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Tue Apr 11, 2017
Kathy Burgreen answered:
I wouldn't worry about financing closing costs at this point. You need to focus on finding a home within your price point and tax amount because as a former realtor in Westchester, I'm currently searching HGAR (Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors - the local MLS system) because I was thinking there are no homes available.

So far I found:
387 Lake Shore Dr., Monroe; Asking $299,000. Property taxes - $8,072.
310 Lake Shore Dr., Monroe; Asking $299,000.; Property taxes - $7,800.

I have an appointment to go to now. The other properties I viewed have higher property taxes, so this search will take a while. Will reply later. Thanks.
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Thu Jan 26, 2017
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Thu Jun 23, 2016
John Cusumano asked:
4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, finished basement, 2 additional rooms over the garage on 9 1/2 acres.
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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:
I used to live next to a reservoir similar to this, and it really didn't cause a lot of pollution nor noise. There was a mild humming sound that it would make though. We got really used to that after a couple of weeks. It really depends on your personal preference though. ... more
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Tue Oct 21, 2014
Zeda Jackson answered:
My husband is new in the practice attorney business field. I told him that in order to be the best he needs to put in as much time and experience necessary. It's true what they say! The best in the business are the ones with the most experience. ... more
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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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Fri Aug 22, 2014
Jay Himelson answered:
The best way to position yourself properly is to talk with a Realtor that has experience in multi family properties as a landlord so they can share their knowledge so you start off in the right direction. They also can go out to find you the right property that fits your needs before it goes on the market. ... more
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Thu Feb 6, 2014
John Reeves 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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Sat Oct 26, 2013
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