It depends on the type of transaction. Some purchases that naturally have a bit of "hair" on them such as short sales will require more man hours thus, a higher fee. The most attorney's can charge between $1500 is traditionally the standard fee. I have relationships with attorneys who charge my clients a flat $995-$1050. I would be happy to share their information with you :-).... more
I asked for a feedback from brokers because most of the coops I was seeing in July on UES/UWS and Midtown under 1MM didn't have a full second BR - they were mostly converted from alcoves and were small or dark, or apartments were located very far east and had a longer walk from a subway that my clients wanted.
From what I saw back in the summer, a decent coop apartment with 2BR 2BA 900SF+ would start at $1000/ PS in a basic doorman building. I was interested in other brokers experience finding a full 2BR/2BA coop for their clients in July 2013, and at what price point they saw a small 2d br changing into a real BR.
Unfortunately, most brokers shared their attitude in their responses and did not offer any helpful insights.... more
Impossible to point out pros and cons without learning more about your interest in the area. Buying real estate is about what benefits the investment will bring to the investor. I am open to working with you whenever you are ready to begin. Washington Heights is a great neighborhood with lots of diversity, history and culture.
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DOUGLAS ELLIMAN REAL ESTATE
Janet and Richard you are both correct. Some just want to get the VIP badge (big deal) and will answer anything regardless of how old or irrelevant it is. Then there are those who jump in once it starts and give one line elaborations for the same purpose as a couple have. Answering questions over a certain age should be prevented by Trulia as all in all Trulia has a very good useful website.
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Douglas Elliman Real Estate
it is a good idea to use a lawyer that someone you trust recommended. I usually suggest several attorneys to my clients, so that people can speak to them and make their own choice. Some attorneys charge less than others and some are more diligent than others, and provide higher quality services. As a broker, who worked with many attorneys, I know which of them can protect my clients' interest better and do a superb job but I always give clients a choice of several potential candidates.... more