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Wed Dec 7, 2016
Delaneye asked:
I'm in my early twenties and have some inheritance to spend. I'd like to buy an apartment in NYC. I'm currently looking at a listing in Hamilton heights, that seems too good…
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Sat Nov 21, 2015
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Fri Jul 11, 2014
Von Bonilla answered:

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Tue Oct 29, 2013
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Anna M Brocco answered:
Moving is all about personal preferences, therefore choose the area with care....
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Tue Jun 19, 2012
Dear Jill,

I've been helping First Time Buyers for 22 years as a mortgage professional and I will tell you what I have always told my clients here in New York: If you are a First Time Buyer, steer clear of foreclosures and short sales.

Foreclosures are someone else's headache. The home probably has not been well-maintained and you're a First Time Buyer adjusting to paying a mortgage. Do you really want to walk in the door to someone else's deferred maintenance that YOU will have to pay for? Also, if you're thinking there are deals to be had in terms of lower prices, mostly those "deals" go to professional investors who can pay cash, negotiate hard with a Lender, and close fast.

For Short Sales, my attitude of late is that First Time Buyers should steer clear. Short Sales tend to be a better deal for the homeowner than for the Buyer. You'll wait MONTHS for the homeowner's Lender to approve the short sale; maybe as long as Six or Seven Months. Meanwhile, you're stuck in a contract to buy that home. I closed a short sale recently with a Buyer who, after seven months said this at the closing table, "I don't even want this house anymore."

And he didn't even get the "deal" on price he thought he was getting! The house appraised for only slightly more than he paid for it at the short sale price. He walked into this deal thinking he was buying a home for $100,000 less than it's value. In the end that wasn't the case.

There are plenty of motivated Sellers with their homes listed on your local MLS. Go find a good Local Mortgage Banker, get prequalified, then find a great, experienced Realtor, and buy the home you want at the price you're willing to pay. It's a Buyer's Market, after all!

Trevor Curran
NMLS #40140
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Tue May 8, 2012
Luke Constantino answered:
Try Statefarm. I know a few homeowners who have it in Manhattan Beach.
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Sat Oct 22, 2011
Jack Menashe answered:
Most owners prefer short term leases 1-2 maybe 3 years. Certain better management companies may opt for 3-4 max. Please advise budget & I will see what is available.


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Sun Jun 12, 2011
Roberta Wasser answered:
It depends if you are planning to stay more than a couple of years, I would definately suggust its a great time to buy,The rates are low and there is lots of inventory available to see. If you do have bad credit then it would be a good idea to rent till your credit is straightened out,consult an experienced loan officer for details.It is also depending on the area you have choosen to live. Should you have any question feel free to call me anytime on my cell at 914-589-6741 ... more
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Fri Jul 23, 2010
David Rogoff and Bonnie Chernin answered:
Hi Sharon,

You are wise to be cautious because yes, there are scam postings out there. But that is the advantage of having an agent working on your behalf.

We woul love to hear from you. Please give us a call at our mobile numbers below. David and I are full time active agents in Brooklyn, and we are lifelong residents and very familiar with Manhattan Beach. Since you mentioned condos and homes, as well as apartments, it is important to narrow down your search and we can help you with that. Of course, as other agents have posted, pre-approval letter from a financial institution is necessary.

Hope to hear from you, and provide us with a cell and/or e-mail where we can reach you.

Best regards,

David Rogoff and Bonnie Chernin
Fillmore Real Estate - Branch 19
917-593-4068 - David mobile
646-318-5031 - Bonnie mobile
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Fri Apr 9, 2010
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Sun Jun 28, 2009
Anna M Brocco answered:
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