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Thu May 28, 2015
Michael Levy answered:
Hi Rebecca,
I know of many listings that meet your criteria. Please contact me for more information.
Michael Levy
Principal Broker at Grand Lux Realty
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Fri May 8, 2015
Kathy Burgreen answered:
I'm a retired real estate broker. Congratulations on your job transfer! I hate to inform you but if your budget is $2,500. per month, it will be impossible to find a 2 bedroom 1.5 bath condo or house to purchase. Condo prices start at $300,000. and the average price is in the $400,000. range House prices average $800,000. Property taxes are very high in Westchester County.

You do have options: You can rent a 2 bedroom apartment or you can buy a 2 bedroom co-op. Rentals average $2,000. per month and a 2 bedroom co-op averages $250,000. A co-op is a residential building where each unit is owned by shareholders who are given proprietary leases to reside in a specific unit in the building. Shares of limited housing stock is proportionately assigned to each unit and each shareholder's unit pays a monthly maintenance fee which includes the property tax for their unit. All co-op buildings have a required minimum down payment which varies from 10 - 25% of the purchase price. The monthly maintenance fees range from about $700 - 1400. per month.

I also need to inform you that most real estate salesperson agents require prospective buyers to have a written pre-approval from their mortgage broker or lender. This is not required if you plan to rent. If you plan to rent, landlords will do a credit check, verify your income and debts and your employer.
Good Luck!
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Wed Jan 14, 2015
Anna M Brocco answered:
Areas are all about personal preferences, budgets, wants, needs, lifestyle; therefore consider researching areas of interest on your own, and take the time to visit more than once, then determine where your comfort level can best be reached; don't simply just entertain what other people think or say, another's opinion may not be anywhere near the best thing for you. If schools are a concern, perhaps the links below may be of help...
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Mon May 19, 2014
Sally Grenier answered:
Your county assessor's office has the most updated tax records for each property. Do not rely on sites like Trulia or Zillow for info -- they are inaccurate and outdated. Your REALTOR is your best source for info. ... more
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Sat Apr 26, 2014
Dan Tabit answered:
Meet with a local mortgage lender to get preapproved and discover your alternatives. Anything less than 20% down will require mortgage insurance, but on conventional loans this can disappear when you meet certain conditions, including having enough equity. ... more
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Sun Mar 23, 2014
Fatin Beiner answered:
Having a buyer's agent is the best way to go when you start your home search.
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Tue Jul 16, 2013
Felix A. Garcia answered:
There is no benefit to working with an agent that represents the seller in fact you should get an agent who will represent you the buyer that's called a buyer's agent, an agent that represents you can give you information regarding a property that a agent working for the seller can't tell you such as comparative's etc.

Thanks Felix
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Thu May 23, 2013
James Mulvey Jr. answered:
As lifetime resident, having grown up and lived in the Rivertowns my whole life, Ardsley is a great community to live and raise a family. In addition to its Award Winning School District, the Village of Ardsley is located about a half hour from NYC and is very accessible for commuters. The Village of Ardsley is located within the town of Greenburgh which has great parks and recreation facilities including pools, tennis courts, basketball courts and various club activities for children and adults alike. Also beneficial for children is the library system, also known as PALS which allows children to interact with children from other Rivertown villages during various story times and other library activities. ... more
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Wed Feb 13, 2013
Sally Wacks answered:
If you live in the village of Ardsley there is no permit parking. You can have an Ardsley address, but be in the Town of Greenburgh, that would get you a permit at the Hartsdale Station. You can buy parking in Scarsdale and in White Plains. You can also try Irvington and Hasting. Dobbs Ferry has a lottery of 25 spots for Ardsley residents. ... more
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Mon Apr 30, 2012
Suzanne T Clevenberg answered:
I would be happy to provide you with answers to your questions.

Please feel free to call or email me at your convenvenience.

Suzanne T "Susan" Clevenberg
Licensed Real Estate Broker/Owner
520 White Plains Road - Suite 500
Tarrytown, NY 10591
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Sun Apr 29, 2012
Fatin Beiner answered:
I live in Ardsley and I sell Ardsley, like the prior answers from the various answers, there is no particular reason why these homes on Eastern are selling at the same time. People move out of areas for many reasons, some outgrow the homes and want to move to larger homes and some, their children have grown and the family does not want to stay and pay high taxes while they are not using the school system.

You need not to worry about anything going on wrong on Eastern. I am a local realtor and like i said, i live in Arsley for 37 years, and my chlidren attended the Ardsley school system as well. feel free to contact me for additional information 914-438-4370
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Mon Jan 23, 2012
ewlin cueto answered:
Hi There Sayard, I have 1 property with your description in Tuckahoe right next to the Metro North, its very nice. I have others available near by as well. Feel free to contact me at 914-620-5079 for more information . ... more
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