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Trevor Curran, Real Estate Pro in Bronx, NY
Trevor Curran answered:
how much would be typical buyer's closing costs on a 1 family home in Brooklyn, purchase price about $650,000 and all cash (no mortgage).?
Good afternoon scy4851,

The person best equipped to answer this question is the Attorney representing you for the transaction. Your typical closing costs in a cash purchase transact ... more
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Scott Godzyk, Real Estate Pro in 03109
Scott Godzyk answered:
What official documents would I need to house hunt on a friend's behalf?
You can look at as many homes you want without any however to make an offer you would need a power of attorney or such. Have your friend hire a buyer broker who will be familiar with y ... more
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Keenan Wilson, Real Estate Pro in Brooklyn, NY
Keenan Wilson answered:
Looking for mixed use commercial property to buy or rent
Budget needs to be discussed
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jul 11, 2013 Home Buying in 11215
Anna Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Nassau County, NY
Anna Brocco answered:
Feedback on co op board package cover letter? (see body of letter below)
Why not ask your agent, and or attorney for feedback...
0 votes Share Flag Sun Apr 7, 2013 Home Buying in 11218
Javier Menes…, Real Estate Pro in Farmingdale, NY
Javier Meneses answered:
Anyone knows where can I find a decent real estate lawyer who deals with condos and SONYMA loans in Bklyn & how much?
You can ask the Realtor you're working with (if you are working with one) to recommend an attorney. If you want, I can also provide a couple names and #s to some attorneys I know. Good ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Apr 5, 2013 Home Buying in 11236
Keith Jean P…, Real Estate Pro in East Brunswick, NJ
Keith Jean Pierre answered:
how do i find out the tax on a house?
If you use Trulia or Zillow, it will be listed under the listing. If not a home that is listed, calling the local township tax department will get you the answer.
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jul 10, 2013 Home Buying in 11234
Anna Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Nassau County, NY
Anna Brocco answered:
How do I deturmine the initial offer?
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 Mon Nov 4, 2013 Home Buying in Brooklyn Heights
Crags, Home Buyer in Brooklyn, NY
Crags answered:
I am interested in buying after reading your reports, but I am freaked out. One thing I'd like to learn is how to lower homeowners insurance costs?
Hi! That used to freak me out too, I understand completely. I found this useful: http://publications.usa.gov/epublications/12ways/12ways.htm

Take a look!

Crags
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 10, 2013 Home Buying in Brooklyn Heights
Luke Constan…, Real Estate Pro in 11201
Luke Constantino answered:
What are the prettiest neighborhoods in Bay Ridge, NJ?
Bay Ridge is a neighborhood in Brooklyn, NY, not N.J.

Bay Ridge is also the best neighborhood in NYC to raise children:

http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/bay-ridge-best-nabe-br ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 30, 2013 Home Buying in Bay Ridge & Fort Hamilton
Suzanne MacD…, Real Estate Pro in 07856
Suzanne MacDowell answered:
Can one buy a home after claiming bankruptcy?
Yes. First of all you can always buy a home with cash. Second, if you are seeking a mortgage, underwriting standards will require a two year waiting period, but after that you will on ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Nov 6, 2013 Home Buying in Brooklyn Heights
Javier Menes…, Real Estate Pro in Farmingdale, NY
Javier Meneses answered:
How does a first time homebuyer find out if they qualify for a grant?
First thing is to identify the grants available to any particular buyer. This is a bit difficult because not all grants are known to all real estate professionals, so they're even less ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 2, 2013 Home Buying in Brooklyn Heights
Anna Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Nassau County, NY
Anna Brocco answered:
Is it better to be above or below the average income of your community?
It's really is all about personal preferences; where would one be happiest living regarless community incomes....
0 votes Share Flag Mon Apr 1, 2013 Home Buying in Brooklyn
Anna Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Nassau County, NY
Anna Brocco answered:
Is buying a home still the best first investment?
Investments are really a matter of personal preferences; however we all have to live somewhere...you decide...
0 votes Share Flag Thu May 16, 2013 Home Buying in Brooklyn
Madeline Pad…, Real Estate Pro in Brooklyn, NY
Madeline Padovano answered:
How much is the maintenance on 2705 Kings highway? What is included? And how many sqft is it?
Hi Qina - Maint. is $522 - no sq/ft indicated
0 votes Share Flag Mon Apr 1, 2013 Home Buying in Midwood
Alison Hillm…, Other/Just Looking in San Francisco, CA
Alison Hillman answered:
waht the 279 lenox rd unit #?
You can contact the listing agent who will be able to help you learn more about that specific property (and probably will know a lot about similar properties in the area). To find an ag ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 2, 2013 Home Buying in East Flatbush
Michael Denn…, Real Estate Pro in Brooklyn, NY
Michael Denniston answered:
who are the best mixed use lenders that cover NYC area?
HI Rebecca, great question. It really depends on the specifics of the transaction.Is it a purchase or refinance? Does the owner reside on property or operate a business onsite? . Is the ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 2, 2013 Home Buying in 11209
Anna Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Nassau County, NY
Anna Brocco answered:
I'm interested in buying a co-op in downtown brooklyn (85 Livingston St looked good) and need monthly parking. Anyone know how long the wait?
Ask your agent the question, ask the sellers, or directly contact management...
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jun 1, 2014 Home Buying in Downtown Brooklyn
Luke Constan…, Real Estate Pro in 11201
Luke Constantino answered:
Who pays buyer's agent commission for new construction?
Hello Amy,

Usually the developer.

Luke Constantino
Realtor
Keller Williams
(212) 300-3919
lukeconstantino@gmail.com
0 votes Share Flag Fri Mar 29, 2013 Home Buying in Brooklyn
Ron Thomas, Real Estate Pro in Fresno, CA
Ron Thomas answered:
Is there any way to avoid a 20% down payment for a condo or townhouse in the $1 - $1.25 range? I have the income but not cash reserves
Then you probably already know the answer to the question.
Is the Condo in a rural area for a USDA loan?
0 votes Share Flag Tue Mar 26, 2013 Home Buying in Brooklyn
Christine A.…, Real Estate Pro in New York, NY
Christine A. Toes Muldoon answered:
Who will do a 203k with a 602 credit score with 30k in cash?
Hi David, with a 602 credit score you may have a hard time finding a bank to give you a loan and they will also charge you a very high interest rate which can cost you a lot of money ov ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Apr 8, 2013 Home Buying in Bushwick
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