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Home Buying in 12302 : Real Estate Advice

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Fri Aug 23, 2013
Melissa Goss answered:
Your offer should have been provided to the seller immediately- . Mostly within 24 hours. However when I get an offer in writing I submit it to the owner immediately.

Verbal offers hold no validation for me whatsoever. I will let the owner know of course, but I also let them know that I have not yet received the written offer and to not take the offer seriously until I get a written offer, with proof of funding.

My question is, do you have a buyers agent representing you, or did you go straight to the listing agent for representation?
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Sun Jul 28, 2013
Dennis Evans answered:
Ruth,
The attorney can call for something called "Time is of the Essence".

A phrase in a contract that means that performance by one party at or within the period specified in the contract is necessary to enable that party to require performance by the other party.

Failure to act within the time required constitutes a breach of the contract. The general rule is that time is not of the essence unless the contract expressly so provides. As a result, with respect to real estate transactions, the modern view is that time is not of the essence unless the parties have manifested such an intent
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Mon May 20, 2013
Trevor Curran answered:
Good afternoon Nathan,

First steps:

Meet with a Local Mortgage Banker to get prequalified for mortgage financing. The Mortgage Banker will review all facets of your loan request to answer your questions with regards to the types of loans and maximum loan amounts you could qualify for.

Get a referral to a good, local, real estate attorney. Call the attorney, retain the attorney so you have her information handy when you make an offer. Having that information at time of offer helps you demonstrate to the Seller how serious you are, and they will consider your offer with more interest.

Line up a Home Inspector. A good home inspector will scare the heck out of you: that's what you pay him for! But you'll concentrate on the fundamentals of the property: roof free of leaks, plumbing, heating and electrical up to code and in good working order. Again, when you make an offer and you have your Home Inspector ready to go, your offer will be considered with much more interest by a Seller because you truly have your "ducks in a row" and your preparation demonstrates your serious attitude about conducting the purchase transaction in a timely manner.

Find an experienced Local Realtor who works in your desired shopping area. A serious pro Realtor will refuse to show you homes until you are Prequalified for mortgage financing. Don't take offense! That Realtor doesn't want you to be disappointed and wants you to have a smooth experience as you shop for your new home.

Put together your Team of real estate professionals and shop 'til you drop!

Trevor Curran
NMLS #40140
Mobile: 516-582-9181
Office: 516-829-2900
Fax: 516-829-2944
PowerHouse Solutions, Inc.
1010 Northern Blvd. Suite 234
Great Neck NY 11021
Licensed Mortgage Banker – NYS Dept. of Financial Services
NMLS#3528

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Sun May 19, 2013
Dennis Evans answered:
This question is from 2009, It would be excellent to find out all the details as I would highly recommend that he or she get legal advice, but most likely, this deal is in the books one way or another!
Wishing them the best!
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