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Thu Jun 12, 2008
J R answered:
The mansion tax is applicable when buying any home. First, second, third, investment, you name it. It is 1% of the total price on a home over 1M.
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Thu May 30, 2013
Christine Serafini answered:
I am a professional realtor in the Schenectady. A best opinion would be for a realtor to come and look at the house and see what you are suggesting as fixing up. TO rent may cause more wear and tear and eventually more fixing up when you asell in 5 years. As a consultant for Schenectady I am very aware of the selling prices of homes and could provide of an in depth analysis of your home and its value. Please feel free to contact me for more information. (518) 514-8830 ... more
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Sun Jan 6, 2013
Barbara Carter answered:
In New York, we reccomend that you hire an attorney to handle the sale and purchase of a home. As a real estate agent it is impossible to answer this question with more that speculation. You state that you "entered into contrat on 4/14". Was that handled by an attorney? The best advice I can give is to consult your attorney for legal advice. Depending on the wording in the contract an attorney can advise you in which direction to go.
I wish you rhe best of luck.
Barbara Carter Exit Realty Services New Paltz NY
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Fri Apr 25, 2008
Christine Serafini answered:
Hello - I can send you a Home Market Activty Report for the area that you indicated and as well it is a good to have have the following information;
Type of home, (single family, two family)
Any recent updates to the home
age of roof, boiler
Overall condition of the home.

This will help me provide more confident information for th ehome you are selling.
Please feel free to contact me direct at 518-514-8830 or visit my website at
Look foraward to speaking with you.

Christine Serafini
Licensed Realtor
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Mon Apr 7, 2008
Holli Boyd answered:
Do you mean the average days on market for the whole county?? There is a range depending on whether you mean a single family, 2-family, multi-family, commercial property or vacant land and there are pockets in any area that do better then others. I will paste it here - sorry if it comes in screwy ...

Class Current Active Avg List Price Avg DOM
All 1,371 $196,609 130
1F 737 $219,166 113
2F 263 $94,564 122
Rentals 22 $996 73
Vacant Land 116 $192,879 193
Commercial 124 $339,460 199
Multi Family 109 $171,247 133
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Sat Mar 29, 2008
Linda Carroll, Realtor answered:
Well, could you mail or fax, or email flyers to the college? Maybe the counsellors, or the student housing administrators would post them for you? If there is a student union maybe they could figure out a way to distribute information.

Have you considered targeting teachers and staff as well as students? Try the college directory for email addresses or fax numbers for departments.

Good luck and let me know how it works for you!
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Sat Mar 7, 2015
Bill Eckler answered:
Definitely a "Buyer's Market".....Try contacting Advantage Realty located in Saratoga, NY and ask for Jesse Lena. He is a real "square shooter" that knows both the real estate and mortgage markets and has extensive experience in the capital district.
Jesse Lena
Advantage Realty
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Sat Jan 19, 2008
Pete answered:
The answer is... You like/ are used to having appliances in the houses you look at.
Are you buyiong this house for you or as an investment?
If you are buying for you, this is a bonus, as you will get exactly what you want and not settle for whats there or in the end replace whats there and have to dispose f what you bartered on.
If its an investment property, there are 2 investments Flip or Lease, If you flip it you will want to spruce up abit and 15 year old appliances really are not an upsell, if you rent, a quick trip to the Rent A Center can put you in some nice appliances for quick and cheap. This would be paid as part of the rental, until paid off and then you just gave a boost to the net income.

Appiances are just someone not wanting to carry them with when they moved. it is not really a plus or minus to the sale. If they left them, its not really that good of a tool. ( they didnt want them anyway)

Hope this helps
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Fri Jan 4, 2008
Aileen-Manhattan-NYC answered:
I'm not sure if this advice is on Trulia, but I do know that agents and Realtors are good resources for you. You should also conduct a search (ask the local chamber of commerce or builders' association or on the internet) for real estate development and/or investment groups. Our broker has a new development section in which they help a building owner through the process of converting an existing building such as yours into condos. There may be a large brokerage in your area that does the same. If you don't want to work with a real estate brokerage, try and look for real property investment groups. Lastly, a real estate attorney in your area might be useful to speak with as they may know contractors, investors and laws that affect your decision to convert your building. ... more
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Mon Nov 12, 2007
Ck asked:
How does the overall quality of their construction rate on a scale of say 1 to 10?
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Thu Nov 8, 2007
Suzanne Walker answered:
At least 1 year due to seasoning requirements. And, IF a lender will due it prior to 1 year you can bet you pay big bucks for it.

Ultimately, what establishes the value of a property is what a seller is willing to sell it for and buyer is willing to able to pay for it. Thus, the underwriter will question the sudden appreciation of the property. In the current lending market I'd say be prepared that they might make you 'prove' the property has appreciated as much as you say it has. ... more
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Thu Nov 1, 2007
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Wed Oct 31, 2007
Premier Atlanta Real Estate answered:
IHi, Matt,

t depends on the MLS system, but, usually it can stay there forever. It's a pubklic record.
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