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Ruben Rayside, Real Estate Pro in Brooklyn, NY
Ruben Rayside answered:
I am remortgaging my house. I live in CT. How much should a title search cost on my house that I have lived in for 12 years?
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0 votes Share Flag Fri Aug 8, 2014 Home Buying in 11211
Lowell Sterl…, Real Estate Pro in Plano, TX
Lowell Sterling answered:
I am remortgaging my house. I live in CT. How much should a title search cost on my house that I have lived in for 12 years?
The title company will quote you based on the amount of mortgage but the ideal way is to work with a Lender who have access to software and can shop your title for you. So it is imperat ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jun 5, 2014 Home Buying in 11211
bkelly0417, Home Buyer in Philadelphia, PA
bkelly0417 answered:
How much title search should cost for buying house for cash 560,000.00 in new york
i'm buying a home cash for 229,000.00 what would be my clsoing cost?
0 votes Share Flag Thu May 29, 2014 Home Buying in 11211
JOSEPH RUNFO…, Real Estate Pro in Staten Island, NY
JOSEPH RUNFOLA JR, BROKER, GRI answered:
Deeded parking outside of real estate sale?
You, your attorney, would need to check on the particular condo/co-op. Parking in new developments is selling for twice what it was five years ago.The deed may also include other rights ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Mar 11, 2014 Home Buying in 11211
isabella med…, Home Owner in Brooklyn, NY
isabella mederi answered:
I am interested in buying a small storefront with an apartment above in Brooklyn,Manhatten or community around Manhatten; foreclosed /short sale
we have one in Hoboken , NJ
contact me if interested 917-415-8806
0 votes Share Flag Thu Apr 18, 2013 Home Buying in 11211
Anthony Busa…, Real Estate Pro in Trenton, NJ
Anthony Busanich answered:
what is the best way for well off parents to buy a condo in Brooklyn,NY for a daughter to live in? She cannot qualify for a loan on a $650000 property
I would be happy to work with you and your daughter in finding the right financing for her and you. Please call or e-mail me to discuss this at greater length. We offer programs with 2 ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Apr 4, 2013 Home Buying in 11211
Michael Rich…, Real Estate Pro in New York
Michael Richman answered:
Who pays title search fee if the deal fall through. It took eight months to tell me I was declined for a mortgage now the lawyer says I have to pay
Hi,

In New York, paying for the title search is the buyer's expense. Often, the buyer's attorney waits until all contingencies are met before ordering the title search to be sure th ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Mar 17, 2013 Home Buying in 11211
Josh Barnett, Real Estate Pro in Oklahoma City, OK
Josh Barnett answered:
Can i get a mortgage on a condo in a two unit building?
Your loan officer will be the best person to answer this for you, what have they told you?
0 votes Share Flag Wed Feb 27, 2013 Home Buying in 11211
Jean-Paul Ho, Real Estate Pro in Brooklyn, NY
Jean-Paul Ho answered:
Can someone put me in touch with a good condo mortgage broker for the Bushwick / Bed Stuy area of Brooklyn?
Thank you for your questions! We can definitely help you! Please call us at the office @ 1-718-875-8899 so we can schedule an appointment ASAP. We are open 7 days a week Monday Through ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Feb 27, 2013 Home Buying in 11211
Anna Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Nassau County, NY
Anna Brocco answered:
bank renegs on 'accepted' offer
If you are not in contract consider walking away...
1 vote Share Flag Wed Feb 6, 2013 Home Buying in 11211
Alan May, Real Estate Pro in Evanston, IL
Alan May answered:
I am paying cash for a $72,000.00 house in IL and I was told that I need to purchase the Title, which will cost me $1200.
You're probably not purchasing title... you're purchasing title insurance...

It's insurance for that your lender requires, the the title company insures is clear... if a cloud (probl ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Oct 5, 2012 Home Buying in 11211
Anna Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Nassau County, NY
Anna Brocco answered:
short sales or foreclosure in greenpoint brooklyn nyc
If looking to buy any such properties consider working with an agent of your own; if purchasing with a mortgage, be aware that a mortgage pre-approval letter is required in order to det ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Sep 19, 2012 Home Buying in 11211
Trevor Curran, Real Estate Pro in Bronx, NY
Trevor Curran answered:
How do I find an expert in short sales (or foreclosures) in my area without joining a pay website or scam?
Dear Jeff,

I've been helping First Time Buyers for 22 years as a mortgage professional and I will tell you what I have always told my clients here in New York: If you are a First Tim ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jun 19, 2012 Home Buying in 11211
Trevor Curran, Real Estate Pro in Bronx, NY
Trevor Curran answered:
hi. i am interested in investing on a foreclosured property around brooklyn, queens or bronx in NY area. i
Dear Hasan,

I'm not sure from your post if you are a first time buyer, but I have some advice for you which may be relevant regardless of your experience.

I've been helping First ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jun 19, 2012 Foreclosure in 11211
Trevor Curran, Real Estate Pro in Bronx, NY
Trevor Curran answered:
Can someone please give me a simple calculation method to estimate property taxes when searching properties? Thanks very much :)
NYC Dept. of Finance provides online access to property taxes:

http://www.nyc.gov/html/dof/html/property/property.shtml

You'll need to locate the Block and Lot number first, which ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jun 4, 2012 Home Buying in 11211
Trevor Curran, Real Estate Pro in Bronx, NY
Trevor Curran answered:
I have $90,000 saved. I live in NYC and my current rent is $800/month. Should I buy a condo in Brooklyn or Queens or continue to rent? Thanks!
First steps:

1. Meet with a Local Mortgage Banker to get prequalified for mortgage financing. The Mortgage Banker will review all facets of your loan request to answer your question ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Apr 28, 2012 Home Buying in 11211
First Last, Other/Just Looking in 90002
First Last answered:
Is it possible to get a jumbo loan with only 10% down in New York City? Looking in $800-850K range for a condo.
Hard money lenders provide short-term, high interest loans for the purposes of construction, they do not provide financing for conventional purchasers like you.

Even if you are purc ... more
1 vote Share Flag Thu Mar 1, 2012 Home Buying in 11211
First Last, Other/Just Looking in 90002
First Last answered:
Cost of Building Extension
You can't necessarily build an extension of any size or shape anywhere you want on a parcel. Neighboring houses with very old additions may not have been built under current regula ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue May 3, 2011 Home Buying in 11211
Anthony De S…, Home Buyer in 10465
Anthony De Simone answered:
Ive been in contract for over 1 year at 15-17 Judge St; 956 sqft duplex w/ yard $410g. All along they say its almost ready. Should I give up?
I had riders to the contract months ago that said: I could back out of contract and receive my down payment back, they will pay the $8000 tax credit I missed out on since this took so l ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Oct 13, 2010 Home Buying in 11211
David Strause, Real Estate Pro in New York, NY
David Strause answered:
what do i need to do or proof, in order to get mortgage in USA as I'm NOT USA citizen?
You need proof of your income either in the U.S. or your home country for last 2 years
photocopy of your passport
photocopy of your U.S. visa status
Proof of funds in a bank account ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Oct 13, 2010 Home Buying in 11211
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