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Home Buying in Mahopac : Real Estate Advice

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Thu Jul 9, 2015
Arlene Campbell answered:
You normally get a response or counter offer within 24 hours not unless it is a new listing wherein a seller wants to see if more offers would pop in before giving a counter offer.

Your buyer agent should be on top of this.

Best of luck!
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Sun Dec 1, 2013
Geraldine "Gigi" Finan answered:
There are some multi-family homes but not as many as you would find in lower Westchester County and city area.
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Wed May 29, 2013
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Tue Oct 23, 2012
Roberta Wasser answered:
It really depends on your liking, Mahopac is a great town with a number of sports, restaurants, walking trails and Lake Mahopac for motor boating. Whereas Yorktown is a larger town which is very community minded also having a fair or activity going on there is also no train in yorktown, the closest would be croton on the hudson. There are also many nice shops and restaurants located Realtor with over twenty years experience. ... more
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Thu Mar 29, 2012
Anna M Brocco answered:
Consider working with an agent of your own, he/she will best guide you--as prices negotiable, it depends, some may be, others not; keep in mind that one can try to negotiate some upgrades... ... more
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Tue Jun 1, 2010
Rachel answered:
If the house situation does not work out maybe consider buying a town house. I'm selling one in Mahopac-Williamsburg Ridge. NEWLY updated everything! 2,000 sq.ft. Private setting. Something to consider. ... more
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Sat Aug 29, 2009
Geraldine "Gigi" Finan answered:
Tricia, New homes like any other homes on the market will sell for what they are worth in the current market. There is negotiability on the ones already existing because they want to move their inventory and pricing is flexible and of course the ones to be built, builders in this market are not going to spec homes, but they will build to suit and of course will be more flexible in their pricing and negotiating because they want to build. I am very knowledge and represent many of the locat builders in Mahopac. I have represented buyers building from scratch and I myself have went through the process. Gigi ... more
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Wed Jun 10, 2009
Anna M Brocco answered:
It's still a good time to buy, interest rates are still good, although they have creeped up a bit, and if you're looking to making a purchase, like an area and are financially sound go for it. ... more
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Wed Mar 11, 2009
Geraldine "Gigi" Finan answered:
The transfer tax is $4.00 per thousand so on a home with a purchase price of $400,000. It would be $1600.00
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Thu Oct 30, 2008
Donald Mituzas answered:
As others have posted, for a single person there is a $250k, but I believe the law is that you must live in the home for 2 of the last 5 years, not the last 3 as someone else has posted.

According to the IRS

Test 1. You owned and used the home as your main home for 2 years or more during the 5-year period ending on the date you sold or exchanged your home.

Test 2. You have not excluded gain on the sale or exchange of another main home during the 2-year period ending on the date of the sale or exchange of your home.

Even if you do not meet one or both of the above two tests, you still can claim an exclusion if you sold or exchanged the home because of a change in place of employment, health, or certain unforeseen circumstances. In this case, the maximum amount of gain you can exclude is reduced.

Hope this helps. Go to the IRS web site for more info.

If you would like to search for homes in the Westchester, Putnam and Dutchess area, visit my web site and go the the Search MLS web page.

Don Mituzas
Licensed Associate Broker
Prudential Serls Prime Properties
Office: 845-279-2922
Cell: 845-222-0114
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Mon May 12, 2008
trulia answered:
Hi Laura,
I am very familiar with not only foreclosures, but pre-foreclosures as well. I have experience in both the listing and selling sides. Foreclosures can be very complicated and require more knowledge and skill. Please contact me at 914-980-8757 or email me at I would be happy to assist and guide you in your search.
Best Regards,
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