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Tue Apr 16, 2013
Lydia Green answered:
The answer to your question would depend on many factors. Based on the description of the property, it has been recently updated. So, the market value of the house would be based on recent sales of similarly updated homes.

Are you working with a Realtor who has shown you this house? And, if so, is that person representing you or the homeowner? The listing agent cannot help you to determine fair market value because they have an obligation to the seller.

If you are not currently working with a Buyer's Broker, I would be happy to represent you on this or any other house you would like to see. I have been representing buyers since 2000 and have helped many families get happily moved into their new home. Please call me at 516-410-3000 if you are interested.
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Thu Jul 4, 2013
Jonathan D. Vasquez answered:
Hi,

If you are looking for a rental in Freeport please feel free to give me a call at 631.870.7246. I will be more than glad to assist you on your search.
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Thu Aug 4, 2016
Alizao answered:
It's all about the school districts, the crime rate and the makeup of the neighborhood. Check out the ratings of those elements in the specific area.
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Thu Mar 7, 2013
Unspecified answered:
@ Christina Fuller do you know of any housing programs that assistance with rental payments?
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Wed Nov 28, 2012
Lydia Green answered:
Most of the time, any street flooding due to high tides, occurs south of Atlantic Avenue. It varies from street to street. Street flooding rarely involves basement flooding. That's on a house to house basis. (Many houses in the waterfront area do not have basements.)
During Hurricane Sandy, the most recent storm, flooding occurred in places that never flooded before. That includes north of Atlantic Avenue on Guy Lombardo Avenue. Again, some basements flooded and some did not.
Why do you ask? Are you considering buying or renting a home in South Freeport? If you want to talk to me about homes in Freeport (or anywhere on the south shore of Nassau County) please give me a call at 516-410-3000 and I will be happy to tell you anything you want to know about a neighborhood. (By the way, as a Buyer's Agent I represent YOU, not the seller, so I can provide a lot of information that the seller's agent cannot.)
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Thu Jun 13, 2013
Gail Gladstone answered:
Were you insured? Why would you just walk away from property you own? Were you underwater on the payments?

More information is needed, but typically, abandoning a property can happen when you turn the deed back to the bank and allow them to foreclose. This is not necessarily your best option, but proper recommendations cannot be made without more information. ... more
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Wed Jun 12, 2013
De Vonte Williamson answered:
Hello. First & foremost, congratulations on your decision to buy a home. It is an excellent time to do so. To answer your question, points are a one time charge that are paid at the closing table by the borrower. One percent is equal to 1% of the loan amount. This fee should have been no surprise because they should have quoted it to you when you got pre-approved.

You do not have to purchase points. The Lender charges points, which you will have to pay at the closing table. Again, it is a one time fee, and is dependent on the lender. Not every lender and/or loan comes with points. Consider consulting with a Mortgage Advisor for more information.

I hope this answered your question! If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact me by the ways below.

Wishing you the best of luck,


De Vonte Williamson
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson
Proudly Serving Long Island
Coldwell Banker Residential
Direct:(631)638-6193
Mobile: (631)384-3695
cbmoves.com/DeVonte.Williamson
DeVonte.Williamson@cbmoves.com
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Wed Nov 28, 2012
Alan May answered:
I don't know, for sure, as i don't live in the region... but it sounds like just that... a rumour.
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Thu Jul 26, 2012
Anna M Brocco answered:
Heating bills will vary depending on the weather, your preferred temperature, etc., therefore ask your agent the question, or your landlord, or the current tenants, or contact the utility company and ask... ... more
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Thu Nov 7, 2013
Lydia Green answered:
Whether or not a street floods depends on it's location. Some streets have not been raised and above-normal tides can cause water to come out of the storm drains into the street. Many houses in flood areas do not have basements but those that do are not usually affected by this small amount of water at the curb.
About once every 20 years or so, there is a hurricane or a nor'easter. Then flooding can be more severe. If you are considering buying a house south of Atlantic Avenue, your lender will most likely require flood insurance. If the house has a below ground basement, a good home inspector will be able to tell you if there is evidence of flooding. That doesn't mean you shouldn't buy the house. It just means you should be aware of the possibility it may happen again and you shouldn't keep anything valuable on the basement floor.
If you are still looking for a house, I would be happy to help you with your search. As a buyers' agent, I work on your behalf to help you find the right house at the right price. Call me at 516-410-3000. I will answer any questions you have about buyer representation.
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Tue Nov 27, 2012
Scott Godzyk answered:
Probabily another 18 months to start looking. You should however meet with a local and trusted loan officer,l have them prequailify you now, tell them your plan and goals and make sure you are on track to be able to get a mortgage. A good loan officer will value your business even if it is in the future,. ... more
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Tue Nov 27, 2012
Nina Harris answered:
Yes it does. It all depends. Location and size of lot will need to be factored in as well.
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Sun Jul 8, 2012
De Vonte Williamson answered:
Hi Bgitarts. Based on the information you stated, I believe it means that the property was conveyed (transferred) back from the previous Homeowner to the Lending Institution, or Government (depending on what type of repossession). This means know that it is BANK or GOVERNMENT OWNED. Is there a date next to this? Is this the most recent transaction? If so, it simply means that the property was transferred to that party.

I hope I have answered your question. If you have any further questions regarding this matter, or any other matter concerning your home search, I am at your service.


Wishing you the best of luck,


De Vonte Williamson
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson
Coldwell Banker Residential
36 RT 25A
East Setauket, NY 11733
Office: (631)941-3100
Direct:(631)941-6193
Mobile: (631)384-3695 (24/7 Emergency Service Available)
E-mail: DeVonte.Williamson@cbmoves.com
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Wed Aug 22, 2012
Jacques Ambron answered:
That's a loaded question. It depends if you are talking just modernizing, or structural changes. Also depends on how many baths kitchen size materials that you will use and a whole lot more. Bathrooms run about 10 to 12 thousand for average renovation. Kitchen can be 15 to 30 thousand for average. You should get a contractor in there to get an accurate idea of cost ... more
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Thu Oct 4, 2012
Anna M Brocco answered:
Ask people you may know for references, or consider interviewing in person a few agents from different realty offices, then choose the one you like best. For information regarding 203k rehab loan see link below...If you need loan officer recommendations feel free to contact me directly...
http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/program_offices/housing/sfh/203k/203kabou
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Mon Aug 6, 2012
Anna M Brocco answered:
Consider improving your score first--the better the score the better the rate; for a personalized answer regarding mortgage qualification, do visit with any licensed loan officer....
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Tue Jun 19, 2012
Donna Davis answered:
CaleeI7, if you or someone is looking for a Sect. 8 rental, please contact me immediately. Rentals for Section 8 and other similar housing subsidy programs are a specialty of mine. Donna Davis, (516) 867-7972, donna@davishomesnow.com ... more
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Wed Nov 28, 2012
Anna M Brocco answered:
Since no link is visible--ask your agent the question, or contact the local tax assessor's office and ask; also check www.mlsli.com
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Wed May 30, 2012
Barbara E. Nowak answered:
Please check this company LIHP (www.lihp.org/) they offer down payment or renovation funds for a first time home buyers if you qualify

Barbara E. Nowak
516-232-6658
Realtor@BarbaraNowak.com
www.BarbaraNowak.com
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Wed Nov 28, 2012
Barbara E. Nowak answered:
You can also file for a tax grievance to reduce your taxes, and the dateline is March 1 of each year in Nassau County.
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