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jeffrey s weeks asked:
A few minutes ago
Solomon Greene answered:
Where do I start? You need to know, among many other things, about pricing in the area. It is one of the main reasons why sellers attempt to go it alone versus hiring an agent. You need to know the most recent selling prices of other similar properties nearby so that you make the right offer. You need to make offers that are otherwise customary for Metro Atlanta.

You need to know if the condition of the property will meet loan requirements if you're using a mortgage and if the seller will address repairs in some way, particularly those required by the lender.

You need to know if the one who is selling the property has the full right to do so.

There's much more that you need to know about buying FSBOs, but that is the reason why you need your own representation. In many cases, the seller will pay your agent to be involved in the transaction and protect you. But going it alone could lead to serious trouble, both now and in the future.

Good luck.
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A few hours ago
Bulldogz442 answered:
I POST THE STORY ABOUT THE OLD FOLKS AND IT IS SCRAMBLED WOW!
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A few hours ago
Dionne Pope answered:
Information is general as I do not have access to all of the documents and details of this escrow. The following is a courtesy to clarify a couple of items you have provided.
NOTE: Closings (recordings) do not occur on a weekend or holiday so what was discussed for your Close Of Escrow with your realtor.. 7/29/17 is a Saturday.
You have two options:
"AsK" them to pay the $100 per day. They can say no.
OR
Present them with a notice to perform. A CA Residential Purchase Agreement defaults to 48 hour Notice to Preform. This option is for the Seller, should a buyer not be abiding by the agreement. Generally you deliver a Notice to Preform within a few days prior to the due date. In this case, using your /29/17, you would present it on the 27th.
After the 48 hours you can either cancel the contract and start all over or do nothing.
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A few hours ago
Kathy Burgreen answered:
Not as long as it will take you to fix your credit score to above 620. How much did your credit score go down?
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Yesterday at 8:42pm
Sgilven asked:
If I have a new property built for a total cost of 260,000 dollars but I am appraised for 300,000 dollars does the difference of 40,000 go towards the down payment of the home? In addition…
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Yesterday at 8:40pm
Kathy Burgreen answered:
You are too early to be looking for rentals starting Sept. 20th. Rentals in NYC are rented within 5 min. to 1 week. Therefore start looking mid - late August for a rental. As for broker fees, most charge a fee but some don't. You need to look hard for brokers that don't charge a fee. ... more
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Yesterday at 8:35pm
Moremaitake asked:
How should I sell it? Would an agent who sells homes be useful, given the only reason to show the house is for the buyer to estimate removal costs?
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Yesterday at 8:34pm
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Yesterday at 7:23pm
Kathy Burgreen answered:
Is your buyer just buying the mobile home OR the mobile home + the land? The difference is mobile homes are "personal property" - not real estate. No lender will finance a mobile home by itself because it's not real estate. Your buyer needs to pay 100% cash.
If your buyer is also buying the land underneath, then the lender will finance the land portion only - not the mobile home.
If the mobile home is PERMANENTLY attached to the land underneath, then lenders will finance both. You stated the home is not attached, so forget the financing.
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Yesterday at 7:09pm
Jeff Banker asked:
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Yesterday at 7:03pm
Kathy Burgreen answered:
Yes there are hundreds of co-op and condo units on high floors with views of the East River, Hudson River and New York Bay. This includes Queens (East River), Brooklyn (East River and New York Bay), Bronx (Hudson River), Manhattan (East River and Hudson River).

More important is what is your budget and how many bedrooms do you need? A typical 1 bedroom co-op on a high floor with water views sells from $400,000. (the Bronx) to as much as $700,000. (Manhattan). A 2 bedroom 2 bath co-op will sell for $700,000. (the Bronx) to as much as $2 million (Manhattan)

A 1 bedroom condo on a high floor with water views sells for $600,000. (the Bronx) to as much as $1 million (Manhattan). A 2 bedroom 2 bath condo will sell for $1 million (the Bronx) to as much as $20 million (Manhattan).

If you don't have this kind of budget, you need to forget the high floor and water views and focus on buying a co-op or condo that you can afford even if it's on a low floor and no water views.
Another option is to skip NYC and buy in the suburbs. You need to look in Westchester County (Hudson River) or Nassau County (Long Island Sound and Atlantic Ocean). Co-op and condo buildings are MUCH cheaper and you still get water views. Beware that buildings are much shorter (typically 3 - 6 floors) so don't expect to find skyscrapers. You can buy a 2 bedroom 2 bath co-op along the Hudson River for $300 - 400,000.
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Yesterday at 6:57pm
JP85 asked:
the monthly mortgage. He is about to be 2 month past due. I can not afford to pay that home and my current home. He has since moved out of that house. Is there anything I can do to take…
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Yesterday at 6:56pm
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Gerardpacini asked:
Have multiple homes saved as favorites and when we visit the area it would be nice to have a map showing where the homes are. Is it possible to print a map that shows our favorites?
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Yesterday at 6:43pm
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