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Market Conditions in New York : Real Estate Advice

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Mary Lombard…, Renter in East Islip, NY
Fri Oct 14, 2016
Mary Lombardino asked:
This is a 2./1 1st floor unit, listed as diamond but needs work in kitchen and bath. Last 5 comps sold way under this asking price. Any ideas of what a good bid would be, this is my first…
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Andrew Simmo…, Real Estate Pro in New York, NY
Tue Oct 4, 2016
Andrew Simmons answered:
Try this company asanduffconstruction. It is very useful company in design and architect.
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Bill McGowan, Real Estate Pro in Waltham, MA
Fri Sep 30, 2016
Bill McGowan answered:
I've been requiring all visitors attending my open houses to present a valid photo ID upon entering, no exceptions. I have FOUR identical signs leading up to the entry (so visitors have ample notice and ample opportunity to change their mind and turn-around), plus one final notice inside that says "please have your valid photo ID ready to present to me, thank you". Almost NO push-back. But as someone is approaching me, it's critical that I appear friendly, non-threatening, open, engaging, pleasant (all that important stuff) to not intimidate the visitor, similing, and ask them to SHOW me their ID. In the VERY few times I received some "resistance" or "push-back", I say "I understand it might be the 1st time someone has ask you for a photo ID upon entering an open house, and I'm happy to be your first!" If they refuse, I politely POLITELY ask them to leave. Only 2 times has someone become a bit indignant, and those standing nearby observing it have ALWAYS come to my rescue and told the uncooperative visitor "you heard the guy......LEAVE!" This photo ID requirement is a BIG hit with my sellers. It wakes them up during my listing appointment and distinguishes me from other agents, for-sure. Agent has to be VERY confident and mindful of their body language to appear in-charge and non-waivering. ... more
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Neil Roxas, Home Buyer in Seattle, WA
Thu Sep 15, 2016
Neil Roxas answered:

To start, I would like to note that the Trulia estimate is an estimate derived from our proprietary algorithm. Our estimates use a ton of info, including recent sales of similar homes and home facts like number of bedrooms and bathrooms, square footage, and more to provide insight into what a home is worth. This data is compiled from public records and other sources for counties across the US. To learn more about the Trulia estimate, we encourage our users to follow the link below.

Please also note that we do not directly edit or remove Trulia estimates. While we monitor customer feedback for systematic issues with the algorithm, we do not change individual estimates in response to customer feedback. To provide more information on your estimate, we encourage you to claim your home and update its facts if you notice any information is outdated.

Updates to your home facts will be factored into your home's Trulia estimate, however, if the updates are not significant enough to impact the home's value, your estimate may not change.

Please know that we do not intend for the estimate to replace a comparative market analysis as they can take into account market intricacies that the Trulia Estimate cannot. The Trulia Estimate is really meant to be a starting point in determining a home’s value and is not an official appraisal.

If you're looking for a precise value for your home, we recommend you talk to a real estate professional.

One thing to consider is that when you do put your home on the market, the Trulia estimate will disappear as it is a feature only available for off market properties.

Thank you for using Trulia!

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Idasigamani, Home Buyer in Brooklyn, NY
Wed Sep 14, 2016
Idasigamani asked:
Please inform what is the per square feet cost
in musket street, queens village,ny
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Kokolo, Home Buyer in Somerville, MA
Thu Sep 8, 2016
Kokolo answered:
I can only speak for my own personal preference. I would not buy anything with laminate flooring anywhere in the house. Laminate off-gasses nasty stuff, is bad for health of the house occupants, and is also bad for environment. Information about all this is very readily available online. Laminate also looks cheap, no matter what anyone says. Now, vinyl has a bad reputation from times past, but high quality laminate (only two American companies make it) is in my opinion not a bad choice at all. I would go for vinyl any time over laminate. Modern vinyl is surprisingly environmentally friendly, and there is nothing about it that might compromise the heath of the inhabitants. Personally, I dislike tile in the kitchen too, because everything that falls down breaks into pieces, and that is not the case with vinyl (my top choices are hardwood and cork for kitchen flooring). I hear that vinyl's only limitation is that there are not too many designs and color combinations that are available. But again, if I was in the market to buy (and I was until recently), this would carry very title weight compared to the harmful effects for the health of my family and me, and even environmental concerns and the fact that laminate looks and sounds plastic and cheap no matter what. ... more
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Jameslazos777, Home Buyer in Monroe, NY
Sat Jul 30, 2016
Jameslazos777 asked:
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Mokio1, Home Buyer in Brooklyn, NY
Wed Jul 13, 2016
Mokio1 answered:
Home buyer in Bronx Ny
Who pays for the offering plan the buyer or seller?
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Sally Grenier, Real Estate Pro in Boulder, CO
Mon Jul 11, 2016
Sally Grenier answered:
Are you wanting to list your home for sale?? If so you can contact a local REALTOR. Make sure his/her MLS system syndicates to this site. If you're wanting to try and sell FSBO (for sale by owner), you can't list it here. You can list it on Zillow, and it will show up here eventually. If you're just wanting to update the home info just because....then WHY? Most people want to remove photos for security & privacy reasons. Besides...if it's not for sale then nobody is looking at your home, or cares about the estimated value. (except you). PLUS...the estimated values are completely inaccurate and unreliable. ... more
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MsLadyBorsa, Home Buyer in Port Charlotte, FL
Sun Jun 12, 2016
MsLadyBorsa answered:
Flood insurance isn't so scary, if you get a certificate of elevation, chances are that you will pay under $1000 and isn't that just a piece of mind for a flood that hopefully will never occur again..if you are taking our a mortgage you will need flood insurance, although it only pays you for minimal work but its something..FEMA is looking to replenish its funds for all the floods that have been happening all over..since new Orleans... ... more
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Anne Shearman, Real Estate Pro in Madison, NJ
Sat May 14, 2016
Anne Shearman answered:
Why exclude the Expert? Home Valuation is a area, condition and market driven criteria. Zillow and other so called "experts" cannot give current market data. Try this tool ,
It is developed by, a vetted site, which if you are data driven , this will give your market price. all other values being equal .
Good Luck , it is a Seller's Market in NJ !
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 Kathy, Real Estate Pro in Lehigh Acres, FL
Tue May 10, 2016
Kathy answered:
First Trulia is now owned by Zillow Group. Second Trulia and Zillow is a media marketplace that allows realtors, property managers, landlords and owners to list and market their homes for sale. Therefore, Trulia does not have any representatives that would be qualified to speak at your Expo.

The best people to speak at your expo are New York City realtors, lenders, co-op Board members, condo HOA board of directors, landlords and property management t companies.
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Kathy Burgre…, Home Owner in Westchester, NY
Wed Apr 20, 2016
Kathy Burgreen answered:
Ask your condo association if there is a waiting list for garage spaces. In Queens every building has a waiting list. You should sell it to somebody in your building quickly. Are you allowed to put a notice in the laundry room or mailbox area?

If you don't have anybody in your building, try the buildings next to you. You will be surprised how many people have 2 cars and can only get a spot for 1 car.
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FameITC, Home Buyer in Indian River, NY
Wed Apr 20, 2016
FameITC asked:
How would you integrate social media into our site? What buttons or widgets would you recommend?
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Roseycella217, Home Buyer in New York, NY
Thu Apr 14, 2016
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Reignz, Home Buyer in Los Angeles, CA
Mon Apr 4, 2016
Reignz asked:
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