The seller's agent assesses the market sentiment, past sales, and supply and demand characteristics so that you can price your home optimally for a prompt sale. Marketing your property in the MLS, their website, their franchise company's website, and a multitude of other Real Estate related websites. The realtor helps the seller get broader marketing reach and exposure for their property. Studies have shown that homes represented by Realtors get premium pricing and sell in a more timely fashion.
For buyers, especially first time buyers, they walk the buyer through the very complicated process from home searching to closing. The realtor can be instrumental in getting buyers in to see homes, negotiate price and terms based on the current market conditions, evaluate the engineers report, and find an appropriate lawyer and mortgage professional. Since the buyer gets all this professional experience and knowledge without having to pay the realtor directly, why wouldn't the BUyer want this professionals assistance.
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So now I'm reading around, and "reassessment upon sale" is not legal in NY, except in areas that re-assess everyone annually. Which Clarkstown and Orangetown do not. Again, weird that no real estate agent we've talked to seems aware of this?... more
Rent to Buy Option can offer a great opportunity but it can also be a high risk (for you) and needs to handled very carefully. Considerable information is available on my website http://GeorgeC21.com along with "ALL THE LISTINGS".... more
That's a rather complex question. The Nyack 10960 area is rather large, covering all of the village of Nyack, and all of the village of Upper Nyack, the village of South Nyack, the village of Grandview on Hudson, the hamlet of Central Nyack, the hamlet of Upper Grandview, and even part of the hamlet of Blauvelt!
When first announced, the Thruway Authority had plans to acquire 6 properties located on South Broadway, Smith Street and Cornelison Street in South Nyack. Those plans have since been rescinded and no additional plans for the taking of homes have been presented. There is the likelihood that the Bradford Mews apartments may lose some parking spaces, the Salisbury Point cooperative apartments will not lose any property. At least, those are the plans at present, and as construction has begun, it appears that plans will remain this way. It is best to check with the NYS Thruway Authority for certainty and not the Real Estate community, but this is what we have been informed are the facts as they stand today.
In terms of property values? Who can say? The project as a whole should by all rights raise property values across the very large 19060 area, and any losses to value should be those properties directly affected by noise and other by-blows of the construction process, and then only for the time period of the construction itself. While some values in the direct area of the bridge landing in South Nyack do appear to have dipped around the time of the major announcements and votes regarding the bridge, not all have done so oddly. Amazingly, of late, prices and sales at the Salisbury Point Cooperative apartments appear to be increasing, not decreasing so it appears that all bets regarding which properties may find this project deliterious and which find it a blessing are off - who could predict an uptick in sales at Salisbury at this time after all?
During construction, most of the area will not be negatively affected and the influx of workers may positively affect a good number of properties. In the long run - after this 5 year construction period, it seems there is little reason to imagine any negative affect on the area's properties and property values - so in the long term it should be good for the entire area. I'm a realtor, not a psychic, but this does seem to be the most likely outcome.... more
As a renter, aside from parking lots or street parking, a spot exclusive to you or anyone inn your unit should be available at a small fee. Most of the renters in that area charge roughly $100 a month for a single spot. Check with the landlord, if they have more than a few spots collecting dust, they will be more than willing to negotiate a price to fit your budget.