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Caleb Hart, Renter in Orem, UT
Caleb Hart answered:
How much value does landscaping add to a home? Curb appeal is important but how far should a seller go to get the house sold?
I know that it can be really important to keep your landscaping maintained. It would be so nice if I could get some rose bushes. My wife is always nagging me to get our landscaping bump ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Feb 24, 2015 Home Selling in 12533
Elizabeth Bo…, Real Estate Pro in Cambridge, MA
Elizabeth Bolton answered:
Staging is one important step when selling. However, what about when you are renting your house? You can't control how tenants keep their home.
You're really at cross purposes with tenants when selling your property. As a seller you're movtivated to keep your place looking its best and to make it as easy to show as possible (or ... more
1 vote Share Flag Sat Jan 25, 2014 Home Selling in 12533
Marie Souza…, Real Estate Pro in Centerville, MA
Marie Souza Team answered:
I rent a house and my well went dry and have no water. Have not heard anything back in two days. what are my rights?
Read your rental agreement. If it does not spell out the landlord responsibility in this situation, then I'd contact an attorney. What does your landlord have to say?
0 votes Share Flag Fri Dec 20, 2013 Rental Basics in 12533
Dama215, Home Buyer in East Fishkill, NY
Dama215 answered:
where is the closest gas station and grocery?
thank you all for your responses!
0 votes Share Flag Fri Sep 20, 2013 Shopping & Local Amenities in East Fishkill
tonihoustn, Home Owner in East Fishkill, NY
tonihoustn answered:
How is the community of East Fishkill ? How are the schools ? How is the area overall ? Thinking of moving up..
As a local history librarian, I have to correct Margo Ramsey and say the Town of East Fishkill contains several hamlets, or unincorporated villages, such as Wicopee, Hopewell Junction, ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu May 23, 2013 Home Buying in East Fishkill
Robert Hoffm…, Real Estate Pro in Middle Village, Queens...
Robert Hoffmann answered:
I am interested in the four corners community in dutchess county NY. Can anyone tell me what it's like to live there?
KKM
I have been to four corners many times so I can speak from experience. As a realtor there are so many things that we can Not say, by law. For example, we can Not discriminate again ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Mar 23, 2013 General Area in East Fishkill
Robert Hoffm…, Real Estate Pro in Middle Village, Queens...
Robert Hoffmann answered:
Listing square footage
Hi GM
In NY there is that phrase Buyer Beware. I completely agree with your question and concern.
I also find it deceptive when an agent or a homeowner selling themselves try to Stret ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Mar 23, 2013 General Area in East Fishkill
Trevor Curran, Real Estate Pro in Bronx, NY
Trevor Curran answered:
looking at buying a short sale and I am approved for an FHA loan, will this be a problem can a buyer get a sellers concession when buying a short sale
Good afternoon Johnny,

I just came across this discussion in FEB 2013, even though you posted originally in SEP 2012.

To your questions:

1. Your financing a short sale purchase ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Feb 6, 2013 Home Buying in 12533
First Last, Other/Just Looking in 90002
First Last answered:
Is converting a finished basement into a rental unit a good financial move? Would it increase the house value, how are rents in the area?
Your first call is to the building department to find out if it is legal to rent in your basement, or not. Do not trust any real estate agent on this matter! Most don't know enough abou ... more
1 vote Share Flag Mon Jul 30, 2012 Investment Properties in East Fishkill
Anna Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Nassau County, NY
Anna Brocco answered:
53 ATHEINIAN LANE
Perhaps your question was cut off....why not consider working with an agent....
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jul 30, 2012 Home Buying in 12533
Geri DeWitt…, Real Estate Pro in New York, NY
Geri DeWitt Ruby answered:
Weird Question. We have an accepted offer on a house in East Fishkill. What are the best cell networks for the area?
Verizon seems to be most popular, and the network I use. No problems on this end, and I travel often up and down Taconic & I684 without issue. Best of luck with your relocation!
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jul 11, 2012 Moving in East Fishkill
Country Gard…, Other/Just Looking in Hopewell Junction, NY
Country Gardener answered:
Does anyone know if a certificate of occupancy is needed for adding a stone patio in Hopewell Junction (town of East Fishkill)?
Hello,
No COO is needed to add a stone patio in Hopewell Junction. Current permit would be necessary if adding a retaining wall to make the patio.
I own and operate a landscape compa ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jul 5, 2012 Home Buying in 12533
Eileen Contr…, Real Estate Pro in Lagrangeville, NY
Eileen Contreras answered:
My wife wants to purchase a seasonal home in Hopewell Junction, is a co-op community around the Sylvan Lake area
I live and work in this area. There are a few co-op communities around the lake. There are also some smaller homes that are not necessarily a co-op that you may be able to get a deal ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri May 18, 2012 Financing in 12533
Geri DeWitt…, Real Estate Pro in New York, NY
Geri DeWitt Ruby answered:
My husband and I would like to purchase our first home. The problem is we are looking to move out of state in 3-5 years.
Investing now is a good idea while the interest rates are low, and inventory is plenty! I believe we are at the bottom of the market. Having a strong, effective buyer's agent would be ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Apr 15, 2012 Home Buying in 12533
Jennifer Fiv…, Real Estate Pro in Red Hook, NY
Jennifer Fivelsdal answered:
Would adding central air help sale of house?
Central Air is a feature that many buyers like. This can be an especially great feature if you have the house listed during the warm weather.

Base on feedback I have received from ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Mar 26, 2012 Home Selling in 12533
Michele Cado…, Real Estate Pro in Brooklyn, NY
Michele Cadogan answered:
How close is public transportation to new york city?
Check out www.hopstop.com its similar to mapquest but it provides infor on mass transit- subways, buses, taxi etc. you can enter you beginning point and you end point an it will gi ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Apr 24, 2011 In My Neighborhood in 12533
Barbara Erbig…, Real Estate Pro in Dutchess County, NY
Barbara Erbig Necaise answered:
How close is public transportation from 3605 CHELSEA COVE DRIVE HOPEWELL JUNCTION, NY 12533, Bus or Train?
Good Morning Jimmy. It is about 10 minutes from Chelsea Cove. Can I assist any further?
Barbara
0 votes Share Flag Thu Apr 21, 2011 In My Neighborhood in 12533
Ian A. Wolf,…, Real Estate Pro in Morristown, NJ
Ian A. Wolf, ABR SFR answered:
How do I find the owner or holding company for a foreclosed home?
Unfortunately, there can be quite a lag from when a home forecloses until it is recorded in the tax record. You want to get a hold of the foreclosure filing at the court house. It will ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jul 27, 2010 Foreclosure in East Fishkill
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