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Friday, May 24, 2019   /   by Susan O'Hara

JUST LISTED | 77 LONERGAN DRIVE, SUFFERN NY 10901 | A STARTER HOME FULL OF POTENTIAL

The potential is obvious, as this townhouse alternative is in the award winning Suffern Central School District. However, the current owner has lived there over 40 years, and it shows. A lot of updates do include a new roof layer in 2013, new water heater, new windows, new AC (Trane) The basement was finished recently, providing additional space and storage. One of the bedrooms was turned into a laundry room (can easily be relocated back to the basement.) The kitchen is original apart from a newer dishwasher and microwave, but it’s bright, with a nice bay window and exit to small deck outside, for your grill. Steps lead down to a small fully fenced yard with shed, and there’s additional storage under the deck. The driveway provides off road parking and there’s a riverside park kitty corner from the house, with basket ball court, plus a tot lot just around the corner. With a little sweat equity, this will make a great starter home! Click the photo below for more inform ...

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Friday, May 24, 2019   /   by Vanessa Saunders

Hey Buddy! Wanna buy a 3 bedroom 3 bath in DC for $36K?

Who wouldn't snap up this apparent bargain, if it weren't for the fact that by now, most people know that such "bargains" are almost always scams. This one appearing on Zillow last month was. But according to Zillow, over 1,500 people clicked on the website, and 123 people saved it in its first day online.

This is an old scam, which Zillow and Trulia are actually getting better at sorting out lately. They missed this one. The "Sellers" claim to be a property management company and specify that the property is available for first-time buyers only: "no lenders, no investors, no wholesalers, no attorneys and no one that has ever owned a property." According to the Zillow listing, the sellers "own many homes across the country, and once a year they "sell one or a few to first-time buyers for under $50,000."

The fraudulent listing also states the home is occupied by tenants, and due to their lease, must have 48 hours notice before an interested buyer can see the property. But before ...

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Thursday, May 23, 2019   /   by Vanessa Saunders

Ten "Must Ask" Questions When Hiring a Realtor

Smart consumers interview potential real estate agents before they decide which agent they want to hire. Just as you’re sizing up the potential for a good fit, the real estate agent will likely be interviewing you, too. Be wary of agents who don’t ask you questions and probe for your motivation. You wouldn’t work with just any agent off the street, and good agents are selective about their clients, as well.
Here are 10 questions you need answered by a prospective real estate agent.
1) How Long Have You Been in the Business?
No school offers a degree in how to handle problems in a transaction. They learn on the job. The more sales an agent has completed, the more she knows. It’s even possible that she’s taken special designation courses. It’s OK to ask about this, too.
2) What Is Your Average List-Price-To-Sales-Price Ratio?
An agent’s average ratio depends on the market. Excluding sizzling seller’s markets, a good buyer’s age ...

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Wednesday, May 22, 2019   /   by Vanessa Saunders

Plummeting Hamptons real estate market good news for high-end Hudson Valley sellers.

From all the press coverage about dropping home prices in the Hamptons, you'd think the sky was falling. "Home prices are plummeting in the Hamptons," trumpets The New York Times about the infamous vacation playground of New York City's wealthiest residents. The Hamptons, once the favored vacation destination of New York City's wealthy elite is reportedly seeing home prices fall and high-end properties sitting on the market for months, according to the Times.

As it happens, the press stories are not fake news. The median sale price of a Hamptons home has fallen to a seven-year low of just $860,000.

This luxury real-estate slump can be traced, in part, to Donald Trump's 2016 federal tax reform, as the Financial Times' Ben Foldy reported. The new tax laws make it more expensive for homeowners to own luxury homes because they can deduct only $10,000 in state and local taxes from their federal income tax filings.

The most expensive homes for sale in the Hamptons are suffering th ...

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Tuesday, May 21, 2019   /   by Vanessa Saunders

$7K Amazon tiny home goes viral, sells out in minutes.

It took just minutes for Amazon to sell out of this tiny 172 sq. ft. cabin. With housing prices and property taxes continuing to rise, this "Tiny Home" may well be a solution for consumers looking to downsize, live economically and say, "Buggah off!" to high rent or mortgage payments. 

The tiny home movement is finding traction in places like America's western mountain towns, where people spend more than 50 percent of their income on housing, which is well above the norm. A recent Sierra Sun article cited a regional housing study that found, “… 76 percent of Lake Tahoe and Truckee NV area residents spend more than one-third of their income on rent, and 26 percent spend more than half of their income on rent.” 


Sprout Tiny Homes is developing a PUD (Planned Unit Development) approved community in Salida, Colorado. Sprout’s homes aren’t diminutive, realty-television-ready oddities: The company uses traditional materials and building ...

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