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William McBu…, Real Estate Pro in New York, NY
William McBurney Jr answered:
How do you find out how flexible is the seller on the asking price?
You make an offer that is designed to get acceptance or a counter-offer;
if there is no response after a period of time, you have to raise your offer.
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jun 5, 2013 Home Buying in Upper East Side
Fleur De Lis, Home Buyer in 07302
Fleur De Lis answered:
anyone have information on HDFC and UHAB co-op apartments? Is this a good idea for a 1st time homeowner?
this is for NYC, what are your options for selling your apt - if need be once you have owned it for a few years.
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jul 14, 2014 Home Buying in 10039
Gail Gladsto…, Real Estate Pro in 11743
Gail Gladstone answered:
I'm listing my home in 6 months and I want to bring in a home staging co. My agent says it’s not needed and they can handle. Can they really?
I have an agent who is superior at staging and together we handle for our clients. It is possible that your agent has those same skills.

Why not ask your agent to produce photos of ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jan 26, 2013 Home Buying in New York
Michael, Real Estate Pro in New York, NY
Michael answered:
Condos bordering Central Park North. Are the areas safe in 110/5th Avenue, 111 CPN area, Cathedral Parkway?
no, i sell a lot in that area and it's beautiful. Crime is an issue throughout the city. But crime in Harlem has reached record lows. Look om the local princict web site.

Michael ... more
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Sebastian Ak…, Real Estate Pro in New York, NY
Sebastian Akerman answered:
I will like to buy in a condo on Central Park North. Is 110th/5th Avenue, 110th West safe these days? Are there still frequent shootings?
There are a lot of gorgeous residential blocks between Columbus an Central Park West, all he way up to 110th street. Personally I feel safe there, even when showing late at night.
0 votes Share Flag Sat Apr 20, 2013 Home Buying in Harlem
Shanna Rogers, Real Estate Pro in Murrieta, CA
Shanna Rogers answered:
I'm buying a short sale and is take for ever is have been a six month and I ask my agent said they send all the papers that the bank ask how
Hi Jkcolino,

Have your Realtor contact the Listing Agent to see the status of the short sale. The Listing Agent can contact the short sale negotiator (bank) for a status update - yo ... more
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Emery Gianno…, Real Estate Pro in New York, NY
Emery Giannotti answered:
Looking for A 2 bedroom apartment in lower manhattan for $2400. Monthly. Utilities included
Short term or one year lease
Thanks, Emery
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jan 24, 2013 Home Buying in New York
Ron Thomas, Real Estate Pro in Fresno, CA
Ron Thomas answered:
Suing Fannie Mae for failing a contract?
Are you sure that it is FANNIE MAE that you are in Contract with?
Not some Bank?

In either case; you probably can't sue them:
I am not a Lawyer, and I do not dispense legal advice ... more
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Janet M. Nat…, Real Estate Pro in Baldwin, NY
Janet M. Nation answered:
Home buying in FL, a buyers or sellers market now?
Still a buyers market in Florida; still tons of distressed properties on the market and in various stages of processing before entering the market.
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jan 19, 2013 Home Buying in New York
Janet M. Nat…, Real Estate Pro in Baldwin, NY
Janet M. Nation answered:
Is it important to find a home inspector with "certifications," why are these important?
What do you do with all these questions from Trulia? To answer to this newest question is so obvious.
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jun 5, 2013 Home Buying in New York
Nick Agostin…, Real Estate Pro in New York, NY
Nick Agostinelli answered:
Possible first time buyer of of an investment property in NYC (while looking to remain a renter in another). Tips for tax and other impacts?
There is some great places out there right now with, tenants in place, so all you would do is buy the place and start collecting checks.

Regarding tax tips, the best thing would be t ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jan 20, 2013 Home Buying in New York
Anna Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Nassau County, NY
Anna Brocco answered:
When do I negotiate the asking price?
What is your agent advising...in order to determine a fair offer, review comps, recently sold similar properties in the immediate area, see what the data suggests and go from there.
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jan 30, 2013 Home Buying in New York
Phil Rotondo, Real Estate Pro in 32940
Phil Rotondo answered:
want to buy a condo
I have affiliates in the NY area; so please let me know some specifics for your new condo.
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Thanks.
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0 votes Share Flag Thu Jan 24, 2013 Home Buying in New York
Barbara Gran…, Real Estate Pro in Anaheim Hills, CA
Barbara Grandolfo answered:
Firing buyer's real estate broker in the middle of the bidding process
Hi Manhatten!

If you are in the middle of the bidding process and find that you can no longer tolerate your agent, it would probably best for all concerned to contact his broker and ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jan 19, 2013 Home Buying in New York
Chris Connor, Real Estate Pro in 10019
Chris Connor answered:
We want to buy a co-op for my mom
Hi Stacy--
There may be other extenuating circumstances here that your mortgage broker is aware of, however I have closed on co-purchases similar to the situation you present, except t ... more
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Shalabh Sang…, Real Estate Pro in New York, NY
Shalabh Sanger answered:
From Los Angeles with Care: What is the average commission in the state of New York for Brokers/Realtors?
Maximum of 6% on a sale with a 50/50 co broke. Some agents collect 4% if not co broking.
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jan 19, 2013 Home Buying in New York
Simon Campbe…, Real Estate Pro in Miami Beach, FL
Simon Campbell answered:
Are there any condos in nyc or brooklyn that allow 5% or 10% down?
It is not so much as whether the condo association allows 5 - 10% down but rather if you can find a lender that will write a loan with 5 to 10% down.

Check with your lender about a ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jan 11, 2013 Home Buying in New York
Anna Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Nassau County, NY
Anna Brocco answered:
4 and a half month ago, I signed a contract on an apt owned by Fannie Mae in a HDFC building in Manhattan. It is been an nightmare since.
Your attorney can better advise, consider a consultation; don't just rely on online information...
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jan 8, 2013 Home Buying in New York
Elena Ravich…, Real Estate Pro in 10019
Elena Ravich Manhattan Expert answered:
I'm purhasing a co-op in NYC and they don't allow subletting. If I do purchase can't I have my son live there as he is family?
I am not sure at what stage of the purchase you are at the moment. Your attorney and a broker should be able to advise you in more details and I am just adding my 5 cents:
depending on ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jun 5, 2013 Home Buying in New York
Jim Olive, Real Estate Pro in Key West, FL
Jim Olive answered:
i would like to know how to do if i have some family from another country that wants to invest in condominios in fl
They should be able to do it with or without a partnership. Now is certainly a good time to do it. They should consider Key West, the American Carribbean...the rental market down here ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jan 7, 2013 Home Buying in Civic Center
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