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Blain11212, Home Buyer in 11207
Blain11212 asked:
buying down points! When should I buy points down? I will have a 30yr fix at about 3.78 %. The current taxes are about 17,000 Baldwin N.Y. Should I buy down as much points as I can along with Challenging the taxes?
0 votes Share Flag Thu May 12, 2016 Home Buying in 11207
Kathy Burgre…, Home Owner in Westchester, NY
Kathy Burgreen answered:
hello you all im trying to find a two family home in brookly or between bk and BEGINNINGOF QUEENS, SOME SPACIOUS, IVE BEEN APPROVED FOR SIX HUNDRED TH
I'm a former realtor & NYC area resident my entire life. Unfortunately, I need to tell you the truth.

1. Your budget is too low. If you want a spacious 2 family home in Queens or ... more
1 vote Share Flag Wed May 11, 2016 Home Buying in 11213
Paul, Both Buyer and Seller in 11968
Paul answered:
I inherited a co-op apartment. My mother owned it free and clear. Does anyone know the approximate closing costs?
Use InBedrock.com to fully understand + analyze all real costs of homeownership, including purchase price, down payment options, closing costs (title insurance, bank fees, inspection/ap ... more
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Cornerstones…, Home Buyer in Brooklyn, NY
Cornerstones1966 asked:
How safe is the area?
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beatrice nem…, Renter in 11235
beatrice nemirovsky asked:
do they have a phone number?
0 votes Share Flag Sat Apr 30, 2016 Home Buying in 11235
Blueezz62, Home Buyer in New York, NY
Blueezz62 asked:
We buy all kinds of homes, beat down vacant distress houses all over Brooklyn, queens, bronx single family, multi family 7182774586 herm.mitchell@gmal We buy all kinds of homes, beat down vacant distress houses all over Brooklyn, queens, and Bronx area. Limestone, brownstone single family, multi family. We buy in worst…
0 votes Share Flag Sat Apr 16, 2016 Home Buying in Brooklyn
Joanne Gay, Real Estate Pro in Brooklyn, NY
Joanne Gay answered:
Buying a co-op with all cash
Talk to you accountant. If your name will be the only on the property there would be significant tax consequences to taking more than $14,000.00 from each of your parents. There are a ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Apr 8, 2016 Home Buying in 11223
Kathy Burgre…, Home Owner in Westchester, NY
Kathy Burgreen answered:
What are my options to get a commission where I come across a seller who doesn't want to pay a commission?
I'm a former realtor in Westchester County and have sold co-op and condos. I had the same issues so the following is exactly what I said to my buyer clients:

"In most real estate tr ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Apr 4, 2016 Home Buying in Brooklyn
Nunya Bidness, Home Buyer in Houston, TX
Nunya Bidness answered:
I'm the seller, do I have to pay for repair if the inspector said I have low water pressure in the house?
depends if the new home owner accepts this at the price they offer to purchase the home for.

You're simply trying to sell your home, every short coming can typically be solved by pr ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Mar 31, 2016 Home Buying in 11235
Nunya Bidness, Home Buyer in Houston, TX
Nunya Bidness answered:
House vs. appartment
House, apartment or condo.

Apartments are rentals, you pay the rent and everything is included in that rent except for utilities usually. Some perks with apartments may be club house ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Mar 31, 2016 Home Buying in 11235
Sandra Barnes, Home Buyer in New York, NY
Sandra Barnes answered:
I have a fico score of 701 is that good to get a mortgage. First time home buyer No house yet just want some info.
Hi Jerellann,

It sounds like you are off to a good start! You credit score is considered good (at the very least) therefore your chances for getting approved for a mortgage is good ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Mar 19, 2016 Home Buying in 11218
Sandra Barnes, Home Buyer in New York, NY
Sandra Barnes answered:
Homes to rent to buy. What is the difference? Can you get immediate occupancy rather than wait for a month when buying?
Hello Cbkr16,

Are you referring to doing a lease with the option to buy? If so, is the reason you would like to do this (as opposed to attempting to purchase the home right away) be ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Mar 19, 2016 Home Buying in Brooklyn
Sandra Barnes, Home Buyer in New York, NY
Sandra Barnes answered:
Bad home buy in Brooklyn
Hi Tremesa,

I'm so sorry to hear about your initial experience with regards to your home purchase. It is very important to contact a competent Realtor who can assist you with your r ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Mar 19, 2016 Home Buying in Brooklyn
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