As a former realtor in Westchester County, there are very few co-ops and condos that allow pets. Your other issue is $350-400,000. is fine for 1 bedroom condos but not for 2 bedrooms. Have you been pre approved already?
You need to work with a local realtor because the MLS has search filters for different types of pets and their weight. Real estate websites are limited with search filters and you cannot search for pets on the Internet. If you're looking in Hartsdale, have you visited the High Ridge complex off of Central Ave. the units are nice, they have amenities and it's close to White Plains.
Besides Hartsdale, look at White Plains, Mamaroneck, Eastchester, Tarrytown, Dobbs Ferry and Rye. These are all nice safe areas to live in with good school districts.
If your budget is not high enough for a condo (which it isn't) please consider co-ops. You are buying shares of stock in a limited housing corporation that entitles you to own a specific unit in a building. As a shareholder you are legally allowed to deduct mortgage interest + property taxes just like a single family house. Further, you are allowed to remodel or renovate with permission of the co-op Board and you will still gain equity for your co-op depending on the overall economy. Best of all you can sell your unit on the open market.... more
A rent-to-own home won't fix your credit. What it "will" do is have you pay a premium for having poor credit. And you will pay, and pay, and pay - until you get down to business and tackle the job at hand.
Also, you will minimally need: an earnest money deposit - which will be non-refundable, a security deposit, and first month's rent. You could also pay additional deposits and fees - really anything to the Seller/Landlord's liking because rent-to-own contracts are borne of desperation.
It's better to lease OR buy. Not blend the two.... more
Realtors own the MLS and they are the ones who enter listings that feed to Trulia, Zillow and others. The issue is realtors decide what information gets sent to real estate websites and what information is hidden from the public. Items like HOA fees, pets allowed or not, etc. is not shown to the public. This ensures buyers will call agents to help them find a home. If more information would be published, buyers would not have to call immediately.
Trulia and Zillow are just media companies that allow realtors, owners & property managers to post listings for sale or rent. They have no control over the content.... more
The market is very tight due to high demand and relatively low supply. There ARE month to month rentals in the market and also some at say, a 6 month fixed term. But, it takes quick action and a decisive tenant to get rentals. More difficult remotely because if you wait to see the property, it will probably be rented. Best thing to do is come here and search. Hard to rent for months in advance unless willing to pay for months between rental and occupancy.... more
Apparently they "can" demand. You say this person filed a lawsuit. If I were you, I'd see an attorney. Could be, this person has no idea of the necessary elements to form an enforceable verbal/oral contract, or they could be well rehearsed and use bogus suits to provide a steady stream of income. Don't take a chance! You have unwittingly underestimated this person by letting them live in you home rent free. Contact an attorney to ensure they don't have the last laugh!
same issue here. (and since this issue is not big enough when I want to post the phrase i just wrote I get this: Sorry, your answer is too short. A minimum of 25 characters is needed.) Now I can post:
same issue here.
We send all of our clients with credit issues to a local company called Home Loans For All. They work with clients nationwide though and they've done a great job for us so far. Hopefully this helps anyone looking to buy a home that has credit issues. Don't be discouraged if a lender denies you. Home Loans For All can typically find a lender.
We send our clients to Home Loans For All. They are located in Dallas but they work with clients nationwide. Anyone looking for an FHA loan needs to contact them. I'll include a link to their website.... more
We send our clients to Home Loans For All and they don't seem to EVER hide the USDA Loan program. In fact they promote it often. Anyone looking for a USDA loan needs to contact them. I'll include a link to their website.