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JIM TURANO, Real Estate Pro in Middle Village, NY
JIM TURANO asked:
Buyers-If you are looking for a Detached 1 family in Middle Village,NY- Determining Value? Simple.. if you have seen a home but then it sold for $605k and you have seen a home and it to, sold for $635k, what is that telling you?
That depending on the modernization & improvements…
0 votes Share Flag Sat May 24, 2014 Home Buying in Middle Village
Daria Kolomi…, Real Estate Pro in Williamsburg, Brooklyn...
Daria Kolomiiets answered:
I am interested to buy a Multi family home in Jackson Heights near subway with 4 bed 4 both and furnished basement with kitchen/bath sepr enterance.
Call me, I have some houses in Queens. Renovated, with a new appliances. Good price!
0 votes Share Flag Fri May 23, 2014 Home Buying in Jackson Heights
Oleg Volfman, Real Estate Pro in Nassau, NY
Oleg Volfman answered:
Do applicants with FHA approved loans stand a chance at approval for 80% finance requirement w/coops?
Hello Ms. Jones.

I would suggest asking a mortgage broker. That would be the best way to learn about FHA approved loans, and where they would be applied.

If my response was helpf ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri May 16, 2014 Home Buying in Queens
Kathryn Lilly, Real Estate Pro in Brooklyn, NY
Kathryn Lilly answered:
I am looking to buy my first house in Queens, NY. Why it’s so difficult to find a buyer agent?
There are many sellers agents that would rather just NOT split their commission.
They would rather their seller get a lower price and they have the whole commission than get a higher ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed May 14, 2014 Home Buying in Queens
Lowell Sterl…, Real Estate Pro in Plano, TX
Lowell Sterling answered:
hello all me and my fiance are looking to purchase a rent to own home in queens ny. are there any homes out there combined income 75k?
Are you shopping for a Home? It may seem backwards to shop for a mortgage before you shop for the house, but there are several reasons for doing this. Shopping for a mortgage will also ... more
1 vote Share Flag Mon May 12, 2014 Home Buying in Queens
Martina Ryan, Real Estate Pro in Queens, NY
Martina Ryan answered:
Hey everyone...my fiance and I are relocating from Chicago to Queens and I just wana know if we go through a broker/ how much do they usually ask for?
Will you be renting or buying? If buying the seller pays the fee.
0 votes Share Flag Sun May 11, 2014 Home Buying in Queens
Martina Ryan, Real Estate Pro in Queens, NY
Martina Ryan answered:
Hi, what are the steps to get pre-approval letter? Thanks.
Call a local mortgage broker and they will give you a list of the paperwork you need.
0 votes Share Flag Thu May 1, 2014 Home Buying in Astoria
Steve Hirsch, Real Estate Pro in New York, NY
Steve Hirsch answered:
20% down payment for co ops? Is this for real?
Yes. Its for real. 20% is normal for a coop. Its actually normal for a bank as well without paying Mortgage insurance. But coops want to make sure you are sufficient in funds so they se ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 30, 2014 Home Buying in Jackson Heights
Dan Tabit, Real Estate Pro in Sammamish, WA
Dan Tabit answered:
I live in rosemead, ca. I have salary 1099 from august, 2013. (Before w2). By any chance, can I borrow money to buy house. Or I need to wait 2 years
Duyen,
I'm not clear as to what your asking, but I'll take a guess. If you are paid salary, with a consistent income you can use that income to qualify now.
If you are an independe ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 29, 2014 Home Buying in Queens
Martina Ryan, Real Estate Pro in Queens, NY
Martina Ryan answered:
If we I signed a contract with the seller can he still list the house for sale and have an open house?
If you are in contract there would be no point doing this. Has the contract been signed by both parties?
0 votes Share Flag Sat Apr 26, 2014 Home Buying in Queens
Martina Ryan, Real Estate Pro in Queens, NY
Martina Ryan answered:
How do I locate properties (condos, co-ops, townhouses) with a private outdoor area?
Try garden apartments. This could work for you. There are many beautiful ones all over Queens.
0 votes Share Flag Sat Apr 26, 2014 Home Buying in Queens
Martina Ryan, Real Estate Pro in Queens, NY
Martina Ryan answered:
Looking for Buyer's Agent for Queens / Jackson Heights, Woodside, etc.
There are lots of agents on this site that you can choose from.
0 votes Share Flag Sat Apr 26, 2014 Home Buying in Jackson Heights
Lanre Folayan…, Real Estate Pro in District of Columbia
Lanre Folayan 202-378-0283 answered:
I am looking for a 1bd 1ba condo in the queens area preferably under 100k. I can put down 5-10%, income is 63k.
Hello nyposterboy,


Have you talked to a real estate agent in Queens NY? If you need help finding one,don't hesitate to call or text me and I can definitely refer some to you. Good ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 16, 2014 Home Buying in Queens
Vincent Pute…, Real Estate Pro in Hemet, CA
Vincent Puterbaugh answered:
Do you think it is a good idea to call the agent directly, rather than e-mailing, when you see a price like $975.00 Rent?
Calling is an active approach to seeking an appointment whereas emailing is a passive approach dependent upon the other party's schedule and emailing habits. In most cases. Passive ... more
1 vote Share Flag Wed Apr 16, 2014 Home Buying in Queens
Don Tepper, Real Estate Pro in Fairfax, VA
Don Tepper answered:
I am looking for a RENT TO OWN single family home in St. Albans, Hollis, or Laurelton Queens NY with 3 beds 2 baths.
Here's a link to a blog I wrote on how to find a rent-to-own home: http://bit.ly/findaleaseoption

Hope that helps.
0 votes Share Flag Sun Apr 13, 2014 Home Buying in Queens
Anna Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Nassau County, NY
Anna Brocco answered:
In general, how much did real estate prices in Astoria, Queens increase (or decrease) between January 2006-January 2008? Thanks you
Keep in mind that each area/block is unique, and decreases/increases really depend on exact location, type of property, condition, size, any upgrades, amenities, parking, etc., therefor ... more
1 vote Share Flag Sat Apr 12, 2014 Home Buying in Ditmars Steinway
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