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Home Selling in Smithtown : Real Estate Advice

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Sun Sep 4, 2016
Donnaz362 asked:
Mon May 16, 2016
Unilang asked:
Sun Mar 13, 2016
Karen Smith asked:
The original homeowners added a sun porch about 50 years ago I am selling my home and was told I need a CO which I don't have. My question is do I need one
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Wed Oct 21, 2015
Dan Tabit answered:
Probably, but you may upset the other four. If you can't buy it on your own, what options do you have? Sometimes in situations nostalgia overwhelms some and causes them to make difficult decisions.
You'll need to consult an attorney to see what your legal options may be. My suggestion is to proceed in a way that would make the person who left you the home proud of their beneficiaries, not miserable.
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Sat Jul 11, 2015
Diana Hellman answered:
Only real estate professionals are allowed to list on Trulia. Try Zillow.
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Sat Jul 11, 2015
Kathy Burgreen answered:
If selling yourself without an agent, you will have to do it thru,, etc. you can get an MLS number thru MLS for & other MLS websites that do it for a fee. You can also find a licensed realtor who will do it for a flat fee. ... more
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Sat Jul 4, 2015
Christopher Pagli answered:
Trulia is an agent only platform. Your agent will have to post the open house.

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Mon Apr 20, 2015
Jeffrey Hopkins CBR answered:
What colors should I paint the outside of my house?

As you look at homes on Long Island, you will find that the overwhelming majority of LI homes are painted with neutral colors. When I say neutral, I mean colors like white, beige, browns and grey's. The reasons is simple, they work, they don't stick out like a sore thumb. They remain congruous to the rest of the neighborhood and for that reason the upkeep and grooming of a home become the real factors in the homes curb appeal. The better a home is groomed the better the curb appeal.

If brighter, less neutral colors are used they should be concentrated primarily on the trim.
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Mon Aug 19, 2013
Synthia Noble answered:
My experience lately with Bank of American has been generally positive. I am involved in their cooperative short sale program. the bank asks me to reach out to home owners to let them know they qualify for a preapproved cooperative short sale. the cooperative short sale has several serious benefits over a traditional short sale. The bank agrees up front to waive their right to pursue the home owner for the deficiency, the bank sends a appraiser out to the property to let me know the suggested list price, plus the bank offers the home owner a relocation incentive, OH and the homeowner does NOT have to supply the mountain of paperwork (financials, hardship letter, etc). the home owners that have been through this program have generally been very happy.
there is also an option for me to request evaluation of a homeowner for the program (agent initiated short sale). I am so glad to see BofA working cooperatively with home owners on short sales.
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Thu Jun 6, 2013
Ronald S. Cook, LLM, JD, MBA answered:
Is there a reason, for backing out, where they have the would not be in breach of the agreement? For example, suppose they found the engineer report unsatisfactory? That would be a good reason. Supposed they could not obtain financing? That would be a good reason. ... more
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Mon Dec 22, 2008
Ralph Windschuh answered:
Mr. Hannigan:
It seems you posted this question last year. Are you still interested in ascertaining your home's current AND REALISTIC value? I would be happy to perform a free, no-obligation comparative market analysis on your home. Please give a call to set up an appointment. You can reach me at 631-467-0009. Happy holidays to you and your family. ... more
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