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Brad Gold, Other/Just Looking in
Brad Gold asked:
How do I add/delete photos? I recently purchased a home, and I don't want any pictures of the inside of the house on this site. How do I delete them?
0 votes Share Flag Mon Nov 2, 2015 Using Trulia in 10956
Suzanne MacD…, Real Estate Pro in Morristown, NJ
Suzanne MacDowell answered:
How can I list my For Sale by Owner listing? How come Zillow - your parent company - allows me to do this? Thanks!
They are sister companies but not the same. Trulia does not allow for sale by owner listings, so if you want your home to appear here you will have to find an agent to work with. Sorr ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 8, 2015 Home Selling in 10956
Lisa Williams, Real Estate Pro in New City, NY
Lisa Williams answered:
My mother is not on the deed and my farther is in late stages of dementia. How can she get her name on the deed?
Call where you would file the deed and ask if you can use a generic form instead of hiring a lawyer. It will cost a lot less and it really only requires a notary.
0 votes Share Flag Fri May 23, 2014 How To... in 10956
Ellen Kippel, Real Estate Pro in Suffern, NY
Ellen Kippel answered:
I'm trying to have the the ownership of a house transferred from my parents (both deceased) to my brother and I (It was legally willed to us).
Hi there,

I hope my fellow realtors have adequately answered your question and that by now you are well on your way to transfering ownership of your parents house to you and your bro ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jun 3, 2013 How To... in 10956
Ellen Kippel, Real Estate Pro in Suffern, NY
Ellen Kippel answered:
What are my rights when I have a signed contract (both sides signed) to buy a house?
Hi Brian,

I would love to answer this question but realtors are not the ones to advise on your rights in this matter. Only a lawyer can help you with this. I am so sorry for your d ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu May 30, 2013 Home Buying in 10956
Christopher…, Real Estate Pro in Tarrytown, NY
Christopher Pagli answered:
When a appraisal is done is there a difference between when you get it for a mortgage and when you just get a appraisal done?
There are different types of appraisels and a few methods. The cost approach which is used to deterine what it would cost to rebuild the home in todays market, the income approach whic ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jun 25, 2011 Financing in 10956
Spirit Messi…, Real Estate Pro in Tucson, AZ
Spirit Messingham answered:
Are all appraisers bonded? Do they give you the same thing if its for a bank/buyer as if you were just wanting to get a idea of the value of a home?
If they are licensed and bonded, then yes. You can check them out online.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jun 21, 2011 Home Buying in 10956
allan erps,A…, Real Estate Pro in Pearl River, NY
allan erps,ABR,SFR answered:
Water problems from latest floods? has home insurance covered any of the costs for damage or repair?
Hi Lois, Dealing with a few issues as well. Insurance companies only like to be paid, not to pay out. Regarding possible mold, if you wish to tackle this yourself(bleach and water, wear ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 6, 2011 Home Insurance in 10956
Lois Berman,  in New City, NY
Lois Berman answered:
How do you avoid agents not showing up for appt's. to reshow your home without a call to cancel,
It is just common courtesy for an agent to cancel an appointment instead of just not showing up. If you are working with an agent, the buyers agentnt should call your agent as soon as ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jan 19, 2011 Home Selling in 10956
-J-, Home Buyer in Rockland County, NY
-J- answered:
2 Questions: Interested in purchasing a newly built home - what is the process of negotiating with the builder? How much room is there based on?
Thanks all for your posts and suggestions. Sort of been on hold the last few months to see where the market shakes out.

But to follow-up on my original question: what is the loan ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jul 21, 2010 Home Buying in 10956
Lois Berman, Other/Just Looking in 10956
Lois Berman answered:
How much you can negociateFrom listed sales price.if you buying a house-what % of fee broker charge
Not all homes are overpriced. Some homes are PRICED TO SELL NOW. Many times a homeowner is motivated and wants their home to sell quickly so they will price it under the last sale in ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 6, 2010 Home Buying in 10956
Maureen McEn…, Real Estate Pro in Pearl River, NY
Maureen McEnroe answered:
What's the process of purchasing a home directly from a builder - both homes already built and homes to be built?
Hi J,

Depending upon the site preparation and permitting requirements a new home can take 8 month to 2 years to be built. If you are looking at a site with the utilities, sewer, imp ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Oct 23, 2009 Home Buying in 10956
T100smiles, Home Buyer in 10956
T100smiles answered:
Thinking about putting an offer on a house that is located right on Route 45, New City, NY. I am a little
Thank you all. All of these opinions make a lot of sense. We are hoping to stay in there for few years, aproximately seven, if not more. We are definately working with an agent, who has ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Sep 1, 2009 Home Buying in 10956
Dorene Slavi…, Real Estate Pro in Torrance, CA
Dorene Slavitz answered:
Who pays the realtor at closing? does the buyer or seller bring the check? Thanks
Hi Dory,
The buyer brings the check and purchases the property in exchange for the check.The money now belongs to the seller..to do with..as he pleases. The seller then pays both the a ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Aug 7, 2009 Home Selling in 10956
allan erps,A…, Real Estate Pro in Pearl River, NY
allan erps,ABR,SFR answered:
I need to transfer the deed of my parents' house to my mother. It's currently recorded as husband and wife
Hello, The advise is 100% accurate and our company has a great list of Attorneys which I could have faxed to you. Would recommend many of these very highly throulg my 9 years of experie ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Aug 2, 2009 How To... in 10956
E, Both Buyer and Seller in Rockland County, NY
E answered:
Wheelchair Accessible Housing in Rockland County?
I am selling my condo which is on the first floor of the building. The building can be accessed without using steps. A small blacktop ramp to the building door has been built for indi ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Nov 15, 2008 Home Buying in 10956
Eric Vazquez, Real Estate Pro in Highland Mills, NY
Eric Vazquez answered:
What are the market condition at this time, if you want to buy a new house or few year?
Buying a house now or in a few years really depends on your needs. First question to ask yourself is how long do you plan to live in the house? If it is only for a couple of years or ... more
1 vote Share Flag Mon Aug 18, 2008 Market Conditions in 10956
Carmen Di Bi…, Real Estate Pro in New City, NY
Carmen Di Biase answered:
Due to the fact that Rockland county is a declining area. What would you say a house that was listed @ $485K?
Dear Meg,

You say Rockland County is a declining area, did you mean declining market? Yes, our prices are declining but the area remains stable. Like our neighbors to the east and ... more
1 vote Share Flag Sat Jul 5, 2008 Home Buying in 10956
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