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Thu Nov 10, 2011
Joanne Mckee answered:
In any offer make sure in your due dillegence time period that you the buyer have clarity on this or any specific grey area. And know that the HOA's 'guidelines and rules and bylaws' may change throughout the time frame you live there. Get involved in your HOA so you know what is going on. ... more
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Tue Apr 1, 2008
Joan Keating answered:
Unfortunately, you cannot determine negotiation by percentages in this fairly volatile current market. Each property is priced according to location, condtion, size, quality and finish. Not all properties are priced to be discounted-the market hype in the media is just that HYPE. All real estate is local. A good agent is essential to navigating the area that you are searching in. Interview your prospective agent and ask them to define their experience and knowledge in the area you are searching. Any agent with experience knows their market and can direct you on the price of the property you are considering. If they cant, you should look for another agent. I am active in the tristate area Prudential network, grew up in New Jersey and would be happy to refer you to a reliable resource in Newark. ... more
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Wed Jul 23, 2008
Emily Lowe answered:
Hi Maribeth, There are several ways to find a buyers agent. This website is a good way to start... For example, I could find a reputable buyers agent for you through Prudential because our companies work together no matter where they are located! Also, you could ask your friends and family if they have had any experience with buyers agents in your area. Another idea would be to go to some Open Houses this weekend and get a feel for several different Realtors in the area that you would like to buy in. Trust your gut as to who you like, but also do your homework! Ask for references from them and ask to see their license, etc. Hope that helps and let me know if I can help you! ... more
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Mon Feb 9, 2009
Marc Paolella answered:
Hi Rebecca,

It is definitely not too soon to start. Many home sales take 2-4 months to consummate. I would get yourself a buyers agent if you don't already have one.

I also would not tell anyone that he grew up in the house. This news could cause the sellers to remain a lot more firm on their price if they think there is unusual motivation on your part. Frankly, I wouldn't tell anyone about this if at all possible, not even your agent.

Loose lips sink ships in this business.

Also check out your credit score as soon as possible. You want it to be 680 or better to achieve the best rates. That can be checked as part of your mortgage pre-approval, which you will need to do anyway.

If you have any more detailed or confidential questions, contact me through my website.

Good luck! This sounds like an exciting possibility.

-Marc
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