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Fri Mar 3, 2017
Maricris A answered:

I sent an email to you about this concern.


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Mon Sep 26, 2016
Bat_14020 asked:
We purchased our home in Nov 2004 for $70,000, home was appraised by Citi mortgage at $74,000 in Oct 2004Roughly 30 months later we applied for a loan for $45,000. So here’s the scenario…
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Thu Jul 7, 2016
Dcaine_4615 answered:
I'm not a Realtor but it's better to buy if you can then Rent iam buying my first home and loving it
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Thu Jul 7, 2016
Dcaine_4615 asked:
My best friend divorce 2yrs ago and left her ex the home and now she wants her on home but forgot to take her name off the home they was buying together now he behind on the notes and she…
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Thu May 19, 2016
Tjmonnier asked:
My house is listed with Nothnagle. How can I get it listed on Trulia?
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Fri Mar 11, 2016
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Thu Jul 9, 2015
Anna M Brocco answered:
You really should be discussing the issue with your agent and do as he/she suggests....
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Thu Jan 16, 2014
Sherrycstmdsgn asked:
I am buildin a rather large home- 1.4 mill loan
I hve selected a builder but he has a few bad items on his credit from yrs back
I still want to use this guy- I'm working with him…
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Sun Sep 22, 2013
David C. Buss asked:
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Tue Jul 16, 2013
Kevcave asked:
My two sisters and I inherited a farm 12 years ago, and have left it in my grandmother's estate. The land is leased to a farmer, but the house has been vacant for a number of years…
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Sun Sep 9, 2012
Anna M Brocco answered:
Rather than waiting for an open and added competition, why not simply schedule a private showing...
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Thu Jul 19, 2012
Welch answered:
I may have something for you. you can reach me at
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Mon Jul 16, 2012
Anna M Brocco answered:
Since no link is visible, consider working with an agent of your own who can provide any necessary information...
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Mon May 28, 2012
Anna M Brocco answered:
If your property is currently listed with an agent, ask him/her the question....
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Sun May 29, 2011
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Sat Mar 26, 2011
Barbara S. Calabrese answered:
As an area real estate broker, I can tell you that there are a lot of 3 bedroom homes on the sales market in LeRoy. Frankly, "" is one of the best websites that tends to list MOST real estate for sale in NYS. (Individual companies which are members of the local MLS but have their own websites with extensive listings, are paying money to advertise other company's listings.)
If I were looking to rent a home on the market in LeRoy, I would have to CALL THE AGENT/company who has a SIGN ON THE PROPERTY and who is IN FACT the listing company. Then I would have to present myself pretty highly, because typically as part of a "sale" the house is in "as-is" condition (and rumors lead many Owners to believe that having a tenant increases the chances of having a property be harmed or damaged by that tenant.)
As you can see this is a very time consuming job and one which you may want to hire a licensed agent/broker to do "on your behalf" as a Tenant's Agent (that means they would represent you not the owner.) I did this once deliberately by holding a "tenant's open house" when the seller needed to make a monthly mortgage payment. About 25 people were there, so I had to advise (representing the owner) that any tenant willing to "rent until purchase closing" would be given preference as the seller really wanted to sell. So the tenant rented for awhile then we had the closing. This reasonably protected the Seller. So, even though you are speaking about renting, it may still very highly be in YOUR interest to go to a bank, see if you may qualify to "purchase", and so on.
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Mon Feb 28, 2011
Barbara S. Calabrese answered:
Mon Feb 28, 2011
Barbara S. Calabrese answered:
If there are any attorneys and/or title companies involved in the transaction, the Seller's judgment will be paid as part of your purchase closing (escrow closing).

It sounds to me like you are trying to buy a For Sale By Owner. Many times, licensed real estate professionals try to assist FSBOs and find out that there's something unworkable in the situation, so don't bother listing it for sale. Unworkable situations in NYS can be as simple as the Seller refusing to disclose his social security number (which makes the TP-584 and RP-5217 Property Transfer Forms un-recordable and unacceptable. Sometimes, the seller wants more money than the property is worth. Sometimes, the property has undisclosed property conditions (even land can have issues, such as buried toxic waste.) The theoretical list can go on almost indefinitely!

The seller has to prove the judgment was already paid, was judicially released via a Bankruptcy proceeding by a Bankruptcy Court, or pay. Unfortunately we live in the year 2011 and computers keep track of outstanding debts on every parcel. You can't run and hide from judgments. If the judgment was against someone of a similar name but not in fact the seller, the resolution is different again.

I hope by now you got an attorney to assist you in fixing this!
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