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Sat Feb 9, 2013
Liane Jamason answered:
Yes there's a lot of competition against investors out there right now. You want your offer to be strong to beat them out - so the fewer things you ask for in the contract, the better.

That said, it depends on the lender, but often times in a short sale scenario - the lender may only pay up to 3% in closing costs, if at all. So if you really feel you need them - bump up your offer by 3% too.

Liane Jamason, REALTOR
Smith & Associates Real Estate
813-486-4997 cell
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Sat Dec 29, 2012
Tim Moore answered:
The owners probably know when the foreclosure procedure will start and told the agent. If they start it the process can be stopped, delayed or halted. It can also proceed and if it goes up to the auction your offer is gone and means nothing to them. You probably will not be able to ask the bank to do anything about repairs, either you buy it before it goes to the auction or say goodbye. ... more
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Thu Dec 6, 2012
Ann Ryan answered:
Porrka, it sounds pretty normal. I see you having two options - accept the banks price, or walk away. You should discuss the pros and cons of this with your agent.
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Tue Nov 13, 2012
Kim Glass answered:
Hi Judith,

Based on the listing status, this is a "Public Record" listing. That means the property is not currently listed for sale on Trulia. Home facts and prior sales include information compiled from public records at local assessor, tax, and recorder offices.

You can find the listing status next to the address.

Hope that helps clear things up!
-Kim, Community Manager
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Fri Aug 15, 2014
Alma Kee answered:
Make sure to also check the sexual offender website, too. Lutz is a large area so you're wise to go directly to the crime stats related to the neighnorhood you are thinking of moving to. There are many safe areas of Lutz and some of the best schools, too. ... more
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Thu Jul 12, 2012
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Thu Jan 15, 2015
Scott Godzyk answered:
No matter what state you are in one may not sign on behalf of anyone unless they have a "power of attorney" or other similar type form granting and allowing them to do so. If you have a legal question about a form you should ask an attorney about specific state or federal laws. ... more
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Tue Sep 16, 2014
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Mon Mar 19, 2012
Michael Cheng answered:
Trulia lists homes that are in the process of foreclosure. These are not homes necessarily listed for sale. It can get confusing when some sites and agents refer to foreclosed bank-owned properties as foreclosure properties. Usually, these lists of homes in foreclosure are useful for certain investors who try to make offers directly to homeowners without a current listing. ... more
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Fri Feb 8, 2013
Antonio Vega-Pacheco answered:
Realty Trac:
Look at the posting for that home again and find the logo for Realty Trac (black and red). Most Times when you see that on any listing it means the price you see is NOT a sale price, and the home is probably not for sale as of yet. It is just a posting of what the Bank/Lender had to pay the courts to regaing custody of the home when they foreclosed on it. Next that Lender will take several months to put the property on the market at "Market Value for the specific community" and it will be advertised as a Foreclosure or an REO.

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Tony Vega
Charles Rutenberg Realty
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Sun Jan 22, 2012
Terri Vellios answered:
You should go to your city's building codes and landlord tenant guidelines. The rule of thumb is it should be permitted as such. Your homeowners insurance may not cover you in a loss if it isn't to code or has any health and safety issues.

All the best to you.
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Wed Mar 16, 2011
Alma Kee answered:
Hi Jessica,

This property is no longer available, it was leased on March 3rd for $1,195/mo. Sometimes the listings are not updated by the agent. You will have up-to-the minute accuracy with listingbook via my website, I updated your criteria to include rentals and expanded to Lutz, Odessa and Land O Lakes for you.

All the best,
Alma Rose Kee, PA
Future Home Realty, Inc.
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Wed Dec 3, 2014
Anna M Brocco answered:
If the property is listed on MLS, any local agent can help you. it does not necessarily need to be the listing agent, as we all have access to the same information--therefore consider a call to any realty office--if a mortgage is needed, do visit with any qualified loan officer--see if you qualify, how much, the type of loan, etc. ... more
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Sun Sep 5, 2010
Jeff Launiere, PA answered:
Savitri, I found on on Realty Trac at approximately that price on Sunlake Blvd however a Lis Pendens has been filed, but it is not on the market yet. Realty Trac has lots of listings where a filing has been made, but it does not mean that the owner is going to sell it. I contact many of these onwers that just want to live in it for free for a couple of years then let it go into foreclosure, or they are living out of the area and we cannot track down where they are.

Approximately 70% of those receiving a Lis Pendens never contact a Realtor or try to sell the home.

Jeff Launiere, ALHS, CDPE
Keller Williams Tampa Properties
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Tue Sep 7, 2010
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Sun Jun 27, 2010
Maggie Hawk answered:
You may not like what I'm going to say, but you should tell a potential Buyer exactly what you told us.

And, the best way to disclose this information is in writing. Your agent can keep your signed disclosure in his/her office file, and give it to the agent working with the Buyers, to be signed and dated by them when an offer comes in. This signed document is a means of protecting both yourself and your Realtor.

Even though the condition you described has been corrected, it still needs to be disclosed. Please keep in mind how you would feel if you were the Buyer, and you found this out from the neighbors after closing.

All the best,
Maggie Hawk, REALTOR
(386) 314-1149
Watson Realty Corp.
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Sun Jun 27, 2010
Lou Molnar answered:
It is always best to disclose. The results of the repair can be made available to any buyer and they can have a further inspection made if thewish. It should have little adverse effect if you disclose ... more
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Fri Aug 6, 2010
Anna M Brocco answered:
You need to consult with an attorney and see exactly what options you may have--what did your divorce settlement state if anything regarding the sale of the property.
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Wed Jul 11, 2012
Alma Kee answered:
Hi Renee,

I can highly recommend Kristine Bredeau with HomeBanc. She can evaluate your financial situation and give you a genuine answer as to whether or not you can buy before you sell your existing property.

If you decide to sell, you may want to RUSH to get it immediately on the market as the First Time Homebuyer $8k free money from the IRS and the $6,500 free money for long term homeowners will expire on April 30th!

You can very likely get a contract on a new property once you have a contract on your existing property in Brooksville.

Here is Kristine's info:

Kristine Bredeau, Vice President
Mortgage Branch Manager

3725 West Grace Street Suite 300
Tampa, Florida 33607
Direct: 813-549-7234
e-Fax: 813-902-6621
Apply On-Line:

If you would like help getting your peopwery immediately on the market, please call me.

All the bet,
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Sun Mar 3, 2013
Mark Bjorkman answered:
I can help you out. I live in Lutz (Cheval) myself. If you send me the address of the home, I can see what I can come up with for a good price that will allow you to get the most profit, but also sell the house fast. I'll also go over my marketing plan with you. I would do everything from advertising on on several hundred websites up to TV advertising (I can get really cheap tv advertising). You can get more info at

(813) 333-9397
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