It is best for the homeowner's or tenants to not be in the home when an Open House is being held. I make the suggestion and explain why, but you don't always get full cooperation. Conversations that are positive or negative could lead to an uncomfortable situation for all parties involved.... more
In order for you to apply for a reduction in your taxes, such as the STAR Program, you need to be residing in the home. You can grieve the taxes through Brookhaven Town as well as contacting a Company that will help you with the process. I can provide recent sales in the area that you may be able to use.... more
Please specify what Community you are referring to and the township it is located in. If a home is listed through a Broker, the TRUE taxes are supposed to be listed without any exemptions. I'm not saying this is the case for the property you are referring to.... more
I think they do add some value but are also seen as a costly addition. The amount of time it will take to recoup is very long. Other cons are, energy storage is expensive and solar energy is intermittent.
Greenwood Village is a 55+ Community. There are single unit homes as well as 2 homes that are attached by the garage aka "H" homes. The older homes are modular and there are newer homes that have been framed. Greenwood Village is a land lease community. The owner is responsible for property taxes as well as maintenance fees. When purchasing a home in Greenwood Village the home is considered personal property, and you receive a bill of sale.... more
Sometimes home owners with older appliances, water heaters, AC/heat systems offer home warranty plans as an incentive to buyers.
These home warranty plans typically run about $350 to $500 for a year of coverage. The biggest issue I run into with these plans is failure on the part of the buyer to read the plan coverage and exclusions to know what will and won't be covered. The plans vary from company to company, some have more exclusions than others. All have very specific rules for what the home owner must do if an appliance or system breaks down.
I've read that most of the complaints about these warranties is disputes between the plan holders and the companies regarding what is and is not covered
the quality (or should I say lack of) of work done by the repair companies that do the contract work for these home warranty companies.
Knowing all of this, my thoughts are that being offered a home warranty is a plus, but I would not base a decision regarding the purchase of a home on a $350-$500 home warranty.... more
In the residential 1-4 unit market no. There are still some crazy deals put together in the commercial market but it is also not as deeply regulated. 96.5 % financing with a rate below 4% and almost ZERO bank fees is not a bad deal. If you need additional assistance please contact me anytime 914-299-0420.... more
First I need to know who presented your offer? Who had the listing and who presented your offer? What was your relationship to the parties. Once that is established you can proceed with a course of negotiating.... more