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Mon Apr 4, 2016
Catrina2002 asked:
How do I get rental listing on Trulia-I put into Zillow but dont see in Trulia
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Mon Feb 8, 2016
Kathy Burgreen answered:
Can you refer to a specific listing where you are seeing this? Not sure what sign you are referring to.
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Fri Jan 29, 2016
John Gaglione asked:
Fri Jan 15, 2016
Tina Fellows answered:

I would suggest contacting a local realtor in your area because there are some costs that are also county based, so a local realtor would be the best person to talk to.

If you need help finding a local realtor near you, please contact me at tina.peters@cbnorcal (dot) com or at 408 637.8884.

Best wishes!
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Sat Oct 10, 2015
Josh Barnett answered:
Depends on that persons needs and wants. Have that person make a pros and cons list and seek family and friends advise too.
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Wed Aug 12, 2015
Christopher Pagli answered:
The prices are holding steady and what you get will depend on location and condition. The closer to the train your apt is the better your chances of getting a faster sale. The average days on market for studios in White Plains this past 6 months was 114 days.

Christoper Pagli
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Wed Nov 5, 2014
Barbara Blitstein answered:
Hi Al. I have knowledge of Westchester County having grown up just off Weaver St (New Rochelle/Scarsdale border), lived in Chappaqua for approx 20 years, raised 4 Gen Y kids
(hence was ALL OVER for sports, music, academic, medical challenges etc...). I'm a great
resource, speak French and can be of great service to you and your family. Why don't you
give me a call? (by the way, when I returned to NY, I relocated with a young family after having lived out of NY for 17 years, so I can identify with the stresses and unfamiliarity
of a new area). I now live in White Plains after downsizing. I'd love to assist.
(914)329-6452 ;
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Tue Mar 11, 2014
Javier Meneses answered:
Matthew, not many brokers are offering to give the client part of their commissions. Not saying it doesn't happen, just saying it doesn't happen often or much.
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Fri Nov 1, 2013
Anna M Brocco answered:
For accurate information consider a call/visit to the city's building department.
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Mon Aug 12, 2013
Rita Merl answered:
there are many rentals in gated communities
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Wed Jan 2, 2013
Deborah L. Altieri answered:
Things may be changing a bit in 2013 or 2014. If you are making less than $200,000 a year as a single person or less than $250,000 as a couple then the answer below of the three components is correct, your attorney fee, the real estate commission you agreed to in your contract with your Realtor and the N.Y. Transfer Stamp Tax of $4.00 per $1,000 of selling price. These are the only standard and typical fees a sellers has had to pay at closing assuming your water bill has also been paid.

As of 2013, Obama Care also puts some additional tax implications for the seller but it would only apply as far as I know if your total income compensation for the year is over $200,000 as a single person or $250,000 as a married couple (that's salary plus investment equity). If you meet this criteria the next criteria to be met would be if you sell your home and realize a profit of $500,000 or more from when you bought the home after you deduct all the improvement costs you put into the home. If you meet this criteria as well, it is possible you might owe 3.8% of the net equity (equity above what you paid for the home minus cost of improvements) you have gained. I'm not sure if this goes into effect in 2013 or 2014. It is important to check this out with a financial advisor or tax professional since I do not claim to be either and the new changes are confusing. This is my understanding only. It may also be that with all the negotiating in Washington, some changes to the Health Care Bill may still be pending and may effect this.
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Wed Dec 29, 2010
Donald Mituzas answered:
Your posting is a bit confusing, but it sounds like you are recommending that we violate federal anti-trust laws. If a company has a business model that says they only list a property in the MLS or some other place and then the owner does all the work from there then that's their business model. As long as it's disclosed to the owner signing a contract then it is perfectly legal. To try and get the local board to make a rule against a particular company because of their business model would be a violation of the Sherman Antitrust Act. It is a felony. I suggest you remove that part of your posting or remove this posting in it's entirety. You might find that defending yourself in a federal court is quite expensive, even if you win.
Donald A Mituzas
Licensed Associate Broker
2008 Realtor of the Year
Director - New York State Association of Realtors
Director - Westchester Putnam Association of Realtors
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Wed Nov 24, 2010
J Philip Faranda answered:
Prices in White Plains have been very stable, and the foreclosure rate there is also quite low. There are some short sales, but overall the market is far less adversely affected than other regions. All real estate is local, so foreclosures in White Plains will be less frequent. ... more
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Tue Aug 24, 2010
Matt answered:
Money. Control. Those come to mind fast.

"I tried to send them what I could but they would except nothing less than the total amount due plus late charges and costs."

Too many delinquents. Banks/servicing companies don't want to deal with that. You either owe what's needed, or nothing. Again, they make money by foreclosing anyway...or if the note is sold along the way to be liquidated. Too many would pull that game..sending a little now, then nothing, then something, then nothing. Not profitable enough in the long run.

Yes, too many ARE financially illiterate. Hopefully this wakes them up a bit. Tough lesson to learn, but sometimes it takes that. It's mis-use across the board. The smarter ones walk away and break the contract, which means they give up the collateral (home) and move on.
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Tue Mar 16, 2010
Pascual Paul Tarrats answered:
My main office is located in the zip code you desire>10605 Visit my web site for searches, maps and properties. Thanks,
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