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Ron Thomas, Real Estate Pro in Fresno, CA
Ron Thomas answered:
My husband and I bought a car ....almost four mos ago and we are contemplating on buying a condo will that effect our. Chances of buying
It might be affected if you haven't made the last 4 payments!
Seriously, it will effect your DEBT/INCOME ratio.
0 votes Share Flag Wed Nov 21, 2012 Home Buying in Jersey City
Mack McCoy, Real Estate Pro in Seattle, WA
Mack McCoy answered:
Is it required by law in NJ to have a licensed real estate agent representing the buyer?
No, of course not.

Forgive us for not congratulating you on "finding the listing yourself," given that listing agents and brokers have invested incredible sums of money with the goal ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri May 24, 2013 Home Buying in 07302
Kate, Other/Just Looking in Jersey City, NJ
Kate answered:
Our broker has his 2bdrm/2bathrm condo on the market. Our homes are nearly identical. Could there be an issue here??
I should add that our condos are in the same development.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Nov 20, 2012 Home Selling in Jersey City
Suzanna Wood…, Real Estate Pro in Howard County, MD
Suzanna Woodhead answered:
Can you negotiate commissions with a broker? We wanted to offer a higher % to incentivize a higher sale. Just not sure if this is appropriate.
Yes commissions can be negotiated with the broker. You are wise to offer a higher commission.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Nov 12, 2013 Home Selling in 07302
De Vonte Wil…, Real Estate Pro in Plainview, NY
De Vonte Williamson answered:
Does anyone know or have worked with anyone who has had a 203k FHA loan lender near the Detroit Area? If so can you please let me know. Thanks!
Hello. You should consider getting in contact with a local Mortgage Broker/Loan Officer who could assist you. They will listen to your needs, and explain your financing options.

I ho ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Nov 17, 2012 Financing in 07306
Diane Maxon, Real Estate Pro in Jersey City, NJ
Diane Maxon answered:
How can I find any information on areas in Jersey City (outside of downtown) were also flooded due to Sandy?
I think the best option might be to call the local Red Cross or Jersey City Office of Emergency Management. They should be able to help you.

If you are looking for a real estate age ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Nov 17, 2012 Home Buying in Jersey City
Helene  Jean…, Real Estate Pro in Morristown, NJ
Helene Jeanette answered:
Live accross the street from a piece of land which will soon be a school. Will living so close to a school increase or decrease my property value?
Depends upon the buyer but a Pre-school/ elem would likely be a plus for some . I wouldn't see it as a drawback excepting for traffic flow. This is definitely a "beauty is in the eye ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Nov 12, 2013 Home Buying in 07307
Victor D. Re…, Real Estate Pro in Jersey City, NJ
Victor D. Rezabala answered:
need some direction
Well that budget can get you a pretty nice place in the right area. If you'd like give me a call 917.209.9391.

We can discuss if your looking for a condo or multi family dwelli ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Nov 16, 2012 Home Buying in 07302
Amos Elroy, Real Estate Pro in Hoboken, NJ
Amos Elroy answered:
The Gold Coast within easy walking distance to a grocery store AND pharmacy as I am disabled. I commute into the city to see doctors
Jersey City downtown has a lot more newer development than West New York, so a lot more of it is likely to be ADA compliant, however you should consider also the fact that parts of down ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Dec 27, 2012 Rentals in Jersey City
Kenneth Verb…, Real Estate Pro in Princeton, NJ
Kenneth Verbeyst answered:
Good time to buy multi family home? How much cud I expect 2 get 4 rent for a 2/3 br apt? Is saftey an issue for someone who minds their business?
at the right price its a great time to buy any property. safety is always a concern but is reflected both in the rents you can receive as well as the price you pay. If you are new to be ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Dec 16, 2012 Home Buying in 07304
Ron Thomas, Real Estate Pro in Fresno, CA
Ron Thomas answered:
I have a buyer/agency contract in Grand Rapids, MI. Do I have to pay a fee if I find and purchase fsbo on my own?
Did you think that FINDING a house is the most important step in the process?
There is always another house for sale.
0 votes Share Flag Thu Nov 8, 2012 Home Buying in 07302
Jacques Ambr…, Real Estate Pro in 11375
Jacques Ambron, CRB CBR SFR answered:
Hi! I'm returning to the US in early 2013 after 20 yrs in Australia. I have a strong credit rating here, but do not have a US credit rating.
An income would be a good start, but if you can establish some credit here then it would go a long way. If not you may be required to give additional security deposits. See if you can ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Feb 3, 2013 Rentals in Jersey City
Jim Olive, Real Estate Pro in Key West, FL
Jim Olive answered:
Are buyers really supposed to expect a "good deal" with short sales?
This sounds very much like the short sale deal I closed last year. Bank closed it several times. Bank "countered" at prices WELL above asking price. Lots of goofy stuff. But, 10 mon ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jan 6, 2013 Home Buying in 07310
Victor D. Re…, Real Estate Pro in Jersey City, NJ
Victor D. Rezabala answered:
who pays the rental commission?
Hello Kimokc

Sometimes it varies. Some landlord pay the commission for renting their apartments but mainly the tenant that is going to be moving in pays the rental commission. If you ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Oct 28, 2012 Home Buying in Jersey City
Victor D. Re…, Real Estate Pro in Jersey City, NJ
Victor D. Rezabala answered:
I am looking for 1-2 bedroom in jersey city heights.. I have a small maltese 7 pounds. I am looking to pay 1200-1700.
Hello Alton

I have 100 of possible apartments to show you on and off the MLS and some that don't require you to pay the realtor fee. Give me a call when you'd like 917.209. ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Dec 24, 2012 Rentals in Jersey City
Diane Maxon, Real Estate Pro in Jersey City, NJ
Diane Maxon answered:
Is there any parking spot in apartment?
It appears that this apartment is no longer available for sale, but is for rent only. If you are interested in purchasing, I can see if that would still be a possibility. Parking is a ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Nov 3, 2012 Market Conditions in Exchange Place North
James Folise, Real Estate Pro in Jersey City, NJ
James Folise answered:
Planning to buy home waterfronr building in newport area ...need to be walking distance from newport station, front desk .Views needed
Hi Vick,
I'll be happy to help you find the best place for you.
My office is located in Downtown Jersey at 120 Newark Ave.
Call me so we can start looking for your new place.
James ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Oct 23, 2012 Home Buying in Jersey City
Janet M. Nat…, Real Estate Pro in Baldwin, NY
Janet M. Nation answered:
Bought a home and now want to sell after only 2 years.
Well it sounds like Anthony you have no choice about selling unless you can rent your home and don't mind the responsibilities of being a landlord out of state.

Unless you purchased ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Nov 20, 2012 Home Selling in Jersey City
Andrew Tisel…, Real Estate Pro in 07024
Andrew Tisellano, Broker/Assoc answered:
How can you find out what the Utilities would run in an apt. that says No Utilities Included? Trying to work within a budget & this seems open ended.
you can contact PSEG the utility company and ask for a history of usage.
0 votes Share Flag Fri Oct 19, 2012 Rentals in Jersey City
Christopher…, Real Estate Pro in 10591
Christopher Pagli - ABR, GREEN answered:
Do I need a termite inspection?
Hi, I always recommend getting it done for peace of mind. It's typically part of the inspection and they give you a receipt showing it's either free of termites or has termites. You c ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Oct 19, 2012 Home Buying in Jersey City
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