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D.wilson, Home Buyer in Brooklyn, NY
D.wilson answered:
Bad credit and no guarantor - Is there even a point of looking for an apartment in Brooklyn, NY anymore?
True, I just had a client she had a 544 Credit Score and Makes 110k.

She got denied A million Times so the best bet is just to repair your credit Landlords are scared of getting bad ... more
0 votes Share Flag Yesterday at 11:00am Rentals in 11216
Kathryn Lilly, Real Estate Pro in New York, NY
Kathryn Lilly answered:
should a NYC title search (performed by a respectable title company) reveal if an extension to a 2 family building is legal or not?
Ask the Title company to order a complete Survey search.
It is an extra fee,but will reveal the answer.

Kathryn Lilly
Realty on the Greene, LLC
KLilly@Realty on the Greene.com
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0 votes Share Flag Wed Jun 24, 2015 Home Buying in 11216
Jamil Acosta, Renter in Brooklyn, NY
Jamil Acosta asked:
I'm currently looking for a 1bedroom apartment or Studio in Brooklyn, but im covered by HRA public assistance and i can't seem to find any. the benefits cover security deposit first month and brokers fee
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jan 18, 2015 For Rent in 11216
Tim Moore, Real Estate Pro in Kitty Hawk, NC
Tim Moore answered:
How is rent calculated?
One looks around the area where you are to see what others are paying and then the owner decides to ask for an amount. If 100 people apply then they know they asked to little. If no one ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jan 3, 2015 Rentals in 11216
John & Janis…, Real Estate Pro in Encinitas, CA
John & Janis Arendsen answered:
Will i have problems insuring a condo if I use (or rent) a recreation room in the basement level as a bedroom?
Not sure how that would impact your insurance. Best to contact some insurance brokers directly.
0 votes Share Flag Sat Dec 20, 2014 Home Insurance in 11216
Daria Kolomi…, Real Estate Pro in Brooklyn, NY
Daria Kolomiiets answered:
Interested in 883 Park Place & similar properties...
Good Afternoon! If you are still looking for a property, please, fill free to contact me. Have a great day!
0 votes Share Flag Wed Feb 26, 2014 Home Buying in 11216
Sarit Davidov, Real Estate Pro in Brooklyn, NY
Sarit Davidov answered:
Looking to purchase properties in Queens or Brooklyn New York. looking for distressed and short sales. All cash buyer. Access to 10 million cash.
CALL ME 718-664-0295
0 votes Share Flag Wed Feb 12, 2014 Foreclosure in 11216
Sam Gold, Real Estate Pro in Brooklyn, NY
Sam Gold answered:
How does a property being landmarked affect the ability to change a C of O from a 4 family to 3 family in Brooklyn? What is the average cost / time?
Good Morning!
Only outside changes of your building, such as front facade, windows, doors, columns, architraves and other outside details, need a permission from Landmark for renovatio ... more
10 votes Share Flag Thu Jan 23, 2014 Home Selling in 11216
Kathryn Lilly, Real Estate Pro in New York, NY
Kathryn Lilly answered:
Can I find a 3 Br. apartment in Prospect heights for $1800 or less per month?
No, sorry to say.
You may find it in Crown Heights, that some will market as Prospect Heights.
Other areas to look is Prospect Park South & Ditmas Park or Sunset Park. All have good s ... more
1 vote Share Flag Mon Jul 22, 2013 Rentals in 11216
Liani Greaves, Real Estate Pro in Brooklyn, NY
Liani Greaves answered:
I am looking to rent a room month to month
I'd suggest Airbnb.com...go for places with great reviews.
1 vote Share Flag Wed Apr 3, 2013 Home Buying in 11216
Continental…,  in Brooklyn, NY
Continental Properties answered:
seeking a church building to rent or to purchase. in bedstuy, eastflatbush and surrounding area. should be big enough to seat 100-150 people or more?
We have a great property Brooklyn, NY lot size 90x55. Currently in the Process of becoming a house of worship.The property offers about 12, 400 sq ft of usable space.

Mike Sarhan ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Dec 4, 2012 Home Buying in 11216
Jack Menashe, Real Estate Pro in Brooklyn, NY
Jack Menashe answered:
landlord selling building still under lease
read your lease, I have had some landlords propose a lease that may be cancelled if the property is sold...
0 votes Share Flag Thu Nov 22, 2012 Home Selling in 11216
Robert Spino…, Real Estate Pro in Mill Valley, CA
Robert Spinosa answered:
Once your rate lock expires are you required to extend it?

A couple of things to keep in mind when you view this through the lender's eyes:

1) Discuss the costs for extending the rate lock with your loan agent before the lock ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Feb 11, 2012 Home Buying in 11216
David Rogoff…,  in Brooklyn, NY
David Rogoff and Bonnie Chernin answered:
Is it usual to have a developer require you to be pre-approved by their preferred lender before they consider your offer?
Dear Monique:

This is a common occurance.

Since the preferred lender will underwrite the loan they will be asking for the full monty of documentation such as pay stubs, tax return ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jun 21, 2011 Home Buying in 11216
Spirit Messi…, Real Estate Pro in Tucson, AZ
Spirit Messingham answered:
Planning on purchasing a home and what to know how dependents on your tax return effect your mortgage application?
Talk with a lender and a certified account, no real estate agent has any business answering these questions. Good luck.
0 votes Share Flag Mon Feb 7, 2011 Home Buying in 11216
ALBERTO S.,  in New York, NY
ALBERTO S. answered:
much should a buyer’s broker commission be and at what point do they receive it?
@muss-buyers brokers and listing broker are two different commissions, and byer brokers commission is paid by the buyer, not the seller. buyers agent is paid by listing agents listing. ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Feb 2, 2011 Home Buying in 11216
Charles D'Al…, Real Estate Pro in Brooklyn, NY
Charles D'Alessandro Sr answered:
What would be the best way to go about getting a mortgage or an agreement in principal? Is it best to go through a mortgage broker or through banks?
Question? Is the property in the USA OR London? If you need to get a Mortgage in the USA there are certain requirements, for that you might talk to a mortgage banker . i would advise th ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jun 7, 2010 Market Conditions in 11216
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