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Home Buying in Monroe County : Real Estate Advice

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Tue Apr 4, 2017
Cadillac162003 asked:
Back where Im from in the tug hill region, the taxes are half what they are here, and Houses actually come with land there.
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Sun Feb 12, 2017
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Sun Feb 12, 2017
Joshua and Sasha Fralick asked:
We are interested in new construction "gated" communities, such as Wilshire Hill, in Pittsford but are wondering if there are any with a clubhouse, pool, and/or fitness center.…
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Tue Jan 10, 2017
manecut1 answered:
You can always look at local sales in the area of the home you are selling. Look at the same type of homes and size also the amount of bedrooms and baths. Total up the selling prices and divide by the number of homes and that will give you an average sale price. This is what the realtors do. Nothing complicated to it. ... more
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Mon Dec 12, 2016
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Thu Nov 3, 2016
Cheryl Cooper asked:
Do I wait 4 yrs after bankruptcy to be able to buy a house or is it now an additional 4 yrs after the closing from the short sale? I live in Roch. NY
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Sun Aug 28, 2016
Mrsshantegriffin asked:
My husband and I have recently relocated from South Carolina back to our home town of Rochester NY. With all well intentions we managed to "find" a rent to own(on craigslist) that…
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Thu Jul 28, 2016
Dan Michalko asked:
Redfin is light years ahead of your ad bloated slow to respond piece of crap you call an application. I have not used Trulia in over a year and doubt if i'll ever be back.
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Thu Jun 23, 2016
Paul answered:
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Thu May 26, 2016
Judgej27 asked:
I did own a house for about 9yrs. Then it eeny into foreclosure due to a layoff. The economy
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Thu May 19, 2016
MCM_STL answered:
It really depends how much debt you have relative to your income and to your credit limit. Ideally, yes you want those paid off. Why would you want to take on a six figure loan when you're paying double-digit interest on credit card debt? Besides, your credit score will reward you nicely if you can get to a point where you use and fully pay your credit cards every single month. ... more
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Thu May 19, 2016
Grandma5207 asked:
I have credit cards with balances need to be paid off..
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Thu Apr 28, 2016
Alysse Musgrave answered:
You are bound by the terms of the contract you signed. Did you have a financing contingency? Review your contract with your agent or lawyer.

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Thu Apr 28, 2016
Bryana asked:
We got our offer accepted, our mortgage accepted. But money issues came up where we won't be able to afford the monthly cost of the home. We haven't sent in any paper work after…
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Sat Mar 26, 2016
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Fri Mar 25, 2016
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Sun Mar 13, 2016
Tony Grech answered:
You should ask the seller to cover some of your closing costs. FHA permits them to pay up to 6% of the purchase price towards your closing costs and prepaid items like taxes and insurance (but not down payment) ... more
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Thu Feb 25, 2016
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Thu Feb 18, 2016
Tony Grech answered:
For mortgages that are assumable, the person assuming the mortgage must be able to qualify for that loan. That means a review of income, assets, AND credit. You'll need to meet the lender's credit requirements just like if you were getting your own loan ... more
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Fri Feb 5, 2016
MCM_STL answered:
I really only like the app for searching for real estate and it does allow for district-based searches.
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