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Arlene Trunzo, Real Estate Pro in Staten Island, NY
Arlene Trunzo answered:
what is considered a finished basement in nyc?
• A basement is a story partly below curb
level but having at least one-half of its
height above the curb level. This definition came from New York City
Department of Housing P ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Mar 26, 2012 Home Selling in 10307
JOSEPH RUNFO…, Real Estate Pro in Staten Island, NY
JOSEPH RUNFOLA JR, BROKER, GRI answered:
I am purchasing a new construction home. My lender is telling me that a termite inspection needs to be done on the open lot before the homes can be
Hello Maadjei, The ground is often treated before laying the foundation, to keep termites from coming up through the foundation. In some areas of the state of New York, the earth is inf ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Feb 5, 2012 Home Selling in Staten Island
JOSEPH RUNFO…, Real Estate Pro in Staten Island, NY
JOSEPH RUNFOLA JR, BROKER, GRI answered:
Where do you see the housing market going with this economy seriously faltering?
The weather cannot even be predicted more than a few days forward. The groundhog is like most other prophets; it delivers its prediction and then disappears.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Aug 16, 2011 Home Selling in Staten Island
Scott Hulen,  in 64068
Scott Hulen answered:
Does a basement really matter for resale if a house is nicely renovated???
In our market it matters to the tune of $$$ and days on market. Expect a 30-40% hit on price and add 180 days to days on market. As a builder I have been asked why dont I do homes on ... more
1 vote Share Flag Fri Mar 25, 2011 Home Selling in Staten Island
Ken Rosengren, Real Estate Pro in Vancouver, WA
Ken Rosengren answered:
Shall I accept cash offer from investor (to get rid of house quickly), or try to sell it?
Bguy,
I would say that you need to decide if you want to put money into it and clean it up or just turn it over. I would suggest that you clean it up (if youhave the funds to do it) a ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Dec 12, 2010 Home Selling in 10312
Catherine Ca…, Real Estate Pro in Freehold, NJ
Catherine Cataletto answered:
What are the current realtor fees in the Staten Island area?
My suggestion to any Seller is to interview with a few FULL TIME - FULL SERVICE Licensed Real Estate Sales people and with the fact that all commissions are negotiatable, you and that c ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Nov 7, 2010 Home Selling in 10314
Edward M. Br…, Real Estate Pro in Staten Island, NY
Edward M. Bruno answered:
I want to sell my home in brooklyn and buy a home in staten island
Selling your home and buying a replacement home is more difficult than just buying or just selling. You should get a knowledgable Real Estate Broker to not only evaluate the value of yo ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Nov 7, 2010 Home Selling in Staten Island
Dorene Slavi…, Real Estate Pro in Torrance, CA
Dorene Slavitz answered:
What the DIFFERENCE in seling NEW and RESALE home.?
Dear Irina,
Good Realtors do work very hard, and often it's 24/7. Resale homes compared to New development are not the same. Not every buyer is interested in re-sale property and ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Oct 30, 2010 Home Selling in Staten Island
First Last, Other/Just Looking in 90002
First Last answered:
Buyer breaches home contract @ NYC > 45 days after sch closing date. Atty says keeping ernest $ and/or litigation will tie up sale 2 other. True?
I've been through something similar--I was a cash buyer who changed my mind, AND I wanted my deposit back (OK, I admit, not nice...).

In the end the seller sold the property to ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Oct 10, 2010 Home Selling in Staten Island
Catherine Ca…, Real Estate Pro in Freehold, NJ
Catherine Cataletto answered:
can I sell prpperty on TRULIA as a owner?
Larry,

Your question is a great example as to why someone would list with an full time full service real estate professional. Someone in your area will know how to get your home out ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu May 27, 2010 Home Selling in 10308
JOSEPH RUNFO…, Real Estate Pro in Staten Island, NY
JOSEPH RUNFOLA JR, BROKER, GRI answered:
Is SONYMA giving mortgages for all condos? Or do they have to be approved first?
Condominiums:

* Must be located in a project with a minimum of 10 units;

* Must have at least 51% of the units in the project sold (40% if you are financing 90% or less of ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jan 24, 2010 Home Selling in Staten Island
Gregory Diaz, Real Estate Pro in Staten Island, NY
Gregory Diaz answered:
Is there a list of homes sold with the agencies involved?
Hello Supershaza,
My name is Gregory Diaz, and I work for the #1 full service real estate company in sales volume. Currently Robert DeFalco Realty sells about 10 percent of the market ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jan 19, 2010 Home Selling in Staten Island
Gaye Granice,…, Real Estate Pro in Staten Island, NY
Gaye Granice, 917-575-0583 answered:
i know the holidays take a lot out of most people. The shopping the cooking, the added pressure for keeping your home clean and neat. The
As a full-time Associate Broker, I have come to realize that when buyers are looking during holiday time, they are usually very serious. Sellers should take the time to show their home ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Nov 25, 2009 Home Selling in Staten Island
JOSEPH RUNFO…, Real Estate Pro in Staten Island, NY
JOSEPH RUNFOLA JR, BROKER, GRI answered:
Does anyone agree with me that we should incourage our sellers to be more available for appts? Selling real estate in New Jersey has made me spoiled
Today, Supra electronic KeyBoxes are used on over 2.3 million homes nationwide. As world technology advances, Supra delivers KeyBox solutions that integrate both old and new technology. ... more
1 vote Share Flag Tue Oct 13, 2009 Home Selling in Staten Island
JOSEPH RUNFO…, Real Estate Pro in Staten Island, NY
JOSEPH RUNFOLA JR, BROKER, GRI answered:
what is a short sale?
A short sale is a sale of real estate in which the proceeds from the sale fall short of the balance owed on a loan secured by the property sold.

In a short sale, the bank or mortgag ... more
1 vote Share Flag Tue Oct 13, 2009 Home Selling in Staten Island
Tara King, Home Buyer in Staten Island, NY
Tara King answered:
can you please add my home to trulia 184 alter ave staten island ny 10304?
Jack!, did you ask your agent to put you on trulia?, cause I don't see it?, somebody dropped the ball.
1 vote Share Flag Thu Jul 9, 2009 Home Selling in 10304
JOSEPH RUNFO…, Real Estate Pro in Staten Island, NY
JOSEPH RUNFOLA JR, BROKER, GRI answered:
Our agent scheduled an open house, then called to say she had a personal emergecy, instead she sent her
The following question appeared in the November/December 2007 issue of New York State REALTOR magazine Legal Line Section;

Q. I have an unlicensed personal assistant who assists me w ... more
2 votes Share Flag Wed Jul 8, 2009 Home Selling in Staten Island
Lisa Brodsky,  in 10950
Lisa Brodsky answered:
can you please add my home into homes for sale 184 alter ave staten island 10304?
Hi Jack,

Why not let me refer you to an agent in your area? Did you know that statistically a FSBO will sell for 18-22%, and maybe more...less than a home listed with a professional? ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jun 18, 2009 Home Selling in 10304
JOSEPH RUNFO…, Real Estate Pro in Staten Island, NY
JOSEPH RUNFOLA JR, BROKER, GRI answered:
who/what agent is succeeding in selling the majority of the properties in Tompkinsville?
Hello Leslie, I hope by now you have sold your home. If by chance you have not please contact me for assistance. Thank You, Joe.
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jun 14, 2009 Home Selling in 10301
Carmen Di Bi…, Real Estate Pro in New City, NY
Carmen Di Biase answered:
Listing Dilemma
Irene,

Unfortunately, your seller will have to come to the closing table with money. This is not unheard of. It happened often in early nineties. You should never advise a homeown ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Mar 17, 2009 Home Selling in Staten Island
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