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Fri Feb 26, 2016
Tony Grech answered:
Fri Sep 18, 2015
Malgorzata Ringston answered:
Agents often change pictures to refresh the listing , also maybe your link was redirected to other website.
If you need help I'm here one click away.
Best Regard
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Wed Jul 16, 2014
Steve Quintana answered:
Determining the seller's authority to sell involves an investigation and a risk that most people handle with the purchase of title insurance. This transfers the risk of an unauthorized sale to the insurance company.

Another way to figure this out is to ask the seller to produce documents showing their authority to sell, which is not all that unreasonable, but which will simply duplicate what the title insurance company's work.

If you have a doubt based in fact, as opposed to being mere curious, ask your broker to document the seller's bona fides before you put your money down.
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Mon Mar 10, 2014
Javier Meneses answered:
There really are not too many lenders who have this loan program available. If they do, it's a 80/10/10 loan, were you'll need a 10% down-payment and borrow 80% on one loan and the 10% on a second loan. Good luck. IF MY RESPONSE WAS HELPFUL, CONSIDER CLICKING BEST ANSWER! • Javier Meneses Senior • Loan Officer • NMLS #23130 • STERLING NATIONAL BANK • 290 Broad Hollow Road, Suite 402E • Melville, NY 11747 • jmeneses@snb.com • (516) 606-9648 Cell • (631) 659-2011 Office • (516) 918-5383 Fax ... more
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Sun Feb 16, 2014
Elaine Patterson answered:
Typically, no the seller will not pay your closing costs. As the other agents have said, they may though agree to a seller's concession, but the greatest risk is if their home does not appraise at the higher value. Most sellers and their attorneys will allow it, with a clause in the contract that states if the home does not appraise including the concession, the buyer must be able to pay for their closing costs and move forward w the transaction. This way it's a win win for all and the deal stays together. I have negotiated this many times.
Call me anytime for your real estate needs.
Elaine Patterson, LBA
516-343-9133
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Thu Feb 13, 2014
Thomas Brady answered:
Hi Joe, Javier is an expert in the field, I'd suggest contacting him.
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Wed Oct 30, 2013
Nick Vittorio answered:
21 Martin Street in Massapequa is a Short Sale. Sometimes they can be in Contract for 6 months or more before the bank will approve the sale. It can also depend on the quality and competency of the Sellers Attorney in dealing with the bank. ... more
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Wed Oct 30, 2013
Nick Vittorio answered:
The Homeowner should File a Tax Grievance to contest his tax assessment.
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Wed Oct 16, 2013
Ira Freireich answered:
The listing agent owes his/her client 100% loyalty. If you ask them a question, the answer should be what the seller wants you to hear. As a buyer, is that what you want?
That may also be the case if the agent you are working with is also working as a seller's agent.
Agents are supposed to identify who they are working with "at first substantive contact" with the consumer. The form is the Agency Disclosure Form. As a buyer this is a very important document that you should save.
Is your agent working for you? Have they checked the boxes stating that they are "acting in the interest of the" "Buyer as a" "Buyer's agent"? If not, they are stating, up front, that they are not acting in your best interest.
There are agents that only represent buyers, Exclusive Buyer Agents.
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Sat Sep 28, 2013
Nick Vittorio answered:
Hi Isaac, feet above sea level is the actual number of feet above sea level a specific point of land is above the ocean.
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Sun Sep 15, 2013
Elaine Patterson answered:
Hi Lisa,

I grew in Massapequa SD#23 and have been raising my family here for the last 20 years, I'd be happy to help you. I have 12 current listings in Massapequa, Mass Park area. Feel free to call or email me at your earliest convenience. My office is located right in Massapequa Park. You are welcome to stop by any time. Check out my website below.

Elaine Patterson
516-343-9133
Licensed Associate Broker
Douglas Elliman Rel Esate
5066 Sunrise Highway
Massapequa Park, NY 11762
www.elliman.com/epatterson
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Wed May 15, 2013
Maurice Eason answered:
Good question:

Yes, The seller can still show the house until the contract is fully executed (signed by both parties).

Maurice Eason
Licensed RE Salesperson
Exit Realty Premier

(516) 443-3382
www.exitrealty.com/4MinuteMillion
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Sat May 4, 2013
Michael Lucher answered:
SEE THE ZILLOW ESTIMATE OR THE REAL ESTATE SHOULD PAY FOR THE SERVICES OF A PROFESSIONAL APPRASER AND GIVE THE REPORT TO THE OWNER.
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Sat Sep 1, 2012
Anna M Brocco answered:
Your attorney can better advise consider a consultation; generally there are no set standards of time.
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Fri Apr 27, 2012
Kevin Trager answered:
No one can answer that question with all the variables involved. Home ownership has always been one of the best long term investments possible.
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Fri Apr 27, 2012
Kevin Trager answered:
Close as soon as possible, when all documents are completed and the bank gives final approval.
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Fri Apr 27, 2012
Kevin Trager answered:
You should look at the homes location to see if they are right for you. Technically they are in Amityville.
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Sun Jan 16, 2011
Thomas J. Ryan answered:
If I understand your question correctly, convert your calculation to a decimal.
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Sat Jan 1, 2011
Elizabeth Sotomayor answered:
My office is in Massapequa and the Massapequas consists of all these areas: Bar Harbor, Biltmore Shore, Biltmore Shores, E. Massapequa, Harbor Green, Harbor Green Est, Massapequa, Massapequa Park, Massapequa Shores, Nassau Shores, Old Harbor Green. Please call Elie at C21 Prevete at 917-414-5971 or email her at sotomayormax007@aol.com directly in order to be able to service your real estate inquiries.. Have a prosperous and healthy New Year. Looking forwared to hearing from you soon. Sincerely, Elie Sotomayor ... more
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Thu Jan 7, 2010
Joseph Washick answered:
No, No, No, they will not extend the tax credit past April. Why should they? Sales will begin to pick up this Spring. Once buyers come out of the woodwork they may need a fire extinguisher to hose them back. Prices have NEVER come down so much in the history of the country. Mortgage rates are also historically low. Many of the foreclosed homeowners need a place to live. If they do not have the credit to buy then other family members will step up. It will be interesting to see all of this unwinding as those bitten by the Recession start to help fuel our home sales recovery. That is my opinion anyway. I've been wrong before... yep, me, Joe Washick, WRONGO before and I'll be WRONGO again. Still, many years of decline AT SOME POINT IN TIME will begin to turn around. After all, 5 bad years is equivalent to 5% of an extraordinarily long lifetime. This Recession will go in the record books but another housing stimulus will not be necessary. THERE MAY BE ONE CAVEAT I'd like to mention. If foreclosures by record numbers still enter the market and unemployment continues growing then, in late April, ask again and we'll see if even my answer remains the same. (smile) ... more
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