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Home Buying in New Port Richey : Real Estate Advice

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Sat Jun 23, 2012
John Sefton answered:
I have run into this situation here in California and found that it is OK as long as the spouse will sign a quit claim deed at close of escrow. This is required by the title companies when buyeing or selling if there is a spouse who is not on title.

Florida might be different.
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Sun May 13, 2012
Gaile Waldhauser answered:
This property is a short sale & the status is Active with contract meaning they are looking for more offers. The HOA is $245.00 per month. If you would like to see the Buyer's Full MLS report for this or any other property please email me, I would be glad to assist. Thanks:) ... more
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Thu Aug 16, 2012
Odette Godin answered:
That's exciting. There are plenty of nice areas and the prices couldn't be better. Give me a call so we can discuss your criteria, that will more than likely determine where you end up. 727-365-0245 or my email: I look forward to hearing from you. ... more
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Sun Jun 24, 2012
Gary Ubaldini answered:
What is the address of the property?
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Tue Jun 5, 2012
Steven Zimmerman answered:

Good morning. I am a Realtor, and not a FL or MA Licensed Lender. and with that said, and so many unknown factors to your question, I would first sugest you speak to someone you know or have a relationship with at your local bank.

Please feel free to contact me directly if there is anything I can assist you with.

Steven Zimmerman Realtor ABR GRI
Husband, Father & Pop Warner Volunteer Football Coach
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Sun Jan 29, 2012
Ron Thomas answered:
Let me see; how many ways does this become a matter for an Attorney?
Realtors will not give advice on Taxes or Legal problems.
Please contact an Attorney.

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Mon Jul 23, 2012
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Mon Jan 23, 2012
Steven Zimmerman answered:

Good morning. Yes New Port Richey does have 55+ Communities. One of the nicest is the Gated, Heritage Springs with its Golf course, Clubhouse, Pool & Tennis courts.

Do feel free to post any additional questions.

Steven Zimmerman Realtor ABR GRI
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Sun Jan 22, 2012
Steven Zimmerman answered:

Perhaps I'm not understanding your question; Are yo seeking to purchase an Income property in New Port Richey that 'has' month-to-month Tenants and Children ?

Steven Zimmerman Realtor ABR GRI
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Sun Jan 1, 2012
Ron Thomas answered:
Condo Rules, CCR's, are not given until the Escrow is opened:
Possibly you can get a copy, or at least a good idea of them, by visiting the grounds, walking around, and meeting some of the residents. The Board is usually made up of residents; you may even meet a board member: You can find out how restrictive they are and how pleasant it is to live there.

Good luck and may God bless
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Sun Mar 10, 2013
Daniel Hunter answered:
Yes there are in some areas, but it is also a common thing here. sometimes all it takes is to have the 5th wheel parked behind the front of the home on either side, or in the backyard. Moon Lake among many other areas has looser rules than say downtown New Port Richey or the newer construction. ... more
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Fri Aug 12, 2011
Lana Robbins GRI answered:
Hello Ms. Norris.

I am a local realtor ® in New Port Richey, Florida where the home is located. I checked the local Multiple Listing Service for you to find out.

As of today 5792 Colonial Drive in New Port Richey has been under contract since July 25, 2011 and the expected closing date is August 25, 2011.

However there are currently other single-family homes for sale in the Riverside Subdivision as well as in surrounding areas.
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Mon Jul 4, 2011
Bill Szydlowski answered:
U means out of Hillsborough area realtor company, usually a pinellas or pasco board realtor. W means a realtor company other than a Hillsborough or Pinellas or Pasco Realtor Board company. ... more
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Fri Jul 1, 2011
Bill Szydlowski answered:

Unless you are paying cash, you will need to have employment in order to get a mortgage to buy a home. Once you have the job, the banks will give you some time in between jobs in your job history. I have alot of contacts in the staffing industry here in the Tampabay area, so we could get your resume distributed. Let us know how we can help.

Bill Szydlowski
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Fri Mar 7, 2014
Lawrence Scaduto answered:
Hi Andy:

To find out if there is a sinkhole claim, you can search both the Pasco County Appraisers site and look to see if there commercial codes in the section "Additional Land Codes".

Also look at the permitting site for the county: Public Access to Permits: and search for permits for the specific address. Most, but not all, sinkhole claims will show up in one of these sites. A good buyers agent should be able to tell you this information.

If you need more information, or representation, you can contact me or call the county building department.
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Tue Dec 7, 2010
Odette Godin answered:
Not sure what you mean by the "community going under" but from my experience, the CDD fees are attached to the tax bill and the tax bill is one of the liens that is paid at closing. When the home is sold, either by foreclosure or short sale, all outstanding liens on the home should be paid providing a clear title to the new owner. ... more
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Mon Nov 15, 2010
Jeanne Feenick answered:
Photos help to sell homes - and quality and quantity matter.

If you are looking for photos of a particular property, you need to provide more info so we can help you. But to your general inquiry, I say this - they matter greatly and a seller is doing himself/herself a huge injustice if they are lacking in quality or quantity.

Jeanne Feenick
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Thu Aug 19, 2010
Odette Godin answered:
Of all the communities I've sold in over the past 16 years, just one person has to be 55 or better. Of course, I would confirm this with the specific community prior to purchasing. Best of luck with your purchase. ... more
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Thu Aug 19, 2010
Cameron Piper answered:

There are plenty of people who will tell you that financing is the right option, but if you have the cash, buy the property outright. This nation's addiction to debt has gotten us into and is currently getting us deeper into trouble. Nearly 100% of the houses in foreclosure had mortgages on them. If you absolutely hate not sending that check to the bank every month, you can always get a mortgage after you buy it.

Government incentives create false demand and often the vacume that follows them is a better time to buy than during the incentive program itslef. Take the most recent program for example. Sales fell off so sharply after the program ended that sellers had to reduce their prices in order to attract attention from the few buyers left - often times more than $8K.

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Thu Jun 17, 2010
Joanna Morris answered:
If you can purchase outright for cash and still have sufficient funds for own personal security, then try not to mortgage.

However if your goal would be to hold onto some funds for a rainy day, then put down a larger down payment and keep things simple and cheap. ... more
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