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Steven Riddle, Real Estate Pro in 10023
Steven Riddle answered:
Hello, if I am a buyer and I want to find listings that are only "For Sale By Owner," how can I do that on the listing search or the
where are you looking for units? Geographically speaking that is?
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Alexander Ba…, Renter in West New York, NJ
Alexander Baez Muniz asked:
HASA Apartments I am a client with HASA in need of a 1 bedroom apartment. I have a budget of $1100. Does anyone know of any realtors that accept HASA clients?
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Raleigh Homer, Home Buyer in Raleigh, NC
Raleigh Homer answered:
What is the median income of 10027?
Get the free free demographics by zip code at www.searchq.com
The free property report also give you more information on the zip code such as crime rate, school performance, median hom ... more
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Katherine (K…, Real Estate Pro in Harlem, New York, NY
Katherine (Kate) Shindle answered:
Should I move into the Manhattanville projects? Is it safe? It'll be on broadway near a construction site. I'm a white (18) female if it

As others on the thread have commented, we're not legally allowed to answer questions about safety. You should definitely do your potential commute, especially at night, ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Dec 22, 2013 Crime & Safety in 10027
Thomas Brady, Real Estate Pro in Suffolk County, NY
Thomas Brady answered:
I'm looking for a 2 bdrm apartment near the a/b/c/d train with a elevator/laundry for maximum of 1,800. Can someone help me find this? -Eileen
Look on Trulia for rental agents working in the areas that interest you. Agents that have positive recommendations should be a good bet. You also need to narrow down bouroughs as the A ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Dec 16, 2013 Rentals in 10027
Randall Yates, Real Estate Pro in Dallas, TX
Randall Yates answered:
As an agent how many different mls site do I join? Besides the internet what other types of promotion should I do
I'd love an agent in New York to give referrals to, no fees only pay us a referral fee if they close, we get 40-60 serious homebuyers a month in NY.
0 votes Share Flag Thu Nov 21, 2013 How To... in 10027
Linda Grey,…, Real Estate Pro in 32128
Linda Grey, Realtor, e-Pro,SFR answered:
What is the process and cost for changing a single family into a multi family home?
I agree with the first two answers, to contact planning and zoning, because if the area is not zoned for multi-family you will not need an architect.

Good luck.
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Amy Rea, Real Estate Pro in New York, NY
Amy Rea answered:
If an HDFC co-op is approved by certain bank or credit union, does that mean I can only go through THAT financial institution or can I choose?
I agree with Janet M. Nation

you can go to the financial institution that has approved the building, or another that will approve the building, but bear in mind:

the two big troub ... more
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Anna Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Nassau County, NY
Anna Brocco answered:
I need a fabric cover for the floor in pet's play area. Please suggest me one.
If you are concerned about safety for your pet, ask your veterinarian for suggestions....
0 votes Share Flag Tue Mar 12, 2013 Design & Decor in 10027
Kaptan Unugur, Real Estate Pro in New York, NY
Kaptan Unugur answered:
With such a shortage of affordable housing, do you see any foreign investors taking advantage of this trend by investing in real estate for students?
Yes, I have seen an uptick in foreign investors since January - buying for their children who are going to be in the city the next 3-4 years studying. Which in my opinion is a very smar ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jul 5, 2012 Home Buying in 10027
Annette Levi…, Real Estate Pro in New York, NY
Annette Levinson answered:
I live in an HDFC about to end its 25 year coop agreement with the city/HPD - any advice on commercial banks/lenders willing to lend $1.3M?
If your building is leaving HDFC program it doesn't mean it will jump up that much in value. You are talking about a cash out refinance, which means the co-op unit must be worth at leas ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jun 8, 2012 Financing in 10027
Laura Thierer, Real Estate Pro in New York, NY
Laura Thierer answered:
What's the average rent for a 2 bedroom apartment in Morningside Heights?
Depending on the amenities and age of the building, rents start at $3000. You could find great apartments with 2 bedroom / 2 bath around $2600 and up. If you need 2 bath, rents are arou ... more
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Mitchell Hall, Real Estate Pro in New York, NY
Mitchell Hall answered:
What is a Cooperative Simplex?
A cooperative simplex is an apartment on one floor (flat) in a cooperative (coop) multifamily (apartment) building.

A cooperative (coop) is a form of homeownership.
A simplex is a t ... more
1 vote Share Flag Sun Jul 31, 2011 Home Buying in 10027
Holly Willia…, Real Estate Pro in Harlem, New York, NY
Holly Williams answered:
looking to buy a townhouse in Harlem that has an expired letter of NO harrasment (over the 3 years). what are the next steps to renew the letter?
Also, per 2010 sales data, buildings classified as a Single Room Occupancy with an active Certificate of No Harassment (CONH) in place typically command a 33% premium compared to those ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Mar 4, 2011 Home Buying in 10027
Fern Hamberg…, Real Estate Pro in 10026
Fern Hamberger NYRS CNE CBR answered:
I want to buy a new construction condo in Harlem but i am worried about the rodent/roach problem in the city. Will this be a problem in new bldgs?
The good news is it is the best time to buy since interest rate is so low!!

New buildings tend to be cleaner then old buildings especially new constructions. And if you live in any a ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Sep 19, 2010 General Area in 10027
Sami, Real Estate Pro in New York, NY
Sami answered:
There is an empty lot in Harlem on 125th and Lenox. Are there plans to develop it? I want to buy in the area but that large empty space worries me.
Thank you Paula for the background on this lot and the link. I just signed up as a volunteer maybe I'll meet you at the Halloween Extravaganza
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jun 18, 2010 In My Neighborhood in 10027
Anna Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Nassau County, NY
Anna Brocco answered:
does anyone have info on THE LORE - new construction in Central Harlem? What are your thoughts on the ground floor units in terms of rodents/pest?
Keep in mind that pests happen and exist everywhere, and there are plenty of ways of keeping them out--ask to see what precautions the building is/ will be taking if pests persist.
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jun 6, 2010 Home Buying in 10027
Jenet Levy, Real Estate Pro in 10012
Jenet Levy answered:
Am I supposed to have a contract with my Real Estate Agent? I've been working with one and I'm close to making an offer. This is in New
The NYS disclosure form is for 1-4 family homes and since what we mostly deal with in NYC is co-ops or condos in apt. buildings, it is not required to use the agency disclosure form. It ... more
1 vote Share Flag Mon Mar 8, 2010 Home Buying in 10027
Richard V Ha…, Real Estate Pro in 10011
Richard V Hamilton answered:
Does anyone have the scoop on new condo development in Central Harlem?
There are a number of great sources for this. But what you really need is an expert inthe area. In my company I would say that is Norman Horowitz who is director of Sales for a number ... more
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Jenet Levy, Real Estate Pro in 10012
Jenet Levy answered:
When do I share a pre-approval letter with a seller without losing my ability to negotiate?
I can't say I agree with most of the answers below except Richard. We are talking about a purchase, not a conspiracy. It doesn't make sense to tailor a specific pre-qualific ... more
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