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Hopewell Junction : Real Estate Advice

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Wed Jun 14, 2017
Sally Grenier answered:
I'm sorry, but this isn't the place to file a complaint. This is just a website. You can try contacting your state real estate commission and see if they have a process for consumers to file a complaint about an agent. ... more
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Wed Jun 14, 2017
Jemal answered:
I too have a very similar situation and would like to file a complaint about an agent that was representing the seller. They stalled for at least 72+ hours after my wife and I submitted an offer for the full asking price. Then at least 4-5 days later the selling agent comes back indicating that the seller accepted another offer. Mind you we put the offer in day one of seeing the home. The house was only on the market for a minimum of 2-3 days. I really feel that agent didn't even take the offer to his clients when it was entered by my agent. Now I feel that house really belong to my wife and I, but the shady selling agent was up to know good. What can I do about this? I really want to file a complaint to the board, because if we turn away it will continue to happen. There needs to be some integrity in the business. ... more
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Fri Oct 3, 2014
Tracey Ricciardi asked:
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Fri Feb 7, 2014
Annette Lawrence answered:
EM, you are in big trouble!..........Into this process you are carrying a load of data....all of which is false in irrelevant in regards to selling your home. ---------------What you own. --------The expenses of selling.---------tax assessed value----------negotiation room ---------are all the essential ingredients of a home that NEVER sells. -----------The fair market value of your home is INDEPENDENT of all the non-sense you are attempting to impose on the process and will doom it to failure. --------------- You property is only worth what a buyer is willing to pay. Since this is investment real estate you are fully aware of the calculations another investor will use. Those calculations will ignore each and every point you suggest should influence the asking price. ------------ If you REALLY want to sell, you need to abandon the discussion entertained by armatures and get down to the business of selling your property. That business is a accurate determination of VALUE and appropriate list price based on the method you select to get this property sold. ...........The list price will be dependent on the strategy. ... more
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Fri Aug 16, 2013
Juliegogel answered:
Sorry I didn't make clear ! My home is a rental property. My realitor brought offer from other agent for buying ! The buyer agent told my agent from the beginning these people were to live there. But after signing purchase agreement the buyer agent client wanted to change all paperwork into business contract ! Which I refused due to not negotiating with a company whom I thought were people to live! But they then said paperwork to remain original ! But I'm upset of being lied to so filing a grievance toward realtors! So I'm guess I have to close due to original purchase agreement? ... more
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Sat Apr 27, 2013
Stephen M. Cicman Iii answered:
If there are a few sales of very expensive homes in the area this can dramatically increase the average sale price. This effect is amplified in a market with few monthly sales creating an average sale price not representative of market conditions. ... more
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Sun Mar 17, 2013
Driver976 answered:
I commute from the taconic and route 52 to east 86st and it's approximately 63 miles. I leave at 6am and exit 96st at around 7:10am......
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Thu Feb 28, 2013
Christopher Pagli answered:
Hi, You can visit,, and for in-depth reports.

Christopher Pagli
Accredited Buyer Representative
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Sun Feb 10, 2013
John Durso answered:
Hi Mary,

They rented it. Any others you want info on? Call me 845-591-5274
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Wed Feb 6, 2013
I have two observations on your question, and sorry I'm so late to the game...

1. Scrutinized? Real estate markets are open markets. Buyers and Sellers negotiate freely in those markets. Most all real estate commissions are paid by Sellers, not Buyers. (Don't think because it's included in the price the Buyer is paying it; if the Seller could get that price without the commission they would and the Buyer would pay it!). Sellers are free to negotiate with different real estate brokers to establish the terms of their contract to list and sell the home. This includes negotiating the amount of the commission. No one is forcing the Seller to pay; certainly no one is forcing the Seller to pay 6% commission. So, what is there to scrutinize? And who would do the scrutinizing?

2. Speaking of the real-estate debacle: do you remember Foxton's? This was the famous real estate brokerage that undercut all other real estate firms with a low 2% commission (I think it was 2%, I'm old, I forget stuff). Oh, you've never heard of Foxton's? That's because the firm couldn't survive in a "normal" real estate market with such a low commission structure. It costs money to run a business that is dedicated to doing one thing, like build computers, process credit card transactions (a nod to Mack: PayPal) or sell homes.

Post meltdown I met many former Foxton's agents as they transitioned over to other real estate offices to attempt to continue their real estate sales careers. I've been doing this a LONG time and I found many (but not all) of these former Foxton's folks to be only a step above "clerk" in terms of their sales abilities. In my travels throughout my local market here and the many real estate offices I have visited since the meltdown, I noticed that many of these former Foxton's folks are long gone; they couldn't cut it. I guess that says something both about what skillset was required to earn a 2% commission. Those Foxton's agents---and there are many---who successfully transitioned had the necessary understanding of sales as a profession.

3. I bought my first home from a FSBO and sold it years later myself as FSBO. I'm not a real estate agent, never have been. But I'm a professional salesperson with lots of real world experience in the real estate industry. I will tell you in both situations, the buy and then the sell, I wanted to shoot myself several times due to the frustrations of dealing with people who were neither sales professionals nor experienced in real estate transactions. In other words, I muddled through the FSBO experience, but only with much aggravation and I would not recommend the average person do the same.

4. There's nothing "punitive" about the process of buying a home (except trying to get a mortgage in the "punishing" lending environment of 2012-2013!!! LOL). It's a happy time buying and selling a home and there's a process and a system in place. Hiring professional salespeople to sell your home and pay them a fair, market-based commission to do so isn't such a terrible part of the process. Visiting homes with Purple wallpaper, shag carpets that haven't been shampooed since the 80's, now THOSE are terrible parts of the process!

5. You can wash your car yourself, but doesn't it look so much better when you bring it to a professional? And that's just washing the car! Selling a home is a bit more complicated; just a bit. :-)

Oh, wait, that's FIVE observations. I get carried away sometimes...

Trevor Curran
NMLS #40140
Mobile: 516-582-9181
Office: 516-829-2900
Fax: 516-829-2944
PowerHouse Solutions, Inc.
185 Great Neck Rd, Suite 240
Great Neck NY 11021
Licensed Mortgage Banker – NYS Dept. of Financial Services
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Mon Jan 28, 2013
Maria Daly answered:
Most apartments and townhome complexes accept pets, usually with a weight limit. It is important to check with the owners of each unit since they may accept pets on a case by case situation. I have several apartments that are currently available and accept pets, feel free to contact me anytime 914-489-4468 (cell) or

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Mon Jan 28, 2013
Anna M Brocco answered:
Since no link is visible, not sure...consider working with an agent of your own who can provide any necessary information....
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Sat Dec 29, 2012
Regina D'Afflitto answered:
Hopewell Jct. offers a town center with a large A&P food store plus specialtie stores ie; beauty shops, varity take out, gas stations ,food shops, resturants, Two main hospitals are located in Poughkeepsie. Vassar and St Frances. about a 20 Hope this is helpful. Please let me answer any other questions you may have ... more
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Thu Aug 30, 2012
Nirmala Caraballo answered:
Dear Richard,

You can also obtain open house information from Trulia. All you have to do is search the area that you are interested in and the open house section is located on the left side of page. If you are interested in any specific listing, you can also schedule an appointment to view the property (preferably with your own agent) based on your schedule.

I would suggest that you hire your own agent, the sellers/listing agent (they represent the sellers and their best interest). You do not pay a fee to have your own "buyer's agent" represent you in NYS, unless otherwise agreed to.

Good luck.

Nirmala Caraballo
Licensed Real Estate Agent
Cruse Realty / Cruz Network of Realtors
Tel.: 646-479-7873
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Mon Apr 16, 2012
David Friedman NMLSR ID 404771 answered:
If you haven't completed your purchase by now, absolutely ask what the actual lender fees are. All 3rd party fees will be similar, but the individual lender can charge what they want. It may also include a cost to buy down the rate which may or may not suit your personal situation. If you aren't comfortable asking questions of your lender, I suggest changing lenders. We work for you and there has to be a level of trust for your purchase to go smoothly. ... more
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Fri Apr 6, 2012
Shaukatali Kadibhai answered:
Hello Kids and Me,
First find a Realtor that can help you sell your home.
Than focus on the west area you want to go to.
Find a LOCAL realtor within that area. Why local because he/she will be familiar with what your needs will be (schools, daycare, sports, parks, malls etc ).
Also, my niece moved from Atlanta to Orange city CA. She rented a house for a year. than scouted for the house to buy in the same area because did not wnat to move kids school district.
Most houses will be leased for a year.
If you have Pets, you need to consider them also.
Need help ?? call or email
Kadibhai (Kadi)
Prudential Gary Greene, REALTORS - Katy
Phone: 832-228-7978
Fax: 281-646 1841
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Sun Jun 19, 2011
St. Lawrence Properties, LLC answered:
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Sun Jan 30, 2011
Bill Eckler answered:
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Sat Jan 29, 2011
Pat & Steve Pribisko answered:
It depends on what is negotiated. Sometimes a Seller will accept an offer with a fixed purchase price and agree to the concessions as well. Other times a Seller will counteroffer with an increased purchase price equal to the dollar amount of the concessions. In addition, sometimes there is a negotiation where the Seller & Buyer end up with a combination of the two. Every situation is different. Every home is different. Every negotiation is different. Make sure you retain a good Buyer’s Agent to assist you in the whole purchase process. ... more
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