Trulia Community - Advice from neighbors and local experts

Find Your Community
We couldn't find that location. Please try again.
Get Expert Advice

Home Buying in Elmhurst : Real Estate Advice

  • All35
  • Local Info2
  • Home Buying15
  • Home Selling0
  • Market Conditions0

Activity 8
Sat Dec 6, 2014
Anna M Brocco answered:
What is your agent and or attorney advising--it really depends on management, how busy the the co-op attorney is, etc.--your attorney can give you an estimate of time as I'm sure he/she has been in contact with the other attorney involved in the transaction. ... more
0 votes 2 answers Share Flag
Tue Jul 12, 2011
Emelia Sanchez answered:
Susan,

They are telling you "No more showings". This may mean negotiations are almost finalized and seller no longer wants anybody treking through their home and these instructions should be respected. This should not be taken personally by you and accept it as home is no longer available and move on to the next one. ... more
0 votes 6 answers Share Flag
Wed Mar 31, 2010
JANINE MCQUEENEY answered:
Speak with your agent about having he/she sign you on as a buyer client. You can negotiate the commission with your agent at that time. THEN have your Buyer Agent call the listing agent and make the appointment for you both to see it. The listing agent can not deny you and your agent access.
Best if you are represented with an agent acting on your behalf. Good Luck!
... more
0 votes 5 answers Share Flag
Sat Mar 27, 2010
Susan answered:
just look at sold property in this web and find the same address or u can go to redfin.com and type the address in the search box and u could see the history of that property.
0 votes 1 answer Share Flag
Sat Aug 9, 2008
Ahtone answered:
by the end of this year, can mortgage rate drecrease back seasonally (after summer/spring real estate market) and/or home prices fall more (in Queens NY especially Flushing or Elmhurst, home prices does not drop dramatically like other states like California-sacremento, Nevada-Las vegas, Florida etc, isn't it?)
i suppose house prices can drop upto 10-15% more as the lenders are very strict and rates are going up and closing costs are increasing
... more
0 votes 5 answers Share Flag
Sat Aug 9, 2008
Joanna Lane answered:
1. Never rely on one estimate unless you are married to the contractor, always obtain three estimates.
2. I would not recommend anyone take on a house with severe water damage unless you are married to the contractor.
3. In today's market on Long Island, you are spoiled for choice, there is no need to take on a house with sever water damage.

Unless you already own it of course, then I would get it fixed (see number 1 above).
... more
0 votes 2 answers Share Flag
Thu Aug 7, 2008
Gail Gladstone answered:
A title company can check if title is clear. If you are purchasing this property, your attorney will hire a title company to produce clear title before the transaction can close. If there are issues, your attorney will work on getting them cleared or you will not be able to close.

Zoning is public records...contact the local town clerk office for a number to call.

Before you sign a contract, have an engineer inspect the house. You would not buy a used car without having a mechanic look at it.

Most older homes are "grandfathered" in terms of building codes.

If you need recommendations for a real estate attorney, mortgage broker or home inspector, please contact me off line at Gail@GailGladstone.com
... more
0 votes 3 answers Share Flag
Sat Aug 9, 2008
Ahtone answered:
about 50,000K? for concret flooring, ceiling etc..?
0 votes 4 answers Share Flag
Search Advice
Search

Followers

552