100K down will get you nowhere in Queens if you planning to buy a single family house. Coops or 1 bedroom condos should be fine. But not a single family home unless it's in a not so good neighborhood. Multifamily? forget it.
Even if you qualify to buy multifamily house in a good place with a 900K loan, you will still lose your bid to the homes you want because you are competing against to other people or foreigners who has at least 30% down, meaning a minimum of usually 300K down and they tack on ridiculous 5 digit amount to the asking price (some even more than 100k OVER a low asking price) if the property is a multifamily and nice enough neighborhood, which is insane. In fact, they can buy 1 million dollars home with all cash if they want. But those foreigners have cash to launder and will need to buy RE to launder the money.
But I also see a slow down now as foreign money from China can't come in easily and also money dried up the past 2 years as they tack on crazy 6 digits amounts for those 2 years. Now the prices are overshooting and many start to come down a bit. Yet most agents aren't coming to their senses yet, especially the Asian ones. But I mean hey, I'm stating the truth and in no way stereotyping. No Chinese, no booming RE market in queens. Just take a look at the buyer percentages and their last names for the past 2 years.
The thing is the higher price ones aren't selling like hotcakes as they used to (I mean 1.4M for 2 family?..how is the rent going to cover). The lower the price, the more bids they will come in and that's some tactics agents use now a days.... more
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I understand your impression of bait and switch. It truly must seem that way. But the truth is the listing typically stays on the Internet Sites as available until at least under contract and mostly until sold. Event then most folks don't see the status above the price or it doesn't update as quickly as it should or should be updated.
Most of what happens is that you see a listing that went under contract very often. Particularly now being July 2013, properties are moving quicker.
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