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Wed Jul 6, 2016
Angelica P answered:

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Thu Jun 23, 2016
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Wed Nov 18, 2015
Eric R asked:
I am a student who will be moving to the Olean area for a six month internship come this January. I am looking for a reasonable one or two bedroom apartment for myself, my girlfriend, and…
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Sun Sep 15, 2013
Cathleen Pritchard answered:
Certainly you can list your home with a Realtor when you are for sale by owner. Listing with a Realtor will definitely get you more results and most important, your Realtor will know the price to list your home to get the most visibility and interest. A Realtor will work on resent sold's and current actives to get the best price for you. ... more
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Wed Jul 31, 2013
Joseph Chamberlain answered:
I would suggest going to your local bank and ask to get pre approved for a mortgage. They will be able to tell you what price range you can afford. If your unable to qualify for a mortgage, they should be able to tell you how you can repair credit to be eligible. Thank You, ... more
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Thu Mar 7, 2013
Dennis Pezzimenti answered:
I think the only way you are going to be able to purchase this home is by talking to the landlord about an option to buy with him holding the mortgage for you. You will have to work out the interest rate and terms, but also see if he/she would be willing to put a portion of your rent money toward the down payment. ... more
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Mon Mar 21, 2011
Don Tepper answered:
How low can you offer? Depends on the seller's motivation and amount of equity in the property.

I understand your concern: It's a pretty big gap between, say, $77,000 and $67,000. And even bigger if you go up to, say, $83,000.

You say "People keep having me look . . . " Ideally, you should be working with one agent--one you select. Not a listing agent who may have listed one of the higher-priced homes. First, make clear what you've been approved for. If all you then get are still homes that might be outside of your price range, ask: "Print me a list of all available homes in __________ [location, or x miles from a central spot] that are priced between $60,000 and $70,000." Then see if there are any in that price range that might work for you. If not, certainly consider ones listed for more. But the higher you go--and in your case I'd guess much above maybe $72,000 or so--the less likely you are to be able to get one for $67,000 or less. Again, certainly not impossible, but less likely.

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Sun Sep 5, 2010
Scott Miller answered:
Hi Acer. You'd be better off looking for senior rooming houses on Craigslist. Here's the link for Buffalo, which is closest to your city:


Scott Miller, Realty Associates, Boca Raton, FL
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Mon Feb 16, 2009
Todd VanDyke answered:

The link to the local classified is
so you can keep an eye on the local real estate. In the meantime I will keep looking.

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