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Three Tips For Faster VA Condo Approvals - 01/30/10 08:24 PM
Very useful information! Via America's #1 Mortgage Broker/858-777-9751: I've probably funded 40 VA home loans in 2009, many of them for unapproved condominium complexes. In Southern California, it's quite common along the coastal communities for buyers to look at condos, townhomes, or PUDs as lower-cost alternatives to single-family homes. Declining prices, along with higher VA loan limits have afforded many active duty and former service members the opportunity to scoop up a piece of the California coastal lifestyle by purchasing one of those properties. Sellers often cringe when they receive an offer using VA home loan financing. The general thought is that the (2 comments)
Should I Short Sell My Home or Let the Bank Foreclose? - 01/30/10 07:49 PM
First decide whether you want to keep your home. If you want to keep your home then you should talk to your lender to see if you qualify for a loan modification. If you don't want to keep your home and you have the choice to short sell your home or to foreclose I would choose the short sale. The most obvious reason to short sell is that it will be on your credit for 2 years and you can buy a home again in 2 years if you want to according to FHA guidelines. A foreclosure will be on your (5 comments)
Looking for The Steal of the Century in Key West? - 01/30/10 06:46 PM
This does not take into account individual circumstances, but in general... I've seen these strategies work in these ways over the years... If you want to sell fast and get the most for your home then price right from the 1st day you go on the market! The buyers are out there! In Key West Florida from July 30, 2009 to January 30, 2010 123 homes sold. The average percentage of asking price paid was 88.14%. 25% of the homes sold for 96% or more. 12% sold for 96% to just under 100% and 13% sold for 100% or more of (1 comments)
634 Louisa Street, #5, Key West, FL 33040 - 01/30/10 05:59 PM
634 Louisa Street #5 just sold! See the Virtual Tour! 2007 condo 2 blocks from Duval Street in the heart of Old Town and just a few blocks to the Southernmost Point and a bike ride from the beach. MLS # 111212Asking price $269,000SOLD price $260,000765 sf2/1.5
Maya ThomasExit Realty Old Island Key West1511 Truman AvenueKey West, FL 33040(305) 522-1398MyRealPro@gmail.comwww.ShowcasePortfolioProperties.com
Selling Your Home With A Tenant - 01/23/10 08:28 PM
Last week a Realtor in my office showed a tenant occupied home. The listing agent gave her the key. She knocked on the door a few times. As she opened the door she called out to say, "Hi, it's ----- the Realtor..." before she got the rest of the sentence out of her mouth a naked man over 6 feet tall came running down the stairs and started punching her and calling her names you wouldn't say in public. The buyers grabbed the 5 foot Realtor and pulled her out of the home. I showed a tenant occupied home today. I (3 comments)
1901 South Roosevelt Blvd unit 406 South Key West Florida 33040 at La Brisa - 01/20/10 10:55 PM
Is a Beachfront Penthouse your idea of enjoying life? Then take a look at 1901 South Roosevelt Blvd., # 406 South at La Brisa Condominium. Striking beach front penthouse perched high above a white sandy beach, palms swaying in the ocean breeze and the boardwalk with a panoramic Atlantic Ocean back drop. Splendid balcony perfect for glorious sunsets, graceful ocean breezes, fireworks on the 4th and gazing at stars, shrimp boats and cruise ships. 3 glass panels stack and open to blend the ample beach front balcony, clean ocean air, sun light and simple island residence. Beach front master suite. Secure, (1 comments)
1508 Duncombe Street Key West Florida 33040 - 01/20/10 10:39 PM
Want to be in the $300,000 range and looking for a house you can move right into without calling in the contractors? Right in mid-town in the middle of the island and close to everything is the home you have been looking for! Check out this duplex at 1508 Duncombe Street. Sophisticated 2007 elevated, 3 bedroom, 1,600 sf home. Excellent floor plan a few blocks from the beach. Fresh, clean and sunshine filled. High ceilings, crown molding, ceiling fans in every room. Glamorous dark chocolate wood kitchen cabinets, peanut brittle granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances, on-demand water heater. Energy efficient, (1 comments)
431 Avenue B Big Coppitt Key Florida 33040 - 01/20/10 10:24 PM
Looking for 3 bedrooms, a lot of square footage (for the Keys!) on a big grassy lot? Here it is! 431 Avenue B on Big Coppitt just might be perfect for you!It's safe to set the kids free to play in this 5,000 sf pretty, fully fenced, grass yard. Cheerful, clean home. Perfect bike riding area, peaceful, tranquil neighborhood w/ lots of shade trees. Elevated doublewide w/ lattice skirting, covered concrete front porch, concrete driveway, and partial concrete fence. 1,152 sf of living space, 7 ceiling fans, 3 large bedrooms, 2 walk-in closets, 2 baths, functional dining room, XL living room, (0 comments)
28181 Helen Avenue Little Torch Key Florida 33040 - 01/20/10 09:21 PM
Want your piece of paradise for pocket change? This may be the property for you if you are a do-it-yourself contractor. Prepare yourself! It needs work! A new roof... tear out some drywall... and the list goes on, but if it's a super cheap deal then it might be worth it right? So take a look at 28181 Helen Avenue on Little Torch Key. 28181 Helen Avenue, Little Torch Key, FL 33042$80,000CASH OFFERS ONLY!2 bedrooms, 1 bathVirtual Tour!
Maya Thomas, RealtorExit Realty Old Island Key West1511 Truman AvenueKey West, FL 33040(305) 522-1398MyRealPro@gmail.comwww.ShowcasePortfolioProperties.com (1 comments)
634 Louisa Street Key West Florida 33040 - 01/20/10 09:03 PM
Looking for a little tiny payment and a brand new house close to everything fun and wonderful about living in Key West? Take a look at 634 Louisa Street! This is a fantastic opportunity to own a handsome, solid, immaculate 2007 home in a peaceful and tranquil neighborhood on a block lined with pastel colored jewel box homes. Pristine, exudes Key West charm, excellent floor plan and splendid use of space. Careful attention to detail, vaulted ceilings, a few blocks to the Atlantic Ocean, Southernmost Point, Duval, art galleries, restraunts, cafes and bars. Lovely landscaping, underground utilities, impact glass, porch, granite (0 comments)
815 Eaton Street Key West Florida 33040 - 01/20/10 08:49 PM
Want a little gingerbread conch home to call your own? Well then take a look at 815 Eaton Street in Key West's Old Town Historic District. MLS 111655Bank Approved Price! $325,000 (yes, it's a short sale)2 bedrooms, 1 bath,749 square feet2,326 square foot lotVirtual TourHappy home. Quaint wrap around people watching porches frame this whimsical and romantic gingerbread Conch cottage. Lots of natural light and windows. Lovely Old Town neighborhood between William and Margaret. Relaxing retreat just around the corner from the historic seaport, orange and gold sunsets, tall ships, great food, tasty drinks and lively entertainment. Walk or bike to (4 comments)
Daddy Bones Has The Best BBQ in Key West! - 01/20/10 08:36 PM
When you get that craving for some sticky, sweet, smokey, yummy, deliciousness then you just gotta go to Daddy Bones on North Roosevelt Blvd... The baby back, baby back, baby back ribs are sticky, sweet, heaven! Great atmosphere, nice people and always a good time! The prices are good too. You can find Daddy Bones at 2502 North Roosevelt Blvd., Key West, FL 33040. If you want some take out call (305) 295-7427.
3312 Northside # 409 Drive Key West Florida - 01/20/10 08:16 PM
Wonderful fixer upper condo in the perfect location! MLS 111141$110,0003312 Northside Drive, unit 409, Key West, FL 330402 bedrooms, 1 bath631 sfPool, tennis, peek-a-boo view of the Gulf of Mexico SEE the Virtual Tour Lovely breezes from the tallest building in Key West. West side of the tower, end corner unit with the very best views. Peek-a-boo view of the Gulf of Mexico. Sunrise views from balcony and master suite and sunset views from the guest bedroom. 50' heated pool, 2 tennis courts, secure building, concrete construction, appealing lobby w/ 2 elevators, on site manager, tall shade trees, lots of grass and blooming flowers, plenty (0 comments)
2/1 in Historic Old Town Key West, Florida, $215,000 - 01/20/10 07:31 PM
2/1 in Historic Old Town Key West, FL $215,0001107 Thomas is just 1 block from Duval Street in the Historic Distric of Old Town Key West. Short bike ride to the beach and a few blocks to the Southernmost Point.
1107 has off-street parking and in Key West is a really big deal. Key West has something in common with the city dwellers in Manhattan and Chicago. We pay big money just to park in the Old Town Historic District. It's $215,000 and here is the link to the mls for 1107 Thomas. MLS 1118701107 Thomas Street, Key West, FL (1 comments)
An Alternative to Apartment Hunting: Deed For Lease Program (D4L) - 01/17/10 10:51 PM
Rentals are huge pain in the neck. We have about 25 in the mls from Key West to Big Pine Key. The rest of the rentals are at KeysNews.com, KeysNet.com, on Craigs List or you have to sit down and call every single property management company in the phone book or on the internet. None of the Property Management companies want to share the rentals. One company sold me that they didn't want to bother putting them in the mls because they can rent them the 1st day on thier own. It seems like the companies would rather see a homeowner (1 comments)
It’s murder. I’ve had negotiators scream and call sellers names I would never repeat. Laid of school teachers, cops in divorce, 70 year old cancer patients, people who have been laid off and can not get another job, people who have been hurt and are totally disabled. I had a bed ridden disabled man and the banks wanted him to sign a $60,000 note to close the deal. Good people with serious hardships and the negotiators think they are scum and I’m scum for being a Realtor. Aurora and CW / BoA are at the top of every single Realtor’s (6 comments)
I Never Got The Offer - 01/15/10 02:58 PM
If someone had told me it could happen I would never have believed it. The home inspectors were just packing up and getting ready to leave when the neighbors 4 houses down walked in and asked if they could look around. We shook hands, started chatting and walking around the ocean front home. After a little bit of, "Oh what a view!" and "What a great neighborhood!" they told me that they really wanted to buy this house but since we never responded to their offer they bought the house up the street. My stomach fell. I remember seeing the house (9 comments)
2405-2407 Flagler Avenue, Key West, FL 33040 - 01/06/10 04:58 PM
Looking for a well-priced on a duplex in Key West? If so, check out 2405-2407 Flagler Avenue which was just listed. To get some perspective you can take a look at 1907-1909 Patterson Avenue which is the closest comparable property on the market. The 2 closest comparble recent sales are 1612 Bertha Street and 1219-1217 3rd Avenue in Key West. 2405-2407 Flagler Avenue, Key West, FL 33040 (available) listing agent's detailsMLS 112267$285,0001,479 sf home6,047 sf lot4/2, each side 2/1Built in 1950CBS 2405-2407 Flagler Avenue, Key West, FL 33040 (available) For some perspective, 1907-1909 Patterson Avenue is the most comparable property available for sale (1 comments)
Being Rude Can Cost You - 01/03/10 02:04 PM
Why turn people against you and set up a battle? Good manners go a long way and help you get what you want from life. Last week I was showing a buyer a home. The buyer told me that he wanted to buy the home before he even saw it. I started to introduce my buyer to the listing agent. Mid-introduction my buyer told her that the house was a piece of garbage and whose idea was it to list it at the original list price? My buyer asked her how could anyone be so stupid to price the home (6 comments)
The Agent Showing My Condo Is Driving Me Crazy! - 01/02/10 05:44 PM
This is for my friend that is a tenant that MUST be at all showings because they have valuable things and confidential work related information in their condo. The agent is evil and stupid and obviously doesn't know what she is doing. The rude agent always asks to show the condo on Thanksgiving, New Years or some other special holiday or the weekend. The thoughtless buyers have been standing in my bedroom, with no one watching them, for 10 minutes talking about which wall they are going to put the bed on. The listing agent should protect my stuff and watch (4 comments)
How To Find The Best Agent - 01/02/10 05:05 PM
Ask your friends who has sold or bought a home lately. Then ask those buyers and sellers about their experience. All of the sellers got a feel for the buyer's agent and all of the buyers got a feel for the listing agent. You will get a lot of good information about agents in your area. As they say, everything a person does or says is a picture of that person. Everything a person does is a clue about their nature, their work ethic and their ethical and moral fiber. When you listen to what they say to you and how (1 comments)
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