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Mon Jul 17, 2017
Kathy Burgreen answered:
Yes. Everything regarding a real estate transaction must be in writing otherwise it's not valid.
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Fri Jun 30, 2017
Kathy Burgreen answered:
To give you the correct answer from a long time Port Washington resident and NYC area realtor, buying a home on Long Island has everything to do with the public school districts and proximity to either Long Island Sound or the Atlantic Ocean. The physical condition of the house itself is secondary. I hate to give you the bad news but you will pay more for a house in the better school districts than the exact same house in a lower rated school district.

Therefore, homes in Great Neck, Manhasset, Port Washington, Glen Cove, Roslyn, etc. will sell for much more money than if the exact same house was located in Hempstead, Rockville Centre, Freeport, Merrick, etc. Sorry to disappoint you but the North Shore always had expensive homes compared to the South Shore.

You can try submitting a low offer but be prepared to get rejected. There are plenty of New York City buyers looking to buy homes on Long Island, so you need to prepare yourself for losing out because somebody else submitted a higher offer.

I grew up in Port Washington and graduated from Schreiber High School. I love Port and the public schools were always great. I know it's pricey and so are the property taxes BUT considering how nice the area is, it's worth every penny and yes I know it's expensive. My parents house at 94 Shadyside Ave. was purchased in 1969 for $68,000. My Mom sold it in 2004? for $400K something. That home is now worth close to $800K.
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Sat Dec 31, 2016
Kathy Burgreen answered:
Maybe. The issue is if you are buying a co-op, you will need to be approved by the co-op Board. They will review your finances to verify that your income is sufficient to pay the mortgage loan + the monthly maintenance fee + utilities + transportation, food, etc. Frankly, your income of $46,000. is low or borderline. If you purchase a co-op for $100,000., you have the $10,000. for the down payment but what about closing costs. You will need an additional $4,000. for closing costs (appraisal fee, attorney fee, etc.)

You need to understand that your lender is only interested if your income is sufficient to pay the mortgage loan, They don't care about the monthly maintenance fee. So your lender could qualify you to buy a co-op. However, the co-op Board may reject you because they don't think you qualify. You will need to find a co-op building that is not strict with reviewing applicant's finances.

If you were thinking of buying a condo or a house, you will not qualify. Your income and credit are too low.
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Mon Oct 17, 2016
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Thu Aug 25, 2016
Angelica P answered:

We didn't get enough information about your problem to resolve the issue. Please provide us with complete property address and we will be happy to assist you.

For future reference, you can feel free to contact us about this type of inquiry through our contact form here:

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Sun Jul 10, 2016
Lauren answered:
This is not an ideal commute by any means. It's 45 minutes into Manhattan, and then add the time to get into Brookllyn, which is a minimum additional 30 minutes, by public transportation, depending on where you are going to in Brookllyn. If you drive, it depends on where you are going again. The minimum commute you can expect is at least 1 hour 10 minutes. With Google maps, you can figure this out without asking this question here. ... more
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Sun Apr 17, 2016
Kathy Burgreen answered:
No. Your income is too low and you don't have enough for a down payment. Home prices on Long Island is expensive. Even a 1 bedroom condo sells for $300,000. Property taxes are also very high.

If you're planning to buy, you need to get a 2nd job and try to increase your income to at least 75,000. You also need to save at least $40,000. for a down payment + closing costs.
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Tue Feb 9, 2016
Malgorzata Ringston answered:
You should call your attorney and talk to him about your options. If renovation were made by property owner in 1985 that required a permit and the property was later bought and sold several times, the Building official has the authority to force the current owner to obtain the permit and satisfy all code requirements. Unfortunatly all previous owners are off the hook and the current owner becomes responsible for compliance. Good Luck, I hope somehow you will find better options than 5000
Best Regards
Malgorzata Ringston
Exit Links Realty
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Tue Sep 22, 2015
Malgorzata Ringston answered:
This property was scheduled to be sold at a foreclosure auction on 09/08/2015 at 12:00 AM. Because auction dates often change or are postponed, please confirm the auction date with a foreclosure specialist. ... more
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Wed Aug 26, 2015
Oleg Volfman answered:
Hi Matican.

Try contacting one of the local mortgage brokers to get more info. Enid Adinolfi, Residential Home Funding Corp. 631-946-2931.

Good Luck.
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Sun May 17, 2015
Meek88 asked:
Hi there, looking for an apartment possibly in PW area but am willing to consider a number of areas.

Will mainly be working in Manhasset and when wife joins me a couple months after arrival…
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Sat Feb 28, 2015
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Thu Feb 5, 2015
Anna M Brocco answered:
Never pay a fee to simply view an apartment. Be aware that scams do exist; be mindful that such web sites are third party sites, so the information is fed by various sources, therefore data is not really verified. If you choose not to work with an agent of your own always verify ownership before exchanging any money/personal information--make certain they are who they claim to be. Never wire any money, if it sounds too good to be true, it is. For scam related information see link.
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Wed Oct 29, 2014
Malgorzata Ringston answered:
If the problem is resolved that should not have any affect on the price. Sooner or later we all have to deal with that little problem.
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Tue May 6, 2014
Christian Monge answered:
Real Estate Agents do not value a home, they estimate and suggest the value by what has sold around the area and what is also currently listed. On the other hand, appraisers go more in depth and in a way lean to protect their lenders. Please contact me if you have any questions. ... more
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Wed Apr 30, 2014
Jesse Cardenas answered:
Average selling time for a home can vary and depends on certain variables. Such things to keep in mind when selling your home are: pricing your home properly (the most important factor), effective advertising (using online marketing tools can help track the activity on your home), having a proactive and experienced real estate agent who will devote his/her time and energy to selling your home (constant communication with the client and who knows how to effectively market the property), and market activity in the area.

If you hire an experienced real estate agent, who has the marketing resources to effectively market and sell your property then you should have potential buyers within 30 days. It is important to make sure that any buyer that wants to make an offer on your home that they are pre-approved (rather than pre-qualified). This way the seller has the peace of mind that the buyer can get a mortgage (if necessary) and that the deal will not fall apart at the end due to lack of funds. Hopefully, if you have a pre approved buyer within 30 days then it becomes a matter of having the attorneys draft the sales contract and the bank approving the mortgage. The time for this process can vary depending on the attorney and the lender. Once the contracts are drafted and the mortgage approved then the closing date is set. Usually, as long as everything runs smoothly as possible, the whole process should not take extremely long.

I am a licensed real estate salesperson with Charles Rutenberg Realty, Inc. The #1 selling company in New York. I work with a great sales team who work diligently for our clients. My team includes a mortgage broker who can work to get a buyer pre-approved for a mortgage. If you need any further assistance please feel contact me (646) 404- 1784 or
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Fri Apr 11, 2014
Bill Bodouva answered:
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