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Home Buying in Manorville : Real Estate Advice

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Sat Jul 18, 2015
dploves2sellhomes answered:
When asking a a question about a specific area, please provide a link or the property address so that we know exactly what "lot" you are referring to.
Thank you.
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Sat Jul 18, 2015
dploves2sellhomes answered:
To find out whether or not there is natural gas lines on a specific street, you should contact the local utility company. You may also want to ask a neighbor.
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Sun Jun 21, 2015
dploves2sellhomes answered:
In order for you to apply for a reduction in your taxes, such as the STAR Program, you need to be residing in the home. You can grieve the taxes through Brookhaven Town as well as contacting a Company that will help you with the process. I can provide recent sales in the area that you may be able to use. ... more
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Sun Jun 21, 2015
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Fri Nov 21, 2014
Diane Christner answered:
Sometimes home owners with older appliances, water heaters, AC/heat systems offer home warranty plans as an incentive to buyers.

These home warranty plans typically run about $350 to $500 for a year of coverage. The biggest issue I run into with these plans is failure on the part of the buyer to read the plan coverage and exclusions to know what will and won't be covered. The plans vary from company to company, some have more exclusions than others. All have very specific rules for what the home owner must do if an appliance or system breaks down.

I've read that most of the complaints about these warranties is disputes between the plan holders and the companies regarding what is and is not covered
the quality (or should I say lack of) of work done by the repair companies that do the contract work for these home warranty companies.

Knowing all of this, my thoughts are that being offered a home warranty is a plus, but I would not base a decision regarding the purchase of a home on a $350-$500 home warranty.
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Thu Jun 21, 2012
Gail Gladstone answered:
You are legally free to work directly with the owner.

Morally, that depends on your principals and character.
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Mon May 30, 2011
Anna M Brocco answered:
Since no specific complex is given--consider contacting management and ask, or consider working with an agent of your own.
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Wed Dec 15, 2010
Deborah Sinensky answered:
First I need to know who presented your offer? Who had the listing and who presented your offer? What was your relationship to the parties. Once that is established you can proceed with a course of negotiating. ... more
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Wed May 27, 2009
Jaishree..Jane Zilpelwar answered:
Call your Realtor to run the Comps for the last 3 months and 1-1.5 mile radius. Good Luck..
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