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The one thing about their e-mail system that I don't like at all is that it's not in real time. You have to keep refreshing it to get your e-mails. If you forget to refresh it you won't get your e-mails until you log in again. Not cool. . .... more
Good question but it all depends on your perspective and the tax you are referring to, sales tax, property tax or income tax. I live in Georgia so if I move to anywhere in NY, I will think the taxes are crazy high but someone from NYC may see taxes here as more reasonable.... more
Please check with your Realtor or your Lawyer on the exact details of your purchase. I looked at the Trulia Listing and just think it may be a listing error.... Happens quite frequently....
In any case.... Congrats on your purchase... enjoy your new place!... more
Its in the Park, So there are alot of rules & regulations. Also you have to travel for work 30+ miles one way especially if your not a "local". You think its going to be this nice Norman Rockwell area & then rude awakening " Area & people more like funny farm with Chevy Chase" real paranoid, conspiracy theory, rebels, militia, They like to reel the sucker outsiders in & then they use them for all they can get & then they steal from them. I have seen them all come together to act as if a place is really hop-ing & doing a great business, just so their friend could make a good buck to some poor smuck & then once the poor people bought it they didn't do any business & lost their shirts & then some. Also there has been more crime lately, homes being broken into & stealing, Looks run-down but the
Area is beautiful people suck,
Only other thing is COLD- LONG New York winters & Tons of Black flies, Nat's, Deer flies, Mosquitoes & every other type of biting bug/fly, but they each have their own season , so you just get rid of one & then its time for another.
Hope this helps, people should visit an area at least thru all 4 seasons & then question all the people, locals , bred & born locals & outsiders.... more
Hi Emma, I hope you mean Gloversville? Its is a great city not very big but offers many elementary schools that you could walk to from home. the high school & middle school are "up on a hill" so not easy to walk to unless you live near in that neighborhood.
I think our schools offer great programs and our teachers work hard with the students. I hope you can come visit and check out the schools in person with your kids! The city has many different housing styles in the different neighborhoods, We have hills and flat areas of town, there are cottage homes, big victorians, lots of two family's (we were the largest leather industry long ago) and then there's more modern ranch styles in some areas. You can still go to city schools via bus and live in the country too! I love living here and think, Its a great place to live and raise your family! Welcome! MaryEllen, ADK Realty... more
Why not do some research into the real estate agents in the area, interview a few, and see what they can do to market your property. I am sure that they have the information on where it is most likely for the buyer to live as their primary residence, and market as best they can to that group. This is an instance where trying to do a FSBO is probably not your best option, as someone is most likely going to buy this property as a vacation home.... more
If you are concerned about crime, your best source of accurate and up to the minute information is the local police department, why not call/visit, ask all your questions and hear all there is to hear firsthand; if unfamiliar with the area, do revisit more than once and at different times of day, possibly chat with locals/neighbors, etc.; real estate professionals are prohibited from steering, enticing a buyer to purchase, or not, in specific neighborhoods...... more
Just like you need a Realtor to protect your interests; you need Inspectors to answer your question.
This is too important, especially when you are already seeing Red Flags. You probably will have to consult a structural engineer.
There are pro''s and con's on the types of foundations; I like the raised wood floor because its easier to do remodeling and repairs. But I don't like them for the insulation and the squeeks.
Look for an Inspector that specializes in Foundations, and I hope you have an Inspection Contingency in your contract.
Good luck and may God bless... more
Are you meaning $85,000? Manufactured homes are harder to finance, but are by no means impossible to finance. Many of the large banks will finance them, they just have certian requirements that have to be met in order to protect their interest in the home.... more
An agent can search with the "owner financing" filter in their search. Chances are there will not be many homes available. For an owner to be willing to finance, they must either own the house outright or have an assumable loan that will allow an wraparound mortgage.
You must be prepare to offer them security and an above market rate to be willing to take the risk. I'm not saying it can't be done, but it could be tough. Best of luck.... more
Are you looking for tax foreclosures or foreclosures in General. I am REOBroker so I have access to A database of Foreclosures for Realtors, I just need to know your criteria, Proof of Funds or financing. Please e-mail me... more