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Mon Feb 27, 2017
james turano asked:
In my area which includes 5 towns of Queens,NY most agents are like sharks when it comes to making deals and money. But in south Jamaica the agents seem to be lazy and do not want to earn…
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Fri Jan 20, 2017
james turano asked:
Renovated 1 Family-3bedrooms, with $40k Price Reduction in Jamaica? The address is 153-18 119 Avenue. Open House tomorrow,Saturday,Jan,21st. Time 12noon-2p.m.
3% Down if qualified with…
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Sat Aug 20, 2016
Willrin asked:
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Fri Aug 12, 2016
Angelica P answered:

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Thu Jun 23, 2016
Ayesha Brown asked:
2 bedroom 1 bath apartment on 2nd floor of owner occupied 2 family home. separate off street parking available.
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Thu Jun 23, 2016
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Thu Feb 18, 2016
Lynn Blair answered:
Reading through all these comments I am absolutely amazed that no one appears to be saying you not only should co- broke a sale because it is in the best interests of your client ( in this instance, the seller) but because it is the law. I can not imagine why your client would be delighted that you got an in house sale by not exposing the listing on the open market! If the seller is your client, then your fiduciary (loyalty) is to the seller receiving the best price and terms in the shortest period of time. This mandates your exposing the listing on the open market immediately; odds are, the best price and terms are not being held in your pocket. RE agents are agents for others-- not themselves. In my 30+ years of real estate brokerage I have never encountered a listing where it suited the seller not to expose the listing to as many potential and viable buyers as possible; I have encountered countless real estate agents who made that choice not to expose the property on the open market because it suited their own interests-- to keep most of the commission pie for themselves. You must always remember that brokerage is 'doing what is the best interests of another for a fee.'

If NY were not a dual agency state, and could only represent the best interests of the buyer or the seller-- but never both at the same time!-- we would have less of this, clearly unethical, many times illegal type of behavior. If half a commission pie were all you were in for, odds are you'd be marketing that property quickly and to the greatest number of cooperating agents as possible!
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Tue Nov 24, 2015
Kathy Burgreen answered:
Ignore Amelia's advice since she is not familiar with NYC real estate. I'm a retired real estate broker in Westchester. Your issue is you won't qualify for a condo. Condo prices are much higher than $230,000. + you will have to pay a monthly HOA fee (building maintenance fee) + property taxes. HOA fees average $500./month.
If your budget is $230,000., you will qualify for a coop, but you will need to pay a monthly maintenance fee which includes your property taxes.
What I strongly suggest is instead of contacting a mortgage lender, you need to cut your expenses, pay off any outstanding debt and save as much money as possible. Since you don't plan to move for another 1.5 years, you have plenty of time to build up your savings and increase your credit score. You will find the home buying process so much easier in 1.5 years if you do as I suggest.
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Thu Oct 29, 2015
My NC Homes Team answered:
No one at Trulai is in real estate, this is an internet advertising site for real estate. YOu would need to suppy way too much information for anyone on the Internet to possibly give you a good estiamte of value, For this you should either speak to some commercial brokers in Brooklyn and or and appraiser. ... more
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Fri Jun 26, 2015
djennifer009 answered:
I believe it's included with the regular inspection. Since there are so many options when it comes to insulation, it would be hard to regulate new constructions. Just choose the best option for your budget and move forward. ... more
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Sat Dec 20, 2014
Dan Tabit answered:
You need to talk to a Title Company and get this addressed. You can't sell a home that does not have a clear title. Getting the title pulled early allows them to research and satisfy this concern so you can proceed safely. ... more
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Sat Mar 8, 2014
Lance McKenzie answered:
Concessions are a set dollar amount or percentage of the purchase price that a seller agrees to contribute to you, the buyer, towards your closing costs. Therefore "CONCESSIONS AND REQUIREMENTS before calling" means if you will be requiring concessions in order to finance your purchase, you should have all the details of your concession request available when you call on the property. This way the Seller knows up front if your financing concessions are agreeable before the home is even shown. Hope this helps! ... more
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Sun Sep 29, 2013
Gail Gladstone answered:
Depending upon the financing you qualify for, you can have 5-20% down payment (to give you an idea of what purchase price you can handle). You will also need 4-5% of the purchase price for closing costs.

My best recommendation? call Dominick Sutera of Academy Mortgage Corp at 516-655-2900 (or and provide him with your criteria.

Dominick will tell you exactly what you can obligation and no cost.
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Thu May 9, 2013
Anna M Brocco answered:
Rent to own is similar to a car lease. Keep in mind that rent to own can be risky and one could stand to lose a bit of money, therefore do inform yourself well, and consider consulting with an attorney who specializes in real estate beforehand. If you haven't done so yet, visit with any licensed loan officer, see if you can buy outright... ... more
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Wed Jan 23, 2013
First Last answered:
The web reference below includes a map to the location.
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Wed Jul 18, 2012
Anna M Brocco answered:
In this area most owners prefer to sell outright, therefore such opportunities are rare. Do keep in mind that rent to own can be risky, and one could stand to lose a bit of money, therefore do inform yourself well beforehand. Rather try to save up for a downpaymenr, FHA only requires 3.5% down and do continue improving your credit... ... more
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Sun May 13, 2012
Anna M Brocco answered:
Regardless foreclosure proceedings, or not, the rent needs to be paid in accordance with your lease agreement. For any necessary legal advice consult with an attorney who specializes in real estate. ... more
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Sun Mar 4, 2012
The Pierre Team answered:
I agree with Everett. You have to be a licensed real estate professional to do so.
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Sat Mar 3, 2012
The Pierre Team answered:
At this point mickey there are only two options either the seller comes down to the appraised value or the buyer comes up with the difference of 30,000 because the bank will only lend appraised value. ... more
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