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Wed Sep 23, 2009
Lou Molnar answered:
Quility of construction is dictated by the contractor and sub-contractors that worked on each individual home. If your son is interested in a particular home then he should employ a qualified home inspectors to go through the property with a fine tooth comb. The inspector can report on the condition of the home and quality and if any significant repairs are needed. I hesitate tto say hat any community should be painted with a broad brush. The factors that you son should consider are location, price and the value of the idividual home. Lou ... more
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Wed Jun 10, 2009
Brad Benson answered:
Using VA loan options could be a good resource for your purchase of a primary residence. I would be happy to assist you in getting you pre-approved for that VA loan. There is a link to my website discussing loan options, as well as an online application. Please feel free to email or call with any questions.

Brad Benson
Sarasota, FL
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Mon Jul 6, 2009
Bill Szydlowski answered:

What you are finding on the websites you are visiting is "lump-sum" statistics. Real estate is still location, location, location. What you need to do to get a very good approx. of what is happening in the area you want to be living is get the statistics at a subdivision or development level, not a city or area or county one, which is what you are getting with the websites you mention. Their job is to get you to sign up with them. Only a knowledgeable and responsible realtor that has patience will be able to give you what you need to know. It looks as if the subdivision you would like to be in is one of those that is called "desireable", which means location, location, location and where the properties are not dropping as much as in other areas.

Please let me know if we can help further.

Bill Szydlowski
The Szydlowski Team
Future Home Realty
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Thu Mar 19, 2009
George Sentementes answered:
Hi Ed
There are plenty of homes in that price range,you wont have a problem finding one.
Your main concern is to make sure you have qualified for financing or if you pay cash you have to show proof of funds, if you can do that i can assure you you wont have a problem.
Most agents will not show homes unless the buyers are approved.
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Good luck
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Wed Jul 11, 2012
Kathy Blome answered:
There is no reference to an MLS # or address, please clarify
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Sat Oct 3, 2015
Keith Houtz answered:
The Wesley Chapel area is growing rapidly, unfortunately faster than the county can maintain the road construction improvements to handle this growth. This will be a great area with easy access to I-75 and the new mall. We work this area heavily and have seen that being East of I-75 can currently be difficult since the road improvements are slow in coming. A few clients of mine are moving out of Wesley Chapel - East of I-75, since the traffic is too much to bear at this moment.

The County has the plans for the new roads to reduce this current congestion, though due to the market downturn and a couple of major community projects, stating how much time is needed, is questionable.

Wesley Chapel has good potential and the pricing is the best in the area, though you will have to withstand the growing pains of development and the County's slow progress for the road improvements.

The side of Wesley Chapel - West of I-75 is better and Land O Lakes already has the road improvement done. The Mall is the large attraction to this area. The Mall is still under construction.

The schools here is Florida, as a whole, are under immense pressure, though Pasco county has been progressing with their plan of building new schools. This does come at the County's own pace.

Not sure if this helps and I am sure that some others will give you their respective opinion on the area.

Keith Houtz
Weichert, Realtors Westshore
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Wed Oct 8, 2008
Lisa Spain answered:
Glenn, both of those cities have some wonderful communities. To answer your question about the taxes - there is no break if you choose to live in a community with CDD fees. These fees are added to your yearly tax bill and paid at that time. Typically the CDD fees last 20+ years and stay with the property. You are paying for the amenities for that particular development so the fees vary.
Our taxes did rise significantly with the rise in property values from 2000-20005. However, I have seen some areas that recently have had a reduction in the milleage rate and also in the individual homeowners property value. That will lower the taxes accordingly and while it may not be extensive, every little bit helps.
We have recently voted on a tax amendment that is trying to help out in future benefits to owner occupants in Florida.
If you need any additional information please feel free to email me. I am a full time professional agent and have sold in the area for over 15 years.
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Mon Jan 13, 2014
Mark Palace answered:
Please specify what your consideration entails. I do not understand exactly what you are wondering?
Mark Palace, CEO/Founder
Palace Properties International, Inc.
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