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Paul F.Marzo…, Real Estate Pro in Hackensack, NJ
Paul F.Marzolla (201) 957-6768 answered:
Even though my wife and I could fairly easily afford mortgage payments on a $300,000 home, we could never hope to save enough for 20% down. Help!
Phillip,


The good news is that you don't have to make a 20% down payment for a $300,000 mortgage; in fact, a conventional loan with NO mortgage insurance would only require 5% down ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Oct 1, 2014 Home Buying in Westbury
Glenn Koebel, Renter in Westbury, NY
Glenn Koebel answered:
Does anyone know the school district for 14 Marshall Lane, Westbury Hills, NY 11590?
My best friend lived on Marshall la westbury, Hicksville schools ! ! Westbury post office westbury little league too i think. The dividing line for school districts is cantiague la eas ... more
1 vote Share Flag Tue Feb 11, 2014 Home Buying in 11590
Joseph Roraff, Real Estate Pro in Onalaska, WI
Joseph Roraff answered:
Is a $60,000 down payment a must?
No, it is not a must. There are some loans you can do with 0 down.
0 votes Share Flag Wed Feb 5, 2014 Home Buying in Westbury
Brian Nguyen, Real Estate Pro in Mission Viejo, CA
Brian Nguyen answered:
hi can somebody help me i made 35.000 37.00 a year can i get approve for a morgage my vredit is fair . how much u think i can get approve for?
It is hard to truly answer this question without specifics but I will try my best. The important thing to keep in mind is that your ability to get a loan also relies on other factors as ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Sep 5, 2013 Home Buying in Westbury
Cristina Cal…, Real Estate Pro in 11590
Cristina Callegari answered:
Is 219 cantiaqe rock road in forclosure?
Yes, there was a Lis Pendens filed on 7/11/2011, The LPID # is: 25611 and the Index Num is: 11-010180. The home is an Estate and there are also multiple IRS and tax liens on the home as ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Aug 23, 2013 Home Buying in Westbury
Cristina Cal…, Real Estate Pro in 11590
Cristina Callegari answered:
Why are the value of Homes in Westbury much lower than the surrounding area?
This home is located in the New Cassel section of Westbury where pricing is lower than the area average. Westbury has several distinct areas, New Cassel, Village of Westbury, Salisbury ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jun 29, 2013 Home Buying in Westbury
Trevor Curran, Real Estate Pro in Bronx, NY
Trevor Curran answered:
How do I start the search for buying my first home? Is it better to work with an agent or not? Can anyone help me with this??
Good afternoon Sharon,

First steps:

Meet with a Local Mortgage Banker to get prequalified for mortgage financing. The Mortgage Banker will review all facets of your loan request ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Apr 25, 2013 Home Buying in Westbury
Javier Menes…, Real Estate Pro in Farmingdale, NY
Javier Meneses answered:
as a buyer how do i convince the home owners that their realistate agent is making the value of the home more than it should be?
The only and best thing you can do is make sure your Realtor presents your offer to the seller face-to-face. If you feel that based on the comps, the house is overpriced, perhaps your R ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 2, 2013 Home Buying in Westbury
Princessruby…, Home Owner in Salisbury, Westbury,...
Princessruby54 answered:
How can I find out the name and address of the owner of 743Highview Avenue in Westbury, NY. I need to contact him about his property
Wow, nothing like answering a question in a timely manner. I asked this question almost 9 months ago. You could birth a child faster. I got the answer on my own months ago. So much for ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Mar 30, 2013 Home Buying in Salisbury
Florence Ken…, Real Estate Pro in Westbury, NY
Florence Kennedy answered:
How can I find closing cost assistance for Nassau County?
You can contact Scott Finger from Bank of America in Melville his cell is 631 860-4864. He is affiliated with Century 21 American Homes in Westbury. When you are ready to purchase a hom ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Mar 30, 2013 Home Buying in Westbury
Nick, Other/Just Looking in 11501
Nick answered:
Difference between Salisbury and Westbury? Westbury seems segregated. Im white and looking for house in the white sections What school would I look 4?
hello, tx for response. I'm sorry if my bluntness offends you. I do not worry about being politically incorrect and have np saying outloud what others say behind closed doors. I be ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Oct 18, 2011 Home Buying in Westbury
Diane Wheatl…, Real Estate Pro in Rancho Cucamonga, CA
Diane Wheatley, Broker answered:
We are purchasing a property shortsale. There is a permit missing for an addition. Seller's won't to get a C/O. Can we still close?
Dear Chaz,

There is a difference between "can" and "should". The missing permit should not prohibit you from purchasing the home unless the lender cannot value t ... more
1 vote Share Flag Sun Jul 24, 2011 Home Buying in Westbury
Ralph Windsc…, Real Estate Pro in Hauppauge, NY
Ralph Windschuh answered:
I been waiting five months for short sale approval from wells fargo on a house I am in contract with. I was just asked to sign a contract addendum.
The most important question is, do you still want the property? Even if you don't, consult your attorney regarding the ramifications to you if you don't sign it - will you ge ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jun 29, 2010 Home Buying in Westbury
Ljenkins, Home Buyer in Westbury, NY
Ljenkins answered:
I am in contract on a home that currently has occupying tenants. When we signed the contract of sale it states house to be provided vacant and broom?
I actually researched this topic shortly after posting this question and came across "time is of the essence letter" I discussed it with my attorney and we sent one to the se ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Feb 9, 2010 Home Buying in Westbury
J R, Real Estate Pro in New York, NY
J R answered:
Does anyone know why there has been a rash of foreclosures in Westbury? Looking to buy a house but prices
Obviously Paltow has no license to lose.

Knick does not know more about Westbury than a Realtor. If he did, he wouldn't be asking the question. Perhaps Knick is [ahem] "low income" h ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Feb 8, 2009 Home Buying in Westbury
Mark R Rienz…, Real Estate Pro in Hicksville, NY
Mark R Rienzie answered:
I just received my NYC Housing Choice Voucher. Is it possible to get a co-op?
Hi Jacqueline

The acceptance of a voucher will depend
on the Co-op Developement.

The voucher may stipulate certain requirement
not in accordance with some co-op by laws.

All ... more
1 vote Share Flag Tue Sep 9, 2008 Home Buying in Westbury
Mark R Rienz…, Real Estate Pro in Hicksville, NY
Mark R Rienzie answered:
I am plannig buying a foreclosed house for 300,000 in westbury ny so what would be a reasonable price to
Hi Rosy

This can be tricky

A preliminary and quick Title search should
be done first. Foreclosed properties may have
other liens and judgments pending.

Location is critical. ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jul 9, 2008 Home Buying in 11590
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