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Richard Ellis, Real Estate Pro in Porter Ranch, CA
Richard Ellis answered:
Should we upgrade our kitchen or waterproof the basement before selling?
Kitchens sell houses. An upgraded kitchen will sell your home quicker and for more money. Basements are an after thought. Nobody will be eager to buy your home because you waterproofed ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 16, 2014 Home Buying in Plattsburgh
Felix A. Gar…, Real Estate Pro in Staten Island, NY
Felix A. Garcia answered:
In the State of New York, does a listing agent have to disclose if he is related to a potential buyer ?
Hi Kasey

in NYS the agent suppose to disclose if a party is related to him/her.

Thanks Felix Garcia
1 vote Share Flag Wed Feb 5, 2014 Home Buying in Morrisonville
Patricia Sha…, Home Buyer in Altona, NY
Patricia Shatlaw asked:
how to find out how much is left to pay on a pre foreclosure home? im trying to find info on a home that i am interested 3032 miner farm rd altona ny 12910
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jan 27, 2014 Foreclosure in 12910
Gail Gladsto…, Other/Just Looking in 11743
Gail Gladstone answered:
does an inground swimming pool value or devalue the sale of private residence?
It doesn't do either and it does both.

Your buyer market is limited to a market of only buyers who want a pool.
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jun 10, 2013 Home Selling in 12901
brandon32463, Home Buyer in Keeseville, NY
brandon32463 asked:
how much would this home be to lease for a year. I am looking to buy a home but would like to see if its a good fit before i commit to it. This question was asked from
0 votes Share Flag Sun May 19, 2013 Market Conditions in Keeseville
David Cortez, Real Estate Pro in Bronxville, NY
David Cortez answered:
I want to buy a house that is not listed for sale, how can this be done

I would approach the homeowner either through a hand written note that expresses your interest in their home. The idea is to appeal to their emotional core, after all they may ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Nov 19, 2012 Home Buying in Redford
Terry Farnsw…, Real Estate Pro in Crystal Lake, IL
Terry Farnsworth answered:
why did the other peopel back out from buying it?
Lots of possible reasons, including:

1. Buyer couldn't ultimately obtain financing after closer review by underwriting
2. Latent defects were discovered during the home inspection ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Nov 10, 2012 Home Buying in Mooers Forks
Thomas Brady, Real Estate Pro in Suffolk County, NY
Thomas Brady answered:
Say I want to purchase a house for less than asking price and want to make some improvements to it.
The scenario you are describing could be a 203k loan, or rehabilitation mortgage. The cost of repairs to the home would be built into the purchase price if the home meets certain criter ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Aug 8, 2012 Financing in Plattsburgh
Anna Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Nassau County, NY
Anna Brocco answered:
Does this house only have 2 bathrooms in the whole place with 1 of them being in the basement?
Since no link is visible... why not simply schedule a showing appointment and see all firsthand...
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jul 27, 2012 Home Buying in Plattsburgh
The Gordons, Home Seller in Peru, NY
5bdrm, 4 bath, office, finished walk out basement, 2 car garage. Appox 1 acre. This house is a newer home in a newer subdivision. In walking distance to everything! Enjoy the back yard babbling brook in… Read more
Blogged Wed May 30, 2012 by The Gordons Home Selling
Jacques Ambr…, Real Estate Pro in 11375
Jacques Ambron, CRB CBR SFR answered:
NY mortgage with a 627?
Income and other debt will be a factor in determining what you can borrow. Best bet is to talk to a bank or mortgage broker. Consider talking to a credit advisor to see if you can rai ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Feb 27, 2012 Credit Score in Plattsburgh
Don Tepper, Real Estate Pro in Fairfax, VA
Don Tepper answered:
Is there a foreclosure or a rent to own that will be ready for october?
I'm sure there are rent-to-owns that will be available. I just took a look on Craigslist and found some. That's one technique I suggest in my blog on how to find rent-to-owns. ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Sep 17, 2011 Rent vs Buy in 12901
Kathy, Real Estate Pro in Plattsburgh, NY
Kathy answered:
what are the taxes on the home on mountain view drive in Rouses Point, that is listed for 270,000.?
Hi Patty:
Taxes are as follows:

The LAND TAX $: 1882.25 SCHOOL TAX $: 4609.16 VILLAGE TAX: 948.75
TOTAL TAXES: 7440.16 The price of the home is $259,900.

I would be ha ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Aug 6, 2011 Home Buying in Rouses Point
BoulderSuZ, Real Estate Pro in Longmont, CO
BoulderSuZ answered:
Is granite worth the money?
Hello Amjennette,
Granite countertops should not be viewed as an investment, especially if you're going to be the only homeowner in the neighborhood who has them. They do not incr ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jul 25, 2011 Remodel & Renovate in 12901
Don Tepper, Real Estate Pro in Fairfax, VA
Don Tepper answered:
I have heard that sellling prices on homes in my area are selling for 25% less than assessed value. Is this true? Plattsburgh, NY
Probably yes.

Assessed value has little relationship to a property's real value. Assessments are part of the taxation/revenue generating process and have (almost) nothing to do ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jun 17, 2011 Home Buying in Plattsburgh
Anna Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Nassau County, NY
Anna Brocco answered:
I have 3 family members listed on a house deed in NY. All 3 are deceased. House is foreclosuring due to taxes not being paid.
Before considering a sale, do consult with an attorney who specializes in real estate, he/she will be your best source of advice--see exactly what options you may have.
0 votes Share Flag Thu Sep 23, 2010 Financing in Peru
Anna Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Nassau County, NY
Anna Brocco answered:
We checked with a mortgage broker my husband & I want a loan for a home he has no residence or green card and still lives in Canada.
Not knowing all the details, finances or assets---what did the mortgage broker recommend you do...if unhappy with the current services, consult with any other qualified loan officer(s) ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Apr 2, 2010 Home Buying in Plattsburgh
Kelly Putz, Real Estate Pro in Washington, DC
Kelly Putz answered:
Does the rebate apply to first time home builders, who borrowed money from a relative not a bank?
YES!! So long as you will take occupancy before December 1, 2009.

If you go to this website it has a great FAQ for the first-time home buyer tax credit:
http://www.federalhousingtax ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Nov 5, 2009 Home Buying in 12959
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