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Sat May 20, 2017
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Mon Feb 27, 2017
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Mon Feb 20, 2017
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Thu Nov 24, 2016
Jim Campbell answered:
I have been refurbishing homes since 1978 and sell 6 or 7 homes a year. I am always getting calls from realtors and I never use there services because of the amount they charge. I originally used them in the beginning for about 2 years and realized I could do a better job and save a whole lot of money.
I now sell my houses at a premium price, where as most realtors think I am over priced, and make a great profit.
Last week I had a young couple come to one of my open houses without a realtor and then returned the next day with one and a contract. I asked them who was paying the commision , they assumed I was. I explained how it worked to them and told them that I was not going to pay over ten thousand dollars for them to buy my house. They did return two days later but they missed out on the house.

I do not see a future for realtors. It has become way to easy to do it yourself.
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Thu Aug 18, 2016
Louis R. Maino asked:
Listed with a broker. We started 5% above house appraisal price for 28 days (no showings), then 10% below appraisal price for 14 days (no showings) and then reduced to 17% below appraisal…
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Sat Jan 24, 2015
Mary Wagner answered:
Hi Judy, my name is Mary. I'd be happy to answer any questions you have about the home sale process. Did you know that homes listed by a Real Estate Sales person usually sell quicker and at a higher value than those sold by owner? Feel free to give me a call, or email, I'd be happy to help. I live in OP, so I'm frequently in your area. or evoice/text at 716.601.4134 ... more
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Tue Nov 18, 2014
Erica Kent/Ashley Jourdan asked:
Mon Jun 2, 2014
Mary Wagner answered:
Hi Nsperoni,

Home pricing is very fluid, it can be impacted by several variables. I see where the home was sold in '09 for 380,000. The owner's circumstances may have changed since then. Have you seen the home in person yet? ... more
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Sun Apr 13, 2014
cmoney.1970 answered:
well that's a mixed question. for example . buying a house compaired ton a mobile home like mine for example. im asking 18900. so you take out a personal loan to purchas. or partial loan. say you have 7000 cash you only need to barrow 12900. whats the payment on that. plus lot rent. or if you had all the cash saved and bought outright. then you own the house free and clear. you still have to pay lot rent. lot rent is actualy rent you pay for the property your house sits on. Like taxes. some people will say wow you pay lot rent after you own it. well ya don't the people that own houses have to pay taxes also. same thing. but . lot rent hear includes water wich is not metered user what you want. it also includes trash removal. I have a double wide lot but pay for a single wide rate because the house is a single wide. I pay 560 a month. my gas budget billing is 70 a month my electric is around 70 a month average . with a 220 dryer that runs on electric. Christmas lights in December. and 2 window airconditioners screaming all summer long. so without cable internet . my total bills . gas electric water trash lot rent total 700 a month. cheeper than renting . and my house also qualifies for star exemption. when the new owner takes over they can qualifie also. that check comes to around 300 for the year. tax break for me. or could be you ... more
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Fri Mar 21, 2014
Anna M Brocco answered:
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Wed Jan 1, 2014
Joe Sorrentino answered:
If your parents are using a Realtor to purchase the property, that Realtor may be able to refer them to another lender in the area. If you have any questions, you can call me direct at 716-998-5637 but, if your parents are using a broker I cannot talk to them about the transaction by State Law.

Your parents should have a Real Estate attorney handling the transaction who may be able to guide them better especially if the lender they are using was referred to them by the buyer agent or if the buyer brokerage is affiliated with whatever company they have applied for the mortgage with.

Do your parents have a copy of the Appraisal? They should be entitled to it especially if they paid for it.
If you would like to e-mail me, my e-mail address is

Joe Sorrentino - Associate Real Estate Broker
MJ Peterson Real Estate
Direct - 716-998-5637
Office Toll Free: 888-807-1715
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Fri Oct 4, 2013
Dan Tabit answered:
I don't have anywhere near enough facts to tell you what to do, or what I would do in the same circumstances, but. Chances are if you've never built before you'll run into cost over runs, which will shrink the difference. You'll also be waiting to lock in a mortgage rate, which has just recently come back down from some recent highs.
Unless building from scratch is an experience you've always dreamed of having, you may want to consider the nearly finished home and at least be in a comparable neighborhood at present market value. The next question is how quickly can you sell the lot and how much will you lose going that way?
There are many issues to consider. Please come back and let us know what you decide when you do.
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Tue Dec 11, 2012
Al Pirro answered:
I Suggest if you are considering the purchase of this home. To have it inspected by a home
inspector. This will help in knowing all the issues of this home after a thorough home inspection.
Usually when a home is selling bellow the market value there can be major issues
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Sat Aug 25, 2012
Joe Sorrentino answered:
It is not Ryan Homes that imposes restrictions, it's the developer of the sub-division. Send me an e-mail with the name of the sub-division or the street name. I work for some builders and I have the deed restrictions for most of the subdivisions. Email me at ... more
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Mon May 28, 2012
Anna M Brocco answered:
For an accurate picture of costs, ask your loan officer and or attorney for a good faith estimate.
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Tue May 22, 2012
Joe Sorrentino answered:
I am really glad that you did respond. Many of us respond and try to provide helpful information but never get any response from the person asking the question. We would really appreciate it if you would keep us informed about how this goes and what your attorney says about this. ... more
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