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Market Conditions in Rockland County : Real Estate Advice

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Sun Nov 22, 2015
Kathy Burgreen answered:
I'm a retired realtor in Westcester County. Before you start renovations, the key question is how long do you plan to live in this home. If the answer is 5+ years, go ahead since you will enjoy the finished product of the renovations. If you plan to sell within 5 yrs., get several realtors opinions as to the current market - how much more will your home sell for with the added renovations; how long does similar homes stay on the market before selling.

Another concern is home inspections. Buyers will renegotiate and reduce their offer if a home inspections shows repairs are needed for plumbing, electrical, roof, structural, mold, heating/cooling system, etc. If you are not 100% positive that your home will pass the inspection test with flying colors, spend the money to fix these issues first - before undergoing any renovations. It will be far cheaper for you to fix any issues than a buyer reducing their offer by $10,000. or more.

Finally, is your kitchen and bathrooms modern looking or was the last time you did renovations back in 1980? If your kitchen and bathrooms don't look like 2015, spend money on this instead of adding a bedroom. Buyers look and reject homes based on the kitchen and bathrooms. As for an extra bedroom, buyers are well aware of putting in bunk beds or twin beds to sacrifice an extra bedroom. The master bathroom is an added plus but not sure if you will get 100% of your investment back.
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Fri Mar 27, 2015
Kathy Burgreen answered:
As a retired realtor, you don't know what the comparables are unless you are a licensed realtor with full access to your local MLS. I know Zillow.com gives sold prices BUT it is not reliable. My advice is please do not offer a low ball price to the seller. Please understand when a seller lists their home with a broker, that broker has done thorough research reviewing what has sold, what is pending, what is active BEFORE discussing pricing with the seller. This information is not available to the public. It's the seller's decision on pricing, but most sellers will take the advice of their broker and price their home correctly.

If you think about it, all sellers want to sell their home for the best price, terms and as quickly as possile. What advantage would it be for a seller to overprice their home? None. It will sit on the market for months and with no offers, the seller will eventually lower the price. So for you to offer a very low price will not get you anywhere and you will not get your offer accepted.
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Fri May 30, 2014
bgstarr570 asked:
This question was asked from http://www.trulia.com/rental/3156900085-578-Lenape-Ct-Suffern-NY-10901
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Wed Mar 19, 2014
allan erps,ABR,SFR answered:
Still looking? Need help with any additional knowledge please email me @ allan.erps@randrealty.com or call (845) 304-3040 for the great service you & your family deserve! Allan
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Wed Mar 19, 2014
allan erps,ABR,SFR answered:
Still looking? I can be of help in NY or NJ. For help with any additional knowledge please email me @ allan.erps@randrealty.com or call (845) 304-3040 for the great service you & your family deserve! Allan ... more
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Tue Feb 18, 2014
John Juarez answered:
You put a different address in your question than that for the property in the link that you supplied. On top of that…you did not ask a specific question. How can we help you?
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Mon Feb 10, 2014
Anna M Brocco answered:
According to the listing site it appears the property is in the North Rocklans School District http://www.nrcsd.org/
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Mon Feb 10, 2014
allan erps,ABR,SFR answered:
That would be Haverstraw Elementary School and North Rockland High School. Allan
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Sun Feb 2, 2014
Jacques Guercy answered:
studio price on 1 bed $1000-1500 depend in where ?
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Fri Nov 22, 2013
allan erps,ABR,SFR answered:
There are currently many units for sale in this development(6-10) including the one you mentioned($767 HOA). No Assessments have been disclosed on any of these listings so it seems ok. Will gladly send you all of the units available if you get in touch. They range from $25,000-95,000 & some are 2 Bedroom as well. Allan

Better Homes & Gardens/Rand Realty
95 South Middletown Road
Nanuet, New York 10954
Fax (845) 624-7137
Cell/Text (845) 304-3040
Email: allan.erps@randrealty.com
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Mon Aug 26, 2013
Julia Kushnir answered:
$12,419 yearly. The property will not qualify for a conventional loan but there are other types of loans available. I'll be happy to go over different options with you.

Julia Kushnir
Kennedy&Kennedy Real Estate
(845) 598-6909
jskushnir@gmail.com
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Sat Aug 3, 2013
George Ferguson answered:
You can view the property taxes on this and any other properties at http://GeorgeC21.com - click on all the listings.
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Sat Aug 3, 2013
allan erps,ABR,SFR answered:
Can send you both listings right now with taxes! These or ANY other properties you wish information on. Please email me at allan.erps@randrealty.com or call me at 845-304-3040 for the great service you & your family deserve. Will include all pertinent information including School District, Taxes, etc. Regards Allan ... more
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Mon Jun 17, 2013
George Ferguson answered:
You can get the taxes for any property in Spring Valley (and elsewhere in Rockland) at http://GeorgeC21.com .
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Fri May 31, 2013
Ellen Kippel answered:
Hi there,

This home is Under Contract now. It was sold as a short sale. The taxes reported on the listing are $10,534. When I work with a buyer I check taxes though, because the reported taxes are not always correct. There are many other homes that might work for you. What is your tax range and price range?

Are you still looking for a home in the New City area or other areas of Rockland and Orange County, NY?

Please contact me at 914-588-2365 so we can discuss your needs and interests further and arrange a time to see homes that appeal to you.

Take care,
Ellen Kippel
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson
Weichert Realtors
Mutli-Million Dollar Producer
Website : www.dreamhomesrocklandandorangeny.com
Email: eskippel@aol.com
Cell: 914-588-2365
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Fri May 31, 2013
Ellen Kippel answered:
Hi there,

Are you still looking for a home in Rockland County, NY. The home you refer to is Under Contract but the reported taxes are $10,534. When I work with buyers I check the taxes as the buyer's agent to verify that the number reported on the listing is correct. This home was sold as a short sale. There are many other options in New City and elsewhere in Rockland and Orange County, NY that might appeal to you. Please call me at 914-588-2365 so we can discuss your needs and interests further.

Take care,
Ellen Kippel
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson
Multi-million dollar producer
eskippel@aol.com
www.dreamhomesrocklandandorangeny.com
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Wed May 29, 2013
George Ferguson answered:
Norah,

Best way to judge if the home is too high is to compare it to other homes. You can compare home prices at http://GeorgeC21.com - click on ALLTHE LISTINGS - you will be able to see all homes on the market. Call if you have additional questions. Best george ... more
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Tue Apr 23, 2013
allan erps,ABR,SFR answered:
Other factor is the online experience is not always your best experience. Local Banks/Mortgage Brokers are often your best course of action! Hope you made out well but if needed, contact me and I can further evaluate your situation and possibly point you in the right direction with several lenders in the area. ... more
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