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Home Buying in 11953 : Real Estate Advice

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Mon Feb 10, 2014
Donna Lomenzo answered:
You need to speak with a mortgage specialist to see exactly what can be done for you. The worst that can happen is they tell you what you need to do to qualify for a loan. Feel free to call/email me and I will be happy to refer a few to you. ... more
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Sat Mar 23, 2013
Melissa Goss answered:
There are plenty of rentals in the area. Feel free to contact me if you would like a list of available places in the area for your parents.
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Thu Oct 28, 2010
Thomas McGiveron answered:
why must you wait another 5 months? are you going to save that much money? are you clearing up credit issues?

and how much money do you really need to save, if that's the case. or are you in a lease - if so, break it.

in this market, with rates so low - economically speaking, you have to see the WHOLE picture.

i can't believe out of all the people who commented on this post, that no one asked WHY you feel you need to wait another 5 months.

Lou - call me 631-831-9048. No pressure. I don't care if I show you the house or not. clearly, you need to explain this a little more and THINK IT THROUGH. Maybe you don't need to wait.
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Sun Jan 31, 2010
Ralph Windschuh answered:
If any builder/seller has an exclusive right to sell agreement with a realtor, the commission is probably contractually pre-determined. If the builder has an "agency" agreement, they may have retained the ability to sell on their own without paying a commission or paying a reduced commission if the realtor did not bring the buyer. If you have not already made an offer on the property, you may want to consider hiring a buyer's agent to work on your behalf. A good buyer's rep (like myself) will help you determine whether the price on the property is fair and a strategy to get what you want at a price you're comfortable with. If you were going to court, you'd hire a lawyer; if you were sick, you'd go to the doctor. You're buying a house - one of the largest investments of your life. Hire a professional. Good luck.

Ralph Windschuh
Certified Buyer Representative
Senior Real Estate Specialist
Associate Broker
Century 21 Princeton Properties
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Thu Jan 21, 2010
Jerry Cibulski answered:
If you have met with the agent and the builder you will know what is included in the sale and what items might be upgrades. If the house is completed with interior finishes and appliances and the exterior landscaping has been installed you should offer the builder a respectable bid. Most new construction offerings sell near the list price when compared to existing homes. Most existing homes have appreciation from the time they were built and the current market values. With new construction offerings you do not have the appreciation to negotiate into the transaction with the seller. Do your legwork and find out what is included and what the recent comparable homes offered by this builder have sold for and base your offer on this factual information. Remember on New Construction you are getting better heating and cooling performance when compared to older homes. ... more
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