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Sun Mar 17, 2013
Alma Kee answered:
Hi,

Unless a Short Sale has been "approved" the asking price is pure fiction. Also lenders will do their own independent appraisal or Broker Price Opinion so you cannot buy a property much below full market value.

Right now we are in a Seller's market in Tampa Bay so if you can pay cash you will be able to compete in the multiple offer scenarios seen on every property listed.

If you need to get a mortgage, you may want to focus on a HomePath, HomeSteps or HUD owned foreclosed property since they are only available to owner-occupant buyers. You will still have to compete with at least 10 other buyers but most will not be ALL CASH.

If you would like to search with "genuine" info on the current status (note: some websites will show properties that are "active with contract" as "active"), you're welcome to sign up for a listingbook account on my website: www.SoldOnTampa.com

Active with Contract listings are under contract and you cannot buy them until/if the current buyer backs out. If you can pay cash, the seller may consider a "backup" offer and you may be able to get a bargain on a Short Sale if the current buyer walks and you can pay cash and close within 2 weeks.

Apollo Beach has a coal fired power plant and some of the surrounding areas may have higher crime so you may even want to rent for a year to get familiar with our neighborhoods before buying.

All the best,
Alma
Alma Rose Kee, PA
Future Home Realty
813.244.9898
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Wed Apr 10, 2013
Rhonda Lindsay answered:
Hi Shawn & Britany,

Mirabay is a good neighborhood for families. Homes on Eagle Lane, Dolphin Cove, and the Waterset neighborhood would also be good for families. Let me know the type of home you’re interested in and I’ll be happy to send you some available homes.

Thank you – Rhonda
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Mon Jan 28, 2013
Tracy Hoyt answered:
BMB4320,

The HOA dues are $235 per month based on the information in MLS. I would be happy to send you the MLS sheet if you send me an email address. I can better explain what those due buy you as well if you would like.

Are you currently working with an Agent or are you seeking a qualified Agent to help you in your home search? I would be happy to answer any questions you have about Apollo Beach or other local areas. I have sold homes in Apollo Beach and I'm sure I can help you find what you are looking for.

Please review my profile on Trulia and send me a message or email me directly at THOYT@prutropical.com I can send you listings that fit your budget and your needs.

No pressure, just help.

Respectfully,
Tracy Hoyt
Realtor
Prudential Tropical Realty
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Thu Jan 17, 2013
Tracy Hoyt answered:
Kim,

This is a fantastic community. I have shown several homes in the private community. Use the following link to learn more about Andalucia. http://www.andaluciafl.com/

Are you currently thinking of moving to Apollo Beach or do you presently reside here? I can help you find the right house for you within your budget and guide you in financing as well.

If I can answer more questions please review my profile on Trulia and send me a message. You may also contact me at THoyt@prutropical.com.


Tracy Hoyt
Realtor
Prudential Tropical Realty.
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Mon Oct 13, 2014
Pamela Baker answered:
yes, I may be looking in Apollo Beach. What do you have?
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Tue Jun 26, 2012
Bonnie Fagoh answered:
As long as the property is outside of communities like Symphony Isles and Andalucia, you will not have a problem with rental restrictions (inside those communities you would want to check on their rules for short term rentals). You may want to check out BellaSol condos where you can do short term rentals and you don't have to worry about exterior care. It is a beautiful luxury condo community
on the waterfront of Bal Harbour. The amenities are a huge resort style pool, spa, fitness ctr, etc. and the community is gated. I have the listing with the developer, so feel free to contact me for more info
at (813) 390-7606. Also, the power plant has "scrubbers" in the stacks and it is regulated by the EPC.
Many properties have no view of the plant at all. We love our air conditioning that the electricity provides us! :)
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Tue Jun 26, 2012
Peggy Diaz answered:
The Apollo Beach area is perfect for what you are describing. Most places in Apollo Beach can be driven to without getting on US 41, so it's great for a new driver to practice, yet we are still close enough to I75 and 301 for a little more practice in higher speed driving and getting to places like Brandon. ... more
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Thu Apr 19, 2012
Debbi Tinker answered:
I have lived in the area for over 30 years and would love to be of assistance to you.

If you want to call me I would be happy to help, or you can go to www.Tampa.Listingbook.com
and search for properties. It will also give you links to pricing history on the home and property appraiser information.

Happy to help, just let me know how!
Debbi Tinker
Keller Williams Realty
813-263-0932
www.Tampa.Listingbook.com
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Mon Apr 16, 2012
Kim Roberts answered:
Hello,

This property is not actively listed on the market. The last previous listing within MLS was from October 2009. It's possible it could be going in to a foreclosure situation, but is not yet on the market for sale. Without knowing where you came across this information I would not be able to determine the current situation of this property. If you wish to discuss further, or if I can assist you in finding another property, currently on the market, please contact me at 813-728-3333 or at kim@KimKnowsHomes.com .

Best of luck, Kim
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Tue Dec 20, 2011
Ron Thomas answered:
You didn't identify the property.
It probably won't be there in March.
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Sat Oct 15, 2011
Liane Jamason answered:
It depends on your budget! Apollo Beach is one underrated place where you can still find waterfront property fairly inexpensively however. St. Petersburg would be another great area. Feel free to check out http://lianejamason.listingbook.com where you can check out all the waterfront properties on MLS for yourself by creating an account.

Liane Jamason, Realtor
Keller Williams Realty
813-486-4997
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Sun Jul 14, 2013
Alma Kee answered:
Have you checked to see if you may be able to qualify for the HAP military program?

It's a great way to go because you will not hurt your credit with a short sale because the military will pay the loss for you.

Here's info:

http://hap.usace.army.mil/Documents/Expanded_HAP_Final.pdf

I can help you sell your house with the least amount of stress and quickly--even if you need to do a regular short sale. We have a HAFA short sale program that will also give you $3,000 cash at closing as an incentive.

Please call or email and I can discuss this further with you. 813-244-9898 Alma@SoldOnTampa.com

All the best,
Alma
Alma Rose Kee, PA
Future Home Realty
813.244.9898
www.SoldOnTampa.com
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Fri Apr 15, 2011
Alma Kee answered:
St. Joseph South, new hospital, planned opening 2013, east on Big Bend Rd about 1 mile.... you might try the St. Joe's website.

Southshore Commons mall:

http://www.southshore-commons.com/

Hope this helps!
Alma
Alma Rose Kee, PA
Future Home Realty
813.244.9898

PS you're welcome to browse "like a Realtor", just sign up for a free listingbook account on my website
www.SoldOnTampa.com
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Wed Apr 13, 2011
William True answered:
Hi Kari, there are many great areas of Sarasota. Which is the most affordable really depends upon your lifestyle and what you're looking for. The cheapest home may not suit your needs. Below is a link to over 70 Sarasota neighborhoods in HD Video. I hope it's helpful to you. Also, be sure to use a Sarasota buyer agent to get the best deal. Good luck: ) ... more
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Thu Feb 17, 2011
Anna M Brocco answered:
Since no location is given--why not consider a Google search for places of interest, and then Google Maps for distance...
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Mon Jan 24, 2011
Sharyn Willard, SRES, ABR answered:
Fri Nov 26, 2010
Sam Thompson answered:
One mortgage financing program available for 10% down investment properties is the Homepath program that is available on Fannie Mae foreclosures. Homes that qualify under that program can be found through a Realtor or by going to the Fannie Mae website www.Homepath.com. In taking a quick look at the website at the moment, there are 5 properties listed in Apollo Beach, but all appear to be under contract.

The guidelines for investment property under Homepath basically require a minimum of 10% down and a minimum middle credit score of 660. There are other qualifications as well which a lender that offers the program can discuss with you.
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Fri Aug 13, 2010
Michael Gabriel answered:
The area they speaking of is probably Apollo beach it's self. The area right now has some of the least expensive water front properties in all of Tampa Bay and by water front I assume you mean Salt Water front?
I as well as many other agents would be happy to send listings of whats available.. just need a price range really and the search is simple enough. If I can be os assistance.. my email is NewHomesMichael@Aol.com.
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Sun Aug 8, 2010
Bonnie Fagoh answered:
Thank you for your question Sue. There are a lot of choices in this area of Tampa Bay (Apollo, Ruskin, Bradenton, Parrish) and some fantastic buys!! I am active daily in the market and my 2009 and 2010 production will show that I am a full time agent. With over 6,000 agents in the area, its important to be assured of the person that will apply for the job to represent you is up to date in this market. Please see my website and google my name!! Have a Great weekend!!

Could you possibly send me a little more criteria as a search shows many properties available??
Sincerely
Bonnie Fagoh
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Tue Jul 13, 2010
Alma Kee answered:
Dear Larry,

If you would like to browse listing with the most detail, I an offer to give access to Listingbook.com.

Send me an email and I'll send you your password.

Here's a list of properties in Mirabay that may work for you:

http://mfr.mlxchange.com/Pub/EmailView.asp?r=179596998&s=MFR&t=MFR

All the best,
Alma
Alma Rose Kee, P.A.
Future Home Realty, Inc.
813.244.9898
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