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Thu Jun 23, 2016
Energized answered:
I worked for 35 years and unfortunately my health dwindled away until they suggested that I get on disability. I have a variety of problems from breathing to back operations to other ailments.etc.etc.The doctor i saw sent it through on my first visit. So I now receive SSDI every month. I went through all the paperwork with USDA to try to get a loan for a house that I could afford. The loan that they said they would give me wasn't really enough to buy a decent home that didn't need extreme repair work from the get go. Unless I know someone who is a handyman and will do all the work for free, I was afraid the ceiling was going to fall down or the floor was going to cave in at the houses I looked at for the price. So, yes, you can probably get a loan, but it depends on how much you draw on disability. The thing is, you can't receive or make more that $2,000 a month. So based on that USDA calculates what you can afford a month. House payment, bills, etc. etc. So unless you have some back-up money you can add with the loan or get another loan from somewhere else your probably going to have to be happy with a real fixer upper of a house. If you got money from an inheritance or other resources you will be fine to make things work out. ... more
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Wed Mar 9, 2016
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Mon Sep 8, 2014
Radlie Hunter answered:
Do you mean buy a home directly paid for by disability benefits or are you asking if there is housing out there similar to what you are currently paying? I think I've heard of subsidized housing for those on ssd... otherwise if this is a legal question just call a lawyer who specialized in those questions. If you already found an answer we'd love to know, or please add more details.. ... more
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Tue Aug 26, 2014
Steven Pacchiano asked:
why is my listing - http://www.trulia.com/property/3165000249-Condo-Queens-NY-11417, say its a condo? Its syndicated from postlets where its listed as a 2 fam & syndicated to Zillow…
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Sun Jul 28, 2013
Jacques Ambron answered:
neighborhoods in the area are always changing and therefore varied. As a broker we are forbidden for answering such questions. As mentioned, go to the are you plan on living in and spend some time. This will help you assess whether or not you will feel comfortable there ... more
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Wed Mar 27, 2013
jackson_richard22 asked:
have daughter with me.she has whom is living with me.house is priced below market value and is affordable,but wont last long on the market.
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Thu Feb 21, 2013
Richard Persaud answered:
Absolutely one family that is a short sale or REO but there competition for these homes but there are out there with the right agent working for you you can find it.
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Sun Jan 6, 2013
Brandy Shepherd asked:
I am disabled living on a small fixed income I wish to live on the beach anywhere on the West Coast of Florida is that at all possible also I have bad credit?
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Sun Oct 30, 2011
Jacques Ambron answered:
Our office handles Kew Gardens Richmond Hills Ozone Park and woodhaven. In these areas the market is still holding at it's level. I don't see a decline or rapid rise in prices for a while. A good way to judge is get a cma for your home to determine the best way to market your home. ... more
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Sat Oct 9, 2010
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Wed Sep 8, 2010
Jeanne Feenick answered:
Hi Kitty, sites track "views" by tracking the number of clicks to the detail page of the property on the site. Most times, that service is available to agents that pay a premium for the service, and if they do they can share that information with you. It is useful because it is one gauge of whether your property is presented in such a way that it is drawing attention from the online consumer - and make no mistake about it, that is where the buyers are these days.

Hope that helps.

Best,
Jeanne Feenick
Unwavering Commitment to Service
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Wed Sep 8, 2010
Jeanne Feenick answered:
Hi Kitty, "move in condition" is generally a descriptive field. Matters of condition are somewhat subjective, and so what may be "move in condition" to you may not be to others. Because of this I think it best that it remains a descriptive field. Agents/sellers will present their homes in the best light and so while some may boast great condition, those that are sub par will likely not broadcast that the condition is sub par. The goal is to be truthful but at the same time to draw attention, traffic and offers. Condition issues should be reflected in price.

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Jeanne Feenick
Unwavering Commitment to Service
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Tue Sep 7, 2010
The Stephen FitzMaurice Team answered:
You can always ask people to take off their shoes - lock away valuables.
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Tue Sep 7, 2010
Anna M Brocco answered:
Why not ask your agent the question---there are many sources available that keep track of online viewers, ask your agent, what sources he/she may be using.
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Mon Sep 6, 2010
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Thu Aug 26, 2010
Ralph Windschuh answered:
There is assistance out there for low income home buyers. SONYMA (State of New York Mortgage Association) has a $10,000 down payment assistance grant. If you have no credit history, it's almost as bad as a poor credit history. Also, you may be able to get an FHA loan but you do need to have at least 3.5% of the purchase price to put down as a down payment and finance the rest. You may want to speak with a bank and also a credit counselor on building your credit.

Ralph Windschuh
Certified Buyer Representative
Senior Real Estate Specialist
Associate Broker
Century 21 Princeton Properties
631-467-0009
rwindschuh@c21princetonproperties.com
In The Top 2% of Century 21 Agents Nationwide!
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