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Mon Jul 31, 2017
Mary answered:

Pending means an offer has been made on the home and it is in the process of closing.

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Mon May 1, 2017
Kim asked:
We're looking for a 1 or 2 bedroom apt for rent in queens. Max $2000 a month. Together we make about 110k annually but our credit scores are bad. Mostly due to things from the past.…
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Tue Mar 14, 2017
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Sun Jul 3, 2016
L Fred answered:
Strange - I couldn't add more - anyway - I just bought 60 acres in East Texas. As I completed the sale, I realized my realtor had lied to me.

Back story - my realtor happened to be the listing agent for an acreage I liked. He explained the issues associated with that, and I was ok with it. When I went to negotiate the deal, he told me mineral rights were sold years and years ago, and no one knew to who.

I was upset, as I did not want to buy a property without total control, but decided my wife loved it, so Id risk it.

As we completed the deal I off-hand asked him, did you ever hear who might have bought the mineral rights, and he looked at me straight in the eye and said "Mrs. **** owns them." I was flabbergasted and was so shocked I could barely think straight.

He was enough of an accomplished liar, that he never put it in writing. Is there any recourse? Any board I can complain to, to at least get his name in the mud for this ridiculous crap.

Does anyone else hate realtors?
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Sun Mar 22, 2015
sandschris asked:
me to extend the mortgage approval at a cost of $2600. I asked the sellers agent to have her client pay for the extension as she was in a rush and this was her fault. The sellers agent said…
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Sun Mar 15, 2015
Dilza Chang answered:
Sunnyside Studio - on 5th Floor , Price $138,000/Great LOcation /Great Building
If interesting, please call: 718-639-3669 Dilza
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Thu Feb 12, 2015
jessacorn answered:
Looks like my long-winded question got cut off. Here's the rest:

Fast forward three weeks to today, when we receive the appraisal from our lender (the builder's preferred lender) - coming in right at $615k. Comps listed on the appraisal included the nicer home across the street, WHICH SOLD FOR $592k.
We are furious and feel taken advantage of and lied to. I was able to find the email from our agent that contains the misinformation that helped inform our decision.
Is there any recourse? We are visiting the home in two days for a walk thru and want to bring this up to the agent in person.
Any advice?
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Sun Jun 22, 2014
Martina Ryan answered:
There are a lot of buyer brokers that can work with you. What are you shopping for I may be able to help.
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Sun Jun 22, 2014
Martina Ryan answered:
You can do it in writing or verbally. It is usually via your agent.
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Sun Jun 22, 2014
Martina Ryan answered:
Yes it is. It has some great properties. As to safety it is like most other neighborhoods.
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Sun Jun 22, 2014
Martina Ryan answered:
Probably on average 10% but it depends on a lot of variables. LIC has appreciated more than other areas so it all depend on location.
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Mon Nov 18, 2013
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Thu Jul 25, 2013
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Sun Mar 10, 2013
Mack McCoy answered:
rjtech, we can tell you whatever you want to read, but you can't sue her without an attorney willing to represent you, and it would be up to that attorney to find a point of law on which to hang your case.

So, long story short - call your attorney tomorrow. To protect $45,000 a month, $700/hr doesn't seem like all that much.

All the best,
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Sat Sep 29, 2012
Nirmala Caraballo answered:
Dear Ciara,

Here is a link to information re SONYMA.. You loan professional should be able to give you an estimated closing cost sheet, so you can have an idea of what you need to bring to the table to close on property.

Good luck.
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Sat Sep 15, 2012
Martina Ryan answered:
I would need more details for an accurate answer:
Plot size
190K sounds off for a property your size.
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Wed Jun 20, 2012
My NC Homes Team answered:
If the property is listed in your local MLS system seller agent has already agreed to pay a commission to a buyer broker. If it's not then the Seller can do as they like. However you seem to indicate the Seller is a licensed agent, which means you can file a formal complaint against them both with your state real estate commission and with the local Board of Realtors.

Honestly it sounds as if the Seller is a total jerk, and frankly if their already this bad why would you possibly want to buy their home. The entire transaction is going to be nothing but painful, If I were you and wanted the house (which I probably wouldn't after encountering the Seller) I go back to them and say the new price I'm now offering is $120,0-00. My deal would be as-is (trust me you don't want to try and deal with this idiot on home inspection issues and that my offer was good for 1 day only,.

If you want the best advice I an offer, it's forget the house, file a complaint against the seller /agent and move on. Buyers should remember there's always another home, I doubt there anything really remarkable about this property and life is too short to waste it on jerks.
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Fri May 25, 2012
Nida Kabbaj answered:
If you are working with a real estate agent, he or she should be able to recommend loan officers , mortgage companies and/or banks they worked with in the past. If you need any recommendations, feel free to contact me.

Nida Kabbaj
Exit realty by the park
Queens, NY
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