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Wed Oct 17, 2012
Tammy Hayes answered:
You can check the crime statistics at the Sarasota County Sheriffs Department web site. Use the crime mapping tool - http://www.sarasotasheriff.org/. You can also contact the City of North Port Police Department - http://cityofnorthport.com/index.aspx?page=266

Tammy Hayes, Realtor
Green Lion Realty, Port Charlotte, FL
tammyhayesre@gmail.com
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Thu Nov 6, 2014
Lynn Brock answered:
I have been doing some digging into what you are looking for and there is nothing at all with a 4/3/2 or 3/2/2 or 3/2/1. The best one that would have suited your needs is a 3/2 no pool, fenced in yard and allows pets, however it has already been rented out. I have done everything that I am able to do with that information. Sorry that I could not be of more assistance. ... more
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Tue Oct 2, 2012
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Mon Oct 1, 2012
Tammy Hayes answered:
Your best source for local crime statistics in North Port is the City of North Port Police Department. You can go go their web site at http://cityofnorthport.com/index.aspx?page=266. You can click on the links and get police reports and citizen information, recent police activity, and the performance measures report. North Port in general is a low crime area.

Tammy Hayes, Realtor
Green Lion Realty
tammyhayesre@gmail.com
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Wed Sep 26, 2012
Roxanne Moore answered:
Tusket does not have water. If you have a specific address, just go to http://cityofnorthport.com/index.aspx?page=343
and the city's website will tell you if water is available at that location.

Roxanne Moore
Green Lion Realty
Roxanne@greenlionrealty.com
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Mon Nov 26, 2012
Tammy Hayes answered:
The gated communities in North Port are Bobcat Trail which is off of the Toledo Blade Exit of I-75 and Sabal Trace, Heron Creek, Talon Bay and Charleston Park which are off of the Sumter Blvd Exit of I-75.

Another family oriented gated community is Stoneybrook in Venice which is off of the River Rd Exit of I-75.

I can send you some listings and information about the communities if you would like. Or you can visit our company web site and read about each of the communities. If you scroll to the bottom of the information on the individual community, it will also give you the current MLS listings in that community. Go to: www.greenlionrealty.com

I would be happy to answer questions or help in any way regarding your home search.


Tammy Hayes, Realtor
Green Lion Realty
tammyhayesre@gmail.com
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Mon Sep 17, 2012
Tammy Hayes answered:
This home is located in Lakeside Plantation in North Port. It is very unlikely that it will become a gated community.

Lakeside Plantation - a great community for children and families

If you are looking for a community near southern Sarasota County, FL that is great for children and families, you have to check out Lakeside Plantation in North Port, FL. North Port is close to I-75 and 41. It is within 20 minutes to the Gulf beaches. It is located between Sarasota to the north and Ft. Myers to the south. It is convenient to shopping, restaurants, medical facilities and more.

Lakeside Plantation is a deed-restricted family-friendly neighborhood and has ample opportunities for fun. The community has a large, heated pool and spa, a 6,000 square foot club house, cabana, Har-Tru tennis courts, library, meeting room, card room, playground, basketball, bocce ball, billiard room, fitness facility, and a community park.

The community also offers underground utilities, sidewalks, street lights and city water and sewer. The homeowner association fees cover lawn maintenance. The neighborhood allows for children to run, play and ride their bikes. It has thirteen lakes and offers luxury living. Pets are allowed in this community, with some restrictions.

If you want to meet your friends and neighbors you can volunteer or join one of the many social activities such as ice cream, wine and cheese, breakfast, pot lucks, dance, comedy, sports, or holiday and seasonal events.

Lakeside Plantation has several homeowner associations within the same community because of the different options for living such as single family homes, town homes, carriage style homes, and villas. It is not only an ideal place for families, but singles, retirees and everyone is welcome here.
To see photos and learn more about this community, you can visit their web site at: http://lakesideplantationcdd.com/.

Tammy Hayes, Realtor, Green Lion Realty, Port Charlotte, FL
tammyhayesre@gmail.com
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Fri Sep 7, 2012
Tammy Hayes answered:
Here is the City of North Port web site that you can go to in order to see the schedule for the North Port road rehabilitation project. http://cityofnorthport.com/index.aspx?page=1209


Tammy Hayes, Realtor
Green Lion Realty, Port Charlotte, FL
tammyhayesre@gmail.com
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Tue Aug 21, 2012
Marge Bennett answered:
try searching for guest quarters.
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Sun Aug 12, 2012
Tammy Hayes answered:
Did you get a title search done when you bought the house. A title search is a procedure performed when a parcel of property is being transferred to new ownership, through either a sale or inheritance. The purpose of this report is to investigate the history of the property through relevant records for any variances or irregularities associated with the property.

You can also get information from the property appraiser records for Sarasota County - http://www.sc-pa.com/content/search_real_property.asp.


Tammy Hayes, Realtor
Green Lion Realty, Port Charlotte, FL
tammyhayesre@gmail.com
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Sat Aug 18, 2012
Jeanie Goldmann answered:
Hello Sappollo,

Help as in "my home is in pre foreclosure and I need to decide what my options are", or "I want to purchase a home that is in pre foreclosure or that has been foreclosed" ?

Either way, I would be happy to answer your questions. Please call me, Jeanie Goldmann, at 941-286-4173, or email at goldmann3@comcast.net. I am very experienced in both.
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Sat Oct 12, 2013
Jason Ester answered:
It depends on the asking price of the home.

An interesting statistic for the North Port - Port Charlotte - Punta Gorda area, is that homes are selling for 97% of list price, according to the local board of Realtors.

So I guess what I am saying is...it depends. There are still situations where you would want to start low...but there are other situations where you may expect multiple offers. Depending on the situation, you would either want to come in low...or bid with your highest and best.

I would get the advice of your Realtor, and take that along with a buyers' CMA (comparative market analysis) to make an informed decision.

For more market statistics, check out my blog: www.NorthPortHouses.com/blog/

If you do not have a Realtor, I would be happy to discuss this with you.

Jason Ester, Realtor
RE/MAX Anchor
www.NorthPortHouses.com
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Thu Aug 2, 2012
Beate Rodriguez answered:
Hello Samantha,

your interest rate is based on your credit score, Debt-to-income ratio and loan amount for the loan program you qualify for.

Please feel free to contact me at your earliest convenience, to discus all details regarding your qualification for a mortgage loan.

Best Regards,
Beate Rodriguez
Lic. Loan Originator
NMLS# 299 244

Beate.Rodriguez@HGFLoans.com
Cell: 954.695.4849
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Mon Jul 30, 2012
Trevor Curran answered:
Good morning Lealie,

It is unlikely you could be approved for mortgage financing with that credit score at this time.

In general most Lenders require a credit score of at least 640. Besides the score demonstrates there are some serious issues on your credit history that need to be addressed. Do you want to begin your Home Ownership experience having to deal with credit problems? I strongly recommend putting your financial house in order before you undertake the biggest financial purchase of your life.

First, settle any outstanding debt. If you owe money on collection accounts, charge-offs and/or judgments, make payment arrangements and get these accounts paid promptly.

Next, begin rebuilding your credit. If you have current accounts with good payment histories, or even some previous late-payment-blemishes, make sure you continue to pay those accounts on time. If you do not have any existing credit accounts then you'll need to establish several in order to create a viable credit history.

I have found that CONSUMER ACTION is an excellent resource for objective advice on all things credit related. You'll find free and sincere advice on everything from settling collection accounts to rebuilding credit to building credit from scratch on their website. http://consumer-action.org/


Beware of anyone offering to "repair" your credit! The Federal Trade Commission issued a stern warning last year that such offers are scams. Find more from the FTC HERE: http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/edu/pubs/consumer/credit/cre13.shtm


The best way to buy a home is to have a decent credit history combined with sufficient Income and Assets for a home purchase.

The best way to have a decent credit history is to settle negative outstanding obligations and pay all your bills on time for at least two years.

Trevor Curran
NMLS #40140
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Sat Jan 3, 2015
Tammy Hayes answered:
I would be happy to send you a market analysis. Do you have a specific property in mind?

Tammy Hayes, Realtor
RE/MAX Palm Realty
http://www.tammyhayes.remaxagent.com/
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Thu Jul 26, 2012
Tammy Hayes answered:
There is not really any value added to a home on the Cocoplum Waterway. The canal does not lead to Gulf Access. It is a wide canal where you can use a small boat, kayak, and fish. It provides a barrier between homes on the other side so that you are not directly backed up to another home. It may have alligators, mosquitos, flooding, etc. Looking at the MLS listings with homes on the canal versus homes not on that particular canal, have no difference in value. Usually a Gulf Access lot will definitely have added value to the home.

Tammy Hayes, Realtor
Green Lion Realty, Port Charlotte, FL
tammyhayesre@gmail.com
941-276-6185
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Sat Aug 4, 2012
Nancy Hughes answered:
Go to https://www.sarasota.realforeclose.com/ and you will see all upcoming North Port auctions - but they are not segregated by zip code.
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Thu Jul 12, 2012
Tammy Hayes answered:
Here are some rental ad sites you may want to try:
Ebay Classifieds – http://www.ebayclassifieds.com/
Florida Rental Ads – http://www.floridarentalads.com/
Real Rentals – http://www.realrentals.com/
Rentals.com – www.rentals.com
Rent Range – www.rentrange.com
Vactional Rentals by Owner – www.vrbo.com
Sarasota Herald Tribune - http://www.heraldtribune.com/
Sun Herald – www.sunnewspapers.net

You can also search my web site in the MLS for rentals: tammyhayesre.mfr.mlxchange.com

Tammy Hayes, Realtor
Green Lion Realty, Port Charlotte, FL
tammyhayesre@gmail.com
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Thu Jul 26, 2012
Tammy Hayes answered:
It could take two years or even longer. We have a house on our street that was notified of Lis Pendens and it has been 4 years and still no foreclosure.

Here is a link to an article that will give you some information about a foreclosure: http://ezinearticles.com/?Foreclosure-Timeline---How-Long-Does-it-Take?&id=756017

Tammy Hayes, Realtor
Green Lion Realty, Port Charlotte, FL
tammyhayesre@gmail.com
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Fri Jun 29, 2012
Tammy Hayes answered:
It depends on what your price range is and if you would you be looking to purchase in a community with homeowner association fees. There are golf course communities and other exclusive communities. There are ocassionally homes in non-deed restricted areas not in a community on a canal.

Some of the North Port water view homes with a 3 car garage are located in Lakeside Plantation, WatersEdge Estates, Bobcat Trail, Heron Creek and Duck Key. The prices range from $184,500 to $499,000. Some of the communities have CDD fees in addition to the homeowner association fees. Some of the golf course communities require membership fees as well.

Tammy Hayes, Realtor - tammyhayesre@gmail.com
Green Lion Realty, Port Charlotte, FL - www.greenlionrealty.com
941-276-6185
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