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Home Buying in Ridgefield : Real Estate Advice

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Thu Jun 14, 2012
Mary Petti answered:

Are you buying a for sale by owner where there is no listing agent in addition to your not having an agent?

If so then I suggest you pay for and obtain an appraisal from a licensed appraiser to see what the current fair market value of the home is. I highly doubt an agent will just provide you with a market analysis so you can make an offer on the home, and he/she will not be paid to help make the sale happen.

Either that, or if the seller is willing to pay an agent of your choice, GET AN AGENT, and have him/her do the market analysis, then present to offer to the seller.

A buyer and seller with no agent representation can get tricky at best, and just plain bad at worst.
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Fri Jul 6, 2012
Harriet Lewis answered:

There are several 2 family homes currently on the market with a starting range of $325,000 and up depending on repairs and size. There are others just under $500,00 and up needing less repairs. As am a very experienced real estate agent, I am certain I can help you with properties in Ridgefield or anywhere else. Please contact me at any time. Thanks. Harriet Lewis-Trulia Top Recommended Agent-(201)467-5738 and (201)707-5640(Cell) ... more
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Sun Mar 24, 2013
Anna M Brocco answered:
Yes, if you qualify you can do an FHA loan-- visit with any local mortgage broker, any larger lenders such as Wells Fargo, etc.
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Sun Mar 24, 2013
Hi Lidia,

I am in the south jersey and process FHA loans. I would be happy to work with your sitiuation.

If you are looking for someone a little more local, try TD North (used to be commerce). ... more
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Mon Jun 30, 2008
Jeremy S. Hill answered:

You can request that the seller give you a written signed response thru their agent if you are concerned that your offer is not being presented. I do not know your market so I cannot say whether a seller would actually accept $20k-$30k less their asking price. The home may already reduced by $20k-$30k. Sounds like you need to have a heart -to-heart conversation with your agent.

Jeremy S. Hill, Realtor Associate
Keller Williams Realty
1814 Route 70 East
Cherry Hill, NJ 08003
Office: 856.685.1651
Fax: 856.321.1414
Direct: 609.876.5817
"Your Interest 1st Always!"
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Wed Jun 29, 2011
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Sat Mar 23, 2013
Chris Klebba answered:
Great question. No rule of thumb per se. However, in our area, most houses seem to sell for 3-5% below CURRENT asking price. Of course, we are not counting foreclosures in this category-they are a whole other breed. ... more
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Mon Jun 30, 2008
Dallas Texas answered:
No, keep in mind that is the seller gross amount not net , with a good agent should be able to assist you in your offer.
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Mon Jun 30, 2008
Marty Sborov answered:
The best "rule of thumb" I could give you is to use a knowledgeable realtor to assist you. That realtor will start with recent comparables and will be personally familiar with these recent comparables in addition to the written information provided from a multitude of sources available to you and the realtor. Secondly, first hand knowledge of additional information such as seller's motivation, seller's plans, anticipated changes in the community, etc will allow you to fine tune your offer using your realtors inside information. In a slower market ,typical today, take the time to negotiate the price. Don't go in with your final price in the original offer, but have a good idea what that final price is to help you avoid an emotional decision. ... more
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