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Thu Feb 27, 2014
Abby McClain answered:
I'll be happy to send you what I can find. I need to know your price range for rental, and then can send you any listings.

Let me know when you will be down visiting Orlando, and I can set up any showings of the listings you find that would be acceptable.

Also, are you looking for a single family home, townhome or condo?

Feel free to email me at or call my cell at 407-310-8628.

Have a great weekend!
Abby McClain
Weichert, Realtors-Hallmark Properties
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Wed Jun 25, 2014
Al and Denise Scheuy answered:
I am certainly not an attorney, so this is strictly a personal opinion. I would think that as long as they use the same criteria for every applicant, it would be legal. It would be illegal if they had one credit score requirement for one set of applicants and another score for different group. Credit scores are becoming more and more influential in the market place. Have you looked at your credit report lately? There may be some things on them that would surprise you and need to be corrected. The three main credit bureaus are required by law to provide you will a FREE copy of your credit report once a year. Go at to check your report. Do not confuse this with other sites that you have to "join" to get the reports.

Hope this helps.
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Tue Apr 23, 2013
Anna M Brocco answered:
For a personalized answer visit with any licensed loan officer; a determination on qualification, co-signer or not, can only be made after financials are reviewed; be aware that a mortgage pre-approval letter is required in order to determine your price range and for any offers to be taken seriously. ... more
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Thu Sep 20, 2012
Danielle Sharp answered:
Pretty sure it is NOT legal per HUD:
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Tue Jan 15, 2013
Phyllis Kent answered:
You need to have a Realtor represent you - It doesn't cost you a penny and then you have someone looking out for your best interest. Realtors can find out what other incentives are out there and some Realtors will even give you an incentive as well. Call me Phyllis Kent 407 937 8436 ... more
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Thu Mar 6, 2014
John Bennett answered:
You can go to:

and it has data, just type in an address.
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Wed Dec 28, 2011
Hi Karly,

Sorry to hear what happened. This is truly a legal question, so you really need to run this by an attorney.

All the best,

Roswell Moore, CMPS
Certified Mortgage Planner
480-422-5095 direct

We are a Direct Lender, Mortgage Bank where we originate, process, underwrite, fund, AND SERVICE our loans, in-house, with FHA (starting at a 580 score AND still only 3.5% down), FHA Streamline loans (NO minimum credit score, NO appraisal required) Go Green rehab loans, HomePath, Investor Friendly (10 financed properties), VA, USDA, Jumbo, Conventional, plus, we allow Escrow HoldBacks!
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Mon Mar 14, 2011
Broker Dave answered:
You are not allowed, it must be done by a licensed contractor but you can select the contractor.

Hope this helps,

Dave Lowe, Real Estate Broker
GRI, ePRO, Realtor (designations)

Family Values and Straight Forward Answers
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Mon Jan 18, 2016
John Peralta answered:
I've included a link to the government web site that will help answer all of your questions about the loan product.
These loans are primarily used to help low-income individuals or households purchase homes in rural areas. Funds can be used to build, repair, renovate or relocate a home, or to purchase and prepare sites, including providing water and sewage facilities.
There is too much information to write here. Please follow the link.

I hope this helps. Once you've found your answer I would love to help you in your real estate needs.
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Mon Apr 11, 2011
John Bennett answered:
549 homes sold in winter springs in past year.

Highest 840,000 lowest 12,500

Average 157,420
Median 131,500

Can you tell me Adam how this helps you do what?


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Fri Sep 3, 2010
Christopher Lefebvre answered:
Have you tried a keyword search on the MLS for "Probate" and "license to sell" to see what comes up? A buyer's agent can help you out if you don't have access to the MLS. ... more
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Fri Jun 11, 2010
Diana Margala answered:
The bargaining room will be base on the asking price, the recent sales and the condition of the property. It has been my experience that in California most short sales will allow about 5-10% under the BPO if the investors are willing to allow a short sale, however because the inventory is so low most of the time they will sell for appraised value because the buyers have bid the price up. Make sure that you work with an experience agent that can help you understand the value of the home and the conditions in your area.

Diana 909-560-0145
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Sun Nov 8, 2009
John Anthony Alcantar answered:
I'm a real estate agent in Redding, California, but here's a few great websites you can check out for property in winter springs. or
Good Luck!
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Mon Feb 1, 2010
Michael Madruga answered:
From my experience, and from word of mouth, Countrywide (Bank of America right?) tends to be a little slow in assigning negotiators and getting BPO's done. Be patient. The short sale process is tough. Once a negotiator is assigned, which takes a lot of paperwork, especially if there is more than one lender, I have heard to expect 30 to 90 days before acceptance/rejection of any short sale offer. Upon acceptance, standard escrow dates should apply... keep in mind those are standard dates in the eyes of a banking system overloaded with problems and inventory.
Do everything you can to get them all your paperwork in at one time, in the manner that they request (I believe they expect loan numbers written out on every page faxed in, fax only 10 pages at a time etc.) and as soon as you can to get things rolling...
Good luck!
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Fri Feb 5, 2010
Marty Hunt answered:
Good morning Juan.

You have excellent choices if you're deciding between Oviedo and Winter Springs based on public schools. Both cities are perenially among the best in the State and you'll find that most of the schools at ALL levels (elementary, middle or high schools) are very strong and almost exclusively "A" rated schools.

You can find the school rankings for the last ten years running on the Florida Department of Education web site at:

I also have had several clients who have visited the schools their children might attend before selecting a home or neighborhood. I've found the school staff more than willing to talk about their school and programs and student successes.

I've relocated people from around the area and around the country and also have been a Seminole County resident for many, many years. In my opinion the schools are top notch and you can't go wrong with Oviedo or Winter Springs (or Longwood, Altamonte or Lake Mary for that matter)!

Best of luck in finding a great home and the perfect schools for your children.


Marty Hunt, Realtor®, ABR, CRS, GRI, e-PRO
Florida Home Team Realty, LLC
Direct, Anytime: (407) 869-7779
Toll Free: (888) 412-8681 Fax: (407) 869-8987
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See Thousands of Foreclosures and Bank Owned Properties! Go to and click on "FORECLOSURE".
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Sun Feb 6, 2011
Mitch Larrivee answered:
Management fees are too high?? Contact me about what they are charging you! I have competitive pricing.
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Sat Mar 7, 2009
Bill Eckler answered:

Consider checking out

Many renters are finding success on this website.

Good luck
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Thu Nov 5, 2009
Rick Aguirre answered:
Why are you seeking a lease option? With the current market you could be at a disadvantage.
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Mon Oct 6, 2008
Charlaine answered:
HI we are looking to buy a new home in Oviedo and rent our current home in Winter Springs (red bug and tuskawilla). We have a 3 bed 2 bathroom, fenced backyard 2 car garage. Monthly rent $1250.... ... more
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