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Thu Apr 11, 2013
Gail Gladstone answered:

Finding a home can be less stressful than you think.

We would be happy to provide you with a FREE service called Listing Book. Listing Book provides every property listed with the Multiple Listing Service.

We will set up an account that you will then own. Simply enter your search criteria and everything that matches your search will be delivered to your account.

If a property that is over your price limit is reduced into your range, you will be immediately notified.
When new properties are listed on the Multiple Listing Service that meet your search requirements, you will be immediately notified.

This service is free to you and does not obligate you to me or any other Realtor; you get to pick with whom you wish to work.

The minimal information we need to get you started is your full name, email address and $ maximum. You will control the rest.

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Tue Jan 8, 2013
Anna M Brocco answered:
Consider working with an agent of your own who can provide any necessary information; days on the market does vary by exact location, pricing, size, condition, etc.
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Sun Mar 3, 2013
Marge Bennett answered:
If you are considering SW Florida, give me a call. I enjoy helping folks long distance. Computer searches are great, expecially when you can do drive by's using Google maps. When you find one you like, I will go look at it for you, and take pictures/video, or even do face time if you have an iPhone. We write an offer which gives you 15 days for inspections and you time to get down to see it. Then we close. if it's a cash purchase, closing is quick, if it is financed, most lenders are wanting 45 days.

Marge Bennett
RE/MAX Realty Group
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Wed Sep 5, 2012
Ralph Windschuh answered:
That property is listed as a "short sale". The listing says that the property taxes are about $1900 per year. However, they also have both common charges and maintenance charges listed on the same property which is probably not accurate. Common charges are usually for condos (which is what this listing is) AND at the same time has maintenance charges (usually for coops). If you're interested in this (or any other) property, I would be happy to assist you. Good luck. ... more
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Sat Aug 18, 2012
Alain Picard answered:
What the bank is willing to lose will really depend. I would get your own real estate agent to work with you and ask them to tell you what other similar homes in the area are selling for and make your offer somewhere around that number. When the bank is considering allowing a short sale they will most likely send a real estate agent out to the home to tell them what it's worth and this agent will look at what similar homes are selling for in the area. ... more
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Sun Aug 12, 2012
Anna M Brocco answered:
Consider working with an agent; check Also check local print media for by owner rentals, always verify ownership before exchanging any money; word of mouth, etc.
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Sat Aug 4, 2012
Bill Eckler answered:
We always encourage foreign buyers to explore borrowing option from their homeland opportunities prior to considering those in the US.

Because risk is greater for lenders to loan to foreign nationals you can expect that rates will be higher and you will be expected to provide a larger deposit...25 to 40%. You will need to be able to demonstrate a good source of income and have a favorable credit rating as well.

Good luck,

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Thu Jun 28, 2012
Laura Feghali answered:
Hi Jean,
Yes, you can post a rental listing here since you are registered on the Trulia site as a "landlord".
Click on the "Rent" tab on the banner at the top of the screen. A drop-down menu will appear with a tab "Free List a Property". Here is where you can add the details of your rental listing.

Feel free to contact Trulia if you experience any problems at: or call them at 888-466-3501 M-F from 7:00am-4:00pm PST.

Good luck!

Laura Feghali
Prudential Connecticut Realty
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Mon Jun 4, 2012
Anna M Brocco answered:
For maximum exposure consider listing with an agent; keep in mind that in this area the tenant pays commission....
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Wed Apr 25, 2012
Ed Lacson answered:
Hi Diane, where in ny do you want to be and what is your udget so we can send you listings.
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Sun Apr 15, 2012
Javier Meneses answered:
Can your existing business be conducted from Florida? What sort of business is it? I believe this could have some influence.

As long as there is enough there to show that your income will maintain, along with credit and other things, you should be fine.

Javier Meneses
Sterling National Bank
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Fri Mar 16, 2012
Don Tepper answered:
Who owns the house? Is it your aunts and uncles? Or is your father on the deed?

Do you have a lease? Under what conditions are you living there? Do you pay rent?

I'm not a lawyer, so this isn't legal advice. For that, you need a lawyer. However . . .

If you were a regular tenant, you'd likely be on a month-to-month arrangement. That is, either party could give the other 30 days' written notice. That's why I was asking the questions about whether there's a lease or other written agreement.

If you're living in the home as a guest of your relatives, you may not have any protection at all.

However, what you've gotten is hearsay. Are you even certain that all the owners have agreed to "put you out on the street"?

If your father's on the deed, speak to him. If he isn't, speak to one of your other relatives to get the complete story. Your local town or county is likely to have some consumer or tenant advice service. That'd be your next stop.

Hope that helps.
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Fri Aug 21, 2015
Mike Sullivan answered:
NO....depending on the agency relationship between the seller and the seller's agent, there is a limited degree of confidentiality between the two parties. In layman's terms, there is no reason to divulge the motivation of the other party. ... more
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Thu Jun 16, 2011
Gail Gladstone answered:
If you contact me with your email address, I will be happy to provide you with a FREE account on and you can control your search and see EVERYTHING available to meets your search criteria.
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Fri Apr 8, 2011
Dina Rondinella answered:
the nearest train station is about 8 minutes away and that would be the Deer Park train that takes you directly to Jamaica station and Penn Station. Shopping including supermarkets, drug store, sporting goods and clothing is about 3-5 minutes and is walking distance. If you need further information, please contact me directly 631-662-3822. Dina ... more
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Wed Nov 30, 2011
Evelyn Rodriguez answered:
Every bank has different qualifications for a mortgage approval. My suggestions is to speak to a knowledgeable loan officer that can give you the proper guidance in the loan process. Once you have the mtg approval then its happy house shopping for you and your family. ... more
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Wed Feb 9, 2011
Laura Feghali answered:
Hello Sana,
Your local tax assessor's office will have on file who the current owner is. It's public knowledge so the housing authority should be able to determine rather easily who the owner is currently. Feel free to call or visit the tax assessor yourself to request a copy of the tax/ownership record.
Hope this helps.
Good luck!

Laura Feghali
Prudential Connecticut Realty
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Mon Aug 23, 2010
Sandra Lewandowski answered:
My suggestion is to consult a Tax advisor familiar with both Florida and Islip Township. I see your zip code is in Bay Shore. Also, go to the Islip town hall to inquire what property tax benefits will be lost if you make Florida your permanent residence. If I can help in anyway you can contact me at the e-mail address I posted.
I have been a resident in Bay Shore too for a long time.
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