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Thu Apr 4, 2013
Alex Lavrenov answered:
I would just look up local contractors on yelp or Angie's list, get people's feedback, also keep in mind it's better to pay a little more for quality work.
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Fri Apr 5, 2013
Gail Gladstone answered:

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Thu Apr 4, 2013
Anna M Brocco answered:
This question can best be answered by your agent, and or your attorney, consider a consultation. Keep in mind that without an executed contract, signed by all parties, and deposit money is exchanged, accepted offers don't really mean anything; the seller is still free to do as he/she wishes if other offers come into play.... ... more
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Thu Apr 4, 2013
Anna M Brocco answered:
Consult with an attorney, he/she can better advise....
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Tue Aug 20, 2013
eiman mansour answered:
I have a 1 bed room in a luxury building 2 blks from N,Q line..with a parking spot !
Call 917-406-3351
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Tue Jun 25, 2013
Gail Gladstone answered:
Lease the furnitute for a required amount of time and either own it at the end of that time or you may be given a dollar amount buyout at the end of the period.

It is very similar to leasing a car with an opportunity to buy it at the end of the lease. ... more
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Thu Apr 4, 2013
Keith Jean-Pierre answered:
Yes but you have to be qualified. Not very popular as an option these days.
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Wed Apr 3, 2013
Javier Meneses answered:
This is one of those questions were there is no definitive answer. Depending on the specific market we're talking about, I would say that foreclosures tend to move fast enough. I find that most buyers are looking for a bargain, and sometimes they're looking for foreclosures. So the demand is there!

Aside from the limitations and regulations on how most of these mortgage servicers and lenders can foreclose properties and place them on the market, lenders are and always will seek to sell these units as fast as possible. They are not in the business of managing properties or selling them. So the faster they are able to get them sold and off their books, the better.

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Javier Meneses
Senior Loan Officer
NMLS #23130
310 Crossways Park Drive
Woodbury, NY 11797
(516) 606-9648
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Mon Apr 29, 2013
Anna M Brocco answered:
Be aware that a mortgage pre-approval letter is required in order to determine your price range and for any offers to be taken seriously, therefore for answers to questions visit with any licensed loan officer; keep in mind that FHA loans require 3.5% down.... ... more
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Wed Apr 3, 2013
Anna M Brocco answered:
Consult with any licensed loan officer, he/she can better advise after reviewing your overall financials.
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Thu Apr 4, 2013
Anna M Brocco answered:
When it comes to any tax related questions, it's best to consult with your tax professional, and or attorney....
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Tue Jul 16, 2013
Ameer Lowe answered:
Call me, my office may have something that fits your needs.

Respect and Honor,
Ameer Lowe
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Tue Apr 9, 2013
Simon Campbell answered:
Your income and savings more than shows you are financially able to purchase a property at $110k. As long as you are not a serial rapist or have other convictions against you, I do not see why the board would not approve your purchase. Check to see how long of a time frame they have to give you approval. You should be able to find out quickly. If not, you may want to consider looking at some other properties just as a backup. Your real estate agent can help you write offers that would give you a way out if the board does accept your purchase. ... more
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Tue Apr 2, 2013
Irina Karan answered:
There are different ways of going about it.

Seller contribution can be put on top and included in the purchase price - in this case
the seller does not loose any money by contribution, and buyer wins buy getting their closing costs paid by the seller (instead of laying cash out at closing, which the buyer may or may not have).

Or, a seller can agree to pay the closing costs without them being added on top.

However, in certain types of loans, buyers get confused - and it's their MIP (in FHA loans) that
gets added on top.

Best way to find out what's what is by reading your contract, Good Faith Estimate from your lender,
and asking questions of your agent/mortgage pro.

You may want to ask questions like: "What is the best way for me and why?", "Which way saves me more money in a short/long run?" Once you get your answers - decide which way works best for you in your current situation.

Of course, in every negotiation seller and buyer have to agree on all terms.

Hope this helps,

Irina Karan
Beachfront Realty, Inc.
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Mon Apr 1, 2013
Alex Lavrenov answered:
Christina, It usually counts as discriminatory for anyone to state demographics, my best advice , is to get an actual feel for the neighborhood.
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Tue Apr 2, 2013
Marge Bennett answered:
I would think about your family and your lifestyle. Do you have the time to take care (or the money to pay for someone else to)of the exterior and yardwork that comes with a single family home? Do you have kids or dogs that would benefit from a yard to run in? Do you like to garden? Do you want to live in the city or do you prefer the suburbs? I know new York has a lot of coops, but study the legal differences between the 2 styles of ownership.
Hope this helps.
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Mon Apr 22, 2013
Alison Hillman answered:
Hi there-

You can get started with your hunt right here on Trulia:,NY/#for_rent/Queens,NY/400-800_price/

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Tue Apr 2, 2013
Mark Fisher answered:
You pay the inspector and engineer upfront when they complete the inspection. You pay your attorney at closing and you pay your homeowners insurance 1 year upfront right before closing.
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Wed Apr 24, 2013
Anu Dutta answered:
You may call our office , we will be more than happy to discuss your options, 646-606-2366
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