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Home Selling in Broward County : Real Estate Advice

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Tue Mar 24, 2009
Catherine Kim Owens answered:
I live at Atlantic Shores and Diplomat Parkway, thus, that unit is right around the corner from me.

I'm confused...r u looking to just get comps in that building or r u looking for a realtor to list that unit for you and you want referral?

I'm also a mortgage broker, as well, and soon to be a property mgr. I moved here fr Glenview 10 yrs ago:)

if you go to, you can see for yourself the active listings, and short sales & reo's on the market. Or, you can email me or call. Catherine Kim Owens P.A., 954-536-0648;
btw, this is a terrible time to sell, as you can imagine. Everyone is looking for foreclosures/firesales...

p.s. your name sounds really familiar to me...
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Wed Oct 20, 2010
gabriel palotas answered:
Home Seller,
Sorry but your question is unclear. If you are inquiring if these factors are a concern when a buyer is looking at a home on a Zero lot compared to a standard lot 60 X100.
Both have set backs. However the privacy issue favors the standard lot. Developers found that they could provide a savings to those that did not require a full size lot. When you are pricing a home to sell using the comparison of the size of the lot, pool, sqft, privacy walls do count. Adjustments in price are made where one property is inferior to an other.
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Sat Mar 21, 2009
Larry Riggs answered:
I would certainly question that. In a transfer, every condo assoc. I've seen requires right of first refusal but you are not transferring the property so that shouldn't apply. Have your loan officer point that out. Also consult you docs and I think you'll find what I said is accurate. First right of refusal is only for transfers. ... more
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Mon Mar 16, 2009
Steven Angelil answered:
Great Question, Sarah! The important part of your question is how is the ownership of the townhouse complex setup? If it is a physical townhouse but has condo form of ownership-beware! It doesn't mean you have to totally disregard these but make sure you get a fantastic price. The reason is no mortgage insurance companies now are issuing coverage in Florida on condos. This means that unless the complex is FHA approved any buyers will have to have 20% down as to not need mortgage insurance. The good news is that prices are down tremendously in these types of communities.

If, on the other hand, the townhome is setup as SFH ownership, you can get regular financing, such as FHA/VA, etc. Hope this helps!
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Mon Oct 15, 2012
Carla Rocha answered:
Hi Grell,

I can tell you that the average commission in South Florida is 6% that gets divided between listing and selling offices. I can also tell you that with the current inventory, many sellers including banks (foreclosures) are offering bonus to selling agents to facilitate the sale. The bonus vary in according to the listing price. I have seen any where form 1% to $3,000-$5,000 if sold in a specific amount of time.

Do you have a condo currently listed in Hallandale Beach?

Carla Rocha
Coldwell Banker Residential
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Mon Feb 16, 2009
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Wed Feb 11, 2009
Dallas Texas answered:
Retain value in any market continue updating home trends on todays market example: hardwood flooring, granite counter tops, paint colors, updating lighting, fixtures, landscaping, exterior paint, shutters, Majority is inexpensive investment of updates last for years. GREAT QUESTION ... more
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Sat Feb 14, 2009
Marlene Howard answered:
Would your first choice be staying in your current house? If so you might want to first contact an assistance group such as (888) 995-HOPE - foreclosure prevention counseling before contacting your lender to determine whether or not you are eligible for loan modification. You should always check with your accountant and/or your attorney before signing any papers with the bank. Loan modification and eligibility are done through your lender.

When you say that you can break even on your house is that based on current sales? It is definitely a buyers market, that is not to say that prices may continue to drop, but you may be in a position to make a lateral move that would make sense for you. Keep in mind buying and selling do involve costs and you should take into account the transaction costs.

Warm regards,

Marlene Howard, ABR, e-PRO
Prudential Florida Realty
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Mon Jun 24, 2013
Carla Rocha answered:
Good morning Carlos,

I found the house that is in the picture you sent with a different price than the one listed. Please check this out:

Please make sure you are working with a realtor who is knowledgeable and can check the right information for you.

Would you like to see this property or to get a list of similar properties priced at the advertised price? Please let me know and I will be glad to send you lisitngs.

Carla Rocha
Coldwell Banker
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Thu Sep 20, 2012
John Bennett answered:
I use $25,000 as a ruff number. This would account for Screening as well. Some areas (like Heathrow Country estates) I use $50,000 due to the fact pools are larger with more whistles and bells.

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Mon Dec 8, 2008
David Chamberlain answered:
whether it is legal or not I don't know. If I put in an offer and you countered with something that said my deposit was not refundable I would not accept, and I would advise my buyer not to accept. ... more
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Sun Nov 16, 2008
The Hagley Group answered:
Your home is security for the HELOC. They most likely will not allow this.
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Mon Nov 17, 2008
Shant Epremian answered:
Hi Dee,

Please do not hesitate to contact me or our team at 1-888-4-FLA-NOW or visit I live nearby and work with foreign investors very frequently.
I look forward to speaking to you

Best regards!
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Tue Oct 21, 2008
Maria Morton answered:
Do you want to get out of the contract or do you want to sell your home?
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Tue Nov 3, 2009
Carla Rocha answered:
Hi Leeza,

Are you looking for renters on temporary corporate housing terms? You could list with a real estate professional and specify you would accept short term/corporate rentals. Exposure is the secret in real estate, so you should list with a company that is heavily represented in the market.

I would be happy to discuss it with you. If you have any more questions, please contact me at

Carla Rocha
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Thu Oct 9, 2008
Pauline asked:
This is a short sale, 1,000 sf condo in a resort complex, brand new AC, newappliances, with a panaramic vu, think the bank will take $125,000
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Tue Jan 15, 2013
Angela Schrager answered:
Hi Danny!

Based on the last six months' worth of closings, the average time on the market is 187 days. The median number of days is 127.

Hope this helps!

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Thu Jan 6, 2011
Pierre Calzadilla answered:
Typically, a higher percentage will make it more attractive to show, but nothing is more attractive than being priced right. A higher percentage will make the area agents more willing to show your home, but if you price it right too - you can shorten your sales cycle. Price matters more than the service fee, but it does play a role. ... more
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Fri Dec 17, 2010
Elois Fuller answered:
Hi Roberto

Did you get your homes sold or are you still in the market to sell them?
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Wed Aug 15, 2012
Joe answered:
Don't allow the forclosre or short sale. Contact a lawyer who specializes in this. You should be able to talk to one for free or a small free. Talk to two or three to you are comfortable with one. Spending a small amount now will allow you to get the most later esp. with the 180,000 owed. Otherwise in forclosure the bank will get its money first and the value will be much less. ... more
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