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Home Buying in North Port : Real Estate Advice

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Mon Jun 18, 2012
Wayne Goss answered:
We would have to sit down and see what your budget is and your resources available to you. After that we could take a look at all the homes available in your price range in North Port. let me know if you would like to do that. Send me an email...Wayne ... more
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Mon Jun 4, 2012
Tammy Hayes answered:
Some communities in North Port are deed restricted and you cannot have a recreational vehicle on your lot. Many homes are not in a deed restricted area and you can have a recreational vehicle parked on your property. It would all depend on the location of the home and the size of the vehicle. Some of the homes in North Port have city water, others are on a well. Many homes have a fire hydrant quite a distance away. If the area has city water, then there are more fire hydrants. It is hard to answer your question without knowing an address.

Here is a link to the city of North Port Property Guidelines which may help to answer some of your questions
http://www.cityofnorthport.com/index.aspx?page=885

Parking & Storage of Certain Vehicles - Vehicles visible on any property must have a current license plate. Vehicles must be operable. Vehicles over 25' in length or over 12,500 lbs. may not park in residentially zoned neighborhoods.


Tammy Hayes, Realtor
Green Lion Realty, Port Charlotte, FL
tammyhayesre@gmail.com
941-276-6185
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Wed Apr 25, 2012
Jodi Sherretts answered:
Sat Apr 28, 2012
Tammy Hayes answered:
If you are looking in North Port, I would suggest contacting a local mortgage lender. Here is one that I can recommend and he can answer all of your questions.

Morningstar Mortgage
2256 Jasmine Way
North Port, FL 34287
Joseph Morningstar
morningstar.mortgage@verizon.net
941-426-7827
866-990-7827

If I can be of further help, let me know. Our agency is located right next to North Port off of Rt 41 near Toledo Blade Blvd.

Tammy Hayes, Realtor
Green Lion Realty, Port Charlotte, FL
tammyhayesre@gmail.com
941-276-6185
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Wed Apr 18, 2012
Tammy Hayes answered:
Here is the web site for the City of North Port: www.cityofnorthport.com

Here is the link for the water/sewer availability in North Port: http://apps.cityofnorthport.com/

Tammy Hayes, Realtor
Green Lion Realty, Port Charlotte, FL
tammyhayesre@gmail.com
www.greenlionrealty.com
941-276-6185
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Sun Mar 18, 2012
Ddms asked:
Sun Mar 18, 2012
Ron Thomas answered:
WHY?
You will need the Agent to make the offer.
The agent has access to information that you do not.
The agent knows the pitfalls and the documentation, not to mention the procedure.

If you want to contribute;
Go out to the house and visit all your new neighbors:
You will find out about Renters, Grafitti, parking, Police, Schools, Noise and nuisances, and more.

Good luck and may God blessx
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Mon Mar 12, 2012
Kent answered:
Good Morning,

There are many Realtors who would love to assist you, me included. Believe it or not, inventory is down for nice newer homes priced 100k or less. You have more choices above 100k but it depends on what size home you're looking for. There are still great deals under 100k.

You may want to consider homes built in 2003 or newer, they offer the lowest insurance rates because they were constructed to the 130 mph wind code.

Many Realtors offer free home searches through their websites. We offer the public MLS website which is great for advanced search including eliminating short sales, pools, etc. You can visit us at FLSunTeam.com and click the Search MLS link.

Good luck and let me know if you have any questions about North Port or surrounding areas. We live here and love it.

Kent Wolfe
Realtor, Sun Realty.
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Tue Feb 21, 2012
Tammy Hayes answered:
That home is currently in pre-foreclosure and is not listed for sale. The amount you see on Trulia for $57,200 is what they owe on the loan. The owners have defaulted on the loan and have received a notice of lis pendens. The owners have the opportunity to stop the foreclosure process if they catch up on the payments.

There are many other homes for sale in North Port. I can send you some listings if you send me your search criteria. I would be happy to answer any other questions you may have.

Tammy Hayes, Realtor
Green Lion Realty, Port Charlotte, FL
tammyhayesre@gmail.com
www.greenlionrealty.com

941-276-6185
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Sun Feb 12, 2012
Danielle Sharp answered:
That's a really general question & impossible to answer without knowing all of the facts. How long on market? What have comparable properties sold for in the past 60-90 days? Does the condition warrant a lesser offer? ... more
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Sat Dec 10, 2016
Danielle Sharp answered:
Sounds like it's time to contact a real estate attorney. Situations like these are exactly why working with a real estate professional is imperative.

Good luck.
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Sat Apr 28, 2012
Daniel Klein answered:
When finding a short sale agent, the same rules apply. Make sure the agent actually has short sale experience. Although a lot of agents have "certifications" in short sales, these are usually worthless, unless the agent has done and completed short sales in the past. You do not want to be a guinea pig.
Short sales only get tricky on the seller side, but buyer be aware. These deals can take time.

If you dont want to wait, you may want to consider buying an REO property. Statistically they sell for 30% less than retail, while short sales dont necessarily offer a better deal over a normal sale. Remember, the bank approves a short sale if the offer is close to appraisal value, which is 100% retail.
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Tue Jun 10, 2014
Jim Sweat answered:
Hi Donna,

It is possible. Prices have started to move up since the inventory has gone down, but you can still get a nice home under $100k, if you move on it quickly. Now that word is out how affordable our area is, homes tend to get snagged soon after hitting the market.
I can set you up with a search feed directly from the MLS that all of the Realtors use that will let you know immediately when a home hits the market, or if there is a price reduction. Just let me know if that would be of interest to you.
Are you familiar with North Port and SW Florida?
A couple of years ago it seemed like there would be an excess of homes for sale in North Port for years to come, but there is actually very little inventory currently available.

Check out our Facebook page for more information on the market and fun things to do in Southwest Florida.
http://www.facebook.com/skgflorida and then plan a trip down!

I also have a few blogs on my Trulia profile that may be of use to you when considering values on homes. That information is pertinent all across the country.

All the Best,

Jim Sweat, ABR, CRS, GRI, CDPE, e-PRO, ILHM
Realtor
Sandals Realty http://www.ExplainShortSales.com
941-306-7384
Team@JimSweat.com
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Mon Nov 21, 2011
Danielle Sharp answered:
Have you spoken to a loan officer or mortgage broker? If so, were you denied? Getting approved for a loan is no longer a simple process these days and does require more than just excellent credit, particularly for a second home. if your debt to income ratios are too high or you do not have sufficient reserves (savings) a lender will consider it an extremely risky proposition. After the housing bust lenders have become extremely cautious about giving anyone a penny especially investment and second home loans - the chance of default is considered much higher than a primary home.

Good luck!
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Sun Nov 13, 2011
Genevieve Ramachandran answered:
Sharon,
North Port is certainly a good idea and very doable. Once we start physically start looking aat properties and areas, then you can decide if North Port is for you.
Feel free to call or email me to get started.
Genevieve Ramachandran
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Fri Oct 21, 2011
Tammy Hayes answered:
The list price right now is between $70,000 to 90,000 with no pool on a normal lot, 3 bed, 2 bath. If I can help you with anything let me know. Our agency covers North Port. We are located one street away from Toledo Blade on Barger.
Feel free to search properties on our web site for comparison.

Tammy Hayes, Realtor
Green Lion Realty
tammyhayesre@gmail.com
941-276-6185
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Wed Sep 7, 2011
Rich Homer answered:
Unfortunately, I have found less than accurate data at times here and with other MLS syndicators as well. You might imagine how hard it is to keep up with entire U.S. housing market. I usually direct my clients to use our website http://www.team1-realestate.com but that won't help you there. Best to hook up with a local Realtor who has a solid website like ours to find REO's or let them do the searching for you. ... more
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Thu Apr 26, 2012
Bill Eckler answered:
Kelly.

There are many opportunities in the North Port area. Contact me and we'll see what is available.

Bill

Michael Saunders & Company
billeckler@michaelsaunders.com
941-408-5363
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Tue Mar 29, 2011
Roxanne Moore answered:
Yes, you will find public sewers in the oldest section of town near US 41 and in the subdivisions like Heron Creek, Bobcat Trail, Cypress Falls, Cedar Grove, Sabal Trace, Charleston Park, Talon Bay and more. Most of the newer homes outside of developer's subdivisions and built in the last ten years or so are on well and septic. If you want to be on a search only for homes with public sewer, we can arrange that.

Roxanne Moore, Realtor
Green Lion Realty
www.GreenLionRealty.com
Roxanne@GreenLionRealty.com
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Tue Mar 22, 2011
Suzanne MacDowell answered:
Banks are strange actors these days. They are trying to minimize their losses, however, they don't really know the real estate market and often the asset managers (like many homeowners) hire real estate experts but then do not listen to the advice for which they are paying. So, they over price the house, then blame the realtor when the home won't sell. And then they allow the listing to expire and hire a different realtor thinking that will make the difference and get the home sold. It won't. There are certainly differences between realtors, as in any business. Some have a better marketing plan, some just plain work harder, but one of the biggest factors in getting any home sold is price and if the homeowner, whether it is an individual or a bank, will not price the home correctly no amount of hard work or marketing skill will get it sold. I have watched banks chase the downward spiral of home prices, all the while blaming anything and anyone other than their refusal to price the home according to market conditions, only to lose huge amounts of money.

The other factor, in our area at least, is the "days on market". Many homeowners, once their listing has become 'stale' will withdraw and relist their home in order to reset the days on market clock so the listing looks fresh. It doesn't really fool anyone, but it makes the homeowner feel better.
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