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Mon Dec 30, 2013
Cindy Nagle answered:
Hi Miguel, Those amounts are the totals due yearly. In the city of Syracuse you would pay quarterly so you could divide those totals to get an approximate amount due each quarter. You may also be able to apply for basic star exemption, senior star exemption or vet exemptions. At the time of close you would have to pay back the seller for any amount that they had prepaid into the tax year. Depending on your mortgage you may also have to prepay approximately ten months of taxes to hold in escrow. Thanks, Cindy ... more
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Tue Jul 6, 2010
Samantha Lee answered:
Hi Katherine,

Here are two names, it really depends on the situation as well. Is the property listed? Are you using an agent to represent your interests? Has the seller inlisted a negotiation firm to help? I work with short sales in Syracuse New York, all the time and can answer any questions you may have. Call me any time: 315-657-6181

Edward J. Fintel & Associates
430 East Genesee Street, Suite 205
Syracuse, NY 13202 315-424-8252 315-424-8252
Fax: 315-424-7990

Vaughn D. Lang, Esq.
Lang Law Office
6883 E. Genesee St.
P.O. Box 469
Fayetteville, NY 13066 Phone:3154451831
Fax: 315-445-1167
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Wed Mar 2, 2011
Anna M Brocco answered:
Fair Housing Laws prevent an agent from answering, it is considered steering--make the time and visit the area, look at neighborhoods that meet your commuting time--drive around more than once and at different times of day, get a sense of belonging--look at everthing that is important to you, chat with locals, etc. As far as safety concerns--your best source of information is the local police department--visit/call, ask all your questions and hear all there is to hear firsthand--then go from there. ... more
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Sat Apr 24, 2010
Anna M Brocco answered:
If you are a for sale by owner, Trulia does not allow the post, you can, however try blogging about the property, or consider a flat fee realty company that feeds into Trulia. If you are listed with an agent, he/she can do it for you, just ask. ... more
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Thu May 13, 2010
Robin Silverberg answered:
I am not a realtor, but am familiar with up-state NY towns. My gut reaction would be to find something near one of the universities, especially in Syracure and Rochester, which are private, because students often pay a premium for off-campus housing. ... more
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Mon Mar 7, 2011
Maureen Cody answered:
Dear C

Contact a local Realtor - that information should be easily accesible from the local MLS system.

Here is a list of agents on Trulia from the Syracuse NY area:

Best of luck!



Search the Charleston SC MLS:
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Fri Jul 5, 2013
Anna M Brocco answered:
Thank you for your services--As for your credit score-- you should be fine--visit with any qualified loan
officer(s) and see exactly what your budget can handle; also see the link --
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Sat Apr 23, 2011
Mark McRae answered:
Yes...finished / heated square footage in basements are considered part of the total square footage when listing a home in the Stanly NC MLS. We do break out the the basement hsf from the above grade hsf in the details sections of the listing.
Mark McRae, Broker / Owner
RE/MAX Properties at Lake Tillery, NC
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Sat Jan 30, 2010
Mary Jo Daly answered:
Most internet sites charge a monthly or yearly fee. At least all the good ones! So the cost is still there for advertising and marketing.
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Wed Dec 30, 2009
Bill Eckler answered:

We just did a quick search on

and found 37 homes listed for the Syracuse area.

Take a look,

The Eckler Team
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Wed Mar 11, 2015
Diane Ryan answered:
I suggest you check out: If you use a Realtor to find you a rental you will have to pay them 1 month's rent. If you are not familiar with this area, Email me ( and I will assist you. ... more
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Wed Dec 2, 2009
Susan Martino answered:
If you are interested in working with a Licensed Real Estate Agent, please contact our team at Aspect Real Estate 315-218-6443 ..
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Thu Oct 22, 2009
Jag3630 asked:
Hello...looking for multifamily properties in western ny. price range $6K to $20K. Ideally looking for seller-based financing
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Mon Jan 10, 2011
"Carolina Joe" Idleman answered:
I would contact the listing agent to confirm the status. The house may just be "under contract" and not actually sold. If that is the case and you are interested in the home as the agent if the seller will consider a back up contract. then if the first sale falls through you would be in position to be the primary contract. ... more
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Tue Jan 5, 2010
Cindy Nagle answered:
David, I would love to help you in your search for a home in the Syracuse area. To find out more about the area you can go to this site will have local information, news, etc. Please feel free to email me and I can send you some current listings in the area meeting your criteria in a new home. Thanks,
Cindy Nagle, Lic. RE Salesperson, Gallinger RealtyUSA, or 315-458-9100
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Thu Jul 30, 2009
Bill Eckler answered:
Hi Brian,

Many real estate professionals work with customers for a period of years prior to making a sale...agents understand there are very different levels of motivation from one buyer to another.

Our recommendation is to begin your search process by collecting information via the internet and attending open houses. Be up front with the agents you come in contact with making them aware of your timeline. Many buyer find the agent that they decide to work with through attending open houses.
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Sun Mar 30, 2014
Hal Travis answered:
Where can I get the best bang for my buck? The City of Syracuse has pockets of great neighborhoods such as Strathmore, Eastwood and Valley area.

Would like to know estimated costs for home insurance? You should contact two local insurance agents because home owner insurance can be different then land lord policies.

Accurate property taxes? Should always be checked through City Hall 315-448-2489 ask for property tax department. Two homes side by side with the same bedrooms, baths and SQ/ft
could have taxes different by more then a $1,000. That’s just the way our city handles taxes.
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