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Sat Apr 17, 2010
Miguel Maria answered:
Marlene,

It is possible depnding on the kind of mortgage and property you are planing on byuing, probably your son will be able to obtain a FHA loan. However, as you know lending is tough now days but the best option will be to consult with a mortgage broker. You can call Kenny Tencer at (305) 984-8309 or email him at ktencer@bestbeach.net. He is a true expert and I am sure he can guide you on the best direction. Good luck.

Miguel W. Maria, P.A.
Weichert, Realtors
786.897.6325
mmaria@bestbeach.net
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Sun Jul 31, 2011
Alma Kee answered:
Townhouses don't require "approval". Condos do, and some agents incorrectly list condos as towhouses so you have to verify the "legal description" to be sure it isn't organized as a condo.

Then go to HUD.gov and search by city for approved condos.

https://entp.hud.gov/idapp/html/condlook.cfm
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Sun Mar 21, 2010
Mark LeMenager answered:
Why gates? There is no evidence that I am aware of that shows that the presence of gates increases security? Guards, yes, gates, no.
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Sun Mar 21, 2010
Miguel Maria answered:
My name Miguel Maria and I am a very experience realtor in the south broward county area. I currentely live in Pembroke Pines, FL. so I know those two cities very well. I can help you find your new home, there is no question about that; however, the the administration or transaction fee you will have to pay. That is pretty standard with big real estate offices and if you want a serius and professional realtor you you will have to pay that fee. Remember, you get what you pay for.

Sincerely,
Miguel W. Maria, P.A.
Weichert, Realtors
786.897.6325
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Mon Feb 1, 2010
x answered:
David,
Not sure if you have found financing options already, but if you are lookign for someone who is on top of their game on the mortgage side, I am your man. I have 10 years in the industry and I am very familiar with FHA (from your post, it looks like you are interested in FHA financing). If you haven't found a loan consultant yet, shoot me a call or email at your earliest convenience.

Ryan McPartland
Co-Owner / Licensed Mortgage Consultant
Primary Mortgage Group
239.206.4439 Direct
ryan@primarymortgagegroup.com
http://www.linkedin.com/in/ryanmcpartland <--more on my background
**please excuse our website...we are updating it this week**
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Tue Aug 10, 2010
Terri Decubas answered:
Wow, thats a distance to travel and most likely you wont be able to do it without using a few means. I would try the tri-rail first. The furthest Southwest I think that could get you close enough would be the Dolphin mall and then hop on a bus to take you the rest of the way.

Good Luck.
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Fri Jan 22, 2010
answered:
Hi David

How you've been treated by members of my profession to date is wholly unacceptable and only justifies most of America negative perception of what is truly a honorable and beneficial profession and service to be in. Fortunately they don't represent our majority, and on behalf of that greater majority I apologize.

Whether Good, and esepcially if its bad, news, a LO has an obligation to always keep his clients informed.

That said: none of the reason you mention (at least on the surface and according to FHA guidelines) are grounds for a denial. So long as they don't own the home you're buying, your wife (selling realtor or not) or any other family member can give you a gift. Next ,so long as the cash has been in you account over 2 months, there's no seasoning issue. However, if it less than 2 months and underwiriting is already aware of it and you can't properly source where it came from, you simply can't count it as reserves. However, if you don't need those funds to close or to show as reserves for your approval, you're fine.

That said: I can only assume that either they don't know what they're doing and ruined your loan in the process, or they just don't want your business. Either way its unacceptable and you still deserved a call.
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Fri May 6, 2016
Ligia Guzman Chacon,AHWD®,SFR answered:
Hi Maya,

Tuscany has many foreclosures and is not FHA approved. It is newer community and many people are interested in buying there. I can send you a list of the available properties there. Let me know. ... more
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Mon Nov 16, 2009
Sandra Rathe answered:
Hi Carolyn-

This property closed on 7/6/09, it was a short sale. Please let me know if you would like any more information about this property.

Sandra Rathe
954-547-4601
Rathe.S@EWM.com ... more
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Tue May 11, 2010
Patrick Thies answered:
As a married couple she has homestead rights to the property. They probably want her to sign off on that.
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Wed Oct 1, 2014
Lisa Quinter answered:
Dear Seller:

I am a Realtor and can honestly say, it would benefit you to interview at least three (3) realtors who service your area. You can always discuss commission, however, keep in mind - to produce the BEST price for your home - you want to reach A LOT of potential purchasers. Supply and Demand! The more buyers interested, the higher the price.

And, in order to reach these potential buyers, your home needs to be advertised by direct mail, internet, newspaper, magazine, MLS, virtual tour, property flyers, webpage, etc. (just to name a few). If you find a Realtor who is willing to list for less - then it just goes to say, you will GET less.

I provide you this information not being interested in listing your home so you KNOW you are getting good, sound advice and not advice from someone who just wants your listing.

Good luck to you!

Yours truly,
Lisa M. Brodeur
LMB Realty Corp d/b/a Alliance Realty
lmbrealtycorp@aol.com
(954) 868-1416

Good luck
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Mon Aug 23, 2010
Bill Eckler answered:
Joyce,

Issues of community safety are often best referred to the local police department or the county sheriff's department. They have access to the most current and accurate information and are generally very willing to be helpful.

Good luck
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Wed Jun 10, 2009
Genevieve Ramachandran answered:
Hello,
On the Trulia Site, just above the tool bar is "Stats and Trends". Click on that, put in the areas you need information on and you'll get information on Schools, Community and Market Trends. This should answer your questions.

Hope this helps

Genny
www.puntagordarealty.com
pgrealty@hotmail.com
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Fri Jan 11, 2013
Emily Erekuff answered:
Hi Ange,

Welcome to Trulia Voices and thank you for your question.

There's no school associated with your question and Trulia Voices is a forum for real estate related Q&A. It's thus not likely that you'll receive an informative answer to this question. We recommend that you contact the school you are interested in directly with your question.

Best Wishes,

Emily Gibson
Community Moderator
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Mon Aug 9, 2010
Terri Decubas answered:
Application fees are generally non refundable once your credit or background check has been pulled. Did you sign any type of form that indicated your application fee is non refundable? I would ask for the agent to give you a copy of the form so you can read the exact wording to see if it indicates non refundable or not. Pulling a credit report should be pretty quick, pulling a background check could take approximately a week especially if you have a popular last name. Try talking to the agents Broker if you get no where with your agent. ... more
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Mon Feb 1, 2010
Paula Bean answered:
Lindsay, if you have REALLY put offers on over 25 homes, there is a problem! In 30 years I have NEVER had to do that to get one to work!

The problem could be several. Your agent. The price range, the market, your terms.
Additionally, finding a home in move in condition in the $200K price range is tough everywhere so you may want to slack off on that.
To ask for a 6% concession yet raise the price to cover it could be an appraisal problem. Were any of your offers accepted, but didn't work out, or did they all just say NO.

If you like your agent, why don't you ask her or him what they think the problem is? Sometimes they don't want to hurt your feelings by telling you that you are looking for something that doesn't exist, but IF this person has made 25 offers for you and worked for 5 months, they are either very new, or very patient ;-)

Another thing to look at would be bank owned homes by fannie mae. They give seller concessions, they also are easier to deal with since they are not emotional about the house. There are lots of these available in my area right now, not sure about yours but check out http://www.fanniemae.com and look at their homepath financing. If you find a house that is not in move in condition they also have a renovation loan where you can fix it up.

Good luck and let us know how things turn out for you.
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Mon Aug 9, 2010
Bobbymac answered:
Yes. Hurricane Wilma -  low category 2 did damage, a category 1 about 10 years ago brushed us and several hurricane warnings over the last 15 years.
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Tue Jul 28, 2009
Rana Kumar answered:
They are all over the place... during the last six months, they have closed anywhere from 95K to 212K!! It all depends upon the size, condition and age of the home.

Rana Kumar
Island and Resort Realty
954.559.8428
rkumar3@Yahoo.com
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Tue Jul 28, 2009
Rana Kumar answered:
It depends upon what part of Pembroke Pines you are looking. You can check it on the FEMA website (don't have it on me right now). If your home requires one, it is usually $250 - $400 per year so not really a big amount.

Rana Kumar
Island and Resort Realty
954.559.8428
rkumar3@Yahoo.com
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Wed Apr 22, 2009
Angela Schrager answered:
It's relatively easy - you just need a good insurance agent who can shop it around for you. Some insurers only cover single story homes, some won't cover homes that have a pool screen and so on and so forth. They'll be able to sort through the myriad of companies, depending on the property you own. I have a 2 story, 4/2.5 in Pembroke Pines and my current hurricane premium which includes my general homeowners policy too is $2,408. If you live in eastern Broward County then you are required to have a separate homeowners, flood and windstorm policy (3 in total), but in Pembroke Pines it is just two.

My separate flood insurance is $445/year.

I hope; this helps and if I can help you with Pembroke Pines homes, please don't hesitate to contact me.

Best wishes,

Angela
Villa G Realty, Inc.
Tel: 954-816-7996
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