Hi Treesahr. The most important factor is getting an agent that you can trust and is honest with you. Next ask about how your home will be marketed, have the agent give you specifics on what types of marketing they will be doing. Go over the pricing of your home with the agent, have them show you sold comparable homes preferably within the last 6 months if possible. You want to have the pricing correct, too high and you won't get offers, too low and your leaving money on the table. Make sure the agent listens as well as they speak, your voice must be heard, not ignored. Have the agent give you a written guarantee that you may cancel the listing without cost or obligation if you are not satisfied with their service. Don't assume that the highest commission is the best service, or that the lowest is the worst, ask questions and make sure you understand what you are getting in regards to service. Good luck and please feel free to call or e-mail me if you have any questions or comments. And of course I would be more than happy to meet with you and interview for the listing, no cost or obligation, I live right in Centereach.
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Hello. Tom Brady is absolutely correct. I can also refer a couple agents who specialize in your area. You want to find an agent who is active in your area so that in addition to MLS, they can also offer you potential buyers of their own. I know an agent in Realty Connect USA who has several listings in Coram, and have been showing to buyers who are looking in Coram. You can inbox me I you'd like and I'll send you their contact info. You want to interview an agent and hire someone you feel comfortable and confident with.
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Open permits are often of no consequence, because people just forget to take care of the paperwork sometimes. If the seller can't get the permit closed, that's something else again, but that's unusual.
Re the fire, did you have an inspection? Did the inspector flag anything fire related, or not? If so, that is what you would want to focus on.
Remember, the White House had a massive fire in 1814. The British came and burned it.. Various artists of the period painted pictures so we can see just how huge the fire was. Stil, a lot of presidents since then have managed to live there very comfortably.
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There are many nice restaurants and shops in Newton. On Union Street in Newton Centre, there are beautiful clothing boutiques. Newton Library has many programs for kids and adults at the same time.... more
Fees are negotiable between sellers and Realtors in the State of N.Y. and is typically paid by the seller at closing. When selling land (as opposed to a house), prices are typically substantially lower, so it's a good idea to make sure that both your listing Realtor and selling Realtor have enough incentive to properly market and bring customers to the property.
Best of luck in the sale!... more
For available area rentals check out www.mlsli.com or consider working with an agent; also check local print media for by rentals, always verify ownership before exchanging any money/personal information; word of mouth, etc.... more
Additionally....as you move forward and consider your options, whether it is with the old or a new agent, it may be beneficial to keep these factors in mind when trying to sell your home:
1. The homes price...the very first factor buyers contemplate
2. Curb appeal..."make it shine" ....it will bring your buyer(s)
3. Visibility...make certain the world knows...the more people that know about the opportunity your home presents, the greater the chances for your success.
These loans must go through 2 underwritings, the bank & SONYMA. It is not possible to complete in 30 days. 30 days is barely enough under current rules for ANY mortgage to be issued. There are mandatory waiting periods for you to review the paperwork the bank sends to you. They cannot underwrite without the appraisal & title report either.
Some banks will allow you to be late in closing if you agree to pay $100.00 per each day you are late. Some will waive this if you finance with them. Do not count on this.... more
You should choose a neighborhood based on your needs and lifestyle. Realtor's cannot comment on the "desirability" of an area. You should complete your own due diligence. Speak with residents, check local precincts for crime statistics, etc.
I hope this answered your question! If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact me by the ways below.
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A lis pendens is a document serving notice upon any other party that is researching the particular property affected by the document. This usually shows up during the title search. In most cases when a homeowner is behind on the mortgage payments, the lender's attorneys will file the initial foreclosure lawsuit with the court and a lis pendens will be sent to the county clerk or recorder's office to indicate that a particular property is in the process of a pending litigation. I would imagine that the papers from the bank are in regards to a foreclosure.
The lis pendens doesn't stop the foreclosure is really just a notice that will show anyone, such as a title company or prospective foreclosure refinance lender, researching the real estate that it is involved in a lawsuit.
You will have to find out from the bank what they plan on doing. Is the house going to be a short sale or was the sale enough to cover the payoff amount? You should talk to an attorney on this if you don't have one already.... more
Prior to the current listing of $205,000 the last thing I see is that it was on the market in 1997 for $89500 but never sold. However it is showing that there is a Lis Pendens for $65,000 that was posted on 4/14/2008. If you are trying to figure out how much to offer go by today's market value...not what someone paid in 2003, you will drive yourself crazy. Good luck to you.
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"Have your listing agent post here on Trulia, a non realtor can't list a property, or create blog post."
I am a non-realtor and have created several blog posts. And as far as FSBOs listing on Trulia, you should probably get up to date on Trulia rules. See the copy and paste below.
Trulia Help Center > For Home Buyers and Sellers > Using My Trulia >
Can I list my home on Trulia?
Yes, if you are a homeowner and would like to post your listing on Trulia, you can subscribe to Trulia Pro. Call one of our sales associates at 888-568-6487 to get you set up in minutes."... more
I can't answer for this particular builder, but in general, funds are tight and contractors are taking jobs working for other contractors inbetween constructing new homes. New homes were actually at a real standstill for a while, but are just starting up again. A real good indicator that the industry is starting to take a turn upward (that and the interest rates going up).
So, if you were sitting on the fence about buying...time to climb down.... more
The agency protection period usually states that a commission is owed for any showings that took place, DURING the listing period.
A showing that took place after that period, could be a bit of a grey area. However, I would think that if the offer is decent, and it clearly came through the old listing office, that you should be willing to pay the commission.
There are a lot of listings sitting out there, without an offer, who'd be thrilled to trade places with you, and pay a commission.... more
You can speak to the building department in Brookhaven and they will be able to pull the file for that location and tell you if there are any open permits. That can be reviewed while you are there. This is an easy task to complete!... more
In Coram there are some nice Co-Ops, also in Selden, Port Jeff Station area too. It depends on where you want to be. It's a good time to buy, there are lot of properties to choose from.
If you like to find out more details bout Co-Op's in the area, please call me I will be available to help you. I do business in the area and I am very familiar with the surrounding area.
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I'll admit I barely have a clue what you're talking about--maybe a coop shareholder's meeting or owner's meeting? I even Googled BCL603, and came up with nothing. And I'm not a lawyer, so...
Consult a lawyer specializing in the area of law this concerns--presumably (since you posted it on Trulia) a real estate lawyer licensed in the same jurisdiction that this meeting occurred in. Yes, as Michael says, generally when a quorum isn't represented, business can't be transacted. Keep in mind, though, that different bylaws will specify whether a quorum must be present in person, or whether proxies are acceptable...they often are. Keep in mind, too, that certain decisions can be made without a quorum. The board, for instance, may have the power to take certain actions but not others. Or, the bylaws may provide that the board has the right to raise HOA fees by, say, up to 10% annually. However, a financial crisis might be causing the board to want to raise the fees by more than 10%. It'd need a quorum to amend the bylaws to allow a higher increase. However, in the interim it could, without a quorum of all owners, raise the fees by 10%.
If the lawyer for the association or corporation expressed uncertainty as to whether a certain action was legal or appropriate, then a responsible board should delay any action until the lawyer provides the board with his opinion. Is that what did, or didn't, happen?
Again, to repeat my advice, find a lawyer who specializes in the relevant subject matter in the same jurisdiction as this occurred (which I'm assuming is the jurisdiction in which the corporation or association operates), and run the matter by him/her.
Hope that helps at least a little.... more