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Wed Oct 5, 2016
Gurmeet asked:
Minimum 3 bedrooms
Max rent $2,400 p/m
Looking to move Nov 1st
Email me at
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Sat Apr 9, 2016
Sally Grenier answered:
FYI -- not sure who you're referring to when you say "you own". This is a public website. It's not a real estate company. Trulia doesn't own anything. If you're interested in buying a home, your should contact a local REALTOR who can represent you as a Buyer's Agent. Your agent can access any and all foreclosures (actually called "Bank Owned" or REO) properties. The foreclosure and pre-foreclosure listings you see here aren't necessarily for sale, and may or may not be actually foreclosed on. IT's possible the process has been started, but the owner can always "cure" the deficiencies. This is why you really need an agent who can weed through the junk listings and find you actual homes available for sale. ... more
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Wed Oct 14, 2015
Dan Tabit answered:
Foreclosures posted here by RealtyTrac are rarely actually for sale. RealtyTrac sells subscriptions to information that a Realtor can provide for free. In reality, unless you are an active investor with cash in hand, it's not very helpful.
If you want to buy a home, consider all the inventory. A great local agent can help you find Bank owned homes as well as short sales and conventional sales. There may be good or bad deals among any of these.
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Tue Aug 11, 2015
Msoy2012 answered:
Is there any apartment under $1,200.00/month for rent in Half Hallow School District? Please, let me know me at thanks111
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Sat Apr 12, 2014
Will Roan answered:
it the way it has always been since I have started in 2002 owners have a bottom line set and so are willing to wait most are in no rush to sell, most are not totally honest with their realtors either. So welcome to our world, Normally a property priced at $799K the owner traditionally will accept nothing less thank $750K, Want more we can talk about it if you would like to contact me.
Best of luck to you. FYI you should have a buyer agency agreement when you choose a Realtor
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Mon Feb 6, 2012
Karen Amereno answered:
Hi Irene,

The bedrooms are on the 2nd Floor....Kitchen, Livingrm and Diningroom on the 1st floor,
full finished basement....beautiful end unit!!!

165 Brattle Circle
Villages West
Melville, NY

Karen Amereno
Charles Rutenberg Realty, Inc.
631 767-4817 cell
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Mon Jan 23, 2012
Jacques Ambron answered:
I might also suggest looking for houses that have been on the market for a bit of time. If they haven't been able to sell, they might be happy to find someone who rent to buy, meaning that you commit to the purchase at time of the rental. ... more
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Mon Aug 15, 2011
Lisa Palermo answered:
Good afternoon 'M'...
while i love some of the shows on HGTV, the best advice i can give you as a first time
homebuyer is first, be sure you are working with a buyers agent, someone who is representing
your best interest, second, speak to a mortgage rep to see how much home you can reasonably
afford, then, when you find a home that you feel is the right fit for you, you will have yourself lined
up to know, how much of a down payment you can afford and what is the max offer you will be
comfortable making, knowing what your payments will be.. If you need a sellers concession you
are cutting things close.. and it will appear to the homeowner that you may not be able to afford
the home, deminishing the credibility of your offer.
are you working with a buyers agent now.?
best regards,
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Wed Apr 27, 2011
Patrice answered:
CALL YOUR UTILITY COMPANY. They may have a low interest rate loan available for this purpose. They may have a list of vendors, you can get estimates from. I used the "Borrow to Benefit" program some years ago for the conversion of a split level from electric to gas. It was a very low rate and up to 10 years to pay (always pay off early if possible). Good luck. ... more
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Wed Apr 27, 2011
Anna M Brocco answered:
Unclear are you looking to buy or rent--either way, check out also consider utilizing Google Maps if necessary.
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Sat Jan 22, 2011
Barb answered:
The cooler places are within the villages, like Farmingdale and Huntington Villages. Lots of day and night time activities. Good to start out as renter, get a feel for the neighborhood and then buy.
Life long LI'er, but went to school upstate, Rochester area. You'll love it here as long as you keep to village living. Lots of luck!!
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Wed Aug 26, 2009
Terence K. asked:
Did the loan get denied while in contract?

Let me give it a try? Close within 10 days.
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Sat Feb 14, 2009
Bill Eckler answered:

Have you approached the individual directly about your concerns?

Our advice is to proceed carefully being sure your information is accurate and that you have complete and thorough information. There is no better source to refer your situation to than a real estate attorney. ... more
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