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Tue Dec 17, 2013
John Juarez answered:
There is not a clear, easy answer to your question. If “bigger” was the answer then why not just have one big room? If more rooms was the answer then why not have lots of small rooms?

A house has to have balance. If you have a large house it may provide space for more rooms – and you seem to be focusing on bedrooms – or decent size. If you want to combine two bedrooms which are small in order to have a larger bedroom suite and you still have four other bedrooms – assuming they are not small – you should not suffer too much in value. But, now you have eliminated buyers who must have one more bedroom than you will have.

Will you house suffer in value compared to a similar house that has one more bedroom? I think there are other aspects of the house that also have to be considered. Is it a large house or simply a house with a lot of smallish bedrooms? Will the resulting change make the house substantially different from other comparable neighborhood houses?

On the other hand, if the change you envision is provide for the great living enjoyment of you and your family in a house in which you expect to spend many years to come, I say “Do what makes you happy”.
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Wed Nov 28, 2012
Christopher Pagli answered:
I love to be out and sharing in the good vibes all around NYC where I live. There is so much to do, it's hard not to be jolly! Happy Holidays to you :)

Chris
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Thu Aug 23, 2012
allan erps,ABR,SFR answered:
Well Jack, That certainly depends on condition, style of home, schools, etc. But since I have lived in this area for 35+ years a guesstimate woild be $175-225 per sq foot. Need anything else, please by all means be in touch. Regards Allan

Allan Erps
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson,ABR,SFR
Better Homes & Gardens/Rand Realty
95 South Middletown Road
Nanuet, New York 10954
Voice Mail (845) 624-8100 x141
Fax (845) 624-7137
Cell/Text (845) 304-3040
Email: allan.erps@randrealty.com
Website: allan.erps.randrealty.com
"GIVING MY CLIENTS THE GREAT
SERVICE THEY DESERVE ALWAYS!!"
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Thu Aug 23, 2012
John Smith answered:
Doesn't need to be removed, but you have to let the buyer know of the problem which might cause a problem with some mortgages.
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Fri Apr 13, 2012
Anna M Brocco answered:
For accurate information check with the local buildings department....
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Sun Nov 11, 2012
allan erps,ABR,SFR answered:
Hello Danalys, There are many Open Houses in the Nanuet area every weekend. Are you looking for a Condo/Townhouse or Single Family home. If you can be more specific, I can send you a complete list. My information is below. Regards Allan

Allan Erps, ABR,SFR,C.O.R.E.
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson
BHG Rand Realty
95 S Middletown Rd
Nanuet, NY 10954

VM(24 Hours) 845-624-8100 X141

Cell Phone/Text 845-304-3040

Fax# 845-624-7137

My Email: allan.erps@randrealty.com


For the latest in Buyers and Sellers Resources,
visit my website at; www.allanerps.randrealty.com
or find me on Trulia at;
http://www.trulia.com/profile/allanerps/
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Fri Sep 9, 2011
Annette Levinson answered:
Your lawyer normally orders the title and since NYS sets the price there should be no differences in price. The only option you have at closing if you want your down payment to be insured. ... more
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Sun Nov 11, 2012
Michael Levy answered:
Hi: I can definitely help you analyze the rental market. Do not buy anything until you have carefully analyzed the market & I can show you some unique methods for that. If you do not do this process correctly, you can easily lose money. Please call me when you get a chance at 914-273-9688. Thanks. I look forward to speaking with you soon. Have a great day. Sincerely, Michael Levy, Principal Broker, Grand Lux Realty. ... more
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Tue Apr 19, 2011
Carmen Di Biase answered:
Unfortunately, there are no real numbers yet except for the 8 million dollar reduction of Pfizer's tax assessment. In the case of the Mirant tax settlement in North Rockland, the increases were spread over 5 years alternating between homeowners and businesses. The greatest increase was in the first year for each of them. There is some speculation that the initial increase will be 14%, but it is only speculation. Mostly likely the actual figure will be arrived upon just before the Sept. school taxes are due. ... more
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Sun Mar 20, 2011
Anna M Brocco answered:
In order to determine affordablity, do visit with any qualified loan officer(s), after reviewing your overall financials, debt, credit, etc., a determination on qualification can be made, the type of loan, how much, how much down, etc.; be aware that a mortgage pre-approval letter is required in order to determine your price range and for any offers to be taken seriously. ... more
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Sun Nov 11, 2012
Anna M Brocco answered:
Why not consider working with an agent of your own--he she can provide you with suitable listings, keep you updated as new listings arrive on the market, provide necessary information, schedule showings, etc.; be aware that a mortgage pre-approval letter is required in order to determine your price range and for any offers to be taken seriously. ... more
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Sun Sep 2, 2012
Chastity Davenport answered:
This varies by state and local laws, but property taxes here in Huntsville AL area include school taxes. Let us know if we can help more! Davenport Agents - Huntsville, AL
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Mon Aug 2, 2010
allan erps,ABR,SFR answered:
Hello Dalila, please send your email to me and I will do a search for you. Allan.Erps@RandRealty.com. Thank you. Allan
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Sun Feb 6, 2011
Emelia Sanchez answered:
It is not that we frown upon that, I personally prefer that if I have an issue with my lender I can go knock on their door. On a side note depending on what type of purchase you wish to make (bank owned) you will need to be cross qualified with that bank. (B of A, Chase, Prospect, Wells etc) Everyone wants to see a Pre-qual letter from a direct lender.

Good Luck!
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Wed Dec 22, 2010
Anna M Brocco answered:
There shouldn't be any stigmas--contact a few different realty offices, interview various agents and choose the one you like best--pleanty of agents will be willing to help you, especially if you are already pre-approved. Also consider contacting any local Trulia contributor(s) directly and then go from there. ... more
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Sun Mar 20, 2011
Richard Lecinski answered:
You should contact and good lender in your area. There are many things other then income considered. A loan of 168K would probably mean a payment of $1400 a month ive or take.
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Tue Aug 18, 2009
allan erps,ABR,SFR answered:
Hello La Rubia, If you can kindly five me the MLS# it would help me answer your questions. Please contact me ASAP at any of my phone #'s or email. Regards Allan

Allan Erps, ABR
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson
VM(24 Hours) 845-770-2141
Cell Phone/Text 845-304-3040
Fax# 845-624-7137
For the latest in Buyers and Sellers Resources,
visit my website at; www.allanerps.randrealty.com
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Fri Apr 29, 2011
Debbie Herman answered:
In New York it does. I do not sell real estate in New Jersey so I wouldn't know their rules. In New York it creates a dual agency because buyers agent is working for the company the home is listed with. It's not a big deal as long as negotiations are dealt with fairly and honestly there should be no problem. It gets a little tricky when you are the buyer for a listing agent since the agent has loyalty to her seller and is very involved with her seller since the sellers agent is the homeowners agent. Sometimes the listing agent will appoint a designated agent to negotiate for the buyer in this situation. If the dual agent is not the listing agent it isn't that complicated, since they are not directly involved with the seller it is just their companies listing. If you need a great agent let me know I do not have a New Jersey license but know many agents in New Jersey I can refer you to. ... more
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Thu Aug 2, 2012
Michael Kubala answered:
Please contact Michael Kubala..mkubala@joycerealty.com at Joyce Realty. He has asssorted apts. available.. Thank you
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Wed Aug 4, 2010
Terrence Charest answered:
Letting your home go into foreclosure will be a tremendous impact on your credit score. Did you have an Adjustable Rate Motgage loan in which the rates reset to higher rates? If you haven't been late on payments, why sell? If you must leave, is there a possibility of renting out your home?

Typically, when funds are received from a short sale, the bank may still hold you responsible for the balance. There are just too many questions to ask here on an open forum to be able to help out. There are plenty of options which could be looked at to avoid this.

Terrence Charest, e-Pro
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