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Mary Petti, Real Estate Pro in Edison, NJ
Mary Petti answered:
Is it more difficult to purchase a townhouse/condo versus a single family home?
Thank you :) I know how to unfollow and will do that. Just thought since the original tread was sooo long and had so many answers it didn't need to be rehashed again.
0 votes Share Flag Mon Nov 4, 2013 Home Selling in 07202
Darwin Brito, Home Buyer in Bayonne, NJ
Darwin Brito answered:
can someone with a 597 credit and a 21k income buy a home in elizabeth?
It's very possible to get a house with your credit score; however the interest will most likely be a slightly higher.
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jan 18, 2013 Home Buying in 07202
Sergio Herna…,  in Naples, FL
Sergio Hernandez answered:
I have a 2 bd/2br condo I need to sell it, how should I start this process, how much should I expect to pay in realtors fees/closing process
Ask family and friends to recommend some Realtors. Ask them why they recommend the Realtors and if they would use them again. Once you have a few names and numbers, schedule some appo ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Nov 16, 2011 Home Selling in 07202
Jose Nunes, Real Estate Pro in Elizabeth, NJ
Jose Nunes answered:
we recently purchased a home in elizabeth and 2 weeks after moving in discovered a problem with the sewer and
Did you have a home inspection done ?
If so, did it make any issues of the plumbing ?

Another idea is, did you have any sheetrock work done in the house after closing ?
If so, I ha ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Nov 15, 2011 Home Selling in 07202
Debra (Debbi…, Real Estate Pro in Livingston, NJ
Debra (Debbie) Rose answered:
David - that's not how it is done in our part of NJ - we use attorneys not title companies for closings......either the seller's attorney or the selling agent 's broker ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue May 31, 2011 Home Buying in 07202
Gina Chirico, Real Estate Pro in Fairfield, NJ
Gina Chirico answered:
i am the buyer and my attorney is advising me that the lender on the sellers part is requesting documents from the seller and is being stonewalled
As stated below, short sales can be very complex. As far as your actual question "Am I in the clear to look for another agent since the contract will be void", for starters, ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Apr 8, 2011 Home Buying in 07202
John Ribeiro,…,  in Avenel, NJ
John Ribeiro, Gri answered:
if i am finding out everything through my lawyer and not my agent can i replace and not have to pay her if my contract goes through
If the agent does not have a prior relationship with the attorney, then yes it is hard for an agent to get information, especially if the attorney has no office staff this makes ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Apr 7, 2011 Home Buying in 07202
John Ribeiro,…,  in Avenel, NJ
John Ribeiro, Gri answered:
if i placed a bid and the sellers accepted but i am still waiting on the bank for approval ie short sale can i view the house again plcd bid on feb 22
You are in a short sale situation, the bank has to give final approval, during this time if you have not heard back from the lien holder, (bank), and you decide to cancel the contract, ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Apr 7, 2011 Home Buying in 07202
Marie Souza…, Real Estate Pro in Centerville, MA
Marie Souza Team answered:
under what conditions can i request my deposit back waiting on a short sale already 1-1/2 months
Contact your Real Estate Agent directly. They can help you withdraw the offer if you don't in fact have a signed agreement. Short Sales take a long time to go through. If it's ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Apr 7, 2011 Home Buying in 07202
Nelson Jaram…, Real Estate Pro in Dunellen, NJ
Nelson Jaramillo answered:
Im looking a condo or townhome but i can only affod about $25,000. Is it realistic to find one in the market for this price if its being shortsaled?
How much do you have for down-payment? Getting a loan for $25K is going to be tough. Contact NJ-HMFA for downpayment assistant.
0 votes Share Flag Mon Nov 8, 2010 Home Buying in 07202
Jack Vollenb…, Real Estate Pro in Flemington, NJ
Jack Vollenberg answered:
My boyfriend and I are planning to move from Queens to NJ. We love the Hamilton Park area in Jersey City but
Home buying is a very personal experience where one size certainly does not fit all. I'm intimately familiar with both Jersey City and Elizabeth and both are larger cities in NJ that ha ... more
1 vote Share Flag Tue Aug 5, 2008 Home Buying in 07202
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