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Sun Feb 1, 2015
Jason & Jen Catalanotto answered:
Most HOAs do not require insurance but they do recommend it
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Fri Apr 22, 2016
Dan Simon answered:

Short sales and foreclosures seem to be in just about every neighborhood and every price range, they certainly have impacted values. If the buyer of your property needs a loan for their purchase the property will have to appraise. If the appraiser can not find enough traditional sales (they usually need 3) to use for their comps/data they will need to use the distressed properties. Most lenders require that appraisers use sold comps that are less then 6 months old if possible.

Best regards,
Dan Simon, Realtor®
Carolina One Real Estate
Direct #843-303-1464
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Tue Mar 19, 2013
Terry answered:
More info......Uninhabited, 2008 1700 sq ft SFH, Never Lived In, Under Contract, Seller Disclosure CDW $60K Est., Inspection Clause, Closing 3 weeks, Estimate of Mitigation Verification Needed. Understand and 2-3 month mitigation process. Good value if $60K Accurate ... more
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Tue Mar 19, 2013
Tracy Hoyt answered:

I would love to help you in your relocation to FL from PA. I work in the Tampa area and can help answer your questions. Please feel free to email me at or send me a message through my profile on Trulia. I have knowledge about schools, neighborhoods, and area attractions that you may be interested in.

No pressure, just help.

Tracy Hoyt
Prudential Tropical Realty
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Thu Jun 12, 2014
Julie Rosenthal answered:
Please see ALL listed property at Call (561)827-6789 Julier Rosenthal, Broker Property Brokers Intl
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Thu Oct 25, 2012
Dan Turner answered:
This proeprty is bank owned and is not currently listed through a brokerage on MLS yet.
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Fri Mar 1, 2013
Julie Rosenthal answered:
Hi, buky,
Florida's east coast offers a wide range of houses in your parents' price range with reasonable HOA fees and great community amenities. Please feel free to contact me for some suggestions. Thanks!
Julie Rosenthal, Broker / Property Brokers International mobile phone: (561)827-6789 Email: web:
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Fri Sep 28, 2012
Catherine Smith answered:
Hi Tony,
Since no one answered for you, I'll try. Risen Star is in Wesley Chapel in a wonderful golf community subdivision of Lexington Oaks.

Crime in this area is low, if I lived in Lexington Oaks I would allow my kids to walk down the street, and not think twice. There is a fire and emergency station close by around the corner of Old Pasco Rd. There are great schools in this area, restaurants, shops, and Lexington Oaks is a lovely place to live with a large community pool area, and amenities. Is there something more specific to theft you are inquiring? Don't know what you mean by delayed??

Are you currently working with a Realtor? If so, they may provide you with further information on this area, this home, or other property. If you are not working with a Realtor, may I suggest you call me and I will be glad to assist you further, or more specifically. Feel free to contact me anytime @ 813-388-3234.

Have a wonderful TGIF, and weekend! Cathy

Catherine "Cathy" Smith, Broker Associate
Charles Rutenberg Realty, INC.
Direct: 813-388-3234
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Mon Sep 24, 2012
Rolanda Harris answered:
The amenities the Bridgewater community has are a "Community park, soccer field, basketball court, multi-purpose court, playground, [and] dog park". This is based off the following site and such information was not provided in the MLS system we use to find out information about listings in general. If you need more help feel free to contact me. Have a wonderful day!!!
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Tue Sep 18, 2012
Abu Musa answered:
You may talk to a mortgage banker so you will get all the information and necessary help with getting mortgage.
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Tue Dec 10, 2013
Luis Amoretti answered:
We have a 3 bed 2 bath with pool can that work for you,contact me at 813 774 8383
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Mon Sep 17, 2012
Abu Musa answered:
Apparently yes.Better you may talk to a mortgage banker so you will know your status.
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Wed Jul 11, 2012
Phil Rotondo answered:
You can have a Realtor do this for you once he/she lists your property.
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Wed Jul 11, 2012
Suzanne MacDowell answered:
Hi Marianne,

If I understand your question correctly, you want to know if you can buy a for sale by owner home that is listed here. First of all, homes listed for sale on any website have to be purchased from the owner, who may or may not be using a real estate agent to assist them in the sale. These websites, as well as the multiple listing service and other websites, are just avenues for advertising the home. Second, Trulia only posts listings from Real Estate Agents, it is not a 'for sale by owner' site. Also, there are some listings here that are fed from Reaty Trac, which posts pre-foreclosure listings. Those homes may not even be available for purchase at all, it is merely a listing of homes where the owners have not been able to pay their mortgage and the home has gone into some stage of the foreclosure process.

The best thing you can do if you want to purchase (or sell) a home is to contact a good, local real estate agent to assist you in the process.

I hope that helps.
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Fri Mar 1, 2013
Catherine Smith answered:
Dory, I have some information on the property you are inquiring. The owner(s) of record are in the Tampa bay area. Call me and I will be glad to assist you in facilitating an offer, or similar like property that fits you in your real estate needs and desires. You may also search MLS like an agent at link below as well, at your convenience. Direct: 813-388-3234

Catherine Smith, SFR, CSP, BPOR
Broker Associate/Realtor
Charles Rutenberg Realty, INC
Direct: 813-388-3234
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Wed Apr 18, 2012
Ron Thomas answered:
Be very, very careful:
You may think that Lease/Option is your path to home ownership;
What may be in store for you may be something different:

There is no "boilerplate" contract for a Lease/Option; it may be written any way you, the Seller and some lawyers may chose to write it.
The Monthly payment, the amount allocated to the down payment, the term of the Option, the Selling Price, as well as the interest rate; all of these things should be decided now, today, for a set date in the future.
Do you know how much the property will be worth in 2015 or 2017?
Do you know what will be a good interest rate in the future?
What allowances will be made if you are not able to execute at the time proscribed?

In otherwords, how desperate are you and do the Sellers know it?
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Sun Aug 12, 2012
Alma Kee answered:
Try a rental complex. That way you do not have to do a full background check on the owner to verify they are the actual owner and that they are not in foreclosure. Also if you rent from an owner you need to check on them every month so you can save money to move if you end up getting served at your work with the Foreclosure paperwork to give you notice!

If you can get your credit score to 620 you may be able to get up to $20K or possibly more from Pasco County to buy a home.

All the best,
Alma Kee
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Sun Apr 15, 2012
Bill Cunningham answered:
The person w the 638 score will more than likely qualify if their debt to income ratios are inline but the 538 score will not qualify for any kind of traditional Mortgage. Please call me to discuss further, 727-644-7541. Bill Cunningham. ... more
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Thu Apr 26, 2012
Marie Barakat answered:
I would recommend contacting a couple banks/lenders and asking them. They will ask you a few questions to find out how much you are making, what your current expenses are and check your credit and they will be able to give you advice about different loans you may be eligible for. Please feel free to contact me if you would like some names of lenders I have worked with in the past for first time home buyers. ... more
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Mon Apr 9, 2012
Jason Gorton answered:
You can always negotiate. Remember that everyone in the builders sales office is representing the builder and their interests. Even if they are your sales agent helping you design your home and pick upgrades.

I recomend having a buyer's agent that can assist you with comparable sales and the negotiation process. If that is not the route you choose, the more information you can arm yourself with the better. Be sure to get comparable sales of similar homes and factor in upgrades.

Best of luck!
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