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Martina Ryan, Real Estate Pro in Queens, NY
Pending home sales fell 11.6% in April and is down 26.5% from April 2010.  Tigh... Read more
Blogged Fri Jun 17, 2011 by Martina Ryan Home Buying Home Selling Foreclosure
Gary Youngman, Real Estate Pro in Boca Raton, FL
Gary Youngman answered:
can a coop board charge a maintance increase to a new owner (less than 9 months )?
I would say yes to this...

I am not the end all here...

But living under an HOA the last ten + years lends me to believe they can do it...
0 votes Share Flag Sat Apr 27, 2013 Home Buying in 11367
Ron Thomas, Real Estate Pro in Fresno, CA
Ron Thomas answered:
Is GFE # 4 Title services and lender's title insurance same as lien search?
It is possibly possible to buy some of the services, and not others:
Title Insurance covers the errors and mistakes that could possibly be made; a missed Lien, eyc.
Title Search looks ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jan 31, 2013 Home Buying in 11355
Gail Gladsto…, Real Estate Pro in 11743
Gail Gladstone answered:
what kind of dicount % should I ask for when I am interested in the property?? (10% or 15% on __%)
Eric,

Ask the Realtor who is representing your interests to run recent comparative local sales so that you know what the market value is of the home that interests you.

Your ope ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Apr 10, 2014 Home Buying in 11354
Debra (Debbi…, Real Estate Pro in Livingston, NJ
Debra (Debbie) Rose answered:
Average commission percentage
All commissions are negotiable.......you need to interview a few local agents to see what they would charge... AND, more mportantly, to see if they are willing to work with you in the ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jul 10, 2013 Home Buying in 11354
Javier Menes…, Real Estate Pro in Farmingdale, NY
Javier Meneses answered:
A Chase officer got me a prequalification letter with a 20% down. Whenever I bring up low down payment plan, she never explain more. Why?
The best thing for you to do is to get a 2nd opinion. There are a bunch of options that allow you to put less than 20%, even less than 10% down payment. It also depends what type of pro ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jun 19, 2012 Home Buying in 11355
Anna Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Nassau County, NY
Anna Brocco answered:
Looking for investment property in Flushing, not sure what is the best--house,condo,co-op? Our budget is around 30K, need to be close to 7 train,etc.
Perhaps you meant 300K...you can check www.mlsli.com for availbale area properties. If looking for an investment property, consider omitting co-ops as most boards do not allow renting; ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Oct 21, 2011 Home Buying in Flushing
Ron Thomas, Real Estate Pro in Fresno, CA
Ron Thomas answered:
Loan??
The Lender's requirements for an Investment property are quite different than for your residence:
Normally, they want at least 20% down; you have 50%.
Hypothetically; if you were ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jun 29, 2011 Home Buying in 11355
Anna Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Nassau County, NY
Anna Brocco answered:
condo in flushing availibility?
You can check out www.mlsli.com for available area properties; also consider working with an agent of your own, he/she will be your best guide.
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jun 24, 2012 Home Buying in 11355
Anna Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Nassau County, NY
Anna Brocco answered:
Is it a good idea to purchase a condo in Washington Heights west of Broadway on Riverside Dr, or Hudson Heights?
Choose the area that best suits your wants, needs, lifestyle and where you know you'll be happy living...choosing areas shouold really be dictated and based on your personL prefere ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jun 19, 2012 Home Buying in 11354
Anna Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Nassau County, NY
Anna Brocco answered:
Hi, What is the best area to be invested in Queens, NY?
Be aware that a mortgage pre-approval letter is required in order to determine your price range and for any offers to be taken seriously, therefore before beginning your search, do visi ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun May 12, 2013 Home Buying in 11355
Anna Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Nassau County, NY
Anna Brocco answered:
monthly charge? taxes? doorman? garage? balcony?
Since no link is visible and no address given, you may wish to ask again, or if purchasing in the Flushing, Queens area, also check www.mlsli.com or if additional information is needed, ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Feb 26, 2011 Home Buying in Flushing
Anna Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Nassau County, NY
Anna Brocco answered:
Does the fact that my apt is on the top floor of the building with fantastic views of the NYC skyline from 3 rooms influence the asking price?
Much will depend on local area comps--recently sold similar properties in the immediate area; comps are provided free of charge, or consider hiring a professional appraiser; if interest ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Feb 15, 2011 Home Buying in Flushing
Anna Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Nassau County, NY
Anna Brocco answered:
is possible to buy a house or condo?
Much will depend on your overall finances/assets/credit score--consider visiting with any qualified loan officer(s) first, see if you qualify for a loan, how much and have your credit s ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Aug 29, 2010 Home Buying in 11355
Patrick Thies…, Real Estate Pro in Elmhurst, IL
Patrick Thies SFR, CNC answered:
when i ask a realtor to sell my house and he does, do i pay his 6 percent fee or does the buyer?
A seller agrees to pay X% of the sale price to a listing agent to market their home. The listing agent offers X% to any buyers agent that sells the home. The money comes from the sell ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jun 21, 2012 Home Buying in 11351
Nunzio Zappo…, Real Estate Pro in East Hampton, NY
Nunzio Zappola answered:
I am a foreigner looking to buy an investment house in NYC. I will pay all cash. Do I need a ITIN to buy a?
Hi J ,
I am working with international buyers of this market and look forward to assisting you with your real easte goals. Contact me www.Nunzio.Zappola@elliman.com I am also a c ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed May 11, 2011 Home Buying in 11355
Tom McGiveron, Real Estate Pro in Patchogue, NY
Tom McGiveron answered:
For investment purposes, does is make sense to purchase land / lots in / around New York City?
What type of land? Residential? Commercial?

How much cap do you have? Type of financing will you be looking for (tough to finance land - private money perhaps).

What are you look ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jun 21, 2009 Home Buying in 11355
Gail Gladsto…, Real Estate Pro in 11743
Gail Gladstone answered:
Can someone recommend a good agent who specializes in Short Sale and Bank Owned houses in Queens, NY?
I will be happy to make a recommendation of a dependable Realtor in your area. Contact me at Gail@GailGladstone.com and I will provide you with the information.
0 votes Share Flag Fri May 15, 2009 Home Buying in 11367
Everett Perry, Real Estate Pro in Fresh Meadows, Queens,...
Everett Perry answered:
I want to sell my 1 bedroom coop and buy a 2 bedroom coop (found it already)...how can a buyer's and seller's?
You can hire an agent to sell your co-op while you go into contract on your new place. Make sure you are pricing it realistically.
0 votes Share Flag Tue May 26, 2009 Home Buying in 11358
Scott Godzyk, Real Estate Pro in 03109
Scott Godzyk answered:
Who does pay for realtors?
When someone lists their house for sale, the listing agent will say i charge $10,000 to sell your home. That is what the seller pays no matter if thier is a buyer broker or not. If the ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jun 21, 2012 Home Buying in 11351
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