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Paige Strait…, Real Estate Pro in Albany, NY
Paige Strait & Jennifer Karam answered:
Do merrini Builders in Albany , New York really negotiate ?
Hi, I think you are referring to Robert Marini Builders. If it is a new construction home, most builders do not negotiate on their prices. They may offer incentives in terms of upgrades ... more
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Zachary Lomb…, Other/Just Looking in
Zachary Lombardi answered:
Where do you go to find a great Slate Roof Repaired?
A&Z Property Services is my father's business...he has been doing slate for over 30 years one of the best and most reasonable in the capital region

Tony Lombardi
Home phone 518-827 ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Feb 1, 2014 Home Buying in 12211
Alexander H.…, Real Estate Pro in 12203
Alexander H. Monticello answered:
Who has the best mortgage rates consistantly?
Maribeth, you should really shop around for the best mortgage rates, but sometimes a mortgage broker will be able to get the best rates. Many of my clients have used Doug Seder at Homes ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jul 19, 2013 Home Buying in 12211
Victoria Rom…, Real Estate Pro in Clifton Park, NY
Victoria Romeo answered:
Challenging VA appraisal regarding remaining economic life
Hi Greisler,

I'm not sure where you are getting your information on REL and how to determine it, but that is something that is standard to all loans, not just VA loans. The person y ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Sep 16, 2012 Home Buying in Albany
Alexander H.…, Real Estate Pro in 12203
Alexander H. Monticello answered:
how much is 266 lark street?
Thanks for your inquiry. Unfortunately this was taken off the market over a year ago. This is a common problem with Trulia and Zillow. But you can use the search tools on my website to ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon May 27, 2013 Home Buying in Center Square
Alexander H.…, Real Estate Pro in 12203
Alexander H. Monticello answered:
could you tell me what rc church is near by?
The closest church is St Vincent De Paul Church on 900 Madison Avenue, in Albany.

As you probably know, every seller hires a listing agent ("seller's agent") to represent the seller ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Aug 6, 2012 Home Buying in Buckingham Lake - Crestwood
Jeannette Ba…, Real Estate Pro in Brooklyn, NY
Jeannette Batsikas answered:
Can you withdraw from a real estate contract during the attorney review process without a reason stated?
As long as the contracts and binder was not signed you then can back out, your reason can be you don't want to move and changed your mind. I hope my answer was helpful, wish you the Bes ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jul 29, 2012 Home Buying in Albany
Alexander H.…, Real Estate Pro in 12203
Alexander H. Monticello answered:
How do I find out what agent is handling 82 Madison Avenue, Albany, NY?
The easiest way is to hire your own buyer's agent. As you probably know, every seller hires a listing agent ("seller's agent") to represent the seller's interests. Likewise it's always ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jul 9, 2012 Home Buying in Pastures
Darrell D. D…, Real Estate Pro in San Antonio, TX
Darrell D. Drouillard answered:
What is current status of building's mechanicals, roof & physical condition & how can tax bill be lowered?
You did not specify a property, but it doesn't matter because the only way to get an accurate assessment of the mechanical, structural, electrical, and plumbing conditions is with a tho ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jul 9, 2012 Home Buying in Pastures
Anna Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Nassau County, NY
Anna Brocco answered:
Is West Hill a good place to raise a family?
When it comes to any safety/crime related issues, it's always best to contact the local police department with all your questions, hear all there is to hear firsthand. If unfamiliar wit ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Mar 27, 2012 Home Buying in West Hill
Giacomo Sini…, Real Estate Pro in Albany, NY
Giacomo Sinisgalli answered:
I saw this in a listing description: "valid PQ or VOF with offer!" What does that mean?
pre-qualification letter or verification of funds.
0 votes Share Flag Mon Mar 5, 2012 Home Buying in Albany
Sharyn Willa…, Real Estate Pro in Edmond, OK
Sharyn Willard, SRES, ABR answered:
If a new construction home doesn't appraise for the selling price can you approach the builder to decrease the price like you can in a resale?
You sure can. Especially if you are going thru a lender that does alot of work for the builder. Alot of the builder spec homes are taking so long to sell and they are costing them mon ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Mar 23, 2011 Home Buying in Albany
Marge Bennett, Real Estate Pro in Fort Myers, FL
Marge Bennett answered:
Placed a bid on a home, contingent on current owner's finding a new home... how long does this offer stand if accepted?
You say IF the owners accept your offer. it isn't a contract until they do. So get with your agent's broker (kwho hopefully is not an idiot) and get your offer modified to wha ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Feb 19, 2011 Home Buying in Albany
Phil Rotondo, Real Estate Pro in Brevard County, FL
Phil Rotondo answered:
Does signing a buyers agent agreement mean "I" as the buyer will owe additional money above the house price?
Good Afternoon Albny;
You have a lot of "what ifs" in your question.
I would suggest that you go over each and every question with your agent prior to you signing anything.
... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jan 31, 2011 Home Buying in Albany
Anna Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Nassau County, NY
Anna Brocco answered:
new construction sqare foot im wondering the cost of a garage with 2 apartments above cost by sqare foot in albany ny
For an accurate picture of construction costs, consider contacting a few local contractors and ask for estimates based on your needs--check with the local Chamber of Commerce if you nee ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Dec 3, 2010 Home Buying in Albany
Don Tepper, Real Estate Pro in Fairfax, VA
Don Tepper answered:
Why is this house only $75,000? Most houses that I have seen in Albany for this price are in horrible condition. Does it have a bad furnace? Bad
You didn't provide the location of the house, or a link to it.

One tip: If it's a foreclosure listed on RealtyTrac, it's not real. The house probably isn't for sa ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 28, 2010 Home Buying in Delaware Avenue
Sean Dawes, Other/Just Looking in Philadelphia, PA
Sean Dawes answered:
Are there any states where your Section 8 voucher can be used towards buying a home?
In order to get a section 8 voucher you qualify due to income. How would you be able to buy a home if your qualify for section 8 to begin with?

Sean
0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 27, 2010 Home Buying in Albany
Kevin Clancy…, Real Estate Pro in 12203
Kevin Clancy #1 Voted Realtor answered:
What is the list to sale price ratio for the Helderberg neighborhood?
I wouldn't get too hung up on the list to sale price ratios for a specific neighborhood. Agents often site this number and while it provides some information, it is often misleadin ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Feb 15, 2010 Home Buying in Albany
Brian Brosen, Real Estate Pro in Albany, NY
Brian Brosen answered:
where are the best places to invest in the capital region? tax wise, neighborhood wise, long term appreciation wise, etc
There are truly several ways to answer your question, depending upon what your goals are. I would want to know if you are looking for a place to live for yourself, if this is purely an ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jan 14, 2010 Home Buying in Albany
Brian Brosen, Real Estate Pro in Albany, NY
Brian Brosen answered:
Looking to buy a home that is a close commute to the SUNY-Albany campus. Need assistance and view homes first 2 week Jan.
Hi Jamison-
My contact info is below:


Brian Brosen - The Capital Team of RealtyUSA
brian@thecapitalteam.com
(518) 669-2633 - cell phone

I would be happy to speak with you and ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jan 1, 2010 Home Buying in Albany
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