If I find a house and I like it, it is abandoned. What is the first thing I should do?

Asked by Jmeza, Mapleton, Brooklyn, NY Tue Mar 8, 2011

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Mitchell Fel…, Agent, Brooklyn, NY
Wed Mar 9, 2011
Dear Jmeza:

You should google the address and see what comes up. If it is listed you should see the active listing and agent when you do that. If it is not for sale there will be only one result which will basically be the google map of the house. You can also go on web sites like http://www.PropertyShark.com or http://www.NYC.gov (do a search for BIS and/or ACRIS) to research more information on the property and it's owner.

If you want to purchase that property or any other for that matter, you should first get yourself pre-qualified by a mortgage banker to make sure you can get the loan and afford to buy the place! Unless you are buying all cash, then all you would need is a lawyer to help you through the legal process of purchasing.

Another option would be to have a licensed real estate agent or broker help you out. If you like I would be more than happy to help you with that. If you have further questions and/or concerns, feel free to contact me. Good luck!

Mitchell S. Feldman
Associate Broker/ Director of Sales
Madison Estates & Properties, Inc.
Office: (718) 645-1665/ Cell: (917) 805-0783
Email: MitchellSFeldman@aol.com
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-, , Brooklyn, NY
Tue Mar 8, 2011
If you're "just looking", you may not want to go inside :-) Contact a real estate agent to find out more about it. Good luck.
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Charles D'Al…, Agent, Brooklyn, NY
Tue Mar 8, 2011
Is it for sale? To find the owner go to NYC.GOV or you can call REALTOR® to navigate you through the process.
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Anna M Brocco, Agent, Williston Park, NY
Tue Mar 8, 2011
To find the owner, check local public records or ask a neighbor(s), work with an agent of your own...
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Phil Rotondo, Agent, Melbourne, FL
Tue Mar 8, 2011
Contact a local real estate agent who will be able to tell you everything about that property. The info is free for the asking!
Good Luck
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