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Home Buying in 11040 : Real Estate Advice

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Mon Apr 8, 2013
Anna M Brocco answered:
Since you mention potential, keep in mind that only the owner will know for sure if the property is headed to foreclosure.....Since most do end up being listed by a broker, consider working with an agent of your own... ... more
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Sun Mar 10, 2013
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Sun Mar 10, 2013
Anna M Brocco answered:
Property taxes do vary, therefore consider working with an agent of your own who can provide any necessary information, or directly contact the local tax assessor's office.
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Thu Jun 13, 2013
Anna M Brocco answered:
Property taxes do vary by exact location, size, schools, upgrades, etc.; if asking about specific properties consider working with an agent, or contact the local tax assessor's office with any questions... ... more
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Tue May 6, 2014
Johnathan Kenyon answered:
Thanks for the question. I would suggest that you visit the house during the times school lets in and out and see what you think. That is definitely something to take into account during your due diligence. I would say an upside, this is me as a parent, you would be able to watch your child go to and from school.

I live behind a school and i actually like the sounds of kids playing sports and the traffic is not to bad. I am in Georgia so I do not know your area, but you can research traffic and physically visiting is the most important thing.

Good Luck!

Johnathan Kenyon
Heather Murphy Real Estate Group
Keller Williams Coastal Area Partners
o. 912-356-5001
c. 912-665-2941
f. 912-356-5101
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Thu Mar 7, 2013
Anna M Brocco answered:
Yes, the owner gets paid regardless the method of payment; however cash offers tend to close quickly, oftentimes no appraisal, sometimes no home inspection is conducted, etc. If looking to purchase in the near future consider an agent of your own.... ... more
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Wed Feb 13, 2013
Anna M Brocco answered:
Since each property is unique and the extent of the necessary work may be different, you will need to learn about labor/construction costs before making your purchase(s)...
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Fri Jun 17, 2016
Roland Vinyard answered:
That may vary locally, but my dollar will be on the brick one. But the actual difference may be far closer than you expect.
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Fri Jun 17, 2016
Rich Homer answered:
This question can be answered many ways and as will all building design, it depends on needs, wants, environment, etc.
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Sat Mar 2, 2013
Anna M Brocco answered:
If you need loan officer recommendations feel free to contact me directly.
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Sun Mar 25, 2012
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Sun Jun 9, 2013
Michael Milligan answered:
Your local county government should have a website with tax information to which you can refer. Contact a local REALTOR who can give you a range of taxes you would pay on the size of home you are looking for. Land & Building assessments differ for every property but a good "ballpark" number should help. A good real estate agent will also know of any zoning / tax options you can look for to help ease the tax burden if thats a key component of your purchasing power. ... more
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Wed Oct 2, 2013
Anna M Brocco answered:
Keep in mind both lenders need to approve the sale, therefore if the lender(s) is looking for additional money, you may not have any options, unless the comparables faxed change the lenders' mind--what is your attorney suggesting. ... more
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Sun Aug 1, 2010
Don Tepper answered:
Easy to sell such a home as compared to what?

How close to the railroad is it? And is that a positive or negative. If the house backs up to freight tracks, that's a negative. If it's 2 blocks from a commuter line, that's a positive.

As far as a cape, it depends in part on surrounding homes. If there are a bunch of other capes, that's good. If yours is the only cape within 15 blocks, that's not so good.

Similar situation with a basement. All things being equal, a basement would be desirable. However, I hope that you're paying less because it doesn't have a basement. And: Do other nearby homes have basements? If they generally do, that's a negative. If basements are relatively rare and yours is more the norm, that's a positive.

Finally, it's relatively easy to sell a home if it's priced low enough. On the other hand, if it's overpriced, then--no--it won't be easy. And that's probably the biggest factor in the equation.

Hope that helps.
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Mon May 17, 2010
Anna M Brocco answered:
Your loan officer can best answer your question as can your agent--203K is a property rehab loan--see link for additional information. ... more
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Wed May 12, 2010
Anna M Brocco answered:
Are you referring to exclusive within one realty office-- Any local agent can help you, as most properties do end up on MLS--and keep in ind that any agent can help with you with showings on any exclusives, with a buyer broker agreement. The vast majority of available properties are on MLS--check out Are you looking specifically in the New Hyde Park area-- ... more
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Wed Jul 1, 2015
Anna M Brocco answered:
Why not call a few title companies with your question and hear the answers firsthand and take it from there.
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Mon May 11, 2009
Everett Perry answered:
In theory yes, you should get a permit for any work done in the house. If you do it yourself you can get a workers comp waiver and pull the permit and do ti all yourself.

I will say this, very few people pull permits for such small jobs.

Feel free to contact me with any other questions.

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Wed Aug 13, 2008
Phil Burnstine answered:
No it is not unheard of to ask a seller to pay closing costs. It really depends on how long the seller has owned the property and how long that property has been on the market. If you are close enough to the asking price you should ask the selling broker whether or not the seller would consider paying closing costs out of the proceeds or, at the very least split it with you.

You might as well ask the seller now instead of just a few days before instead of waiting.

Yes you should have an agent help you in this process because more than likely, they have done it before.
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Tue Aug 12, 2008
Cameron Piper answered:

Stucco is an excellent material and very durable. Florida, a very hurricaine prone area, uses it on just about every house/structure that is built. Stucco is a cementuous finish that troweled on over lathe or to a base coat like cement block. Because it is made of cement it will withstand much more abuse than many other materials. It does need maintenance however and how often it needs to be painted depends on who you talk to. The answer to that questions is more a product of the paint used than the material it is applied to. Cheap paint means that you will need to paint more often, but that maintenance has little to do with subsurface beneath the paint. I hope that helps.

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