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Wed Aug 22, 2012
Debby Frank answered:
Everything is negotiable. If you like the realtor and you are confident that they can get the job done for you, re-negotiate the terms. If you are not satisfied with the terms, don't be pressured, don't sign and speak to another Realtor.

Debby Frank, SFR
Keller Williams Realty
760 White Plains Rd.
Scarsdale, NY 10583
(914) 498-5443
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Tue Jul 3, 2012
Barbara Strongin answered:
While you may be seeing a lot of for sale signs, in actuality there are fewer homes on the market in the Lewisboro area now as compared to last year at the same time; as of the end of June there were 160 single family homes active on the market while last year there were 197. In general homes are taking longer to sell (although there are many that get sold quickly) but sales for April, May and June showed a steady increase in the number of closed transactions and June year-to-date sales are running ahead of last year's year-to-date sales by about 18%. I don't know which property you are referring to but there are many reasons why it could be on for as long as you indicate including being overpriced and possibly not readjusting in price properly downward. It is also possible that the house may have at some point had a deal taking it somewhat off the market for awhile that for some reason fell through. If you are not already working with an agent I would be happy to discuss the market further with you and assist you with finding a home. Please feel free to call me at 914-763-5616 or 917-714-4534; or send me an email at
Barbara Strongin, Associate Broker
Coldwell Banker, Bedford
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Tue Dec 6, 2011
Christopher Pagli answered:
Hi, you can check with the town for Mechanics liens and tx liens or even have a title company do a full search for you.

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Thu Sep 8, 2011
Laura Korkowski asked:
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Wed Jul 21, 2010
Zuri Properties Team answered:
Depends where you're at and how the market is doing there. Here in Houston, TX things are constantly moving and loan officer are busy bees right now. Low mortgage rates are helping the market, more sellers convinced it's the right time to upgrade with the rates as low as they are it's time to take advantage. ... more
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Sun Nov 29, 2009
Sally Griffiths answered:
Well, the home is not listed on the Multiple Listing Service, (which means they are not selling it through a broker). I checked a couple of "for sale by owner" websites, and it did not come up there either.

I suggest you call the homeowner, and ask if they are selling. You can find the homeowner's name and number by going to No harm in asking! If you need representation, please call me.

Good luck!

Sally Griffiths
Weichert, Realtors
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Thu Jun 30, 2011
Tony Grech answered:
It's tough to say without knowing your entire financial picture.

203k loans are a different animal than a conforming loan or even a traditional FHA. I believe 203k loans must be underwritten manually according to FHA's most strict guidelines meaning that your mortgage payment (including taxes and homeowners insurance) cannot exceed 31% of your gross income nor can all of your debts combined exceed 43% of your income.

While a normal FHA loan allows for some leeway because they can utilize automated (computerized) underwriting approvals, I don't believe 203k loans have that same flexibility.

Of course you could always seek a 2nd opinion with another lender, but be careful that you make sure to speak with a 203k expert. It's a tricky program and working with the wrong lender can put you in a bad situation

Best of luck
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Sat Aug 9, 2008
Christopher Pagli answered:
Dependning on what kind of info you are looking for is great for demographics, crime statistics, and other town info. Just imput the zipcode and the info will come up.

Christopher Pagli
Associate Broker
Legends Realty Group
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Thu Aug 7, 2008
Gail Gladstone answered:
About what it was worth in 2002 if you are from Long Island.
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