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Yesterday at 9:43pm
Kathy Burgreen answered:
Is this for a co-op? That would explain the 25% down payment and why the asking price is $450K. I'm sorry the appraisal is low and unfortunately in New York City, sellers have the advantage that they can get more buyers submitting offers than outside NYC.

If this home was located in a lower income neighborhood of Queens, I would advise negotiating with the seller and seeing if you can lower your offer price. However if this home is located in Astoria, Bayside or the better parts of Queens, your luck at negotiating for a lower offer price is slim - none. You can try and cross your fingers but don't expect much. As for paying another appraiser - it's up to you if you want to spend the extra money but it's 50-50 if a 2nd appraiser will come in at a higher price. It may be worth it if it means paying less than $45K.

Another option is to withdraw your offer and find a cheaper co-op or home. I know in the better neighborhoods of Queens, buyers will submit high offers. You need to know that Brooklyn is too expensive now and Manhattan is out of reach so the borough to target buyers is Queens. When that gets too expensive like Brooklyn, they will head for the Bronx or Long Island.
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Yesterday at 9:11pm
Kathy Burgreen answered:
The 90 day holdover period is to protect the brokerage in case a buyer who saw your home during the contract period and now wants to submit an offer after your contract ended. The issue is the brokerage keeps a list of buyers who visited your home and if a buyer submits an offer, the brokerage wants to get paid. Once the 90 day period is over and if a buyer submits an offer, you do not owe the brokerage a penny.

Try to wait for the 90 day period to end, then sell by owner.
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Yesterday at 8:49am
Bernard G. answered:
Hello,

I have emailed you regarding this concern.

Regards,

Bernard
Consumer Care Advocate
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Yesterday at 12:38am
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Thu Feb 23, 2017
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Wed Feb 22, 2017
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Tue Feb 21, 2017
UpNest answered:
It depends on who you are dealing with. Did your realtor look into the seller and their history. A good realtor can ensure the 15% down is not risky. I would try www.UpNest.com. You can compare realtor fees and ask brokers whether they have experienced this type of situation for free. You should consult with someone who has dealt with this before. ... more
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Tue Feb 21, 2017
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Mon Feb 20, 2017
Brian R answered:
Bottom line: if you have the time and energy, using Hauseit is a no-brainer. You can pay yourself tens of thousands of dollars by saving commission on a broker.

If you're selling your property in NYC, you'll be doing all of the hard work anyway - cleaning and staging the property so that's ready for photography and open houses. You know the property better than anyone and can talk it up. But if you hire a broker, you're out 6% and the alignment of interests are terrible - they want a sale at any price, not at the right price for you.

With Hauseit, you can list for less than $1000. That's the listing itself, photography, and a floorplan - everything you need. Once the listing hits the MLS and StreetEasy, all the buyers' brokers see it immediately and you'll get inbound requests from brokers AND un-attached, individual buyers. If you're lucky enough to find an un-attached buyer (no buyer's broker), you pay 0% commission.

If you have the energy to handle showings and open houses on your own, you can pay yourself tens (or hundreds) of thousands of dollars for the effort. For me, it was absolutely worth it and I'd do it again in a heartbeat.

My personal experience: I had two offers within a week, no brokers involved, and saved all 6%. We had tons of inquiries from buyers' brokers, so the listing got the right exposure and didn't suffer any "FSBO stigma."
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Mon Feb 20, 2017
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Sat Feb 18, 2017
Gregg Pomeroy answered:
Hello, I'm actually a banker and broker.

So when you put an application in with us we actually can go through our list of investors and select whomever we want to invest in your loan at the lowest rates available.

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The best part is even though we select who invests in your mortgage we are the ones who actually underwrite and fund the loan.

We can underwrite in house within 24-48 hours. (That's fast)

I focus most of my attention on lower NY and can lend nationwide.

I would love to help you. If you have any questions or need help with this you are welcome to contact me. I'm available almost 24/7.
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