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Wed Dec 13, 2017
Lisa Ritchie answered:
You can TRY to negotiate down by $50 or $100/month but most management companies are firm, a private owner may be more flexible. Sadly we are in a landlord's market; demand is high and available apartments are few. ... more
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Wed Nov 15, 2017
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Thu Mar 23, 2017
Bonnie Salsone asked:
You need to get the rental products correct. Remove immediately
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Fri Apr 22, 2016
Louis answered:
Everything is negotiable.

An easy way to handle this is to make the deal contingent on the seller rebating 3% to you at settlement.

Just remember that no matter what a real estate agent tells you, they are putting their own interests first. It's up to you to put your interests first. ... more
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Fri Aug 7, 2015
Kathy Burgreen answered:
This is a public forum answered by homeowners, real estate agents & other people interested in real estate. Its not answered by Trulia employees. Therefore, unless somebody lives in the area of Lido Towers, nobody on this forum will have an answer for you.

As for a reverse mortgage, you must be 62 yrs. or older to qualify + you must have equity in your home.
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Tue May 19, 2015
Gayle Sabol, Sabol Associates answered:
Hi Alan,

As everyone has already mentioned, a Realtor who specializes in condos is your best bet. As a Realtor who has run an on-site sales office for over 30 years in Clinton, MA (central MA), I know that it is very important to have up-to-date information on the association, condo fees, etc. before selling. Also, you might have a specific style of unit that is particularly unique or desirable (upgrades, number of bedrooms, location in the association, etc.). This is also an important factor to take into consideration.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask.

Gayle Sabol
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Tue May 19, 2015
Gayle Sabol, Sabol Associates answered:
Hi Ashley, great question!! To find condos that are FHA approved, please visit this website:

This is the federal government's website which lists condo associations up to date on their FHA approvals. If you have any specific questions about condos, I would be happy to answer your questions. I have run an onsite sales office in Clinton, MA (central MA) for 30 years and I am very knowledgeable about condos. I hope I can help!

Gayle Sabol
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Thu Apr 16, 2015
Anna M Brocco answered:
Much depends on exact location, size, amenities, etc.; you can check for available area properties....
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Sat Jul 19, 2014
Oleg Volfman answered:

Have you considered buying a rental property or investment property? I work with many buyers, and some are investors that are looking just for that. Give me a call if you are interested.

If my response was helpful, consider clicking BEST ANSWER!

Thank you for your valuable time!

Oleg Volfman, CBR, RSSP
Lic. RE Agent, Office Manager
Quick Deal Realty, Inc
Office 516-599-5559
Mobile 917-685-0489
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Thu May 29, 2014
Richard L Bradshaw, Jr answered:
The Listing agent has a duty to represent the Seller and get the best value for the Seller. If you are working directly with the Listing agent, the agent cannot give advice and counsel to you that would hurt the Seller's position. It is best to ask for and Intermediary agent to represent you in the transaction or hire your own Buyer agent from another Brokerage. Commissions are generally paid by the Seller in the transaction. If you need a referral, please contact me as our company works with a nationwide Brokerage referral network. ... more
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Thu May 8, 2014
Malgorzata Ringston answered:
Whether you apply to a bank or use mortgage broker there are advantages and disadvantages with each strategy. Compered to mortgage broker, bank might have less mortgage options available and also banks they are more conservative and selective when lending. The biggest advantage of mortgage brokers is that they know the business. Broker save you time they handle paperwork,this is for you saving of time ,work and stress. Also the can frequently reduce the processing time of an application. Each person must take this important decision based on the individual situation, you should speak with friends, family members and professionals who have been through the process. ... more
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Tue May 6, 2014
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Thu Jan 30, 2014
Anna M Brocco answered:
For any necessary legal advice consult with an attorney; generally the landlord can have such a requirement; you are free to negotiate, or walk away...
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Sat Jan 18, 2014
If you have received 1099 for 2012 and 2013 I may be able to help. My contact information is given below.

Sanjeev Ahuja, NMLS #148731
Mortgage Broker
Home Funding LLC
110 Jericho Turnpike Ste 214
Floral Park, NY 11001
Direct Phone 917-517-2552
NYS Registered Mortgage Broker, Dept of Financial Services, Loans arranged through third parties (NMLS # 885573)
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Fri Oct 18, 2013
rentland answered:
Property taxes for a bungalow type home on the West End are about $7,000, and are increasing about $500 - $1,000 per year under the recently elected Democrats. A more modern home or a two story place will pay closer to $10,000 per year. If you shop wisely you may find a place paying closer to $5,000, but most of them will have very high flood insurance rates.

In Long Beach, the tax bill is a combination of three taxes, County/State, School District, and City of Long Beach.
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Thu Oct 17, 2013
rentland answered:
Check out my two rentals. I'm not a broker, and I charge no fees. They are both within your price range and are nice places steps from the beach in a great part of town.

Local 3's a plus. We're a Union Family! ... more
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Fri Apr 19, 2013
John Roberts answered:
I just bought a home in a similar circumstance. I went to contract, my bank would not lend to a damaged place. I then went back to seller asked for money off house to do a cash deal and waive mortgage contingency clause.

Which he did, so now I am closing very soon at a great price.

Most people don't realize you can get a mortgage after you close within a set time period and still be treated as a normal loan that is fully deductible. Or you can do a HELOC vs your primary, a margin loan, 401k loan, bridge loan or bank of Mom and Dad. Or maybe you just have money sitting in bank earning zero.

The amount you can get off to do a "cash" deal even if you are getting a mortgage after closing is worth it.

I got six years worth of the mortgage deduction in a discount for cash plus saved around 4k in closing costs. With Stocks and bonds at highs and banks paying near zero cash is becoming popular.
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Fri Sep 21, 2012
De Vonte Williamson answered:
Hello Mor1179. I commend you for your interest in selling your home. We are seeing home prices rise here on Long Island, as well as Queens. Your question is very common. However, I cannot give you a solid answer. All Brokers have their own way of doing things, and thus--their commission rates will reflect their services. Commission is always negotiable between Broker, and you; the client. Please remember, that you get what you pay for, and I strongly suggest that you choose someone to represent you who is in Real Estate full-time. Set up a no obligation consultation with a few agents, and see what they can offer you, in addition to their fees. Pick the one that you feel will work hardest for you, and has your best interest at heart.

I hope this answered your question! If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact me by the ways below.

Wishing you the best of luck,

De Vonte Williamson
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson
Proudly Serving Long Island
Coldwell Banker Residential
Mobile: (631)384-3695
"I Stand Behind Getting You Results!
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Tue May 8, 2012
Anna M Brocco answered:
You can check check local print media for by owner rentals, always verify ownership before exchanging noney; word of mouth, etc.
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