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Tony Lara, Real Estate Pro in 10012
Tony Lara answered:
Hi, I am looking at buying a coop at 1270 Fifth Avenue. I wanted to get any thoughts about the area. It seems to be changing a lot. Any ideas?
1270 5th Ave has currently two listings on the market. Both are one bedrooms, priced at $450K and $495K, and there's no rental available. Not sure what changing a lot means, the city is ... more
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*John Lajara*, Real Estate Pro in 10462
This is a bright & sunny apartment in move-in ready condition. Also features a modern kitchen/bathroom + gleaming hardwood floors throughout. The building offers security cameras & on-site laundry… Read more
Blogged Wed Nov 19, 2014 by *John Lajara* General Area Home Buying Home Selling
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Jamie Tyrrell, Real Estate Pro in New York, NY
Jamie Tyrrell answered:
I am looking for a 1 bedroom apartment in central harlem that accepts section 8 vouchers.
Hi Ruby Heart,

The New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) is the best place to start.

The link below is to their listings of section 8 housing.

http://nycha.gosection8.com/Sea ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Oct 7, 2014 Home Buying in Harlem
Robert Kemps…, Real Estate Pro in New York, NY
Robert Kempster answered:
I'm looking to move with my 2 kids to HARLEM. My credit Is fair which means it isn't bad nor good I can afford 1200 4 a 2bedrm can any1 help
Hi Ms. Vaughn,

It would be much easier to assist you if your current credit rating was stated, as well as if you are primarily looking to rent. or to buy. Also, the key to any decisi ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu May 29, 2014 Home Buying in Harlem
Semerun, Other/Just Looking in New York, NY
Semerun answered:
Hi - I am interested in finding out more information about HDFC Co-ops in Manhattan, I have excellent credit and within income guidelines.
Hi Emily,

This is a complex question and while I can help set you on the right path, you will need to do quite a bit of research on your own. I am sure there will be brokers that chi ... more
1 vote Share Flag Tue May 27, 2014 Home Buying in Harlem
Jill Hamer, Real Estate Pro in New York, NY
Sugar Hill Market is launching Sunday May 4th, from 10:00AM to 6:00PM at 318 West 118th Street between FDB and Manhattan Avenue. Sugar Hill Market is a curated flea and artisan market similar to Chelsea… Read more
Blogged Sat Apr 12, 2014 by Jill Hamer Home Buying Investment Properties
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Javier Menes…, Real Estate Pro in Farmingdale, NY
Javier Meneses answered:
Hello, I am currently making very little income, but that is only until I graduate as a doctor God willing. Will my low income impact my chances?
It's all about running the numbers. What are your monthly debts? What is it that you consider low income? A Loan Officer would pull your credit and figure out your monthly liabilit ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 9, 2014 Home Buying in Harlem
angellopez767, Other/Just Looking in Brooklyn, NY
angellopez767 answered:
I am thinking of purchasing an HDFC apartment in Harlem, are there potential pitfalls by going down this
House owner at Puerto Rico, can buy a aparment in New York City by the HDFC?
0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 8, 2014 Home Buying in Harlem
Wendy Wood, Real Estate Pro in New York, NY
Wendy Wood answered:
Are there any teacher next door program properties in Harlem.?
I am not sure what the answer is but I would suggest you contact a lender of your choice to get pre-approval. That lender will be able to tell you about any programs that you will qual ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 1, 2014 Home Buying in Harlem
Michael Smit…, Real Estate Pro in New York, NY
Michael Smith-Puente answered:
VA lender in NYC for coop?
Great article in the NY Times article about VA Loans in New York City.

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/06/11/nyregion/va-loans-are-rare-in-new-york.html?_r=0


Regards,

?Michael Sm ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Mar 19, 2014 Home Buying in Harlem
Joseph C. Ha…, Real Estate Pro in New York, NY
Joseph C. Hastings answered:
Why condo's cost more than coops?
When you purchase a Condominium apartment, you are buying what is referred to as real property. As such, it is analogous to purchasing a House. You will receive a deed to the property a ... more
1 vote Share Flag Thu Mar 13, 2014 Home Buying in Harlem
Martina Ryan, Real Estate Pro in Queens, NY
Martina Ryan answered:
Is Harlem a good neighborhood to buy a condo for a future investment?
Median sale price for homes in Harlem have increased 28% in the past year.
0 votes Share Flag Wed Mar 12, 2014 Home Buying in Harlem
Martina Ryan, Real Estate Pro in Queens, NY
Martina Ryan answered:
Buying a brown stone in Astoria or a 2BR condo in harlem, what is better for investment?
Check out the property values and appreciation in each neighborhood. Median sale price for homes in Harlem have increased 28% in the past year.
0 votes Share Flag Wed Mar 12, 2014 Home Buying in Harlem
Milly Lopez, Real Estate Pro in 10001
Milly Lopez answered:
Is 575 Riverside Drive a good area to live?
If you are referring to 'edginess' perhaps then you should visit and walk around yourself. Areas are forever changing and one can not predict or state a reasonable response without brea ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Feb 26, 2014 Home Buying in Harlem
Milly Lopez, Real Estate Pro in 10001
Milly Lopez answered:
What is the average price of a four family, 8 bedroom, 4 bath house in harlem?
A Townhouse that needs TLC or renovation will start in the early millions. Harlem has already exhausted the really good investment deals ( i predict WaHi to be next).

If you want lis ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Feb 12, 2014 Home Buying in Harlem
Milly Lopez, Real Estate Pro in 10001
Milly Lopez answered:
Are their any condominiums in Washington Heights or Harlem ??, zipcode being 10031 0r 10032
Hi Mary Franco, great condos in WaHi and Harlem. You can get a lot more space for the price, less per sq ft, essentially.

I can be reached at 917-792-1999 or email me at nardeen@rapa ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Feb 12, 2014 Home Buying in Harlem
Milly Lopez, Real Estate Pro in 10001
Milly Lopez answered:
HFDC coops- how risky are they? What should I know? Any advice?
HDFC's can have appreciation however it will take longer for the value to go up (also market related of course). In addition, it is often an all cash purchase. This makes no sense becau ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Feb 12, 2014 Home Buying in Harlem
Roberts, Real Estate Pro in New York, NY
Roberts answered:
looking for a studio apartment and my I have bad credit, what are my options
Please call me for assistance. My name is Joseph and I can be reached at 347-545-2089. Thankl you and good luck.
0 votes Share Flag Mon Feb 10, 2014 Home Buying in Harlem
Michael Denn…, Real Estate Pro in Brooklyn, NY
Ever since the housing meltdown and ensuing financial crisis of 2008, all borrowers have been subject to strictrer underwriting guidelines that have left many unable to take advantage of historically… Read more
Blogged Tue Nov 19, 2013 by Michael Denniston Home Buying Financing Investment Properties
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Mitchell Hall, Real Estate Pro in New York, NY
How the Word ‘North’ Affects Prices Living Along Central Park North "At 45 Central Park North, an income-restricted co-op, prices are lower, and bidding can get fierce. A three-bedroom on… Read more
Blogged Sun Nov 17, 2013 by Mitchell Hall Home Buying Home Selling In My Neighborhood
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