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Celiasandport, Home Buyer in West Palm Beach, FL
Sat Jan 7, 2017
Celiasandport answered:
Applied for and never received a loan modification. Making the payments than the mortgage company would not accept anymore payment. The mortgage was not behind. Consulted an attorney who spoke with a rep from the mortgage company who stated we never made or was late on the mortgage. Was able to prove we were not. The mortgage company went silent. We were under the belief that we were being represented by an attorney( which we did sign a contract with) about a month or so later a realtor knocks at the door who was surprised that we were still in the house since he was told the property was vacant. Was told our home had been floreclosed. We never received any notication from the mortgage company or the attorney we hired. Please tell me how is this even legal??? ... more
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Madnessin04, Renter in Silver Spring, MD
Thu Dec 29, 2016
Madnessin04 asked:
Hello all, My wife and I are looking to relocate to the West Palm Beach area from D. C. and have 1 broken lease each on our credits. She will be transferring through her Starbucks job and…
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Madnessin04, Renter in Silver Spring, MD
Thu Dec 29, 2016
Madnessin04 asked:
llo all, My wife and I are looking to relocate to the West Palm Beach area from D. C. and have 1 broken lease each on our credits. She will be transferring through her Starbucks job and…
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Cooldogcooki…, Home Buyer in West Palm Beach, FL
Sat Dec 24, 2016
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John Burke, Real Estate Pro in Austin, TX
Fri Dec 16, 2016
John Burke answered:
Hi Nyaishat28,

With your score, that repo must be pretty old, right?
You need to try a different lender, like me.

Did the lender say specifically why you were declined? There are a couple of possible reasons but the main one that I can think of is the FHA requirement to use a percentage of the repo balance as a monthly payment which may have pushed your debt to income ratios over the maximum allowed by the lender or FHA.

Your best option is to get a 2nd opinion from another lender like me.

Take a look at the recommendations from some of my past clients on my Trulia profile by clicking the link below my phone number.

Please feel free to contact me for more information or help.

John Burke
Senior Mortgage Banker
Lending in ALL 50 states
Great Plains National Bank
Apply Online:
NMLS# 787231
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Linda, Home Buyer in West Palm Beach, FL
Tue Nov 29, 2016
Linda answered:
i would like the same information, .. anyone please answer, ,, i see units that say zestimate 65k , selling for 29k.. says needs work, but the work looks seriously minor...
im also wanting a fixxer upper in one of these units so i can live there full time.. . but I HAVE ONE SMALL DOG, HE IS A TEA CUP SIZE.. SUPER SMALL... so i dont know what my options are,,, i hear too many things that dont seem to be true, or people just blab things out they have no idea on the real rules or options... i wish the community had someone to respond to these questions on here... would really be helpful,, when i do live there ,, one day,
i am going to answer all of your questions with exact truths. i promise
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Jonathan Klu…, Real Estate Pro in Boca Raton, FL
Fri Nov 4, 2016
Jonathan Klurfeld answered:
Bring your contract to an attorney. But odds are once you signed here is no way out and buyer can sue you to force you to sell to them now.

Disclaimer: I am a Florida attorney and licensed Realtor. Information posted or made available on or through this site is not intended as legal advice or to create an attorney-client relationship between you and any attorney/our firm until officially retained. You should consult an attorney for advice regarding your individual situation since every case is different and not all information is relayed in an online question. ... more
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Jonathan Klu…, Real Estate Pro in Boca Raton, FL
Thu Nov 3, 2016
Jonathan Klurfeld answered:
You can contact us as we are realtors and FL attorneys and can guide you through the process fairly easily, while offering far more insight into the legal aspects of the transaction as well.

Your only hangup may be a second if the value is less than the first alone. The second may not want to release your personal liability on that loan (maybe the lien to let you close the deal only).

HK Realty Group
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Jen, Home Buyer in Niagara Falls, NY
Tue Oct 18, 2016
Jen answered:
I have a unit that is for rent that accepts a small dog. if you have two dogs, that would be on a case-by-case basis. The condo is a 1/1 that has been completed renovated. New bath and kitchen, interior and closet doors, New electric and plumbing, open floor plan, kitchen cabinets to the ceiling for extra storage. All new energy efficient appliances including two A/C units, fridge with ice maker, smooth top range, built in microwave, dishwasher, garbage disposal. Beautiful view from rear screened in porch. Friendly neighbors in a great building ... more
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Stephen McRo…, Real Estate Pro in Tampa, FL
Mon Oct 17, 2016
Stephen McRory answered:
you're not going to find anything worth buying in that price range.

step it up to 250k to 300k at a 85% LTV so you will see much better appreciation and far less landlord hassles. ... more
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Sally Grenier, Real Estate Pro in Boulder, CO
Fri Oct 14, 2016
Sally Grenier answered:
You need to ask your loan officer that question. Nobody here knows exactly what type of loan program you're talking about, or your personal financial circumstances.
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4lovesforever, Home Buyer in Boynton Beach, FL
Thu Oct 13, 2016
4lovesforever asked:
Im looking to move the beginning of Nov.? Ok i was evicted because my previous landlord sold the property and someone else bought it. When they bought it they raised the rent and demanded…
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Saige Realty…, Other/Just Looking in West Palm Beach, FL
Fri Oct 7, 2016
Saige Realty Group answered:

The best way to recover from an eviction is to conclude your last rental transaction. You should reach out to your previous landlord and agree upon an settlement amount in writing. Make sure you follow through with your side of the agreement. You should keep a notarized copy of the agreement and a copy of the cashiers check. You cannot ignore the eviction landlords have become more resourceful at uncovering your previous rental history. You're more likely to find a new landlord if you can show proof that you do not owe any money to a previous landlord. Regardless of the circumstances that lead to the eviction it will be impossible to rent from a new landlord with an unpaid eviction. You should also explore apartment communities again you'll need proof that the eviction has been paid. If you're unfamiliar with how to create an agreement you can seek advice @ Please have an attorney review the agreement before you sign it and have an attorney make sure your rights are protected. You can rent after an eviction but you must deal with the situation head on.

Bernadine Turpin
Lic. Real Estate Broker
561-277-1555 (office)
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Jose Ortega, Home Buyer in Bradenton, FL
Fri Sep 16, 2016
Jose Ortega answered:
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Jose Ortega, Home Buyer in Bradenton, FL
Fri Sep 16, 2016
Jose Ortega answered:
You will need a letter from your doctor stating that your cat is an emotional support animal because of your current mental state. Take the letter to the property management company and submit a payment of $75 and they will give you the paperwork to complete with instructions of to whom it shall be presented to. If you fail to register your cat and it is discovered, the association will order your immediate eviction. ... more
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Michael S Ge…, Real Estate Pro in Stuart, FL
Tue Aug 23, 2016
Michael S Gellert answered:
Yes there are several hospitals nearby infact click the link below to see all available homes in Bay Hill and also once on my site click the market insider tab and you can find all the hospital info, school info and just about anything you need to know from there. Also please call with any questions we are here to help.,Foreclosure+Bank+Owned,Short+Sale/sort/price+asc/ ... more
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