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Alan May, Real Estate Pro in Evanston, IL
Fri May 13, 2016
Alan May answered:
So, here's a novel idea.

If you're not getting any decent responses from sending out inquiries on a national website... why don't you contact a local real estate agency and ask to "speak" (via telephone) to one of their agents?

It's a tried-and-true method of reaching an agent.
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Paul, Both Buyer and Seller in 11968
Fri Apr 8, 2016
Paul answered:
Let InBedrock.com help you answer the Rent v Buy v Invest question for yourself and your unique situation re: Your monthly rent expense option v house purchase price You would like to buy + all its associated costs like closing/title/mortgage interest/RE taxes/HO insurance/utilities + maintenance costs/broker selling commission/capital gains taxes/and more! InBedrock.com is educational, in-depth, and easy to understand for first-time homebuyers. ... more
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Mglory2363, Home Buyer in New York, NY
Sat Jun 13, 2015
Mglory2363 asked:
Travel to PR 4 times a year to spend time with family. Currently working in NY...good credit...good salary...28 yrs with the same company. Wants to buy now and move in the future; but…
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Anna M Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Williston Park, NY
Mon Jan 12, 2015
Anna M Brocco answered:
Some may/others not but for available area properties you can check www.mlsli.com or consider working with an agent of your own.
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Anna M Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Williston Park, NY
Sat Oct 11, 2014
Anna M Brocco answered:
No link is visible, so the question can't really be answered, but perhaps checking www.mlsli.com may be of help.
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Bonnie Milca…, Real Estate Pro in Sunnyside, NY
Thu Sep 4, 2014
Bonnie Milcarek answered:
Even if it is an exclusive office listing, you should be able to show a property as a buyers agent (as long as the agency is a member of the MLS). This just means that your commission would be paid by your buyer. ... more
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Kentor Johns…,  in Garden Grove, CA
Thu Jun 19, 2014
Kentor Johnson answered:
Well its best to work with one agent in whom you feel confident that will be able to assist you. However, if you choose work with more than one broker you should disclose this information so that there are no misunderstandings.Many brokers will have fiduciary agreement statements for you to sign which document that you are working with them. ... more
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mr_alan, Home Buyer in Glendale, WI
Sat May 31, 2014
mr_alan asked:
This question was asked from http://www.trulia.com/property/1085101217-Coop-Sunnyside-NY-11104
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mr_alan, Home Buyer in Glendale, WI
Sat May 31, 2014
mr_alan asked:
This question was asked from http://www.trulia.com/property/3142658011-4342-45th-St-2O-Queens-NY-11104
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mr_alan, Home Buyer in Glendale, WI
Sat May 17, 2014
mr_alan asked:
This question was asked from http://www.trulia.com/property/3151282575-Coop-Queens-NY-11104
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Bonnie Milca…, Real Estate Pro in Sunnyside, NY
Fri Mar 14, 2014
Bonnie Milcarek answered:
There is low inventory and a high demand for apartments in Sunnyside. A local broker will be able to assist you with finding your new apartment as apartments come on the market. Many owners list with brokers as we take the time to make appointments to show the unit and submit only qualified applications to the owners. Our office has long-standing relationships for over 25 years with the local landlords. We take the headaches out of the rental process for both the landlord and the renter. The brokers fee with our office as is with many other Sunnyside agencies is 1 month fee. I look forward to assisting you with your search should you decide to work with an experienced local broker. ... more
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Bonnie Milca…, Real Estate Pro in Sunnyside, NY
Fri Mar 7, 2014
Bonnie Milcarek answered:
Call or email me as I am a local Sunnyside / Woodside real estate professional at Welcome Home Real Estate and we have a renovated listing in Celtic Park right now. CALL (917)679-9195 or email bonnie@welcomehomerealestate.biz ... more
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Sanjeev Ahuja, Real Estate Pro in Floral Park, NY
Sat Nov 16, 2013
Sanjeev Ahuja answered:
On certain loans you don't need any of your own money. The down payment and all closing costs can be gift or a combination of gift and seller paid closing costs. Please get in touch with me if you want to discuss your personal situation.

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Sanjeev Ahuja NMLS # 148731
Mortgage Broker
Home Funding LLC
110 Jericho Turnpike Ste 214
Floral Park, NY 11001
Direct Ph 917-517-2552
NYS Registered Broker, Department of Financial Services, Loans Arranged through third parties NMLS # 885573
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Veronica Mat…, Home Buyer in West, TX
Tue Nov 5, 2013
Veronica Matus answered:
Sunnyside is awesome! I grew up there and now live borderline with LIC and sunnyside. It's doing great financially and safety wise. All I recommend for first floors always is safety window guards, the ones for the kids who live on upper floors, only because you just make it less appealing for anyone to climb in versus not having window guards. ... more
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Anna M Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Williston Park, NY
Sat Nov 2, 2013
Anna M Brocco answered:
Consider working with an agent or check www.mlsli.com Check local print media for by owner rentals, always verify ownership before exchanging any money; word of mouth,etc.
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Anna M Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Williston Park, NY
Sun Oct 6, 2013
Anna M Brocco answered:
The referenced property is a co-op, however according to MLS currently in contract; for other available area properties check www.mlsli.com
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Anu Dutta, Real Estate Pro in Forest Hills, NY
Fri Oct 4, 2013
Anu Dutta answered:
We specialize in rentals, please check our site www.WERENTNY.com for all our listings
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Trevor Curran, Real Estate Pro in Great Neck, NY
Tue Aug 20, 2013
Trevor Curran answered:
Rent today; Buy tomorrow. How to convert from Tenant to Homeowner.

When I rented my first apartment in Astoria, I did not want to be a Tenant my whole life and pay my Landlordâ€s mortgage. I longed to become a Homeowner.

That’s why I found my way into the mortgage business in 1989 and soon afterward became a Homeowner. Here are the fundamentals any Tenant should know to prepare to become a Homeowner in the future, no matter when that might be.

• Credit: Establish 3 credit accounts, no more than 5. Pay your bills on time. Keep your balances to no more than 50% of your credit limit. Don’t pay off the accounts in full. Keep balances active for 12-24 months. All of the above will provide both a good credit score and adequate credit history to qualify for a mortgage loan.

• Assets: A basic savings budget isn’t hard to do. Pay your rent first in your budget; then set aside 10% of your income before taxes . Make it a budget priority and you’ll still have money left over for entertainment and restaurants and clothing.

How much money do you need to buy a home? Many buyers spend no more than $25,000 to buy their first homes. There are loan programs with low down payment requirements and many real estate agents negotiate for their Buyers a “Seller’s concession” to include the Buyer’s closing costs (which are HIGH here in New York!) in the price of the home.

• Income: Two years consistent income is the basic requirement for either a salaried individual or a self-employed person. Income from Bonus, Commission, and Overtime is treated differently and is best discussed with your Mortgage Banker.

• Market Survey: it doesn’t hurt to go out and get to know neighborhoods where you might like to buy a home. Visit open houses on Saturdays and Sundays. It’s okay that you’re not yet buying; tell the Realtor at the Open House you’re just beginning your “survey.” You’ll also get to know market prices for different kinds of homes. It’s okay to “window shop” homes on the weekend at Open Houses!

I hope these fundamentals will help you better understand the path to homeownership is a process that, with preparation and dedication, you can move through easily. And if you’re interested in getting Prequalified today to create an Action Plan for your future of Homeownership, call me anytime!

Trevor Curran
NMLS #40140
www.tcurranmortgage.com

*If you thought my answer was helpful, please give me a “Thumbs Up” or “Best Answer.” Thanks!
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