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Home Buying in Westchester : Real Estate Advice

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Sun Mar 31, 2013
Geoff Ommen answered:

This totally depends on what you are looking to do from a living situation. Why are you looking to move, where to, etc. 10 agents are going to give you 10 different answers as to what will happen to property values in the 3-5 year future. Prices may appreciate, but a 1% increase in interest rates is equal to a 10% rise in pricing from a purchasing prospective. If interest rates get to the level they were in 2001, the home would be ~20% more expensive to the buyer than it is today.

The first thing you may want to do is to get an agent in your home to give you a market evaluation. Try to give them a 48 hour notice so they can do their homework. Someone who says they can be there in a few hours is not going to be helpful to you because you need to talk about statistics and historical trends of your marketplace.

It costs you nothing, there is no obligation, and will give you an idea of what your home could sell for today. They can discuss with you the reasons for selling and what you would do next. Just using them as a sounding board may help you make your decision.

Feel free to reach out with any more questions.

Geoff Ommen
Broker Baird & Warner
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Mon Oct 1, 2012
Dana answered:
Im still working on repairing my credit, are there any open government grants Also looking to move within 3-6months to Yonkers, New Rochelle, or Elmsford Greenburgh any ideas???
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Sun Jul 15, 2012
Vanessa Benson answered:
My name is Vanessa Benson with Real People Realty. I have been selling in the area for many years. I can show you and your family around Westchester and the surrounding areas. I will also get you information about the schools in the areas. My daughter went to a school in Westchester. You can reach me at 708-324-3916. ... more
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Wed Jul 21, 2010
Peter Kedzior answered:
In my opinion, getting a consignor would be the best tactics. It can be done on a mortgage, too. Obviously, that person would have to have a higher credit score than yours :-) and the income high enough for new lending standards. You can then refinance after a year or so and get rid of the other person. Once you do that, your FICO score would soar. At least 100 points up.

If you are a young adult, you can apply for a mortgage with one or both of your parents as consignors.
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Tue Nov 30, 2010
The Medford Team answered:
Neil Martinez:

Usually means it is an REO owned by a bank.
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Wed Dec 10, 2008
Susan Wesely answered:
Best place to go would be the local county assessor's office. Sounds like you have an interesting project ahead of you - enjoy it!
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Tue Aug 5, 2008
Lezlie Brazil answered:
I'd be happy to assist you!

To help pinpoint your dream home, begin thinking about what remodeled features are most important to you as well as number of bedrooms/bathrooms, area within Westchester and price range.

Contact me for property details:

Lezlie Brazil
Keller Williams Realty
4644 Admiralty Way
Marina Del Rey, CA 90292
T 310-991-4263
F 310-861-0207
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Sat Apr 2, 2011
Brandon Schuppe answered:
If it's Westchester Illinois, our office is located there and I would be glad to help you out.
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