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Home Selling in Lehigh Acres : Real Estate Advice

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Mon Feb 13, 2012
Terry McCarley answered:
Your question is not very clear - can you provide us with more detail so we can answer your question
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Thu Feb 14, 2013
Anna M Brocco answered:
What is your agent your contract as the answer lies in the document; or consult with an attorney who specializes in real estate, have all related documentation reviewed and go from there.... ... more
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Thu Feb 14, 2013
Aaron Ruben answered:
Are the lots that you are looking to sell in NY or in Lehigh Acres?
If they are in Lehigh Acres, I may be able to be of service to you.
Aaron Ruben
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Thu Feb 14, 2013
Anna M Brocco answered:
Keep in mind that price ranges will vary by location, size, condition, upgrades, etc., if you are trying to sell your property, keep in that pricing and marketing that maximizes your exposure are paramount. ... more
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Tue Jan 19, 2010
Its really not that hard, All you have to do is list the home for what the comparables are selling for. Offer 97% financing problem credit ok, your phone will start ringing off the hook. Once you go into contract with the buyer have the buyer make the check out to a local title company to hold in escrow and send your offer to the bank representative and contact them every other day until you get an approval or not. ... more
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Tue Jan 19, 2010
Tasha Stewart answered:
few things you can do:
1. if you are working with a realtor/agent he/she can tell you.
2. you can check for the properties on other sites such as and they will tell you real time if the status is active or under contract.
hope that helps.
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Tue Jan 19, 2010
Sarah Garrett answered:
Hello Ketan, There have been some to go under 30K. Most of those are older, have need of repairs, payment of assessments or need A/C replacements and appliance needs. There are some really great newer homes in the 49 - 60K range right now that were in the 200's in 2006. I have a couple that haven't gone into short sales yet and could be closed on faster. Please call or email so I can get you some more details and find out what your investment needs are.

Sarah Garrett, Realtor
"Best in Client Satisfaction 2006-2008"
by Gulfshore Life Magazine
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Sun Jul 21, 2013
John Giddens answered:
If you believe that your assessment does not represent the fair market value of the property, you may file a petition with the Clerk of Court for a hearing before the Value Adjustment Board (V.A.B.). This Board is created by State Law and is comprised of five members. The Board appoints Special Magistrates who are qualified appraisers or attorneys, independent of the Property Appraiser’s Office, to conduct valuation hearings. The Special Magistrates are appointed only to determine whether the appraised value of the property is fair market value as of January 1st. Petitions to the Board and further details concerning this process can be obtained by visiting the Property Appraiser’s Office or on our website at Petitions must be received (not merely postmarked) by the Clerk of Court before the date that appears on the T.R.I.M. Notice. The petition must be accompanied with a $15.00 per parcel filing fee. Submission with the petition of all requested information ensures proper review of your request.

MAKING A CASE: You can prevail at V.A.B. by presenting evidence and testimony that your property’s assessed value is not market value. The fact that your assessed value increased or decreased from last year, is not a basis to alter this year’s assessment. Problems common to the neighborhood are already considered in the sales prices of properties sold.

Also, you cannot base your case on personal hardship, such as living on a fixed income or an inability to pay taxes. You may, however, be eligible for the Tax Deferral Plan or Installment Payments offered through the Tax Collector’s Office. Information regarding these plans is available at the Tax Collector’s website (

THE VAB HEARING: Value Adjustment Board hearings begin in the fall. While an attorney is not required, one may represent you. You will present your evidence and testimony to a Special Magistrate. An appraiser from this office will present evidence as to the market value of your property. After the Special Magistrate hearing, the V.A.B. will notify you in writing of their decision. If you accept the decision, do nothing further. If you disagree with the V.A.B. decision, you may file a Circuit Court civil action pursuant to Florida Statute 194.171.

Additional information can be obtained from our office, or you may contact the Lee County Clerk of Court’s Office at (239) 533-2328 regarding the filing process.

I would recommend that you continue to pay your property taxes, otherwise it will go default and it could be auctioned at a tax certificate sale and you could lose your property. If you need market values and trends to give you an idea as to when the market might shift I can set you up an account on my website and you will be able to see all the properties available as well as previous sales. Let me know if this has helped and if there is anything else I can do for you, such as list the properties to market them and get them sold, if you have an aggresive, full time Broker marketing your property it will sell quicker. Click on my website and make contact with me through there. Thanks and have a great day!
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Fri Dec 26, 2008
Scott Riddle answered:

I would never just let a property go, the bank will surely come after you. There are many options available to you, please give me a call and I can go over some of them with you so you are educated before you make any bold moves.


Scott Riddle
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Mon Mar 24, 2008
Nancy Doyle answered:
I could help you with that if you like. Please call me or e-mail me with information on what your interested in selling. You can also check out my website where you property would be syndicated all over the web to all the major search engines.
Look forward to hearing from you,
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Fri Jan 18, 2008
Nancy Doyle answered:
I can do everything via internet, mail and fax. Please give me a call or e-amil me and we can get started.
Take Care,
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Tue Dec 11, 2007
Carmelo Burgos Jr. answered:
I would price it around $34,000 - based on active listtings - no sold listings showed up in my search - there are 3 other listings on billings st. - one of them listed since August of 2006. - this search was based on a 1/4 mile radius check of sold and active listings since Sept. 07 - personally, unless a buyer really wanted that location, those listings in that radius check appear to be overpriced - that's why they haven't been selling - there are an abundance of lots right now that have bargain basement prices here in Lehigh ... more
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Tue Nov 6, 2007
LLoyd Nichols answered:
LIsa, yes the market is not good. Lee County sales dropped another 7% the last quarter...though many parts of the USA have seen the same and the National Association of Realtors reported a drop of 8% sales in the USA as a whole.I can make a CMA for you with your full name sent to my e-mail at and I will be able to tell you more.Lehigh Acres is one of the areas which has been hit the hardest.I wish I had better news.Did you have your home appraised?You should be able to sell it for more then $175.5K if it appraises for more then $225K.I also need to check how many similar homes are for sell around your home and at what price homes in your area of Lehigh Acres sold in the last 2-3 months. ... more
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Mon Oct 29, 2007
Susan Milner answered:

If you are planning to live in Lehigh Acres & build there I would say go ahead & do that sooner than later. Builders have some great offers available now.

If, however, you need to sell the lot you should also do that sooner than later. The lots are down to $8-10,000 inmany parts of Lehigh Acres now.

If you can hold the land for 7-10 years I would suggest that. By then the values should have gone back up some.

If you need assistance with finding a reputable builder or specifics on the lot value our team would be more than happy to assist you.

Yours in Success,

Susan Milner
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