Definitely not a good place to raise kids. There is just so little for the kids to do. We have family here so it made life a bit easier to manage. If you move here you will have to be prepared to spend LOTS of time in the car going to and from activities that are not in the area.
We are looking forward to moving to a more active area soon.
Good luck.... more
The market is changing. What you need to have your agent do is run the sales in the area. The recent selling prices of similar properties is the current market value. Of course condition and location adjustments may need to be made. 15 to 20% is far off of what the current market is seeing. Cash is not necessarily a bonus. If a qualified buyer is able to procure a mortgage the seller is getting cash. Cash is good if the property is missing a c/o for a deck for example or if there are property issues. A seller is much more interested in money then a cash vs a mortgage buyer. Now there may be some properties which show a much larger percentage amount of negotiation then others and quite likely that is because they are over priced at the asking price and the selling price was likely negotiated down to market value.... more
price per acre is very localized. Sullivan county NY is running between $3000 -$6500. many factors can change that pricing ( thus the large range) it is very rare for prices near $10,000 ac.at this time .... more
It is against fair housing laws to categories property in this manner. I will assume that is why no one has answered this inquiry. I am sure if you goggled the words in your question you would get an answer... more
Lis Pendens is sometimes called a Notice of Default. It is a note from a lender indicating that the borrower has fallen two months behind on his payments. The receipt of this document begins the foreclosure process. The foreclosure is a process that transfers the right of home ownership from the homeowner to the bank or lender. A home goes into foreclosure when the owner stops paying his mortgage loan payments. The lender will repossess the home. However, the borrower still has the option to try to sell the home as a short sale. In a short sale the home that is listed for sale at a price lower than the amount owed on the mortgage. Homeowners hope to sell their home as a short sale to avoid penalties associated with going into foreclosure. The home is considered to be in pre-foreclosure from the time a lis pendens is filed until the property is sold at an auction.... more
I live in Wawayanda but Middletown School District... if my house were located 6 houses up my road it would be Minisink Schools and my house would be worth aprox. $30,000.000 MORE! I have been looking to move & houses in Minisink school district certainly have no bang-for-your-buck sort of speak. I have heard Pine Bush is very good as well...this is all I know. I am the person that asked about property on the Shawgunkill. I hope it works out for you. Debi... more
There are many factors that determine the market value of a home besides its size. The most important of these would be its condition and location. The best way to analyze the market value of your home would be to contact a local realtor that knows the area and the local market conditions and have him give you a Comparative Market Analysis. This would compare your home to other homes of similar size and condition that have recently sold and are on the market now. Keep in mind that you or the Realtor don't make the market. Market value is determined by what a willing buyer would pay a willing seller...NOT what the seller has invested in the home, or the size of the mortgage, or what he NEEDS to get for the home. This is especially true in this market where there are still more homes for sale then there are willing buyers...a buyer's market.... more
A Real Estate sales person can tell you what the taxes on a property are. They should have documents to show this to you. They can explain what the assessed value of the property is and that what you are being charged is based on a percentage of the assessed value of the property.... more