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Sat Dec 22, 2012
John E Quinn answered:

We have some listings that may fit your needs. You can contact me at 845-629-8450 anytime

John Quinn
John J Lease Realtors
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Sat Sep 22, 2012
Barbara Carter answered:
Hello I am a realtor in Highland NY. I have lived here all my life. We have a listing that sounds like it would suit your needs. Please feel free to call me anytime 845 505 3160.
Visit my website
Good luck
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Sun Apr 29, 2012
Barbara Carter answered:
Hello Stacy
I am so sorry to hear your difficulty in finding a home. The real estate agents in the area should be able to help you. I for one would be glad to help you find something. If you are in need financially the county has programs to help.
Best Regards
Barbara Carter
845 505 3160
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Sun Mar 11, 2012
allan erps,ABR,SFR answered:
Not sure if you are referring to buying property and selling the same property that day. If so(sometimes called flopping) believe there is no law against it from what I can gather
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Sun Apr 26, 2015
Anna M Brocco answered:
You can check local public records, tax records, or ask any agent offline; due to privacy reasons, not sure an owner's will be posted on an online public forum.
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Thu Jan 27, 2011
Anna M Brocco answered:
Consider consulting with your attorney and or tax professional to see what options are best for you--you can refinance if you qualify, and you could consider buying your ex out if needed, if your finances allow --rather than walking away, is a short sale an option for you--if so, protect yourself and any other assets you may have by consulting with an attorney who specializes in real estate beforehand. ... more
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Thu Jul 15, 2010
Don Tepper answered:
A mortgage broker in your area would be your best resource. A Realtor is another. However, just in general, interest rates are really low right now overall . . . depending, of course, on your credit. One tip, though: Stick with a bricks-and-mortar lender, someone with an actual office and actual people near you. It can be kind of tricky going with online lenders.

Hope that helps.
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Sat Jul 25, 2009
Fred Griffin answered:
See a Real Estate Attorney for Legal Advice, see an Attorney if you do not understand what you are signing.

What does your Purchase Contract say about inspections? Is the contract "As Is, Subject to Inspections", or does your contract require the Seller to make necessary repairs, or allow you to re-negotiate based on items in the inspection report?

Ask the Real Estate Agent to clarify. If you do not understand, or if you disagree, see a Real Estate Attorney before signing any documents.

Best wishes,
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Fri Jun 26, 2009
Barbara Carter answered:
The best advice would be to consult your attorney. After contracts are signed it becomes a legal issue that should be handled through your attorney and the sellers attorney.
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Thu Jun 18, 2009
Nancy answered:
In-ground oil tanks inevitably become issues when you go to sell your house. Worse, it often comes up post-inspection, i.e. after you've agreed on a sales price. Most attorneys recommend that buyers do NOT buy the house with the in-ground oil tank and recommend that the seller either removes it or decommissions it.
The reason for this is that liability for any leaks, etc transfer with the property and, if something goes wrong after closing, it can cost the buyer a lot of money and aggravation.

My advice to you is to first deal with the oil tank and then look into upgrading the furnace and/or converting to gas. This also depends on how old the furnace is and how much life it has left. The age of the furnace is more relevant than the type of heating fuel.

In this area, central air is a plus, but not a deal breaker. However, if the house is hot throughout the summer, you might want to consider retrofitting an air conditioning system with an outside compressor and
a mini-split system to get cooled air into different rooms.

If you want a recommendation of a company to test your in-ground tank, please contact me.

Nancy Brenner
Coldwell Banker Village Green
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Thu Oct 8, 2009
Paddy Pizappi answered:
I can see why you are frustrated. The in ground oil tank may or may not be an issue. Just because there is one does not mean there is anything wrong with it. As a buyer's representative agent I normally advise that the tank be tested if the seller will allow it. You do need to be careful about the type of testing done and who performs these tests. If the tank is not leaking then I tell my buyer clients to eventually dicomission the tank or have it removed because it may affect future resale. The seller is under no obligation to take care of it but you may want to renegotiate your offer based on this.

I don't know if this agent is "your" Realtor. It sounds as though you put your offer in through the listing agent and his loyalty is to the seller so he can only provide you with information not guidance. It is a difficult place to be in and one of the reasons I became a buyer's representative to help people like you buy homes with the help of a professional on thier side. If you are working with him as your agent I am not answering this to solicit your business I just hear your frustration and want to help.

Good luck in whatever you decide to do. There are many sites that can help you learn more about in ground tanks. I have the links at my office but if you email me I will be gald to forward them to you.
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Sun Jun 28, 2009
Susan Mohart answered:
If you would like, I can stop by and take a look at your home and let you know what you could rent it for.
Are you interested in having a real estate agent represent you, or are you going to do it by owner? You
can reach me at 845-781-0706. My name is Susan Mohart of RJ Smith Realty. Thank you.
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Thu Jun 18, 2009
Sandra Strickland answered:
Most sellers are looking for about 90 to 95% of the asking price. See how long the property has been on the market and if there have been any price reductions. You can also ask the listing agent if they have had any offers and if the sellers have rejected any offers. If they have not had any offers they might be anxious for some activity. And if they have rejected offers, the agent can tell you what was rejected so you don't waste your time putting in an offer that will also be rejected by the seller. The key here is not to waste your time on properties that will not be in your price range. ... more
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Thu Dec 18, 2008
Steven Rall answered:
You bet, or better yet have your agent relate to the listing agent that you want it all cleaned out. Refuse to close until it is all removed. You don't want the liability of things that may cost you to dispose of like electronics, old cans of paint or other chemicals, old tires, batteries, etc. ... more
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Thu Dec 18, 2008
Bill Eckler answered:
Yes, it is reasonable to expect this. Our recommendation is that you call waste management company for a price quote for dropping off and picking up the dumpster. Also contact you agent to remind him/her the closing will not occur if the home is not cleaned out and "broom swept."

Good luck
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Mon Nov 3, 2008
joanna lane answered:
The short answer is no, you do not have a priority in purchasing this house, but since it is only Monday morning and the offer was only made Friday, even if you had not changed your mind twice, the situation would be no different. Nobody has any rights to anything until both buyer and seller sign a contract reviewed by respective attorneys. You have probably made everyone very nervous, so they are now uncertain about going ahead with you at all, and if others are interested as well, they are likely to prefer to sell to them instead. That said, it could be a bluff by an annoyed seller, who was very excited receiving your offer, only to have it thrown back in his face and now wants to make you sweat a bit. A good agent will help sort it out for you, but you need to stop the inspection unless the seller confirms their agreement to sell to you again. ... more
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