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Wed Apr 17, 2013
Anna M Brocco answered:
For an accurate picture of costs, check with local licensed contractors and ask for free estimates...
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Wed Mar 19, 2014
Javier Meneses answered:
Lisa, the only thing you can do is go to the original termite inspector. Your attorney, Realtor and previous owner (if they opt to the $500 disclosure), all couldn't have had any way of knowing anything as they also go by the inspector's findings. I'm pretty sure you couldn't hold an engineer liable if you hired one to inspect the property for you too.

I also think you're being a bit hard on yourself. I can't think of anything you could have done to prevent this from happening, other than maybe doing a 2nd termite inspection, and I have never seen a buyer get a 2nd one.

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Javier Meneses
Senior Loan Officer
NMLS #23130
STERLING NATIONAL BANK
310 Crossways Park Drive
Woodbury, NY 11797
jmeneses@snb.com
(516) 606-9648
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Thu Jan 9, 2014
William Rugen answered:
Unfortunately the home is no longer on the market. It expired from the market in September 2011.

William Rugen
Century 21 Princeton Properties
631-467-0009
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Thu Jan 31, 2013
Anna M Brocco answered:
Check http://www.mlsli.com Also check local print media for by owner rentals, always verify ownership before exchanging any money; word of mouth, etc
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Wed Nov 14, 2012
Anna M Brocco answered:
Consider working with an agent of your own who can provide any necessary information; for available area properties check www.mlsli.com
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Thu Jan 31, 2013
William Rugen answered:
Each bank has different stipulations. Unfortunately there is no generic answer to your question.
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Mon Nov 11, 2013
Tina Lam answered:
It's certainly possible. Your business would have to qualify for the mortgage based on its credit history and current assets. You may also need to sign a personal guarantee. You should discuss your situation with a loan broker to properly assess your situation. ... more
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Tue Feb 3, 2015
Gail Gladstone answered:
By law, Realtors are not permitted to comment on schools or neighborhoods. The reason for this is it is a matter of personal taste.

Please drive the neighborhood, check in with the police department for crime rates...I even knocked on some doors near the house I was interested in and spoke directly with the neighbors.

Please let me know if we can be of any further assistance to you.

gail@GladstoneGroupRealty.com
631-425-6150
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Thu Jul 10, 2014
Steve Turner answered:
If your credit is not good, yes you will be denied. Sometimes lenders will guide you to improve your credit.
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Thu Aug 9, 2012
Thomas Brady answered:
Here is the description from the MLS "Nice Newly Renovated Office With Exceptional Exposure On Sunrise Hwy South Service Road." Seems to be an office buiding.
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Wed Jan 16, 2013
Anna M Brocco answered:
Consider working with an agent of your own; check http://www.mlsli.com Also check local print media for by owner rentals, always verify ownership before exchanging any money; word of mouth, etc. ... more
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Thu Jan 9, 2014
Ron Thomas answered:
You might try GOOGLE EARTH,
that will tell you a lot.
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Tue Sep 6, 2011
Scott Godzyk answered:
If you saw an ad here on Trulia, you should go back to it, click on the profile of the listing agent and email them direct, they might not see your post here in voices. The listing agent can easily answer your questions ... more
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Sun Apr 22, 2012
Marianne Lappas answered:
I try not to take overpriced listings. I advise my sellers if no showings or very few and no offers then it is overpriced for the market and they need to reduce it until we have more activity. They usually listen. ... more
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Sat Aug 27, 2011
allan erps,ABR,SFR answered:
Think there has to be some type of trust and chemistry(comfort level) involved for the Seller to make that decision. We do not ususally need to babysit the Seller, but to let them know and understand that your job is to sell their home and facilitate the transaction. Set aside one day per week, if you will to update the Seller and to discuss how to move forward, not look back! ... more
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Wed Jun 20, 2012
Sally Grenier answered:
What does your lease say? Did you know the owner was selling it? Why would you put $5K of your own money into someone else's property? Did you have some sort of agreement with the owner? (he/she would pay you back?) ... more
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Mon May 16, 2011
Gail Gladstone answered:
If you have no credit history at all, you can start with applying for a credit card. Use it on a regular basis and pay it off immediately.

Make sure you have a checking and savings account at a bank.

You might be able to apply for a very small, short term loan at the bank and pay it off to establish credit.

Gas and department store credit cards are also fairly easily available. Use them in small amounts and pay them off immediately.

If you have employment that is steady, that will count. Also, if you are renting and are paying your rent on time and your landlord can be a good reference, this will also count.
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Fri May 14, 2010
Westcott Group answered:
Hi
Not sure what the purpose is for you to look for comps, The reason why I ask is that if you are selling a home you may want to get a professional appraisel by a licensed appraiser familiar with your area. If you are buying a home and just want to see what has sold in the area MLSLI.com has sold properties posted.
If you are trying to grieve your taxes you may opt to do either of the aforementioned choices.
Good Luck
Georgia Westcott
The Westcott Group Real Estate Company
17 Deer Park Ave
Babylon NY 11702
631-661-8888
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Tue Apr 20, 2010
Patrick Thies answered:
There is no set commission rate all commissions are negotible. Also, the commssion is paid by the seller not the buyer.
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Wed Nov 12, 2008
The Hagley Group answered:
A local Realtor should be able to do this for you from their local MLS.It may not be excel, but it should be easy to copy and paste into an excel spreadsheet. Good luck!
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