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Home Buying in 12065 : Real Estate Advice

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Tue Aug 12, 2014
Debra (Debbie) Rose answered:
Follow Sally's advice.
Read the Community Guidelines located at the bottom of the page, as your post is inappropriate/spam.

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Tue Jan 7, 2014
Pamela Marinello (Premier Agent) answered:
Hi Dennis,
I see this question was asked quite a while ago without a response. I would think the short answer is communication. If weeks have gone by without a call to check in, then that agent must not have you as a priority client. Also, tell your agent what you expect from them, so there is no mystery. Such as; "I would appreciate an agent who calls me twice a week, and one that answers my call within a 24 hour period." Choosing an agent can be hard, since all kind of sell the same line, trust your gut on this one, but also ask if they are a full time agent, and will they make you a priority client, also ask if they know their way around the computer etc. Just some ideas. ... more
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Sun Nov 24, 2013
Dennis Evans answered:
I live and work in Clifton Park and can help you with any Real Estate question.
It is best to stay with someone local as we know the area better than anyone else...
So, send me an email, call or text...
I realize that this question is pretty old, But that goes for anyone that needs any help buying or selling in Clifton Park or surrounding areas...
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Mon May 20, 2013
Joel Koval answered:
I would speak to the town planner to get all the detail I could before making any decision. He/She would know better than anyone how the pond would be maintained, and therefor how attractive it might be to people using the trail near it. These ponds are usually a part of the storm water management system for the subdivision and generally are dedicated over to the town for periodic maintenance (unless an HOA has been established and is obliged to the maintenance of the pond).

I've seen situations where these ponds and trails add to the desirability of a property, and situations where the new homeowner was very upset with seeing people milling around the outskirts of their property on public trails. If you think you'd be in the latter camp, no discount will be worth taking this lot. Pay the premium now and get what you want, it only costs about $4.50 to finance $1000 with today's rates so even a $15,000 lot premium would only cost you $67.50 a month.
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Thu May 16, 2013
Rene Moya answered:
Hi Tony,
As an appraisr and real estate salesperson, I understand many may use the name of townhome and condo as the same. But its important to know that its not the same an markets have no difference, especially when it comes to financing it. The condominium style can vary from: attached ranch style, to apartment like units. A condominum is basically a form of ownership. A condominium means that you own the space inside the walls within a particular structure and nothing else, everyting else is a common element and the ownership is shared with all others.(ei. walkways, ammenities, parking...) on these properties you will have to pay a HOA or maintenance fee. A townhome is basically an attached single family property on which you share a wall of with another unit. on a townhome you actually purchase the land with all of its rights, and some will have a HOA fee and others won't. The ones with HOA fees typically will have ammenites within the project that are supported by the fees. I hope this clarifies your question! If you have further questions feel free to contact me. Thanks.
Rene Moya
FL & NY State Certifed Residential Appraiser
NY license sales person
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Tue May 14, 2013
Dennis Evans answered:
The listing price is clearly the single item that can sell a home quickly, Not to say that you cant attract some attention through marketing as well....
If i can help in any way.... Here is my contact information
Dennis Evans
Coldwell Banker Prime Properties
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Sun Feb 28, 2010
Joel Koval answered:
The condition on your appraisal report requires the appraiser to reinspect for compliance after the work has been completed. The $125 charge is for that reinspection and the associated paperwork. It's not an uncommon occurance when going with FHA financing, and there really isn't any way to get around it. $125 may be a little on the high side, but not outrageously so, and probably not worth arguing about the difference.

Good luck with your closing.

Joel Koval
Licensed Associate R.E. Broker
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