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Gail Gladsto…, Real Estate Pro in 11743
Gail Gladstone answered:
Hi, I am looking for a two family house with a backyard and parking space. For around 500,000 to 650,000 Dollars.
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0 votes Share Flag Wed Jun 5, 2013 Home Buying in Queens
Arleen Rojas, Real Estate Pro in New York
Arleen Rojas answered:
Hi, I am looking for a two bedroom apartment in Howard Beach. Thank You!
What is your budget and when are you looking to move by?
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 17, 2013 Home Buying in Old Howard Beach
Terry Koraha…, Real Estate Pro in 11358
Terry Korahais answered:
I live in a 6 story building in jackson heights. I need to know if it's FHA approved. Who do I call ?
Hi Dave, You should call the management office
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jun 3, 2013 Home Buying in Jackson Heights
Anna Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Nassau County, NY
Anna Brocco answered:
I am looking into purchasing in Glendale, Queens. My two options are a 1400 sq ft one bedroom/2 bath condo with gated parking, small gym, roof space,
It's really all a matter of personal preferences, therefore purchase the property that you'll enjoy the most and know you'll be happiest calling it your home....
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 17, 2013 Home Buying in Queens
Arlene Conti, Real Estate Pro in Queens, NY
Arlene Conti answered:
I saw this listing newyork.condo.com/Condo_HOWARD-BEACH_11414_8440-153rd-Ave_41365392 The lowest ones go for $31,941 Is this a joke or short sale?
8440 153 Ave is now off the market. The asking price was $195,000. I know of Nothing for $31,941. If you are looking for a co-op/condo, please call me at 917-836-4559 for more inform ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 9, 2013 Home Buying in Lindenwood
Anna Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Nassau County, NY
Anna Brocco answered:
Looking for a 2 family home around woodside, elmhurst, or jackson heights. pretty much something along the 7 train or R or N
Why not simply consider working with an agent of your own; for available area properties check www.mlsli.com. Be aware that a mortgage pre-approval letter is required in order to determ ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 17, 2013 Home Buying in Queens
Romania Rynar, Real Estate Pro in 11361
Romania Rynar answered:
how much maintainence charge,how much need yearly income?
Property 88-25 155 Ave Co-op maintenance is $899.00 which included water, Gas,Electricity, Taxes
a proper income to cover your Mortgage,Maintenance, and Living expenses.
0 votes Share Flag Sat Apr 6, 2013 Home Buying in Lindenwood
Javier Menes…, Real Estate Pro in Farmingdale, NY
Javier Meneses answered:
Are there any grants out there for me...a first time homeowner?
Well the grants that are available for first time homebuyers, are for those who are purchasing a primary residence. If you're looking to purchase an investment property, no grants ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Oct 9, 2013 Home Buying in Queens
Alex Lavrenov, Real Estate Pro in Long Island City, NY
Alex Lavrenov answered:
Just went to see a house that was built in 1919 and it needs lots of updating/ reno. Anyone know a resonable priced contractor ? I need the best !
I would just look up local contractors on yelp or Angie's list, get people's feedback, also keep in mind it's better to pay a little more for quality work.
0 votes Share Flag Thu Apr 4, 2013 Home Buying in Queens
Anna Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Nassau County, NY
Anna Brocco answered:
What happens after you get an offer accepted by the seller? I need a break down of the process and how long it takes to finally move in thks!
This question can best be answered by your agent, and or your attorney, consider a consultation. Keep in mind that without an executed contract, signed by all parties, and deposit money ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Apr 4, 2013 Home Buying in Queens
Anna Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Nassau County, NY
Anna Brocco answered:
how can you get rid of a squatter after regular tenant leaves?
Consult with an attorney, he/she can better advise....
0 votes Share Flag Thu Apr 4, 2013 Home Buying in Queens
Simon Campbe…, Real Estate Pro in Miami Beach, FL
Simon Campbell answered:
Do you think a board will approve me?
Your income and savings more than shows you are financially able to purchase a property at $110k. As long as you are not a serial rapist or have other convictions against you, I do not ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 9, 2013 Home Buying in Queens
Irina Karan, Real Estate Pro in 33160
Irina Karan answered:
If the seller is paying the sellers concession how come the amount that's paid is added on to the loan or mortgage of the house for the buyer to pay?
There are different ways of going about it.

Seller contribution can be put on top and included in the purchase price - in this case
the seller does not loose any money by contributi ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 2, 2013 Home Buying in Queens
Marge Bennett, Real Estate Pro in Fort Myers, FL
Marge Bennett answered:
Which one is better as a first time home buyer is that a coop, condo or single family home
I would think about your family and your lifestyle. Do you have the time to take care (or the money to pay for someone else to)of the exterior and yardwork that comes with a single fami ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 2, 2013 Home Buying in Corona
Mark Fisher-…, Real Estate Pro in New York, NY
Mark Fisher-Mortg Lender answered:
If I am getting a sellers concession when do I pay the lawyer, engineer, inspector etc?
You pay the inspector and engineer upfront when they complete the inspection. You pay your attorney at closing and you pay your homeowners insurance 1 year upfront right before closing.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 2, 2013 Home Buying in Queens
Anu Dutta, Real Estate Pro in 11105
Anu Dutta answered:
First time home buyer looking to buy in Queens, NY for Jan 2014.
You may call our office , we will be more than happy to discuss your options, 646-606-2366
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 24, 2013 Home Buying in Queens
dragan vukad…, Home Owner in Tustin, CA
dragan vukadinovic answered:
Douglaston is mentioned, but in fact it is Glen Oaks!
Hi Paresh! Carol here at Trulia. Thank you for identifying the neighborhood on this listing. The list of neighborhoods in our system is provided by a third party, and we update this ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat May 18, 2013 Home Buying in Douglaston Little Neck
Gail Gladsto…, Real Estate Pro in 11743
Gail Gladstone answered:
First time Home buyer
Hi there-

It is great that you went ahead and got yourself pre-approved.

I am assuming that the $70,000 purchase price difference is due to taxes as they do tend to be higher

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0 votes Share Flag Thu Mar 28, 2013 Home Buying in Queens
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