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Putnam County : Real Estate Advice

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Sat Dec 9, 2017
Dawn answered:
Hi I am looking
For home to rent in Brewster I have 2beauiful amazing dogs that are kennel trained and I had them for a long time if anyone can help
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Tue Nov 28, 2017
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Mon Nov 27, 2017
Ronald Brown answered:
Just bought house name all the taxes owed yearly I know its Property and school what are all taxes or what web on line where I cad go that's hbg,pa dauphin county
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Sat Oct 7, 2017
Mom answered:
I am from the Bronx and moved here 23 years ago. I call Putnam Valley, N.Y., my home. I have lake rights to Lake Oscawana and it is really beautiful! We spent much of summer on the lake and it can't get much better than that.
The people are friendly and welcoming. I am very satisfied with our choice in living here. I definitely recommend it to everyone!
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Sat Aug 12, 2017
Sandking414 answered:
The changes you are requesting to your listing on Trulia will need to be updated at the source of the listing, Zillow.
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Thu Aug 3, 2017
Kathy Burgreen answered:
Typically the landlord pays, however, be prepared to pay yourself if the landlord refuses.
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Wed Jul 5, 2017
Kathy Burgreen answered:
What house? You did not indicate an address.
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Thu Jun 15, 2017
Melissa Sillitti answered:
My fiance and I are desperately looking for an apt. If you are renting your apt. can you please consider us. We are 44 &46, we are a very nice quiet couple and we both have guaranteed income monthly. My numbers 845-981-5196 and my email address is
Thank you and have a Blessed Day!
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Sat May 27, 2017
Kathy Burgreen answered:
As a retired realtor in Westchester, you are going about this the wrong way. Do NOT focus on cost per square foot. You need to learn that contractor's prices are very expensive in this area and the cost of land is very expensive. The cost for materials, supplies, etc. is cheap. What you need to do now is contact some local contractors and get estimates of what they charge. Then add 10 - 20% because you will go over budget. Better to have an additional 10 - 20% above their estimates so you don't go broke.

Don't forget to add in costs for permits, architects, inspection fees, etc.
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Sun Apr 16, 2017
Debra (Debbie) Rose answered:
I will assume by your question that you are not represented by a Realtor, otherwise you'd be turning to him or her for advice.
So - it's difficult to give you negotiating tips in just a few sentences! The best I can offer is to call the 1st buyer (btw - why do you prefer him to the 2nd, higher offer??) and let him know you received a higher offer - let him know you'd like to stay with him, so want to know if he will reconsider, and then offer his "highest and best" number.

If the terms of the first offer are that much better (ie - all cash, or a high down payment, or, the buyers have nothing to sell, etc) then you might want to make sure you do nothing to scare him away!
Best wishes......
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Fri Dec 2, 2016
Kathy Burgreen answered:
You are dealing with a bank, asset manager or auction house instead of an individual seller. A foreclosure means the original owners failed to pay their mortgage, property taxes or perhaps they owe the IRS money. Most likely the owners walked away from their home and allowed the creditors to take over their home. In many cases, the home will need major renovations or repairs because most likely the original owners damaged it on purpose because they were angry. In other cases, the original owners spent too much money on renovations so the home looks gorgeous but they ran out of money to pay the mortgage, taxes, etc.

Bottom line, you will need to find out if there are any liens that you will need to pay in addition to the price of the home. Be prepared to add in the costs of unpaid tax bills, unpaid loan amounts, legal fees, etc. You also may get lucky and not have to pay anything extra.

Then there is the title or deed. You will need to verify that you get a clean title or deed to the home.

Finally, you will need tons of patience and perserverance. A foreclosed home takes months. It is not an easy or quick process. This is the main reason few realtors want to do foreclosures. Realtors know it is a pain in the rear and they need to spend extra time for little pay.
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Mon Oct 31, 2016
Sally Grenier answered:
Not sure what you mean exactly. Typically the contract has specific dates for things like inspection deadlines, loan approval, and closing. So you're saying you were supposed to close on Oct 15th and that never happened? What does your Realtor say??? What does your lender say?? Impossible for anyone here to know what's going on without being involved in your transaction. Call your agent asap. ... more
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Tue Sep 27, 2016
Maricris A answered:

At this time, unfortunately, we currently do not have listings for rent to own homes. You may try your luck though and search our website using the Keyword section of the search filter which can be found in the All Filters button. However, these listings are extremely rare.


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Mon Sep 5, 2016
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Sun Sep 4, 2016
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Mon May 16, 2016
Alysse Musgrave answered:
It's negotiable. Insist that the seller pay for the retest. If the don't like the idea, tell them you'll reimburse them at closing, once the house has passed inspection and you can close. Good luck!

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Thu Apr 28, 2016
betousa10 asked:
I would like to buy a property in NY state for a rehab and flip.
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