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Christopher…, Real Estate Pro in Westchester, NY
Christopher Pagli - ABR, GREEN answered:
What can you do to protect yourself when a seller decides to sell to someone else before they sign the contract?
In NY its's anybody's house until contracts are fully executed between buyer and seller. The only other way to protect yourself is to have a sales binder in place which actua ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jun 27, 2013 Home Buying in New York
Javier Menes…, Real Estate Pro in Farmingdale, NY
Javier Meneses answered:
Our money is transferred from France and it takes 1-2 weeks so we cannot give the 10% deposit at the contract which is ready for signature. Any tips?
I'm having some trouble understanding what your total downpayment is supposed to be. Is it 10% or 24%? Adeline, there is a couple things you need to address. First, is your current ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Nov 18, 2013 Home Buying in 10001
Michelle Wei…, Real Estate Pro in New York, NY
Michelle Weissman answered:
Co-brokerage commission rate - NYC rental
In NYC we co-broke 50/50 between the tenant's agent and the listing agent.The standard fee in NYC is 15% of the first year's rent, the agreement on that fee is between the tenant & thei ... more
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Nirmala Cara…, Real Estate Pro in Bronx, NY
Nirmala Caraballo answered:
hard looking for first apt
Hi Luz,

The first step you need to take is to meet with a mortgage professional and get prequalified. The loan officer, will need you last two pay stubs, last two years tax returns a ... more
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Maura Jarach, Real Estate Pro in New York, NY
Maura Jarach answered:
Our credit stinks (we're rebuilding it), but we do have some assets. Our max rent for a 2B is $3000. What advice can you give?
Do you want advice about your credit or what to expect regarding a potential rental because of your damaged credit?
0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 16, 2013 Rentals in New York
Gail Gladsto…, Real Estate Pro in 11743
Gail Gladstone answered:
What is the typical attorney fee for a residential transaction in Charlotte, NC?
Yjami75,

As in real estate, there is no "typical" fee. Each one prices based on the value they place on themselves. Discounted service may result from discounted dollars.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jul 23, 2013 Home Selling in 10032
Gail Gladsto…, Real Estate Pro in 11743
Gail Gladstone answered:
how long does it take to get the title for the house we purchased? we closed the deal in early January, but have yet received the title.
Hong Yao,

This probably depends a lot on the area. If you are dealing with NYC, don't hold your breath.

Actually, you might call the title company that closed you and nudge them ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 30, 2013 Home Buying in New York
Nick Rafello,…, Real Estate Pro in New York, NY
Nick Rafello, V.P. answered:
how long does a pre-foreclosure stay on your credit report?
Pre-forclosure is more than likely going to stay with you for 10 years. If you're credit is run, it'll show that you didn't pay your mortgage. This will be a red flag. But keep in mind, ... more
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Maura Jarach, Real Estate Pro in New York, NY
Maura Jarach answered:
What are some good neighborhoods to buy an apartment in NYC to rent out?
Hi Dirk,

Most likely bet is a condo for immediate ownership and ability to rent out without living in the unit first. However, there are also a handful of midtown , tudor city and ki ... more
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Jennifer Chi…, Real Estate Pro in New York, NY
Jennifer Chiongbian- 917-250-2284 answered:
what is the average maintenance per square foot on the upper west side?
That will depend on the level of service in the building and other factor suchs as view, floor level and square footage.

I am a working real estate broker and Manhattan appraiser so ... more
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Dena Schlutz, Real Estate Pro in 80503
Dena Schlutz answered:
I don't have a high income on the books for the last two years, but have about $25k for a down payment with credit of 710. How hard is it to get?
Hi Geneviere!
What you need to do is first find a Realtor you trust and then they can match you up with a lender who specializes in the type of loan that best meets your needs. Many ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Apr 14, 2013 Home Buying in New York
Anna Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Nassau County, NY
Anna Brocco answered:
I work in Midtown Manhattan looking to buy 2-family property within 45 minute of public transport commute to NYC.
If you are ready to buy, and need to buy, why not simply work with an agent of your own. For available Queens area properties check www.mlsli.com
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jul 21, 2013 Home Buying in New York
Krystyna Rac…, Real Estate Pro in New York, NY
Krystyna Rachtan, CNE, GRI answered:
What does it means Coop?
Hello Adina,

The prevalent form of property ownership in Manhattan is an apartment in a cooperative (co-op) corporation, commonly referred to as a co-op. A cooperative (co-op) is a ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jul 21, 2013 Home Buying in Midtown East
Stan Pau, Real Estate Pro in New York, NY
Stan Pau answered:
What is a junior 4?
The "4" comes from the number of rooms in the apartment, specifically the bedroom, living room, kitchen, and dining area/small bedroom/office. The term is usually used in the New York C ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jul 21, 2013 Home Buying in New York
Pat and Steve…, Real Estate Pro in Westlake, OH
Pat and Steve Pribisko answered:
Small Claims Judgment
You need to contact your local courthouse (municipal) for forms.
0 votes Share Flag Fri Apr 12, 2013 Home Buying in New York
Shanna Rogers, Real Estate Pro in Murrieta, CA
Shanna Rogers answered:
why isn't my post adding?
Hi beartaylor131,

If you're trying to post a For Sale By Owner, you can't. Trulia only posts properties listed for sale with a Realtor. So, if you are a seller and want your proper ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Apr 13, 2013 Home Buying in New York
Javier Menes…, Real Estate Pro in Farmingdale, NY
Javier Meneses answered:
Has anyone ever tried the Free and Clear home buying program and does it work?
I'm in the mortgage business and never heard of this program. Where did you get this from?

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0 votes Share Flag Sun Jul 21, 2013 Home Buying in New York
Ross Ellis, Real Estate Pro in New York, NY
Ross Ellis answered:
How far in advance should you begin the home buying process in NYC?
Dear NYC Browser,

There is no clear cut answer.

Currently there is so little inventory on the market that it may take you a little longer to find the home you love.

Once you h ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jul 21, 2013 Home Buying in New York
Roberts, Real Estate Pro in New York, NY
Roberts answered:
credit for start small business non u.s. resident
Please contact me via email. My name is John and my email is divercomm2@aol.com. What kind of business do you wish to finance? How much will you pay for this? Thank you and good luck ... more
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Deborah Hugh…, Real Estate Pro in New York County, NY
Deborah Hughes answered:
any studio's or one bedroom apartments for 900 or less in the lower east side?
A typical studio on the Lower East Side will obviously vary in price, but the low end can be found starting at $1600. $900 is not near the price of the lowest , though if one seeks to ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Apr 11, 2013 Rentals in New York
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