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Maricris A, Other/Just Looking in Seattle, WA
Tue Dec 27, 2016
Maricris A answered:

I have emailed you regarding this concern.


Consumer Care Advocate
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Hairbylindab, Home Buyer in Ocala, FL
Tue May 10, 2016
Hairbylindab asked:
Diane Christ…, Real Estate Pro in Sarasota, FL
Mon Nov 9, 2015
Diane Christner answered:
Your real estate agent can change photos and listing information for you. If you are attempting to do a For Sale By Owner, you cannot create a listing on Trulia. Try Zillow.
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Kathleen Kus…, Real Estate Pro in New City, NY
Mon Jun 23, 2014
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Martina Cina…, Real Estate Pro in New City, NY
Fri Sep 27, 2013
Martina Cinarli answered:
Please feel free to call for advise.
845-536 2805
Martina Cinarli
Weichert Realtors
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Carmen Di Bi…, Real Estate Pro in New City, NY
Fri Jul 12, 2013
Carmen Di Biase answered:

You say the gutted area was a bedroom and small den. By gutting it you made it uninhabitable and decreased the home's value by one bedroom. From an appraisal standpoint the bedroom is worth 8-10K. While that may not seem like much, the bank views it as the difference between say a 3 bedroom house vs a 4 bedroom house. I would get the sheetrock up as soon as possible so the appraiser can count the bedroom and possibly the bath. Don't forget to get permits and a certificate of occupancy for the bath.

Good Luck,
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Ellen Kippel, Real Estate Pro in Suffern, NY
Sun May 26, 2013
Ellen Kippel answered:
Hi Elisa,

I hope you have bought a townhouse by now. I know you were going to buy one that I had listed, but you needed to wait until January, 2013 which was too long for my clients. Still -- to answer your question. My client bought a co-op in Bon Aire and was told she could have one indoor cat when she went for the interview. As far as buying being better than renting, if you have a pet you are much better off buying, because many home owners and condo owners do not allow pets when they put their homes on the market for rent. I hope this helps.

Take care,
Ellen Kippel
Licensed NY and NJ Real Estate sales person
Multi-million dollar producer
Weichert Realtors
Suffern, NY
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Bill Eckler, Real Estate Pro in Venice, FL
Tue Apr 23, 2013
Bill Eckler answered:

As others have noted, it's unclear that this will even be treated as a short sale by your lender. Before getting too far into this and becoming disappointed, I would recommend the importance of gathering additional information.

1. Is the owner's lender willing to work with them on a short sale?

2. Have they begun the application process?

3. Where is the seller in the "short sale" process?

4. Are they being supported by an attorney in this process?

There is a big "red flag" here....owing $170 and asking $230 doesn't have the earmarks of a short sale.

Proceed with caution.

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allan erps,A…, Real Estate Pro in Pearl River, NY
Mon Oct 8, 2012
allan erps,ABR,SFR answered:
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Maureen McEn…, Real Estate Pro in Pearl River, NY
Fri Dec 23, 2011
Maureen McEnroe answered:
Hi Richard,

Are you still interested in buiying Short Sales?

Maureen McEnroe
Licensed Real Estate Broker
Prudnetial Joyce Realty
914 588 1873
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Suzanne MacD…, Real Estate Pro in Morristown, NJ
Wed May 18, 2011
Suzanne MacDowell answered:
I am not sure what you mean by 'legitimate'. It sounds as though your frustration may be with what I call 'lis pendens lists'. These are listings of all the homes for which the bank has filed the initial court paperwork, either a Notice of Default or a Lis Pendens (translated as pending litigation) filing. The lists are legitimate, the homes are in the early stages of foreclosure, or have been foreclosed on, but that does not mean they are available for purchase. When a loan becomes delinquent, depending on the State you live in, the foreclosure process can take a very, very long time. And the banks are dragging their feet as well. Then, once the property IS foreclosed on, you will have to wait for the bank to list the home with a realtor because they aren't going to talk directly to potential buyers.

Long winded way of saying, find a realtor who is familiar with short sales and foreclosures and work with them. Look for the SFR designation, which stands for Short Sale and Foreclosure Resource. It's really the only way to get reliable information on short sales and foreclosed homes that are available to buyers.
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Laura Magner, Real Estate Pro in New City, NY
Wed Jun 30, 2010
Laura Magner answered:
I have a database of this information. If you contact me directly via e-mail I can supply this to you. My e-mail address is
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Gerard Dunn, Real Estate Pro in Chevy Chase, MD
Tue Mar 2, 2010
Gerard Dunn answered:
Hmmm - Up to $55,000,000 you are a CASH buyer?

I have a bridge that crosses the Hudson - it is called the Tappan Zee - We can offer a great price for a cash buyer.

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Maureen McEn…, Real Estate Pro in Pearl River, NY
Sun Jun 7, 2009
Maureen McEnroe answered:
Hi Judy,

The other posters are correct a mortgage broker is a facilitator. The broker does not actually make the loan but they, on your behalf, contact several banks to try to get you the best mortgage terms and rates available for a purchaser with your credit score and your financial situation. They save you the tine consuming step of calling several banks. I am a broker with Joyce Realty and we are also a full service real estate company. We have Joyce Financial --a Mortgage Broker as well. If you want to speak to one of our financial experts feel free to call me at 914-588-1873.

Good luck with your purchase.

Maureen McEnroe
Lic. RE Broker
Joyce Realty
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Lynda Kearney, Real Estate Pro in Suffern, NY
Sat May 2, 2009
Lynda Kearney answered:
Hi Justin and Jen,
You will have a very nice size deck together with a small yard which you can do what you would like with. I know a few people who live there and would be happy to put you in touch with them if you are interested. Call lme any time. Lynda
Lynda Kearney
Better Homes & Gardens Rand Realty
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Marty Remo, Real Estate Pro in Central Valley, NY
Mon Oct 20, 2008
Marty Remo answered:
If you have a copy of the prospectus, there may be a floor plan in it. I would take an actual messurement, if you are looking to buy carpet or furniture etc..

Marty Remo
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