Hello Kevan ,No you do not need an attorney but there are special mortgage brokers that only deal with loan modifications. Call Rebecca Mattalone at 347-528-8997 and she will help you get through the process.... more
Every state has different fees when refing. Maybe you can use a title agent and avoid attorney's fees at all. Locally in Rochester you should spend more than $4-500 on an attorney. Good luck in Atlanta. Tim... more
Your best answer lies with your nieces home insurer. If they are not insured contact several agencies in person to research what kind of answers you get. Use you favorite search engine (ie Google), search
"Rochester NY home insurance" to find agencies.... more
The best source for neighborhood safety issues is the local police department or county sheriff's department.
They have access to the most accurate and current information and are generally very willing to be helpful.... more
I own rental property in Rochester...I lease to Section 8 which is government subsidized and have been very pleased with the outcome.
You must have excellent representation there...I have been burned by property management companies and it took a long time to get the right person to manage.
contact me off line and I will give you the name of my Realtor. Contact me at Gail@GailGladstone.com... more
Hi Marilyn.......The tax laws are so complicated that you should ask a tax expert, which would be a tax accountant in your area. Ask your friends or co-workers for recommendations, and call your local Board of Realtors, too. They may have affiliate members that are tax accountants. Elayne Tiller, GRI, 231-632-0035 or email@example.com, Real Estate One, Traverse City, MI... more
Marisol, I was raised there and have family and friends in and around the City. I'd be happy to share what I know based on personal experience and research. Call me (631.338.7392) or email me (firstname.lastname@example.org). Gerry Vazquez... more
It depends on what exactly you want the attorney to do for you. If it is a standard closing, their fees are usually quiet reasonable (a few hundred dollars is what the attorney we use charges).
There are other fees involved in closing costs outside of your attorney fees, though (mortgage, title, etc.). Your real estate agent can help you locate a good attorney and also a mortgage broker if you need one (who will also have fees). I would then recommend you to contact an attorney and a mortgage broker and have them explain their costs to you. It will depend on the property you are purchasing as well. As you are from overseas, there may be other factors involved.... more