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Home Buying in Miami : Real Estate Advice

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Fri Jan 18, 2013
Alexander Bravo answered:
I can help you fine an apartment in that area. Do you need finance, or planning on paying cash?
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Mon Jan 7, 2013
Meg Sahdala answered:
Dear Jezel, I would be happy to assist you with your land purchase. Please contact me at 305.877.2880 or email me your requirements to

Best Regards,
Meg Sahdala

Vivienda Miami Real Estate Group, Inc.
Tel: 305-877-2880
Fax: 305-675-3976
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Thu Jan 3, 2013
Meg Sahdala answered:
Dear Mr Crombet,

If you have an EXECUTED contract, meaning the Seller and Buyer both agreed on the contract price and terms and signed it, you can tell you have a deal. If you however only PLACED the offer, there is an open end for other buyers and they can place offers and overbid you. If you work with a realtor he or she should be on top of things and take care of you as a client.
If you need any additional assistance or if you are not currently working with a realtor please contact me at 305.877.2880 or and I will gladly help you.

Best Regards,
Meg Sahdala

Vivienda Miami Real Estate Group, Inc.
Tel: 305-877-2880
Fax: 305-675-3976
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Thu Jan 3, 2013
Alexandra Vega answered:
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Wed Jul 24, 2013
Libby Lorenzo answered:
The first area that comes to my mind would be Coconut Grove. Every Saturday they have an open market that is organic and non organic produce. The majority of the vendors use local food sourcing. Yoga and pilates abound. There are several studios that provide both services and speciality classes. As for the educational aspect I would look to private schools and choose one that fits your requirements. Another area you might consider is a small neighborhood called High Pines that is a true family neighborhood and there's not many of those left in Miami. It's within walking distance of downtown South Miami and has a great public elementary school offering several different programs. One being a magnet language program offering Spanish, French and German. You are within walking distance to Whole Foods and two great yoga studios. There is also the Bar Method that might interest you. Give me a call and we can talk further about your needs Libby Lorenzo RE/MAX 305-665-7719 or 305-799-6877. ... more
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Wed Jan 2, 2013
Bob Galivan answered:
You need to tread EXTREMELY carefully with this home, as these types of violations can cost tens of thousands of dollars. The City of Miami will not give you the total amount due on the fine until the violations are cured. Curing means that the residence is brought to code, either by removing the violation or making it legal. Either option can be very expensive and there is NO guarantee that the City will reduce or eliminate the fine. Your first step is to meet with whichever departments in the city have registered violations - there are probably multiple departments involved. You need to get them to tell you what needs to be done to clear the violations, but you MUST understand that nothing they tell you is cast in stone. The final determination of what you have to do to clear the violations lies in the hands of the inspectors who issued the tickets or who actually inspect the job. BE CAREFUL!!! ... more
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Wed Mar 4, 2015
Dante Escobedo answered:
Jordan call me an I'll answer all your concerns. I've helped plenty of people relocate.
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Sun Jun 2, 2013
Steven Epstein, P.A. answered:
Usually 4 years or more, you need to re-establish your credit, the FCL will remain on your credit records for at least 7 yrs. Discuss this with a reputable lender and there are always private lenders that may take a higher risk on you for a higher rate & large downpayment. Of course you can always buy a home cash at anytime you can. This question is, with all the other options available to distressed sellers why would you leave it go to foreclosure? ... more
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Tue Jan 1, 2013
Aliasghar Taqi answered:
Easiest thing to do is to get pre-approved with a local lender. All In One Mortgage Lenders are great. They answer their calls 24/7 and you'll get to talk to a loan officer. One of the loan officers number is 305 979 9329. They don't charge points at all!!!! ... more
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Mon Jan 28, 2013
Luis Gomez answered:
This are the current listings at Cite:

Prices in the low $200 per sq ft is really good in this market. The near by buildings are selling in the mid $300 per sq ft. As the Genting project continues to become reality, prices in the area are expected to increase. ... more
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Thu Dec 27, 2012
Trevor Curran answered:
Good morning verolegal and THANK YOU for your service to our Nation!

Homes do not need to be VA Approved; only Condominiums. So, for your search for a Single Family Home you only need to find a great local Realtor who is experienced working with and negotiating on behalf of Veterans and SHOP 'til You DROP!

I say "experienced" because many home Sellers are reluctant to consider Veteran Offers to Purchase with VA financing due to unreasonable and false notions of the loan process. There's a notion that VA financing is a nightmare and too many Realtors and Sellers believe this myth. So you definitely want to work with someone who can properly communicate with other Realtors and Homeowners how the process works and dispel any myths about the process, too.

Good luck!

Trevor Curran
NMLS #40140
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Sat Dec 29, 2012
James Deskins answered:
Nope, I've never heard of anything like that. The only thing I can think of is that your Realtor may be known to engage in unethical behavior and the bank wants to steer clear. (Not saying that it's true, just a thought). Otherwise, there is no reason for the Realtor to have any bearing on your situation. ... more
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Thu Dec 27, 2012
Margarita E. Postovit answered:
Why would not you choose a real estate agent who can help you with any and all real estate questions? It would be the most effective way of finding a property you desire.
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Sun Dec 30, 2012
Christopher Pagli answered:
Hi, You can visit and click on the city reports section for in-depth crime stats and area demographics. They have a great side by side zip code comparison feature. You can also visit and As for schools, you can visit,, and Hope this helps!

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Sun Aug 11, 2013
Beth Jenkins answered:
The Wynwood are is a great locataion in a central part of Miami, but an urban location. I use this website as a reference to know exact crime statistics for each area, which you may find helpful.

You will find that Wynwood has some walking areas with restaurants, shops and galleries. If this will be a home for you, it does depend on what type of activities you are looking for to be right outside your door.

I would be glad to assist you with your search and options available in the Miami area. Feel free to contact me directly.

Beth Jenkins
South Florida Brokers
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Sun Dec 16, 2012
Danielle Sharp answered:
Why would they need a license to sell leads to someone? If they're asking for a referral fee then yes, but if it's just selling the lead then no. All sorts of companies sell leads to real estate professionals that are not licensed. Great example is the platform you wrote this question on - Trulia sells leads to agents every day and they do not have a real estate license. ... more
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Sat Dec 15, 2012
G answered:
Budget? Apartment or a house? What is a must have or a deal breaker? Number of bedrooms? Buy or rent?

I think you can see where I'm going with this...

Gene Kromo / 305-606-7534
Global Luxury Realty
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Thu Dec 20, 2012
Dante Escobedo answered:
Thu Apr 23, 2015
Pablo Torres answered:
Hola Yuri,

Felicidades en cumplir el primer paso que es estar preaprobado.

Yo trabajo con muchos compradores de FHA. Puedes llamarme para ayudarte en la compra de tu casa y inversión.


Pablo Torres
AF Realty, LLC
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Fri Dec 7, 2012
Ron Thomas answered:
And, we know what property you are talking about?
And, we know what LIEN you are talking about?
And, we know how "unsafe structures" matters here?

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