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Sat Oct 23, 2010
Linda Grey answered:
Hi Joanna,

There are some very good deals on properties in Florida as well as many other areas of the country right now. I have lived in FL since 1960 and I am also licensed in the state of Alabama. So it is all relative one thing costs more in Florida, it costs less in Alabama the next thing costs more in Alabama less in Florida, so you get the picture. If you would like to talk specifics please feel free to give me a call or email directly. I would welcome the oppotunity to assist you and/or your son.

Serving Volusia County and the cities of Daytona Beach, New Smyrna Beach, Ormond Beach, Port Orange Ponce Inlet and surrounding areas.

Linda Grey, Realtor, e-Pro
Ocean Properties & Mgt., inc.
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Tue Jan 26, 2010
Shannon Moore - The Moore Team answered:
This home sold on 1/22/2010 for $349,500. Give me a call and I can show you other similar properties in the area.

The Moore Team
Roxanne Moore, Realtor®, 941-626-3926
Shannon Moore, Broker-Associate, 941-276-8142
Tammy Archibald, Realtor®, 941-564-8605
Fax, 941-870-9233
Re/Max Anchor Realty
14806 Tamiami Tr, North Port, FL 34286
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Sat Oct 27, 2012
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Mon Oct 18, 2010
Faye Doyle answered:
As a Realtor I am not allowed to give legal advice. You should consult with an attorney to research your legal options but I would certainly want to know if the home is listed for sale and if a foreclosure date has been assigned by the homeowner's lender. The lender will ask you to vacate upon foreclosure. ... more
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Thu Dec 3, 2009
Jim and Donna Soda answered:
Hi David: The Master Bedroom is on the second story for this home in North Port. Home is very clean. There is no cage on the pool area but yard is fenced in with PVC material. Approved by the bank just after the Buyer backed out. It is alot of home for the money. Call or email any questions you may have. Thank you and Good Luck in your home search.
Jim Soda 941-809-7759
Top 5 In Real Estate Network
Prudential Palms Realty
Your Real Estate Resource for The Greater Sarasota-Lakewood Ranch Areas.
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Fri Nov 27, 2009
Anne Kyer answered:
Hi Yellow Corvette,

Your question does not identify which homes you are referring to. Please specify and I will try to assist you.

Anne Kyer, Realtor
Coldwell Banker Sunstar Realty, Inc.
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Thu Sep 21, 2017
Werner Untrieser answered:
Hi Shirley, I live in the Villas of Sable Trace myself and can recommend the area. The last sales where all around $150,000. One pending sale in the Villas II, was listed at $130,000 as a short sale. The Villas on Fairway are build solid Most have a view to the Golf Course. The location is great with two shopping center near by. The community pool is heated and a little club house and gym is available as well. Please contact me if you have any question about the Villas ( or 941-356-6580).
Warm Regards

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Thu Oct 14, 2010
Werner Untrieser answered:
Hi Joanna, Yes they do have deed restrictions. There are 2 story town-homes, acrually pretty nice. I just sold one to a German buyer. Please call me with any question regarding Lakeside Plantation.

Warm Regards

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Mon Nov 9, 2009
Hollie Dustin answered:
Your money most definetely buys a lot in North Port. A few years ago there was a huge interest in North Port and just about every major builder swept down upon the area. They began building new developments and spec homes and then....the market crashed. Many builder homes have been abandoned, and many homeowners have simply have moved from the area, a lot through foreclosure.
A newly developed town with all amenities...close to the beaches of Venice and Sarasota...
You can view all homes available in North Port for sale on my website, and I am happy to answer any questions that you might have regarding the area! Thanks for the interest~ Hollie
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Tue Nov 10, 2009
Margaret Amador answered:
Hi Mary,

Best would be comps wthin a half mile radius of subject property; the property you are wanting to buy. If there aren't any comps than you need to extend the radius and possibly make adjustments. Hope that helps. ... more
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Tue Sep 8, 2009
Edith Karoline Jasser answered:
Hi Molly,
Just wanted to tell you that I do love your e-mail address.... Sometimes I think we all should have one, and I am seriously thinking about getting one. Good for YOU!

By the way since I do not see any answers posted I am wondering whether you received answers directly on your e-mail. If so, I will not further bother you, but if not I would ask a partner/Agent of mine in the North Port Area to get you your answer.. Just let me know!

Talk to you soon and all the best to you!
Edith Karoline - YourRealtor4Life!
Working always in the very BEST interest of her clients....
PS By the way if you every come across anyone who is moving to Chicago or anywhere in Northern Illinois, or intends to buy or sell property there, please refer them to me and they will receive first class real estate services. I promise you!
Take care, Edith
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Sat Nov 7, 2009
Kathy Weber answered:

The risk that Listing agent is taking is huge! Purchasing a home is done on a "legal contract" to protect all parties involved in the transaction. Verbal offers are unethical and do not constitute an "offer" to purchase until all parties have signed the contract.

The listing agent also has a "fiduciary" duty to protect their seller in all transactions. It puts their client at great risk to be accepting any offers without the legal contract.

I'm sure you're agent will know what and where to take this complaint. Mostly to their local Association of Realtors and the State Association of Realtors. In California, we report a "violation" through our associations and they follow-up with that particular agent.

Best of luck!
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Sun Jan 10, 2010
Bill Eckler answered:
Some of the best opportunities for lawn care come directly from the neghborhood in which your home is located. If you are able to identify someone from your location they will likely be keeping an eye on your home as well as the lawn.

Our recommendation is to consider someone nearby first...

Good luck
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Tue Aug 18, 2009
Marty Kaiser answered:
Hi Andrea,

You have two options. One is to do a short sale, which is a somewhat involved process involving your present lender accepting a discount on your current mortgage. That is a somewhat involved process, which your real estate agent can explain to you. It also needs to be disclosed to any potential buyers.

The second option is to decline the offer and counter back at an amount that you can afford to sell the home. The key criteria with this option is what is your home truly worth in today's market. I am assuming that your agent has counseled you on the realistic value of your home. If realistically, your home will not sell for an amount that you can afford, you need to either do a short sale or take the home off of the market until the values increase to where you need them to be. Keep in mind, that may take a while depending on your particular circumstances. You need someone to give you detailed, straightforward analysis and information.

Good luck,

Marty Kaiser
Keller Williams Realty
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Mon Aug 17, 2009
Genevieve Ramachandran answered:
Call me and we will start looking for you. I will set up an automatic email to you whenever listings in your criteria come on the market. The listing for each property will give you taxes etc, and I could find out all other pertinent information. Closing costs change from property to property depending on whether paying cash or taking a mortgage and what type of mortgage and down payment.
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Mon Aug 17, 2009
Genevieve Ramachandran answered:

Check out the website below. It should shed some light. You might consider talking to a few Insurance companies and get their take. Check out what Insurance your apartment building carries and go from there.

Good luck.

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Mon Aug 17, 2009
Monica Watermann answered:
Dear Dreamhome Seeker,

Good luck on your new career, and congratulations on your decision to become a Florida resident!

You are entitled to a homestead exemption on your property taxes if your primary residence (you live here for over 6 months per year) is located in the state of Florida. To meet the qualifications, you must be a 'resident' of Florida as of Jan.1 of the year you intend to file for your exemption. So if you purchase a residence here this year, your taxes would be calculated on the assessed value of your new home, then prorated to reflect only the portion of this year that you are the owner of record. For more information and particulars on the Homestead Exemption and Save Our Homes, try this website:

Best Regards,
Monica Watermann
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Wed Aug 26, 2009
Roxanne Moore answered:
A title company searches for any liens before the property is transferred. Title insurance is bought to cover any title problems after the closing. It really doesn't matter what they owe on their mortgage. In a short sale, the seller must have the agreement of the bank to accept less money than is owed on the loan. The bank takes the loss and may ask the previous owner to sign a note for the difference. This does not affect the new buyer. In addition to liens, watch out for unfinished homes that may have large permit or inspection fees due. These can add up to several thousand dollars! In all the deals we have, all liens were paid before the property closed. Title companies or attorneys make every effort to make sure a clean title is transferred. So far, not one of our customers buying a short sale has complained about title issues, only about the long time it takes for the whole process to happen. If you want to be sure, hire your own attorney to do a lien search.

Roxanne Moore, Realtor
ReMax Anchor Realty
Port Charlotte/North Port, FL
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Sat Jul 19, 2014
Shellee Guinta answered:
Hi, Lorraine,
Right now there are 3 homes in North Port, with your criteria, priced at under $100,000. They are all short sales. Please give me a call. I would be more than glad to set up a search for you and update you as homes come on the market.

Shellee Guinta
CENTURY 21 Almar & Associates
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Fri Jul 17, 2009
Shannon Moore - The Moore Team answered:
This home was built by Holiday Builders. Here are the four Holiday homes in North Port that are that model:

The home on Heaton is a short sale but it is bank approved at that price. This looks like a good bet.

I live and work in North Port and can help you find the perfect home. Please give me a call or email.

Roxanne Moore, Realtor
Re/Max Anchor Realty
North Port, FL
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