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Wed Aug 5, 2015
Margaret Green asked:
Fri Mar 6, 2015
Josh Barnett answered:
Of course you can, contact a local RE Licensee to learn how.
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Tue Jul 22, 2014
Lisa asked:
As a favor, I have someone living with me for the past 5 weeks now. At the end of week 1, I gave this person a July 31, 2014 deadline to move out. I am a bit worried that this person is…
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Sun Jan 5, 2014
Marisa McDougall answered:
If your disability is going to continue for at least three years, then yes.

Feel free to contact my office.

Marisa McDougall
SW Florida Mortgage Solutions, Inc.
(239) 260-1240
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Sun Jan 5, 2014
Marisa McDougall answered:
There are other possible options with low credit scores; however, typically, you will need a more substantial down payment.

Please feel free to contact my office.

Marisa McDougall
SW Florida Mortgage Solutions, Inc.
(239) 260-1240
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Thu Apr 18, 2013
Lisa answered:
Last year, I responded to a house for sale posted by a Best Buy Homes agent, made an appointment to meet at his office and went out to see the house. All was going fine until he talked me into looking at a house that was different from the one I was expecting to see. During the car ride to the other house, I asked him more than 3x, "what about the house I am interesed in,?" but he continued to dodge the inquiry and give a hard sell for "the better home." I looked at the house he was obviously interested in selling and wasn't impressed. It was more than I was willing to spend and not in the neighborhood I wanted--unlike the house I was calling about. Long story short, he never showed me the house posted even after I asked about it AGAIN after we returned to the office. He stopped returning my phone calls.

I wound up buying a house a couple months later. About less than 2 months in my new home, I received a real estate alert that I had set up here on Trulia during my house hunting days. To my surprise, I saw a Best Buy Homes posting of a really nice looking house for sale in my new neighborhood with a very enticing low purchase price....It was actually a picture of the house I just bought!! I called the phone # and the agent gave me the same friendly sales pitch that cleverly evaded my inquiry about the house in the posting. I finally cut him off, told him the posting was a crock of s*** because it was a picture of MY house and ordered him to take it down. He hung up on me. The posting suddenly disappeared.

So there you have it. My opinion is, based on my experience with them, the houses they post don't actually exist. They are bait to get you in to look at other houses they're trying to flip.

And a note ot the agent who responded "...if you don't trust the site why are you using it." It's not the site that's untrustworthy, it's the real estate professionals (not all) who are unscrupulous and use bait and switch tactics to sell their homes. Best Buy Homes is one of them.
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Fri Mar 29, 2013
Maureen Mizuno answered:
Yes we are. We are a hud approved broker,which is what is necessary to sponsor Good Neighbor Next Door homes.
Maureen Mizuno
Exit Realty Cemtral
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Mon Feb 25, 2013
Janet Nation, CBR answered:
You can go to, to use the data provided to have discussions on school
performance with your husband.

Janet Nation, CBR
Sailing Home Realty
Direct: 646-321-9649
Office: 516-377-4760
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson
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Thu Nov 8, 2012
First Home Realty answered:
Hey Rogue,
In order for a home to be approved for FHA loan it must pass an appraisal. The appraisal need to verify that the heat is working, roof is free of leaks, electric is on, and hot water is on. There is few more things that I did not list here but these are the most important. It's really hard, and almost impossible to find a bank owned property that will meet all this conditions since the homes has been vacant for a long time until the bank finished the foreclosure action and were able to market the property.
As you mentioned, looking in other neighborhoods might be the solution since you can probably get a fully renovated one family in Jamaica in a price of a bank owned property in Cambria Heights.

I currently have the largest inventory of bank owned, short sales, and renovated properties in Queens in the following neighborhoods: South Ozone Park, Richmond Hill, Jamaica, Saint Albans, Hollis, Queens Village, Laurelton, Rosedale, and Springfield Gardens.

I think I might be able to help you find what you looking for in the right price that will fit your budget. Don't hesitate to give me a call on my cell @718-200-3140

Have a wonderful day!
Isaac Benshabat/Lic. Real Estate Broker
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Sun May 20, 2012
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Thu Apr 12, 2012
Adrian352 asked:
216-14 115 Ave, Queens, NY 11411
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Sun Apr 1, 2012
Callan Coleman answered:
Escrow in real estate is the process where all of the money in a real estate transaction is handled by a neutral party. These are title companies who are designated to be the fiduciary sworn to be fair about the process to serve both parties equally. They keep a balance sheet of both buyer & seller, and ensure that all of the settling of the money is balanced. They hold earnest money in an established trust account, and work with the lender to ensure that the finances for the loan have come through, and they record the title for the new owners with the county.

Here is the definition from Wikipedia: Escrow generally refers to money held by a third-party on behalf of transacting parties. It is best known in the United States in the context of real estate (specifically in mortgages where the mortgage company establishes an escrow account to pay property tax and insurance during the term of the mortgage).[3] Escrow is an account separate from the mortgage account where deposit of funds occurs for payment of certain conditions that apply to the mortgage, usually property taxes and insurance. The escrow agent has the duty to properly account for the escrow funds and ensure that usage of funds is explicitly for the purpose intended. Since a mortgage lender is not willing to take the risk that a homeowner will not pay property tax, escrow is usually required under the mortgage terms.
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Sat Mar 31, 2012
Elizabeth Morgan answered:
Here in the Dallas-Fort Worth area prices in some neighborhoods are going up.
So iwhether or not the market is recovering, depends on what part of the country you are talking about.
We have a strong employment market, great schools & reasonable cost of living / home prices in Texas.
Dallas-Fort Worth is also has a diverse community with families from all over the globe making it home.
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Sat Mar 31, 2012
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Thu Apr 8, 2010
Emily Erekuff answered:
Hi Dani,

Thank you for bringing this issue to our attention. It appears as though Elliot submitted this listing to us, however I've been able to find no information that connects him to the listing and I've thus blocked it from being shown on our site. The link you included in your question should update shortly.

If you would like to submit the correct listing information to us for this property, please access the link below to review your options for doing so.

Best Wishes,

Emily Gibson
Community Moderator
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Fri Jan 16, 2009
Everett Perry answered:

I am a Real Estate Broker as well as a Mortgage Broker. Your scenario is possible, especially if you are moving some distance away from where you live right now. Email me and I can explain further. ... more
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