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Gilbert Iaro…, Real Estate Pro in Augusta, GA
Gilbert Iarocci answered:
A friend to me "owner occupied homes in Ithaca get about $150/mo off their mortgage." How can that be?
Most areas offer a owner occupant a discount on their taxes, called homestead . This may be what she is talking about
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Scott Godzyk, Real Estate Pro in 03109
Scott Godzyk answered:
When will homeowners begin listing their houses?
With low inventories in a lot of places, sellers can not find their next house so they are waiting. As a buyer new listings do come up, you just have to be alert and ready for when they ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Aug 24, 2014 Home Buying in Ithaca
Julia, Home Buyer in Ithaca, NY
Julia asked:
Does Dryden have Interdistrict choice? If I live in Dryden school district can I send kids to Ithaca schools?
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jun 15, 2014 Home Buying in Ithaca
Brent Katzma…, Real Estate Pro in Ithaca, NY
Brent Katzmann answered:
What areas near Ithaca city limits allow straw bale homes, log cabin, etc that one builds themself?
This is a great question. The Ithaca/Tompkins County area arguably has the highest concentration of straw bale construction in the state... perhaps even in the northeast. Getting a stra ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Nov 6, 2013 Home Buying in Ithaca
Linda Santos, Real Estate Pro in 14850
Linda Santos answered:
We are interested in buying a house in around Ithaca. We currently live in Bolivia, S.A. but we have a house in N.Carolina that we will be sellngi
Hi Carol,

It's a dynamic market here in Ithaca - we have a number of reports and stats to share with you that will help you to understand the picture. If you are interested in speaki ... more
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Lindsay Lust…, Real Estate Pro in Ithaca, NY
Lindsay Lustick Garner answered:
Can someone explain what an "estate sale" with home being sold "as is?"
Tim,

One more thought if a Buyer discovers defects during a structural and they are serious -- and there are no other interest the Estate may consider providing an adjustment in pric ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Oct 30, 2013 Home Buying in 14850
Lindsay Lust…, Real Estate Pro in Ithaca, NY
Lindsay Lustick Garner answered:
Why don't people lower their house prices further even after 1 year on market with no offer?
I ONLY work with Buyers and I have been doing this for 9 years --- if you find a property where the Seller isn't motivated you can always find another one where they are --- you need to ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Oct 30, 2013 Home Buying in 14850
Mary Weber, Real Estate Pro in Ithaca, NY
Mary Weber answered:
Why is there os little property coming on the market in Ithaca in October of 2013?
Steve is correct and I agree with his answer.
We have had an excellent selling season and the market has slowed down.
Home owners are focusing on the holidays coming up and by the end ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Oct 21, 2013 Home Buying in Ithaca
Bruce Ailion…, Real Estate Pro in Marietta, GA
Cash remains king in the market place. Overseas investors and local investors disappointed with bond and CD yields below 3% are flocking to real estate, profiting from depressed values and strong rental… Read more
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Claudia Laga…, Real Estate Pro in 14850
Claudia Lagalla answered:
Is it possible to send a child to a school other than the zonal school of the house?
This is called open enrollment, and there is a fee involved. Availability is not guaranteed, but is determined by the school not having a full roster of students.
0 votes Share Flag Thu Aug 29, 2013 Home Buying in Ithaca
Hotalingl, Home Buyer in Murrells Inlet, SC
Hotalingl asked:
Low credit score with old collection accounts I have a credit core of 558, I have no bills besides my student loans. I have some closed collection accounts, most are 5 plus years old, I am paying now for mistakes I made before I knew…
0 votes Share Flag Thu Aug 1, 2013 Home Buying in Ithaca
Cynthia Masc…, Real Estate Pro in Ithaca, NY
"Real Estate" is all I do.  It's my job, and consumes me usually 6 days a week, and sometimes 7.  I think what most people don't realize is the amount of time a Realtor actually devotes to a client,… Read more
Blogged Thu May 16, 2013 by Cynthia Mascato Home Buying Home Selling In My Neighborhood
Cynthia Masc…, Real Estate Pro in Ithaca, NY
I've seen it over and over again.... People "just know" when a house is "the one" ....  Its difficult to explain.  Its a 'feeling' and you usually know it the minute you walk in the door.   So… Read more
Blogged Wed May 15, 2013 by Cynthia Mascato Home Buying
Cynthia Masc…, Real Estate Pro in Ithaca, NY
Buying a home in Ithaca NY this year [2013] has become a challenge. Houses are selling very quickly with numerous offers.  The Ithaca market, without doubt, is currently a Sellers market based on what… Read more
Blogged Wed May 15, 2013 by Cynthia Mascato Home Buying Home Selling
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Bruce Ailion…, Real Estate Pro in Marietta, GA
Your first step should be to locate and hire a REALTOR, not just a real estate agent on an exclusive basis. Be sure your REALTOR has a minimum of five years’ experience and 100+ transactions. … Read more
Blogged Sun Apr 28, 2013 by Bruce Ailion,CRS,CRB,MSRE,ESQ Home Buying Home Selling Rent vs Buy
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Claudia Laga…, Real Estate Pro in 14850
Claudia Lagalla answered:
US expat and Ithaca rental property
It all depends on the size of the multi-family home. Two family is a residential mortgage.
0 votes Share Flag Fri Apr 12, 2013 Home Buying in 14850
David Wahl, Real Estate Pro in 14850
It's been a while since I have posted.  Good news is I have been out selling houses and negotiating some great deals for my clients.  This year has been the busiest I have experienced in quite a… Read more
Blogged Thu Mar 21, 2013 by David Wahl Home Buying Investment Properties
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David Wahl, Real Estate Pro in 14850
Many of my clients say they feel bad for calling me or asking me to show them houses on the weekends.  PLEASE do not feel bad, I am here to help my clients and customers achieve their real estate goals… Read more
Blogged Sat Feb 16, 2013 by David Wahl Home Buying Home Selling
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David Wahl, Real Estate Pro in 14850
The home buying and selling process can be a difficult one if you're not teaming up with the right agent.  Each agent has a skill set that may work well for some but not others.  If you want to see… Read more
Blogged Wed Feb 13, 2013 by David Wahl Home Buying Property Q&A Investment Properties
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Fallcreekres…, Home Owner in Ithaca, NY
Fallcreekresident answered:
is all or part of fall creek considered to be in a flood plain. Visited there very recently and loved it but am concerned. also the houses are so old,
You don't. Housing 'quality and pricing' follows an elevation gradient. Here is a rule of thumb: lowest elevation (e.g., Fall Creek) Older homes, moisture issues, funky neighbors, but. ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jul 29, 2012 Home Buying in Ithaca
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