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Tue Apr 23, 2013
Kim Glass answered:
Hi Cbom325,

Check out the Local Info on all the areas you are considering to find stats on Crime, Commute, Local Amenities, Schools and more.

Here is a link to Local Info for Boca Raton:

Hope that helps get you started!
-Kim, Community Manager
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Tue Feb 5, 2013
Gooofbal105 asked:
I want to own a few horses on a ranch but also want an oceanfront home so I was hoping to get both in one home
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Tue Oct 1, 2013
Anna M Brocco answered:
When it comes to any safety/crime related issues, it's always best to contact the local police department with all your questions, hear all there is to hear firsthand. If unfamiliar with the area(s) do revisit more than once and at different times of day, possibly chat with locals/neighbors. Real estate professionals are prohibited from steering, enticing a buyer to purchase/rent, or not, in specific neighborhoods.
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Mon Jun 8, 2015
Gail Gladstone answered:
Every rental is different, as are the landlords. It also depends on the property. I am a landlord and every one of my properties is offered on different terms.

Cats? I always allow cats. ... more
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Sat Apr 21, 2012
Pat & Steve Pribisko answered:
Condos are a difficult investment for positive cash flow in the current housing market. Many condo development have a cap on the number of condo units that can be rented. I suggest that you consult with a local Realtor. ... more
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Mon Aug 15, 2011
David Chiles answered:
Thank you for your question about why houses are still over valued. If the banks sell the houses for what they are worth they will lose too much money and the economy will collapse. The government loaned businesses the money to stay afloat artificially creating a market price. Prices will continue to fall until the market reaches reality.

The real value in today's market is how a home was built, whether or not it's green, and how close it is to work. These factors are not necessarily monetary.

David Chiles
Meridian Capital
800 729-5111
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Mon Jul 11, 2011
Anna M Brocco answered:
If you are not working with an agent, condider doing so--consider doing some homework of your own as well--real estate professionals are prohibited from "steering", enticing a buyer to purchase, or not, in specific neighborhoods. ... more
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Wed Dec 9, 2009
Jeff K answered:
Hi Ginny,

What a great question. If we may assume that there is no one still living there, and that you have taken possession (you have the keys and deed from the sheriff), then everything in that house is yours. ... more
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Sat Jan 8, 2011
Dane Hahn answered:
Hi Patricia,

Still looking for next year?
I have a nice home on the SW coast of Florida...

Dane Hahn
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Mon Sep 9, 2013
Joshstewart answered:
Please contact me at your earliest convenience. Under certain circumstances I can go down to a 560 credit score. Depending how low your score is, there are several "tricks" to boost your score quickly.
I will be in the office until 8pm eastern.

Josh Stewart
Preferred Mortgage Consultants
1-800-839-1019 ext 135
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Sat Jan 8, 2011
David Chamberlain answered:
From You have the right to choose your title
agent or attorney—you are not obligated
to use the services of any title agency
suggested by your real estate agent,
mortgage lender or attorney, though you
may certainly choose to do so. A title agent
may represent one company, or several.

In practice, REO's can be quite difficult when it comes to this issue. Look at the contract they provide, if all terms are not acceptable to you, then don't write up an offer.
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Wed May 6, 2009
Debbie asked:
I looking at beautiful homes only to find out that they are in terrible areas.I can put down 20% but I need my monthly payments to be around $700 a month.HOA fees seem to be high.Any su...
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Sat Jan 8, 2011
Beth Lancaster answered:
Hi Richard,
The best way to accomplish that is to connect yourself with a local Realtor, share your dream and let them get to work for you. My office is in Sarasota and you would be hard pressed to find an area on the Gulf coast with more to offer. You do not mention what price point you would like to search.
I would be very happy to personalize a search on your behalf if you would like to email me directly with additional details of what your new home needs to have.

Beth Lancaster
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Sat Jan 8, 2011
Yara Roussos answered:
Sounds like the listing agent knew that the bank would not consider such an offer and did not want to waste the time. Since it was the lisitng agent, they may have had other offers that where superior to yours. I have seen forclosures where they would not consider anything but cash. Often it is because of the condition of the house. In your case it may also have been an appraisal issue. Sorry for your disappointment. By law they do need to present all offers even if they feel it is a waste of time. Good luck in the future. If you are considering a home in the Orange County, Ny area give me a call.

Yara Roussos
Homes by Yara
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Tue Oct 7, 2014
Bill Eckler answered:
The best source for this information is to check with the local police department or county sheriff's department.

By doing so, you will find that the Venice area is one of the safest around. Check out the following website:
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Thu Oct 22, 2009
Ashok 'Shoookie' Singh answered:
Very nice older town in Orange county, Main St is lined with many beautiful Victorians, and Colonials. It's got a great mix of convenience while still maintaining a small town feel.
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Fri Sep 30, 2011
John Peralta answered:
You may use my site at no cost. It has a link for Bank Owned Foreclosures. If you find a property you are interested in just let me know. Good Luck on your search!
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