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Home Selling in Ulster County : Real Estate Advice

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Mon May 15, 2017
Edward O'brien asked:
Thu Nov 17, 2016
Christine.woods32 answered:
Log homes are nice for those who desire that form of construction. Not everybody wants to buy unique properties. But once again, it depends on area, where you’re selling. Sometimes long homes sell faster, because they are a niche that doesn't come up very often. ... more
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Wed Sep 28, 2016
Giovanna Russo asked:
Thu Jun 16, 2016
Kvkhorosh asked:
Price of my house much low, compere with other prices on the market, $93.00 per SF, but realtor continue sad, that in my area houses Not sold for past year more than $400.000, But... only…
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Tue May 24, 2016
Bethannhill1 asked:
I have a listing on Trulia because I bought a ForSaleByOwner pkg that includes a Trulia listing. My home is: 123 Sunset Terrace, Hurley, NY 12443. The FSBO package also included a listing…
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Fri Feb 19, 2016
Sally Grenier answered:
Not sure I'm following you. Is your home listed for sale? With an agent, or FSBO? If you accept a buyer's lease/purchase and you sign a contract with that person, then NO you can't keep marketing the property for sale. You signed a legal contract and you're committed to that renter/buyer. (BTW -- lease purchase situations can be very complex and not that great of an option anymore).

Sounds like you have legal questions that need to be answered by an attorney.
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Tue Oct 6, 2015
Amelia Robinette answered:
Debbi did a great job assessing the primary issues, to answer your question about how much you would lose...

Depends on the market value, but very doubtful it will sell for much more than you bought it, you'd probably need to bring about 5% of the sale price to the closing table, depending on the various fees in your area. I assume you don't have that cash laying around (most people don't!).

You could try renting it out, then finding a place for yourself to rent. You'd probably have to wait a few years before the value increased enough for you to sell and break even. Housing is a long term investment, so it takes a while to make money in real estate.

Why did you buy the house? What did you like about it? Debbi is spot on to try to focus on those items and give it a little bit more time.
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Thu Sep 17, 2015
Diana Hellman answered:
Only real estate professionals can post on Trulia. Try Zillow instead.
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Sat Jul 25, 2015
Kathy Burgreen answered:
You will have to pay a flat fee to a real estate broker to have your listing appear on Trulia. You can post your listing for free on (Zillow recently acquired Trulia & is planning to merge the 2 websites). ... more
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Mon Jun 1, 2015
mary.boeringer asked:
I have gotten prices in the $345,000 - $370,000 range from zillow, and real estate agents I have spoken to.
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Tue Mar 10, 2015
Arlene Campbell answered:
Ask a realtor to do a CMA for this property. You can also contact me if you want.
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Tue Mar 3, 2015
Daniel Taylor answered:
For sale by owner listings are currently not allowed on Trulia. For best results listing your home for sale on Trulia, you should contact a local REALTOR. For advertising your home in general, there are other sites, such as and which do have options for listings by owner. ... more
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Sun Dec 28, 2014
Gage19 asked:
in. New roof, siding, windows, heating and air conditioning, hardwood floors up, tiled hardwood down, new bathrooms, kitchen. Includes all season room through sliding doors in dining area…
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Tue Feb 11, 2014
Marcia Weiss answered:
If your goal is to be closer to the city than Woodstock or Saugerties, there are other country possibilities. High Falls which is near Marbletown is charming. New Paltz is a college town and has a cool village with lots of shops and restaurants, not to mention great hiking.
If you'd like to discuss other possibilities, I'd be happy to give you the 50 Cent tour and give you an idea of the various options available to you. Best, Marcia Weiss,,
or 845-750-0710
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Mon Jan 20, 2014
Mack McCoy answered:
You need an attorney to advise you of your legal rights. Our advice would not hold up in court!
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Mon Jul 29, 2013
Mickeyhickey answered:
I'm looking for a small house. Can you send me details?
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Sat Nov 3, 2012
Cheryl Jaffe answered:
We recently sold our house FSBO. We were willing to pay a buyers agent, but the couple that bought our house didn't have one. We sold them a great house at a fair, market-value price, and gave them a credit toward closing costs in lieu of an agents commission. Their inspector brought up two items - one we repaired and the other we provided a receipt for a prior repair. We had the house professionally cleaned for the buyers after we moved out, and gave them an appliance warranty for an problem that was not listed on the disclosure form and the inspector failed to find.

It took us half a year to sell the house. We're building a house and have not yet broken ground, so waiting for a buyer was not a problem for us. Although half a year is not too uncommon in a down housing market, it was not for lack of traffic. We did the flat fee MLS listing and offered to pay a buyer's agent 2.5%. We had showings nearly every week - some potential buyers spent hours and raved about the house, but no offers until the couple that came in without an agent.
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Sat Oct 13, 2012
Justine Gittings answered:
Kingston is a nice place to live. There is a lot of history there and beautiful old stone houses.

There are some excellent teachers in the schools which means your kids can get a good education.
Higher taxes accomplish this. IBM came in there around 1955 and prices soared. Then they pulled out and the market dropped through the floor. Basically, values ultimately settled down and
became stable again. It's a darn shame when a big corporation does this to a sleepy old town. Generations of the same families still live there. They must like it!
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Wed Sep 5, 2012
Maria Gianas answered:
hi maggie,
i might be interested in your home. i am not a broker.
email me at
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