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Sat Jun 1, 2013
Gina Lollo answered:
I think the number one quality is integrity, with this, Good things will follow. You will know that everything is being done with your best interests in mind no matter what.
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Thu Apr 25, 2013
Gail Gladstone answered:
If the buyer wishes to "gamble" and get one step further down the road than the competition, sobeit. The seller does not pay for the inspection and gains a lot of information from it.

The Seller also ends up with a potential buyer who is now "pregnant with the deal" and more apt to stay in it.
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Fri Nov 30, 2012
De Vonte Williamson answered:
I do not seem to understand your question. However, a CO is a document issued by a local governmental agency or building department certifying a building's compliance with building codes, and that it is fit for occupancy. ... more
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Sun Oct 21, 2012
Anna M Brocco answered:
Consider working with an agent of your own; also check 3 are showing as available.
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Tue Aug 7, 2012
Gail Gladstone answered:
The only two items that are seller responsibilities are environmetal and roof leaks; neither of which you mentioned.

Inspections are performed so that you know somewhat what you are buying into, not for renegotiating purchase price or getting the seller to do more work on the house.

If you are not comfortable with the report, don't sign a contract; find another house.

Warning: There are no perfect houses.
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Wed Oct 8, 2014
Cindy Rosen answered:
My experience in Orange County approximately $1000 excluding electricity and assuming no repairs. To remove it - depends on whether you bury it or actually remove it. Contact an excavator. ... more
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Thu Jul 10, 2014
Nina Harris answered:
You will need to file for a permit prior to putting one in.
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Tue Aug 7, 2012
Anna M Brocco answered:
You can check for available area properties; if you need assistance feel free to contact me directly...
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Thu Oct 21, 2010
Maggie Hawk answered:
Sha Lu,
I think it depends on what form that "credit" takes. If the Seller pays $5,000 of the Buyer's closing costs and prepaids, or if the Seller offers to use the money to buy down the Buyer's mortgage, it could make that Seller's home much more attractive than its competition.

I've also seen condo Sellers offer to pay the Buyer's maintenance fees for the first year. As agents, we need to get creative in this crazy market, if we want our listings to stand out. Good luck.

Warm regards,
Maggie Hawk, REALTOR
Watson Realty Corp.
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Thu Apr 22, 2010
Barbara Singleterry answered:
Property taxes can be reassessed by the county if values have substantially declined. Most counties in areas where the real estate market crashed are already in the process of reassessing property values for the new fiscal year which usually starts in July.

If you think your property value has fallen below what the current assessment is, you can get forms from the county assessors office to have the value reviewed. You do not need to pay anyone else to do this.

Check on your county webpage for more information on what is needed to submit a request for reassessment.

Good luck
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Wed Jul 10, 2013
Anna M Brocco answered:
Don't be too concerned about construction types, they are what they are and all houses have to be built to code. When you find your new home have an engineer do an inspection to determine if any problematic issues exist in the structure. Yes, carpeting can be removed and most often underneath you will find great wooden floors that my need some refinishing--cost will have to be determined after the carpeting is out, and will depend on the size of flooring. If you need assistance feel free to call or e-mail.

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Thu Aug 14, 2014
Everett Perry answered:
nope....thats the short answer.

expect 40-50 cents of the dollar.

why not do a short sale? goto my blog on my website and read up about it. this would be the best way for you to get the house off of your credit and move on with life.

i can help you out with the shortsale if you like.
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Tue Aug 7, 2012
Dmanu answered:
If you aren't worried about taxes and are looking for a good school district - Manhasset (LI) is a good area.
I would also recomment Great Neck (LI).
Houses are beautiful with a good amount of property and wonderful school districts.
Just a little high on the taxes - like they are when the school district is that good.
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Thu Apr 30, 2009
CamilleD answered:
Hi, J,

A good price to offer is one that would be accepted by the seller.

A real estate pro will do a market analysis for you and tell you
based on their knowledge and the market conditions what a house is worth.

Right now we are presently in a housing market that is in a transition period.
So it is hard to exactly come up with a price because of an abrupt stop of buying that has
happened from September (Lehman Brother's failure) .
There are not a lot of comparable sales out there.
You are willing to offer $260,000 less, I don't know. The worst that can happen is they say, no.
There is no ridiculous price to offer in today's market, especially when there are no buyers!!!!

Good :Luck,
Camille Dandola
Real Estate Agent
listed for 1.3 in Woodbury.
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Sun Dec 7, 2014
Gail Gladstone answered:
Since 1/1/07, 38 homes have gone under contract. The ones that have closed to date range in selling price from $995,000 to $5,200,000. There are currently 35 homes on the market and range in asking price from $1,179,000 to $6,999,999.

Please contact me directly with any further questions you may have on Muttontown...will be glad to email you listings.
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