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Greenwood Lake : Real Estate Advice

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Wed Aug 31, 2016
Gayle asked:
Thinking of purchasing a home that needs some major repairs prior to occupancy. How difficult is it to get a 203k loan in NY? What are the requirements?
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Tue Mar 24, 2015
Paul Davidson answered:
No This house is not sold. It is on the market by the Home owner
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Mon Nov 25, 2013
Sue Onderdonk answered:
Yes - This community has one annual fee of $450 and that covers the road maintenance, snow removal, beach maintenance, clubhouse maintenance and lifeguard. Please call me - I'd love to help you find a home in beautiful Greenwood Lake! 845-245-7073 ... more
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Thu Sep 26, 2013
Maryann answered:
By car it takes about 1 hour. There is also Metro North trains and bus service (Short Line) all more or less take an hour to get into NYC.
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Thu Aug 15, 2013
Alison Hillman answered:
This home’s listing agent can tell you more about this place that I can (and probably will know a lot about similar properties in the area). You can email the agent from listing page using the orange “Contact Agent” button to the right of the home photos.

Or, you can look for other local agents on Trulia here:

Please let me know if you have any questions or if I can help with anything else. I am happy to be a resource for you. Good luck with the search!

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Mon Apr 29, 2013
Good afternoon Jon,

Foreclosures are someone else's headache. The home probably has not been well-maintained and you're a First Time Buyer adjusting to paying a mortgage. Do you really want to walk in the door to someone else's deferred maintenance that YOU will have to pay for? Also, if you're thinking there are deals to be had in terms of lower prices, mostly those "deals" go to professional investors who can pay cash, negotiate hard with a Lender, and close fast.

For Short Sales, my attitude of late is that First Time Buyers should steer clear. Short Sales tend to be a better deal for the homeowner than for the Buyer. You'll wait MONTHS for the homeowner's Lender to approve the short sale; maybe as long as Six or Seven Months. Meanwhile, you're stuck in a contract to buy that home. I closed a short sale recently with a Buyer who, after seven months said this at the closing table, "I don't even want this house anymore."

And he didn't even get the "deal" on price he thought he was getting! The house appraised for only slightly more than he paid for it at the short sale price. He walked into this deal thinking he was buying a home for $100,000 less than it's value. In the end that wasn't the case.

There are plenty of motivated Sellers with their homes listed on your local MLS. Go find a good Local Mortgage Banker, get prequalified, then find a great, experienced Realtor, and buy the home you want at the price you're willing to pay.

Trevor Curran
NMLS #40140
Mobile: 516-582-9181
Office: 516-829-2900
Fax: 516-829-2944
PowerHouse Solutions, Inc.
1010 Northern Blvd. Suite 234
Great Neck NY 11021
Licensed Mortgage Banker – NYS Dept. of Financial Services

*If you thought my answer was helpful, please give me a “Thumbs Up” or “Best Answer.” Thanks!
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Sun Apr 7, 2013
Bill Smith answered:
I work in the greenwood lake area of orange county ny, if you'd like to see some properties near the lake or would like me to email you anything, please feel free to let me know.
Thank you,
William Smith
New York State Licensed Real Estate Salesperson
Keller Williams Realty
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Wed Feb 27, 2013
Sue Onderdonk answered:
Please call me so that I can assist you further. I would need an address or MLS number to see exactly which home you inquired about.
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Sat Nov 24, 2012
jose garcia answered:
Hi Bill. Anna has a good point. These are specific questions that an agent can find out and get back to you. If you are interested in this property, let me know and I can find out for you. This listing is from my office, so let me know. Jose or 845-421-8466. ... more
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Sat Nov 24, 2012
Anna M Brocco answered:
The local police department can better answer the question, consider a call....
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Wed Jul 1, 2009
Bill Smith answered:
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