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Tue May 23, 2017
Dkeo85 asked:
I just moved into my new home that I have bought. Within the week I started to notice there were flying bugs near my light fixture. Upon examination and asking a few expert, they were dry…
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Tue May 23, 2017
John Sestito answered:
Kaelee-

The Orlando area is pretty diverse in what it has to offer. What types of things are you looking for?

Check out www.movetoorlando.info for some ideas on what the different areas have to offer. ... more
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Mon May 22, 2017
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Sat May 20, 2017
Frank Filippelli answered:
I have been a Realtor and Property manager in the Orlando market for over 35 years.

To get close to your price target you will need to be on the outskirts of the city and suburbs by quite a bit and they will be older and need work and not much chance for large appreciation. You should plan on $120-$150 to get homes in areas with fewer problems and more appreciation Frank Filippelli Southern Realty 407-448-1042 ... more
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Sat May 20, 2017
Mark LeMenager answered:
Really depends on which bathroom you are talking about. In the master, probably not. In a secondary bathroom, yes it could well make it harder to sell.
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Wed May 17, 2017
Evanzwoll asked:
I am looking to move to Florida. Orlando area. I'm self-employed, which I understand can make some lessors uneasy. I plan to have enough in savings to show that I won't have an issue paying…
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Tue May 16, 2017
John Sestito answered:
If you work with a real estate professional, they can provide daily lists of available bank owned properties for sale that meet the criteria you provide them. I would be happy to put you in touch with someone in my network that can be of assistance (www.ParkPlaceConnects.com/jsestito).

If you want to learn more about investing or become a serious investor, you may want to join one of the local Real Estate Investment group chapters such as CFRI (Central Florida Realty Investors). They hold monthly meetings with regionally and nationally known speakers and have working groups throughout the month. They also offer numerous training courses (for small fee).
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Mon May 15, 2017
Tony Busanich answered:
I would be happy to help you obtain a loan. We offer programs for Canadian purchasing a second homes and primary residence in the US. TD Bank Group is a US base bank owned by The Toronto-Dominion Bank which is a Canadian multinational banking and financial services corporation headquartered in Toronto. It is the second-largest bank in Canada by market capitalization and based on assets, and is the sixth largest bank branch network in North America.

We offer programs for Canadian purchasing a second homes and primary residence in the US, visit my website at http://www.tdbank.com/tonybusanich for rates and programs and fees.

Or contact me by email at anthony.busanich@td.com

Tony Busanich
TD Bank
phone: 732-306-2231

Web Reference: http://www.tdbank.com/tonybusanich
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Mon May 15, 2017
John Sestito answered:
Go to the Orange County Property Appraiser web site and one of the search options is "Foreclosures". You can also select specific zip codes to search. If you are interested in working with a real estate professional that can search MLS for bank owned properties, please go to my web site at www.parkplaceconnects.com/jsestito ... more
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Sat May 13, 2017
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Thu May 11, 2017
Mark LeMenager answered:
Sorry, but you are unlikely to find this in the Lake Nona area. In Florida any rental of less than 4 months is considered a tourist stay and attracts tourist tax on the rent. Best bet is to go to one of the many apartment complexes in the area and see what they can do. ... more
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Thu May 11, 2017
Mark LeMenager answered:
You do not have to allow them to take photos. If they get pushy ask them for the name of their broker and complain to them. If they are the broker tell them you are going to complain to the DBPR. ... more
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Wed May 10, 2017
Kathy Burgreen answered:
The realtor should. However, the realtor works for the owner so they don't have to contact you at all. Since I answered your other question, my tip as follows:

Be really NICE to this agent. Put on your smile and charm and convince this realtor that you REALLY want to be called before a scheduled showing. Yes you can use the "pretty pretty please" bit and make sure this realtor states in the MLS system that you need to be called before a showing. There is a section called "Agent Remarks / Agent Notes" that is not shown to the public. It's private information for agents only. This is where realtors write things like: the combination code for a lockbox; showings cannot be scheduled between specific hours or on specific days because a baby is taking a nap, the owner works at home, etc. Also things like..the owner is expecting visitors and doesn't want showings, animals need to be removed, etc.
You have the right to tell the realtor you cannot have showings because ... However, keep in mind that you need to be flexible and reasonable. If you're not, expect to hear a lecture from your owner.

As I said, a friendly smile and some charm goes a long way. You are trying to butter up the agent.
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Tue May 9, 2017
John Sestito answered:
Have you checked the Oviedo-Winter Springs area? You may want to check options West of Chapman Rd or also around the Aloma Ave-Tuskawilla Rd area.
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Tue May 9, 2017
Mary answered:
Hi,

Thank you for reaching out. Please follow the instructions below on how to find a Section 8 rental listings.

1. Click the Rent tab on our homepage
2. Enter your desired area in the search bar and hit Enter
3. Click More, enter the keyword 'Section 8', and click Search.

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

Thank you for using Trulia!

Mary
Consumer Care Advocate
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Mon May 8, 2017
John Sestito answered:
Dual agency is forbidden in the state of Florida. However, I recommend seeking the advice of a Real Estate attorney for any legal questions related to your specific situation.
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