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Anna M Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Williston Park, NY
Anna M Brocco answered:
i want to know the about the tax for this house 402 brandywine ave schenectady ny 12308
Estimated annual taxes appear to be $3,900; however taxes should always be re-verified, therefore consider contacting the local tax assessor's office.
0 votes Share Flag Fri Sep 23, 2011 Home Buying in Schenectady
allan erps,A…, Real Estate Pro in Pearl River, NY
allan erps,ABR,SFR answered:
Can anyone recommend a good home inspector?
No it is not! Since I can see you live in the Albany area I have a highley recommended Home Inspector, who also is licensed in Pest Coontrol. Call Turn Key inspections(607-467-1900). Na ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Apr 13, 2012 Home Buying in 12304
Anna M Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Williston Park, NY
Anna M Brocco answered:
The home I am interested in is "OFF the Market". What does this mean? Did they not renew their MLS#? Is it sold??
Off the market could mean the listing was withdrawn, has expired from the market, is under contract or sold; for an actual status, contact any local agent/realty office as they all have ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Feb 28, 2011 Home Buying in Glenville
First Last, Other/Just Looking in 90002
First Last answered:
What can a real estate agent and broker require you to sign in a real estate deal?
The answer to your question varies from state to state.

Since you've asked this in the New York State section, I can tell you that agents licensed here (often called "brok ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Oct 22, 2010 Market Conditions in 12345
Janice Style…, Real Estate Pro in Clifton Park, NY
Janice Styles-Hall answered:
We are looking to purchase a home within a 20 minute commute to both GE in schenectady and KAPL in niskayuna. Where is a good place to look?
I would suggest Clifton Park or Burnt Hills. You can find properties that you described and the taxes in Southern Saratoga County are much lower than Schenectady counlty. I am an agent ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Mar 8, 2015 Home Buying in Glenville
Anna M Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Williston Park, NY
Anna M Brocco answered:
Please I need more informations about this property MLS/ID: 201012481 , property taxes,Thanks,Anca Dragomirescu,e-mail: ancadragomy@ yaho...
Since no local answers yet--consider contacting any local realty office(s) and ask, any agent can help you, with information, showings, etc.
0 votes Share Flag Sat May 22, 2010 Home Buying in Schenectady
Richard Mals…,  in Fresno, CA
Richard Malsed answered:
what is the property at 1627 putnam rd rotterdam,ny 12306 zoned for?
Hi Gary,

If you call a local Realtor, they should be able to pull the tax records for you. It only takes a minute or so on the computer, and they could let you know.
I hope this hel ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Dec 10, 2013 In My Neighborhood in 12306
Carl, Other/Just Looking in 12205
Carl answered:
I tied to refinance my sch'd home (in so Colonie - Alb Co Schools) -- Appraiser comes up with $74/ sf?
PS & UPDATE >>> I bought under (Nov 2008) with contract stipulation that the property be valued at no less than 80% to value (and purchased it for $125k in dire need of roo ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Feb 19, 2010 Financing in Schenectady
Bill Eckler, Real Estate Pro in Venice, FL
Bill Eckler answered:
What is the best month to list your house in Schenectady county?
Future,

It is commonly understood that the winter months of the northeast are not the most desirable to have a home on the market.

Having lived in the Schenectady area for over 50 ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jan 25, 2013 Home Selling in Schenectady
Michael Ofsa…, Real Estate Pro in Grayslake, IL
Michael Ofsanik answered:
FHA GUIDELINES REQUIREMENTS FOR A DUG WELL
The purpose of the 203k loan is to hold money in escrow to ensure the repairs are made and generally there is a 10% hold back for cost over runs. So long as the repairs meet FHA criter ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Nov 13, 2009 Home Buying in Schenectady County
Sean Dawes, Other/Just Looking in Philadelphia, PA
Sean Dawes answered:
How much more should I be willing to pay for a house in a very good school district? 10%? 20%? 30%?
More than a comparable home in a different school district?

If you have an area which you want to take a look at why not have a realtor run some comparables for you so you have a bal ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Dec 21, 2010 Home Buying in Niskayuna
Patrick Thies, Real Estate Pro in Anytown, IL
Patrick Thies answered:
How do I find ot the crime %, and crimes in exact numbers, neighborhood by neighborhood in the City of Schenectady?
Contact the local police department. They should be able to provide you with that info.
0 votes Share Flag Wed Aug 7, 2013 Crime & Safety in 12309
Theresa Brown, Real Estate Pro in Sarasota, FL
Theresa Brown answered:
Hello Would like some imput on a deal I am working. Family member looking to sell his house. has an assumable mortgage. Equity, good credit. What?
Equity, appraised value, good credit, steady income will all come into play. The bank does not have to agree to someone assuming the mortgage if everything doesn't come together a ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun May 19, 2013 Home Buying in 12302
Fred Griffin,  in Tallahassee, FL
Fred Griffin answered:
I am filing Bankruptcy and my lawyer needs a local RE Agent to look at my house in Schenectady and write a
In many States it is called a CMA (Comparative Market Analysis).

There is a difference between a CMA and a BPO (Broker Price Opinion). As you said, the BPOs are generally for Bank ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jan 14, 2010 How To... in Schenectady
Bob Eberle, Real Estate Pro in Latham, NY
Bob Eberle answered:
What is the absorption rate for Hamilton Hill? How do you arrive at that?
If you'd like to give me your house address, I can give you the absorption rate. I go through the MLS and collect data of homes that sold, pended or expired in the last 6 months. Y ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Sep 8, 2009 Market Conditions in Schenectady
Bill Eckler, Real Estate Pro in Venice, FL
Bill Eckler answered:
2 brothers & I are joint owners of a small house. How should can I take my name off the house?
Hi Liz,

This is a situation best referred to an attorney for their input. There may be other options that may be otherwise overlooked.

Good luck
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jan 14, 2010 Home Selling in Central State
Christine Se…, Real Estate Pro in Rotterdam, NY
Christine Serafini answered:
I'll ask the $64,000 question: does it look like the seller's market will begin to recover anytime soon?
Dan,

Home prices continued to fall the first 3 months of this year but consumers were encouraged by low mortgage interest rates and improvements in the stock market.

Although I do ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu May 28, 2009 Home Selling in 12302
Kevin Clancy, Real Estate Pro in Albany, NY
Kevin Clancy answered:
Expanding the bathroom into a bedroom will result in having 3 bedrooms. Will it hurt the value of my home?
As an appraiser it is not possible to answer this question without additional information. Most importantly would be what the current floor plan looks like, the location of the home, th ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Mar 30, 2009 Remodel & Renovate in Schenectady
Donna Macan, Real Estate Pro in Edison, NJ
Donna Macan answered:
I am a first time home buyer, I have nothing to sell and am looking to not spend a fortune on a new house. I
I cannot understand way you are having a hard time getting an agent to work for you. Are your requirement unrealistic? I know that everyone is looking for a "good deal" when actually ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon May 20, 2013 Home Buying in 12302
Thomas McGiv…, Real Estate Pro in Farmingville, NY
Thomas McGiveron answered:
Looking to buy a multi-family home that I can live in and rent out to Union students. Any expert advice?
Dave,

i'm not familiar with the area - but in general i can say that it's a great idea for you to consider investing in real estate!
0 votes Share Flag Thu May 2, 2013 Home Buying in 12308
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