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Home Buying in Dobbs Ferry : Real Estate Advice

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Tue Jul 14, 2015
Christopher Pagli answered:
This is something that you should discuss with the sellers side so they are at least aware of what you want to do. When it comes down to it, as long as you get the loan you'll be fine and the seller will get there money. If you get denied because it doesn't appraise you will most likely have to put down that additional money, especially if you agree dot from the very beginning.

Chris
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Mon Jun 8, 2015
Michael Levy answered:
I can help you find a rental in Dobbs Ferry that meets your needs. Please contact me for suggestions at 914-273-9688.
Michael Levy
Principal Broker at Grand Lux Realty
914-273-9688

Grandluxrealty.com
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Sat Feb 8, 2014
Esther Berkowitz answered:
There are several one bedrooms available. I can try and negotiate a 6-month lease for you. Call me so that we can discuss your options.
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Tue Sep 24, 2013
Christopher Pagli answered:
You can blame the school budgets for the bulk of the tax increases. We have been seeing somewhat of a turnaround in most areas as of last year. The taxes in all of the Rivertowns are very high, ev en on 500k homes. What helps increase value is not only that areas undrlying economy but what has sold. As home start to sell for more the area recovers but yes, your taxes will always go up. That doesn't mean the area will lose it's value though..

Christopher Pagli
Accredited Buyer Representative
Licensed Associate Broker
William Raveis Legends Realty Group
914 406 9023
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Wed Jun 26, 2013
George Stroud answered:
Westchester County still has the highest property tax rate in the U.S. and taxes on some of the waterfront communities may be higher.

We're currently working with home buyers and sellers in the area. Feel free to visit our site, Westchester Real Estate Services and let us know what you're looking for in a rent-to-own home. We'll be glad to give you a hand.

http://westchesterres.com/buy-homes/rent-to-own/
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Tue Jul 3, 2012
Lisa Loeb answered:
I would be happy to assist you in finding recent the co-op sales history in Fleetwood or in any area in State of New York.The only way you can track the co-op sales records is by going to the town/county records.alos you can call the management company of that co-op property.
I hope this helped you ease your mind.Please feel free to call me if you need help with your real estate needs or criteria.

Thank you,

Sincerely,

Lisa Loeb
Licesned Realtor
www.grandluxrealty.com
914-582-2904
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Tue Jul 3, 2012
Lisa Loeb answered:
Hi Saad,
The property tax should be grieved due to the downard market price value of homes today.
Yes the grievance on the property taxes can be reduced within the next year.
I highly recommend an experienced and excellent attorney who can assist and advice you with tax grievance services.He has been doing this practice for 30 years.

His name is John M. Voetsch.You can call him at 914-835-0229/835-0183
He is located at: 260 Harrison Avenu,Harrison,NY 10528
Please be sure to memtion my name.

Please feel free to call me for any of your real estate needs or criteria.I will be happy to assist you to in anyway I can.

Thank you,

Sincerely,

Lisa Loeb
Licensed Realtor
www.grandluxrealty.com
914-582-2904
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Tue Jul 3, 2012
Lisa Loeb answered:
Hi TT,

When you a buy a home without a buyer's agent ...there is no commission fee for you.Unfortunately there will be no 2.5% commission fee to the buyer unless you are a Licensed Realtor.
Yes, the selling agent could either two things,work as a dual agent representing both the seller and buyer's agent or choose another agnet or broker.

Please feel free to call and ask me any questions with any of your real estate needs and/or criteria at 914-582-2904.

Thank you,

Lisa Loeb
Licensed Realtor
www.GrandLuxRealty.com
914-582-2904
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Tue Jul 3, 2012
Lisa Loeb answered:
Hi Bruce,
I highly reccommend Mark's Inspections-He is very professional, reliable and accurate in his work.Mark will give you a reasonable competetively lower price.
Mark Aakjar
914-774-5025

Please feel free to call me if you have any questions or need assistance with your real estate needs.

Thank you,
Sincerely,

Lisa Loeb
Licensed Realtor
www.grandlLuxrealty.com
914-582-2904
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Thu Jun 11, 2009
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Karen, this is just semantics. As I mentioned, I am familiar with real estate deals in other areas of the country, although I am from New York and 99% of my business in in NY. I am assuming the OP is not from NY, and is using the terminology that is not used here. ... more
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Thu Jun 4, 2009
J R answered:
Personally I'd buy the house. It's best to buy the smallest house in the best neighborhood. This is also a good example of why it's important for the buyer to do their own due diligence. Don't take anyone's word for it, even if the realtor said it was a 28million dollar planned development, check it out. ... more
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Mon Jan 19, 2009
Steven S. Geiger answered:
Susie,

Only 3 areas in Westchester County adjust taxes upon resale. Those communites are Broxville, Pelham & Rye. Otherwise taxes are adjusted by the assesor when homeowners renovate certain aspects of the house or add square footage via expansion or adding living space.

The assessors are using different vehicles to increase property taxes on homes. Also, the assessors are beginning to use the MLS to check homes vis a vis the property cards on file and see if they are the same and in some instance trying to adjust taxes.

Old homes tend to have lower taxes because when they were originally built the assessment and the tax rates were much lower and the increases over the years were on a minisual base. Newer homes have higher assessments and the tax rates now are much higher.

If I can be of further assistance, please feel free to reach out with any specific questions you may have.

Sincerely,

Steve Geiger
Associate Broker
Houlihan Lawrence
914-328-8400
sgeiger@houlihanlawrence.com
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