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Sat Oct 22, 2016
Kim Rock answered:
Builders do negotiate on upgrades and lot fees, but generally not on the base prices (at least not big builders like Toll Brothers, maybe a smaller builder would). I highly recommend you hire an agent to represent you - as your agent may know of specific past incentives they have offered and the best way to get yourself what you want, vs trying to go at it alone. There are also other things your agent can do such as stay on top of the building process, find you a pre-dry wall home inspector, negotiate repairs and make sure you are protected in case of Radon or other common issues in the home that you may not know about without an agent. There is no cost to you to have an agent, either. The builder pays us directly. Always good to have an advocate on your side. :) I am happy to help anyone in PA or NJ (I am licensed in both) if they are thinking of buying new construction as I have sold over a dozen new construction homes with many popular home builders and know the ins and outs for a successful transaction. ... more
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Mon Feb 15, 2016
Rrosa1958 asked:
My mother-in-law bought are new condo for us which I pay her rent. She will sell it to me for a low price. My Income is 93,000.00.we pay her 2000.00 rent every month and never late. can…
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Sun Oct 4, 2015
Debra (Debbie) Rose answered:
you really need to contact a local agent - they can check to see if any units are for rent by the owners...........or, to see if the builder is willing to rent (some do that if the sales aren't brisk) ... more
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Wed Jul 15, 2015
Kimpr3 asked:
A home we are contract in ( short sale from hell) has changed from -in contingency - to - contact for price/ status- appraisal
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Tue Apr 14, 2015
Arlene Campbell answered:
It's best if you have your own realtor to work for your best interest. The buyer's realtor will negotiate and get the best price for you,

Good luck!
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Fri Feb 20, 2015
Arlene Campbell answered:
Always put everything in writing. It is always advisable to do the home inspection once you have the accepted signed purchase offer. It is the risk that you take if you choose to have the house inspection before seeing the agreed purchase offer in writing.

You should check with your realtor about the status of your request.
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Mon Jan 20, 2014
Lisa Jeanneret answered:
Hi Frank! The Dutchess Rail Trail is 13.1 miles from start to finish, so going both ways would give you an idea of your marathon-worthiness, lol! It starts in Hopewell Junction at the Depot, which is on Rt. 376 just north of Rt. 82. As far as hiking trails, there are plenty! I love to hike the Appalachain trail. There is a very nice entry point on Hortontown Hill Rd. just 1 block from Shenandoah Rd. in Hopewell Junction. There is a trail shelter a short walk west of that trail head. Also, there are hiking trails to Breakneck Ridge (near Cold Spring) and Mt. Beacon which are challenging but breathtaking:
Enjoy your hikes!
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Sun Jun 2, 2013
Crystal DeRaffele answered:
Hi Marianna,

Did you find help posting your property? I understand Trulia does not allow for sale by owners....just from a few searches. Did you find another way to list your property? Do you still need help in selling/listing your home in Fishkill?

I work in the immediate area & I'm available to help.


Good Luck, best wishes,
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Sat Jan 19, 2013
Linda Michetti answered:
It is beneficial for anyone to have a buyers agent. "Your" agent can negotiate for you based on fact, not emotion. Most people (buyers) have bought and sold 1 to 3 homes. Chances are your agent has much more experience than that and can use that experience to obtain a better price and terms for you. The price of the home already includes the commission and doesnt change weather or not you have your own buyers agent. You have nothing to lose and everything to gain. I'm answering this question as a source of general information for anyone that has this same question. I realize, this post is almost 2 years old. ... more
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Sat Sep 15, 2012
Michael Levy answered:
Hi: There are ways to do a search to find all the houses that match your criteria (like everything with taxes below a certain amount). That way you can truly find the best deal in your segment-I can help you analyze it. Please call me at 914-273-9688 if you want to talk about it. Sincerely, Michael F. Levy, Principal Broker, Grand Lux Realty.

We're looking for more agents & offer commission splits up to 80% with no fees.
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Wed Feb 2, 2011
Jim & Cas Whitlock answered:
Vinny -

I can put you in touch with a local mortgage expert who can certainly help you out with this at no charge. Contact me at your convenience.

Thanks -
<>< Jim
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Thu Dec 17, 2009
Dan Chase answered:
I only pull at threads when they stick out and are an eyesore. The problem is sometimes the thread being removed reveals more defects.

Sometimes a question is relevant even 50 years after it was asked. The answers have not changed much if at all. Keeping that alive with more information that fits makes sense. Buy saying call me I am a professional is not a reason to pick a thread up.

At times an old thread being revived (I did it accidentally once) can help more people to find knowledge they wanted.

Would the answer be better asked as "how many responses should be allowed before a thread is closed?"
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Fri Oct 3, 2008
Tammy Benkwitt answered:
Thanks for getting up so early in the morning to organize it! Webinars are a good way to convey information efficiently, so it was helpful. I have to give Barbara points for trying! Too many people push away the technology upon the first bump in the road. At least she had the patience and determination to hang in. Thanks again! ... more
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Tue Sep 9, 2008
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Fri Mar 28, 2008
trulia answered:
I just wanted to make the point that a reassessment was completed about a year ago in Dutchess County which included Fishkill. The reassessment was done at the very height of local property values. Almost instantly after the reassessment, prices started to tank, so this May, just about everyone should "grieve" their tax bill. Unfortunately, it won't do any good for taxes already assessed (it's the law, they don't have to reimburse you for taxes paid, and they don't have to ammend current tax bills).

So homebuyers be aware, tax numbers can difficult to nail down at present, and impossible to predict if the assessed value is currently significantly higher than the actual sale price.
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