No, that's not common. I would do your pre-approval contingent on the sale of your current home which means you would have to sell your current home before you can close on ... more
If it's not listed on the MLS, it's not for sale. RealtyTrac posts homes that are behind on their mortgage and may be foreclosed upon. They also may find a resolution that nev ... more
Avoid buying there. You will lose money quickly because property values are falling big time.
Also, the land there is contaminated (remember Love Canal ... more
Taxes just about the highest in the state, you will lose money quickly because values are falling. The city is about the highest over-assessed city in the state