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Thu May 16, 2013
Rene Moya answered:
Hi Tony,
As an appraisr and real estate salesperson, I understand many may use the name of townhome and condo as the same. But its important to know that its not the same an markets have no difference, especially when it comes to financing it. The condominium style can vary from: attached ranch style, to apartment like units. A condominum is basically a form of ownership. A condominium means that you own the space inside the walls within a particular structure and nothing else, everyting else is a common element and the ownership is shared with all others.(ei. walkways, ammenities, parking...) on these properties you will have to pay a HOA or maintenance fee. A townhome is basically an attached single family property on which you share a wall of with another unit. on a townhome you actually purchase the land with all of its rights, and some will have a HOA fee and others won't. The ones with HOA fees typically will have ammenites within the project that are supported by the fees. I hope this clarifies your question! If you have further questions feel free to contact me. Thanks.
Rene Moya
FL & NY State Certifed Residential Appraiser
NY license sales person
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Tue May 14, 2013
Dennis Evans answered:
The listing price is clearly the single item that can sell a home quickly, Not to say that you cant attract some attention through marketing as well....
If i can help in any way.... Here is my contact information
Dennis Evans
Coldwell Banker Prime Properties
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Mon May 13, 2013
ccday asked:
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Thu May 9, 2013
Victoria Romeo answered:
There are likely a couple, but I would suggest working with a Realtor of your own to find the most rentals.
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Thu May 9, 2013
Victoria Romeo answered:
In Saratoga, a 3BR rental is going to run you closer to $1600/month give or take depending on location and amenities. Your price range is a little low for that locale.
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Thu May 9, 2013
Victoria Romeo answered:
I handle rentals as well as sales and purchases. If you're ever in need of a local Realtor to help you, I work everyday from 8am to 8pm. Feel free to give me a call! 518-788-8865.

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Sat Apr 27, 2013
sheila.liptak asked:
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Fri Apr 5, 2013
marymcdermott5059 answered:
Thanks for your comments-Just moved into building 10. Looking forward to making this our new home for the next couple of years. Mary
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Wed Mar 20, 2013
Paige Strait answered:
Dear Playroom,
As a Realtor and rental property owner, Saratoga usually provides a solid rental market. With the current expansion of business in the area, this trend should continue. Location is key. If you are not familiar with the area, seek out a Realtor who can help you. Good Luck! ... more
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Sun Mar 17, 2013
Annette Levinson answered:
On or about gives you and the seller 30 days beyond to close. That means they do not have to close before 3/22/13. Do you have an okay to close? If not then it is too early to schedule a closing. If you have the okay then schedule the closing. ... more
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Thu Feb 28, 2013
Alison Hillman answered:
Hi there-

I'd recommend you work with an agent:

Hope this helps!

Ali, Community Manager
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Fri Feb 15, 2013
Lewis Beynon answered:
Hello Rebecca,

Thank you for asking your question through the Web Site. Chapel Hill is located within the Shenendehowa Central School District. If you are not familiar with the district, more information can be found at or If you need to be in the Ballston Spa School District, let me know and I can provide you with resource to that as well.

Traditional Builders developed and built the homes in Chapel Hill. We built with Traditional 11 years ago in a different neighborhood and we are quite happy with it. Many items that were an "upgrade" for us 11 years ago are now included in the base price of the home (wished I knew then, what I know now!!!).

I would love the opportunity to earn your business and invite you to interview me at your convenience. As you know, Buyers Agents work for the Buyer but are compensated by the Seller. So, you never owe me a dime!

With Regards,
Lewis Beynon
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Mon Feb 4, 2013
Trevor Curran answered:
Good afternoon jon,

There's no "typical" time for providing notice to the parties in the transaction. Sometimes the notice is a couple of days, sometimes considerably longer. There are several parties to the transaction, and, depending on the timelines established in the contract of sale, your Lender's ability to clear your approved loan for closing, your Attorney's efforts to review and resolve any title report issues, you might get several weeks notice or only a few days.

In a New York home purchase, the timeline goes like this:

1. HomeBuyer and Seller negotiate the Offer. Offer is best presented in writing. After much hand-wringing and back and forth negotiation, both parties agree on a price and terms of the sale.

2. Offer accepted

3. Contract of sale is prepared by Seller's Attorney and forwarded to Purchaser's attorney for review

4. Purchaser hires a Licensed Home Inspector (As per NYS regulations, ALL Home Inspectors must be Licensed). The Home Inspection is conducted PRIOR to signing contracts. If inspection reveals a problem with Foundation, Roof, Plumbing, Heating or Electrical, Purchaser's Attorney discusses with Seller's attorney to obtain satisfactory remedy PRIOR to contract signing. The remedy can be either a Seller repair or Seller credit to Purchaser at closing.

Since Home Inspection is done before contract is signed, the Purchaser has the opportunity to negotiate or walk away with no obligation to the Seller.

5. Contract Signing. Once all issues and concerns and terms of the Contract of Sale have been satisfactorily worked out by Purchaser's and Seller's attorneys---including any Home Inspection issues---the Purchaser meets with Attorney to sign the Contract and present an "Earnest Money Deposit." This is often misconstrued as the Down Payment.

In fact, this is money presented by the Purchaser for the Seller's attorney to hold in an escrow account until closing. This is often referred to as the "Good Faith Deposit" because it's the Purchaser's way of telling a Seller "I'm serious about buying your home and obtaining the mortgage financing to complete this purchase! Here's my money as a show of Good Faith."

6. Mortgage Application. Purchaser applies for and receives approval for the mortgage loan

7. Title Report. Purchaser's attorney orders a title inspection of public records to verify the Deed can be transferred from Seller to Purchaser with no liens, violations, or other encumbrances. Purchaser's Lender's attorney reviews the title inspection, or title report, to verify there are no objections on the Lender's behalf that would affect the closing of the mortgage loan.

8. Closing! Purchaser completes Down Payment, Mortgage Lender ponies up the rest of the cash, and Seller hands over the Deed and the Keys to the House!

9. Purchaser buys steaks for first Barbecue in their own backyard of their own home.

10. 30 years of Fixed Rate bliss because you own a Piece of the Rock!

Trevor Curran
NMLS #40140

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Sat Feb 2, 2013
carmon_d answered:
get a credit card and use it and pay on time 6 months , keep it under 40 percent of total balance.
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Tue Jan 22, 2013
Tc Slocum answered:
Are you looking to rent or buy? 20 miles to the West Milton Site is pretty far. I would suggest looking in Malta, Milton, Ballston Spa, Greenfield or Saratoga Springs. All of these areas are within 10 miles. ... more
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Tue Jan 22, 2013
Jason Bustelos answered:
Email me some specifics Sassy and I'll see what I can find for you; talk soon.

Jason Bustelos; LREB
NY Realtor Group, LLC
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Sun Jan 20, 2013
Teri & Tom Cranston answered:
Please email me your price range and what the store will be used for. How many square feet are needed, one or multiple floors, etc. I am happy to send you active listings.

Teri Cranston
Realty USA
Associate Broker
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Thu Jan 10, 2013
Robin Morgan answered:
I helped my friend by getting Zillow's toll free number to their legal department. Her attorney contacted them and Zillow deleted it from their sales. I would guess we as agents will still have to watch for this on homes we know didn't go for sale. ... more
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Tue Dec 18, 2012
Teri & Tom Cranston answered:
Hi Rich,
I just did a quick search and did not find anything for $500. You may have to up your price.

Teri Cranston
Realty USA
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Mon Nov 12, 2012
Frank Dolski answered:
This is not acceptable in any state! SDomething is wrong with this picture. Call the Broker if the agent is not doing his/her job.
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