I just came across this discussion in FEB 2013, even though you posted originally in SEP 2012.
To your questions:
1. Your financing a short sale purchase ... more
No COO is needed to add a stone patio in Hopewell Junction. Current permit would be necessary if adding a retaining wall to make the patio.
I own and operate a landscape compa ... more
Here it is for Hopewell Jct.: http://www.trulia.com/real_estate/Hopewell_Junction-New_York/market-trends/