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Saint Petersburg : Real Estate Advice

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Tue Sep 18, 2012
Terry Bell answered:
I like to think in terms of a team approach when doing real estate transactions. Keeping in touch with their lenders from the beginning helps being ready to know that we're going to meet those loan contingency removal deadlines. The same with the inspectors and other real estate professionals, I find the more I'm at my client's side, the more likely we'll move to a successful COE. ... more
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Mon Sep 17, 2012
Melissa Yardy answered:
We have 2 Bedroom 1 Bath very close to Pinellas Park for $ 700 per monty
Call Sylvia Curcucuto
RE/MAX Preferred
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Wed Oct 10, 2012
Barry Smith answered:
Houses in 33712 sell from $10000 to ones on the water that sell for over a million. There are few homeowners who are willing to lease with an option to buy ( called a Lease Option ) from evidence of what is available in the MLS. Normally 5 or less will come up. Most sellers would not be likely to consider a Lease Option unless their house had been on the market for a long time without any offers and made less likely as inventory has fallen dramatically to 3.4 months. ( Aug.2012)( Would take 3.4 months to sell everything at the current rate of sales ) A Seller would be more likely to consider a LEASE PURCHASE which means that you sign a contract that says you will lease the property and WILL buy the property. A Lease Purchase is different from a Lease Option where you, the lessee, have the option of walking away. For either scenario, you must have a real estate attorney draw up the contract because for each party there would be specific terms ( outside the scope of a normal real estate contract ) that must be taken into account. No matter which type of these leases you choose, they are still leases and you will pay rent to the landlord since the landlord still owns the property and has to pay the taxes and maintain the property. While up to each party to agree on suitable terms, know that usually only a small percentage ( if any) of the rent is applied toward a "down payment". It is hard to find a house that will entertain a Lease Options or Lease Purchases and even more difficult to pull off. It can be very frustrating for all involved. My advice to you is to rent and save enough money for a down payment. With an FHA loan you can put down just 3.5%. With that you must be employed for at least two years at the same job with some exception to being in the same field for at least two years. For example, the nursing field where a nurse may move from city to city but still in nursing. This discretion is up to the individual lender. You might also consider a Homepath home loan with a similar low down payment. Homepath loans are available on Homepath Houses. See link. ... more
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Tue Mar 17, 2015
Teresa Wu answered:
Here are some awesome rentals:

I would recommend contacting the properties to find out about rent to own.

Good luck,
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Sun Oct 14, 2012
Terry Uli answered:
Would be happy to do so. I work a lot in that area as I am also a USAA preferred agent handling the military relocations.

Contact me and we can go from there.

Terry A Yimin
Broker Associate
USAA Preferred Agent
Century 21 Shaw Realty Group

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Sat Aug 18, 2012
Jody And Dan Hale answered:
There is a home for sale 3/2 in 6000 blk
Call Dan 727-366-2191
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Sat Oct 27, 2012
Elaine Cloud Goller answered:
Hi Kinda --

Would need some more information -- how big a space? how many adults and children? your budget? pets? when? Are you looking for an annual lease? Other requirements?

Feel free to email that information if you do not want to post it on a public web space. ... more
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Sat Sep 1, 2012
Manny Baginski answered:
Hello Kinda, I just sent you a detailed e-mail in response to your question. Please let me know if we are on the right track.
Thank you kindly
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Fri Aug 10, 2012
Jimsellsstpete answered:
Here is a good place to start.
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Tue Sep 18, 2012
Sean Barber answered:
What is your question on this property Louis?
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Wed Oct 10, 2012
Bill Hallman answered:
Go to the website This is the site for agents that are certified in distressed properties. You can search for an agent in your area. There is also a ton of information that may help. ... more
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Wed Dec 12, 2012
Jimsellsstpete answered:
Depending on the area and if you have to pay a dump fee....anywhere from $100-$200. If this is a foreclosure and you are being hired by the broker then sometimes the bank will only pay a certain amount and there is no negotiating that. Good luck to you. ... more
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Mon Aug 6, 2012
Elaine Cloud Goller answered:
Ah, Isla del Sol. Lovely area. Lovely unit, too! Folks who live in Tierra Verde have lots of great eateries nearby, just driving the Pinellas Bayway, including Billie's Stone Crab, Island Grille, Tokyo Bay and the Boardwalk. Its proximity to the Pinellas beaches brings dozens more within a few miles. And don;t forget downtown St. Petersburg and its many well-reviewed restaurants. Same with churches and synagogues. Many denominations near by, including Island Chapel on the Bayway, Pass-a-grille Beach Community Church, Maximo Presbyterian, First United Methodist, St John's .... this list goes on and on. ... more
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Mon Jan 21, 2013
Annette Lawrence answered:
Your question is a bit generic so I've complied generic data regarding Coquina Key condos.
In 2012 there have been 32 sales, averaging $97,000 per unit and $123 SF.

In 2011 there were 123 sales, averaging $82,000 per unit and $110 SF.

Of course relevant trend data would be more closely related to the attributes of the property you want to buy, your payment method, and the situation you are looking for.

You can see more detailed, relevant data by access the "Market Insider" tab on my website.
Best of success in find your new condo,
Annette Lawrence, Broker/Associate
Remax Realtec Group
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Thu Aug 2, 2012
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Wed Aug 1, 2012
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Sun Aug 26, 2012
Annette Lawrence answered:
The most convenient resource I can think of that would not require a credit card would be you local real estate professional. They only require loyalty.

Annette Lawrence, Broker/Associate
Remax Realtec Group, Inc, Palm Harbor, FL
Let's chat real estate on:
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Wed Oct 10, 2012
Anna M Brocco answered:
A good neighborhood should be defined and dictated by personal preferences, wants, needs, lifestyle, etc.; therefore if unfamiliar with the area, take the time and visit places of interest more than once and at different times of day, possibly chat with neighbors/locals, etc., then determine where your comfort level will best be reached. Real estate professionals are prohibited from steering, enticing a buyer to purchase, or not, in specific neighborhoods. For school information see links.
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