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This is the place to find real estate about Key West, Sunset Key, Stock Island, Rockland, Big Coppitt, Boca Chica, Geiger, Saddlebunch, Sugarloaf, Cudjoe, Summerland, Ramrod, Little Torch, Middle Torch, Big Torch, Big Pine and No Name Key Florida and information about real estate between mile marker 0 and mile marker 33.
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Approved Short Sale in Key West - What Does a Buyer Do Next?     The Inspection Period begins once the seller's Realtor provides written notice to the buyer's agent that the short sale has been aproved.   The home inspections generally range in size from 12 to 65 pages.      After a buyer has rec...
06/14/2011
Open and or Expired Building Permits Key West FL A buyer cannot get a mortgage to buy a home if there are open and or expired building permits and or code violations.  Your Realtor can explain this process and help you close or resolve the open and and expired building permits.  For further piece...
06/14/2011
Taxes and Insurance Key West FL Taxes are generally a little more than 1% annually of the assessed value of the property.  The assessed value is generally close to the fair market purchase price.  If the purchase price is below market value it's possible that the annual price of the property taxe...
06/13/2011
Key West Real Estate Compared To Other Caribbean Islands Key West and the Florida Keys may, for some, be a safer, easier to get to and an over all better investment than real estate outside of the US.  There are beautiful islands all over the world.  This is my case for buying real estate in Key ...
06/13/2011
Key West FL Realtor Feeling Loved and Appreciated Today was a good day.  I received a kind and loving email from a client that I absolutely adore.  I've adopted her and (in my heart) she is my new sister.  We've been shopping for a home for a year or maybe longer.  Any Realtor or anyone who has s...
06/11/2011
Homeowner Forecloses on Bank of America How many homeowners facing foreclosure wish they could give the Bank of America a slice of what they have been feeling?  The couple in the video below received a foreclosure notice from Bank of America on the home that they paid cash to buy.  Bank of Americ...
06/07/2011
Pre Approval Letter Variation Buyers often wonder if one bank will give them more money than another bank.  Will a buyer get a pre approval letter that is higher from their bank or a competing bank?  Why did one bank offer a buyer more money than another bank offered the buyer?  All loan officers...
05/31/2011
Buy Move In Ready or Fixer Upper? There is nothing worse than living in a construction zone and finding out from your contractor that the job is going to take another $10,000 or $50,000 to finish it.  Contractor prices are not 50% off so it is usually a better bargain to buy a move in ready home ...
05/31/2011
Pre Approval Letter and Available and Trust Worthy Mortgage BankersA good mortgage broker is hard to find.  It has taken years for me to find a few golden nuggets and shiny diamonds.  Get a pre approval letter immediately.  There are loan officers that seem to work 11 am to 4 pm and take Wednesda...
05/31/2011
Foreclosures, Dog Breeders and Puppy Farms Every OREO (Other Real Estate Owned / Foreclosure) property that I have listed has sold for almost the exact price that I recommended or the exact price that I have recommending in my original Broker Price Opinion (BPO).  Some foreclosure properties sold...
05/31/2011
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This is the place to find real estate about Key West, Sunset Key, Stock Island, Rockland, Big Coppitt, Boca Chica, Geiger, Saddlebunch, Sugarloaf, Cudjoe, Summerland, Ramrod, Little Torch, Middle Torch, Big Torch, Big Pine and No Name Key Florida and information about real estate between mile marker 0 and mile marker 33.