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Nicole Furi, Renter in Brooklyn, NY

Mid 30s couple with good credit, good jobs, and good rental history seeking a 2BR with a yard in S. Greenpoint/N. Williamsburg for August 15 or Sept 1

Asked by Nicole Furi, Brooklyn, NY Wed Jul 11, 2012

Prefer a place that is not a railroad, and that is open to pets. Please email me if you know of anything...

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Hi Nicole,
I have an amazing 2 Br Duplex with 2 baths deck + private yard $3,700.00 month on Kent St Manhattan Ave to Franklin Ave if you want to view give me a call (516) 375-6243.
Thanks Henry
1 vote Thank Flag Link Wed Jul 11, 2012
Thanks but that is out of my price range. I am looking for around $2500. I know it is rare to find that but I have time to look.
Flag Wed Jul 11, 2012
Rent today; Buy tomorrow. How to convert from Tenant to Homeowner.

When I rented my first apartment in Astoria, I did not want to be a Tenant my whole life and pay my Landlord’s mortgage. I longed to become a Homeowner.

That’s why I found my way into the mortgage business in 1989 and soon afterward became a Homeowner. Here are the fundamentals any Tenant should know to prepare to become a Homeowner in the future, no matter when that might be.

• Credit: Establish 3 credit accounts, no more than 5. Pay your bills on time. Keep your balances to no more than 50% of your credit limit. Don’t pay off the accounts in full. Keep balances active for 12-24 months. All of the above will provide both a good credit score and adequate credit history to qualify for a mortgage loan.

• Assets: A basic savings budget isn’t hard to do. Pay your rent first in your budget; then set aside 10% of your income before taxes . Make it a budget priority and you’ll still have money left over for entertainment and restaurants and clothing.

How much money do you need to buy a home? Many buyers spend no more than $25,000 to buy their first homes. There are loan programs with low down payment requirements and many real estate agents negotiate for their Buyers a “Seller’s concession” to include the Buyer’s closing costs (which are HIGH here in New York!) in the price of the home.

• Income: Two years consistent income is the basic requirement for either a salaried individual or a self-employed person. Income from Bonus, Commission, and Overtime is treated differently and is best discussed with your Mortgage Banker.

• Market Survey: it doesn’t hurt to go out and get to know neighborhoods where you might like to buy a home. Visit open houses on Saturdays and Sundays. It’s okay that you’re not yet buying; tell the Realtor at the Open House you’re just beginning your “survey.” You’ll also get to know market prices for different kinds of homes. It’s okay to “window shop” homes on the weekend at Open Houses!

I hope these fundamentals will help you better understand the path to homeownership is a process that, with preparation and dedication, you can move through easily. And if you’re interested in getting Prequalified today to create an Action Plan for your future of Homeownership, call me anytime!

Trevor Curran
NMLS #40140

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0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Aug 20, 2013
Please don't just post your contact info. My boyfriend is a broker and I will use him in general, but if you have a specific property that meets the above criteria I will be happy to deal with you for that property. Please send details.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Jul 27, 2012
Hello Nicole,

Thank you for your inquiry. I can definitely assist you in this matter. You can contact me at 718-376-4994 or

Robert Tracey
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Jul 27, 2012
Hi Nicole,

I live and work in the neighborhood.
Please contact me at:

I'd be happy to work with you to find that great apartment...

0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Jul 12, 2012
Don't worry about the credit.
I have a variety of different beautiful 2BR's throughout Greenpoint, Williamsburg and wherever you need. 1 level, duplex etc. The good ones go fast at this time of the year so call me to set up appointments asap.

I just got 2 couples beautiful apartments today... A Park Slope Duplex off of Carroll st and another one level right off of Bedford...

My cell 212 300 3919

Luke Constantino
Commercial | Residential
Direct: (212) 300-3919
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Jul 11, 2012
If the one on Bedford matches my reqs please let me know. I need a yard.
Flag Wed Jul 11, 2012
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