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Mon Dec 7, 2009
Ines De La Cruz answered:
Hello Anthony,
You can go under and look for a RE/MAX agent in Miami Beach. You can email him/her ahead so they have the appointment set for you. You can review their information online too.
Make sure to have your prequalification at hand or ask them to help you with that. It will help you to get ahead with an offer if you like what you see.
Good luck.
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Tue Dec 22, 2009
Sean Dawes answered:

Realtors are not suppose to comment on if an area is "safe" or not. I suggest you talk to the local police departments and ask them about the areas.

But if you have any questions as far as is it a good area to buy in terms of resale value, I suggest you go under the find a pro feature of trulia and contact some local agents.

Sean Dawes
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Thu Aug 26, 2010
Vicky Chrisner answered:
Well, the USPS (which is who assigns zip codes) says that Chesapeake or Fentress are the cities in the zip code - not Butts Station or Hickory. It also does not have a zip code listed for Butts Station (what a terrible name, by the way). Can you put in the listing without the zip? ... more
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Tue Nov 17, 2009
Terri Formcio answered:
It really depends. I describe this market as a dual market. You have your foreclosure/REO market A and the regular sales which include probates market B.

Market A is in transition. Whereas the property is distressed and the purchase price has been under market for the past year, the banks are now requiring more money to close these sales. They are pushing up the prices on these so the deals are not really there anymore for the most part. REO's are the next greatest number of inventory. The REO inventory we have is selling well, as a result of buyers and agents becoming tried of the runaround. The previous short sale chasers are now shifting to the REO listings. REO listings find themselves competing with multiple offers some as high as 50 people bringing in offers. That is if the property has only minor repairs needed. They are selling above market comps. A contributing factor for this has to do with the FHA loans being available to so many people and the willingness of the banks to give 3% in closing costs to the buyer, making this an ideal opportunity for 1st time home buyers.

Market B multiple offers and selling above market value.

What all this means in a nutshell is single family homes are selling and selling at prices there show appreciation from last year, and appears to be the trend for now. Also, this is more of a "normal" appreciation as oppose to the false appreciation market of the past during the sub-prime market.

As for multi-family homes...different bean here.

Buyers need 30% in most cases to purchase income property. However, if you are living there you can still do an FHA or less down. It is tough to get loans on these so your competition is less. I think there are some nice opportunities in the mulit-unit market. There are no real steals but they will only appreciate over time. The lower end units need far to much work to make them good rentals

Also this new incentive that includes non first time home buyers is bringing out more people who were on the fence about pulling out money on their paid off homes to buy a second home or upgrade to a new one. We are just starting this phase so it be interesting to see how this effects the prices. It may bring both sales and prices up a notch.

The only thing that is certain is, "There is never a bad time to buy real estate, only bad times to sell"

The secret anomaly to all of this is what the govt may do next to save and keep people from losing thier homes. New programs are popping up to help keep people from foreclosing. For as many homes on the market there are equal numbers in loan modification and some even doing a cash for keys and renting back from the bank.

Also you have to factor area, Pasadena, La Cresenta, Toluca Lake, some areas of Glendale and Burbank, Los Feliz have been increasing in value this year. Azuza, Long Beach, and many areas that had rapid builds have areas where there prices are still declining or leveling out.

Hope that helps
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Mon Jun 3, 2013
The Krol Group answered:
I have some very good suggestions that I can email you. Living in a Pelican Bay low-mid rise is a very different lifstyle than a single family home in Olde Naples. You should consult with a top selling , experienced realtor, with good references and 10+ years in the business to help you. You may want to interview a few agents and decided who is giving you the best ideas and has sold in all these areas. The value added can save you from making a costly mistake. Please contact me if you would like to hear my ideas and how I can help you in this decision. 800-214-4945 or you can see my web site below. ... more
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Thu Oct 22, 2009
Dan & Michael Nathanson answered:
Hi Marlene,

I am Michael Nathanson with the Jackie Ellis Team at Keller Williams Realty. I would love to help you find your next home. All you have to do is, Call Me so we can just chat a little about what you are looking for. The best number to reach me is 561-948-1592. I look forward to hearing from you.

Michael Nathanson
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Wed Oct 7, 2009
Broker Dave answered:
Orlando Home Buyer,

Some Banks use a tiered or stepped process of negotiating Short Sales, the first tier gathers the information such as:

1) Is the paper work complete?
2) Structure of the offer.
3) Has the current homeowner exhausted all avenues to save the home per Bank in-house stipulations?
4) Other steps – (each bank is different in the process)

Once this information is gathered it’s passed to a second tier or step to make the decision of go -no go.

Good luck,

Broker Dave

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Tue Sep 22, 2009
Stacey Wyatt answered:
An escrow is money, property, deed, bond or other written agreement deposited with a third party, by whom it is to be delivered to the grantee or promisee on the fulfillment of some condition. In real estate, when buying a home the Buyer is generally required to put down earnest money when making an offer. The earnest money is held in escrow and credited to the Buyer at closing. ... more
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Wed Dec 26, 2012
Nadine Mauro answered:

One of the most popular communities like you describe is Kings Point. Let me know if you would like information on units for sale in there.

Nadine Mauro
The Herman Group Real Estate
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Sun Sep 20, 2009
Debra (Debbie) Rose answered:
Reporting in from northern NJ:

1 We start by filling out a legal sales contract (6 pages w/ addendum)....showing price offered, closing date, mortgage amount and date, inclusions,k exclkusions, etc.................and we get a $1000 good faith check which is waved under the nose of the seller when the offer is presented. Other typical legal mumbo jumbo is in the contract.....the balance of (typically) 10% of the purchase price, for the deposit will be due 10-14 days after our attorney review period
2. Offer is presented to seller and negotiating back and forth can then be verbal
3. Once there is a meeting of the minds, any changes are initialed and the all parties receive their copies of the contracts
4 The next business day, contracts re given to attorneys and the NJ 3 day Attorney Review period begins - we don''t count legal holidays or weekends....***either party can get OUT of the contract during this time with NO reason given...higher offers may be viewed by the seller..the buyer can just back out - home is usually still shown during this time, but that can vary The home is makred ARIP (attorney review in progress)
5 After the conclusion of the attorney review....... property is marked "Under Contract" and comes off the MLS - no further offers may be considered by the seller
6. The buyers then have 10-14 days at this time in which to have their inspections...........any requets for repairs must come within 5 days following that time frame............attorneys take care of the letters and requests...........attorneys handle our closings, not title companies
7. Usual mortgage contingency these days is 30 days - time starts from end of the attorney review
8. Closing, with mortgage contingencies, can take on 45-60 days. - all cash clsoing can happen in 30 days....average here is 60..sometimes 90 days.............closings take place at the buyer's attorney's office

So.............that's a summary of how it is done here!
Signing off from sunny New Jersey!
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Sat Mar 7, 2015
Jesse Sierra answered:
Hi R
Did the agents you contracted do a market analysis on available homes along with sold condos in your community?
They should show you where the current market is and if you are confortable with the selling you condo.
Can your condo be financed with an FHA loan?
Are your agents holding open houses? If not, have them hold open houses if you are comfortable with open houses.
Are the agents marketing your home online or around your community?

Hope this helps,

Jes Sierra, B.Sc.
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Thu Nov 10, 2011
Jeanne Feenick answered:
Hi there - I can help you with communities along the 78 corridor - that would include Summit which is a great town with a suburban/urban flair with access to transportation, dining and shopping - a great community - a great commute to the city. Nearby Millburn/Short Hills is gorgeous and offers terrific schools as well. Much will depend on your budget as these towns are pricey. As you head west, you get more for your money, but the tradeoff is increased commuting time. But the communites along 78 are filled with commuters so it surely is doable.

My husband and I moved out to NJ from NYC about 15 years ago - settled in Warren, NJ which is lovely and you certainly will get more for your money here but the commute is longer - to our east is Watchung (smaller than Warren, shares High Schools), and across 78 is Basking Ridge - great town with access to train and buses -- good schools all around. A bit east is Berkeley Heights and New Providence - popular commuting towns as well. And then there is Chatham - who doesn't love Chatham? I would describe it as quaint for sure - great town. If you send me a bit more info, I'll be happy to send you a gallery of homes in various communities that fit your parameters to give you a feel for what you'll find here.

There's some good links to school and commuting info on my website - you can also search for properties there and reach me directly.

Welcome to NJ! As for Long Island, I always thought of it as very congested, but it is lovely. But I've never lived there myself so I can't offer you much help there.

Jeannie Feenick
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Sun Jan 24, 2016
Dakota Riley answered:
I have been working a lot with buyers and sellers in Hull of late and it definitely has it's pros and cons. If you love the water there are some breathtaking properties out there. With the commuter rail and commuter boat it is definitely easier to access the city than back in days past. It's sort of a one way in one way out town so the height of the summer can bring in a lot of congestion. Please feel free to contact me at and I can discuss some other aspects about the town as well as gather a better understanding of what it is you are looking for. Thanks! ... more
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Wed Aug 12, 2009
Trevolyn Haines answered:
Hi Lyzzy!
You'll love living out here- Redlands Unified is one of the best school districts in the state. Redlands is very picturesque and has many lovely vintage homes and great views of the mountains.
And you mentioned your family- Disneyland is less than an hour away (the only reason our daughter let us leave Colorado for CA!). Of course we have a saying out here- _________(fill it in w/a location) is only 45min.s away! (Mountains/Beaches/Desert, etc.).
& You'll think your in Heaven when you smell the orange trees in bloom!
Of course if you give me a call, I might just talk you into moving to East Highland (that is where I live) which is Redlands immediate neighbor to the North- we even share the school district & it's a fine community in it's own right.
Have a great day!
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Mon Aug 3, 2009
Sean Dawes answered:

If you have debt, this will be lowering your credit score as your credit to debt ratio is one factor in determining the interest rate you could qualify for.

If you qualify you can get the $8,000 tax credit for buying something but at the end of the day if you are not happy with the location then why pull the trigger and buy a home?

It seems like it would be best for you to rent for a little bit more until you can save up some more and clear up some debt.

-Sean Dawes
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Tue Sep 10, 2013
Genevieve Ramachandran answered:
I once showed a house in Amberwynd. I did not like the way to get there. The house itself was beautiful. However, I am not from the area and that's an outsider's point of view. I am sure every area has it's positives and negatives and hopefully you'll get answers that help you decide for yourself.
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Thu Jun 18, 2009
Chris Lyon answered:

Generaly LIving Area is considerd what is under air conditioning. This does not include the garage lanai or screened enclosure. I fyou want to look up the property informatiion you can Google Lee County Property Appraiser and search by property address. If you need a mortage or a quote for home owners insurance please feel free to contact me.

Christopher Lyon
We Insure
C&L Funding, Inc
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Mon Mar 24, 2014
Oc Buyer answered:
You can have all of that in Irvine, but the trade off is that it is quite sterile and pricier than other cities.
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Wed Nov 11, 2009
Rick Aguirre answered:
Generally speaking lenders will wait 90 days then after about after105 days they send you a "Lis Pendance" Which is the formal foreclosure notice.
So I would think that anytime now you should get the notice. You then have to respond to the lender with a letter of Hardship. I would speak with a Short sale Specialist in your area for more information.
Realtor Rick.
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Tue May 5, 2009
LLoyd Nichols answered:
Hi Debbie: as you said it is an individual taste above all. I do know each cities you mentioned from Naples to Sarasota and price range is of course going to dictate the type of property and the type of frontage.Its much to lengthy to describe each cities in a few lines and I doubt that any Realtor will be objective.After all we want to sell homes in a perticular area.Ours.I cover from Naples to Cape Coral and can answer also questions regarding the areas between Cape Coral and Sarasota.I would be glad to answer your questions by phone at 239- 810-2980. As far as better deals Cape Coral may have the most amount of quality homes/quality of life style for a reasonable price on canal or near by due to our amount of foreclosures and short sales. Beautifull canals and safe. Close to the beach would be Fort Myers Beach and SW Ft Myers as probably the best deals.Siesta Key for Beaches in Sarasota would be much more$ but its also gorgeous.Naples/Bonita are a bit on the high side and beautiful.
You may also want to check my blog at
If you need a Buyer's Agent to represent you and only you in an objective and exclusive way then I would be glad to represent you.
and happy Hunting!
LLoyd Nichols
Right Choice Realty LLC
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