Tips for Parents Buying Homes for Children on Staten Island

I am going to describes tips for parent’s thinking about buying a home for their children, on Staten Island. It could be considered a good time for parents to give their children a home or even an investment property. Before you purchase a home for your child, you need too know how to manage the [...]

How To Find a Great Neighborhood

How To Find a Great Neighborhood

When it comes to choosing a great neighborhood, you’ll need to factor in a great deal of information. A great neighborhood is just as important as the type of home you pick. The neighborhood you select is going to have a big impact on the life you lead. When [...]

How do I switch my Primary Residency?

“My husband and I sold our primary home this year, but still own another house in a different state. We are now renting in the city of our primary home, but would like our second home to be considered our primary for capital gains reasons. I spend at least 50 % of my time at [...]

Real Estate Courses for Buyers?

Real Estate Courses for First Time Buyers?

“I’m planning on buying my first home in the next few months. I’ve heard that some realties have their own courses for first time buyers. Is it better to attend the courses or just trust your real estate agent? Also what companies are good for first time buyers?

Locating an real estate agent for a Investors?

Selecting A Good Agent for an Investor

“I am a real estate investor and am looking for an experienced real estate agent as well as a real estate broker who specializes with investors. Can you please tell me how to find one, I have googled, ect and haven’t come up with much.
Thank you.

-Tim”

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I want to Buy a Second Home?

“I currently own a home with value about $300000 or more and loan is about 369000, I want to see if I can buy a another home and keep this one also. I have a big family and would like to get another home, my FICO is 700 or more I am a self [...]

7 Tips to Improve Your Credit for First Time Buyers

First Time Buyers naturally don’t have much credit history to back them for a mortgage. Their Credit score, along with their overall income and debt, are big factors in determining whether they’ll qualify for a loan and what their loan terms will be. It’s very important to note that raising your credit score takes time [...]

Pre-Qualified Vs. Pre-Approved

Pre-Qualified Vs. Pre-Approved

Get Approved

Many people are confused with being pre-qualified and being pre-approved but luckily for you it’s very simple. It’s a matter of just understanding the basic requirement from a lender.

If you’re pre-qualified it means that you Potentially could get a loan for the amount stated to you, [...]

Five Frequent First Time Buyer Mistakes

First Time Buyers

1. Afraid to ask questions(from their lender, real estate agent, lawyer etc.).

Questions are a great tool and as a first time buyer, they might be your only one (besides realestatetaxi.com of course). You should be asking as many questions as possible and never be afraid to do so. Remember the adage, “He [...]

First Time Buying

Home Ownership

To some, the idea of buying a house, condominium, cooperative, or the like is based on the conventional wisdom that everyone should own a home. Being a real estate agent in New York, I usually hear from my first time buyers, “What’s the benefit of buying rather then renting?” As a real estate [...]

Real Estate Loans

 

Real Estate Loans should come first when Buying a Home

Real Estate Loans

When preparing to buy a home, You really need to determine how much money you have available for down payment and closing costs because that will affect almost every aspect of buying a home, including qualifying for a real estate loan. Lack [...]

10 Ways to Prepare for Homeownership

Home Ownership

10 Ways to Prepare for Homeownership

1. Decide what you can afford. When starting your journey into the world of homeownership, you first have to figure out in what you can afford. You need to see what your monthly limit is for a possible real estate loan you are going to take out.

2. Develop [...]