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Kristinax5, Renter in Queens, NY

I am looking for a studio apartment in queens, maximum is $800

Asked by Kristinax5, Queens, NY Thu Dec 27, 2012

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Rent today; Buy tomorrow. How to convert from Tenant to Homeowner.

When I rented my first apartment in Astoria, I did not want to be a Tenant my whole life and pay my Landlord’s mortgage. I longed to become a Homeowner.

That’s why I found my way into the mortgage business in 1989 and soon afterward became a Homeowner. Here are the fundamentals any Tenant should know to prepare to become a Homeowner in the future, no matter when that might be.

• Credit: Establish 3 credit accounts, no more than 5. Pay your bills on time. Keep your balances to no more than 50% of your credit limit. Don’t pay off the accounts in full. Keep balances active for 12-24 months. All of the above will provide both a good credit score and adequate credit history to qualify for a mortgage loan.

• Assets: A basic savings budget isn’t hard to do. Pay your rent first in your budget; then set aside 10% of your income before taxes . Make it a budget priority and you’ll still have money left over for entertainment and restaurants and clothing.

How much money do you need to buy a home? Many buyers spend no more than $25,000 to buy their first homes. There are loan programs with low down payment requirements and many real estate agents negotiate for their Buyers a “Seller’s concession” to include the Buyer’s closing costs (which are HIGH here in New York!) in the price of the home.

• Income: Two years consistent income is the basic requirement for either a salaried individual or a self-employed person. Income from Bonus, Commission, and Overtime is treated differently and is best discussed with your Mortgage Banker.

• Market Survey: it doesn’t hurt to go out and get to know neighborhoods where you might like to buy a home. Visit open houses on Saturdays and Sundays. It’s okay that you’re not yet buying; tell the Realtor at the Open House you’re just beginning your “survey.” You’ll also get to know market prices for different kinds of homes. It’s okay to “window shop” homes on the weekend at Open Houses!

I hope these fundamentals will help you better understand the path to homeownership is a process that, with preparation and dedication, you can move through easily. And if you’re interested in getting Prequalified today to create an Action Plan for your future of Homeownership, call me anytime!

Trevor Curran
NMLS #40140
http://www.tcurranmortgage.com

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0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Aug 20, 2013
This property is for sale not for rent. Contact a local Realtor, check mlsli.com, or the local newspaper. good luck in your searching.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Feb 10, 2013
WE specialize in rentals , please check our site http://www.WERENTNY.com for all our updated listings
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Feb 5, 2013
Hello Kristina. Where in Queens? Check out http://www.mlsli.com. You could also check out local print ads like newspapers. Consider working with an Agent to assist you in your search, and negotiate on your behalf.

I hope this answered your question! If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact me by the ways below.


Wishing you all the best,

De Vonte Williamson , LSA
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Coldwell Banker Residential
(631)384-3695
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Dec 27, 2012
Looking for real estate is easy, finding a person/agent to help you out is tough, if you do not select and stick to one particular agent - we all have access to the same databases and can show you basically anything out there, it all comes down to the personal connection - be smart - let someone help you and be loyal - in the end you will be better served!
My contact info julian@citysolutions.com 212-444-2162
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