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Nina Harris wrote:

Is there additional tax for buying house over $1 mln?. Thanks

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yes. 1% millionaire's tax
May 07
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I have received many reviews that were kind they were never posted. Please help!!

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Call you customers to see if they created a user name and password before attempting to post their review.  Many times this has been the issue.Good luck!
April 20
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Replace furnace when selling home?

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For the most part, gas is much more desirable fuel due to cost, cleanliness, more evenly cooking and you don't have to monitor the oil tank.  Here on Long Island where one of the first questions when a buyer enters a home is "is it gas or oil?" my suggestion would be to convert to gas and have the cast-iron coal furnace removed.Good Luck!
November 26 2013
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removing half bath from kitchen area to make kitchen bigger would thar hurt or add value to my house

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As long as there are 2 full bathrooms in the house (1 on each floor) it should be okay to expand your kitchen.  Are you looking to add more cabinets & counter space or would this additional space allow you to put in a table thus converting it to an eat-in-kitchen?
November 19 2013
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why does end unit(conner unit) cost more than mid units?

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In addition, end units have cross ventilation.
November 11 2013
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How do you get an estimate of home value on Zillow before you decide to sell?

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The best way would be to have 3 local brokers preview your home and put together a comparative market analysis.  Using most recent sales, all 3 brokers should come in around the same list price.  
October 04 2013
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Bank of America Short Sale

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I have.  It took a little over 7 months and some negotiations back and forth.Good luck!
October 02 2013
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Usual reasons for a property being on Zillow 200+,300+ days?

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Sometimes, the property is no longer available and it could be that the feed has not been discontinued.
October 02 2013
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What does it mean when a home is in pre-foreclosure and a Les pendens payment is made?

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A lis pendens means that a suit is pending.  The home owner has received a  written notice that a lawsuit has been filed concerning the title to real property or some interest in that real property.  Even though there is a lis pendens against a specific property, the owner still has rights to the property.Although payment has been made and the mortgage is current, it can take a while for the information to disappear.
October 02 2013
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Is it unethical for a seller to counter offer conditioning the buyer to use a certain lender?

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The seller can request that you go through a certain mortgage company to get pre-approved to make sure that you are a willing, able and qualified buyer, but can not demand that you actually use any particular company for your mortgage.  So no, this is not unethical or illegal.  In a seller's eyes, it could mean reducing the risk that they could lose 2 to 3 months on a loan that may not come to fruition.In today's climate, certain seller's are asking for a lot more than a pre-approval through a specific mortgage company.  I have seen 2 years income tax returns, most recent pay stubs, proof of funds, etc.Good luck!
October 02 2013
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