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A few minutes ago
Kathy Burgreen answered:
As a retired realtor, this is a tough question because you need to learn the hidden agenda of realtors. Any licensed realtor will tell you "now is a great time to sell" because you are paying them a commission fee = a paycheck to the realtor. Realtors will never tell you to wait 6 months, 1 year or even 3 years to sell because that means you are not paying a commission and that realtor is not getting paid.

Therefore, the better approach is to have a realtor tell you what similar homes to yours are selling for in your neighborhood and make sure to tell that realtor you have NO intention of selling now. Then wait several months and have the same realtor give you an update on the market. Wait several more months and another update. Now you will have the market trends for similar homes to yours in your neighborhood.

By the way, it takes less than 5 minutes for a realtor to give you comparables to your home for market trends. They just need to type in the information in the MLS and within a few minutes you will have your printout.
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Yesterday at 5:52pm
Sally Grenier answered:
It doesn't matter if you're a student or not. You just need to be able to qualify for a mortgage. Which means decent income and credit, good debt to income ratio, $$ in saving for a down payment & closing costs, etc. Contact a local lender who can see if you can get approved. ... more
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Yesterday at 12:28pm
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Yesterday at 9:35am
Kathy Burgreen answered:
Yes you can raise the rent. You need to know what the average rent is for Mt. Vernon, New Rochelle and Yonkers. Contact property managers for rental buildings and ask them. Also ask some local realtors what the average rents are. ... more
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Fri May 26, 2017
Mary answered:
Hi,

Thank you for reaching out. Pending means an offer has been made on the home and it is in the process of closing. Let me know if you have additional questions.

Thank you for using Trulia!

Mary
Consumer Care Advocate
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Fri May 26, 2017
Derek Jones answered:
What are you trying to accomplish? Are you trying to keep the home or trying to sell it? Do you currently owe more than the home is worth?
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Fri May 26, 2017
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Wed May 24, 2017
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Wed May 24, 2017
Scott Godzyk answered:
The winning bidder is responsible for all liens that run with the property. Hire a title company to do a title search
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Wed May 24, 2017
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