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Alangille, Home Buyer in Plattsburgh, NY
Alangille asked:
Why is my house showing up for sale?
0 votes Share Flag Tue May 17, 2016 Home Buying in 12901
Amelia Robin…, Real Estate Pro in Falls Church, VA
Amelia Robinette answered:
Are there any pitfalls to look out for if doing a private mortgage with a family member or legal ramifications?
same pitfalls that come with doing business with family - often it's misunderstandings and assumptions.

get EVERYTHING in writing and get your own representation - recommend that you ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jan 19, 2016 Financing in Plattsburgh
Dan Tabit, Real Estate Pro in Issaquah, WA
Dan Tabit answered:
who would i contact to be able to have a viewing of this home?
Ironwolf,
Properties listed here as foreclosures are generally not for sale. RealtyTrac does not sell homes, they sell subscriptions to their information.
If you want to see a home ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Nov 14, 2015 Foreclosure in Plattsburgh
Giorgio Brem…, Home Owner in Fontana, CA
Giorgio Brembilla answered:
Should we upgrade our kitchen or waterproof the basement before selling?
Sorry people but before selling I would upgrade the kitchen, that is a big selling point, as far as the basement to keep it simple you can get a couple of gallons of pain on red gard an ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Mar 20, 2015 Home Buying in Plattsburgh
Gail Gladsto…, Real Estate Pro in 11743, NY
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
Thomas Brady, Real Estate Pro in Plainview, 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 M Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Williston Park, NY
Anna M 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
Jacques Ambr…, Real Estate Pro in Forest Hills, NY
Jacques Ambron 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 Burke, 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
Susan Alvarez, Real Estate Pro in Longmont, CO
Susan Alvarez 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 Burke, 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 M Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Williston Park, NY
Anna M 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
Leslie  Wood…, Real Estate Pro in Leesburg, VA
Leslie Woods-Hulse answered:
We are a family of 4 (2 young children) and are pretty frustrated that we are not able to find a home
Lynchburg, Va. is an excellent location, the town is quite active, It has only one Bar named "Cattle Annie" which is where many tio country western artists go, The town is an excellen ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri May 8, 2009 Home Buying in 12901
Bill Eckler, Real Estate Pro in Venice, FL
Bill Eckler answered:
Is there a free online search that will provide the price the property last sold for?
Mary,

We agree, try www.zillow.com. Their records are generally accurate however, be very careful believing their Zestimates. They have been "off the mark" in the past.
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jan 15, 2009 Home Buying in Plattsburgh
Gita Bantwal, Real Estate Pro in Jamison, PA
Gita Bantwal answered:
Can you please direct me to find foreclosed homes in the Plattsburgh, New York area?
These are good sites. You might also want to work with a good buyers agent to help you find a foreclosed home or a short sale. Sometimes you may find a better deal that is not a foreclo ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Dec 10, 2008 Foreclosure in Plattsburgh
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