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Home Buying in Port Chester : Real Estate Advice

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Wed Aug 26, 2015
Christopher Pagli answered:
That home is off the market and is Kennedy elementary.

Chris
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Mon Jun 1, 2015
Michael Levy answered:
Hi Theresa,
Port Chester has the 8th best real estate market in Westchester county according to Trulia, and on average, most homes sell within 6-8 months. However, the time frame can vary widely depending on the specifics of the property. Feel free to contact me if you have any more questions.
Michael Levy
Principal Broker at Grand Lux Realty
914-273-9688
Grandluxrealty.com
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Wed May 21, 2014
Thomas Moser answered:
You don't specify what property you are asking about.
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Wed Feb 5, 2014
Anna M Brocco answered:
No link is visible; however you can contact management directly and ask, or consider working with an agent of your own who can provide any necessary information, or contact the listing agent directly... ... more
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Wed Jan 15, 2014
marcia rogull answered:
There are some homes available for sale in Bellefair in Rye Brook. Usually they are priced starting in the 700s or higher. A well qualified agent can keep you up to date. I will be listing a home in Bellefair in the next couple of weeks and do sell in the community. Rye Brook is one of the areas I do sell homes in. Please let me know if I can be of help in your search. I have been selling properties successfully for the last 25 years. Good luck, Marcia Rogull Associate Broker Julia B. Fee Sothebys Ryr, N.Y. 914-325-3618 ... more
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Mon Jan 6, 2014
Mack McCoy answered:
No, you shouldn't.

If the ONLY thing wrong with your house is that it had outdated bathrooms - if you've updated everything else - the kitchen, the family room, what ever - then, I'd say, well yes. ... more
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Sat Dec 14, 2013
Chris C answered:
They don't list the property taxes because the numbers are outrageous, the average $600,000 home is close to $20,000 in taxes... it is basically legal government theft. The government just takes a chunk of the equity in your home. Pigs... try Connecticut, the taxes are 75% LOWER. ... more
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Thu Sep 5, 2013
Gregory Gillman answered:
Yes there is one you can try here
Doral Green Homeowners Association
HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATIONS
40 Doral Greens Dr W, Port Chester, NY 10573

If you need any other assistance please don't hesitate to contact me.

Grand Lux Realty
(914)830-3110
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Tue Aug 27, 2013
Christopher Pagli answered:
Hi, Yes there are many between Rye Brook and Port Chester, approx. 30 listings currently active. They range in price from $375k to 5 million. If you would like me to email what is available please feel free to message me directly.

Christopher Pagli
Accredited Buyer Representative
Licensed Associate Broker
914.406.9023
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Thu Apr 25, 2013
Christopher Pagli answered:
Hi, Unfortunately real estate agents are prohibited by license laws from talking about crime and area safety. We can however be the source of the source and give you resources to help formulate your own opinion. You can visit www.HomeFair.com and click on the city reports section for in-depth crime stats and area demographics. I just sold a home on Munson street off of King St. I find that this is a sought after area and in the King St School district. The architecture in this area is very eclectic and beautiful as well.

Sincerely,

Christopher Pagli
Licensed Associate Broker
Accredited Buyer Representative
William Raveis Legends Realty Group
914.406.9023
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Tue Jul 10, 2012
Christopher Pagli answered:
Hi, I grew up in Rye Brook/Port Chester, is your question regarding condos in Port Chester? Or was it listed in Port Chester by mistake?

Chris
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Fri Aug 20, 2010
Mary McElroy answered:
Hi Julio, The Summit is a lovely cooperative complex. The maintenance is $823 but after the STAR exemption is applied it can be reduced to around $760 per month.

The STAR program needs to be applied for, but if you live in the property you are eligible. I will be happy to explain how this program works and answer any other questions you may have.

I live and work in Harrison and I am very familiar with all the Sound Shore area has to offer. If I can be of service to you, let me know.

Enjoy this beautiful day!
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Thu Aug 12, 2010
Debby Frank answered:
Hi Julio,

Your maintenance bill will be sent to you each month, directly from the management company that works for the Coop.
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Thu Aug 12, 2010
Christopher Pagli answered:
Hi Julio, this will depend on how much you put down on the unit and the the amount of your loan. All buildings vary so depending on the above info it could be higher.

Sincerely
Christopher Pagli
Accredited Buyer Representative
914 406 9023
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Wed Jul 21, 2010
Ruth and Perry Mistry answered:
Hi Marroo:

Excellent answers and responses.

Its a life style question, if you want to belong to an exclusive community a Co-op is the way to go.

Regards
Perry
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Wed Jul 21, 2010
Priscilla Toomey answered:
The lawyers should be able to get this resolved. In New York State, either party has the right to extned the closing date for up to 30 days without penalty, just something to be aware of. There are cases where the seller rents back, but there are all kinds of issues of liability, etc. involved, so it is not advisable to go this route. The seller's lawyer should be able to let your daughter's lawyer know what is going on and when the seller will be out. ... more
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Sat Feb 6, 2010
Christopher Pagli answered:
Hi, I've shown in this building for years and have always noticed a few on the market at a time. One thing to remember is that coops are usually a starting point for many people. Some have kids and need more space, others may relocate. There is no way to tell exactly why people sell but these are some ideas to think about.

Sincerely,

Christopher Pagli
Licensed Associate Broker
Accredited Buyer Representative
Legends Realty Group
914.406.9023
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Thu Dec 3, 2009
Maria Skamangas answered:
Because the building is brand new the taxes are higher, however I just sold a unit there that sold alot lower than what is is assessed, so once a year (usually June) you can try to grieve your taxes, especially if your assessment is higher than what you have paid for the unit. Good luck. ... more
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Wed Sep 9, 2009
Maria Skamangas answered:
Are you asking about the homes in the Grey Rock Section of Port Chester by the water?
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Sun Jun 7, 2009
Tim Honeycutt answered:
Nina,
Buying over renting is always a tough decision. I guess Suzie Ormond said it best. If once you add up all the monthly cost of buying it comes to at or below your current rent payment, then it is an excellent time to buy for you.



First off, understand that the difference between co-op’s, condo and full ownership of a property. With Co-ops you do not own the property out right. Anything you do to the property will have to be cleared with the coop board which is comprised of other tenants in the building. Before you even offer a bid, get the prospectus on the property in question as well as the coop list of rules for living in the coop. I know in my own coop building we are excluded from owning washing machines and our floors have to be 80% carpeted. For 10 years, I have lived with rusted washing machines and the guy upstairs must wear lead in his boot and must not have anywhere to sit. I laughed (and continue to laugh) at the sign on my building that says “luxury living in Washington Heights’

The board has great power to affect your style of living in your home--So talk to the current residents in the building to see how well they match your style of living. In a co-op you will have to carry the mortgage on ‘your’ apartment as well as maintenance fees which in my coop run about ½ of what I would pay out in a mortgage. The coop board can also raise your maintenance fee for updates in the building such as new windows, new elevators, or electrical upgrades. Additionally, a coop board usually has to approve your purchase, as well as most require a substantial down payment in the 10% to 20% range. Then in 30 years when you have paid off that mortgage you are still paying out that maintenance fee which to me is still a rose by another name that stinks.

However, for many many people the idea having a staff to take care of your apartment is a big plus. I don’t know about up in Port Chester, but do not forget to examine the cost of transportation/garage as well as determining if heat/hot water, air conditioning, electricity, gas, water and/or cable are carried in your maintenance fees. Play close attention to the electrical service, as I know in my apartment we often overload our 1948 fuse box with our microwave.

A friend of mine just bought a condo instead of the coop. He has greater control of his apartment but still finds dealing with his neighbors a bit of a head ache. He is still faced with condo fees though they are somewhat less than what a coop building charges.

I elected to go for full ownership myself. True, I will be having maintenance cost associated with it, but I will have full control. I dream of having my own soil and washing machine.


Tim
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