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Wed Aug 5, 2015
Margaret Green asked:
Tue Mar 18, 2014
Anna M Brocco answered:
Ask people you may know for referrals, or contact and interview a few agents from different realty companies, then choose the one you like best...
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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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Tue Dec 17, 2013
Martina Ryan answered:
Sun Nov 24, 2013
Anna M Brocco answered:
No link is visible, however if they are available for sale you can check the MLS consumer version www.mlsli.com
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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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Sat Apr 13, 2013
Terry Korahais answered:
Hi Lisa, speak to your attorney, the seller may have a survey from when they bought the house. You would only need to have it re-certified (under $100.00) as compared to new survey $350-$550- maybe even more depending on property. ... more
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Sat Apr 13, 2013
Anna M Brocco answered:
Depends...keep in mind that each short sale is unique; the lenght of time depends on such factors as the lender, the number of liens involved, who is negotiating the sale on behalf of the seller, was all the seller required necessary paperwork submitted to the lender on a timely fashion, etc. ... more
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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
(917)443-9880
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Mon Feb 25, 2013
Janet Nation, CBR answered:
You can go to www.greatschools.net, 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
www.jnationproperties.com
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Sun Feb 3, 2013
Jacques Ambron answered:
you absolutely can. You should absolutely check with your accountant as to advantages and disadvantages of doing this
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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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Thu Aug 9, 2012
Anna M Brocco answered:
Any licensed mortgage professional can help with the mortgage, and, your attorney can better advise regarding any legal apects, therefore consider a consultation...
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Sun Jun 10, 2012
Anna M Brocco answered:
Were any electrical issues revealed during your inspection...you may wish to consider consulting with your attorney and see what options you have regarding damages....
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Sun Apr 29, 2012
Javier Meneses answered:
I do t want to say that just because you were not asked to pay a fee, doesn't necessarily mean your rate isn't locked in. I do not charge fees to lock rates, as many lenders don't as well. ... more
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Wed Mar 21, 2012
The Pierre Team answered:
It all depends Caden, but a reasonable time frame is around three to four business days. Anything longer than that without a valid reason I would start looking for something else because if they are flakey in the beginning they are going to be flakey in the end at least that’s my opinion. ... more
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Wed Mar 21, 2012
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Sun Mar 11, 2012
Javier Meneses answered:
There is a possibility that the GFE you're looking at doesn't reflect the actual title fees. During the beginning of a purchase transaction, the title company hasn't had enough time to create a title bill before your lender has to issue a GFE. What happens often now is that your lender has to estimate the title fees, which obviously can vary from company to company. Because new laws mandate lenders to be as precise as possible with GFEs, or else they are responsible for the fees not you, lenders tend to over estimate costs to protect themselves from having to cover some of your costs. This happens more often then not, also depending on who the lender is and how they go about issuing GFEs, the #s can vary from what they really are.

I would call my attorney and make sure he/she looked at the GFE and go over the numbers with you to make sure they're correct.

Another thing you can do in case the title fees are too high, you can give your lender authorization to order title as oppose to your attorney. Typically their fees tend to be lower because they need to keep closing costs low on their refinance transactions.

Feel free to contact me with any questions. Good luck!

Javier Meneses
Sterling National Bank
jmeneses@snb.com
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