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North Tonawanda : Real Estate Advice

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Tue May 17, 2016
Tcraparo asked:
Mon Nov 9, 2015
Scottjohnson1432 answered:
I'd definitely try to get a new roof before selling the house as it can add value and a warranty. But, if it is absolutely unfeasible to add a new roof before selling, I would list high and then negotiate downwards because of the new roof. At least that way you can still get a price close to your top instead of immediately listing at the lowest price. ... more
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Thu Jul 30, 2015
Pam Moore asked:
We've heard sometimes you can get a better deal on a new build. If it's in your approximate price range. Is this true? Will the Builders take bids on new builds?
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Sat Apr 26, 2014
Larry Bartolomei answered:
Hello Marissa - I know of no such grants in North Tonawanda and just checked recently for another first time buyer I'm working with. There is $2000 First Time Buyer grant available from NYSAR. I also know of lenders that will contribute a small amount towards your closing costs. I'd be happy to help you become a first time buyer if you don't already have an agent - contact me at or call/text 716.525.3141. I've helped may first timers realize their dream! ... more
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Sun Oct 6, 2013
Dana Lindberg answered:
How bad is your credit? Do you have resources for down payment? Visit to see if you qualify for 203k loan.

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Tue Feb 26, 2013
aanyonomous answered:
Might be the kids from nearby junior / senior/ elementary schools. this are has lots of kids coming home from school
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Tue Feb 26, 2013
aanyonomous answered:
STAY AWAY from this area. It is older homes on the decline. Maybe 20 years ago the area was OK but now crime and bad economics are moving into that area of town. Still safe place to live, but increasing thefts and vandalism from rentals on nearby streets. House valu will decline. Avoid buying in this area. ... more
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Tue Feb 26, 2013
aanyonomous answered:
more "upscale area" of town. NICE area. main drawback is the street is way too busy. there is high school , junior high school and good elementary schools nearby. However, traffic from these schools is a big nuisance. thumbs up for this area! your house will be surrounded by nice homes and wont lose value. grocery stores, plaza and hardware stores nearby are a plus!!! ... more
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Mon Feb 25, 2013
aanyonomous answered:
this is an older section of town with older, larger homes. it is mainly middle class to lower middle class. there is a "cleaned up" former public housing complex not far away. the elementary school nearest is one of the city's poorest quality. I consider this not a bad area of town to live but dont pay a lot for a home in this area as it is declined. ... more
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Mon Feb 25, 2013
aanyonomous answered:
no...drugs and crime are getting worse. mostly welfare whites with some mix of hispanic and black ethnic group. STAY AWAY from this area of north tonawanda!!!!
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Fri Feb 15, 2013
Christine Greiner answered:
33 Ward Rd is within walking distance of the Niagara River & town parks. Directly across the street is are commercial businesses and a firehouse (Gratwick Hose)
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Sat Jan 19, 2013
Rich Homer answered:
Best next action is to ask a local Real Estate Broker by clicking "Find a Pro" in the main menu at the top of this website.
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Sat Jan 5, 2013
Abu Musa answered:
you may visit www, . Also you may talk to the local police station.
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Sat Jan 5, 2013
Anna M Brocco answered:
The local police department can better answer your question, consider a call/visit; real estate professionals are prohibited from steering, enticing a buyer to purchase, or not, in specific neighborhoods... ... more
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Tue Nov 13, 2012
Ronald Fronckowiak answered:
Melissa & James,

Both of you will need a minimum score of 640 in most cases and most realtors will not show you a home unless you have been prequalified otherwise it might be time unproductively spent for all parties. You may be able to be qualified conventionally with scores below 640 but you must be strong in other areas such as low debt-to-income ratios, high liquid assets, etc.

Please call my office to begin the prequalification process and where you believe your fiance's score lies.

Ron Fronckowiak
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Tue Aug 21, 2012
John Gatas answered:
You can still experience the world and find suitable housing. As a first time home buyer you are eligible for grants not only with some of the financing programs banks offer, but most communities have their own grants for first time buyers. The first step is allowing a lender to pre-approve you to establish your buying power. From there then you can properly plan your purchase. If you have questions visit my website at ... more
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Mon Apr 2, 2012
Gail Gladstone answered:
You should be checking with the local police department; this is not in the realm of what Realtors are permitted to discuss.
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