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Home Buying in Levittown : Real Estate Advice

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Tue Sep 30, 2014
Debra (Debbie) Rose answered:
here's another question that requires a legal really need to ask a real estate attorney about whether you can just walk away, or risk losing your deposit.....or worse.......can you be sued for breach of contract for more than the 20,000??

the sellers can make sure the house is inspected and brought up to code.........whether the property taxes will increase or not is another sotry.

no one here can tell you that
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Sun Aug 11, 2013
Gail Gladstone answered:
There is not a lot that is "normal" in short sales; every bank has different requirements and takes different amounts of time.

What does your Realtor say about this? I am sure he/she will be best able to guide you; that's what we do! ... more
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Wed Oct 26, 2016
Janet Nation, CBR answered:
Basically it boils down to how busy the department is, there is no set time frame.
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Tue Jul 23, 2013
Anna M Brocco answered:
Your attorney can best advise as to any options you may have, consider a can also check with the local tax assessor's office, you could file a grievance after closing, etc... ... more
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Mon Jan 17, 2011
Tim Moore answered:
While anything is possible, I think the odds of you being struck by lightning while on horseback with a card table on your head would be as likely. I can't imagine two people finding the two perfect homes and who both want to swap. But then I buy lottery tickets too, so anything is possible. Good luck with it. ... more
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Fri Feb 11, 2011
Debra (Debbie) Rose answered:
Try this website - you can fill in the area and names of complexes to see if they are fha approved.........

Good luck!
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Tue May 18, 2010
Anna M Brocco answered:
If you did not receive your tax credit check with your tax professional--did you owe the IRS i wonder if you did not receive yours, or were you above earnings, etc.
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Sun May 2, 2010
Anna M Brocco answered:
Your agent will be best be able to advise you on taxes as they relate to specific properties and location--keep in mind that assessments are figured as such-- If there are 10 houses in your defined neighborhood and your home has a market value of $100,000 and the other nine homes have market values of $200,000, then your assessed value for tax purposes, often calculated as average neighborhood market value, would be $190,000. Your neighbors benefit from your under enhanced property, whereas you pay for your neighbors’ over enhanced properties when taxes are assessed--no guarantees you will get a break, even if you file to have your property re-assessed at some point and time. ... more
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Sat Dec 12, 2009
Pascual Paul Tarrats answered:
Sounds like the Transfer Tax. Contact your lawyer or who is representing him.
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Wed Oct 28, 2009
CamilleD answered:
No. Only if the bank does not accept the other offer.
You might be lucky and get your new offer in before the
other buyer gets their counteroffer in.
These shortsales are not always straight forward like a regular
purchase. So I wish you luck. If you really want this house
tell the realtor that and they will tell you what you have to do to
get it.

Camille Dandola
Charles Rutenberg Realty
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Mon Jan 11, 2010
Gail Gladstone answered:
Why did the Realtor not refer her back to her attorney? Where was her attorney during all of this? Attorneys run these shows and are responsible and the Realtor should be making sure the attorney is deliverying.

Your sister should have received all of these docs at the closing? I would get on this immediately!
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Sat Aug 1, 2009
Arlynn B. Palmer answered:
Hi Bryan,

You might try to contact the office or managing company of the co-op itself - or - Perhaps I can help you. Please contact me directly by phone at (516)410-3594 or by email at with the address and unit # of the co-op you are interested in and I will try to look it up for you!

If you are interested in either buying or selling a co-op, condo or house, I can help you with that!

In the meantime , please visit my website at where you will find FREE Buyer and Seller Reports, FREE School and Neighborhood Reports, my Monthly Newsletter and other valuable real estate information.

I'm looking forward to hearing from you soon and helping you find out the information you are interested in.


Arlynn B. Palmer, ESQ, SRES, CBR, CMS, CNS
Licensed Associate Broker, REALTOR
Coldwell Banker Claire Sobel
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Wed Jul 22, 2009
Fran and Mark Redding answered:

Based on your location we are guessing that you mean Levittown New York. However you should consider Levittown Pennsylvania. The homes are affordable and it is an easy commute to NYC on the NJT northeast corrider line. If PA would work for your contact us for listing information.

Good Luck in you search.
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Mon Jan 5, 2009
George W Taylor answered:
I found a number of properties within 30-45 minutes of Sun City that meet your criteria that are very nice. Some of them are short sales but many are not. There are a few in Fishhawk Ranch which is about 35 minutes away. There are a couple in Mirabay, a few in Apollo Beach (Southshore Falls) , and a few in Valrico (Diamond Hill, Pine Grove, Savannah Landings) also Riverview, Bradenton, Palmetto, all easily within 45 minutes of SCC. Also, if you like in-town living, there is one in St Pete at the Townview Condos and in downtown Tampa at the Parkcrest on Harbour Island. I would be happy to send you specific properties, if you would like them. ... more
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Mon Dec 15, 2008
Barbara McDermott answered:
Hi Terry,

A buyer's broker is the broker owner of the company. A buyer's agent is the agent that works under the broker. If you are considering a buyer's agent, look for the agent that is an ABR. That stands for Accredited Buyer's Representative. The agent has extensive education in representing a buyer. Feel free to visit my website a click on the buyer's agent link. Good Luck ... more
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Thu Sep 18, 2008
James asked:
How much is a standard bill for mobile homes the kind in trailer parks on long island, like electric and heat?
Also what heats them, oil, gas, electric.
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Fri Aug 1, 2008
Luke Allison answered:
With that scenario, I am actually a bit surprised you did not get an automated approval. Your scenario looks more promising than 90% of the files I see. Do you need some help getting approved?
Luke Allison
Flagstar Bank
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Thu Jul 24, 2008
Barbara McDermott answered:
HI Jessica, Congratultions on making the decision to BUY NOW. I don't know what you mean by short listed. Was it a short sale? If it was a regular sale, then unfortunetly you may never know if there was another offer. But if you really think that this is your house, so what. Over the course of 30 years what does it matter. If your concerned about the value you may order an appraisal before contract at your expense. Good luck. Barbara McDermott ... more
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Wed Oct 8, 2008
Angela Inguaggiato answered:
no the taxes are too high, in the good school districts. try buyling my house in rock hill ny
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Wed Jul 23, 2008
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As a former employee (on site sales) for Pulte, in a different state- what I can suggest is this: Pulte appears to be a very solid national homebuilder- their company is publicly held, searchable by typing in PHM. Check out their stock history, compared to others, etc. Bottom line: Pulte, from a corporate standpoint, appears very dedicated to customer satisfaction. If the local level doesn't work for you, report to corporate.
The beauty of a huge company- results. Good luck.
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