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Home Selling in Rocky Point : Real Estate Advice

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Sun Jul 3, 2011
Lisa Molinelli answered:
Many factors can determine the value of your home. Traditionally, if the home has had updates, it would hold a higher value. If you'd like, you may contact me, or another local agent to draw up a Market Analysis of your home based on what features, etc., your home has. ... more
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Tue Dec 23, 2014
Martina Ryan answered:
Be careful when renting Basement apartments as they are not legal in NY & the fines can be huge. Check the C of O before you start your renovation. Good luck.
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Mon Jul 26, 2010
Richard Wind, RA, SFR answered:
The fall Zone can be Certified by a Licensed Land Surveyor, they will need to come out to the property & document the existing conditions.
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Tue Dec 8, 2009
Jeff K answered:
A BR must have a closet to be a BR. Otherwise, it's a study/den/bonus room - whatever.

I'm not sure if there is a specific minimum size though ... that 6x8 is really small. Your town will have codes that govern that - easy enough to check ... ... more
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Thu Jan 21, 2010
Grace Hanamoto answered:
Hello Barbara and thanks for your post.

Typically, the local MLS will auto-fill certain aspects of any property listing from County or township records, such as the APN or Assessor's Parcel Number, the square footage of the home and lot, and the age of the property. Sometimes, owners make changes to the home's square footage without the approval of the local building departments, and the increased size is not noted in the government records and does not get updated into the MLS's database. As a result, there is difference between what the government database will show for the home and what the owner believes is the actual characteristic of the home.

As a result, some (not all) MLS services do allow us--as Realtors--to insert different square footages or property information into the listing, but will provide a note on the listing that the updated information is "from the owner" or a "representation from the owner," so anyone who sees these differences will see that the amounts will differ from the information on file with the local government. If the MLS system in your area pulls data only from the government database and does not allow for changes as I've noted earlier, the differences in the property's characteristics will remain on the MLS and can be explained by the Realtor when someone calls about the home.

If you feel that your listing is incorrect, talk with your Realtor to see if any "notes" or comments can be placed on the MLS listing that can explain differences between square footage, age or lot size. To make a change like this permanent, however, it will require changes to the government's database,and that is a procedure best explored with your local building or assessor's office. Good luck!!

Grace Morioka, SRES, e-Pro
Area Pro Realty
San Jose, CA
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Mon Nov 23, 2009
Meredith C Kurz LSA CBR EPRO answered:
Are you purchasing in Port St. Lucie Florida (this is the location noted next to your name) or on Long Island - which country, etc.
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