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Home Buying in Westchester : Real Estate Advice

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Thu Oct 8, 2015
Cen258 answered:
I'd say sure....but then again, think about that unsavory client moving into your neighborhood. Would you want that client living next door to you?
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Sat Apr 5, 2014
Bob Brandt answered:
2 Realtors may be best if you are looking in areas that are far apart and want an expert in each area.
If your agent is not returning calls or actively trying to help you, it is easy to see why you would want more help to cover your bases.
One full time available agent with lots of local experience should be all you will need.
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Wed Feb 12, 2014
Elijah and Marisol Nora answered:
I am surprised that I am the first one to answer your question. Unfortunately, I can not adequately answer it but I am sure an agent in your area will soon respond. Best of luck!
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Sat Aug 31, 2013 asked:
We currently live in a community that has a decent elementary, intermediate and middle school. Our high school ranks horribly and is unsafe. We could stay in our current home and send…
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Wed Jun 19, 2013
sas0701 asked:
Hi, We are looking to buy land soon to build a pre-fab home (like in the next few years.

Things that are important to us:
School district
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Sun Mar 31, 2013
Laura Garcia answered:
It's difficult to forecast how the market will react to so many variables that effect pricing, inventory and valuation. It's not a coincidence that when the unemployment numbers improved, so did the housing market. One thing we can say for sure, you definitely want a local agent who knows your market area and can quickly identify any specific market challenges that may or may not impact your decision to sell. We live in Westchester. We know the market. We would be glad to provide you with a Comparative Market Analysis that can help you understand your options.
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Thu Oct 25, 2012
Ann Ryan answered:
Chaancie... do NOT wait... see if you can do a short sale NOW... NOW before the foreclosure happens!

If you send me an e-mail, I'd be happy to send you a list of short sale negotiators in Florida who have closed hundreds of these deals. I can also check the current status of the property for you.

In my area, a correctly priced short sale can get multiple offers within just a week or so to take to the bank.

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Mon Oct 1, 2012
Dana answered:
Im still working on repairing my credit, are there any open government grants Also looking to move within 3-6months to Yonkers, New Rochelle, or Elmsford Greenburgh any ideas???
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Sun Jul 15, 2012
Laurenalvarez33 answered:
I should add it's westchester, NY
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Sat Apr 2, 2011
Brandon Schuppe answered:
Gladys... This was a question from 3 years ago.
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Fri Jan 7, 2011
Ranj Mohip answered:
Not yet, but who knows. Lots of cities and counties in Illinois are offering "down payment assistance" to buyers now. You can always check those out.

The information in this answer provided by Attorney Ranj Mohip is general information and is not intended as legal advice, nor does the attorney intend to create an attorney-client relationship with any reader by answering this question or otherwise contributing as a member of ... more
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Wed Jul 21, 2010
Anna M Brocco answered:
Keep in mind that any qualified loan officer(s) may offer great advice as to how improve your credit in the fastest time--and their scoring is often different--in the meantime, pay all bills on time, pay off old debt, pay down debt, dispute any old negatives, no new debt , don't close accounts, work with a secured credit card, etc. ... more
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Thu May 20, 2010
delete delete answered:
And let's not forget the asset management companies that sometimes swoop in and may buy in bulk, taking hundreds of properties off a banks hands for a discounted cost.
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Sat Jan 23, 2010
Laura Karambelas answered:
Hi Mike-

I was reading some of the answers below. Many agents answering are from out of state and may not know that Illinois is a "judicial" state. You need to contact an attorney to get your questions answered as they are "legal" questions.

I hope this helps!
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Sun Jan 4, 2009
Wayne Beals answered:

I live in Proviso Township, Feel free to contact me regarding the details of your situtation. William is right, a short sale preferable to foreclosure.

I am happy to evaluate your current pricing and the market data. If a short sale is a possibility, I recommend trying to pursue it. I have worked on a few and can share my experience.

If you are already listed, ask your agent about the short sale process.

Best of Luck.
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Wed Dec 10, 2008
Anthony Marciano answered:
Taxes are based on valuation of the land plus its improvements. If you are increasing the value of your property by making it a 1 family home then your taxes will technically increase based on the renovation. More times than not a commercial property tax will be higher than a residential home. Either way, you will have an opportunity to file a tax grievance with the town the home is located in. Ask your attorney for a reccomendation.

Anthony Marciano, Broker
Century 21 Marciano Real Estate
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Tue Aug 5, 2008
Greg Zaccagni answered:
Are you aware your question is posted in ILLinois? The mls can be searched for words like "recent rennovated". Your local newspapers will have lots of ads from investors looking for buyers too. ... more
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