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Short sale prices are unrealistic

Advertised short sale home prices unrealistic in market

Why do sellers and banks bother publishing short sale homes at prices that they will not and never had any intention of accepting? This makes no sense to me at all. It's just a waste of everybody's time.

Wouldn't it make sense to have the home appraised at today's market value and if someone offers to buy it at that price, sell it? If it doesn't sell, lower the price.

It seems we taxpayers bailed out the banks but allow the banks to continue to play games with these properties. Please stop advertising low prices that are not realistic. Start selling these homes and pay us back.

Mike Morelli, Port Richey

Sportsplex USA not a good fit for Trinity neighborhood

My wife and I are residents of the Heritage Springs community in Trinity. We have, naturally, been very interested in Jodie Tillman's articles (March 31 and April 15) concerning the Sportsplex, USA, Inc. and our protest over the site that the company and Commissioner Michael Cox are promoting.

I had been curious about Sportsplex USA Inc.'s history, experience and track-record as both site-consultants and builders of sports parks and Googled it on the Internet. Contrary to some assertions I'd heard, it seems that Sportsplex USA has built only one sports complex in the United States (in Poway, Calif.) That location includes three tournament softball fields, a hockey rink and an indoor soccer field. Another complex is said to be coming soon in Santee, Calif. This is certainly not sufficient grounds to inspire confidence in the company's use of the term "consultants."

I saw nothing that indicated either of the California locations is situated within only a few hundred feet of a 55-plus community of nearly 1,500 residents. The proposed Trinity site would include between five and 10 professional-grade outdoor softball fields with all necessary flood-lighting, bleacher-seating and parking.

I spoke with a person who has had long-term experience with professional softball and he said that the games frequently last until 11 p.m. or later, and that people often linger in the area even later. The Trinity site would also include a full-service restaurant. Would that include a full-service bar? How late would the restaurant (and bar) be open?

Marc Taslit, Trinity

Short sale prices are unrealistic 04/24/10 [Last modified: Saturday, April 24, 2010 1:35pm]
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