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Thu Apr 11, 2013
yvette asked:
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Sun Nov 23, 2014
Anna M Brocco answered:
The property is not showing on MLS as available; you can try contacting the property directly, for available area rentals check www.mlsli.com
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Tue Jan 20, 2015
Thomas Brady answered:
There are two distinct paths to travel. Path one you go through the listing agent. Keep in mind the listing agent works for the seller, you do not have their loyalty and they cannot negotiate nor advise you. Path two you get a buyer's agent that works for you. Make sure that the agent will accept whatever the seller is offering to buyer's agents as their total commission, thus you will have your own agent at no cost to you. A buyer's agent owes their loyalty and fiduciary responsibility to you, they can negotiate on your behalf and you can trust them with your strategy and financial details. In my opinion you should get a buyer's agent to represent you without question. My only caveat is that I would not sign an exclusive agreement with them. An exclusive agreement means that you are bound to that agent for a certain period of time and if you don't like them or they aren't responsive to you, you have no choice but to stick with them. Good luck; please feel free to contact me with any questions you may have.
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Tom Brady SFR, e-Pro, SRES, GREEN
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson
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631-682-8660
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Tue Jun 26, 2012
Dan Tabit answered:
Tracylee,
Great question but the answer is, it depends. What will it cost to update the kitchen and what price does this agent expect you to get both as is and with the new kitchen? If a $10,000 upgrade is doable and will get you at least $10,000 back and you are willing and able to go through the process, the benefit will be a faster sale. Obviously if you can net more than the cost it makes more sense.
Before you proceed though, get a couple of different agents opinions. Make sure they are more local and have recent sales in a similar price point to yours. There is no sense going through the effort if it won't help or will cost you more than you get out of the deal.
If you do elect to move forward with the upgrades, keep it clean, simple and generic. Bold colors, odd layouts that might appeal to some may turn off many others. Don't over-improve the kitchen either, you won't get the money back. If you are not certain what level to bring it to, ask one of the agents to show you a similar house currently on the market with an updated kitchen.
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Tue Jul 3, 2012
Gail Gladstone answered:
There are smaller steps you can take than gutting and re-doing.

One nice improvement that seems to change the kitchen is to replace the counters with granite. I send my clients to a granite fellow in Farmingdale to purchase from their large remnant yard. There are really large nice pieces there. He measures, cuts and installs and does fabulous work for a lot less than purchasing retail.

Feel free to contact me and I will share the name/location with you.

Fresh paint brightens up everything. Make sure there is NOTHING on your counters; imagine yourself walking through a model home. It should be fresh, spotless and minimized. And please, remove anything you have magnetized to the appliances...they should be absolutely bare.

Minimal is the answer to everything.

gail@GladstoneGroupRealty.com
631-425-6150
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Tue Feb 26, 2013
Gail Gladstone answered:
The best course of action is to hire a Realtor like myself who practices both residenial and commercial and is also active in property management. My group, the Gladstone Group, is licensed not only in NY, but also PA, MA & CT with marketing and contacts everywhere.

gail@GladstoneGroupRealty.com
631-425-6150
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Thu Jul 12, 2012
Christopher Pagli answered:
Hi, You can go to www.homefair.com for in-dept area demographics and crime stats for any area.

Chris
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Thu Aug 11, 2011
Latishadraper asked:
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Tue May 8, 2012
Anna M Brocco answered:
Consider contacting the Glen Cove Water Department and ask for their annual quality report....
http://www.epa.gov/aboutepa/states/ny.html
http://www.epa.gov/superfund/sites/npl/newprop.htm
http://www.health.state.ny.us/statistics/cancer/registry/
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Sun Nov 23, 2014
Nancy A. Catalano answered:
The City of Glen Cove has two train stations on the Oyster Bay line of the Long Island Railroad. The Glen Street Station is a larger train station with ample parking and connection to bus lines. The Glen Cove station was built near the Nassau Country Club by JP Morgan and other Gold Coast millionaires who desired ready access to the Country Club. This picturesque station has been featured in several movies. ... more
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Sun Jun 17, 2012
Anna M Brocco answered:
Visit a neighborhood several times to get a sense of belonging; check out area statistics; real estate professionals are prohibited from “steering”—enticing a buyer to purchase, or not, in specific neighborhoods. ... more
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Sun Jul 29, 2012
Anna M Brocco answered:
You can check www.mlsli.com for available rentals in Glen Head, Glen Cove or other areas of interest--for by owner rentals, check local print media, Craig's List, etc.
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Wed Jun 17, 2009
Anna M Brocco answered:
For a 2 bedroom unit the maintenance fee is approximately $1,341.

Anna
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Tue Nov 27, 2012
Anna M Brocco answered:
You can look at MLSLI.com under closed properties for Glen Cove.

Anna
917-576-5376
abrocco@laffey.com
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Mon Jun 8, 2009
Anna M Brocco answered:
Actually since April, 15 properties have closed in Glen Cove.

Anna
917-576-5376
abrocco@laffey.com
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Tue Jun 26, 2012
Gail Gladstone answered:
Discussion of commission rates is against the law. Every Realtor sets their own rates based upon what their perceived value is and the extent of their services, the projected marketing time and cooperation with other agents.

A Realtor should be hired based on their written marketing plan, experience, knowledge and focus on cooperating with other Realtors.
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Wed Aug 10, 2011
Kathleen Seide answered:
Hello Anna,

In most areas the sale price of property is public record and recorded at the courthouse.
I don't know if some of these sites are nice about it and take the info off by request, but I'd bet that this isn't the only site you can find it on. ... more
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Thu Oct 30, 2008
Arlynn B. Palmer answered:
Hi Freda,
I'm not sure which home you are referring to. However, the last home on Southland to sell was just last week - a split level home that was on the market for a long time and sold on October 24 for $730,000. At this time, I don't see any other homes that are currently for sale on this street. Please let me know if you would be interested in my finding out whether there are other homeowners interested in selling their homes. You can reach me at (516)410-3594 or email me at arlynn@arlynnpalmer.com.
Regards,
Arlynn
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Wed Aug 12, 2009
Racanelli Orioli Team answered:
This information is provided by Trulia market trends, I hope it is helpful.

Glen Cove SummaryAverage price per square foot for Glen Cove NY was $252, a decrease of 21.5% compared to the same period last year. The median sales price for homes in Glen Cove NY for May 09 to Jul 09 was $403,650 based on 8 home sales. Compared to the same period one year ago, the median home sales price decreased 26.6%, or $146,350, and the number of home sales decreased 72.4%.

There are currently 280 resale and new homes in Glen Cove on Trulia, including 11 open houses, as well as 2 homes in the pre-foreclosure, auction, or bank-owned stages of the foreclosure process. The average listing price for homes for sale in Glen Cove NY was $793,217 for the week ending Aug 05, which represents an increase of 2.9%, or $22,041, compared to the prior week.
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Wed Mar 4, 2015
Barbara Puco Damelio answered:
I live on Clement Street in Glen Cove. One block south of Landing Rd. I love the area.Morgan beach is within walking distance of my home. I have lived in Glen Cove all my life. The only negative I find is that the taxes are a pretty high. I might have to sell my house because of that reason alone. Good Luck! ... more
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