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Fri Jan 25, 2013
Stephen McRory answered:
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See GFB on $268,000 purchase price

This kind of savings program is already pre negotiated with realtor partners all over Florida for the purchase of listed properties and New Construction as well.

SHOP THIS BID!!!!!!!! Cut, paste and send this GFB to 5 realtors in advance who you're considering working with to see if they're willing to beat it or at least match it.

Example:

GFB (Good Faith Bid) from Realtor for your business

Purchase Price: $268,000

Est. Buyer’s Agent credit to Buyer= $4,000

Buyer Requests Credit to be applied towards: (choose 5 items)

_X_ Closing Costs
_X_ Attorney Representation for Buyer
_X _ Rate Buydown to desired rate of: 2.250%
___ Home Depot, Lowes, Best Buy Gift Card
_X_ Home Warranty
___ Home Improvement / Repairs
___ Debt payoff
_X_ Moving Company
_X_ Other: Pay __________________(choose from list below)

pay towards down payment (on certain programs)
pay for the 1st full year of home ins.
pay for taxes and ins. escrows
pay for home repairs
pay off credit card debt and auto loans
pay off collections and judgments
pay to lower the sales price
pay for airline tickets to and from FL
pay for rental car while in FL shopping
pay for new furniture
pay to upgrade all new appliances
pay for home remodeling and additions
pay to have home painted
pay for weekly pool maintenance
pay for credit repair
pay for landscaping
pay for monthly lawn care
pay for new A/C system
…and/or even pay prior realtor for their efforts

NOTE: consumers should shop lenders and realtors for their Best Overall Deal.

The Florida Real Estate Commission(FREC) Rule 61J2-10.028 (2) provides that a licensee may share brokerage compensation with a party to a transaction as long as full disclosure is given to all interested parties.

US Dept. of Justice Consumer Alert: Consumers Can Save Thousands of Dollars in Commissions
http://www.justice.gov/atr/public/real_estate/florida.html
http://www.justice.gov/atr/public/real_estate/commission-table.html

Contact me and I’ll introduce you to realtors who offer Buyer’s Agent Credit savings anywhere in FL.


Steve McRory

Pro Option Mortgage

www.pro-option.com

steve@pro-option.com

Ph: 888 662 4404

Prior Service U.S. Marine Corps

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Fri Jan 25, 2013
Dora Loynd answered:
I truly believe communication is the key element. If there is no communication by both parties then it would be very difficult to get exactly what you want. Your Realtor has to stay in constant contact with you. Good luck to you both. ... more
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Fri Jan 25, 2013
Tim Moore answered:
No, not really but it is a lot safer to have one draw up the correct deed and do the recording to make sure it is done correctly. In many states I, as a Broker, can close a sale but I never felt the need to do it. The lawyer fee is not that much and if you use a title company they get a lawyer to draw up a new deed. ... more
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Tue Apr 9, 2013
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Wed Dec 17, 2014
marc jablon answered:
No one is responsible for pre-sale inspections. However, it might be a good idea for an owner, before listing a home, to have it inspected. I have suggested this to many sellers with whom I have worked.

That way the owner will not be surprised by the discoveries of a buyer's inspector. Or, the owner can fix the problems, which may help to support the asking price of the home.

Please see my blog: http://www.trulia.com/blog/marcjablon/2012/05/boca_home_seller_tip_inspect_before_you_list

Marc Jablon, The Jablon Team
RE/MAX Complete Solutions
JablonTeam@gmail.com
561-213-6139
http://www.JablonTeam.com
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Fri Jan 25, 2013
Nadine Mauro answered:
Hi Trulia,

You should always be concerned about security.

When meeting a customer, especially the first time, I let my husband know the Name of the person, where I will be meeting them, the phone number the customer gave me & the number the call came from if different. He will then call me about 5 minutes after we are to meet to make sure I am safe. We have a password that I would give him if I felt there was any danger. ... more
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Wed Jan 23, 2013
Erich Whiteman answered:
Hi, Matt.

As you mentioned, the garages are small 2 car garages. Whether two cars will fit depends on the cars, your parking skills, and how far you want to be able to open the car door once in the garage. Another concern is the turning radius of the vehicle to be able to turn from the drive into the garage.

I've seen residents have a hard time making the turn and needing to back up to try and line up their SUVs to squeeze in.

On the flip side, a Mini Cooper can make the turn easily.
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Wed Jan 23, 2013
Andre Shambley answered:
Thanks for the inquiry. I recommend you run not walk to consult with a real estate attorney. This is a question that's going to require review of signed contract and addenda to answer. Also as this is now a legal matter the logical advice would come from a real estate attorney.

Give me a call for further guidance 786-704-8482.

Andre Shambley
District Manager
Real Living FSR Surfside
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Thu Jan 17, 2013
Miekeba Jones answered:
Hi Richard! What's your question?
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Fri Jan 25, 2013
Tricia Luther answered:
It depends what you mean by "affordable"? One month housing is difficult to come by, which is why it's usually pricey. Most Realtors don't list one-month rentals as there is no money in it. There is a place on Isle of Venice in Fort Lauderdale that many of my customers stay at called Villa Venezia, Their website is www.villa-venezia.com and their phone is +1 (954) 832-0981. Also, a little further north than Fort Lauderdale on the beach in Pompano is Residence Inn Marriott and their number is +1 (954) 590-1000. There is a Realtor that sells properties that turn houses in the northern Fort Lauderdale/Wilton Manors area named John Hech with Lanham and Associates whose email is john.hech@lanhamassociates.com. Just let them know that Tricia Luther with EWM Realtors provided you their info. I hope this helps. ... more
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Wed Jan 23, 2013
Meir Aloni answered:
Plantation Acres; Parkland; Weston (its only money...)

With enthusiasm,

Meir Aloni & Team

CRS (Certified Residential Specialist)

CDPE (Certified Distressed Property Expert)


RECS (Real Estate Cyberspace Society)

Successfully selling Broward County since 1986!

Direct phone# 954-338-5220 http://www.WeSellBroward.com

All Star Realty Inc.
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Thu Jan 17, 2013
Luis Moyano answered:
Hello Peter,

We work with a hedge fund that invests in buying bulk and selling for good prices. At times you'll see great investment homes come across. Feel free to give me a call if you would like to discuss any further.

Regards,
Luis Moyano
ERA Herman Group
954-482-3860
Luis.Moyano22@gmail.com
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Wed Apr 15, 2015
Meir Aloni answered:
Dear Trulia, it is up to the buyer/s to attend or not.....

With enthusiasm,

Meir Aloni & Team

CRS (Certified Residential Specialist)

CDPE (Certified Distressed Property Expert)

RECS (Real Estate Cyberspace Society)

Successfully selling Broward County since 1986!

Direct phone# 954-338-5220 http://www.WeSellBroward.com

All Star Realty Inc.
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Thu Jun 16, 2016
Terry McCarley answered:
Cape Coral, FL is known for its waterfront property. With over 400 miles of canals you won't find an area with more waterfront opportunities. With a range of up to 500k you can purchase an amazing property on the water here.

Give me a call or email me if you would like more information on the area.

Terry McCarley, Realtor®, CDPE / American Brokers Realty Group
email: leecountyrealtor@earthlink.net
phone: 239-707-4575
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Wed Jan 23, 2013
Ann Ryan answered:
Mr. Morris, the average matters little unless you've identified your reason for sale:

Do you have a regular sale, with a house in good condition?
Do you owe the bank more than the house is currently worth (short sale)?
Are you trying to maximize price or minimize your days on market?

A low price will get it sold quickly.... but is that your goal. Give me a call, and I can give you better advice.
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Wed Jan 16, 2013
Susan Gauthier answered:
Hello Navin,

No - there are no additional fees required.

If you are interested in finding a home in the area, I would be happy to assist.

Please contact me for any other questions that you may have.

Susan
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Susan Gauthier, Sales Associate
By The Sea Realty, Inc.
Office: 954-351-7007
Cell: 954-593-5468
Fax: 954-351-5005
susangauthier@bythesearealty.com
www.ByTheSeaRealty.com
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Mon Jan 14, 2013
Patricia Salerno answered:
Ask for detailed list of closing cost and pre-pay fees.
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Sun Mar 10, 2013
Michael Cheng answered:
If you're an individual owner, then you shouldn't be soliciting listings unless you're also licensed. If you want to get a listing of your own home up on Trulia, you'll need to work with a Realtor to put the listing up for you. ... more
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Wed Jan 28, 2015
Alin Zdroba answered:
Here are some market stats for the properties sold in Harbor Beach, Fort Lauderdale, FL over the last 12 months (1/13/2012 to 1/13/2013), broken down by waterfront/non-waterfront:

1) Waterfront properties:
Sale Price (Low to High): $1.05M to $5.80M
Sale Price/Sq.Ft (low to high): $393 to $801
Average Sale Price: $3.37M
Average Sale Price/Sq.Ft.: $595
Median Sale Price: $3.00M
Median Sale Price/Sq.Ft.: $553
Total Sales: 11 properties

2) Non-waterfront properties:
Sale Price (Low to High): $482.5K to $1.2M
Sale Price/Sq.Ft (low to high): $160 to $329
Average Sale Price: $799.9K
Average Sale Price/Sq.Ft.: $258
Median Sale Price: $717.5K
Median Sale Price/Sq.Ft.: $265
Total sales: 8 properties

Bottom line: Harbor Beach waterfront properties are larger in size and more than double in value compared to non-waterfront properties.

Alin Zdroba
Lic. Real Estate Broker
Propertio
954-418-2154 (office)
704-351-3682 (cell)
alin.zdroba@propertio.com
http://propertio.com
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Sat Jan 12, 2013
Robert Zeoli answered:
Hello,

A partition sale or lawsuit can be a complicated matter and you should seek legal representation if you haven't done so already. I don't think your question can be answered properly without providing more details on your situation.

Is the lender preventing the sale?
Is there enough equity in the home to pay back the lender once sale is complete?

Maybe someone can advise you better if more information was provided. I would definitely speak to an attorney specializing in this area to guide you.
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