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Jacques Ambr…, Real Estate Pro in 11375
Jacques Ambron, CRB CBR SFR answered:
what is the range of commissions you can expect to pay to a realtor when selling land in the capital district?
Brokers are not aloud to discuss fees in an open forum. Consider meeting with a couple of local professionals to discuss the value and services they offer, and what the compensation is
0 votes Share Flag Mon May 14, 2012 Market Conditions in Albany
Anna Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Nassau County, NY
Anna Brocco answered:
Is there a good thrift store to buy decent furniture at reasonable prices?
Have you considered a Google search; also consider area tag sales, garage sales, etc.....
0 votes Share Flag Sat Nov 8, 2014 Shopping & Local Amenities in Albany
Anna Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Nassau County, NY
Anna Brocco answered:
I will be moving to Albany soon. Which neighborhoods should I stay away from?
Visit areas of interest more than once and at different times of day; look at everything that is important to you, possibly chat with locals, etc., then make your determination as to wh ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Aug 6, 2012 General Area in Center Square
Jeffrey Deca…, Real Estate Pro in 12110
Jeffrey Decatur answered:
Are there any crimes and safety report near: 16 B Old Hickory Dr., Albany, NY 12204?
Might I suggest going to one of the local news stations & newspapers websites. The local news paper is the TimesUnion.com and one of the local news stations is WNYT.com You could als ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Apr 5, 2012 Crime & Safety in Albany
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
Anna Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Nassau County, NY
Anna Brocco answered:
My ex-boyfriend and I own a home in NC. I am only on the deed, not the mortgage. He lives in the home & now it is in foreclosure. What happens?
In order to best protect yourself, at this point it's really in your best interest to consult with your attorney, he/she can best advise...
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jan 3, 2012 Foreclosure in Albany
Anna Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Nassau County, NY
Anna Brocco answered:
what are residential constrruction costs in albany, ny?
For an accurate picture of costs, contact any local licensed contractors and ask for free estimates based on your needs; for recommendations, you can check with any local Chamber of Com ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jul 20, 2011 Remodel & Renovate in Albany
Suzanne MacD…, Real Estate Pro in 07856
Suzanne MacDowell answered:
Do you have a rent vs buy index?
Hi Jay,

I am not sure what is meant by a rent v. buy index, but I came across a very interesting bit of information yesterday while reading :"Underwater Home" by Brent T. W ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Apr 30, 2011 Market Conditions in Albany
Shelley Engl…, Real Estate Pro in Glens Falls, NY
Shelley Englert answered:
How do I search for a small commercial GARAGE?
Inuace,

Check Income/Investment properties.


Shelley Englert, Realtor
All-Americanproperties.com
518 812-5510
0 votes Share Flag Fri Apr 1, 2011 How To... 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
Wayne Newcomb, Real Estate Pro in Albany, NY
Wayne Newcomb answered:
What 's the likely change in value for a 3 BR, 2.5 bath w/ 2 car garage, 25 yr. old, in Buckingham lake area of Albany from April '09 to
Prices in that area are just about the same now as they were in April, 2009. So it depends more on what kind of deal you got and the possible improvements you've made since then. ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Mar 12, 2011 Market Conditions in 12208
Phil Rotondo, Real Estate Pro in 32940
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
Dawn Mason, Real Estate Pro in Albany, NY
Dawn Mason answered:
Is a licensed sales associate legal to work in two different real estate offices in NY? (ie: one in NYC and the other in Albany)
Yes, so long as both offices are aware and agree to the arrangement.
0 votes Share Flag Sun Dec 26, 2010 How To... in Albany
Scott Godzyk, Real Estate Pro in 03109
Scott Godzyk answered:
(1) How do I get access to the bank owned foreclosures.(2) are ther condos in Albany under $200,000
Your best bet is to have a buyer broker who is expereinced in bank owned homes, they can search the mls for listings and update you as new listings come one the market. The other choice ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Feb 17, 2011 Market Conditions in Downtown
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
Ryan Walley, Real Estate Pro in Amherst, NY
Ryan Walley answered:
when is it time to cut list price?
when the price is too high

Simple answer to your simple question. Maybe a bit more detailed question would get better answers
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jul 27, 2012 Home Selling in 12205
First Last, Other/Just Looking in 90002
First Last answered:
We have owned our home for 30 years. Both on the mortgage. My husband recently applied for refinance. I cannot. bad credit. We are in upstate NY.
I'm speculating as to why, but I do know for a fact that when they pull your husband's credit history, they pull yours as well on anything you own jointly. So I think they are ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jan 3, 2012 Financing in Albany
Darrell Hess, Real Estate Pro in Marietta, GA
Darrell Hess answered:
I've sold my house and am waiting for the closing. Can I take my outdoor and surround speakers if they are screwed to the wall?
I would advice you talk to your realtor on this. My truIia answer would be the following...

I think if they are not considered a fixture and if you did not included them in the sale ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Aug 17, 2010 Home Selling in Albany
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