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Home Buying in Miami : Real Estate Advice

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Tue May 23, 2017
Prime Den asked:
Sun May 21, 2017
Diane Christner answered:
It depends. If this is going to be your forever home, then losing a bedroom for your dream kitchen may be worth it. Having a home that functions they way you want it to is important.


However, if you know at some point in the future you will want to sell this home, you may want to do more research before going forward with renovations.

Are you talking about taking away a 4th bedroom, 3rd bedroom or 2nd bedroom? It can make a difference in future value of your home and number of buyers wanting a home like yours. Look at the recent sales in your neighborhood of comparable homes with your current number of bedrooms and those with one fewer bedroom. That will give you an idea of how buyers value bedrooms in your neighborhood.

Are there other options available to you? Perhaps opening a wall from the kitchen to the living room would make the kitchen appear more spacious without giving up bedrooms? Or changing the layout of your kitchen?

Which is why I often suggest home owners talk with a Realtor who lists and sells in your immediate area before jumping into a project. Although you can get estimates for the cost of a remodeling project, an experienced Realtor will be able to give you an idea as to the estimated market value of your home after the renovation project is completed. The more information you have up front, the better choices you can make.
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Wed May 17, 2017
Shanice sicard answered:
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Wed May 10, 2017
Smithdawn851 answered:
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Wed May 3, 2017
Mary answered:
Hi,

I apologize if you are having trouble deleting your boards. Please follow the instructions below on how to delete your board.

1. Log in to your Trulia account
2. Click the 'Saved Homes' tab
3. Click the board you want to delete
4. Click 'Edit board' located at the upper right portion of the board page
5, Click 'Delete'

Let me know if you have additional questions and I will be happy to assist you.

Thank you for using Trulia!

Mary
Consumer Care Advocate
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Wed Apr 19, 2017
dw100086 asked:
Hello all,

I am looking to buy a house.

Here are the facts:
My credit score is 780 .
Income is $93K.
I am looking in the $300k and under range in Miami area.
I am a First…
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Thu Apr 13, 2017
Marina Hermann, PA answered:
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Sat Apr 8, 2017
Gregg Pomeroy answered:
Hello, I'm a mortgage professional.

Yes, as long as 3 years have passed since the foreclosure then you can buy a home with as little as 3.5% down payment.

If you have any other questions or would like help with this you are welcome to get in touch with me. ... more
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Fri Apr 7, 2017
Mary answered:
Hi,

I have emailed you regarding this concern.

Thank you for using Trulia!

Mary
Consumer Care Advocate
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Thu Apr 6, 2017
monica_d72 asked:
How do they work? Are they the same? Can some one be eligible for both? Do you still need to have cash set aside? What credit score do you need?
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Sun Mar 26, 2017
Alex.inquiry answered:
How much would it cost to build a duplex (2 units) replace and "grandfather" the current house and detached garage? House is located in the city of Gardena, in Los Angeles county, Ca.
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Fri Mar 24, 2017
joanna.anselmo answered:
Not if its listed unless your given permission on the mls.
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Wed Mar 22, 2017
Durham.kendra answered:
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Fri Mar 10, 2017
Lessaleshomes answered:
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Mon Feb 20, 2017
Jonathan Klurfeld, Esq. answered:
If the HOA governing documents require a minimum income then yes. It is to make sure that you can afford the assessments on a continuing basis. The HOA couldnt care less about the if you have a mortgage or how you pay for the unit, as long as they get paid.

Disclaimer: I am a Florida attorney and licensed Realtor. Information posted or made available on or through this site is not intended as legal advice or to create an attorney-client relationship between you and any attorney/our firm until officially retained. You should consult an attorney for advice regarding your individual situation since every case is different and not all information is relayed in an online question.
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Sat Feb 11, 2017
Jonathan Klurfeld, Esq. answered:
You need to retain a lawyer as that is a legal question; especially if you are buying a house you should already have a lawyer representing you and reviewing all of the docs and doing your closing.

Disclaimer: I am a Florida attorney and licensed Realtor. Information posted or made available on or through this site is not intended as legal advice or to create an attorney-client relationship between you and any attorney/our firm until officially retained. You should consult an attorney for advice regarding your individual situation since every case is different and not all information is relayed in an online question.
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Wed Feb 8, 2017
Ally answered:
The standard waiting period is 3 years for short sales and foreclosures, 2 years for bankruptcies.

However, there is a program by HUD called the back-to-work program which allows a buyer to qualify 12 months after short sales, foreclosures or bankruptcies. There must me extenuating circumstances that lead to the event, and you must be able to show that you have recovered to qualify.

This information came from The Lenders Network, they will be able to assist you in finding lenders that offer the HUD program and can help steer you in the right direction.

Good luck to you!
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