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Home Buying in Dobbs Ferry : Real Estate Advice

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Mon Jun 8, 2015
Michael Levy answered:
I can help you find a rental in Dobbs Ferry that meets your needs. Please contact me for suggestions at 914-273-9688.
Michael Levy
Principal Broker at Grand Lux Realty
914-273-9688

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Tue Jul 3, 2012
Michael Levy answered:
Mark Aakjar C-914-774-5025. Mark's Inspections. Tell him Michael Levy from Grand Lux Realty recommended him for a special price. Good luck. Sincerely, Michael, Principal Broker, Grand Lux Realty, 914-273-9688. ... more
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Tue Jul 3, 2012
Anna M Brocco answered:
Keep in mind that commissions are negotiated by the seller with his/her agent--if you are purchasing a property with dual agency, the listing agent keeps the entire commission--it is illegal in NYS to give commission kickbacks or any kickbacks for that matter. If you are uncomfortable with the listing agent representing you as well, do ask the broker owner of the realty company to assign you an agent from within--depending how far in the process you are, it may be too late to use the services from an outside agent. You can negotiate the price however you like, and no guarantees the seller will accept nor any guarantees that the agent will accept a lesser commission. ... more
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Tue Jul 3, 2012
Christopher Pagli answered:
Hi, once the transaction closes you can take the HUD-1 closing statement to the town and apply for a grievance. Grievance day county-wide is the third Tuesday in the month of June. You will get the application, fill it out, attach any necessary documentation proving over assessment and then submit the application. The town will review the application and let you know sometime n the fall if you will get the grievance.

You don't need an attorney but can use one if you like. You can also hire a private tax assessor. I have the names of a few if you decide that is the route you want to go.

Basically the HUD-1 is the smoking gun and will clearly show that the home sold for much less then the assessed value. Feel free to scroll through my past blog posts I posted a detailed guide to grieving your taxes.

Sincerely,

Christopher Pagli
Licensed Associate Broker
Accredited Buyer Representative
Legends Realty Group
914.406.9023
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Thu Jun 11, 2009
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Generally, in the New York metropolitan area, it is customary to give a deposit equal to 10% of the purchase price. Because that now amounts to a large amount of money in our area, it is not unusual for attorney to request a 5% down payment on contract, as this money is held in a non interest bearing escrow account, and is an amount that a person would never want to walk away from. The buyer will need to have this money available when they sign the contract. If you would like more information about the mortgage process in New York, including closing costs, please feel free to e-mail me.

Robin Silverberg
Senior Loan Officer
Preferred Empire Mortgage
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Mon Jan 19, 2009
Dallas Texas answered:
Your tax would stay the same each year county does adjust taxes either up or down. If the person is over certain age per county usually 65 tax are reduced, upon sale of property would increase due to new buyer age.

Confer with county tax office receive more detail information regarding your question.

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Thu Jun 4, 2009
Harriet Libov answered:
That's why it's so important to work with a local expert in the towns you considering and to have your agent represent you as a buyer's agent. If they are a full time agent and doing their homework, they would most likely know something like that and should advise you so you can make an informed decision. I only work in the areas that I know and refer my buyers to professional agents in other towns they may want to research as well. In a challenging market like this, where agents are selling less houses than they may have in past years...they may be more willing to sell a buyer in an area that they are not as familiar with. This is a practice I would be concerned about as a buyer. ... more
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Tue Jul 3, 2012
Christopher Pagli answered:
Hi, I have access to the information on the MLS which is only available to agents. Let me know if you have a particular complex in mind or just the 10552 zip code. I will gladly send through all recent sales I just need an email address. Off the top of my head I know there have been a few in the Wellington and others on Gramatan Ave.

Sincerely,

Christopher Pagli
Associate Broker
Legends Realty Group
914.406.9023
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