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Thu Jun 22, 2017
Lorne L. Patch answered:
The consumer & agent relationship has changed dramatically over the decades, social media makes it much easier for consumers to do their own homework on any product before purchase, and in real estate that means 98% of buyer know more about most properties they want to see than the agents, and even if they are going to purchase a particular piece of property, also pertinent due diligence such as pre-approvals, record searches, tax records etc. are all accessible by social media within minutes.
Many already understand that the norm of certain commission amounts (6-7%) are outdated and will be changing to reflect that the agents are now over paid at those amounts when the consumer is doing all their own work. The agents do less work but yet we still pay them the same, Why is this people? Because it was once the norm?
This day and age is all about new technological advances, one of these new advancements will eventually set new standards at a different level and agents will be scrambling to accept any commission that is willing to be paid by the consumer, while allowing the consumer to keep their profits in their own pocket which is a greater benefit.
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Wed May 10, 2017
Ralph DeRosa asked:
Fri Apr 8, 2016
Emmawatson009 answered:
If you want to begin a business but don't know where to begin, don't worry--you are not alone. Here are some tips to get you started:

1. Take a stand for yourself.
2. Business planning improves your chances for success
3. Identify the right business for you
4. Know your target audience before you spend a penny
5. Build a support network
6. Understand your personal finances and choose the right type of money you want for your business.

I hope this is helpful!!
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Fri Feb 13, 2015
Arlene Campbell answered:
Living on a private road in my opinion is an absolute privacy, Though it has the great advantage of living a peaceful and quiet life, the downside is you don't have the Town taking care of the road for you. The homeowners who use this road normally have an agreement in maintaining the road. ... more
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Wed Jan 14, 2015
dploves2sellhomes answered:
In my opinion, the price of certain mobile homes have risen because they are affordable. However, they are considered personal property, therefore there is no deed, you receive a bill of sale. Verify the information, but the last time I checked, you can not obtain a mortgage on a mobile home. When purchasing a mobile home, don't forget to check their policies regarding the terms of leasing the land and if they allow pets. Many mobile home parks are also 55+. ... more
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Sat Dec 27, 2014
dploves2sellhomes answered:
What do you consider cheap? Riverhead is an extremely large township.
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Thu Oct 17, 2013
Patricia Richards answered:
Hi Carolyn: The best way to find out when Open Houses are being held, is to check www.mlsli.com or www.1townandcountry.com. Also the local newspapers have announcements in the Real Estate classifieds. I am a Realtor with Town and Country Real Estate in the area and would be glad to assist you.

Pat R.
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Sat Feb 13, 2010
Jerry Cibulski answered:
Most of the banks will not mortgage a mobil home. You can speak with a mortgage broker and they can help you find alternative financing for this type of purchase. There are investors who will finance this type of purchase but the interest rates are higher because of the risk. ... more
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Fri Oct 9, 2009
Trevor Kemp answered:
From your information that you provided, I would say about 2,000 a month. Give or take, depending on the exact area downtown.
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