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Sat Apr 16, 2016
Joey Garcia asked:
Tue Apr 12, 2016
Kathy Burgreen answered:
I'm a former realtor. You need to either increase your budget or look elsewhere. $1300./month rent is too low. Try getting a 2nd job.
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Thu May 14, 2015
Daniel Hairston asked:
Sat Jan 31, 2015
Natallia Nosovicki answered:
Hello,
The seller is at liberty to put up the property for sale at ANY price he/she desires. Almost in any given market you will find houses that are priced slightly above/below market value, properties priced at market value or very overpriced properties.
For you ,as a buyer, not to overpay for the property, I would suggest consulting with a knowledgeable local realtor who will look at the property, provide you with a comparative market analysis of similar properties recently sold in the neighborhood and will advise you if the property is priced according to the market value.
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Fri Jan 30, 2015
Natallia Nosovicki answered:
For condos/houses : it's all about the closing time.
When there is no mortgage (financing) involved in the purchase transaction the closing time can be brought down to days (given you have great lawyers and realtor who can speed things up). When going after a cash offer the seller eliminates the risk of the buyer not getting a mortgage for this or another reason and therefore saving himself time (especially if the seller needs to sell the property fast).
For co-ops : banks might not be financing the building for a number of reasons which leaves the seller with no other option but to only look for an all cash buyer.
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Mon Mar 31, 2014
Frank Cullen answered:
Hi, we have a gorgeous 4 room 650 square foot co-op on 41st street across from beautiful Sunset Park. $278,000 Owner is motivated.
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Tue Mar 25, 2014
Jose Ochoa answered:
Hello, My name is Jose Ochoa, first you need to get pre approved and then you can come back to trulia and find the property you would like to purchase and come back to me for the loan paper work. call me any time and ill explain in more details. 7187817825 ... more
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Mon Dec 16, 2013
Luis Estrella answered:
Good Morning,

I have several 2 bedroom apartments available within the Brroklyn Area. My company can have your application approved within 24hr. I would love to help you with your apartment search. Feel free to reach me directly by cell 917-602-0293. I look forward to hearing from you.

Sincerely,
Luis

Realtor, Highline Residential
L.Paulino@hlresidential.com
917-602-0293
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Fri Nov 29, 2013
Lior Raviv answered:
Hi Helen,

We have a plethora of properties for you to look at in the Brooklyn area. We pre-qualify all of our prospective buyers for free here at the office. You don't have to deal with any sellers agents because we own all of our properties and sell them ourselves. I would suggest coming into your our office on Jamaica Ave in Woodhaven after going to our website, www.primehomesny.com and looking through our property inventory. If you need any help, give us a call at 718-880-2170. We work with first time buyers all the time, and can guide you through the process of finding the perfect home for you.


PrimeHomesNY
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Sat Oct 12, 2013
Emilio Velazquez answered:
HELP, NEEDED AND WANTED A VACANT BUILDING IN THE FOLLOWING ZIP CODE,(11233, 11207, 11226, 11203.) 8000. SG/FT. OBJECTIVE PROVIDE HOUSING FOR 40 AMERICAN TEENAGE UNWED MOTHERS. IN THE END OF OUR JOURNEY CALL LIFE WE WILL ASK OUR SELF. WHAT DID I DO TO HELP/ASSIST MY FELLOW MAN. MY PRINCIPAL HAS $1.3 MILLION TO WORK WITH. EMILIO THE BROKER . CELL 212-732-6977 ... more
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Tue Sep 24, 2013
Jacqueline Alexander answered:
Dear Erica,
In addition to Mitch's informative response. I would also like to add that here at Fillmore, we afford our clients relocation services that will definitely make your move less stressful.

Give us a call and let us see how we can assist you.
Best,

Jacqueline Alexander
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson
Fillmore Real Estate HQ
2990 Ave U
Brooklyn NY 11229

DIRECT: 347-612-2890
Office: 718-907-1137
Fax: 718-732-1165
Email: jacquelinealexander@fillmore.com
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Wed Aug 28, 2013
Mo answered:
hello my name is Lou and I am a licensed real estate agent working with urban realty in park slope, my job is to help customers find apartment to rent, sale or to buy and I have available listing in many area in Brooklyn, queens, Manhattan, Bronx, renting apartment is my specialty and I will help you find your own place based on your criteria, feel free to contact me at 646 645 7206 to discuss more in detail.
thx
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Tue Aug 20, 2013
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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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Tue Aug 20, 2013
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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