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Home Buying in North Port : Real Estate Advice

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Mon Apr 18, 2011
Anna M Brocco answered:
Consider working with an agent of your own and schedule some showings, see home conditions firsthand--keep in mind that opinions are often subjective, what may be good for one is not necessarily the case for another... ... more
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Thu Dec 9, 2010
Gregory Cook answered:
Carol, an FHA loan may be an option for you. FHA's guidelines allow financing two years from date of discharge, unless there was a foreclosure included, then it's three years.
Contact a local lender who specializes in FHA loans and have him review your current financial position and see if he/she can help you.
Good luck!
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Thu Oct 28, 2010
Jodi Kozenieski answered:
The Woodlands and Lakeside Plantation are two different communities. Centex homes is the builder in Woodlands. There have been some instances of Chinese Drywall in Lakeside Plantation. Anytime you are considering purchasing, always get a home inspection.

If there is anything else I can help you with please let me know.

Jodi Kozenieski
A Clear Choice Realty, LLC
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Wed Jul 11, 2012
Genevieve Ramachandran answered:
Good Morning Eugene,

Every place has its good areas and not so desirable areas. While no Realtor can tell you which areas have low crime, we can direct you to the local sheriff';s office where you can find out this information.
Contact me and when exploring different areas that fit your search criteria, you will be able to identify which areas are good for you and which are not.

Good Luck.

Genevieve Ramachandran
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Tue Oct 5, 2010
Tammy Hayes answered:
The home at 1258 Landsdowne is owned by estate. It is not currently for sale. I can try to reach the current owner to see if they would like to sell it. I also would be happy to help you find a home in North Port. Contact me at:
Tammy Hayes, Realtor
Sandals Realty
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Sat Jul 31, 2010
Marge Bennett answered:
sounds like you would have no problem. Your income is secure and you have a great credit score. Find a good Realtor, get yourself pre-qualified with a good lender, say your bank and start looking! ... more
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Fri Feb 18, 2011
Christopher Lefebvre answered:
If you contact a Realtor in the area you want to move to, I'm sure that one would be willing to set up a home search for you and then go and preview a few homes for you and send you pictures or videos. If I lived there I would be happy to do something like this for a relocating buyer. Once you have several home candidates that you think would meet your needs, you should really set up a trip to see some of the homes and hopefully find one to put on offer on. Here is a list of agents in North Port:
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Mon Oct 18, 2010
Jason Stevens answered:
HI Donna & Richie. I'd be happy to help you with your request. I just sold a house in North Port with seller financing. Long as you have money for a down payment, decent credit score and can prove income I can find you something.

Email me at and I will email you available listings in North Port

Jason Stevens, ABR,GRI
Keving Flynn Realty, Inc.
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Thu Aug 13, 2015
Dan Tabit answered:
To qualify to complete a short sale, there generally needs to be a hardship involved. If you are currently experiencing a hardship, it is doubtful that you qualify for a new mortgage. So to answer your question, I don't think you can buy your own house as a short sale.
What you may qualify to do is obtain a loan modification. In some cases banks have reduced the rate, added past payments onto your principle bringing past due amounts current, or in some extreme cases even written off some of the principle balance, and restructuring the remainder of your loan at a reduced rate.
I would suggest you look into the Making Homes Affordable Plan online, and then call your lender. There are some companies who offer, for a fee, to negotiate your modification for you. Be very cautious and do not pay anyone for this service up front. In many States it requires a lending license or an attorney to perform this service, so again be very careful if you do no choose to pursue this option on your own.
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Sat Oct 23, 2010
Linda Grey answered:
Hi Joanna,

There are some very good deals on properties in Florida as well as many other areas of the country right now. I have lived in FL since 1960 and I am also licensed in the state of Alabama. So it is all relative one thing costs more in Florida, it costs less in Alabama the next thing costs more in Alabama less in Florida, so you get the picture. If you would like to talk specifics please feel free to give me a call or email directly. I would welcome the oppotunity to assist you and/or your son.

Serving Volusia County and the cities of Daytona Beach, New Smyrna Beach, Ormond Beach, Port Orange Ponce Inlet and surrounding areas.

Linda Grey, Realtor, e-Pro
Ocean Properties & Mgt., inc.
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Tue Jan 26, 2010
Shannon Moore - The Moore Team answered:
This home sold on 1/22/2010 for $349,500. Give me a call and I can show you other similar properties in the area.

The Moore Team
Roxanne Moore, Realtor®, 941-626-3926
Shannon Moore, Broker-Associate, 941-276-8142
Tammy Archibald, Realtor®, 941-564-8605
Fax, 941-870-9233
Re/Max Anchor Realty
14806 Tamiami Tr, North Port, FL 34286
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Thu Dec 3, 2009
Jim Soda answered:
Hi David: The Master Bedroom is on the second story for this home in North Port. Home is very clean. There is no cage on the pool area but yard is fenced in with PVC material. Approved by the bank just after the Buyer backed out. It is alot of home for the money. Call or email any questions you may have. Thank you and Good Luck in your home search.
Jim Soda 941-809-7759
Top 5 In Real Estate Network
Prudential Palms Realty
Your Real Estate Resource for The Greater Sarasota-Lakewood Ranch Areas.
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Fri Nov 27, 2009
Anne Kyer answered:
Hi Yellow Corvette,

Your question does not identify which homes you are referring to. Please specify and I will try to assist you.

Anne Kyer, Realtor
Coldwell Banker Sunstar Realty, Inc.
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Sat Nov 14, 2015
Werner Untrieser answered:
Hi Shirley, I live in the Villas of Sable Trace myself and can recommend the area. The last sales where all around $150,000. One pending sale in the Villas II, was listed at $130,000 as a short sale. The Villas on Fairway are build solid Most have a view to the Golf Course. The location is great with two shopping center near by. The community pool is heated and a little club house and gym is available as well. Please contact me if you have any question about the Villas ( or 941-356-6580).
Warm Regards

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Thu Oct 14, 2010
Werner Untrieser answered:
Hi Joanna, Yes they do have deed restrictions. There are 2 story town-homes, acrually pretty nice. I just sold one to a German buyer. Please call me with any question regarding Lakeside Plantation.

Warm Regards

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Mon Nov 9, 2009
Hollie Dustin answered:
Your money most definetely buys a lot in North Port. A few years ago there was a huge interest in North Port and just about every major builder swept down upon the area. They began building new developments and spec homes and then....the market crashed. Many builder homes have been abandoned, and many homeowners have simply have moved from the area, a lot through foreclosure.
A newly developed town with all amenities...close to the beaches of Venice and Sarasota...
You can view all homes available in North Port for sale on my website, and I am happy to answer any questions that you might have regarding the area! Thanks for the interest~ Hollie
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Tue Nov 10, 2009
Margaret Amador answered:
Hi Mary,

Best would be comps wthin a half mile radius of subject property; the property you are wanting to buy. If there aren't any comps than you need to extend the radius and possibly make adjustments. Hope that helps. ... more
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Sat Nov 7, 2009
Kathy Weber answered:

The risk that Listing agent is taking is huge! Purchasing a home is done on a "legal contract" to protect all parties involved in the transaction. Verbal offers are unethical and do not constitute an "offer" to purchase until all parties have signed the contract.

The listing agent also has a "fiduciary" duty to protect their seller in all transactions. It puts their client at great risk to be accepting any offers without the legal contract.

I'm sure you're agent will know what and where to take this complaint. Mostly to their local Association of Realtors and the State Association of Realtors. In California, we report a "violation" through our associations and they follow-up with that particular agent.

Best of luck!
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Mon Aug 17, 2009
Genevieve Ramachandran answered:
Call me and we will start looking for you. I will set up an automatic email to you whenever listings in your criteria come on the market. The listing for each property will give you taxes etc, and I could find out all other pertinent information. Closing costs change from property to property depending on whether paying cash or taking a mortgage and what type of mortgage and down payment.
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Mon Aug 17, 2009
Genevieve Ramachandran answered:

Check out the website below. It should shed some light. You might consider talking to a few Insurance companies and get their take. Check out what Insurance your apartment building carries and go from there.

Good luck.

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