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Home Buying in 11411 : Real Estate Advice

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Wed Aug 5, 2015
Margaret Green asked:
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:
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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
Anthony Julien 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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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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