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Home Buying in 11743 : Real Estate Advice

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Sun Jul 16, 2017
Hawkv88 asked:
The buyer before me backed out as well for the same reason. The seller has not signed the release but the home is on the market. Is this legal?
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Thu Jan 16, 2014
Thomas Moser answered:
I live and work in Huntington, so please disregard the well meaning but inacurate advice below. Huntington allows what are called "Accessory Apartments". These are legal apartments within owner occupied homes. You do need to apply for a permit and there are regulations that apply. Please let me know if you need further information.

Tom Moser
Keystone Realty USA
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Thu Sep 5, 2013
risa ziegler answered:
Huntington Beach and Centerport are in Harborfields School District. School district, proximity to the water as well as two vibrant villages (Northport and Huntington) make this area's staying power steady...very. Sales have been consistent in this area, and like all areas, if the price is right in its reflection of a property's condition and location, then the property will sell. Centerport and Huntington Beach is a lifestyle; it is a hidden gem and offers homes in all price points. Re Snow removal...bottom line the kids need to get to school and taxpayers to work, so the respective transportation authorities that run the schools are out very early, on the roads, on days of storms to assess the roads' viability and safety. The buses run more days than not. Homes in this area should appreciate for those reasons I stated earlier; that is as long as we don't repeat the debacle of 6 years ago. I'd gladly help you in your search as I have a firm grasp on this area. Risa ... more
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Wed Jan 16, 2013
Will Roan answered:
Hi, here is the link for the town of Huntington where you can view the taxes for
5 Glennalittle Trail Huntington, NY 11743

If you need more help please give me a call

Will Roan Lrsp, Realtor
Charles Rutenberg Realty Inc.
631 805 9045
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Sun Nov 4, 2012
Carlos answered:
Good Afternoon,

I would be more than happy to help you from start to finish. If everything goes well you can be in your new home in 30 to 35 days. I can be reached at Rapid Realty NYC. Thank you ... more
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Mon Oct 22, 2012
Lisa Collet answered:
It looks like you may have already been successful with getting the photos down (as at the time of my reply there were no pictures except for a google map of the home). The images may have dropped off automatically since your posting, or you may have worked out the details since you posted.

If not I usually suggest the following options:
1. contact your listing agent, they may be able to log in and remove extra images.
2. I would suggest to contact Trulia. There are a couple of ways to do this, you can click "More" on the listings submenu and then "report an error". Or if needed, contact Trulia via their Customer Service team either by email at, by phone at 888-466-3501 Monday - Friday 7am to 4pm PST, or via the link .
3. Last but not least, edit the home fact. To do this log into your Trulia account then go to your home's listing and under "edit the home" choose "claim this home" "select your name from the list and then try to edit the details for the home.

Best of Luck to you!
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Sat Jul 7, 2012
De Vonte Williamson answered:
Hi Lmathey! I do not think there is a function that allows you to do so on your own. However, I believe that you can contact customer service by clicking this link and sending them an e-mail with your problem. If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact me.


De Vonte Williamson
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson
Coldwell Banker Residential
36 RT 25A
East Setauket, NY 11733
Office: (631)941-3100
Mobile: (631)384-3695 (24/7 Emergency Service Available)
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Tue Apr 6, 2010
Anna M Brocco answered:
I'm sure someone from Trulia will reply to your question as well--in the meantime, you may want to contact your agent and ask him/her to ask the listing agent to remove it--It does show as closed on MLS, by the way. ... more
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Mon Feb 15, 2010
Meredith C Kurz LSA CBR EPRO answered:
THANK YOU for letting me learn something new today - pulled this off the internet - so needs to be re-confirmed - but sounds just about right!
FIVE WAYS TO AVOID PMI if you have less than a 20% down payment or less than 20% equity in the home for a refinance.
1.Single Premium. Pay mortgage insurance with single payment at closing: paid as an up front payment or financed into loan. Usually provides significant monthly savings.
PROS: PMI due at closing when financed into loan.Lower monthly payment. Possibility of qualifying for a large loan, since the monthly payment is lower. Premium partially refundable when home is sold or refinanced ahead of term. Only one mortgage loan, so you don't have a high interest rate, more closing costs, and more paper work that comes with a second mortgage loan.
2. Free After Five This option automatically terminates PMI after 5 years, provided you kept a good mortgage payment history. Even if you haven't built up 20% equity in the property, the PMI payments will be eliminated. You will avoid PMI, while still being covered until you have 22% equity in the home.
PROS: You receive coverage after PMI payments end. Only one mortgage loan, so you don't have a high interest rate, more closing costs, and more paper work that comes with a second mortgage loan.
3. Split Edge. Split PMI with lender. Cost shared through paying a refundable, upfront MI payment. This will reduce your PMI payment and your overall mortgage payment. It could also get you qualified for a large loan. If you are buying a home and the seller is give you credits for the closing costs and prepaids, why not use these credits to pay for some of the up front premium and lower your PMI payment. In turn, you will lower your mortgage payment, compliments of the seller!
PROS: Lower monthly PMI payment, in turn lowers your overall payment. Refundability of the unused MI premium if the loan is paid off early. Only one mortgage loan, so you don't have a high interest rate, more closing costs, and more paper work that comes with a second mortgage loan.
4. LPMI - Lender Paid Mortgage Insurance. You can completely eliminate PMi with this program, in exchange for a small adjustment to the interest rate. You will avoid PMI completely and not have to pay the extra monthly payment.
PROS:Avoid PMI all together without having that extra monthly payment. Mortgage interest is tax deductible, where you have to qualify for PMI to be tax deductible. Check with your accountant for more information. Only one mortgage loan, so you don't have a high interest rate, more closing costs, and more paper work that comes with a second mortgage loan.
5. Piggy Back. OLD SCHOOL AND PROBABLY WON’T HAPPEN (the original way to avoid PMI) This option avoids PMI by taking out a second mortgage loan. You finance the first loan up to 80% of the purchase price (or appraised value, depending on if it's a purchase or refinance), then finance the rest with a second mortgage. This USED to be a great way to avoid PMI, but with recent changes with lenders, second mortgages are more difficult to approve, let alone find. Also, they come with a higher interest rate and more closing costs.
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Fri Aug 7, 2009
Patientbuyer answered:
You make lots of money, but the Federal government was subsidizing the mortgage, real estate professional, and wall street industries by throwing money at people to buy houses. You are almost making as much as "the rich" who are supposed to be paying their fair share of taxes, yet a reasonable calculation shows that you can not afford these inflated prices. The answer is, you need to wait. The housing market crash has not really started yet, once people who bought in the last 1 to 5 years begin learning that their outstanding mortgage balances dwarf the market value (i.e. they have negative equity), and they see better houses than what they own going for less than they owe, the real bulk of defaults will hit the market. Then, housing will become cheap. It is better to rent for now, or buy a REO directly from a bank, or at a foreclosure auction. Don't jump in now, trying to catch a falling knife. ... more
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Fri Aug 7, 2009
Patientbuyer answered:
Brokers are still saying what they think they need to say in order to earn a commission. You didn't want to pay over asking before, why would you want to pay now? There are more how must sell than there are buyers. Wait until you get the deal you want. There is nothing wrong with putting in an offer, with just a cover letter, not their contract, and a small check, at any % of the asking. Worst case, they give you back your check. A broker need not forward an offer, unless it is in writing. Protect yourself, if you pay too much, you'll just lose it later. Prices have only begun to fall, by 2011 nearly 48% of all mortgages will have negative equity according to industry. ... more
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Thu Mar 26, 2009
Voices Member answered:
Jordioni, This might help you with Rental trends and Rent price comparables...

Good luck, Dunes
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Fri Jan 23, 2009
Cheryl R. Supplee answered:
Hello Miss, there are some sellers out there who are not motivated to sell unless they get their price. But not very many. I would suggest getting an agent seperate from the agent that listed the home to help with negotiations. This is something the agent will need to be convinced that they should give you the home at your price. Another thing you can get are the comparables of recent home sales in that area. This will help you see what any appraiser is looking at. They will need to adjust their price anyway if the other homes are selling for less. Let me know if there is anything else I can help with.

-Cheryl Supplee
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