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Trevor Curran, Real Estate Pro in Bronx, NY
Trevor Curran answered:
What would be the first step to take (besides saving money) to buying a home?
First steps:

1. Meet with a Local Mortgage Banker to get prequalified for mortgage financing. The Mortgage Banker will review all facets of your loan request to answer your question ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Feb 6, 2013 Home Buying in 10541
Trevor Curran, Real Estate Pro in Bronx, NY
Trevor Curran answered:
how does a rent to own property work? what are the pros and cons?
Good afternoon D,

Here's my advice about "RENT TO OWN:" Don't Do it!

Rent To Own is a better deal for the Seller than it would ever be for a potential Buyer.

The basic concep ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Feb 6, 2013 Home Buying in 10541
Carol, Home Seller in Carmel, NY
Carol answered:
Questions regarding property/school taxes in Northern Westchester/Putnam counties.
it is possible to grieve your taxes. It changes by town, call the tax assessors' office to find out their process. It is based on comparable home values, so if a home is overtaxed compa ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon May 21, 2012 Home Buying in 10541
JOSEPH RUNFO…, Real Estate Pro in Staten Island, NY
JOSEPH RUNFOLA JR, BROKER, GRI answered:
I own a commercial building. The seller NEVER disclosed a leaking oil tank underground, what are my legal rights and what about full disclosure?
Under the Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act there is a concept called innocent landowner immunity. The innocent owner must show that due care was taken when the land was purc ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Nov 9, 2011 Home Buying in 10541
Donald Mituz…, Real Estate Pro in Katonah, NY
Donald Mituzas answered:
what are the property taxes for rye ny?
The property taxes will vary depending on the assessed value of the property. This is set by the town assessor. You can call the assessors office and find out what is the "mill rat ... more
1 vote Share Flag Fri Dec 3, 2010 Home Buying in 10541
Donald Mituz…, Real Estate Pro in Katonah, NY
Donald Mituzas answered:
can the sellers realtor turn away my back up offer after it was excepted to submit another offer from her office so she can keep the full comission?
The answer is clear...NO! An agent's legal obligation and fiduciary duty is to present any and all offers. Any agent that does not do this is putting their license on the line. You ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Sep 2, 2010 Home Buying in 10541
Donald Mituz…, Real Estate Pro in Katonah, NY
Donald Mituzas answered:
why are school taxes based on the value of your home? shouldnt the school bill just be divided by the number of homes. this way everyone pays the same
Although there has been much debate about a different way to fund our school systems in NY, this is the way it is. It's kind of like income tax, the more you make the more you pay ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Aug 27, 2010 Home Buying in 10541
WILLIAM BUTL…, Real Estate Pro in 10463
WILLIAM BUTLER answered:
Is this house still for sale ? If so, price ?
dear Adam

IF you are looking in putnam or northern westchester give me a call. I am with Better Homes and Gardens Rand Reatly in our Shrub Oak/Yorktown Office. Give me a call to hel ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Feb 10, 2010 Home Buying in 10541
Donna Bruno…, Real Estate Pro in Briarcliff Manor, NY
Donna Bruno CRS, ABR asked:
For Buyers Only!!! Do you use Realtor.com? Your opinion helps us decide what services to subscribe to? Do you email or call the agent once you locate a property? Do you like video or multiple pics? What gets your attention- banners…
0 votes Share Flag Mon Aug 24, 2009 Home Buying in 10541
Donna Bruno…, Real Estate Pro in Briarcliff Manor, NY
Donna Bruno CRS, ABR answered:
I submitted an offer on a house and asked that the seller sign it. Their agent has not complied.
Sounds like you have an ethics issue.
If the listing agent has not returned a declination of offer letter from the sellers stating that they would not counter or accept your offer, I w ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Aug 24, 2009 Home Buying in 10541
Donna Bruno…, Real Estate Pro in Briarcliff Manor, NY
Donna Bruno CRS, ABR answered:
can i get a list of homes that sold in the last 6 months?
Hi Mark,
Yes, I agree.

Computers or internet programs can be way off. Contact an experienced RE professional if you want to know the value. It pays to have three opinions.
0 votes Share Flag Sat May 30, 2009 Home Buying in 10541
St. Lawrence…, Real Estate Pro in Yorktown Heights, NY
St. Lawrence Properties, LLC answered:
Anyone interested in helping a newbee to real estate investing?
Almost forgot; What is PMI? That is one I have not heard of yet and when I did a search for it, I got a lot of interesting results, but the only thing close was an Financial Group on Ya ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu May 21, 2009 Home Buying in 10541
Toni Addoniz…, Real Estate Pro in 10512
Toni Addonizio answered:
What is going on with taxes in Mahopac? Has there been a recent re-assessment that increased taxes 20-30%?
When you find a house that you're interested in have your agent call the town to confirm the taxes. As Donald said there could have been an Enhanced STAR discount on the property. The E ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Apr 21, 2008 Home Buying in 10541
CM1225, Home Buyer in 10541
CM1225 answered:
FSBO ad lists 3BR/2BATH, but 1BR & Bath in finished basement are not shown in public records.
Thanks all. We bought a house in Brewster in July of 2008, but this is good advice for anyone else who may be considering a FSBO.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 1, 2008 Home Buying in 10541
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