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Registerbz, Home Buyer in New York, NY
Tue Nov 15, 2016
Registerbz answered:
I am a buyer too.To be honest, I don't understand why we can not calling the sellers attorney? My attorney made mistake too. He needs dealing with lots of cases, and delayed and forgotten to check the email for our case, or maybe too many emails for them hard to check, etc, I don't know. but he didn't follow up my case, and delayed the important email for me, until I asked my agent to find out, seller atty already send the contract out 3 days ago, but I only got 5 days to responds back! So 3 days already left, and I only have 2 days. I wonder if I did ask my agent to find out what would happen?! I may miss my contract! it's so annoying, and I want to call seller's attorney to cc me on the email, can anyone tell me if I can do that? ... more
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Kim Rock, Real Estate Pro in Langhorne, PA
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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Rrosa1958, Home Buyer in New York, NY
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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Debra (Debbi…, Real Estate Pro in Livingston, NJ
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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Kimpr3, Renter in Fishkill, NY
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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Jackson Will…, Home Buyer in Provo, UT
Tue Jul 14, 2015
Jackson Willis answered:
You should try to get personal or professional references if possible. Talking to people you know or professionals you've hired for other jobs will give you a good idea of someone who can come in and do the work you need done. If you can't get help like that, you should look for reviews online. Once you have a few names you should meet with them all to see who you like the most. That way you'll be able to get the best help available to you for these projects.
http://www.sierraremodeling.com/cabinets-countertops/
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Arlene Campb…, Real Estate Pro in Rhinebeck, NY
Thu Jul 9, 2015
Arlene Campbell answered:
P means Pending. It means that the sale is in contract but pending conditions.
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Arlene Campb…, Real Estate Pro in Rhinebeck, NY
Thu Jul 9, 2015
Arlene Campbell answered:
Your best bet is to seek a legal advise. Depending on how long the neighbor has been using part of your driveway, you might want to watch out for Adverse Possession rule.

You mentioned that the driveway has no permit, have you contacted the Town about this issue?

I would start by talking to the Zoning Enforcement Officer in your town. They might or might not be able to help you but it's a start.

Good luck!
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Arlene Campb…, Real Estate Pro in Rhinebeck, NY
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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red, Other/Just Looking in New York, NY
Wed Mar 11, 2015
red answered:
John Jay
Grad '83
Great school
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Arlene Campb…, Real Estate Pro in Rhinebeck, NY
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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Lisa Jeanner…, Real Estate Pro in East Fishkill, NY
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: http://dutchesstourism.com/top-ten-lists/?list=16
Enjoy your hikes!
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Crystal DeRa…, Real Estate Pro in 12603, NY
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.

MyDutchessRealtor@gmail.com

845-416-4281

Good Luck, best wishes,
Sincerely,
Crystal
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Linda Michet…, Real Estate Pro in Poughkeepsie, NY
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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Michael Levy, Real Estate Pro in Armonk, NY
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. www.GrandLuxRealty.com.

We're looking for more agents & offer commission splits up to 80% with no fees.
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Tammy Benkwi…, Real Estate Pro in Somers, NY
Thu Aug 30, 2012
Tammy Benkwitt answered:
You are asking a question for Fishkill, NY which offers two school districts. If you are buying a home in the Wappingers Central SD call transportation at (845) 298-5225. If you are buying in the Beacon School district call 845-838-6900. ... more
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Jennifer Fiv…, Real Estate Pro in Red Hook, NY
Fri Mar 9, 2012
Jennifer Fivelsdal answered:
I am also surprised that the listing agent gave you information that should be conveyed through your agent.
In a situation like this you can only wait. And yes, your agent probably placed the inquiry but was still waiting for an answer. ... more
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Anna M Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Williston Park, NY
Tue Oct 4, 2011
Anna M Brocco answered:
Start by researching areas of interest online and in person; thereafter much will depend on your budget, desired proximity from your employer, etc.; when you know for certain about your move, do contact and work with any local agent. ... more
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Anna M Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Williston Park, NY
Thu Aug 25, 2011
Anna M Brocco answered:
If you feel "they did not follow divorce decree", it's in your best interest to consult with your attorney beforehand....
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Jim & Cas Wh…,  in Dutchess County, NY
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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