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Wed Jan 10, 2018
Kathleen "Kat" Palmiotti answered:

I know this question is quite old, but there is now a website you can use to check the county-database for taxes for a specific property. The database is usually accurate, although there are occasions where the village taxes are not included (if applicable). A real estate agent can help you dig down into the details more if necessary. When you use the below link, click the "Public Access" button.

Kat Palmiotti, Associate Broker Grand Lux Realty, 914-419-0270,
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Wed Dec 13, 2017
Kathleen "Kat" Palmiotti answered:
I'm not a representative for Zillow-Trulia, but just wanted to let you know that your name won't show as a listing agent, unless you are a real estate salesperson/broker and you submitted the listing through your MLS system. If you are adding a "for sale by owner" listing on any real estate website, your name and contact information would show up in a different place.

I hope that helps,

Kat Palmiotti, Licensed Associate Broker, 914-419-0270,
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Wed Dec 13, 2017
Kathleen "Kat" Palmiotti answered:

The answer to this question has not changed much over the last few years. There are not a lot of multi-family homes in Monroe NY, although there are other towns in Orange County that have more two-family homes to choose from. In Monroe, at the moment, for example, there are only about four on the market, and they are very different from each other in price and condition. If you want to search out homes yourself, you could investigate public records to find all the two-family homes in the area and contact each owner for more info. If you'd like to do it the easier way, working with an agent who has experience with multi-family purchases is a great idea.

I wish you the best!

Kat Palmiotti, Licensed Associate Broker, 914-419-0270,
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Tue Nov 7, 2017
Kathleen "Kat" Palmiotti answered:

I know this is an old question, but I saw you did not receive any responses so here I am!

I'm not sure whether your house is in Monroe NY or Yonkers NY, but if you still need to know the value, the best thing to do would be to contact an experienced real estate agent. That person will not only look at recent sales and under-contract homes that are similar to yours, but can compare the style/upgrade of your home with others. All that information is necessary to come up with a market price.

If you need that information in the Orange or Rockland county areas, I can certainly help. If you need someone in Yonkers, I can provide a referral to an agent in that area.

Unfortunately, just knowing the home has 4 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms (etc) isn't enough data to provide a value estimate.

Kat Palmiotti, Licensed Associate Broker, 914-419-0270,
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Tue Nov 7, 2017
Kathleen "Kat" Palmiotti answered:

Hello! You may have already received your answer and have moved into your new home.

But just in case you are still wondering what the answer to your question is, here it is!

As you mentioned, the closing costs of a cash purchase are different than a financed one. You do not have to pay for mortgage fees, bank appraisal, credit fees or similar costs.

However, you will still need to pay prorated property taxes (which can be significant) and your attorney. You may also need to pay recording fees, transfer taxes and title search/insurance, depending upon your specific purchase.

And before the closing, you would also need $ for the inspection(s) and a down payment.

I hope that was helpful.

Kat Palmiotti, Licensed Associate Broker, 914-419-0270,
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Thu Jan 26, 2017
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Fri Jun 3, 2016
Karen Peyton answered:
At this point, you should see an attorney.
I am not aware of any contract that would allow one party to bar or impede the ability of performance of the other and then punish non-performance with cancellation.
In any contract both parties have responsibilities and obligations.
Again, see an attorney.

Good luck!
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Sun Mar 27, 2016
Sarah asked:
Since I own my home completely and have a letter from the county stating there is no default, nor judicial decision - how do I get Trulia to fix this mistake so that when searching for my…
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Fri Jan 1, 2016
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Thu Dec 10, 2015
Kathy Burgreen answered:
Your credit will take a big hit when your home is foreclosed. Therefore, try to find a rental now before the foreclosure hits your credit report. You can explain to a landlord your situation and offer to pay an additional month's rent in advance.
If your credit already shows the foreclosure, you will have a more difficult time finding a rental as most landlords do credit checks.
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Mon Oct 12, 2015
Karen Peyton answered:
You cannot update the data.

Although it is unsettling to see the wrong information and subsequent value associated with your home, trust me when I tell you - the values are not real - and never were "real" to begin with.

When you sell your home your real estate professional will provide an estimate of market value to you based upon accurate data, fact-finding to the absolute truth! Just as you know the information is wrong, so will the buyer of your home.

Between now and then, your home could become a garage apartment or morph into a mansion. Check back again when you want a chuckle.

In the meantime, don't worry!
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Thu Apr 9, 2015
Emily Merrell answered:
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Tue Oct 21, 2014
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Fri Oct 17, 2014
Simon Campbell answered:
Much depends on how your purchase agreement was worded. Usually there are contingencies that allow the buyer a way out. These can include having the ability to get the loan or if after getting a home inspection the buyer finds out there are problems with the house. Talk to your real estate agent to see which would apply to you. ... more
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Thu Feb 6, 2014
John Reeves - YOUR HOME SOLD GUARANTEED answered:
Just ask about what you want to know about this property.
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Mon Jan 13, 2014
Layla Rose Boyles answered:
The listing agent or the owner should have a copy of the bylaws/rules. The floor plans are usually in the books
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Tue Dec 3, 2013
Gary and Karina Youngman answered:
In short "yes" -

Be prepared to endure...

Make sure you have an experienced agent that completely understands the practices and policies of the banking industry.

This is not generally for the "fainted heart"!

There are ways to win "short sales" - for sure.

Want an "almost" no fail method...

call me - the call is free!

Gary 561.306.7653
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Sat Nov 30, 2013
Bill Smith answered:
Yes! Home prices are up, inventory is down and mortgage rates are still low however they are starting to creep up. You still have time, so start looking now!

If you like to see Homes for Sale in orange county NY please go to

William Smith
Keller Williams Realty
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson
Cell/text - 914-420-1974
Office- 845-928-8000
If you like to see Apartments and Homes for rent in Orange County NY please go to
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