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Anna Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Nassau County, NY
Anna Brocco answered:
Is a special assessment tax a one time deal when you buy a home or is it something you pay annually?
Depends on the type of assessment; for any clarification and accurate information contact your local tax assessor's office....
0 votes Share Flag Fri Feb 8, 2013 Home Buying in Wynantskill
Gale Leva, Real Estate Pro in Hoosick Falls, NY
Gale Leva answered:
Does this home include a heating, plumbing and electric system? (80 Harold Brock Rd, Petersburgh NY)
Hi. This camp does not have plumbing.... There isn't a well on the property. The heat source is a wood stove, there is extensive electric. Even a flat screen tv is in the camp. Can I he ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Oct 20, 2014 Home Buying in Petersburgh
Tim Moore, Real Estate Pro in Nags Head, NC
Tim Moore answered:
Looking to rebuild credit and find a home for me and my two daughters. Does anyone know of a agency that does rent to own?
Rent to own are hard to find because sellers don like them because they rarely ever work out. You are more apt to lose more money fooling with them too. Just rent, improve the credit an ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jan 4, 2013 Home Buying in Troy
Elizabeth (L…, Real Estate Pro in Rensselaer County, NY
Elizabeth (Liz) Paone asked:
A For sale by owner and a real estate agent want to show a home to a buyer and something was mentioned about "agent protection." What does this mean? This probably refers to the agent wanting to protect their right to a commission should a seller elect to sell to their client. In our home selling library, we have an article on types ...
0 votes Share Flag Mon Oct 8, 2012 Home Buying in 12061
Ron Thomas, Real Estate Pro in Fresno, CA
Ron Thomas answered:
How to buy your first home?
When a Realtor represents a BUYER, it costs the Buyers nothing:
They are paid by the SELLER.
The Buyer's Agent owes FEALTY to the Buyers, even though they are not paying him.

Your ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jan 24, 2013 Home Buying in Brunswick
Michael Cheng, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Michael Cheng answered:
Stick with Agent or find a new one?
The criteria you should consider is whether she has been able to deliver better results than other agents you've worked with. If so, that may very well explain why she's been in demand ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Feb 22, 2013 Home Buying in 12144
Patrick Fiel…, Real Estate Pro in Dallas, TX
Patrick Fields answered:
What is a reasonable time frame to expect the return of a purchase contract's earnest money, when the contract fails due to structural problems?
Howdy!

Did this transaction not involve a title company that held the funds in earnest? If so, you should speak directly to the escrow officer at the title company. Do you not have ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Aug 27, 2013 Home Buying in Troy
Anna Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Nassau County, NY
Anna Brocco answered:
is it legal to accept a counter offer from a bank 4 bank owned house, then the next day have that same bank accept a higher offer from someone else?
For any legal questions/advice needed do consult with an attorney who specializes in real estate; does any written and signed documentation exist; do you have an agent, if so what is he ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun May 29, 2011 Home Buying in 12062
Cheryl, Real Estate Pro in New York, NY
Cheryl answered:
I am looking for a ranch house, or one floor house in Nassau, At Garden City, Baldwin Harbor, or Floral Park. .
Hi Happy Thanksgiving! I am an agent working in the Garden City and Floral Park Area. Recently was on a search yesterday and found only 1 ranch property in Floral Park. What is your pri ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Nov 26, 2010 Home Buying in Nassau
Anna Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Nassau County, NY
Anna Brocco answered:
Finishing an attic in Floral Park Village
Before considering the purchase, do some of your own homework first, look into permits, etc., by checking with the Village's Building Department--see link--
http://www.fpvillage. ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Oct 20, 2010 Home Buying in Nassau
Gail Gladsto…, Real Estate Pro in 11743
Gail Gladstone answered:
Looking to buy a home, currently rent at the rate of 600 per month without paying utils.What the best estimate of a loan I can get. Also Im a Cstudent
In order to understand what you can afford, you need to connect with a mortgage broker/loan officer at a bank, mortgage company or a broker/banker.

Contact me offline at Gail@GailGla ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jul 28, 2010 Home Buying in 12180
Ralph Windsc…, Real Estate Pro in Hauppauge, NY
Ralph Windschuh answered:
how can i trade my home for another home?
While possible, I have never been involved in such a transaction and I would imagine the chances of getting something like that done are quite slim. Ultimately, you will probably ne ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jul 18, 2010 Home Buying in Rensselaer
Anna Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Nassau County, NY
Anna Brocco answered:
Can I end my contract to purchase a short sale?
Not knowing all the details in your contract, your best source of information at this point is your attorney-- he/she knows all the details--protect yourself and contact him/her and see ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Mar 22, 2010 Home Buying in 12144
Patricia Erk…, Real Estate Pro in Great Neck, NY
Patricia Erker & Elinore West answered:
we're looking at a house near the LIPA power plant....
Greetings,

More information would be needed...is the location near a power station or "power plant"? If it is an established neighborhood or new construction? There are public ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jun 29, 2009 Home Buying in Nassau
Audra Dewalt…, Real Estate Pro in Manhasset, NY
Audra Dewalters answered:
I'M LOOKING FOR A REO HOME OR SHORT SALES IN NASSAU, PREFERENCES ARE S MERRICK, S BELLMORE, N WODMERE, BALDWIN
Hi Rob,
Great! I can help you with that. There are a lot of available properties in the area you are asking about. I will set you up with all available. All I need is some more spe ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 22, 2009 Home Buying in Nassau
Ralph Windsc…, Real Estate Pro in Hauppauge, NY
Ralph Windschuh answered:
do tips count as income toward buying a home?
If that money is included in your W-2, then more than likely. It also may depend on the lending institution. Before the housing bubble deflated, there were no income check products ou ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Feb 23, 2009 Home Buying in Troy
Gail Gladsto…, Real Estate Pro in 11743
Gail Gladstone answered:
LOOKING FOR A RANCH OR SMALL FARM IN NASSAU COUNTY FOR LEASE OR RENT
Contact me off line at Gail@GailGladstone.com and I will provide you with a complimentary account at Listingbook.com and you can shop at home right from your desktop!
0 votes Share Flag Tue Feb 24, 2009 Home Buying in Nassau, NY
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