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Home Buying in Farmingdale : Real Estate Advice

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Sun Feb 19, 2017
Barbara asked:
Tue Apr 19, 2016
Jean asked:
Thu Feb 4, 2016
Kathy Burgreen answered:
The house cannot be sold until the taxes are paid. Most cases, the taxes will be paid at closing.
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Wed Jan 15, 2014
Laura Carroll answered:
Where is your agent? they should be covering your back and making sure the appraisal worked with a ton of back up. You should have had another appraisal where your agent was there to fight for you. I would consult a lawyer and speak to your agent. ... more
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Tue Dec 31, 2013
Jerrilynn Bould asked:
Tue Mar 19, 2013
Sun Mi Joo answered:
Farmingdale is a wonderful and diverse town. It has a bustling downtown, and its fair share of cinemas, shopping malls, and a children's carnival just outside the residential neighborhoods. At the same time there is a friendly sense of community and. "Good people spirit" that you do not often find in various towns in NY State these days. With all the convenience in Farmingdale, as well as the fine homes, and bustling downtown section I often receive comments from buyers stating, "I feel like I am in the country," upon their initial house hunting visits to this wonderful town. Bethpage State Park is an amazing recreation area (my favorite running spot in the whole wide world!) and its wonderous wooded trails intersect through parts of the town limits within Farmingdale's boundaries. There are miltitudes of parks here, including an extension being built now which will have a state of the art aquatic center and additional rec facilities. This is a place where there is a vibrant nightlife , thriving university, and at the same time it is definitely child centered and educationally minded; the schools are great , and one more key mention-the libarary: This library is a huge state of the art structure that has been expanded to include a massive children's library (the largest in Nassau County) and includes a vast, modern multi-media center containg the largest collection of updated DVDs, music and more that I have ever seen. It is rich in culture snd fun . If you have any questions, or seek more information about Farmingdale or it's environs' please don't hesitate to contact me: Hilton @ 646.483.8950 or email: I hope that I gave you a fair assessment of Farmingdale. :) ... more
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Thu Dec 6, 2012
Nick Imperatore answered:
The average selling price of a home in Farmingdale over the past 2 years is in the mid 3s, with the highest being 790k and the lowest 150k.
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Tue Jun 26, 2012
Brendatlandry answered:
I have been paying taxes on the family house for the last eighteen years,what are my rights do i still having to pay my siblings out.
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Fri May 27, 2011
Arlynn B. Palmer answered:
Hi Rodolfo,

According to the records, this home is not for sale, nor is it in foreclosure.

If I can help you with anything else, please contact me directly by phone or text at (516)410-3594 or by email at


Arlynn B. Palmer, ESQ, SRES, CBR, CMS, CNS
Associate Broker, REALTOR
Coldwell Banker Claire Sobel
Direct: (516)410-3594
Office: (516)621-6300 x 205
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Fri Feb 13, 2009
Anna M Brocco answered:
You should be in the ballpark with $430,000. Keep in mind that homes in that price range that are in very good condition often result in bidding wars--look at as many as possible to better your odds. ... more
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Mon Jan 26, 2009
Trisha ,
I would say that despite what people say , in all practicality , it is very difficult to get an offer accepted with a contingency clause on it . The main reason being that in our area , buyer and seller are represented by lawyers ,who are supposed to act with their clients best interest at heart.The lawyer would not allow his client to sign any kind of contract that depends on the sale of another property , without making sure that his client is not liable for anything .But they can avoid any liability by NOT signing a contract anyway
Think of it this way , the seller if he does not sign a contract with the contingency , has two options and is at worst , no worse off , and at best has avoided all kinds of legal problems
a) the first property sells - so he can sign a regular contract now that the other property has sold.
b) that property does NOT sell -either the contract is void anyway since the potential buyer cant buy your property anyway (he cant afford two mortgages ) so they can sell their property to someone else who comes along .
Another buyer who comes along might avoid their property since he may be held up by the contingency clause in that contract . He doesnt want a problem , so he will avoid your property . Part of a realtors ethics is disclosure
and he would have to disclose that there is a contract with a contingency clause in it . How long must anyone wait ?
does the contract with the contingency clause have first option ? etc etc etc
There are too many problems associated with a might be contract .I know in other states that contingency clauses are used , but I havent seen one go through in this Long Island area.
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