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Tue Jan 3, 2012
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I'm speculating as to why, but I do know for a fact that when they pull your husband's credit history, they pull yours as well on anything you own jointly. So I think they are looking for assurance that the debt will be repaid. I am wondering if such a letter would survive divorce as well; only an attorney could answer that.

Karla Harby, VP
Charles Rutenberg Realty
kharby@crrnyc.com
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Tue Aug 17, 2010
Darrell Hess answered:
I would advice you talk to your realtor on this. My truIia answer would be the following...

I think if they are not considered a fixture and if you did not included them in the sale of the home in the Sellers Disclosure form then yes take your speakers. Unless there is a signed bill of sale on these items in the contract they are considered personal property and can be removed before closing. ... more
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Wed Aug 11, 2010
Anna M Brocco answered:
Much will depend on your downpayment--your agent and or loan officer can accurately answer your question.
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Fri Jul 2, 2010
Ralph Windschuh answered:
You don't necessarily need a lease - you can be month to month. With respect to the deposit and deposit, if there's no damage or valid reason to retain those funds, I would go to small claims court and/or seek legal advice. ... more
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Mon May 31, 2010
Mack McCoy answered:
Jan, consider the owner completely unaccessible until the agent puts you two together, if ever.

Placing a home on the market does not obligate the owner to deal directly with the public, regardless of how much information a person wants or how unhelpful their agent is. ... more
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Thu Jul 14, 2011
Anna M Brocco answered:
Keep in mind opinions are often subjective--visit the area more than once and at different times of day, look at everything of importance to you, and then make your determination.
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Wed Apr 28, 2010
Don Tepper answered:
You didn't provide the location of the house, or a link to it.

One tip: If it's a foreclosure listed on RealtyTrac, it's not real. The house probably isn't for sale and, if it is, not for the price listed.

Please post the link and we'll be glad to help.
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Tue Apr 27, 2010
Sean Dawes answered:
In order to get a section 8 voucher you qualify due to income. How would you be able to buy a home if your qualify for section 8 to begin with?

Sean
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Mon Apr 26, 2010
Anna M Brocco answered:
It's possible that it's in contract, sold, withdrawn from the market, etc--any local agent can help you--contact any realty office(s) and inquire or contact any local Trulia contributor(s) directly and ask. ... more
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Mon Apr 19, 2010
Shelley Englert answered:
Hello Rooster69,

Please see the link below. It will answer your questions.

http://www.epa.gov/region02/water/wetlands/dryfact.pdf

Thank you,

Shelley Englert, Realtor
All-American Properties
518 812-5510
shelley@all-americanproperties.com
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Thu Apr 15, 2010
Sean Dawes answered:
When was it listed with a realtor?

Also does that realtor have a feed setup to go to trulia or did they manually enter it?

It might just take a little bit as it can take up to 72hrs to appear if Im not mistaken.


Sean
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Thu Apr 15, 2010
Christopher Lefebvre answered:
I recommend that you talk with several mortgage brokers about your situation and see what they can do for you. If you find them in the phone book or online, it is always a good idea to check that they are reputable by checking for complaints with the Better Business Bureau.

http://www.bbb.org/
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Tue Sep 17, 2013
Shelley Englert answered:
Hello Chris,

My contact information is

Shelley Englert, Realtor
All-American Properties
518 812-5510
shelley@all-americanproperties.com
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Sat Sep 21, 2013
Dan Tabit answered:
Matt, A good resource for this will be your local Realtor. We deal with various lenders all the time and have experience with good ones and bad.
Another alternative is to check out the web. I have a link below to several Albany County loan officers who are members of Active Rain, a real estate blogging community. You can go from this site to their individual blogs and read some of what they are posting to find out about them.
I'm a Realtor and Mortgage Broker, using a good broker can be advantageous to provide a variety of programs and wholesale rates. Best of luck with your purchase.
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Sat Jun 30, 2012
Ryan Walley answered:
I used to live there - born and raised in Albany but I live in Buffalo now. My father is actually selling his house in Center Square - It will be listing within the next two weeks. Its a great area with quite a bit to do. Parking is always an adventure!

Contact me directly through Trulia above in my profile and I will give you the low-down on the neighborhood, as well as the house, if its something you would like to consider and possibly see before other showings. My cell phone should be there but email me and I'll provide it to you!
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Wed Mar 24, 2010
Vassi Saviano answered:
You should consult with a lender who can assess your personal financial profile. Did your freelancing and consulting work that was related to your line of work produce an income that was comparable to what you were earning as an employee? If so, perhaps it will be treated as self employment. You may have to provide your lender with documention just as any other self employed applicant would. Good Luck. ... more
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Tue Sep 17, 2013
Anna M Brocco answered:
Depends on your lifestyle, wants and needs--why not do some homework first, drive through neighborhoods more than once and at different times of day, look at everything of importance to you--then make a determination, where will your comfort level best be reached. ... more
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Wed Mar 10, 2010
Anna M Brocco answered:
If you do convert, it is best that you check beforehand with your local building's departments regarding any permits that may be needed. As far as the cost, it depends on exactly what you would like to do. Why not contact a few licensed contractors and ask for estimates, then choose the one that best suits your needs-- you agent can also advise and possibly offer a few recommendations. ... more
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Fri Feb 26, 2010
Tonya Brobeck answered:
Property managers here are commission based like agents....perhaps a processor gets paid a regular salary

I can't think of any other positions right at the moment
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Tue Feb 23, 2010
Mack McCoy answered:
You call everybody you know and tell them that you've just joined Real Estate Company as a Sales Associate, and ask them if they can think of anybody who is talking about buying or selling real estate.

You send announcements to everybody that you know plus everybody for whom you have a business card.

You hold open houses.

You go out and meet FSBOs.

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Investors? Not so much. People who already invest in real estate know a thousand agents, and the chances that you'll come up with a great deal before they do is incredibly slim. Which doesn't mean that you can't go to investment club meetings.

Caveat. A lot of people go to investment club meetings without having any money to actually invest. These people do not usually make good real estate clients!
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