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Home Selling in Mount Vernon : Real Estate Advice

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Fri Jun 26, 2015
Christopher Pagli answered:
Hi, All towns are different and the only way to get the accurate day count is through our MLS. It will depend where in Mt Vernon your home is, Pennington district sells quicker then the others. The other factor is the taxes. I have a listing coming on in Fleetwood, Traphagen schools, $525,000 completely rebuilt and the taxes are $30k. They will be grieved and reduced to $22k but the average days on market for homes not in Pennington and with taxes over $20k was close to a year. If you want to give me specifics on your home I can give you a very accurate number.

Christopher Pagli
Accredited Buyer Representative
William Raveis Legends Realty Group
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Mon Apr 6, 2015
My NC Homes Team answered:
Countless homes were built in this country long before there were Certificates of Occupancy, they are grandfathered in. These homes sell every day without a CO. There is no way to retroactively issue CO's as this would indicate that the municipality has inspected your home and confirmed it complies with current applicable building codes and it doesn't and won't ever. Whoever is telling you that a CO is necessary doesn't know what they are talking about. List you home and forget about it. Only a lender with rocks in their head would be looking for a CO on a home of this age. ... more
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Fri Jan 16, 2015 asked:
Hi ! I have house with lots of sins and drains and toilets. It makes me nuts that my handiman moved, I will be need to be hooking up a sink soon.. can someone recommend a reasonable priced…
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Thu Jan 15, 2015
Christopher Pagli answered:
Hi, I do a lot of business in Mt Vernon and 10553 has decent reception. You can't change where your home is situated your agent will have to properly present and sell the home to prospective buyers.

You do not have to have a for sale sign if you don't want. It does help on the marketing side because everyone that drives by will see your home for sale. I find that many homes don't want one and that is absolutely your choice.

As for the counters, people use whatever they can afford. Not everybody likes granite. You can get other natural stones or even corian is a good option. I typically walk through a home and think like a buyer will. There are many quick fixes that don't have to cost you a lot of money. It's amazing what de-cluttering, cleaning, good lighting, and paint can do to a home.

I'm sorry that you have had bad experiences with agents in the past. Please note that not all agents are the same. I would love the opportunity to meet with you.

I hope this helps you!

Christopher Pagli
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Tue Dec 30, 2014
Eselyn Nembhard answered:
It is my pleasure to serve you, however you did not say where your cooperative apartment is located or in what building it is located. You see that information greatly impact the selling price of your coop. There are more than one reasons for this, the first is that some coops are occupied by only a percentage of owners because the building converted and has not quite sold all the units so some are rented. The maintenance could be astronomical in this wise even if the price is attractive or the unit is in gorgeous condition in a favorably location. The other reasoning behind a fair pricing is the location or zip code in which the unit is located and a third reasoning is that some buildings carry a flip tax which is usually paid by the seller a place that the new buyer ultimately takes. All three variables play an important factor in the pricing of the unit wherever it is. I will be happy to help with your questions if you care to give me that information.
My office is Weid Williams Realtors, Inc, my name is Joy Nembhard and my telephone number is (914) 665-1060 Thank You.
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Sat Sep 27, 2014
Christopher Pagli answered:
Hi, Bill, I see you live in Portland Maine. I'm going to be buying a home there soon! As for Oakwood Heights, I have found that buyers are ok with the area. Fleetwood is the most desirable part of Mount Vernon, especially in the Pennington school district. As agents we are prohibited by license laws from talking about crime stats and area demo graphics. you can visit and click on the city reports section for in-depth stats. Another option would be Hope this helps!

Christopher Pagli
Accredited Buyer Representative
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Sun Feb 23, 2014
Sandra Glaser answered:
Wow! Sounds like a beautiful home.

Please contact me at I lived in Fleetwood for over 10 years and have been a licensed real estate associate broker for over 10.

I would love to meet with you and see your property.
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Sat Sep 22, 2012
Barbara O'Connell answered:
When you are dependent on selling to buy, it's a very tricky situation. Not impossible, but tricky. I would never suggest that you buy anything before you sell your coop. In this market particularly, coops are taking a lot longer to sell then say 2 or 3 years ago. The coop process is a 2 step process. Mortgage Commitment and Board Approval. You should definitely start looking at homes, but I think you'll need the advice and guidance of a real estate agent to get you through this process. In addition, if you are carrying a loan on your coop, a bank may not finance a new home until you've sold the coop. Many variables. If you would like further advice/guidance, please feel free to call me.

Barbara O'Connell
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson NYS
Margot Bennett, Inc.
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Fri Sep 21, 2012
Lucson Andre answered:
There isn’t a set percentage but like the other poster said “you get what you paid for.” It is depend on if your home is short sale, foreclosure or is it a regular sale. I suggest to shop whatever percentage he/she proposed. ... more
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Mon Aug 27, 2012
R Wright answered:
Just curious if your property sold as of yet. My office is in the Mt. Vernon area and I know there is a lot of distressed properties that are priced lower than your home. Please let me know the status. ... more
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Thu Jun 21, 2012
Marie Souza Team answered:
How did you make out? What did you decide to do? We like to hear updates when we give advice!
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Fri May 4, 2012
Egen Warner ABR, CRS answered:
Good evening kma! To get that information here on this check agents in your area on this site. See what feedback they have gotten from their clients. Their is much more to putting a property on the market. Too much to discuss before it become a novel. I do cover Southern Westchester and the Bronx.

Egen Warner
Associate Broker
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Tue Dec 7, 2010
Linda Rose answered:
I have done alot of commercial sales in the mount vernon area. If you would like to give me a call it would be a pleasure to work with you and getting you the best possible price. As a full time agent...I work as a sellers agent to all my listings. Call me at the office 914-664-5000 or email me at ... more
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