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Sat Mar 25, 2017
Andrew Sterling answered:
Solars panels add value to your home but that value does not offset the amount you would spend installing them. I recommend you look at the cost benefit analysis and think of the savings you would over time in utility bills. I can help you with installing the solar panels. Please call me at 888-221-6663 or visit my site ... more
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Tue Jan 26, 2016
Karin Mann answered:
I called a local appraiser (Brevard Co FL) and he said it's not going to affect the appraised value unless the roof is in bad shape and/or leaking. However I've had several sellers who were unable to sell their homes until they put on a new roof b/c a lot of buyers don't want to buy a house and then turn around and have a big expense like that. A lot of buyers can't afford to do that. I'd say put on a new roof and enjoy the insurance savings. Just realized you wrote this in 2011. I guess at this point you either put on a new roof or sold the house - or both. ... more
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Tue Mar 10, 2015
Arlene Campbell answered:
It depends, The total floor area of the house is called Gross square footage. This includes all the spaces in the house whereas Habitable space is calculated excluding closet, garage, bathroom, and even basement if it's not heated or full basement. ... more
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Tue Mar 10, 2015
Arlene Campbell answered:
It's best to consult your attorney about this issue. After all, attorneys are there to protect you especially when signing a contract.

Best of luck!
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Mon Apr 1, 2013
Michael Levy answered:
Hi Mary Ellen: I'm Michael Levy, the Principal Broker of Grand Lux Realty. We're located in Armonk, in Central Westchester County. We're looking for more agents & offer commission splits up to 90% with no fees. We have lots of leads & belong to the Empire Access MLS. I can help you get really busy in this business. Additionally, if you know anybody else who might be interested in joining us, we'll pay you up to $2,000 each for your agent recruits. If you want to talk, call me at 914-273-9688. Sincerely, Michael F. Levy, Principal Broker, Grand Lux Realty, ... more
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Sun Aug 12, 2012
Curtis Darragh answered:
Hi John, thank you for posting this great question. The issue is you're not comparing apples to apples. What will give you the greatest return on your investment or give you the highest selling price? New stainless steel appliances will set you back approximately $3,000. (and up) A hot tub, easily $8,000 and an inground pool, $40,000. In our area, pools are looked upon as a negative to some people, but a huge positive to others. I've worked with buyers who only wanted a home with a pool and were willing to pay more for it. Your timing is also important, if you're selling in the winter, buyers have a difficult time seeing the value of a pool. But if it's July and really hot, buyers are more likely to want a pool. In general, buyers are typically willing to pay more for an updated kitchen then most other amenities. Does the rest of your kitchen need updating? Sometimes just adding new appliances to an old kitchen, makes it more obvious the kitchen is outdated. Spending your money wisely on a kitchen remodel is always a great investment. If you'd like a free consultation, give me a call.

Curtis C Darragh
Legacy Land & Homes LLC
Principal Broker
Bus: 845-206-9462
Cell: 845-518-7526
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Fri Aug 10, 2012
Bill Eckler answered:
Hi James,

Most people leave the determination of a property's square footage to the professionals and resort to information via an appraiser or the local tax records.

Hope this helps,

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Wed Jun 30, 2010
Carol Culkin answered:
It will depend on the interest rate and your loan rep is the best resource. This seems to be a big difference between your price and the sellers price. If it doesn't work out perhaps you might want to consider looking at homes that are more within your price range.. The list ot sale ration in your area is about 5% and the price you are trying to negotiaye is well over 10% ... more
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Fri Aug 15, 2008
Jill Doppel answered:
Try Beacon Capital, they finance mobile homes. And it this doesn't work, give me a call and perhaps I can help you with some more options. (Click on my profile for contact info).

Best of luck to you!

Jill Doppel
Ambassador Properties
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