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Home Buying in Ruskin : Real Estate Advice

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Wed Apr 10, 2013
Stephen McRory answered:
What sales price, rate, closing costs and post of pocket money have you been quoted so far?

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Thu Dec 27, 2012
Kevin Cloutier answered:
You need to have more info.

In Florida, usually the seller pays title and selects the title company or lawyer. Once that occurs, you can ask questions of the docs to the right entity.

Good Luck

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Mon Apr 8, 2013
Julie Rosenthal answered:
Hi, Nelida,
Youir Realtor can recommend a seve of attorneys experienced in Florida real estate to advise you in your purchase. Julie Rosenthal, Broker / Property Brokers International mobile (561)827-6789 Helping people buy sell & rent Florida real estate 30 years. ... more
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Fri Jan 11, 2013
Phil Fowler answered:

I am a CDPE (Certified Distress Property Expert) and SFR (Shortsale & Foreclosure Resource Certified) and also live and work in South Shore (which includes the AB and Rukin Area). Please refer to my website which is designed to help Homeowners who are experiencing difficult times and are delinquent on their mortgages.

Or you may check out to search for properties

You are right. Make sure you are dealing with a reputable Realtor who has spent the time to truly become an expert e.g. become CDPE, SFR. I can give you references of satisfied Ruskin Homeowners who used my services within the past 2 months.

Kind Regards,

Phil Fowler
RE/MAX Across the Bay
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Thu Feb 26, 2015
Alma Kee answered:
Rampart Properties manages your association and you can pay online, go here to get details on how to sign up:

Hope this helps!

All my best,
Alma Rose Kee, P.A.
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Wed Mar 31, 2010
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Mon Oct 26, 2009
Nadine Mauro answered:
Hi Hanrahan,

If you go to Find a Pro in Trulia, and type in Ruskin, Fl, you should be able to find a local agent who would be able to give you the advice you need. Reading other agents replies to questions should give you a little idea about their expertise and the personalities.

Good luck in your search.

Nadine Mauro
The Herman Group Real Estate
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Mon Oct 22, 2012
Erin Rowley Stoner answered:
I usually encourage buyer's to get their own agent-- but I think that using the listing agent in a short sale can be a great idea. The deal seems to stay together that way. The listing agent automatically represents the seller, but ultimately it's up to the seller's lender to approve the sale. So the debate over dual agency is not as big a deal.

If you go with the listing agent, have her prepare a buyer CMA for you. Find out how much experience she has with short sales too-- If she doesn't know what she is doing, there is a good chance it might not work out. This can help ensure you are making the right offer on the property. If you opt not to use the listing agent, find one who has experience in short sales!

Be prepared to wait! Educate yourself as best as you can no matter what you decide to do, and be sure your agent is persistent.

Good Luck!
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Thu Nov 26, 2009
Ashlie DuCros answered:
Hi MS,

Most bank owned homes can have the typical 30-45 days escrow. However, short sales can take anywhere from 60days-to 6 months depending on the short sale property. Each case is different based on how many loans (liens they have on the property), what mortgages they have, what the property is listed for vs. the actual home value in the area. Just because you get a pre-approval from BofA on short sales does not speed up the process at all. My advise is to go after Bank owned homes, or Approved short sale homes since the lenders have already approved and have agreed to accpet the price it is listed. I hope this helps.

Regarding the tax credit, please check out my website on my blog. It will give you answers to your questions.

Ashlie DuCros

Ashlie Ducros
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Tue Feb 17, 2015
Robert Williams answered:
Hi if your interested in Colville Chase Drive in Ruskin, I can send you the homes that are currently available in that road and also in that subdivision.

Rob Williams - 813-230-7511 ... more
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Sat Apr 18, 2009
Michael Rayno answered:
If he/she is a buyers agent, simply say you no longer require their services.
If he/she is your listing agent you need to ask them to withdraw your listing and release you from the contract.
Most reputable reltors will do this
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Mon Feb 23, 2015
Robert Williams answered:
Lennar has probably the best builders incentives for Ruskin. Currently they are paying nearly all closing costs which can equate up to $11,000, using their preferred lender.
You can also take a FHA / VA loan with them on that. ... more
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Thu Jan 22, 2009
Kimberly Miller answered:
This property is still under contract with a closing set for 2/6/09. Until the sale is final, I would not be able to get you the sale price. If you check with me after 2/6 I will be able to get you that information. ... more
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