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Sandybaby-gi…, Home Buyer in Hopewell Junction, NY
Sandybaby-girl answered:
My rental house well has run dry, and I have no water at all...How long does the landlord have to fix it...?
I pay my rent and then the water has been turned of the land lord refuse to pay the bill I've been without water what can I do
0 votes Share Flag Tue Aug 4, 2015 Rental Basics in 12533
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
Trevor Curran, Real Estate Pro in Great Neck, 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
Anna M Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Williston Park, NY
Anna M Brocco answered:
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
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)?
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…,  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
Geraldine Ru…, Real Estate Pro in Hopewell Junction, NY
Geraldine 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…,  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?
0 votes Share Flag Thu Apr 21, 2011 In My Neighborhood in 12533
Jo Soss,  in Bremerton, WA
Jo Soss answered:
Are you finding your deals falling apart after fully executed contracts more often these days?
I only had one go south last year and that was a short-sale. My buyers went on to purchase something else. I have had slower closings for the same reason Erica has. I do have a short s ... more
1 vote Share Flag Sat Mar 13, 2010 Agent2Agent in 12533
Carol Culkin, Real Estate Pro in Leawood, KS
Carol Culkin answered:
I have my house for sale for 2 months.Zillow shows a gain of 70k in last 30 days.Do i still reduce price?
I find Zillow to be one of the most inaccurate real estate sources. Buyers determine price based on competition and things that "Zillow" cannot actually see such as location, ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Sep 14, 2009 Home Selling in 12533
allan erps,A…, Real Estate Pro in Pearl River, NY
allan erps,ABR,SFR answered:
Whats a ball park figure on the price of a the 9ft basement upgrade option. My builder quoted me $5000. Just
Sounds very reasonable to me...
0 votes Share Flag Sun May 31, 2009 Home Buying in 12533
John Oliveira, Real Estate Pro in Lagrangeville, NY
John Oliveira answered:
More homes proposed to be built on Beekman Country Club?
HI Cscha,

There were plans presented in front of the town but apparently it was denied. There were plans to begin development and construct luxury town homes on a portion of the golf ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Feb 24, 2009 In My Neighborhood in 12533
St. Lawrence…, Real Estate Pro in ,
St. Lawrence Properties, LLC answered:
Are home prices continuing to fall in Hopewell Junction / East Fishkill NY?
For those that have not used it: Check Stats and Trends tab above:

Here it is for Hopewell Jct.: http://www.trulia.com/real_estate/Hopewell_Junction-New_York/market-trends/
0 votes Share Flag Mon Feb 16, 2009 Home Buying in 12533
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