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Bethannhill1, Home Buyer in Hurley, NY
Tue May 24, 2016
Bethannhill1 asked:
I have a listing on Trulia because I bought a ForSaleByOwner pkg that includes a Trulia listing. My home is: 123 Sunset Terrace, Hurley, NY 12443. The FSBO package also included a listing…
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Kathy Burgre…, Home Owner in Westchester, NY
Mon Oct 12, 2015
Kathy Burgreen answered:
There is no direct service. You can take the bus or train to Kingston then take a taxi to Hurley. I'm not sure if there is taxi service available or what the cost is. Are you able to rent a car? The issue is the time schedule may not coincide with yours. Trains & buses to Kingston don't run that frequently. ... more
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feetipi1, Home Owner in Hurley, NY
Wed Mar 5, 2014
feetipi1 answered:
I have lived in the village of "Olde Hurley" for 35 years. I have never had a concern about my or my family's safety except for traffic.

The school district is Kingston however, the local grade school has a very good rating.

Median income is high and property taxes although lower than Kingston City are high for what you get. Water, septic, trash etc. are all private fee based services.
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Nigel Chambl…, Real Estate Pro in Valley Stream, NY
Thu Jan 30, 2014
Nigel Chamblin answered:
New York city and surrounding boroughs and Long Island have ample transportation into the Manhattan.
Cabs, buses and the LIRR. Also a new service online called uber. google it.
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Roma  Lowther, Home Buyer in Kingston, NY
Wed Jan 29, 2014
Roma Lowther asked:
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Fred Herman, Real Estate Pro in Staten Island, NY
Wed Jun 26, 2013
Fred Herman answered:
New York State and the other 49.

good luck
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Martina Ryan, Real Estate Pro in Bayside, NY
Wed Jun 26, 2013
Martina Ryan answered:
Have your contractor give you an estimate for the repairs and make an offer based on this.
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Sally Grenier, Real Estate Pro in Boulder, CO
Tue Jun 25, 2013
Sally Grenier answered:
The best person to answer this is your Realtor. He/she can search the local MLS and see if it's for sale or not.
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Fiorello1, Both Buyer and Seller in Hurley, NY
Wed May 11, 2011
Fiorello1 answered:
It IS RELISTED with a price and status of for this an error or am I to believe the buyers pulled out?
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Ralph Windsc…, Real Estate Pro in Hauppauge, NY
Thu Mar 10, 2011
Ralph Windschuh answered:
Check local ordinances regarding rentals to see if you need rental permits. On Long Island, in most instances, when using a realtor to rent, the tenant usually pays. From my understanding that's usually not the case in your area (my parents live in your area) where the landlord pays. You may want to use a realtor to screen potential tenants by obtaining credit reports and business and personal references. Also, you may want to consider asking for two months security instead of one with the idea that if they have enough money to pay the first month's rent plus two additoinal months, they have a decent job and some money in the bank. If you have an attorney, you may want to ask him/her for some insight on your rights as landlord before renting. You could also go on line for form leases or ask your attorney for a standardized form. Good luck.

Ralph Windschuh
Associate Broker
Certified Buyer Representative
Senior Real Estate Specialist
Century 21 Princeton Properties
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Amy Bernhard…, Real Estate Pro in Esopus, NY
Wed Mar 18, 2009
Amy Bernhardt-Moore answered:
Dear Tina,

We all wish we had that magic ball to predict the market! Inventory is still high in Northern Ulster County. However Springtime does tend to bring out more buyers. Pricing is key in this market to draw prospective buyers to view the property in person. Buyers today know what they want and they will keep looking until they get it.
You say the property needs a lot of work. Does it need structural work, cosmetic work or both?
West Hurley is a lovely area and her home may be just what someone is looking for even if they have to put some time and money into it to make it shine.
If she truly wants to sell her home the Spring market would be great timing.
I'd be happy to take a look at her home and give her a professional market analysis.
Kingston Realtor
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Keith Sorem, Real Estate Pro in Glendale, CA
Sun Jan 4, 2009
Keith Sorem answered:
It sounds to me as though you are a seller without professional representation. By electing to work with your attorney, your attorney is the ONLY one who can and should provide you with advice.

Here's why:
We don't know any of the details of the transaction.

I find it incredible that you would post questions like you have to a public forum. We all may Look Good and Sound Good, but in truth we have no idea of the complete situation and I for one would be very skeptical about taking any advice from any of us in your situation.

This probably will be not win me any bonus points on Trulia, but sometimes we can do more harm than good by offering advice, which may be good advice....but for the fact that we do not know your situation. So it could happen that you take some poster's advice, apply it, then you are worse off because it caused MORE problems.

The ONLY advice I would give you is to get some competent advice from a Realtor that knows three things:
Your personal situation (when you need to close, how much you need to net), your property, and the local market values and conditions.

My last word is that Realtors would not be around for over 100 years IF we did not add value to real estate transactions. I strongly advise you to stop blaming the buyer's agent. His only duty is to his buyer. Your challenge is that you do not have a Realtor representing you.

Good luck.
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Elizabeth Bo…,  in Colorado Springs, CO
Thu Jan 1, 2009
Elizabeth Bowen answered:
Tony I would suggest that your attorney get involved and contact the buyer's agent. In Colorado, the buyer's financial ability to perform is a material fact, so if anything happened that would keep the buyer from getting a loan (lost their job, etc.), the buyer's agent would have to disclose that. However, your lawyer should be able to give you advice if the mortgage committment deadline has passed and the buyer did not use that as an opportunity to notify you in writing that they couldn't get financing so they could get their earnest money back. If there are no other deadlines available for the buyer to use to get out of the contract without being in default, your lawyer should be able to help you retain the earnest money if the buyer doesn't close.
But to be specific, the bank won't tell you anything about the buyer's loan.
Good luck!
Liz Bowen
Keller Williams Partners
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Randall Sand…, Real Estate Pro in Charleston, SC
Tue Dec 30, 2008
Randall Sandin answered:
Hey Tony - We just dealt with something similiar to this last week. The banks are taking so long now and changing their minds on a regular basis. I would continue to ask for approval and hope they get it done. Do the best to make your arrangement without spending a lot of money and hope it goes through.

Best of luck and I hope you close,

Randall Sandin
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J R,  in New York, NY
Fri Dec 12, 2008
J R answered:
2. IF THEY SPEAK A DIFFERENT LANGUAGE (ARE FROM A DIFFERENT COUNTRY) - YES I would inquire as to their US citizenship BEFORE I go around showing them houses. Yes - definitely.
Non citizens can buy property.
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Ken Wishnick, Real Estate Pro in Gardiner, NY
Thu Apr 3, 2008
Ken Wishnick answered:
Realistically, this is a tight budget if you are looking in Ulster County. If you are willing to comprimise a bit on view and size of home, it could be doable.
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