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Old 04-18-2010, 11:47 PM
Location: Imaginary Figment
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Originally Posted by Longing to Move View Post
Can anyone recommend the best websites for someone who is interested in buying a house in Florida? More specifically, the Ft. Lauderdale or Tampa area. Also, where can I look up homes to rent? Thank you!

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Old 04-19-2010, 04:28 AM
Location: Sun City Center, FL
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I looked at listingbook.com but I like Ziprealty.com better. It allows you to save your favorite homes even those that are inactive. It also keeps track of price decreases, the original listing date, and days since listed. The Ziprealty folks have never called me and I get very little email from them (after opting out of most of the email).

I use a combination of Ziprealty.com and MyFloridaHomesMLS.com to research homes. We plan to move to Sun City Center in 2011.
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Old 04-19-2010, 11:23 AM
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Ziprealty so, so run by the realtors
Expertrealty so, so, again run by the realtors
realtor.com so so, again run by the NAR

the site I see as unbiased would be
cyberhome.com gives a good deal of none MLS listed distressed sales because their owned by the banks

Google Real estate, Go to maps, enter the city your interested in, and next to the “Search Maps” chose “Show search options” this will bring up a drop down chooser, here select “real estate” then the rest should self explanatory, it will give a good deal of distressed no Realtor deals
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Old 04-19-2010, 11:41 AM
Location: Vero Beach, Fl
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Real Estate Listings, Homes for Sale and Rental Property Listings – REALTOR.com®
Real Estate, Homes for Sale & Real Estate Values - Zillow (there is an iPhone app)
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Old 04-19-2010, 05:22 PM
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While zillow was a place I would have referred 12 months back, I would now highly recommend staying far away now as the NAR has bought controlling interest in that site and is infested the forums with snake oil realtor’s trying to convince people it’s a good time to buy. On the other hand the cyber home is now owned by the banks and we all know the banks are the one’s holding the boat loads of shadow inventory and will soon be dumping so the who to listen to when protecting future prices the sellers looking to dump or the brokers. Looking to make the highest %
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