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Gerard Chris…, Real Estate Pro in 10001
Gerard Christian Turnier answered:
Why should I pay the (landlord's) broker fee when I didn't hire him ? I found the apartment myself and made an appointment to see the apartment.
There are many ways and what you should look for is OP (owner pays). There are many ways to go about finding what works for you, it just may limit your choices.

Hope this helps.
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Elena Ravich…, Real Estate Pro in 10019
Elena Ravich Manhattan Expert answered:
Low commission Realtors in NYC
Would you go for an important surgery to a discount doctor? For something critically important, like a sale or a purchase of real property, where your choice determines the final outcom ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Sep 12, 2014 Home Selling in 10019
Alex Aberle, Real Estate Pro in New York, NY
Alex Aberle answered:
We want to sell our Manhattan 1bdrm co-op, but we don't know whether to sell as-is (bathroom and kitchen are dated) or renovate before selling.
Hi Todd,

This is a tricky question that has several answers. The short answer is to sell as-is. You most likely won't recoup the money you spend to renovate the kitchen and the bathr ... more
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Elena Ravich…, Real Estate Pro in 10019
Elena Ravich Manhattan Expert answered:
How long does it usually take for a Managing Agent.to send the application to the board once they received it
Before sending a package to the Board, a Managing/or transfer agent has to review your board application and make sure everything on the application is completed, clear, and that the in ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jan 30, 2014 Home Buying in 10019
Milly Lopez, Real Estate Pro in 10001
Milly Lopez answered:
I applied for a 1 BR coop in a HDFC building. Is it legal to put up a wall in the living room to create another BR and rent that out?
HDFC's are awesome because they allow for affordable housing for individuals who qualify. With that in mind, the intent is not for investment purposes, solely for affordable living.

... more
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Dawn Noak, Real Estate Pro in 11725
Dawn Noak answered:
What sites do you use to create a direct marketing mail piece? Also, what's the best way to target a specific building?
Hi Millie- I know you can buy mailing lists that are specific to apartment buildings.
I was looking into it at one point but did not take the leap.
0 votes Share Flag Thu Nov 14, 2013 Agent2Agent in 10019
Michal Arvatz, Real Estate Pro in New York, NY
Michal Arvatz answered:
Is this common that OPs are paid to a listing broker only if there was no other broker involved?
Elena Sound very odd,
It may be possible that the other broker has that kind of arrangement with the LL. but in my opinion... not likely. And if the other agent is collecting the OP ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Oct 5, 2013 Rental Basics in 10019
Michael Denn…, Real Estate Pro in Brooklyn, NY
Michael Denniston answered:
I'd like to buy a home (my first) in upstate NY, but also keep my NYC apt I'm renting. Will this make it more difficult to get a loan?
Hi Chad, the answer is maybe. If you're moving upstate then you may qualify with as little as 3.5% down. If you plan to rent out the upstate property, then you may have to put down 20%. ... more
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Joseph Deren, Real Estate Pro in New York, NY
Joseph Deren answered:
How to do "check ins" and add "properties you've toured" in your agent's profile? I can't figure this out. Thank you!
Make sure your mobile data and GPS are enabled or the app will not work
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Elena Ravich…, Real Estate Pro in 10019
Elena Ravich Manhattan Expert answered:
I made an offer 245k for a studio listed 285k in tudor city in 3 H bldg Im paying all cash is it a fair deal i
Now in this market even 3%-5% difference is hardly negotiable. I miss 2009.
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Elena Ravich…, Real Estate Pro in 10019
Elena Ravich Manhattan Expert answered:
How is the monthly maintenance fee calculated in co-ops?
it depends on the number of shares allocated to each apartment and depends on the size, views, floor, outdoor spaces, etc. Varies for different coops, depending on what they approve i ... more
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Gail Gladsto…, Real Estate Pro in 11743
Gail Gladstone answered:
Does anyone know of any banks that will refinance an investment co-op in Peeksill NY? All of the banks I have gone to have said no. Thanks
Wolfman,

Call Dominick Sutera at 516-249-4800 or email him at dsutera@bankamc.com.

If anyone can provide you with a solution, Dominick can.

gail@GladstoneGroupRealty.com
845 ... more
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Elena Ravich…, Real Estate Pro in 10019
Elena Ravich Manhattan Expert answered:
In some countries a landlord can draft the lease & receive all cheques post-dated & no taxes are paid on this income. How is it in the US?
there are standard form leases that landlords can use but it is always better to have an attorney to prepare your lease or at least to review it first because there are some new require ... more
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Elena Ravich…, Real Estate Pro in 10019
Elena Ravich Manhattan Expert answered:
Will anyone refinance an investment coop apartment in Manhattan?
you have to check with banks if the building itself is financeable by conventional lenders. If the building is on their "ok to lend" list than the bank will be looking at your personal ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Oct 12, 2012 Financing in 10019
Elena Ravich…, Real Estate Pro in 10019
Elena Ravich Manhattan Expert answered:
Does anyone know of a bank that is financing in a Condotel in NYC? I am looking to get a HELOC on our Condo that is classifed as a Condotel.
some bank that keeps loans on their balance sheet rather than sells...
I heard that Cathay bank has a liberal lending policy
0 votes Share Flag Thu Aug 16, 2012 Financing in 10019
Daryl Sc Hic…, Home Buyer in New York
Daryl Sc Hicker asked:
http://www.trulia.com/foreclosure/3050171326--Avenue-Of-The-Americas-New-York-NY-10019 transfered settelments would there be insurance with this property to be able to place out a settelments with a cashers cheuque.

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