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Sun Jul 26, 2015
Christopher Fritts answered:
I would suggest that you contact a local real estate professional who can help you with this assessment.
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Mon Feb 9, 2015
Nicholas Campasano answered:
I am sorry you had this experience. I realize this is an old thread but figured I would answer anyway in case new buyers are reading. Many buyers may want to be at the inspection however it is not imperative. I have had some buyers who really wanted to be there and some who had no desire to go. Most agents will attend the inspection for the buyer whether the buyer attends or not. If anyone has any questions about the home buying process please do not hesitate to contact me.


Nicholas Campasano
Century 21 AA
Cell: 631-848-6515
Email: NickC@Century21aa.com
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Sat Feb 7, 2015
dploves2sellhomes answered:
It should not be tricky to get homeowner's insurance, but it may be challenging to sometimes find an insurance company that will write a policy. A client of mine recently purchased a home just under a mile from the water. Flood insurance was not needed but wind damage insurance was. One company would not write the policy at all and another company wrote the policy and did not require wind damage coverage. The best thing is to get a few estimates then compare them. Once you have had the policy for a year or so, check back with other companies to see if there are better premiums available. ... more
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Tue Dec 23, 2014
Oleg Volfman answered:
Renovating your basement is always a good idea when getting ready to sell your house. It brings value to the property, as well as finding if you have any problems that are found during an inspection.

Be proactive, not react and panic.

Thank you for your valuable time!

Oleg Volfman, CBR, RSSP
Licensed R.E. Professional
Exit Links Realty
Mobile 917-685-0489
ovolfman@gmail.com
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Wed Dec 10, 2014
dploves2sellhomes answered:
I wouldn't say it's a definite "no, no", but I feel it is personal preference. If you are concerned about high tension wires, I would do some research. If it's a home that you really love and can afford, that's something to take into consideration, too. No one knows what the market values will be years from now. For example, if you are selling a home near high tension wires and the home is one of VERY FEW for sale in the area, that is going to affect the price of your home. (Supply & Demand) There are many factors that going into a home's value. ... more
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Sat Jan 28, 2012
Dorit & Joel Cooper answered:
In Los angeles the home inspectors my clients hire are licensed and insured. The inspectors have the buyers sign a specific contract that spells out how disputes would be resolved should something arise. ... more
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Thu Jan 26, 2012
Jaishree Zilpelwar answered:
Hi Rob,

Today the bank's have few programs, do the loan modification, refinance, Harp, please check with your bank, and see if you can qualify under any program. If nothing else, the last resort will be doing the short sale. Please feel free to call for any questions on short sale, I will be glad to answer and help you. Good Luck ... more
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Wed Jan 25, 2012
Anna M Brocco answered:
Keep in mind that a seller's concession needs to be agreed upon before entering into a contract, therefore not sure any conflicts exist; also keep in mind that your lender will be the one conducting the appraisal; for any necessary legal advice do consult with your attirney. ... more
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Mon Jul 25, 2011
Mike Linkenauger answered:
Hi there! A good rule of thumb is that a short sale is NOT for those who WANT to sell, but only for those that HAVE to sell. If you are not in a financial hardship, you likely will not qualify. If you can no longer afford the payment, then you likely WILL quality. Be careful trusting your financial future to an agent claiming to be an "expert" after taking a weekend training class! We've literally closed hundred in the area. Let us know if you have any questions about the process. You'll also find my main sites the #1 resource for short sale information on the web - ... more
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Sun Jul 3, 2011
Richard Wind, RA, SFR answered:
Not sure if you are looking to make an apartment in your basement or have just finished it for extra living space. If you have finished it for additional living space that always helps.....however if you are looking to make an accessory apartment that could cause CO issues you need to consult an Architect.

Kitchens & bath room renovation are always the best returns but without know the particulars of your home I could not give you an intelligent answer on you ROI.

In either cause being a Licensed Architect & Realtor you can give me a call for a no cost consultation regarding your situation.
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Thu Apr 7, 2011
Anna M Brocco answered:
Co-op boards do conduct interviews no matter the type of sale--consult with your attorney regarding any specific rules relating to the particular complex.
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Wed Nov 3, 2010
Denise Fischetti answered:
Laura,
In order to give an educated answer to your question, I would need to know the conditions of the listing contract. Please feel free to call me Denise Wiater 631-599-5767 my email is deewiater@optonline.net
I am a licensed Real Estate Sales Professional. My Office has been servicing the North Shore Beach, Rocky Point and surrounding areas for more than 30 years. We can help you.
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Mon Jul 26, 2010
Richard Wind, RA, SFR answered:
The fall Zone can be Certified by a Licensed Land Surveyor, they will need to come out to the property & document the existing conditions.
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Thu Jan 21, 2010
Jerry Cibulski answered:
There has been a wide range of services offered by agents. You will find an experienced agent will provide a detailed offering of information on the listings they represent. The reason for this extra information is to reduce the amount of questions and errors from the time a property comes onto the market and until the final sale. Providing property taxes without exemptions, interior square footage, floor plans, association dues, deeded rights and property cards with surveys helps all parties involved. It eliminates intrepretation and provides a level playing field between prospective purchasers and home sellers. ... more
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Sat Nov 28, 2009
Sean Dawes answered:
Alan brings up a good point Barabara. Although it wouldnt bother me, it is grounds for you to back out of the deal and potentially get your money paid for inspection etc. back. Granted you would need an attorney to pursue that, you are at least entitled to your deposit money back.

Consult your real estate agent and or attorney if this is the route you want to go.



Sean Dawes
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Mon Nov 23, 2009
Nunzio Zappola answered:
Hi Dan,
Each Case is different . What size home could be built on the property. What are homes in the area like and what is their value. Then you should get Health department approval it will make the land more valuable and saleable completed. If not the deal will probally be contingent upon such approval.
Any Questions or need assistance contact me.
Nunzio.Zappola@Elliman.com
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Sun Oct 18, 2009
Gail Gladstone answered:
Who is the Realtor representing your interests? Have you purchased directly through the seller's Realtor?

Your Realtor can be there to represent you and relay the findings to you. If you do not have anyone to represent you and the schedule does not interfere with mine, I will go there as your representative...as a service.

If you hire a dependable inspector, they can do the job and report to you; it is not necessary for you to be there. If you do not have anyone you can depend upon, I will to provide referrals for you.

The listing agent understandably wants the inspection as quickly as possible; if for any reason you are not willing to go forward with the deal, they need to accommodate the next in line.
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