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Michael Evans, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
Michael Evans answered:
Mortgage after short sale or foreclosure ...
There is good news for you.
Some consumers think they have to wait 2-7 years after the unfortunate incident of a Foreclosure or Short sale or Deed in Lieu to be able to Purchase or Ref ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jun 21, 2014 Home Buying in Staten Island
peterjbotros, Home Buyer in Staten Island, NY
peterjbotros answered:
is jersey better to buy than ny?
Depends on what you are looking to get out of homeownership. If you would like to discuss, you can call me.

Peter Botros
Senior Loan Office
US Mortgage Corp
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0 votes Share Flag Thu Jun 19, 2014 Home Buying in 10301
Ruth & P…, Real Estate Pro in 95030
Ruth & Perry Mistry answered:
Agent I interviewed told me it's not important to have buyers working with them but more important to get marketing & exposure. How do I rate them?
Marketing & Exposure generates leads, interest, showings and sales.

Having buyers help, but a buyer in a pocket, maybe looking for something your home
does not offer, or is too pick ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jun 18, 2014 Home Selling in Staten Island
JOSEPH RUNFO…, Real Estate Pro in Staten Island, NY
JOSEPH RUNFOLA JR, BROKER, GRI answered:
What are 5 Reasons YOU Should Never Go FSBO in Staten Island, NY?
Keep in mind many of the reasons noted below apply not only in Staten Island, but almost everywhere.
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jun 18, 2014 Home Selling in Staten Island
JOSEPH RUNFO…, Real Estate Pro in Staten Island, NY
JOSEPH RUNFOLA JR, BROKER, GRI answered:
Are there any rental homes with option to buy on Staten Island?
Not that I am aware of. You need to be cautious in this situation. Rent to buy may also be called Lease to Buy; Renters pay a certain amount each month to live in the house, and at the ... more
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Margarita Ma…, Real Estate Pro in 10306
Real estate agent commissions. You, as the seller, will likely be paying the entire commission to be split by buyers agents and your agent Other closing costs or credits to the buyer.  When the market… Read more
Blogged Wed Jun 18, 2014 by Margarita Mastrokostas Home Selling
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Dan Golden, Real Estate Pro in Bucks County, PA
Buyers who purchased homes when mortgage rates hit lows of 3.5 percent to 4 percent might, in the future, be reluctant or unwilling to sell their homes because it would entail getting a mortgage where… Read more
Blogged Wed Jun 18, 2014 by Dan Golden General Area Home Buying Home Selling
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Cristina Dat…, Real Estate Pro in Staten Island, NY
Cristina Dattolo answered:
Are there local brokers who will accept listings for 3% and do what it takes to find a qualified buyer?
Hi,
If you would like to setup a meeting please contact me directly to discuss brokerage fees.

Thank you,
Cristina
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jun 17, 2014 Home Buying in 10312
Gary Papirov, Real Estate Pro in 10312
Building a swimming pool in your backyard can seem like a daunting task to undertake, but once you start planning you will realize it is just a sequence of manageable steps which, with just a little bit… Read more
Blogged Tue Jun 17, 2014 by Gary Papirov Remodel & Renovate Design & Decor How To...
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JOSEPH RUNFO…, Real Estate Pro in Staten Island, NY
JOSEPH RUNFOLA JR, BROKER, GRI answered:
Why isn't my house selling?
A successful finish often depends on the right start. There are many reasons a property may expire without selling. Some of the more common reasons a home fails to sell are: Marketing, ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jun 17, 2014 Home Buying in 10312
Cristina Dat…, Real Estate Pro in Staten Island, NY
Cristina Dattolo answered:
If a home has 80-90's style kitchen & bath what percent below ask price would u discount each room for ultra modernization?
Hi,
There really is no appreciation value for your modern kitchen or any types of upgrades that are done to the home. Homes are valued based on size, location and condition what compr ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jun 17, 2014 Home Buying in 10312
Joseph Tsomik, Real Estate Pro in Staten Island, NY
Design has gone to the dogs. It's true. Some of today's pet accommodations rival the finest custom homes in terms of space, design, style, and materials."Many of them have carpeting, heating and air-conditioning,… Read more
Blogged Mon Jun 16, 2014 by Joseph Tsomik Quality of Life Home Buying Design & Decor
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jtesorie2, Renter in Bronx, NY
jtesorie2 asked:
Given your experience, in 'up and coming' areas of NYC, do condos with high common charges (amenity fees) sell well? Please read details! My fiance and I are deciding whether it would be smarter to rent an apartment in St. George, Staten Island (approx 2K per month) or buy a 1 bedroom for 385K with 1,330 in taxes & common…
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jun 12, 2014 Market Conditions in Staten Island
Dan Golden, Real Estate Pro in Bucks County, PA
I read an interesting article recently, I think it was in the New York Times, about the adverse effect that burgeoning student loan debt is having on the housing market. That’s right, student loan debt… Read more
Blogged Wed Jun 11, 2014 by Dan Golden General Area Home Buying Home Selling
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Margarita Ma…, Real Estate Pro in 10306
The Basics of a Short Sale Banks grant short sales for 2 reasons: the seller has a hardship, and the seller owes more on the mortgage than the home is worth. A few examples of a hardship are: Unemployment… Read more
Blogged Sat Jun 7, 2014 by Margarita Mastrokostas Home Buying Home Selling Investment Properties
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Joseph Tsomik, Real Estate Pro in Staten Island, NY
"STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Living in a New Springville townhome for 11 years, a family of five can't sell their home now because there is a "zombie" next door.But the zombie in question isn't a member of… Read more
Blogged Fri Jun 6, 2014 by Joseph Tsomik General Area In My Neighborhood
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