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Q and A: I am italian 41 years old, what i have to do for to buy a house in FL.? - 05/25/11 08:22 AM
www.OnePlaceOpenHouse.com Hello Massimiliano, The prices you see advertised on Trulia are the asking prices of the homes for sale. Whether you choose to use mortgage financing or cash, purchasing a home in FL is a fairly simple process. The minimum purchase price on the foreign national loan is usually $150,000 with 30% down payment because of the minimum loan amount being at $100,000. The requirement for foreign nationals are 30% down payment. Loan to value must not exceed 70%. Any type of residential property can be financed under these terms. A cash out transaction is not a problem, granted the loan (1 comments)
Are You A Great Fit For Miami Condo Loft Living? - 05/23/11 09:18 AM
www.OnePlaceOpenHouse.com By Andy Asbury How would you describe the people who typically live in lofts? If you asked a group of 10 people the same question, one or two might give the same answer and everybody else would give a different one. And all 10 answers would be right. Indeed, the loft life can appeal to a wide cross-section of the population. It is not just artists or musicians who live in lofts, but also bankers and restaurant workers and government employees and college students and retirees and - well, you get the idea. So the question then: Is loft living (0 comments)
Call for showings 786-704-8482. This will not last. Owner is Relocating... Make us an offer we can't refuse! Experience the BEAUTIFUL VIEW - PRIVACY AND QUIET from your AVENTURA MARINA Terrace. All the best amenities and excellent security: MARINA - FULL SERVICE SPA - TWO POOLS AND MULTIPLE GYMS. PRICED BELOW MARKET $385,000 for this 3 Bedroom / 2.5 (0 comments)
Going Beyond the Purchase Contract - 05/19/11 09:03 AM
www.OnePlaceOpenHouse.com By Nancy Niblett A Realtors role in a real estate transaction is of course assisting the buyer or the seller in buying or selling a particular piece of property. Although many people think that a buyer's agent simply assists in finding the right property, showing it, writing and negotiating the contract makes their role go beyond just showing homes. At the same time a seller's agent has more to do than simply procuring a buyer for the home. Most of my clients find that having good communication between myself and the cross agent is one of the most important aspects of (0 comments)
Q and A: I currently live in Canada. I am looking to buy a home in Florida. Where do I start? - 05/18/11 08:37 AM
www.OnePlaceOpenHouse.com Thank you for your inquiry! I recommend you start by thinking about your situation. Are you ready to buy a home? How much can you afford (whether its a cash purchase or a monthly mortgage payment)? How much space do you need? What areas of town do you like? After you answer these questions, make a "To Do" list and start doing casual research. Talk to friends and family, drive through neighborhoods, and look in the "Homes" and "Community" section of Florida area newspapers where you anticipate to purchase. Knowledge is said to open doors. This is literally true when (0 comments)
Q and A: Which are the best neighborhoods/areas for people in their mid 20's in the greater Miami area? - 05/17/11 09:59 PM
www.OnePlaceOpenHouse.com Aventura is a great place to live. Located in the north eastern portion of Miami-Dade County this trendy neighborhood has great shops, new neighborhoods, parks, golf courses, and tons of restaurants. Aventura is located around Biscayne Boulevard, including Miami Gardens Drive, Ives Dairy Road, and Country Club Drive Circle. In the heart of Aventura you'll find the Aventura Mall with Macy's, Bloomingdales, Nordstom and an abundance of stores. Excellent dining is not exception in Aventura; restaurants like Morton's, The Cheescake Factory, PF Changs, Heavy Burger and many more are available to residents and visitors. There are also wonderful communities to live in Aventura: Turnberry Isle was (0 comments)
Luxury With a View: The Most Amazing Cities to Own a Penthouse - 05/16/11 09:48 AM
www.OnePlaceOpenHouse.com By Barb Holbrook If its true that there truly is no place like home, then it should be something spectacular. From crystal-blue ocean vistas and desert oases to historic harbors and hamlets, panoramic skyline views do not have to not have to be restricted to the mythical land of Oz. Not all homes, however, are created equal. This guide to the top five exclusive cities to own penthouse properties with a view will make you wonder - are you dreaming? Either way, we're certainly not in Kansas anymore. Miami, Florida: Views of Blue Beaches As Far As You Can See (0 comments)
Miami home sales soar for quarter - 05/12/11 12:15 PM
www.OnePlaceOpenHouse.com Bargain pricing and the sparks of recovery combined to boost existing housing sales in the first quarter 2011, according to statistics from Florida Realtors that show a 13 percent increase in sales from the same period last year. Sales of existing homes through March totaled 44,531 homes statewide, with 17 of 19 Florida municipalities showing sales gains year to year. Condominium sales were even stronger, with the number of sales jumping 29 percent for the quarter ending March 31. Condo prices rose in all but one statistical region. Sales were boosted in part by soft home prices. The median price (2 comments)
Open Listing An open listing lets an owner sell his/her home by themself. It is a non-exclusive agreement, meaning the owner may execute open listings with more than one real estate broker and pay only the broker who brings an able buyer whose offer the owner accepts. The big difference is an owner will probably pay only a selling broker's commission, (0 comments)
Q and A: Relocating and need some advice, or thoughts, or experiences with selling my home fast. - 05/10/11 11:37 AM
www.OnePlaceOpenHouse.com Hello Czahl! Thank you for your Trulia inquiry. If you are on the move and need to sell, our team developed a program that's designed for you. Our Sellers Security Plan is an innovative program that gives qualified consumers who are accepted into the plan, the assurance your home will sell within a finite sales period. If it doesn't sell by a set time, ERA Franchise Systems LLC will buy it from you. You will know up front what you will be paid for your home (between 80 and 90% of the appraised value.) The Sellers Security Plan makes it (0 comments)
The Importance of Earnest Money in a Real Estate Transaction - 05/08/11 09:47 PM
www.OnePlaceOpenHouse.com By Vickie Gylling Just the thought of buying a home can be scary if you don't have the right agent representing you to give direction on the how's, why's and can I's. There are also many financial steps to consider and have the money at hand. From the moment you meet with an agent you are going to be given information that requires action to make a transaction run smoothly. In purchasing a home, there are lots of financial responsibilities that fall on the buyer to make sure that they have the dollars to cover the expenses or the deal could fall (1 comments)
The Importance of Earnest Money in a Real Estate Transaction - 05/08/11 09:39 PM
www.OnePlaceOpenHouse.com By Vickie Gylling Just the thought of buying a home can be scary if you don’t have the right agent representing you to give direction on the how’s, why’s and can I’s. There are also many financial steps to consider and have the money at hand. From the moment you meet with an agent you are going to be given information that requires action to make a transaction run smoothly. In purchasing a home, there are lots of financial responsibilities that fall on the buyer to make sure that they have the dollars to cover the expenses or the deal could fall (0 comments)
The Art of Negotiating... Miami Real Estate! - 05/05/11 09:39 AM
www.OnePlaceOpenHouse.comReal estate negotiations can work in a multitude of ways, there are a lot of great ways to successfully close the deal and sadly, there are a lot of ways for a deal to go bad and that is something that we all should aim to avoid as much as possible. There are a lot of books and e-books littering around the Internet where people can use and read and even learn how to close deals and how to successfully negotiate deals. Be wary though as there are some unscrupulous individuals who might give off some really bad pointers and wrong (1 comments)
Would it be difficult for me to qualify FHA 203K since I’m already approve for FHA loan? The home I want to purchase needs major work inside - 05/03/11 08:40 AM
www.OnePlaceOpenHouse.com It used to be that you bought a home and then applied for a home equity loan to fix it up, resulting in two loans. But many lenders won't make rehab loans. Some won't fund equity loans at closing, especially if there is no equity. A Streamlined 203K loan is figured into the original loan balance, resulting in one loan. It can be an adjustable-rate or fixed-rate mortgage. The mortgage balance can exceed the purchase price of the property. Borrowers are not required to hire professional consultants, licensed engineers or architects. The appraiser or home inspector can put together a (1 comments)
Is Your Real Estate Market Healthy? - 05/02/11 05:44 PM
www.OnePlaceOpenHouse.com By Todd Denning Everyone wants to know when the real estate market is going to bounce back. In some parts of the country there have been signs that the market is shifting in a favorable direction, but still many potential homeowners, investors and sellers are still too spooked to make a move - unless they are forced to. If you have the luxury to wait out the real estate market to sell, buy or invest, there are several key signs that you can watch for that indicate the health of the industry. Nationally, home prices, sales volume, and the foreclosure (2 comments)
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