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Hewey52, Home Buyer in Victor, NY
Thu Aug 18, 2016
Hewey52 asked:
MCM_STL, Home Buyer in Saint Louis, MO
Mon Aug 1, 2016
MCM_STL answered:
They absolutely can. Nothing in the listing is legally binding. You don't have any legal leg to stand on until you have a contract signed by both parties.

I've seen this happen before and in that case it was a reflection of the condition being so poor that the house couldn't be financed.

I have also never heard of an owning bank being remotely this proactive. You're usually pulling teeth to get any sort of response at all. Are you dealing with a financial institution or a unicorn?
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Sally Grenier, Real Estate Pro in Boulder, CO
Sat Jul 2, 2016
Sally Grenier answered:
You need to talk to a lender who can review ALL of your financial info. Also, typically they are looking for a minimum of a 620-640 credit score. But a good local lender can verify that for you. ... more
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Reneenasca, Home Buyer in Niagara Falls, NY
Mon Jun 27, 2016
Reneenasca asked:
Trulia shows that property is for sale by owner but does not provide owner contact phone number or email address. How can I get this information?
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Imagesbywill…, Home Buyer in Lewiston, NY
Mon Jan 25, 2016
Imagesbywillow asked:
Looking for agents interested in listing and selling a smaller home in the LaSalle area
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Deborah Lehm…, Renter in 14303
Fri Sep 25, 2015
Deborah Lehman answered:
Unless your landlady owns the property they live in their is nothing she can do that you cannot do for yourself. Call the police...but then you'll be bringing trouble down on yourself from them (possibly). Find another place and make sure you let the landlady know why you're leaving and how much it's going to cost her in missed rent. Before you rent again, talk to the neighbours and not just the ones next door. You'll get a grasp of the community. ... more
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Kathy Burgre…, Home Owner in Westchester, NY
Mon Jul 27, 2015
Kathy Burgreen answered:
I'm a retired real estate broker. You will need to contact a local agent to assist you. Even though your rental history is perfect, it's useless. Your issue will be having Section 8. Unfortunately, Section 8 & other government assisted programs pay approx. 75% of the market rate rents that landlords want. If you can afford to pay the 25% balance, you will have every landlord ready to give you a lease. If you can't, your search will be difficult. Landlords are required to meet requirements to qualify for Section 8 which they don't have to do for regular renter's. This is the reason why landlords don't like to take Section 8. ... more
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Anna M Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Williston Park, NY
Sun Apr 26, 2015
Anna M Brocco answered:
Don't rely on online valuations. Be mindful that not all online valuations sites provide accurate and up to date comps, some sites contain information taken from a public record that may not have been recently updated, such properties may not be representative of comparable sales in the area; whereas an agent's comps are more fine tuned, customized to the specific property, exact location, improvements, size, schools, etc. ... more
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Mick Trunzo, Real Estate Pro in Wheatfield, NY
Sun Feb 22, 2015
Mick Trunzo answered:
VR pricing is a variable rate pricing strategy that presents a high and low listing price rather than a typical set listing price.

For example; Let's say seller A's agent lists his home for a flat price of $200,000.00 while seller B has the identical house in an identical market and his agent lists it with VR pricing between $190,000.00 & $200,000.00. The VR seller does not intend to entertain offers of 190. Many buyers will be drawn to the lower number and find this to be a very deceptive gimmick. Most agents agree which is why only a very few use this technique. ... more
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Kathleen Llo…, Real Estate Pro in Lewiston, NY
Thu Oct 23, 2014
Kathleen Lloyd answered:
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Edward, Renter in 14172
Thu Jul 31, 2014
Edward asked:
Mick Trunzo, Real Estate Pro in Wheatfield, NY
Thu Jul 3, 2014
Mick Trunzo answered:
The snow varies from year to year. Any given snowfall can be anywhere from a dusting to a foot or so on more rare occasions. The nice thing is that we do have periodic warm ups throughout the winter that melt the snow when we do have an accumulation.

This past winter was one of the worst in recent memory but nothing to worry about especially compared to the hurricanes, floods, earthquakes etc., that the rest of the country has to deal with. We have many mild more winters than bad ones. You just buy a snow blower and use it when needed which is far less than you think and certainly less than you'll use your lawn mower the rest of the year.

Let me know when you're ready to begin your property search. I'd love to help get you situated and the broker I work with (HUNT ERA) specializes in relocation so I can find you a great home and get you transitioned with as little stress as possible.
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Aaron, Home Buyer in New York
Sun Jun 15, 2014
Aaron answered:
What industry? What education level? It's very subjective. Walmart is always hiring. My recommendation is to check craigslist's job listings for Buffalo, NY and compare them to the listings from your own area. That should give you a better idea of what's available.

As you'll read from many different sources, the Buffalo, NY area wasn't really hit by the economic recession of the past decade because it was already at its low point from many years before. That said, when you're at the bottom... things can only get better.
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John Bennett, Home Buyer in Lewiston, NY
Wed Jan 22, 2014
John Bennett answered:
That depends on your lawyer and how busy the season is. Lawyers will order a search and survey not only for you but for many of their clients so this can take some time. If it is a busy real estate season, then expect a more then usual delay. ... more
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rtbanh, Home Buyer in Niagara Falls, NY
Mon Dec 2, 2013
rtbanh asked:
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Beatrice Ann…, Home Buyer in Union City, GA
Wed Oct 2, 2013
Beatrice Annan answered:
Paying for inspection, Painting and decorating, checking electrical s, plumbing, furnace, updating kitchen, flooring, changing carpets. Even if the house in clean, set aside $5000. Property tax can be expensive too, make sure you know how much it is ... more
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Josh Barnett, Real Estate Pro in Chandler, OK
Mon Sep 16, 2013
Josh Barnett answered:
Ask your Realtor, they will be able to help you with your local market.
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Tanya Shephe…, Renter in Niagara Falls, NY
Tue Aug 27, 2013
Tanya Shepherd asked:
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