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Taiseik2002, Home Buyer in Tonawanda, NY
Fri Jul 15, 2016
Taiseik2002 asked:
Scott Godzyk, Real Estate Pro in Manchester, NH
Wed Oct 21, 2015
Scott Godzyk answered:
Only the listing agent that added the listing can edit or deleted it
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Christian Vo…, Real Estate Pro in Williamsville, NY
Sat Feb 21, 2015
Christian Voigt answered:
Hi Arnie -
That property at 164 Irwinwood is being sold as a "short sale". As was also answered previously, condition typically plays a large role in the pricing of a property. I've reviewed the Property Condition Disclosure Statement for this property and they are not identifying any particular concerns. The best thing to do would be to make an appointment to go and look at the house. If that's something that you are interested in, I would be more than happy to help with that.
Give me a call at 716-345-5251 or email me at and we can talk more about how I can help you.
Chris Voigt
Realty USA
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Frances Will…, Real Estate Pro in Lancaster, NY
Thu Oct 2, 2014
Frances Williams answered:
I am following up on an email that you sent months ago. Were you able to list your home successfully yet, or do you still need help from an experienced agent?
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Sharleen Sch…, Real Estate Pro in Depew, NY
Wed May 28, 2014
Sharleen Scholz answered:
There are many beautiful areas in Lancaster and really it does come down to preference and obviously, what you can afford. There are areas with easier access to things, areas that are closer to schools and parks or areas that are away from it all. Figure out what your definite "wants" are and then go from there with your agent.

Sharleen Scholz
HUNT ERA-Lancaster Office
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Sharleen Sch…, Real Estate Pro in Depew, NY
Wed May 28, 2014
Sharleen Scholz answered:
If it is in the MLS system it will show up. More than likely, it will also show up on Zillow and Trulia, but they aren't as regulated and updated.
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Justin Danat, Both Buyer and Seller in Depew, NY
Mon Apr 7, 2014
Justin Danat answered:
You can look on Zillow... Not sure why Trulia doesn't post easily accessible information.
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Ron Thomas, Real Estate Pro in Fresno, CA
Sat Jul 20, 2013
Ron Thomas answered:
Condos and thownhouses ARE single family dwellings!
If want more; have a Realtor do some searches for you.
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Christian Vo…, Real Estate Pro in Williamsville, NY
Fri Jun 21, 2013
Christian Voigt answered:
Good evening. This home on Hinchey Avenue is in the Lancaster school district, they would attend Court Street Elementary.
Hope that helps, if you need anything further, please let me know. I would be happy to help you with your real estate needs.
Chris Voigt
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Ronald Fronc…, Real Estate Pro in Lancaster, NY
Thu May 31, 2012
Ronald Fronckowiak answered:
Good income and money to work with are only 2 components of several criteria for mortgage qualification. Unfortunately, credit score is the most important before any others are considered. In all likelihood, an owner willing to hold the mortgage will also check credit.

Depending on the result of getting your "credit cleared up in the next few months," please consider contacting me at that time. Lenders generally require a minimum score of 640, and you didn't specify how far away you may be.

I may be reached at 716-685-9696 at any time.

Ron Fronckowiak
Licensed Mortgage Professional
P: 716-685-9696
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Don Tepper, Real Estate Pro in Burke, VA
Wed Oct 26, 2011
Don Tepper answered:
Keep in mind that the conditions have to be right from the seller's perspective. For example, the seller can't be in the position of needing all his equity immediately. So if the seller needs to sell his house in order to buy another one, the seller can't afford to do a lease-option or lease-purchase. Also, generally, the seller has to be motivated. If he's just put his property on the market to sell, likely he's focused on selling it . . . and so won't be open (yet) to a lease-option.

On the other hand, if the property's been on the market for months, especially if it's sitting there empty, the seller is likely to be a lot more receptive to a lease-option.

So, assuming the seller is financially able to do a lease-option and is reasonably motivated, here's what you say: "Mr. Seller: I'd really like to buy your house. It's just what we've been looking for. However, we're not in a position to buy it today. So what I'm proposing is that you lease the house to us for a year or so. We'll pay full-market rent, perhaps even a bit more than full market rent. That way, your empty house doesn't sit there empty. You'll be getting a rent check from us every month, and we'll take good care of your home. We'll agree to a purchase price now, so there won't be any surprises for either of us. And then, within two years--and we can set that date, too--we'll buy the house. You'll get exactly what you want--a sold house, plus rental income and someone taking care of your home in the meantime. And in the meantime, you'll have excellent tenants--us--who plan on buying. Does that sound like it would work for you?"

Make sure you're working with a Realtor who understands lease-options and lease-purchases. And have a lawyer help you with the option agreement. There are various provisions you should include to protect yourself.

Finally, here's a link to a blog I wrote on how to find lease-options:

Hope that helps.
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Anna M Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Williston Park, NY
Wed Oct 26, 2011
Anna M Brocco answered:
See links for helpful information; also visit with any loan officer(s).
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Anna M Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Williston Park, NY
Thu Aug 11, 2011
Anna M Brocco answered:
There are other factors besides credit that determine qualification, therefore visit with any local loan officer; after reviewing your overall financials, credit, debt, etc., a determination can be made; if you don't yet qualify, he/she may offer great suggestions as to what needs to be done in order to qualify in the near future.... ... more
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Anna M Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Williston Park, NY
Mon Jun 13, 2011
Anna M Brocco answered:
Keep in mind that taxes do vary by exact location, property size, upgrades, schools, etc., if referring to a specific property any local agent can give you the information, or consider contacting the local tax assessor's office. ... more
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Ryan Walley, Real Estate Pro in Williamsville, NY
Tue Sep 14, 2010
Ryan Walley answered:
Check out each banks individual website. They almost all have a REO page under mortgages.
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Adalberto Ar…, Real Estate Pro in Edinburg, TX
Tue Sep 14, 2010
Adalberto Arguelles answered:
It all depends how bad do you want it, if you are just investing and have time to wait for the good deal, then go below market 5-10% if its a multiple offer and you really want it, I suggest to bid 15% above. That is a personal oppinion from my experience. ... more
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Joe Sorrenti…,  in Buffalo, NY
Tue Oct 13, 2009
Joe Sorrentino answered:
The problems may be caused by the new MLS which is causing several problems
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Dp2, Other/Just Looking in Virginia
Mon Jun 22, 2009
Dp2 answered:
If you intend to work with investors, then you probably should read some materials on working with investors.
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