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Laurel : Real Estate Advice

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Fri Mar 15, 2013
Roland Vinyard answered:
What is in writing between the parties? That will rule. If you were foolish enough not to have anything in writing, then it's your word against his, not good odds for either of you. You may have grounds - an attorney can tell you - but without something in writing, your attorney can only make an educated guess at the outcome. ... more
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Tue Aug 21, 2012
Tim Moore answered:
Many county sites have this online. The easiest way is to call a local Realtor and ask them to check their mls system.
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Thu Mar 14, 2013
Paul Bourgeois answered:
Without knowing all specific details of the entire transaction, it is difficult to say if there were any ethics violations. If you have reason to believe that an agent acted unethically, you may file a complaint with your state's real estate commission (in some states you can file online), and they will investigate if warranted. ... more
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Sun May 17, 2009
Karen Barrett answered:
Sometimes you have to break down the components. Have there been any lot sales in your neighborhood recently? This will and should give you land value. Now, you need a value for your improvements (structures, home and any other buildings). Any other new construction for sale in your neighborhood? Compare yours to what is currently on the market, if yours is identical and those new homes are 'still' on the market, can you undercut them? How fast do you need to move will also help you set your price. Remember, I am speaking identical homes or "apples to apples". (We hope you are getting some other type of market information, like, sales are down an average of 10% from last year in this price range or area or on these type of homes). So, this should help you guage from where you bought your home to where it might sit today on the market. Ask a local realtor how offers are coming in? Are low ball offers getting accepted? What you are looking for is sale to list ratio, example: neighbors home listed for $100k and sold for $88,000 = 12%. This does not mean to overprice your property by that much, but it will tell you or give you a heads up on a buyers perception of value. ... more
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Thu Jan 22, 2009
Nancy Doyle answered:
Hi Power,
I would say yes to the first part of your question. The prices we see know will not last forever. I would figure out where you are looking and contact a local expert in the area. Even though it is all Florida each area has different building codes and impact fees (when you build) and those fees and codes could always change and can be very expensive. Another example, some waterfront areas require that you build on pilings that could be quite expensive. Cape Coral Gulf access lots, some lots have seawalls in and some do not, that is just one of many points. Because of the foreclosures you can buy homes much less then the price to build, so think about that. Our lot prices have dropped a ton but homes are still the better deal. If you are interested in Southwest Florida; Gulf coast, I would be happy to help. Drop me an e-mail or call and I could set you up with a search so you can see what is available. I am from Maryland and lived in Gaithersburg before we came here. Glad to be in the warmth and away from the beltway and love Cape Coral. Best of luck and let me know if I can help.
Have a great day,

Nancy Doyle
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Fri Jan 9, 2009
Pam Simpson answered:
Answer: 1 year. Sorry, I couldn't resist. I'm not sure I understand your question.
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Sat Aug 9, 2008
Dallas Texas answered:
Have you thought about a mapquest search for the drive time you requested then narrow the cities down from that stand point? ... more
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Sat Sep 12, 2015
Pam Winterbauer answered:

The current market we are in does not lend itself to flipping houses. One must be very well versed and able to do the repairs themselfs with a quick turn around. The average market times are up and so are carrying costs. I would be extremely careful with this. ... more
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