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Rmmegreg asked:
10 days prior to 1st month, no deposit has been paid. As landlord am I obligated to still rent the property or is the contract void.
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Fcoya asked:
It would be great if you made it a little easier, on your website, to find how to change the information on what I am looking for. Please let me know how I can change my preferences
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Kelly Guiles asked:
My husband is going to move down first to get everything settled and find a job. What would the bank require to approve me for the morgage.
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Josephine Wang answered:
I have one bedroom plus one den apartment in Roscoe Village, $1250 per month, pet friendly.

my cell number 312 7213953
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Kathy Burgreen answered:
You have to be at least 18 yrs. old to sign documents. If you're not 18 yrs. yet, you will need a co-signer or somebody who can sign on your behalf.
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Twana Summers asked:
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Kathy Burgreen answered:
It will be easier if you start on Zillow.com first. Zillow and Trulia are the same company, so any changes on Zillow will sync to Trulia within 1 - 2 days.
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Kathy Burgreen answered:
Was your deed or title recorded properly with the county? When a home sale is recorded with the county, the new owner's name will appear on the tax bill. Verify with the county tax assessor's office whose name is recorded and what information they have. You need to get this corrected. You can also have the Title company do this for you but if you do it, it's free. ... more
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Kathy Burgreen answered:
Your home is listed for sale with Daniel Neiditch from River 2 River Realty. You need to contact him to cancel the For Sale listing. Trulia cannot cancel this.
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Ahodge1022 answered:
Where is the location I can shop for on a USDA loan in Spartanburg sc?
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Kathy Burgreen answered:
There are no "up and coming neighborhoods" in Nassau County. Nassau County is an old well established suburb of New York City and is very family oriented. What separates one town from the next and accounts for different housing prices are the local public school districts. Unlike NYC, residents in Nassau County are able to attend the schools within their town. Some school districts are much better than others and will have much higher home prices because of the high quality of schools. School districts that are much worse in quality will have much cheaper housing prices.

What do you consider affordable? Have you contacted a lender for a pre approval? Realtors will not show you any homes until you give them a copy of your pre approval or show proof of funds. This is for the realtor's safety as well as proving to sellers that only financially qualified buyers can visit their homes.

Now for a list of towns / neighborhoods that are "affordable with good schools":
University Gardens (south of Great Neck), Manorhaven (within Port Washington), Flower Hill, Munsey Park, Glen Cove, New Hyde Park, Valley Stream, Hicksville, East Meadow, Merrick, Massapequa, All of these have average - good schools and reasonable housing prices.
The top rated school districts (Great Neck, Manhasset, Roslyn, Garden City, Hewlett / Cedearhurst / Lawrence) all have very expensive housing prices.

Finally, you need to factor in high property taxes. I grew up in Port Washington and it's a great suburb for families but it's not ideal for singles or young couples without kids. Commuting to Manhattan is a breeze with easy access to the LIRR (Long Island Railroad) except for days when it's a snowstorm or they are on strike.

I've lived in Westchester County most of my adult life and it's very similar to Nassau County. The only difference is Nassau has the beaches and Westchester has more green spaces (meaning the northern part feels like the countryside)
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Thomas asked:
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Rosa Hooks asked:
I am now looking in Paulding County, Georgia
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Kathy Burgreen answered:
If your brother needs financing from a lender, he needs to know that lenders will contact to verify employment and income the day of closing or the day before. Therefore, if your brother is getting laid off, his employer will tell the truth to his lender. The lender will cancel the loan and refuse to finance the home. When your brother has a new job, then he can apply for a loan. ... more
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K5577y asked:
We're a family with two kids (1 and 3 y.o.) currently live in Trabuco Canyon.
I work from home and my wife commute to Irvine for her job.
We want to sell the house and buy smth new,…
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Kathy Burgreen answered:
These days realtors are adding clauses in the Buyers Agreement that states: you (the buyer) will pay your realtor a fee whether you buy a home or not. Briefly, realtors want buyers to pay for their time, gas, etc. Years ago, it used to be free because a realtor expected to be paid by the seller when the home closed. The issue is with all the advances in technology, sellers are selling their home by themselves which cuts out realtors. Further, sellers are getting aggressive in negotiating commission fees, so instead of paying what used to be the "standard" 6%, sellers are now asking 4 or 5% and requesting that the buyer pay the difference.

Nobody can give you an accurate answer because we cannot see the agreement you signed. I would advise you to read it very carefully.
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