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Home Buying in Naples : Real Estate Advice

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Thu Mar 15, 2012
Mary Horesco answered:
There are a ton of tips for first time homebuyers! Just a few are on my website, and me and my team can help you with any question.
Buying a home is a legal transaction and one of the most important decisions in your life.
Please call 239-293-9434 and visit the link below, and also:
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Tue Mar 6, 2012
Dan Rathka answered:
Real Estate Agents are not accountants and should advise you to speak with an accountant. Most of my Canadian clients however do establish a Florida Land Trust. I'd recommend you talk with a qualified attorney and accountant. Most of your tax concerns will be when you sell the property. If you need some help locating an attorney & accountant I can provide some recommendations.

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Sun Mar 4, 2012
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Fri Mar 2, 2012
Eileen Cline answered:
That they don't have enough money to cover their down payment and closing costs. Getting prequalfied is the great way to find out the exact answer to that question. A mortgage broker, bank or credit union will tell you how much home you can afford, how much you will need to cover your dp and cc and check your credit report with you before the offer is made to be sure that your credit is in apple pie order. Every bank and most owners want a bank letter of qualification these days with proof of funds so that they don't take their house off the market for a period of time only to find out 60 days later that the buyer doesn't qualify. Not getting a home inspection before the purchase is another, especially if a first time buyer is getting an FHA loan (minimum down payment), where the bank requires not only an appraisal, but an inspection of the property by the bank itself before it closes. They are guaranteeing that they are lending on a good value. For $350 +/- you can find out what needs to be fixed on the house. Minimum $$$$ to avoid a disaster after closing. At least that way you know what you're dealing with. An owner should also give you a seller disclosure where they tell you, from their knowledge, what is wrong with the house. This should be requested at time of contract. There is also a time frame in any Florida contract that gives you a certain amount of time to have this inspection done and a right to withdraw your offer if there is too much wrong with the house. This does not work with a foreclosure as the bank has no knowledge of the property condition (they do not offer a disclosure ~ they're sold as is and the owness is on the buyer). There is much more, please call or email me to ask any questions. I can help!


Eileen Cline, Realtor
Experience that answers all your questions.
239-851-0451 cell phone
239-221-7034 office
866-291-6123 fax
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Tue Jul 29, 2014
Rich Homer answered:
Well, Ann this is a great community and we would be happy to help. Call us toll free at 877.832.6173 0r visit us at ... more
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Mon Feb 25, 2013
Anna M Brocco answered:
If unfamiliar with the area do take the time and visit more than once; check out area statistics; real estate professionals are prohibited from steering, enticing a buyer to purchase, or not, in specific neighborhoods; so, you should check out demographics on your own to assure your comfort level can be reached. For school information see link ... more
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Mon Feb 25, 2013
John Capers answered:
At a guess I'd say a owner testing the waters. It's a common practice by sellers everywhere.
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Wed Feb 15, 2012
Diego Figueroa answered:
This is my email talk me what area more details I will send you Information. Thanks
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Mon Jul 18, 2016
Barbara N Gonzalez answered:
Sometimes it happen but if you send me either MLS number or address I can always find out all the details in the property.


Barbara Gonzalez
Broker- Associate
Weichert Realtors on the Gulf
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Sat Feb 4, 2012
Jay Whalen answered:
I can help but I need an address to find the information you want.
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Fri Jan 23, 2015
Scott Riddle answered:
Not if you can go USDA. You should consult a few mortgage brokers that have a good reputation so they can explain the programs that could fit what your looking for. If you would like a few good mortgage contacts feel free to contact me.

Scott Riddle
Realty Direct
239 289 1849
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Mon Mar 25, 2013
Anna M Brocco answered:
Keep in mind that HOA fees do vary from complex to complex; if asking about a specific condo, any local agent/realty office can help, they all have access to the same information...
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Wed Jan 18, 2012
Ron Thomas answered:
You have to tell us where the property is; the address?

Good luck and may God bless
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Thu Feb 23, 2012
Sergio Hernandez answered:
Work on saving more money and improving your credit. The alternatives are not presently in your favor, but time is, if you're willing to be patient.
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Fri Jan 13, 2012
Michael Pagliccia Naples Expert! answered:
Hello Cathy,
I would be happy to assist. I've sold a lot of homes in Village Walk and they do have restrictions on rentals. Feel free to give me a call or forward me an email and I'll explain the rules and regs of Village Walk.

Kind Regards,

Direct Line: 239-250-3556
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Tue Jul 10, 2012
Kathleen Holbrook, PA answered:
There are 4 units in Wildwood Lakes from a 3/2 at $119,900 and 1219 S/F to the 1/1 at $35,000 and 811 S/F.
Any of these would make great investment properties as the rental market, both seasonal and Annual, is doing well in this area.
I would be glad to preview them for you and send photos and information.
Have a Great week...
Kathy Holbrook
Waterfront Realty Group, Inc
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Sun Jan 8, 2012
Scott Riddle answered:

Moon lake is a quiet, low fee neighborhood built in the 90's. If you are price shopping in the mid 100's it is a descent buy. It all depends on you want and will use in the community. There are some great deals, but make sure you are informed of them all before you purchase. Call me wih any questions or if I can help out.

Scott Riddle PA ABR SFR
239 289 1849
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Mon Jan 9, 2012
Norma E. Netzow answered:
Almost all HOA's are paid quarterly. How can I help you find your home in Naples? I need to be able to contact you. My telephone # is 1-239-269-5238. Norma Netzow
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Wed Nov 23, 2011
Nancy E Jaynes answered:
Hi Blue
The Enclaves have experienced a significant number of delinquences resulting in many foreclosures. Prices have been consistent as such. Given the high rate whether this property would be approved for financing would be in question, unless you are looking to purchase with cash. It does have a good amount of tenants and is pet friendly. I could write much about your other questions. But it would be best to talk together more in detail regarding your questions. I would happy to work with you. Please feel free to contact me at 239-821-3789 or email I look forward to helping you find your investment property, answering all your questions, and assisting you through the buying process.
Best regards

Nancy E Jaynes, Realtor
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Fri Oct 28, 2011
Nancy Doyle answered:
That would be best answered by your Realtor. Normally, as long as you pay them they will be pleased. Sometimes the lender will require it to cover their interests. If that's the case, that would be the requirement in obtaining the mortgage.

Congrats on your new condo :)
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