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Submitted the contract and approved in less than 24 hours!   Most everyone who has considered buying a short sale thinks that there is nothing "short" about a short sale.  This is not always the case!Time frames for a short sale offer to be approved typically are measured in months not days.  Thi...
05/24/2011
I had a customer working on getting a co-borrower and ran into the issue of qualifying.  This is a great explanation on the ability to have a co-signer.Co-Borrowers are borrowers that sign in order to help the main or primary borrower qualify for a loan.  The big hub bub in mortgage banking recen...
05/04/2011
I had a First Time Home Buyer to show homes to this week.  She is prequalified for up to 80,000.  Iwas able to show her only 4 homes that fit her needs, and only one of them was in decent condition that she would consider.   This is in stark contrast to similar buyers as recent as 6 months ago, w...
04/07/2011
Short Sale inventory has been decreasing at the same time that sales are picking up.  Short sale homes and condos for sale in Bradenton have taken a noticable drop this past month, with 858 total short sales listings in all of Manatee county.  244 short sale homes and condos went pending last mon...
03/28/2011
    3316 63rd East Street Palmetto, FL 34221 149,000M5819997 -- MLS numberShort Sale 3 bedrooms 2 baths 2 car garage.  Nice pool home with over 1800 sqft.  Master bathroom has dual vanities, tub, and seperate shower.  Seperate lviing room, and family room.  All areas open to the large lanai, and ...
03/22/2011
It finally happened!  One of my short sale customers was able to settle a mortgage for about 1/3 of the balance!  Almost every person that is upside down on their home, has thought, "Why not have the bank reduce the principle balance to what the home is worth, and let me keep my home from foreclo...
03/18/2011
609 Sand Crane Court Bradenton, FL 34212Waterlefe Golf And River ClubShort Sale465,000 4 bedroom 3 bath den, 3 car garage, pool 2990 sqft Excellent condition, and upgrades Brick pavers driveway and pool deck Gourmet Summer Kitchen Designer Touches-lighting,window treatments MLS #M5819520 Just lis...
02/11/2011
2011 is almost here and this is a time to reflect on the past year, and what is to come.  The question that most buyers I see in the Sarasota and Bradenton real estate market is the big question..  Is this the time to BUY??? I SAY YES!!No one can say when a real estate market has turned until aft...
12/26/2010
This year marks the 7th year that we attended the Sarasota Jungle Gardens Holiday light display. We have been coming every year since our daughter's first Christmas.     Hand Feeding Flamingos.  When visiting Sarasota and Bradenton, a visit to Jungle Gardens is a must.   Roasting Marshmallows and...
12/17/2010
What do all think of Zillow.com's newest feature that allows for consumers to post reviews about real estate agents?   I have had one customer do a review on me, and it was a favorable review,  I had two other heavy zillow users try to leave a recommendation and it did not allow them to logon.   ...
12/10/2010
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