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Fri Jan 20, 2017
Kathy Burgreen answered:
As a former realtor & NYC area resident, this is tricky. The issue is whether or not you gave your agent all the buyers names who visited your home before you signed the listing contract. I'm guessing you never did. Ooops. Unless your agent has all the buyers names who visited your home, it will be tough to prove that this particular buyer saw your home before you signed the listing contract. This means your agent will demand you pay a commission even though this buyer saw your home before.

Here is what you need to do. 1) Tell your agent the names of some buyers who visited your home before and make sure it's added into the listing contract. Your agent may balk and claim "foul". Real estate agents refuse to take listings if they know there are buyers who may come back and the seller can sell the house without the agent earning a commission.
2) Ask the buyer if they can wait a few months to close. In the meantime, contact the Broker in Charge or Office Manager and ask to cancel / withdraw the listing. The Broker or Office Manager needs to approve it and sign off. Your agent does not make the final decision on this. There is probably a clause in your contract that states you cannot sell your home for X number of months after the contract has ended. This is to protect the brokerage that you (the seller) will not sell your home behind their backs and prevent them earning a commission. This only works if your buyer can hold off for a few months.
3. If the above doesn't work, then you're stuck selling your home to this buyer and paying your agent a commission.
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Tue Jan 3, 2017
Jasmin Henderson answered:
You can obtain some estimates on your own by using online mortgage calculators. I shared a link below. Its from the website of Alex Taberne, he's Senior Loan Officer, However, That question is best answered directly by a Mortgage Representative. His contact information is also in the link.

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Mon Nov 21, 2016
Angelica P answered:

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Wed Nov 9, 2016
Scott Godzyk answered:
Just like that, include the names on the listing agreement as an exclusion. Tell them up front though
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Mon Aug 22, 2016
Sally Grenier answered:
If it's been approved by underwriting, you're almost there! But you really need to be asking this question to your loan officer (the person who took your loan application, got you pre-approved and who you've been working with this whole time). They are the ones that need to stick to deadlines so that the contract doesn't terminate. What does your REALTOR say?? Your Buyer's Agent should also be in close contact with the lender to make sure things are moving along smoothly on their end. ... more
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Thu May 12, 2016
June Buerkle answered:
Marion -

The reason they count 100% against you is because if your family members stop paying, you will have to assume the full mortgage. You don't get to say i'm only responsible for 39%.

As for counting the the payments from the other family members as income .... if you have a signed annual lease showing that your family members pay you rent for the property, then they would count it as income.
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Sat May 7, 2016
Carrie McNally answered:
Dear M Rich,

I see that you were not able to finish your question. I would be happy to lend any advise I can. Please let me know if you are still seeking advise.
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Sat Feb 27, 2016
Southfloridaland asked:
30 day listing 12/16 thru 1/16 Agent shows property to Prospect "A"

Listing expires and Seller informs Agent on several occasions that he does not want to relist it. Listing Agreement…
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Mon Nov 30, 2015
Bill Gassett answered:
Buying a waterfront property is significantly different than purchasing a non waterfront property. There are a number of questions you should get answered before pursuing this type of home. You are not only buying a house but a lifestyle. In the comprehensive reference you will see a number of great tips for buying a waterfront home. ... more
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Thu Nov 19, 2015
Mike answered:
Hi I just went through this. I bought a house 1 week before Hurricane Sandy and we never had the chance to move in. I am in the process of rebuilding the home and replacing the bulkhead. I needed to prove the bulkhead was there prior to 1977 and prove it was legal (have a permit). I was able to get the permit via the NJ DEP Department of Land Use. They have an online form that you can fill out and request everything about your property under the "Freedom of Information Act". The DEP folks I dealt with are very helpful here in NJ, they have gone well out of their way to help Hurricane Sandy Victims like myself!! Good luck ... more
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Mon Oct 26, 2015
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Thu Oct 15, 2015
thinz answered:
The least amount possible that will still allow you to qualify to make the payment. Increasing your down payment to try and build up equity is a bad idea...equity has no rate of return and as seen in the market, will disappear as a result of market price fluctuations. So protect cash wherever possible and put it somewhere where you can get a real rate of return. Tom Hinz ... more
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Sat Aug 29, 2015
Zee Hassan answered:
Well I'm a full time real estate appointments setter i have experience of 09 years and couple of months if some one wants to hire me for full time i can generate 28 listings appointments by calling expired FSBO and pre-foreclosed lists in 1 week and that's the minimum I CAN guarantee

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Tue Jul 7, 2015
thinz answered:
Yes, this is not a realtor only site...buyers, seller and their agents may post questions on trulia.
If you are interested in renting a home, you may find a small single story in Greenbriar 1 to rent.
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Fri Apr 24, 2015
Anna M Brocco answered:
Have you had a discussion with your agent, if so and still not satisfied with the services, contact his/her broker owner and or office manager and express your concerns; you could ask to be assigned another agent from within for the duration of the contract. ... more
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Tue Apr 7, 2015
ashken127 asked:
I am looking for either a 2 bedroom but preferably a 3 bedroom apartment or house in Brick, 08723 section for $1600. I have a 14 year old son and 12 year old daughter who attend school…
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Wed Apr 1, 2015
Bill & Janet Marcellino answered:
there a lot of over 55 communities in tomsriver and Lakewood and brick that do rentals It depends on what your needs are and what is available.
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