FLORIDA — There is a bidding war going on in Florida.
And the winner could have a lot to do with the person who takes home the house in question.
If you live in Florida, you know that the state has its fair share of real estate scams.
The real estate industry has been hit with a massive amount of lawsuits, fines and even the removal of the state from the National Register of Historic Places.
That’s why it’s so important to know what you’re dealing with and how to avoid becoming a victim of one.
So how do you spot the scam?
Well, here’s what you need to know:In most states, if you buy a house, it’s yours.
If you buy an apartment, it belongs to someone else.
If your landlord buys a home, it is yours.
In Florida, a home is often sold as a condominium, even if it was previously owned by someone else and is now owned by a family member or someone with the right title.
So if you’re in the market for a home in Florida and want to make sure you’re getting the best deal, here are some key things to know before you buy.
Before you buy, be sure to check the listing on the website of the real estate agent you are interested in.
Check out the property’s condition and the condition of the property you’re interested in before you sign the contract.
If it looks damaged, you should check with your agent before signing the contract, as the real-estate agent can charge you fees if you can’t pay for repairs.
And check the website before you go in the door.
Ask the realtor if the property is up-to-date with inspections, such as a new roof or a water line, as well as the maintenance and insurance of the house.
Be sure to take your time to do a thorough background check on the seller before you make a purchase.
Ask to speak with the seller about their qualifications and what they’ve done in the past.
Be aware that some agents will charge for an interview before you do the contract as they are looking to get an extra commission.
If your home is being advertised on a real estate website, make sure that the seller has the proper credentials and licenses before signing.
In some cases, agents can ask you to show proof of residency.
Also, be aware that if you sign on to a contract without verifying the qualifications and licenses of the agent, you may have to pay for those as well.
Once you’re signed on, make the purchase.
The best way to make an informed decision is to talk to the realtors directly.
If the agent says they are ready to sell the property, you can tell them that you are looking for a property with a high price and are willing to pay as much as $200,000 for the property.
Be sure to ask if the seller is going to sell it to you or if they are only willing to sell a portion of the home.
If they say they will only sell part of the total, you will be able to get a better deal by negotiating a lower price or finding a buyer that has the same type of needs as you do.