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Elm, Home Buyer in Albany, NY
Elm asked:
anyone know what nys law is for time is of the essence? Need to push closing date another week to get lower rate. Seller refuses to let us close a week later? Any ideas?
0 votes Share Flag Tue Dec 2, 2008 Home Buying in Albany
Pascual Paul…, Real Estate Pro in 10552
Pascual Paul Tarrats Jr answered:
should we buy points or will the mortgage rates drop again? Poker anyone
No one can time any market. Your guess is as good as mine.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Dec 2, 2008 Home Buying in Albany
Lori Jeltema, Real Estate Pro in Newport News, VA
Lori Jeltema answered:
What should you expect from the bank appraisal of the home you want to purchase?
Elm, in my experience, the appraisals have been all over the place. Sometimes, they come in right at sales price - other times much higher or lower. I know it's a vague answer, but th ... more
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Voices Member,  in
Voices Member answered:
any comments on wholesale loans at hsbc?
HSBC plans to close its non-prime wholesale mortgage lending arm.
0 votes Share Flag Sun Nov 30, 2008 Home Buying in 12201
Maria Morton, Real Estate Pro in 64113
Maria Morton answered:
Is there a way to find recently sold home prices?
Yes, Elm, there is a way to find recently sold home prices in your area. Ask your realtor.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Dec 2, 2008 Home Buying in Albany
Bonnie, Both Buyer and Seller in Newton, MA
Bonnie answered:
What is common practice for sellers and buyers when a home inspection finds a major problem?
Seller needs to lower price. However, Buyer needs to get estimates on repairs needed so can ask reasonable price adjustment from seller. Just seems fair this way.
0 votes Share Flag Fri Nov 14, 2008 Home Buying in Albany
Joanne Miele…, Real Estate Pro in Knoxville, TN
Joanne Mielenz answered:
What is common practice for sellers and buyers when a home inspection finds a major problem?
You need to describe what the inpsector means by bad. Does that mean there is no longer any life left in the roof? Is it leaking? Is it structurally poor? Exactly what is wrong with ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Dec 7, 2008 Home Buying in Albany
Shelley Engl…, Real Estate Pro in Glens Falls, NY
Shelley Englert answered:
What are your favorite areas of Albany?
Hello Jon,

Favorite areas in Albany are; The Egg, The Palace and the great Restaurants which includes Jacks Oyster House and Bob and Ron's Fish Fry and Two Cousins Fish Market. ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Oct 31, 2008 General Area in Albany
Jeff - Ginny…, Real Estate Pro in Vero Beach, FL
Jeff - Ginny Mitchell answered:
Six months ago a realtor had me sign a document stating she was the buyers agent before she would show a house
Read the document you signed. To what did you agree? If you hired that Buyer's Agent for a specific time period or a specific area, the agreement may not apply in another county or af ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Oct 2, 2008 Home Buying in 12208
Voices Member,  in
Voices Member answered:
I have my section 8 voucher which is for $1,185.00 a mnth. I would like to buy a home with my voucher in
This is the wisest decision for the following reasons:

The Section 8 voucher is portable all over the US, so if you bring yours from expensive area, say, Brooklyn, to most affordable ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Sep 23, 2008 Home Buying in Albany, NY
Liz Stevens, Real Estate Pro in Berkeley, CA
Liz Stevens answered:
I'm looking to buy a multi-family residential investment property in Albany.
Tricia, you will want to watch carefully for units to become available in Albany. Because of the demographics of the tenants in Albany and the location and most importantly, the lack ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Nov 20, 2008 Home Buying in Albany, NY
Gail Gladsto…, Real Estate Pro in 11743
Gail Gladstone answered:
Looking into South Jersey relocation
I have extended family in Cherry Hill, NJ, close to Phillie. I love being there and so do they.

If you would like the name of a fantastic Realtor in that area, I would be happy to p ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jul 12, 2008 General Area in Krank Park - Cherry Hill, Albany, NY
Voices Member,  in
Voices Member answered:
I really need to trade my 3/2 mobile home for a mobile home with more space. I have 3 sons and they are
Detra,

When you say trade in, what do you mean?

Tino
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jul 1, 2008 Home Selling in Albany, NY
Carol Olsen, Real Estate Pro in Oneonta, NY
Carol Olsen answered:
Is Albany N.Y. a good place to invest multi-family units for investment purposes?
Hi, I am a Realtor in Oneonta, NY and we have alot of people who like to invest in the multi family units because we have 2 colleges and in the summer people come from all over the coun ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jul 14, 2008 Market Conditions in Albany, NY
Kirk Bales, Real Estate Pro in McMinnville, OR
Kirk Bales answered:
Are the prices of homes in Albany, Oregon going down like the rest of the country?
Oregon has been a little late to the dance. The Portland Metro area had the first decline this last quarter, 0.4%. It is not a big decline but it indicates that prices are not going u ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jul 24, 2008 Market Conditions in Albany, NY
Holli Boyd, Real Estate Pro in 12110
Holli Boyd answered:
I want to buy the duplex that I currently live in,The owner is willing to finance 100%Please explain
Is he offering you a lease option or rent to own policy? Whatever the choice is, get it in writing and speak with an attorney.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Sep 23, 2008 Home Buying in Albany, NY
Gail Gladsto…, Real Estate Pro in 11743
Gail Gladstone answered:
what adds more value to a new home- a landscaped backyard, or a hardscape with fire pit?
I assume you just moved in. Do not worry at this time about what adds more value. This is your home. Which option will give you more enjoyment?
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jun 18, 2008 Curb Appeal in Albany, NY
Holli Boyd, Real Estate Pro in 12110
Holli Boyd answered:
Is the Ten Broeck Triangle in Albany, NY, a safe neighborhood?
It's pretty easy to get crime and other statistics about a neighborhood. For example, you can visit my community reports website at http://www.topmarketer.net/CSR/CSReport.aspx?P18F36K1 ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jun 6, 2012 Crime & Safety in Ten Broeck Triangle
Holli Boyd, Real Estate Pro in 12110
Holli Boyd answered:
how many taxes do you pay owning a house in Albany ny?
Dee - it's on a case-by-case basis, however I can give you examples and percentages for homes - also check out this link for more information, http://www.albanyny.org/government/departm ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Nov 18, 2008 Home Buying in Delaware Avenue, Albany, NY
Gail Gladsto…, Real Estate Pro in 11743
Gail Gladstone answered:
I am looking for a rental home in or around Albany. I need a house not apt. It has to be 3/2. Help!!
Rachel, suggest you get a Realtor to assist you. If you need a recommendation, please contact me off line.
0 votes Share Flag Sat Mar 29, 2008 Market Conditions in Albany, NY
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