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Sat Feb 8, 2014
De Vonte Williamson answered:
It may be difficult to get a home loan with poor credit. However, there are many other factors that are considered. If you would like, I could get you in touch with our in house mortgage advisor, to see if you can get pre-approved.Feel free to contact me for the contact information.

I hope this answered your question.

Wishing you the best of luck,

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Thu Feb 14, 2013
Anna M Brocco answered:
Keep in mind that various sources feed into some online sites, therefore some information may not always be accurate, nor updated; if a lisiting says it's not for sale, it could simply mean it isn't, or it could be in contract, sold, etc. If looking to buy in the near future, consider working with an agent of your own; also check out for the most up to date available area properties. 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. ... more
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Thu Feb 14, 2013
Anna M Brocco answered:
Off the market could mean the property has expired, could have been withdrawn, could be in contract or sold. For an actual status update, contact any agent/realty office, we all have access to the same information. ... more
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Wed Sep 18, 2013
Maria Gilda Racelis answered:
Hello First Time Buyer,

A contract becomes a binding agreement if the contracting parties agreed to the terms and conditions stipulated therein.

You, as the consumer/buyer, can discuss the terms and conditions with the other party. It should be the meeting of the minds of both parties. If you are not comfortable with his requirement, you are not obligated to agree to his terms.

Again, it is the meeting of the minds of both parties.


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Fri Dec 9, 2011
Ron Thomas answered:
It would DEPEND on several things: (it always "depends")

Would upgrading the Kitchen make it too nice for the neighborhood; would it be over-improved?
Would the amount you invest be dis-proportional to the Value of the house?
Would you do it "right" or cut corners?
Would you do it good taste, for the Buyer's taste, (Stainless Steel, not Black or Avocado appliances)?
Would you pull Permits, so that it doesn't come back on you?

Then the answer is, YES!
It will return between 80% and 150% of your investment. (That big variance is who's opinion you ask: I say 150%, but I did Kitchens & Baths for a living in a previous life.)

Good luck and may God bless
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Tue Oct 27, 2015
Charlotte Friedman answered:
In my opinion just surface touch up, maybe counter, or paint job. but most buyers like their own taste.
However if your Kitchen looks bad you can do a very nice inexpensive change. They will more than likely take it out anyway.
But it may increase the value of what you have. Just be sure that increase is worth it.
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Mon Oct 1, 2012
Anna M Brocco answered:
You may wish to ask your question and be a little more specific as to what property your referring to--in the meantime any agent(s) can help you, contact any realty office and inquire--or feel free to contact me directly for the information. ... more
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Sun May 9, 2010
Anna M Brocco answered:
MLS is currently showing Ronkonkoma as having a total of 16 rentals as available; see for additional information, under rentals and then by town .
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Sat Dec 1, 2012
Anna M Brocco answered:
Consider checking any of the local newspapers as well and ask friends, co-workers, neighbors, family, etc.
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Wed Apr 14, 2010
Anna M Brocco answered:
Lenght of time will vary--depending on location, price, condition, size, marketing efforts, etc., if you are looking to sell don't worry too much about average market time--make sure the property is priced well, marketed properly, shows well--is neat, clean, clutter free and don't forget the exterior for curb appeal-- if you need assistance feel free to e-mail me. ... more
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Wed Feb 3, 2010
Thomas McGiveron answered:
How long have you been looking? Does the home match you rneeds/preferences? What monthly payment are you looking to achieve? How much do you have to put down?

We can talk about price and values and all that (which is important), but start with the most important stuff first - your personal situation - your needs, wants and ability to afford it.

I always tell buyers up front - I can talk about comparisons and values all day long - but if you like a home enough - pay what you want and what you can afford based on how much you like it.

I can almost assure you that at this point in the market (down nearly 40% from peak) - with 5% interest rates - you're not overpaying - that's for sure.

visit the web reference - plenty of info on there - check ou the state of the long island real estate market - good stuff - very surprising info on there.
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Mon Feb 1, 2010
Anna M Brocco answered:
If you don't have an agent, consider the services--in order to determine a fair offer you need to be aware of recently sold similar properties in the immediate area--not having many details and not having seen the property makes it this an impossible question to answer. ... more
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Thu Jan 7, 2010
Meredith C Kurz LSA CBR EPRO answered:
Dear Tom:
I suggest seeing an attorney immediately because you are risking not only all your financial credibility but your retirement monies and actual cold hard cash. I currently am working a great deal with Andrew Liebs practice ( who specializes in this type of predicament. I make NO money referring him: he and his staff are functional, honest and make it happen which is why I feel comfortable recommending him to my clients. There may be someone else in your support system that you will trust implicitly with this most precious of investments - your future. This is a time for a true professional. Whether you use Lieb or someone else do your homework. Typically with all attorneys their first consultation with you is at no charge.

This is serious serious business. Las Vegas as you know has the highest number of foreclosures in the country. A short sale will prevent your credit from being as severely compromised, however, I don't know what type of title you have - in other words if you are on the deed how you are financially bound to that deed and mortgage note.

All my best, Meredith
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Tue Jul 19, 2011
Therese Rushforth answered:
Yes there are several homes in the Ronkonkoma and nearby surrounding areas "For Sale By Owner". The difficulty is the homeowner to allowing a Real Estate Agent to view the property. But if the deal is right....I'm sure I can talk to the owner and get a viewing. Please contact me at 631-5884663x26 Century 21 ... more
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Tue Sep 30, 2008
Gail Gladstone answered:
I found a James Brokenshire in Central islip; wondering if there is any connection...have not found a Eunice. I did check on line with the historical society of Lake Ronkonkoma; you might try to give them a call. ... more
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Mon Nov 24, 2014
Carol Bromm answered:
I searched public records for you in Ronkonkoma and Lake Ronkonkoma and did not find anything under that name. If it is no longer owned by the family, more information would be needed.
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Tue Oct 27, 2015
Phil Svendsen answered:
I would suggest that in this regard you should do your own research; get a current list of the mobile home parks that may be of interest to you, obtain information from every source you can find, personally visit a number of them and the various communities involved, and then evaluate and draw your own conclusions. ... more
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Thu Aug 22, 2013
Ute Ferdig answered:
Hello Cindy. You should contact the escrow company a.s.a.p. and follow up with them to find out what happened. The escrow company cannot release the funds without the buyer's (i.e., new owner's) written consent. Typically, escrow companies will not wait that long to get a decision regarding the disposition of the funds that were held back in escrow. Does the buyer who purchased from you even still own the property? Again, I would start with the escrow company and find out what happened. Good luck to you. ... more
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Thu Aug 22, 2013
Gail Gladstone answered:
You would have to ask that particular Realtor the reason behind that; there could be a lot of reasons.

If it is new construction, pre-construction prices are usually lower and then go up as the house is built. Sometimes a house is priced as is and a seller does some major improvements...price should go up. ... more
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