You can check with your local building department--see links for additional information.
My suggestion is to consult a Tax advisor familiar with both Florida and Islip Township. I see your zip code is in Bay Shore. Also, go to the Islip town hall to inquire what property tax benefits will be lost if you make Florida your permanent residence. If I can help in anyway you can contact me at the e-mail address I posted.
I have been a resident in Bay Shore too for a long time.... more
Any local agent(s) can help you determine a value with a comparable market analysis--contact a few agents and ask--they may need to view the property beforehand--or consider hiring a licensed appraiser.... more
First I want to verify that you are speaking of a USDA Guaranteed RD loan. My understanding is that as long as when you sell your townhouse your current loan in paid in full from the proceeds of the sale, you would be eligible to apply for another RD loan. You would want to check with your lender on this to make absolutely sure. Dare to Dream.
Shel-lee Davis, CDPE, SFR, QSC
Your Real Estate Consultant for Life
RE/MAX Palos Verdes Realty
Jay if yoiu have a CO (Certificate of Occupancy) from the township then you can move into the home. Speak with your contractors as well to see if this will affectt he way they plan to work on hte property.. Good luck.... more