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Fri Aug 3, 2012
Scott Godzyk answered:
Each season has adavantages and disadvantges. Although spring is busiest fo rmost sales, there ar emor ehouses on the market, summer and winter has lower amounts of houses but still has buyers looking so you have les competition. The best way is to list with a fulltime, full service agent who is well expereinced. they will price you home at market value and it should sell withi a reaosnably quick time. If you are looking to move in summer, you should not wait past Feb. But you can meet with someone now to get some answers and a more concrete time frame. ... more
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Thu Aug 2, 2012
Hilton Hightower answered:
First thing you need to do before starting your home search is to find out your qualification level from a local lender. Let me know if I can supply any names for you.

Hilton HIghtower
Assist-2-Sell Buyers & Sellers Expert Realty, Inc.
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Tue Sep 4, 2012
Suzanne MacDowell answered:
Where was the ad posted? This is a very common scam on Craig's List. You need to let the administrators of the website know and flag the post as a scam of spam or inappropriate. Unfortunately this happens all the time, especially with homes that are for sale. It's some group of foreign con artists. They steal the realtors' photos and then post the property for rent on Craig's List saying they have been transferred out of the country for their job or they are missionaries to some foreign land and to fill out this application and send your first month's rent and security deposit by wire transfer to an off shore bank. What is even more unbelievable is that people do it! I have heard stories of people showing up with a lease and a moving van only to find out they have been had and now they have nowhere to live and no money.

Please, do us all a favor and report this to the administrators of the website.
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Mon Aug 6, 2012
Carol Herdock answered:

We have many places to choose from - what is your price range? Give me your email address and I will email you properties in your price range.
My email is and phone 305 731-9527. I'd be happy to help! Thanks.

Carol Herdock
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Mon Jul 30, 2012
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Tue Aug 7, 2012
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Fri Oct 19, 2012
Luis Giannattasio answered:

Contact me I can explain the benefits of short selling the property Instead, specialy if it's you're homestead you can possibly be released from a defficency also any tax liabilities if you close before the end of the year.

Luis Giannattasio
Lic. Realtor
Cell: 786-326-6172
Xcellence Realty
Fax: 305-246-2525
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Thu Jul 12, 2012
Chris Blackwell answered:
Hi Narony,
It depends on your situation. If the realtor that you are referring to as "your agent" has written up an offer on the house or even has done as much as shown the home; that agent is the "procuring cause" of the sale and is entitled to a commission. In other words; involving another realtor for the same property would not be the right thing to do. This market is tough- I have been the selling agent or "the buyer's agent" many times and when you are purchasing a short sale or foreclosure where the BANK has the final say; you are pretty much at their command if you want the property. We follow the instructions given (within reason of course) to keep the transaction moving- often times it is their way or the highway. Usually buyers are so motivated that they are getting such a good deal that at the end of the day it is worth putting up with the extra steps.

Hope this helps,
Chris Blackwell, Realtor
Keys Gate Realty, Inc.
888 Kingman Road
Homestead, FL 33035
305-332-2492 Cell
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Mon Jul 9, 2012
Judith Siller-Levy answered:
Whew, I am not a lawyer but I have come accross this problem before. Couple of very important things must be known before anyone can answer without guessing. First is whether the house was put on bankruptcy protection. This is not always the case. Second are the liens against the property, what are protected and which are not. Taxes are usually NOT. What are the liens and when were they submitted. They record in order and aside from taxes, are honored in order.
I don't know the property, circumstances, banks, attys, etc. Are you patient? You can propbably get released if you are not. You do have a contract and a contract has a beginning and an end. If the property is "difficult" the bank may chose not to extend that contract in which case they are in default and you get your downpayement back....The End!
Judith Siller-Levy
Farber & Co
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Fri Nov 9, 2012
Myke Atwater answered:
Hello Miss Williamz, there is much more to a real estate transaction than looking at what is available on the market. A realtor can guide you through knowing intricacies that you may not be aware of. There are so many inaccuracies on the internet, and generally a realtor is your best source of the most up to date information at any given time. Especially important is the knowing the "current market" of the particular neighborhood you are in. While Trulia and Zillow can give you a wealth of information to help you be a more knowledgeable buyer, their numbers are usually way off as to values, and they frequently have properties that are not currently on the market.
A realtor can guide the negotiation process, which is very important in getting you the best deal on a property. Once you are under contract, a realtor will be your go to person in dealing with the title company, lender, and seller's agent--to make it all come together so you can close your purchase when you want to.

As a buyer, you do not pay for the services of the realtor--the seller pays, and a buyer's agent can help you negotiate for extras from the seller that you probably won't think to ask for, thereby saving you money. If you don't pay for the service, and you save money by using a realtor, now I ask you--why wouldn't you use a realtor?

I will be happy to assist you further if you contact me.

Myke Triebold, GRI, LMC, SFR, ABR
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Thu Jul 5, 2012
Ron Thomas answered:
2-3 weeks after the Trustee Sale,
you will be visited by the Bank's Agent who will offer you Cash-for-Keys, if you will,
Leave the house in good shape, taking nothing, and
Leave in 30 days.

You will get the money after you are gone; so you won't have it for moving.

Good luck and may God bless
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Fri Jul 6, 2012
R. Eric Axelson answered:
Yes. Proof of funds can be required up until settlement when you actually transfer the funds to the Seller. They can make the decision of how the negotiator is paid because it is all a condition of the deal. Remember, they don't have to accept the Seller's offer to shortsale in the first place. They could foreclose.

You are most likely getting a good deal. If you want the house, play ball.
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Fri May 24, 2013
Rene Andino answered:

A 7 months rental will be a challenge as most places will rent on a yearly basis. But you know that already.

Best of luck,
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Tue Sep 15, 2015
Carlos Morales answered:
Hello April, that's sad news, but yes, it's very likely that the new owner whether is another bank or a private investor, they will contact you to request an appointment to see the property condition and they will offer you an incentive to move out without filing an eviction. This incentive could be money or time, sometimes both.

I'd recommend you to begin looking for a new place to move so when they contact you, you are ready to negotiate possession.

I hope this work, if you need help looking for new place; please call me at 714-955-1932
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Sun Jul 21, 2013
Nancy Doyle answered:
Hello Kenneth,
I live in Cape Coral just south of Placida. My aunt lives in Placida, and has for 22 years. We are seeing steady price increases in the entire area. With rates so low and prices down many are purchasing their retirement home now. They are renting them out or using them as vacation homes for now. We also have many Europeans, Canadians and snow birds picking up the good buys. I don't have a crystal ball, but price points are moving up, short sales are going through, and the foreclosures have almost stopped. If you would like any additional information on the area, or homes in the area, I would be happy to help.

Have a great day,
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Mon Jun 16, 2014
Thomas Bohlmann answered:
YES it is a SCAM.

If you can not meet the Owner or a Realtor Representing the owner, RUN do not walk but RUN away.

Find another place to live.

Good Luck
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Thu Jun 21, 2012
Annette Lawrence answered:
Just about anywhere.
Take a drive into the community and look for the community bulletin board. Call those numbers on the 'FOR RENT" ads.

Be sure to actually chat with the owner of the park. Mobile home parks have such high monthly charges and these things are not easy to sell, so many owners simply hand the keys and signed title over to the park owner in lieu of further payments. You can start with the park behind 'Wings' on Ulmerton Road.

Who will rent to those with bad credit? Just about anyone.

NOTICE: I do not participate in the sale or rental of homes with wheels or homes that formerly had wheels.
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Sun Jun 24, 2012
Stephen McRory answered:
20% down to purchase investment properties.

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Mon Jun 11, 2012
Darla Schroeder answered:
When your contract ends June 12, you are free to interview and list with another Agent. If I can be of assistance, please contact me at 727-541-3743.
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Mon Jun 11, 2012
Pam Bava answered:
Hi there,

Your first step would be to speak with a lender to get pre approved for a mortgage. You will want to know how much house you qualify for and approx what your monthly payment would be including taxes and insurance. You will want to have representaton from a Realtor as a Buyers agent to help you with contract and negotiations.

Good luck
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