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Steve Quinta…, Real Estate Pro in Albuquerque, NM
Steve Quintana answered:
If the seller is a trustee of a trust , how does the buyer know whether they have the authorization to sell?
Determining the seller's authority to sell involves an investigation and a risk that most people handle with the purchase of title insurance. This transfers the risk of an unauthorized ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jul 16, 2014 Home Buying in 11758
Javier Menes…, Real Estate Pro in Farmingdale, NY
Javier Meneses answered:
Looking for 80/15/5 loans on Long Island. Any suggestions?
There really are not too many lenders who have this loan program available. If they do, it's a 80/10/10 loan, were you'll need a 10% down-payment and borrow 80% on one loan and the 10% ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Mar 10, 2014 Home Buying in 11758
Elaine Patte…, Real Estate Pro in 11758
Elaine Patterson answered:
Do sellers in Massapequa typically pay for buyer's closing costs?
Typically, no the seller will not pay your closing costs. As the other agents have said, they may though agree to a seller's concession, but the greatest risk is if their home does ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Feb 16, 2014 Home Buying in Massapequa
Thomas Brady, Real Estate Pro in Suffolk County, NY
Thomas Brady answered:
Down payment money any and closing costs
Hi Joe, Javier is an expert in the field, I'd suggest contacting him.
0 votes Share Flag Thu Feb 13, 2014 Home Buying in Massapequa
Nicholas Vit…, Real Estate Pro in Massapequa, NY
Nicholas Vittorio answered:
I am inquiring about 21 Martin st. ml#2585634 in Massapequa, it has been on Trulia for over 100 days is this home available.
21 Martin Street in Massapequa is a Short Sale. Sometimes they can be in Contract for 6 months or more before the bank will approve the sale. It can also depend on the quality and compe ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Oct 30, 2013 Home Buying in Massapequa
Nicholas Vit…, Real Estate Pro in Massapequa, NY
Nicholas Vittorio answered:
Client has a C/O for a 2 Family house in NYC, but paying taxes in the category of a 3 family ?
The Homeowner should File a Tax Grievance to contest his tax assessment.
0 votes Share Flag Wed Oct 30, 2013 Home Buying in Massapequa
Ira Freireich, Real Estate Pro in Nassau County, NY
Ira Freireich answered:
As a buyer, do you think it's better to contact the listing agent directly if you are interested in a property?
The listing agent owes his/her client 100% loyalty. If you ask them a question, the answer should be what the seller wants you to hear. As a buyer, is that what you want?
That may al ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Oct 16, 2013 Home Buying in Massapequa
Nicholas Vit…, Real Estate Pro in Massapequa, NY
Nicholas Vittorio answered:
what is the feet above sea level?
Hi Isaac, feet above sea level is the actual number of feet above sea level a specific point of land is above the ocean.
0 votes Share Flag Sat Sep 28, 2013 Home Buying in 11758
Elaine Patte…, Real Estate Pro in 11758
Elaine Patterson answered:
I am looking to buy a house in Massapequa in SD #23 (Massapequa School District). Can you tell me what the parameters are for that district?
Hi Lisa,

I grew in Massapequa SD#23 and have been raising my family here for the last 20 years, I'd be happy to help you. I have 12 current listings in Massapequa, Mass Park area. Fe ... more
1 vote Share Flag Sun Sep 15, 2013 Home Buying in Massapequa
Maurice K Ea…, Real Estate Pro in 11762
Maurice K Eason answered:
If the buyer signed the contract and the seller didnt can the seller still show the house
Good question:

Yes, The seller can still show the house until the contract is fully executed (signed by both parties).

Maurice Eason
Licensed RE Salesperson
Exit Realty Premier
... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed May 15, 2013 Home Buying in 11758
Michael, Real Estate Pro in Massapequa, NY
Michael answered:
Recently placed an offer on a house and the homeowner doesn’t want to budge on price.
SEE THE ZILLOW ESTIMATE OR THE REAL ESTATE SHOULD PAY FOR THE SERVICES OF A PROFESSIONAL APPRASER AND GIVE THE REPORT TO THE OWNER.
0 votes Share Flag Sat May 4, 2013 Home Buying in Massapequa
Anna Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Nassau County, NY
Anna Brocco answered:
how long does the seller have to sign the contract after the buyer signs.?
Your attorney can better advise consider a consultation; generally there are no set standards of time.
0 votes Share Flag Sat Sep 1, 2012 Home Buying in 11758
Kevin Trager, Real Estate Pro in Freeport, NY
Kevin Trager answered:
How can you project what a home will be worth in 5 years. I am looking to buy at "The Seasons at
No one can answer that question with all the variables involved. Home ownership has always been one of the best long term investments possible.
0 votes Share Flag Fri Apr 27, 2012 Home Buying in 11758
Kevin Trager, Real Estate Pro in Freeport, NY
Kevin Trager answered:
My offer on a short sale was accepted by the bank. The current owner wants to close in 40 days. I thought it was 30 days to close?
Close as soon as possible, when all documents are completed and the bank gives final approval.
0 votes Share Flag Fri Apr 27, 2012 Home Buying in 11758
Kevin Trager, Real Estate Pro in Freeport, NY
Kevin Trager answered:
New Pulte condos in Massapequa, NY? Is is a good buy?
You should look at the homes location to see if they are right for you. Technically they are in Amityville.
0 votes Share Flag Fri Apr 27, 2012 Home Buying in Massapequa
Tom Ryan, Real Estate Pro in Massapequa, NY
Tom Ryan answered:
How can I fill in lot size in acres when it won't take 1/4 to 1/2, or quarter to half?
If I understand your question correctly, convert your calculation to a decimal.
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jan 16, 2011 Home Buying in 11758
Elizabeth So…, Real Estate Pro in Plainview, NY
Elizabeth Sotomayor answered:
What have the cartwright &= fairfax models in massapequa been selling for & how many homes remain to be built?
My office is in Massapequa and the Massapequas consists of all these areas: Bar Harbor, Biltmore Shore, Biltmore Shores, E. Massapequa, Harbor Green, Harbor Green Est, Massapequa, Massa ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jan 1, 2011 Home Buying in Massapequa
Joseph Washi…, Real Estate Pro in Berwyn, IL
Joseph Washick answered:
Does anyone think that the the tax credit will be extended past April?
No, No, No, they will not extend the tax credit past April. Why should they? Sales will begin to pick up this Spring. Once buyers come out of the woodwork they may need a fire exting ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jan 7, 2010 Home Buying in Massapequa
Camille Dand…, Real Estate Pro in 11710
Camille Dandola answered:
I am interested in purchasing a home this year but may not be able to take advantage of the tax credit extension that is only offered until April.
Hi North Massapequa,

Good question. They are evaluating the response to the tax credit right now
every month. If it proves to be effective enough they will stop it.

There is al ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jan 6, 2010 Home Buying in Massapequa
Joshua Zarga…, Real Estate Pro in Lynbrook, NY
Joshua Zargari answered:
I am considering purchasing my first home from my mother-in-law. What would be the pros and cons to purchasing a home from a family member?
If you know the condition of the house, and you want to live in it, and if the price is good. than buy it.
If you enrich your self at your aunt misfortune than you know the answer to t ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jan 5, 2010 Home Buying in Massapequa
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