From the Forum: First-Time Buyer Questions

  |  May 30, 2013

For so many of us, the actual purchase of a house in upstate New York is a mystery. Which is why these Upstater readers have posted their query in our Forum. 


1, Does one need a buyer’s agent in the process of purchasing a home or is dealing with the seller’s agent enough? Would a lawyer, rather than an agent, be better?

2, How much did the property taxes play a role in your own decision to buy in a specific area?

3, Is there some standard amount below the asking price that is considered reasonable to derive a first offer?


Readers, can you help?

And please feel free to post your own questions and answers about upstate New York over in the Forum.

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