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Home Buying in 10305 : Real Estate Advice

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Mon Nov 14, 2016
Fordgraham127 answered:
Invaluable suggestions - I am thankful for the information - Does anyone know where I might be able to locate a template NJ CN 10148 copy to use ?
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Thu Apr 7, 2016
Kathy Burgreen answered:
I'm a FORMER realtor and in my opinion the two replies below stink. You need to realize that Sally Grenier is pushing you to buy because she is a realtor and her commission depends on people like you to purchase homes. The reply from US Mortgage in Plano, TX doesn't tell you that reverse mortgages have a catch and is not ideal for everybody.

Honestly, the half truths... So truthfully, do NOT rush into buying anything. Weigh the costs carefully between paying rent, utilities and your other monthly expenses (food, transportation, etc.) and what it would cost you for HOA fees, property taxes, utilities, food, etc. and whether or not you will have a mortgage. Your age should not be the determining factor. Your monthly budget and/or annual expenses + when * how frequent you will use the condo should be the determining factors.

By the way, don't ever listen to agents who tell you that renting is throwing money away. Obviously an agent from Colorado has no clue about the high cost of housing in NYC.
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Fri Mar 20, 2015
Anna M Brocco answered:
Has your attorney discussed the issues with their attorney...
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Sun Mar 9, 2014
Fred Herman answered:
Yes, but you'll need an EZ pass. Why are you making a distinction for homes "close to the vz bridge?"
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Sat Jan 18, 2014
Deborah Bracco answered:
I just closed on a short sale that took about 9 mos. including bank approval, appraisal, buyers mortgage approval etc., I worked with someone who is an expert in short sales and it wasn't a simple one..had its share of problems etc., yet successful. Call me at 718 619 5701, maybe we can help you! ... more
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Wed Feb 2, 2011
John Reagan answered:
Hello Nplh1, didn't the first 7 answers advise the use of an attorney?, I feel compelled to comment on Beatrice's answer; your answer is repetitive so why do it? you did not even put forth the effort to spell out the word Medicaid. It seems you just want some face time on this site, but you don't offer anything of value. Sad, very sad! ... more
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Thu Sep 16, 2010
Trudy Lia answered:
Thanks everyone for your replies -- unfortunately, since this is new construction, I'm also stuck with the transfer tax, and since it has no tax abatement, I'm sure I'll see little to next to nothing after you deduct the mortgage tax, transfer tax, and property tax for the first 2-3 years. It feels like a game of government monte here, where one hand gives you this (which is your own money back) and another takes it. BTW, even renting I could write off charitable donations I made. ... more
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Wed Sep 3, 2008
Robert Fine answered:
When buying a foreclosed home in Staten Island the buyer pays the Transfer Taxes, which is approximately 2%. In addition you will buy the home in an As Is condition without warranties. If you buy at auction you need to pay 10% cashiers check within minutes. Many foreclosed homes are already listed in MLS, so seek out a local Realtor.
Robert Fine
Lic. RE Salesperson
e-Pro; AHWD
V.I.P. Real Estate, Inc. 718-967-2600
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Wed Jun 4, 2008
Jerome Willis answered:
If you hire me as a buyers agent, after giving you all the information that is needed, then I could tell you what you could offer. I am a CBR, a certified buyer representative. I believe you are asking about a house on Burgher Avenue, I would be willing to show you other homes also. ... more
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