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Tue Apr 9, 2013
Tracy Hoyt answered:

I would request contacting a property manager in the Clearwater area. Be honest with them and tell them the situation. As if they have homes, where owners will consider your circumstances. I would also expect to pay more for security deposits. If you would like a recommendation to someone please feel free to contact me at Thoyt

Tracy Hoyt
Prudential Tropical Realty
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Sun Feb 16, 2014
Tammy Drury answered:

Looking for waterview properties on Clearwater Beach, there are very few bank owned and short sale properties available. When they come on the market, they go under contract quickly. Right now prices on Clearwater Beach (Short Sale) range from $369,000 - $769,000. My office is located on Mandalay, Cleawater Beach, I would be happy to assist you with your search. ... more
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Mon Oct 7, 2013
Elaine Cloud Goller answered:
Sandra --

Might I suggest that renting isn't the issue. Improving your score is. Perhaps renting a less expensive place and using the surplus to pay down credit cards -- assuming that is the issue -- would go a long way to improve your score sooner.

Better yet, make a promise to yourself and put some of that cash into savings to give you a bigger cash reserve to go toward down payment and closing costs when you are ready to buy. And you will be. That will also help your interest rate.

I would love to put you in touch with some mortgage counselors who could help you make a plan to get that score up. Feel free to call me at 727-235-8719 and I'll give you their contact information.

Good luck! Remember, there is light at the end of that tunnel!

At your service,

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Sun Mar 24, 2013
Colleen Monagas answered:
There are a few rentals available on Clearwater beach at the Ultimar 3. Bella Rosa, Ultimar 2
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Thu Nov 28, 2013
Tina Coggins answered:
For short term rentals contact Kevin Jenkins at They handle rentals all along our beautiful Pinellas County beaches. They will find something wonderful for you! Let him know I sent you. His number is (727) 742-8961 or 800-206-4495. Good luck! Tina Coggins ... more
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Sat Feb 15, 2014
Jim Olive answered:
Sounds like your biggest problem is going to be the downpayment. The only program I can think of where that will fly is VA, so unless you're eligible for VA, I think you're going to have a problem. Your best bet is to find a really good Loan Officer and start there. Best of luck...jim ... more
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Fri Feb 14, 2014
Annette Lawrence answered:
It is very likely you are referring to the expansion of the Clear water Aquarium.
Since 'The Dolphin Tale' release, the aquarium has exploded with traffic. However, this expansion was on the drawing boards well before the movie.

Best of success to you.
Annette Lawrence, Broker/Associate
Remax Realtec Group
Palm Harbor, FL
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Sat Aug 22, 2015
Phil Rotondo answered:
All you have to do is contact a local real estate agent.
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Mon Nov 5, 2012
Coastal Properties Group answered:
Hello Jennifer, the best place to track rates are at links such as these

Of course your credit effects what rate you may receive, a 15yr is sill below 3%

Please let me know if you would like assistance with a loan pre-approval, or viewing a property

Brent Laugesen
Coastal properties, Christies International
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Thu Aug 22, 2013
Lisa Reeves answered:
The monthly HOA fees for 2 bedrooms range from the high 200 to just over 300 per month.
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Fri Sep 14, 2012
Vangie Pappas answered:
There are several retirement communities available in Clearwater. For instance, there is Marilyn Pines, a 55+ community, which is centrally located, has a large heated pool with a clubhouse, and shuffleboard. A 2 bedroom, 2 bath condo could be purchased for $36,000. Let me know if you are interested.

Vangie Pappas
Pappas Realty & Management Co.
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Wed Jul 18, 2012
Coastal Properties Group answered:

I can assist you with the purchase or sale of a short sale. I am certified and have closed many shortsales in the past. Please call for immediate help,

Brent Laugesen
Coastal properties group
Christies international
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Tue Nov 26, 2013
Doug Bevis answered:
Both of those are options. An agent has the ability to search for that criteria but would need to know a little more about what you are looking for as far as bed/bath/price and little better idea of location.

Doug Bevis
Coldwell Banker
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Sat Feb 15, 2014
Annette Lawrence answered:
There are many great areas in Clearwater as well as in neighboring communities.
Below is a link allowing your to look at all the real estate available in Pinellas County so you can see for yourself what is actually for sale.

The community website has a link allowing you to see the crime statistics in any communty or city in Pinellas County. Additionally, you will find some great information regards area attractions and events.

For more personal information, you will need to call.
Annette Lawrence
ReMax Realtec Group
727. 420. 4041
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Wed Dec 28, 2011
Ann Ryan answered:
Turner, are you asking about what taxes would be on a property in Clearwater? You can usually find an estimator on the county tax assessor's office, based on an individual property. Watch to ensure that you find out what the taxes will be... because a home that has been owner-occupied for a period of time will have homestead tax exemptions. ... more
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Fri Jul 26, 2013
Cyndee & Jack Haydon answered:
Are you buying a house of a condo - it makes a difference since in a condo you'll just have the contents portion and most banks are asking you insure 20% of the appraised value - and it's usually not bad. Of course "it all depends" on value.

With houses if you are in a VE zone the rates are much higher so check. Last week I was showing 10 homes on Clearwater Beach in the $400K-$500K range and the avg home insurance was @4800/yr - this was just my experience and we can help you connect with good insurance people.

Also improvements matter like roof, windows, storm shutters. Anyway if we can help just let us know - now's a great time to buy since prices are down @50% from 2007.
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Sat Feb 15, 2014
Coastal Properties Group answered:
You would use a buyers agent to help you write the offer, this way you have full representation. Let me know if you would like me to assist you with this.

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Tue Jun 12, 2012
Johnny Huang, MBA answered:
Reasonable is a perception. Depends on the market and locality. One might view a home to be great and will pay full, even more than asking, while some will think they can get a great discount due to repairs and such. Even the selling price that is listed isn't an indication of what the market will bear. Some agents will list the home lower than normal to attract buyers.

Best thing to do is to solicit the advise of a local agent that knows the market.
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Thu Oct 6, 2011
Bevis Oldsmar asked:
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Thu May 14, 2015
Ron Thomas answered:
Probably about the same in Florida;

A General Home Inspection costs about $350 for about 1700 sqft.
If there is a Pool, Outbuildings, more square feet, then it goes up.

They generally will not include PEST or ROOF in that, as those are separate inspections and require climbing UNDER and in the ATTIC: They are pretty specialized.

This would tell you, that you want to have all three done.

Out here, the Roof Inspection is generally free, so that they can get a small job of repairing and doing a 2-5 year CERT.
The Pest is only about $60, in anticipation of getting any pest work that is needed.

I hope that helps.
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