The reason that some homes are inexpensive in Rome is the quantity of homes in the less than $100,000 range. With the closing of the base and the prison many people had to move out of the area to find work. Even if some of those people were renting it still affects the overall cost of homes in the area.
I love Rome and I do not sell housing or anything else to you. I would recommend the Catholic School if you have elementary age children, but my child is now in high school attending RFA.
A great way to get local information is to determine exactly what town that you are interested.. ( long Island is a big place ) and call a local realtor who will direct you to that information!... more
My name is Ali and I am Truliaâ€™s Community Manager. I was a bit confused by your question in Trulia Voices, can you please provide a bit more information and I would be happy to try and help you- or find someone else who can.
Sandra, when a buyer first walks up to your Home make sure it is appealing. Neat and clean cut back over grown shrubs, if paint is pealing freshen it up. When entering the house be sure to have it clutter free. clear your counter tops with just a couple of accents. floors shinny, windows sparkle. depersonalize your home so the buyer can picture him self there. With in your budget up dating a few things can make a huge difference. Sandra, at last buyers are looking for value so pricing your home correctly is very important.... more
If the property is overpriced by $100,000, offering $10,000 less may be acceptable to the seller. However, when your mortgage lender has an appraisal done that comes in at the true market value, you will not be able to borrow enough to complete the purchase. Conversely, a property that is purposely under priced to attract buyers for a quick sale will probably not accept lower offers. You should be working with a buyers broker who justifies to you any amount you offer for a property by sharing with you current data of recent sales.
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