Recommend contacting an office in this area and finding an agent who specifically works with Section 8 housing. Please see the provided link below, and from one New Yorker to another, make it a great day!... more
Your $1500 is probably a little on the low side, especially for a two family. There are a lot of variables including exact location, square footage, etc. To be safe, I would use more around $2000 to $2500.
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Taxes do vary by exact location, size, upgrades, etc.; it's also a good idea to reverify taxes on properties of interest by contacting the local tax assessor's office, or check mynassauproperty.com... more
Keep in mind that a variety of sources feed online sites, therefore if the feeding source is not updated, inaccuracies can and do occur. MLS does show the property closed on 3/15/2013; if you are the owner, contact your agent and ask that the information be updated; or directly contact customer service http://www.trulia.com/help/ask/... more
Most home inspectors have computer programs that have form reports that include all the major areas of concern to home buyers. Many buyers are a bit overwhelmed by the size of the reports - sometimes can be up to 75 pages. Your main concerns should be the structural integrity of the home, age of the appliances, do the systems in the house work - electrical, plumbing, sewage, heating and air conditioning and whether there are any anticipated costs that will be incurred short and long term when you buy the house. Good luck!
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Rent to buy properties may not be listed as such, and in this area, they can be rare as most owners prefer to sell outright; therefore consider working with an agent of your own. Keep in mind that such a situation can be risky and one could stand to lose a bit of money; therefore do inform yourself well beforehand. If you haven't done so yet, visit with any licensed loan officer, see if you can buy outright instead. For available area properties check out www.mlsli.com... more
Rent to own properties in the area are rare, as most owners prefer to sell outright; however since rent to own properties may not be listed as such, consider working with an agent of your own. Keep in mind that rent to own can be risky and one could stand to lose a bit of money, therefore do inform yourself well, and consider consulting with an attorney who specializes in real estate beforehand. If you haven't done so yet, visit with any licensed loan officer, see if you can buy outright...For available area properties check www.mlsli.com... more
Hello makemoney141. Great Question. A Short Sale is when the proceeds from selling the property will fall short of the balance of debts secured by liens against the property and the property owner cannot afford to repay the liens' full amounts, whereby the lien holders agree to release their lien on the real estate and accept less than the amount owed on the debt. To qualify for a short sale the homeowner has to prove distress. Complicated? Many agents, purchasers and sellers, believe that short sales are a huge headache, but It doesn't have to be.
A Short Sale can run really smooth when you are working with an Agent who understands them, and I have seen some Short Sales be listed at a pre-Approved price, and close within 6 months. It doesn't have to be a tedious process, but it is vital to work with an Agent who understands Short Sales.
If you are considering buying a short sale, or selling by way of short sale, please consult with someone who is very knowledgeable about the process.
I hope this answered your questions. Should you have any additional questions, please feel free to contact me by the ways below.
Wishing you the best of luck,
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Depends--in order to determine a fair offer, review comps with your agent, recently sold similar properties in the immediate area, see what the data suggests and go from there. Keep in mind that if a property is priced on target, or slightly below, multiple offers may occur.... more
It depends on a couple of factors. If you are looking for an apartment in a building with a management company, then chances are the management company will reject you for an eviction on your record. However, if you have steller credit and good income certain management companies might allow it. My best advice is to try a private land lord. And if the eviction comes up, land lords are almost always persuaded by money. So if you offer something like 3 or even 4 months up front plus security, most likley they'll look the other way. It's the old saying... "money talks".... more
Keep in mind that opinions are often suggestive--If you are concerned about safety, your best source of information is the local police department--why not visit/call, ask all your questions and hear all there is to hear firstahnd--then make a determination, will your comfort level be reached.... more