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Sun Jul 29, 2012
Jeannette Batsikas answered:
As long as the contracts and binder was not signed you then can back out, your reason can be you don't want to move and changed your mind. I hope my answer was helpful, wish you the Best!!! Jeannette Batsikas ... more
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Mon Jul 9, 2012
Alexander Monticello, Esq. answered:
The easiest way is to hire your own buyer's agent. As you probably know, every seller hires a listing agent ("seller's agent") to represent the seller's interests. Likewise it's always advisable for you as a buyer to hire a buyer's agent, to make sure you have an agent with undivided loyalty.

Alternatively, you could drive by and see if the listing agent has a sign out. If there is no sign, it may no longer be for sale. Unfortunately this is a common problem with Trulia and Zillow. But you can use the search tools on my website to get the most up-to-date listings. My website pulls directly from the Capital Region Multiple Listing Service, so it will be as current and accurate as the MLS. http://search.monticellonys.com/idx/12856/basicSearch.php

Anything else, feel free to contact me.

Best,
Alexander


Alexander H. Monticello, Esq.
Principal Broker &
Licensed Attorney
T: 518.227.0718
F: 518.223.8001
www.MonticelloNYS.com
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Mon Jul 9, 2012
Darrell D. Drouillard answered:
You did not specify a property, but it doesn't matter because the only way to get an accurate assessment of the mechanical, structural, electrical, and plumbing conditions is with a thorough home inspection.

As far as taxes, the only way to lower the property taxes is to lower the assessed value of the taxing authority. To do this, you must protest the value and show up to any scheduled informal or formal hearing with substantiating proof that the assessed value is too high. Typically, comparable properties of a lower market value is a good route, along with photographs if the home is distressed. Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't. In my local area, I know an investor that lost at both an informal and formal hearing and had to take legal action to have some of his properties re-assessed. If it gets to that point, it could become costly.

Good Luck!


Darrell D. Drouillard
Home Team of America
16719 Huebner Rd., Bldg 4
San Antonio, Texas 78248
210-373-6160
210-881-6760 (Fax)

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Wed Jun 20, 2012
Marie Souza Team answered:
Well ask your agent to get you specifics in writing. Here, they require homeowners to document oil tank removals.
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Sun May 20, 2012
Anna M Brocco answered:
For an accurate picture of costs contact any local septic tank experts....
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Thu May 17, 2012
Anna M Brocco answered:
Unfortunantely none of us can accurately predict the future, nor do we know where the market will head tomorrow or in the days to come. Therefore if you are looking to sell/buy and need to do either/both, no reason not to consider the idea now.... ... more
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Mon May 14, 2012
Jacques Ambron answered:
Brokers are not aloud to discuss fees in an open forum. Consider meeting with a couple of local professionals to discuss the value and services they offer, and what the compensation is
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Sun Apr 15, 2012
Ebony Johnson asked:
Are there available apartments that are nice and quiet that take section 8 that are located somewhere in Colonie, Watervliet, Cohoes??? Help I need to move have a small child and she ne...
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Sat Nov 8, 2014
Anna M Brocco answered:
Have you considered a Google search; also consider area tag sales, garage sales, etc.....
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Mon Aug 6, 2012
Anna M Brocco answered:
Visit areas of interest more than once and at different times of day; look at everything that is important to you, possibly chat with locals, etc., then make your determination as to where your comfort level can best be reached. Real estate professionals are prohibited from steering, enticing a buyer to purchase, or not, in specific neighborhoods....
http://www.homefair.com/
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Thu Apr 5, 2012
Jeffrey Decatur answered:
Might I suggest going to one of the local news stations & newspapers websites. The local news paper is the TimesUnion.com and one of the local news stations is WNYT.com You could also research the town website. ... more
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Tue Mar 27, 2012
Anna M Brocco answered:
When it comes to any safety/crime related issues, it's always best to contact the local police department with all your questions, hear all there is to hear firsthand. If unfamiliar with the area(s) do revisit more than once and at different times of day, possibly chat with locals/neighbors. Real estate professionals are prohibited from steering, enticing a buyer to purchase/rent, or not, in specific neighborhoods.
http://www.neighborhoodscout.com/
https://www.crimereports.com/
http://www.homefair.com/
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Mon Mar 5, 2012
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Tue Jan 3, 2012
Anna M Brocco answered:
In order to best protect yourself, at this point it's really in your best interest to consult with your attorney, he/she can best advise...
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Wed Dec 21, 2011
Anna M Brocco answered:
You can either directly contact the listing agent, or any local agent/realty office can also help, they all have access to the same information. If it's a by owner rental, always verify ownership before exchanging any money/personal information. ... more
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Wed Dec 5, 2012
John Bohan answered:
You either get used to the sound or completely block it out. I live in NYC and my roommates hear the trucks coming up the road, sirens from the fire dept, airplane flying over head, etc. I only hear it when I choose to.
Try leaving a tv, radio or fan on at night, might help with the train horn.
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Tue Nov 1, 2011
Anna M Brocco answered:
Check with local realty offices; check local print media for by owner rentals, always verify ownership before exchanging any money; word of mouth, etc.
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Wed Mar 28, 2012
Corey Landy answered:
Hello,
Corey Landy here, Realtor specializing in Residential Sales, Purchaser Represention, Foreclosures & HUD Homes. To ans your question: if you have signed a listing agreement w/ a agent, it is a formal contract. That is the incentive for agents. Its a means for them to assure you will give them the time needed to sell the property, not work w/ other agents to sell your home among other things. There will be no incentive for he/she to let you out prematurely. But they just may to safeguard their reputation, salvage their relationship w/ you, etc. You'll need to ask them for a release. They will give you the form to sign. Best wishes.. Corey Landy: (518) 250-9339. ... more
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Tue Dec 1, 2015
Corey Landy answered:
Hello Patty,
Corey Landy, Albany area Realtor, here. Rental Agents are a good source; however, it you want to find something rather quickly you will also want to try Craigslist/Albany as many area landlords & property mgmt teams are utilizing this site to market their rentals. We here @ Empire Real Estate also have a property mgmt team with rentals currently available. You are welcomed to give our rental staff a call @ 518-369-7247 x 10 to inquire about the specifics of each. Best of luck in your search. ... more
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