foreclosure homes: Foreclosure Q & A - Who Ends Up Paying The Price? - 02/03/10 01:55 AM
The Q:
The A:Hey there--you've got some excellent thoughts and ideas, and if you wish to act on any of them, my suggestion would be to formulate a business plan and take it to the SBA.   Some of the answers you may get from others in the business:
 there are programs in place to do just what you  are  suggesting--it's called the NSP, or neighborhood stabilization program.  Pasco received a huge endowment from the State and has rehabbed hundreds of homes. the bank's answer to this situation is to try and push through the 'fast track' foreclosure legislation already passed by 37 other … (0 comments)

foreclosure homes: What's Quick About a Short Sale? - 09/15/09 06:05 AM
I guess we all know the answer to that one by now:  Nothing!  There's nothing "short" about a short sale--ask me, as a person of diminutive height, I can tell you that short sales are nothing about shortness!  So, where from did this term derive, anyway?
Well, put simply, the real estate market is just like any other market--and selling short is market terminology.  When you sell a stock short, you are actually purchasing under the assumption that the future price of the stock will fall.  When you sell a property short, you are asking to purchase a property which has … (5 comments)

foreclosure homes: Riverside Drive in Tarpon Springs - A Foreclosure to Remember... - 07/27/09 07:28 AM
Take a look at this beauty!  Coveted Tarpon Springs waterfront neighborhood--walk to schools and Fred Howard Park (BEACH!), come see the REAL Florida:  www.TarponSpringsTreasure.com
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foreclosure homes: Foreclosure Bus Blog--Cross Bayou is a Great Community With GREAT Deals! - 02/12/09 10:23 AM
Still attempting to dispel the myths and misinformation about foreclosure homes in Pasco and Pinellas County, our Foreclosure Virtual Bus Tour continues, to several fine Pasco County neighborhoods where the deals are there for those who choose to L@@K!
Our first stop, :



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foreclosure homes: ForeclosureBusPasco Tours Some Great Pool Homes ON SALE NOW! - 02/02/09 04:12 AM
Still attempting to dispel the myths and misinformation about foreclosure homes in Pasco and Pinellas County, our Foreclosure Virtual Bus Tour continues, to several fine Pasco County neighborhoods where the deals are there for those who choose to L@@K!
Today we are touring the Timber Oaks area near Jasmine Estates in Northern Pasco County--where several very nice golf communities merge: Timber Oaks, Bear Creek and Driftwood Village, where this home is scheduled for auction, current price is under $80K:



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foreclosure homes: Foreclosure Bus Tours Pasco County Pool Homes in Regency Park - 02/02/09 03:26 AM
Still attempting to dispel the myths and misinformation about foreclosure homes in Pasco and Pinellas County, our Foreclosure Virtual Bus Tour continues, to several fine Pasco County neighborhoods where the deals are there for those who choose to L@@K!
Our first stop, Regency Park, and an El Dorado model pool home, currently listed under $80K:
 

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foreclosure homes: Want to Buy a Home in Pinellas County for Less Than $500 Per Month?!? - 01/27/09 09:10 AM
Seriously--with Largo's down-payment assistance program, which gives qualified first-time homebuyers up to $35,000 in down payment assistance, if that were to be applied to one of the foreclosure or short sale homes available RIGHT NOW in Largo (tour a couple below), your mortgage payment would be in the ballpark of under $500, as shown below:

 
 
 

 
 
 
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foreclosure homes: "Anything Selling in ALOHA GARDENS?" she asks... - 12/29/08 07:32 AM
 
A client/friend of mine just asked this today, with impeccable timing, since I just finished compiling foreclosure statistics for Pasco County, Florida, where she lives.
So let's take a look at Aloha Gardens--a lovely, waterfront community of moderately priced homes in Holiday, Florida.  I know the area well, since my own most recent investment property is in the same subdivision.
Here are some stats:
Holiday, Florida has 69 bank-owned properties currently, which is 12% of the bank-owned properties in Pasco County.  (See Florida-FORECLOSURE-FORUM-Whats-Happening-in-Your-County).  16 of these foreclosures are in Aloha Gardens or Tahitian Homes. Holiday has also had 59 homes on … (1 comments)

foreclosure homes: Florida FORECLOSURE FORUM--What's Happening in Your County? - 12/29/08 05:48 AM
There has been SO much speculation regarding foreclosures and the market bubble bursting, etc., etc.--I want to know what's happening in YOUR area, because, as professional Realtors I don;t have to tell you (because you already know), that every market IS different, and what's happening a couple of counties away may or may not be happening in your local market.
In Florida, job losses and overbuilding have contributed to the overall market collapse, according to the MBA (Mortgage Bankers Association), putting our state in the #1 foreclosure position, with 7.32% of Florida homes in foreclosure at the end of the thrid … (0 comments)

foreclosure homes: ForeclosureBus Tours More Pasco County Neighborhoods - 12/16/08 09:46 AM
Still attempting to dispel the myths and misinformation about foreclosure homes in Pasco and Pinellas County, our Foreclosure Virtual Bus Tour continues, to several fine Pasco County neighborhoods where the deals are there for those who choose to L@@K!
 Our first stop, LaVilla Gardens in New Port Richey:
 
 
Next, we'll take a turn through Colonial Hills, Colonial Manor, and Beacon Hills in Holiday and New Port Richey:
 


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foreclosure homes: The Cottages of Lake St. George - Palm Harbor, Florida Affordable Community - 09/09/08 01:41 PM
Lake St. George is one of my favorite neighborhoods in Pinellas County, Florida, because of its proximity to both downtown St. Pete and Tampa, the lovely white-sand beaches in Tarpon Springs, Dunedin, and Clearwater, and the best schools in Pinellas County.
This adorable cottage can be had for less than it would cost to rent - for the right buyer willing to do minimal damage control.  It is in foreclosure, and listed for under 100K.
 


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foreclosure homes: The Foreclosure Bus Rides Again! Preview Some West Pasco Deals Here! - 07/22/08 07:13 AM
If it ain't fun, don't do it...so I'm trying to make this FUN--I hope you enjoy my quirky sense of humor and...ok, weirdness--it's just weirdness. Hop onboard the Tampa Bay Foreclosure Bus and see what's out there in foreclosure homes!
Take a look, and if you see something you like, or have questions--you know what to do--in the words of Blondie:  CALL ME! 
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foreclosure homes: Do I Know Short Sales?!? Yep--I Even (co)Wrote the BOOK! - 07/21/08 02:01 PM
"Should I Short Sale My Home?"
It's a question on the minds of thousands of homeowners right now, especially the "upside-down"ers out there, who've got more mortgage than house, which is why I have chosen to represent these folks, who most need expert advice right now. 
Short Sale and Home Loss Prevention Expert
What the heck is that?  It means, simply, that I have undergone specialist training in the area of short sales and loss mitigation, and have the tools and know-how necessary to help those most in need of the services of a quality Real Estate Consultant.
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foreclosure homes: A "Retro" spective: Last Week's Tampa Bay Foreclosure Activity Report~Pinellas County - 07/21/08 11:21 AM
 
Pinellas County stats week of July 13- 20, 2008
There are currently 1450 properties currently For Sale in Pinellas County in some stage of foreclosure.
417 foreclosures are Under Contract in the same area, while 68 have already SOLD this month.  (That's 33% of all foreclosures are either under contract or sold for this month!)
Sales were spread out all over the county, but the highest concentration, not surprisingly, was around St. Petersburg--as shown here.  The average sale price was $151,865, which is around $114 per square foot.  Interesting to note as well, is that the nine homes which are under contract listed in … (0 comments)

foreclosure homes: Pasco County Hindsight Report - Last Week's Foreclosure Activity - 07/21/08 10:46 AM
Foreclosures, Pasco County July 13-20, 2008:  1198 Active, In Contract, or Sold since June 30.
There are currently 877 properties on the market in Pasco County FOR SALE, as of today's date.
269 foreclosure properties are currently UNDER CONTRACT in Pasco County.
52 foreclosure homes SOLD in the first half of the month, and the average price per square foot was $76.84.
Sales in Pasco County were distributed as follows:

 
The greatest concentration of 35 home sales was in the Western part of the County, West of US 41, and the median home price was $109,087--and average price per square foot … (3 comments)

foreclosure homes: Sneaky Peeky L@@Ks at Pinellas Foreclosures for the First Half of 2008 - 07/02/08 12:28 PM
So, if you've already looked at Pasco County Foreclosure numbers, what about Pinellas County?  Here's a quickie breakdown:

And, what does this mean?  Let's do a breakdown--down & dirty:  373 sold in the first 2 quarters of the year, an average of only 54 days on the market.  We now have only 262 on the market, another 147 under contract, for a grand total of 409 total, which may look worse, until you factor in the average days on the market, which is 2 months or less.  Since 373 is the number of sales for six months, our current inventory … (0 comments)

foreclosure homes: Palm Harbor Foreclosure ~ The Bus Stops Here ~ Pool Home in Need of 'Lipstick' - 06/24/08 08:51 AM
Take a l@@k at this lovely Palm Harbor pool home!  Poised between Palm Harbor and countryside--this area would be perfect for the family with teens or pre-teens--the schools are great, the neighborhood safe.  With little more than elbow-grease the house is a steal at just over $200K.
 
 
 
 
 
The next bus tour is scheduled for Saturday, July 19th, from 12PM to 5PM and will cover the area of North-Eastern Hillsborough County to Southwest Pasco (Westchase to Wesley Chapel).  For reservations, please
 

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foreclosure homes: Which Would YOU Rather--FIVE Years or ONE Year? - 06/24/08 08:41 AM
If you or anyone you know are considering "letting go" of your home to foreclosure--be sure you know ALL the facts first!  The rules are changing, and have changed--used to be the difference between a Short Sale and a Foreclosure was about a hundred points on your credit, and a year or two of 'ineligible' loan status.  No more!  Lending rules have changed, and the new Fannie Mae guidelines which have already gone into effect as of May 31, 2008 are FIVE YEARS of ineligible status.  Beginning to sound more like bankruptcy now, isn't it?
Just last week I had a … (0 comments)

foreclosure homes: ForeclosureBusTampa.com Tour Preview in Dunedin~ Spanish Acres - 06/24/08 03:07 AM
 Here's another great three bedroom, two bath home--in need of just the basics--flooring and wall treatments, so for less than $5K in repairs you could have a great home in a great neighborhood! 
 
 
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foreclosure homes: Palm Harbor Hosts ForeclosureBusTampa.com Preview of Foreclosure Homes - 06/22/08 01:03 AM
Palm harbor has been my home for over thirty years, so I guess you could say I'm a little biased when I feature this community.  I think it is one area that has everything--including easy access to all of the other small local communities, such as Tarpon Springs, Dunedin, and Safety Harbor, as well as Fred Howard Park and Clearwater Beach.
The following video features a new foreclosure POOL home, in a deed-restricted community, and for the new homeowner who does not mind putting in a little sweat equity, this would make a lovely new home!
 
 
 
 
 
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