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Fri Jul 5, 2013
Debra McAlister-Brown, P.A answered:
Congrat's, very nice area. there have been many improvements over the past few years. Be sure to check the balances on assessments.

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Thu May 30, 2013
Kevin Yankow answered:
Soften no. In SWFL the season creates a market where more buyers are competing for properties. This creates a "Sellers market" whereas the leverage in the negotiation process will favor the Seller. In the summer, Off-season, the favor swings to the more limited number of buyers. In this market as things are rebounding Sellers aren't so much in the "need to sell" category so they would like to sell. Seller's have weathered the storm and rode out the bumpy ride of declining values and distressed sales and are now selling because they would like to. The properties that were overpriced during season will probably soften but they are merely correcting an over priced, ill advised, recommendation by their listing agent.

Please feel free to contact me directly with any questions or for any other assistance.

Kevin E Yankow
KEY Real Estate, Inc.
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Mon May 6, 2013
Marc Comisar answered:
1 bedroom? What are your needs?
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Wed May 1, 2013
Kevin Yankow answered:
Distressed sales (REO and Short Sales) will require either proof of funds or pre-approval letter from a lender. FHA, VA, or any other conventional lending program should make no difference. I'm currently working with several buyers purchasing foreclosures or short sales and would love to answer any more questions you have. Feel free to call or email anytime.

Kevin E Yankow
KEY Real Estate, Inc.
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Fri Mar 29, 2013
Scott Larson answered:
There are no 2/2 condos available in MLS in that price range or area with seller financing. I can search other areas for you. It does not pay for most sellers to offer financing with mortgage rates so low.

Best regards, Scott

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Scott R Larson PA GRI
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Thu Mar 28, 2013
Ken Hoover answered:
This is a "bundled golf" community so everyone belongs to the golf club and pays for it. The annual fee is $5,678 per year and the quarterly condo fee is $730 per quarter.
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Fri Mar 29, 2013
Alison Hillman answered:
You can contact the listing agent who will be able to help you learn more about that specific property (and probably will know a lot about similar properties in the area). To find an agent, just click on the yellow button on the property's Trulia listing and you will be able to start a dialogue.

Please let me know if you have any questions or if I can help with anything else. I am happy to be a resource for you. Good luck with the search!

Ali, Trulia Voices Community Manager
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Fri Mar 22, 2013
Mary Kaye Coriano Betty Browning answered:
According to the public records it is not on the market. Last list date was 2008. If we can help in anyway, please give us a call at 239-272-7189 or send an email to ... more
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Wed Mar 20, 2013
Karen Nichols answered:
Hi, Robert,

The condo fee is $952.00 quaraterly, including Insurance, Lawn/Land Mainten, Legal/Accounting, Manager, Pest Control Exter, Rec Facilities, Repairs, Security, Sewer, Water.

Amenitites include Clubhouse, Community Park, Community Pool, Community Spa, Exercise Room.

For more info and photos, feel free to email or call me.
Karen E. Nichols
Premier Sandals Realty
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Thu Mar 14, 2013
Rich Homer answered:
Why does it matter? It is important to engage a Real Estate Broker first and then they can be a valuable resource for questions like these. Contact us direct, we would love to help. or toll free 855.627.5376 ... more
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Thu Mar 21, 2013
DeAnn Kamp answered:
Yes, in some areas it is allowed. It all depends on whether or not it is a regulated issue With the associat where the home it's located, or whether the owner will allow it
I would be glad to assist with this process! Feel free to call,text or email me.
239-398-5527 oe
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Tue Feb 26, 2013
Rich Homer answered:
You should read this and then use our website and let us guide you.
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Tue Feb 26, 2013
Shanna Rogers answered:
Hi Wriver82,

Market Value is the value of the property in today's market - based on what comparable properties have sold for recently. This is the most important value if you wish to purchase and are financing (not paying ALL cash) since this will be closest to appraised value.

Assessed Value is just the value used to compute property taxes. Has no relevance for purchase price.

Listing Price is just the price the seller has decided to list at. It may be too high or too low in comparison to appraised value.

If you are going to make an offer on a property, the best thing to do is have your Realtor do a Comparative Market Analysis (CMA) on the property using SOLD comps within a 1 mile radius of the property (the closer, the better) that have SOLD within the last 3-6 months. This will give you current market value and this is what you should base your offer on, not on list price or assessed value.

Shanna Rogers
SR Realty
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Thu Mar 28, 2013
Andres G. Sanchez answered:

I focus on rentals in the area and would be happy to help you with your search.

Please email me your move in date ( and ill send you some options.

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Mon Feb 25, 2013
Rich Homer answered:
We would like to help in your home search by emailing you active listings with your search parameters. We can work along side you while you continue to use our free self-service website at, . Please let us know if we can help, as a Real Estate Broker and Realtor, our search engine is more robust. Hope to get your approval, so let us know. ... more
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Sat Nov 3, 2012
Bev LaLonde answered:
Rich, the HOA fees are $5163 annually, condo fees $790 per quarter, and $300 annual club fee. The HOA fee includes cable, water/sewer, as well as tennis, bundled golf, bocce, and 7 swimming pools, casual and fine dining. Highland Woods was built by US Homes in the late 1990s. Much more to say than this answer permits, so please contact me at 239-676-9190 or for details. ... more
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Wed Oct 10, 2012
David Lang answered:
It is a short sale. Many times if you see a price increase on a short sale it is because the lender (who holds the note) have done an appraisal of the property and found that the asking price was too low. The new price may be where the lender has said they would approve the short sale.
This listing is "active contingent", meaning there is an offer currently on the property. They are just waiting for the lender to approve the deal.

Dave Lang
Keller Williams Realty
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Tue Aug 21, 2012
Heather Wightman answered:
Hi there. I work with Royal Shell Real Estate and we have a huge rental division that I am sure can be of service to you! Here is the link to see if there are properties to meet your desires. -
If you would lilke personal attention to these specific criteria, please feel free to give me your contact information, and I can have someone help you immediately! Have a great day!
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Sun Aug 19, 2012
Treasure My Home Team answered:
What's the address? I will be happy to provide the information.
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