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Tue Jul 21, 2015
Dan Tabit answered:
Paula,
Have you met with a lender and qualified for USDA? There are location and income limitations for this program. Your first step is to make sure you earn enough, but not too much to qualify. Then learn the areas where the program is available. Finally, a great local agent can set up a search and help you find the perfect home that meets the program guidelines as well as most of your wish list.
The pro's of USDA is no down payment. The con's are qualifying, liking the locations where the homes are and potentially waiting longer for a closing than with other loan products.
Make sure your lender not only has USDA available, but closes them on a frequent basis.
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Thu Feb 18, 2016
Cedrick O'Hara answered:
What concerns are you referring to?

Trish Mostoller, Realtor
Realty World Homes of Distinction
863-640-0850
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Fri Mar 15, 2013
Kimberly Saddler answered:
Pretty fast . The market has picked and sometimes homes are only on the market 10 days. There are a lot of foreclosures so prices are low. There are a lot of good deals.
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Wed Feb 27, 2013
Nathan Tutas answered:
It's never too early to start looking and getting your head around what the market is looking like. I would be glad to help you if you like. Shoot me an email or give me a call and lets find you a home.

Nathan Tutas
407-870-3581
nathantutas@gmail.com
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Mon Jan 21, 2013
Dan & Barbara Hughey asked:
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Mon Jan 21, 2013
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Sat Nov 3, 2012
David D'Agostino answered:
Lake Lulu is behind the former Cleveland Indians spring training facilities. The lake sits somewhat lower than the land around it. I don't have any statistics. But, it seems that the likelihood of any flooding would be a non issue. Besides, there is a canal connected telling me it is one of the lakes on the chain of lakes. This offers control by authorities to adjust lake water levels. If I get any statistic I will make it public. ... more
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Thu Jun 27, 2013
Glenda Pruitt answered:
Ben, we currently have a LARGE 3/2 home in Winter Haven in Overlook Estates. The home offers almost 1900 sq.ft. of living area for $1250/month on a cul-de-sac road, with the security of a gated community.

Please give our office a call so we can work out the details

Glenda Pruitt, Broker/Realtor
Florida Home Choice Realty
274 W. Central Avenue, Suite A
Winter Haven, FL 33880
(863)412-2727
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Mon Sep 17, 2012
Holli Linck answered:
Ashley, I have a rental listed in Eagle Lake that sounds very much like what you are looking for. It is near Lake Region high school. Please call me at (863) 944-4193 so I can give you the details. ... more
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Tue Mar 26, 2013
Alison Hillman answered:
Hey there-

Learn about crimes in the area by checking out the Trulia Crime Maps:

http://www.trulia.com/real_estate/Winter_Haven-Florida/crime/

Hope this helps, please let me know if you have additional questions!

Ali, Community Manager
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Fri Mar 15, 2013
Tim Moore answered:
Depends on what you are calling a foreclosure. Most people incorrectly use the term to mean a house that has gone through a foreclosure and is now owned by the bank. Bank owned home or REO home are the correct terms for these. A true foreclosed home goes to an auction at the courthouse where the buyer needs cash to buy it and so the bank is the usual buyer. Once they own it they can then sell it and they will do some investigation and appraisals to determine the value. Then they get around to listing it for sale with a Realtor which is when you can buy it. The bank usually discounts it so getting a lot below listed price is not often common, but a good experienced Realtor will be able to guide you. You must get prequalified by a lender and have a letter form them saying that they feel you could get a loan to be able to buy it. A prequalification is free and simple and is different than a pre approval. ... more
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Mon Jul 9, 2012
The Stones - Michael and Deanna Stone answered:
There are several 3 bedroom homes currently on the market for rent and within your $1200 a month budget, but none of them have pools. If you visit my website, www.SoldByStones.com, you can search rentals and isolate them to certain school zones. If you prefer, you can call my office at 863-293-1133 or my cell 863-412-9733.

Michael Stone, Realtor
The Stones - Central FL Real Estate
340 W. Central Ave., Suite 222
Winter Haven, FL 33880
Real Estate Investment & Asset Services
Cell: 863-412-9733
Email: Info@SoldByStones.com
Website: www.SoldByStones.com
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Mon Feb 25, 2013
Barginseeker answered:
Polk County public records lists the owner as:
C Ha Kwai tsui
Home purchased on 7-22-05
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Tue Feb 4, 2014
The Stones - Michael and Deanna Stone answered:
Avis,

Have you found an Auburndale rental property yet?

Kind Regards,

Michael Stone, Realtor
The Stones - Central FL Real Estate
Real Estate Investment & Asset Services
340 W. Central Ave. Suite 222
Winter Haven, FL 33880
Cell: 863-412-9733
Email: Info@SoldByStones.com
Website: www.SoldByStones.com
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Fri Jun 22, 2012
Kevin Tison answered:
5945 and 5942 were just over 1/4 +/- acre. 5942 was not found on my search.
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Mon May 21, 2012
Antonio Vega-Pacheco answered:
It comes dwn to how long ago the foreclosure happened and where is your credit at the moment. I believe you have to wait 3 years on a foreclosure unless you can prove extraordinary circumstances and then it drops to 2.
Only a morgage broker/lender will be able to give you a specific answer after learning about your situation.

Tony Vega
Charles Rutenberg realty
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Mon Jul 9, 2012
Manny Guadalupe answered:
i don't cover winterhaven. it's a lovely town, though.
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Sun May 6, 2012
Laurie Kelly answered:
I would say that if you have a fully executed (all parties have signed it) agreement of sale, then everyone is bound to perform as stated in that contract.

There may be exceptions, though, so read the contract fully to see if they can still take offers. ... more
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Mon Nov 26, 2012
Pati Mills answered:
Is this for the model home in Terrananva? Yes the prices are all over the place according to the owners circumstances..Go figure!!! I'm managing an Estate in Vienna Sqauare and there are over $100,000.00 in upgrades and Thats conservative..
Good luck on your search,If I can help just email. I'm local and an indepentant broker..No hidden fees.
Pati Mills.
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Wed May 23, 2012
Nathan Tutas answered:
Hi Shaggy,

It might be possible to get a mortgage with a 598, but it's not very likely. You would probably need to have closer to a 640. But you would be surprised at how easy it is to clean up your credit. If you like, I can put you in touch with my lender and she can work with you on getting your credit ready to buy a home. Just shoot me an email and I'll get you set up. Have a good day.

Nathan Tutas
407-870-3581
nathantutas@gmail.com
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