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Sat Jan 28, 2017
Malgorzata Ringston answered:
Talk to attorney, and take it from there before gets out of control between family members.
God Luck!
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Sat Aug 27, 2016
Karima answered:
Home sale is $229000. Made an offer of $225000 with 3.5% closing buy seller declined. Recently home had damage that was repaired however gave an offer of $227900 with 3%. Wanting to know if that is a good buying price given the repairs. I would like 4% but not sure ... more
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Thu Jul 28, 2016
Maricris A answered:

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Tue Apr 19, 2016
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Tue Mar 29, 2016
MCM_STL answered:
You can't do that at all. Google the phrase "Arms Length Affidavit short sale" and educate yourself.
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Wed Oct 14, 2015
Malgorzata Ringston answered:
You can use Trulia, Zillow, mlsli, and many others, select the area and you there. But the best way to do it is to work with real estate agent.
Good Luck!
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Wed Oct 7, 2015
Malgorzata Ringston answered:
Remember sellers agent have fiduciary duty to the seller you need to have real estate agent who will work for you. Why taking chance.
Good Luck!
Malgorzata Ringston
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Thu Aug 20, 2015
John Broussard answered:
We offer a Conventional Blanket loan based on cash flow and also a Hard Money Blanket Loan, For purpose of Refi Cash Out's and Purchases. Minimum Loan amount 300K, max loan amount 50MM. This is a Nationwide program.

For more details give me a call.

John Broussard
Newbridge Investments
713-777-9996 Ext 103
Direct 832-429-4389
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Tue Jun 9, 2015
Rosemary Talkin answered:
Hello Magblusteel, Getting a new rental property in Valley Stream next week. Let me know what you are looking for so that we can continue. Rosemary Talkin, Exit Links Realty, 917-375-3024 ... more
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Thu Apr 23, 2015
Jackson Willis answered:
I think it's important just to make sure that you're getting what you need. You need to be prepared and protected from the possible things that could damage my house. If we do what we can to keep ourselves as protected as possible, we will be fine. You need to talk with your insurance agent to make sure that you get the coverage you need. If you don't need something, you shouldn't pay for it. That way you have the money for what you need. If you plan this properly you'll be fine when everything is done.
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Tue Mar 17, 2015
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Fri Jan 16, 2015
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Mon Nov 24, 2014
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Tue Nov 11, 2014
Julian answered:
Utterly disappointing with Beka Property Management, applied for a rental home asking for $825 a month and I gave all my information for the application. I was charged $120 for the application and denied due to being Self - Employed and thus not having any wages that could potentially be garnished or so explained the "Owner" Van Mamula.

My conversation with him was somewhat pleasant until he mentioned that ultimately it came down to his decision on renting my family the home and that he did not want to rent to a person who was self employed, this is acceptable and I understood completely what he explained to me.

What did shock me was that one of his agent's a Kathleen Cracraft, had assured & guaranteed that the house was mine to rent. She never returned calls, insisted that the owners of the home were out of tow so she had to check with them and much more b/s that told me that she had a problem with me or my family living there. She had told me that this application was more of a formality but that she would hand us the keys to the home "On Monday" so we could move in.

This was on a Thursday so I thought "hey atleast that's out of the way," but I was wrong, I called the agent Kathleen Cracraft on Monday November 10th and she told me that I had to call her boss Van Mamula for information on the application, this seemed odd since I had already given her a deposit for the home and she had assured me that we would have the keys to the house on Monday afternoon. After receiving the news she had nothing to tell me but sorry.

The reason for this review was to highlight the more negative part of this experience with Beka Property Management and its agent Kathleen Cracraft. When she showed my family the home she initially wanted to know if we were of Hispanic descent and what would occur when we were pulled over driving without a valid license (referring to my family living illegally in the USA thus not having a valid drivers license). From what I recall the exact words were "What happens to you people when you get pulled over?". Im not sure what this meant, or exactly what she was thinking of when she asked this question but my wife and I were both born in the United States and as a newlywed couple we were looking for a place to rent closer to my family. I certainly do not tolerate racism or any sort of discrimination and I am glad that we are going with another company that follows the Fair Housing Act of 1968 that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, or national origin.
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Thu Oct 9, 2014
Anna M Brocco answered:
According to MLS taxes are $12,317.58, however it's always a good idea to re-verify. For other available area properties check
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Thu May 29, 2014
Oleg Volfman answered:
Hello Petroline.

Give me a call and we can find you the right home. There are plenty of properties around transit lines.

If my response was helpful, consider clicking BEST ANSWER!

Thank you for your valuable time!

Oleg Volfman, CBR, RSSP
Lic. RE Agent, Office Manager
Quick Deal Realty, Inc
Office 516-599-5559
Mobile 917-685-0489
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Fri May 16, 2014
Malgorzata Ringston answered:
The process of buying your first home can be extremely daunting, and although buyers may feel overwhelmed with information, in a market where first-timers are often outbid by buyers with cash on hand, doing your research and being as prepared as possible are key.

First of all, figure out how much you can afford. Meet with a lender to review your finances and establish a realistic price range.

Shop around for a mortgage. Look up who has the lowest mortgage rates online first, then call lenders and ask for a written list of their fees so you make sure to get both the lowest rate and the lowest fees.

See if you quality for down-payment assistance. There are several of these programs offering services.

Get preapproved for a loan. This will make your offer more attractive to sellers, as there is less likelihood your loan won’t be approved while you’re in escrow. Find out from your mortgage lender what kind of paperwork you need to submit to get preapproved. These often include W-2s, pay stubs, bank statements and tax returns. Get your credit report and make sure there aren’t any abnormalities that need to be addressed.

Find a great real estate agent. . Don’t forget that if a particular agent isn’t meeting your needs, you don’t have an obligation to continue using them.

When do you find a home that you’re ready to make an offer on, take the market into account – if it’s a sellers’ market and the home is priced well, you’ll probably want to make an offer either at the asking price or possibly even a little above. If the seller knows they will get multiple offers, you want yours to stand out.

Just like everyone else who you employ in your home search, you are free to use a home inspector of your choice. Get recommendations from friends and family to make sure you’re getting a trustworthy inspector.
Good Luck!
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Wed Apr 30, 2014
Hezrell Vasquez answered:
Good morning Richard,

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Best regards,
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