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10701 : Real Estate Advice

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Thu Nov 24, 2016
Kathy Burgreen answered:
Average days on market is available from the MLS system. However, you need a realtor to provide that information.
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Sun May 29, 2016
Scott Godzyk answered:
It depends what your listing contract states and what you negotiated before signing it. If you did not ask for a discount if finding a buyer, you may be paying the full commission.
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Wed Dec 2, 2015
Christopher Pagli answered:
Hi, I recommend having this conversation upfront with any agent you work with. Many agents cover multiple areas and counties and can still assist you. If you are looking within the same county most agents won't agree to work with you if there are multiple agents in the picture.

Christopher Pagli
Accredited Buyer Representative
William Raveis Legends Realty Group
Tarrytown, NY
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Sat Oct 10, 2015
Trevor Curran answered:
Good morning Cwford8,

Seller's concession are indeed common. Bottom line advice: finding the right real estate agent is hard work. One of your key deciding factors to screen out unacceptable agents should be this very question: Seller's concessions. Remember, the agent doesn't work for YOU; the agent works for the SELLER. So you are free to interview multiple agents until you find the right agent who understands not only your financing requirements, but has experience closing purchase transactions with similar financing options...and that includes knowing how to convince a Seller or their agent to accept your transaction with a Seller's concession.

Hope that helps!
Trevor Curran
NMLS #40140
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Mon Apr 27, 2015
dploves2sellhomes answered:
You can not pay a commission to a person that is not licensed. Commissions are paid to the Company not directly to a Salesperson.
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Tue May 27, 2014
Anna M Brocco answered:
For personalized answers, you really should be consulting with any licensed loan officer; he/she can better advise after your overall financials have been reviewed, all else is really speculation... ... more
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Sun Nov 10, 2013
Anna M Brocco answered:
See link for possible helpful information Also consider contacting management and ask...
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Sun Aug 18, 2013
Mark Fisher answered:
This is a unique situation but you are able to use who ever you want for your mortgage financing, but since he is the seller he has the power to accept or reject your offer.
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Tue Jul 2, 2013
Jennifer Zucco answered:
Though Ashburton Ave is not too far. It's almost a sandwich affect. It's up to you what you are filling for and price. That area is not looking like what you are looking for from your above description. ... more
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Tue Jul 2, 2013
Michael Dawkins answered:
I wanted to know the same thing and no one seems to be giving a honest answer.
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Sat Mar 16, 2013
Antonio Sanchez answered:

I am happy to tell you that our office is the number 1, yes number 1 office in the Bronx of houses sold in the Bronx, our expertise, commitment, dedication and professionalism lets us stand out from the rest. Feel free to give me a call if you have sometime so that i may sit with you and go over how i would be able to assist you in the sale of your home.

Antonio Sanchez
Exit Realty Search
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson
3928 E. Tremont Avenue
CELL: 347-320-0673
FAX:    347-202-4966


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Sun Dec 9, 2012
Robert Leahy answered:
you absolutely get what you pay..well maybe most of the time....list it and see ya at the closing..if you know what i mean.......
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Sun Dec 9, 2012
Jim Olive answered:
Some of the strongest "retirement" investments have included real estate, so using your "retirement" money is not necessarily a bad idea, as long as you've thought about all the angles (ie: do you plan to live in this new home when you retire, in which case it might not be the best plan, because you will want to get your equity back out to live on in retirement).

I'm not sure using tax-protected funds will really protect you from your lender either way (whether on your new home or your old). Probably the best bet is to stay put (if you can) and wait/hope for the value of the home to increase, which is what they all seem to be doing right now. Not sure how long (if ever) it will take, but one way or another you're going to have to pay the piper (whether it is with the credit ding of a short sale or the lender coming after you for the amount owed after the dust settles), and the best way to minimize that cost is to wait it out as long as you can.

If you can't stay put, perhaps you can rent out the house to cover some/all of the costs while you wait out the market, but that will mean less ability to buy in the new location.

Refinancing would be a critical piece of any plan to hold the property, as you can bring your monthly costs way down, making it easier to hold on until the market rebounds. Best of luck...
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Thu Nov 8, 2012
divx.speedy213 answered:
i need to know more information about when section 8 is the open apply again in yonkers,ny.......
PLEASE HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Wed Jul 11, 2012
Robert Konner answered:
I know there are 11 active listings on the MLS. You can call the Management Agent Live Right Realty. The number I have for them is (516) 829-9898. They might be able to tell you the rental to ownership for that complex. Good Luck! ... more
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Tue Jul 3, 2012
Lisa Loeb answered:
Dear Leroy,
I would be happy to assist you.I am a top leasing consultant in Westchester County.
Please feel free to contact me at 914-582-2904.

Thank you,

Lisa Loeb
Licensed Realtor
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Sat May 12, 2012
Joseph Franco answered:
There are many factors that go into pricing a home. How many bedroom are in each unit, are the kitchen and bathrooms updated. These are just a couple of factors as well as overall condition which you say is fair. If you would like I can preview your home and do an complete market analysis on it for you. There is no charge for this serive. ... more
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Thu Jan 6, 2011
Steve A. Cooper answered:
I have a couple of one bedroom apartments in Fleetwood. Send me your email and I can send you the information.
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Thu Apr 22, 2010
Robin Lynch answered:
Hi Apline,

You might want to consider 357 N Broadway #2C, Yonkers, NY 10701 (MLS# 2918951). It is within walking distance to the Metro North Glenwood station and has an outdoor pool and no pet restrictions. It is called the Monterrey Condo and has more than 1 active listing there. There is also 412 N Broadway #8, Yonkers, NY 10701 (2933270). This is also within walking distance to the Metro North Glenwood station but it does have a restricted weight for pets but does have a multi level deck/pool. Again there is more than 1 active listing at this complex. You can also try Riverwatch in Yonkers. It has a pool and a restricted weight for pets and is within walking distance to the Metro North Greystone station.

Robin Lynch
Keller Williams Realty Group
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