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Elizabeth Rosenbaum

Good point. There are agents who are wheeler-dealer types and sell a high number of homes but create messes by sacrificing their clients best-interest. This usually results in a lower net to the seller. It leaves everyone with a bad taste in their mouth and proving it through local regulatory agencies is just more unpleasant, burdensome work that drags things on. Friends, neighbors, acquaintances can typically share their painful experiences- just be sure to realize that these agents' business practices generally don't change through the years.

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dreamdoctor

She cringes when she sees me coming. I don't spin. One example - she was telling my clients that the 7 ft ceiling in the basement would feel higher if they took out the walls and opened it up - I said no, that will actually make it feel lower. She should have retired a long time ago - it is just a game for her, she doesn't need the money.

If you are going to make (significant) changes to the project after buying - residential or commercial - please consult am architect/designer or contractor - you'll get a better feel for the implications other than "Oh, that won't take much." I'm jacking a garage up on two sides to level the floor in the studio above it of a 102 year old house - the "footing" (bottom of the brick wall) was six inches below grade when it should have been 3'6 and it was built on fill and there is a 9 ft dia, 12 ft deep cistern under the corner of the garage - I still don't have the punchline for that one - one thing at a time. For now we will hang the first floor off the second and support the whole thing on pier footings - one inside the garage, one outside. A long way to go, a lot of past cobbling to undo - this was originally a "carriage house". You can see the lid on the cistern in the photo and there is 3 ft more over dig around the cistern - no terra firma in the right place - can't put in a frost footing. We'll use the beam to support a balcony (and the second floor) that will lead to the quilting studio through some French style patio doors.


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