April 2014

Found 2 blog entries for April 2014.

Welcome to 242 Austin Rd in Mahopac NY. MLS# 4409318. Lovely over sized cape cod with separate side by side mother/daughter apartment. Features include 3 bed 2 bath in main part of home as well as 1 bed 1 bath apartment with eat-in-kitchen, and family room and finished loft. This lovely home features an updated kitchen with Sub Zero gas range and Sub Zero refrigerator, hardwood floors, 2 fireplaces plus a wood burning stove. Large 1st floor master bedroom with walk-in-closet, updated bathroom. Living room with fireplace, lovely Florida room with radiant heat and wood burning stove, large family room with fireplace. 2 oil burners (main boiler is brand new, 2nd boiler is 2 years old) 2 oil tanks, roof less than 10 years old. Huge 2 car garage and workshop.

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This issue seems to come up in almost every transaction. Typically, a homeowner made an improvement to the home without obtaining a new certificate of occupancy or proper permit and is now worried it may affect the selling their home.

The most common examples are above ground pools, finishing a basement, making a deck larger, a shed, adding a bathroom or making a 1/2 bath into a full bath. Trying to sell a house with a building violation can be a small or sometimes a big problem. The problem is not with the building department. Building department inspectors do not create the building codes they just enforce them. The problem is the buyer’s bank. For the most part a buyer is not going to be able to get a loan for your house if violations exist. Not

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