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IthProf, Home Owner in Ithaca, NY
IthProf asked:
Financial Return on Home Remodelling/Upgrades Hi everyone! I own a home in Ithaca and am wondering if anyone knows any local trends/data or otherwise, that articulates which types of home improvements/upgrades have the greatest return…
0 votes Share Flag Tue Dec 23, 2014 Market Conditions in Ithaca
Claudia Laga…, Real Estate Pro in 14850
Claudia Lagalla answered:
Can someone explain what an "estate sale" with home being sold "as is?"
Important to understand that "as-is" does not always mean you cannot negotiate for issues. An agent with strong negotiation skills will often still be able to get you a better deal for ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Dec 17, 2014 Home Buying in 14850
John Burke, Real Estate Pro in Austin, TX
John Burke answered:
Low credit score with old collection accounts
Hi Hotalingl,

To get an FHA loan with a score under 580, you'll have to put 10% down so you're better off trying to bring your scores up to at least a 580.

If your score really is ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Nov 5, 2014 Home Buying in Ithaca
Lindsay Lust…, Real Estate Pro in Ithaca, NY
Lindsay Lustick Garner answered:
Does Dryden have Interdistrict choice?
If you have any questions regarding tuition and/or enrollment you should contact http://www.ithacacityschools.org/
0 votes Share Flag Mon Oct 6, 2014 Home Buying in Ithaca
Lindsay Lust…, Real Estate Pro in Ithaca, NY
Lindsay Lustick Garner answered:
A friend to me "owner occupied homes in Ithaca get about $150/mo off their mortgage." How can that be?
Your friend is referring to the STAR program -- this link will help explain it http://www.tax.ny.gov/pit/property/star/index.htm -- please feel free to contact me if you have any othe ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Oct 6, 2014 Home Buying in Ithaca
Lindsay Lust…, Real Estate Pro in Ithaca, NY
Lindsay Lustick Garner answered:
Ithaca vs. Trumansburg market
Hi Mary,

Trumansburg is up and coming and the Village has a nice amount of options now so it really depends on what you're looking for in regards to a home and or a rental property. ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Oct 6, 2014 Market Conditions in Ithaca
Scott Godzyk, Real Estate Pro in 03109
Scott Godzyk answered:
When will homeowners begin listing their houses?
With low inventories in a lot of places, sellers can not find their next house so they are waiting. As a buyer new listings do come up, you just have to be alert and ready for when they ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Aug 24, 2014 Home Buying in Ithaca
nia2muravey, Home Owner in 14886
nia2muravey answered:
Which bus route serves this property to Cornell university
The closest bus stop (route 20) but it takes ~ 5 minute ride there. You can park and ride from the gas station.
0 votes Share Flag Sun Aug 24, 2014 Market Conditions in Ithaca
Beshayer, Renter in 14850
Beshayer asked:
cornell universoty This question was asked from http://www.trulia.com/rental-community/9000047630/The-Meadows-at-Ithaca-100-Graham-Rd-Ithaca-NY-14850/
0 votes Share Flag Sun Aug 24, 2014 Market Conditions in Ithaca
JOSEPH RUNFO…, Real Estate Pro in Staten Island, NY
JOSEPH RUNFOLA JR, BROKER, GRI answered:
what is the average a residential home is on the market in the Freeville area right now.?
Average price per square foot for Freeville NY was $121, an increase of 15.2% compared to the same period last year. The median sales price for homes in Freeville NY for May 11 to Jul 1 ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Aug 23, 2014 Home Selling in Freeville
bf880, Home Owner in Ithaca, NY
bf880 answered:
Is this offer reasonable for a house that's been on the market for over a year?
The truth is, in Ithaca, whatever people can get is what is reasonable. People have a tendency to pull numbers out of a hat and then sell the place for over $100K more, or less, than a ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Apr 6, 2014 General Area in Ithaca
Ruth & P…, Real Estate Pro in 95030
Ruth & Perry Mistry answered:
How far this property to Cornell University?
Hello Happypasta

Maybe give an address or plug your address

Www.maps.google.com

Good luck
Perry
0 votes Share Flag Thu Nov 28, 2013 Foreclosure in Ithaca
Brent Katzma…, Real Estate Pro in Ithaca, NY
Brent Katzmann answered:
What areas near Ithaca city limits allow straw bale homes, log cabin, etc that one builds themself?
This is a great question. The Ithaca/Tompkins County area arguably has the highest concentration of straw bale construction in the state... perhaps even in the northeast. Getting a stra ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Nov 6, 2013 Home Buying in Ithaca
Linda Santos, Real Estate Pro in 14850
Linda Santos answered:
We are interested in buying a house in around Ithaca. We currently live in Bolivia, S.A. but we have a house in N.Carolina that we will be sellngi
Hi Carol,

It's a dynamic market here in Ithaca - we have a number of reports and stats to share with you that will help you to understand the picture. If you are interested in speaki ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Nov 4, 2013 Home Buying in Ithaca
Lindsay Lust…, Real Estate Pro in Ithaca, NY
Lindsay Lustick Garner answered:
Why don't people lower their house prices further even after 1 year on market with no offer?
I ONLY work with Buyers and I have been doing this for 9 years --- if you find a property where the Seller isn't motivated you can always find another one where they are --- you need to ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Oct 30, 2013 Home Buying in 14850
Mary Weber, Real Estate Pro in Ithaca, NY
Mary Weber answered:
Why is there os little property coming on the market in Ithaca in October of 2013?
Steve is correct and I agree with his answer.
We have had an excellent selling season and the market has slowed down.
Home owners are focusing on the holidays coming up and by the end ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Oct 21, 2013 Home Buying in Ithaca
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