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Fri Nov 14, 2014
Michael Joseph answered:
If it's a larger populated city check the UCR. The FBI handles it and departments report them directly yearly. There is no more accurate report. Whatever numbers are listed comes directly from the administration of police departments. ... more
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Sun Dec 29, 2013
James Rheaume answered:
you can look up the owner of any Polk County Florida property (free and without registration) at...
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Wed Jul 20, 2011
Michael and Deanna Stone answered:
As Alan stated, this foreclosure home did sell.

If you're interested in other Polk County FL Foreclosures, visit:

Good Luck!
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Fri Oct 17, 2008
Mott Marvin Kornicki answered:
You're heard what a few professional have to say about short-sales and foreclosures. This "new" real estate market is flooded with short sales and foreclosures. Short Sales seem to be what buyers are looking for; the asking prices are usually just too good to be true! The case of being too good to be true holds true in short sales as well.

"If it seems to good to be true- it usually is" ~ The listed price on short-sales- often is a price that was NOT lender approved. The listing agent basically pulls an asking price out of the hat [ usualy the asking price is determined by obtaining comparable listed and sold properties that are similar]

In foreclosures, the lender has already gone through the legal process of taking ownership of the property from the defauling owner. Generally, the process of buying foreclosed [REO] properties is more direct and simpler than going through the unknown and often complex process of the short-sale.

Below is a synopsis of several articles about the differences between short-sales and foreclosures.
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Sun Aug 3, 2008
Bill Eckler answered:

In a "sagging market" such as the one we are currently in, market value is constantly changing. What was $30,000 below market value may change to being at the average price very quickly. Contact an agent and request an up to date CMA to determine its current value.

Good luck,
The "Eckler Team"
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Sun Oct 7, 2007
Angela Faulkner answered:
Hi Becky,
Unfortunately there is no specific answer to your question.....

How quickly a home sells depends on so many factors but the reality is that your home is the right home for someone out there! It only takes on qualified buyer making one good offer to sell your home. In our current market there are still homes getting an acceptable offer in 10 days or less and there are also homes that have been on the market for a year.

This market is really putting our confidence and our skills to the test but rest are still selling!

I would welcome the opportunity to sit down with you and give you my input on your home's marketability when you're ready.

Angela Faulkner, Broker
Principal First Realty
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