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Mon Feb 25, 2013
Anna M Brocco answered:
Invite a few agents from different realty companies and ask for a cma, comparable market analysis; review the data, ask opinions and go from there; cma's are provided free of charge by most agents, or consider hiring a professional appraiser. ... more
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Thu Jan 24, 2013
Multiple Listing Service or Major League Soccer.
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Fri Jan 18, 2013
Thomas Brady answered:
Currently in Merrick there are only four rentals listed on the MLS. Of the four all are whole house rentals so they wouldn't be pertininent to your question. The rental market in Merrick is always strong, but tightened up even more after hurricane Sandy. My estimate would be $1,900. My partner lives and works in and works in Merrick. He's done rentals there, if you'd like his contact information drop me an e-mail.
Thank you
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson
Notary Public, Retired N.Y.P.D. Lt.
#1 Listing & Selling Brokerage in NY
Charles Rutenberg Realty, Inc.
255 Executive Drive - Suite 104
Plainview, New York 11803
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Mon Feb 25, 2013
Jill Sackler answered:
Hi Joe,

Good to hear that you didn't suffer too much damage. We can only hope that we'll see storms like this past one only every 100 years. You can't ask any extra for the occasional waterfront.

It's a little soon to tell how Merrick and the whole south shore of Long Island market has been effected but this is what I would say: If you're planning to rebuild and put in everything new (to the extent that you personally need), in the next six months or so, your sales price will go up a little from what your house is currently worth. If you're just planning to gut and sell "as is," there are a ton of mainly-cash investors out there looking for a good buy. You will sell it for a lot less but, it may just be worth it to walk away. For those homeowners who are completely overwhelmed and paralyzed by the enormous task at hand, this could be the solution. Money from FEMA and any insurance you may have had is yours to keep. Feel free to check out my blog post on this topic. Jill Sackler
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Thu Oct 4, 2012
Anna M Brocco answered:
Average time does vary based on exact location, pricing, size, condition, upgrades, etc. When priced on target properties do sell, and multiple offers are not unusual.
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Thu Sep 27, 2012
Anna M Brocco answered:
See link for helpful information
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Wed May 16, 2012
Carl Hawthorne answered:
To buy a home? To rent? Need more details.
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Sat Jul 20, 2013
Gail Gladstone answered:
Robert, the number buyers should be more concerned with is the interest rate. No one can ever predict the bottom, but you can predict affordability and payments by the rate.

The rate is at an all time low. BUY! ... more
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Sat Jan 19, 2013
Kevin Leatherman answered:
At present they are legal but I recommend Sellers have the tank legally abandoned because several buyers will not purchase a house with this risk factor. If you want to sell it is a smart investment. Please visit my website for contact info for Windmill Oil Tank Service located under Buyer / Seller Resources. Windmill is one of the leading companies serving Nassau & Suffolk Counties Since 1976. ... more
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Tue Mar 26, 2013
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Mon Apr 25, 2011
Century 21 Prevete/Bastone answered:
That depends on the type of work you are looking for. Commission sales has always been the highest paid profession around. Real estate sales offers tremendous fiduciary potential for the right people (the ones that are willing to do what it takes or what most of the others are not willing to do). It offers unserpassed potential but never any guarantees.

Good Luck.
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Tue Mar 23, 2010
Century 21 Prevete/Bastone answered:
Nicole - If you are looking to get a great deal then I suggest you hire a buyer's broker & tell them what you are looking for & they will find it for you if it is out there. Looking around on your own is like trying to give yourself a root canal. It is possible to do it without profesional help BUT very painful. ... more
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Thu Jan 7, 2010
CamilleD answered:
Hi Frankieli,

Merrick tends to be a better area than other areas
in Long Island. There are less foreclosures and
less short sales. As to your question that you see the listing
price and the sales price a big difference, this might be
due to the fact that the market is changing faster than
the market value can be determined. So the selling price
then becomes the new market value of homes in that area.

This market is changing every month so it is hard to keep up with
it especially when you want to get the most money for the sellers.

I hope this answers your question.

Camille Dandola
Buyer Representative
Charles Rutenberg Realty
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Sun Feb 2, 2014
Audra Dewalters answered:
Hi Meg,
Yes, there are town pools in Merrick. Are you looking to move there? I would be more than happy to provide you with any information you are looking for.
You can email, text, or call me.
Audra Dewalters
516 769 6319
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Tue May 15, 2012
Cathy Hart answered:
Hi Mark,

You can visit my website at, click on home search and then foreclosures. You can reach me at (516) 815-4257 and I will be more than happy to answer any questions you might have.

Cathy Hart
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Mon Oct 27, 2008
CamilleD answered:
There are many foreclosures in Long Island. I am affiliated with ReMax Hearthstone
and my Broker has many listings of foreclosed homes in Long Island.

I would be happy to send you a list of them.
I hope we can do business in the very near future.
Give me 24 hours.
Camille Dandola, ReMax Hearthstone, Bellmore., NY
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Wed Oct 24, 2012
CamilleD answered:
Hi, Janet,

I am a real estate sales person for ReMax, Hearthstone..
We are located on Merrick Road in Bellmore.
We have great visibility and a state-of-the-art office, live help via our receptionist
7 days a week from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

I can offer my services to you. I am a Certified Buyer's Broker which means
I can represent you and guide you so you will find a home for a great value,
especially in today's market.

Now, Merrick has many really nice homes, yes, and has an award winning school district.
There are homes right now on the market, priced in the $399,999 to $500,000 range,
yes, that can use some updating, but the layouts of these homes do not have to be changed,
and some come with decent property sizes.

I would love to show you around.

Please call me at your convenience.
Don't hesitate IN THIS GREAT BUYER'S market CAMILLE 516-312-6245.
I am offering $1000 promotion to be used at
your closing for the use of my services.
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Fri Jul 18, 2014
Cameron Piper answered:

I would call a local agent in your area. They can provide you tons of useful data and would be able to answer any questions that you may have about the buying process as well. I hope that helps. ... more
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