In order to determine value review comps with your agent, recently sold similar properties in the immediate area, see what the data suggests and go from there; or hire a professional appraiser...... more
I answered a question here on TRULIA about the future of the real estate market. Here’s what I had to say about that: The future of the real estate market is the past: it is CYCLICAL. As with
In general, real estate agents do not need any specific skills when dealing with a VA loan. Find a Realtor with who you are comfortable and who will work hard for you.
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Long Island's Commission Rebate Realtor
Since real estate professionals are prohibited from steering, enticing a buyer to purchase, or not, in specific neighborhoods, consider additional research of your own--revisit the area more than once and at different times of day. Keep in mind that a good place to buy/live, should be based and defined by your wants, needs, lifestyle, etc.; does the area suit your needs...... more
Buying a foreclosure as a non-investor is not an occupation for the faint of heart. These sales are often complicated and the truth is banks can name the terms and conditions under which they will sell
I don't know all the details of your situation but it doesn't sound right. Has the house you're living in already changed ownership to the bank? Or is it merely in the preforeclosure stage and the owner you have the rent with option to buy agreement still owns the property? I would highly recommend speaking to your attorney or getting one as soon as possible. Good luck.
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Senior Real Estate Specialist
Century 21 Princeton Properties.
First thing is to make sure that you apply for the STAR program which typically should save you approximately $1100 on the school portion of your real estate taxes. The next thing to do is to challenge the assessed valuation of your home by applying on line at the Nassau County Tax Assessor's office. You are probably being overassessed at least $100,000 possibly more. If you are not comfortable challenging the assessment yourself you can always hire a property tax reduction service or attorney such as Fred Perry, who specializes in this. Good luck!... more
Usually the buyer makes an off er to the seller on a short sale with the knowledge that the contract is contingent upon the banks approval. If the Seller accepts your offer it still must be approved by the bank in a short sale. Yes it is realistic to go to contract.... more
Actually, there are 4 waterfront homes currently available in Baldwin ranging in price from $469,000 to $899,000.
If you contact me offline, I will be happy to set you up with a free account on Listing book.com and you can follow these and any other listings that come up from your own desktop. Contact me at Gail@GailGladstone.com and I will provide you with access.... more