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Sanjeev Ahuja, Real Estate Pro in Floral Park, NY
Sanjeev Ahuja answered:
How to convert the home from 2 to 4 family house?
you should speak to an architect to start with who can check zoning rules and guide you as to how to obtain necessary approval from the NYC building department. If you need a renovation ... more
1 vote Share Flag Tue Sep 23, 2014 Home Buying in 11214
Heidi Chun L…, Real Estate Pro in Brooklyn, NY
Heidi Chun Lai Cheung-yau answered:
I am looking to rent a 2 bedroom in Bensonhurst around train station , for $1500 to $1650 . Need 1 king size bedroom , outdoor area and clean. Anybody
we get 2 bedroom near 86 st 20 ave ,2/fl but no out door if you interest my email heidiyau9009@yahoo.com
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jun 27, 2014 Rentals in 11214
Frank Spauld…, Real Estate Pro in Brooklyn, NY
Frank Spaulding-Bey answered:
Looking to purchase 2 homes that are next to each other side by side in NYC.Can i extend and connect them or is there legality with property lines?
I know a good attorney you can consult with. Give me a buzz 347-732-7408 - Frank
0 votes Share Flag Mon Mar 24, 2014 Home Buying in 11214
Trevor Curran, Real Estate Pro in Bronx, NY
Trevor Curran answered:
Hi , i am looking for clean renovated apartment 1 bedroom aprox 1100 to 1250 or 2 bedroom aprox 1300 to 1450 the area between shore pkwy to 80th st.
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†... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Aug 20, 2013 Rentals in 11214
Sharon , Real Estate Pro in Brooklyn, NY
Sharon answered:
Need to find rental in 11214 area for fall 2013 mim 1 bed 1 bath, apprx 1,000-1,250 per month perfer udated and appliances included. parking?
i also have another 2 bedrooms walk in located 16 ave bath ave 11214. 1350/per month. owner pay cold water . close to train and shopping very conviencent ...please contact me at ssyzha ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Aug 13, 2013 Rentals in 11214
Jeannette Ba…, Real Estate Pro in Brooklyn, NY
Jeannette Batsikas answered:
How do I list an apartment?
If you have any future apartments thanks so much!!!!
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jun 27, 2013 Home Buying in 11214
Anna Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Nassau County, NY
Anna Brocco answered:
What is a median rental price per SF and per 1br and 2 br apartment in the 11214 zip code?
Keep in mind that square footage costs do vary, and don't account for location and other considerations; therefore, it's really in your best interest to also review closed recently sold ... more
1 vote Share Flag Thu Jun 6, 2013 Market Conditions in 11214
Rhonda Holt, Real Estate Pro in Brooklyn, NY
Rhonda Holt answered:
I am not real estate agent. Can I sale my coop on trulia?
I never saw a seller list his or her own property on Trulia, everyone is an agent or broker.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Dec 4, 2012 Home Selling in 11214
D.Hailey, Real Estate Pro in Brooklyn, NY
D.Hailey answered:
Recently purchase a house in Brooklyn and I'm looking for a locksmith, any recommendation?
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0 votes Share Flag Thu Aug 30, 2012 In My Neighborhood in 11214
Mitchell Fel…, Real Estate Pro in 11229
Mitchell Feldman answered:
is there a standard short sale rider to NYC real estate contracts?
Dear Dibbly:

Usually the bank that holds the present owners mortgage will want some kind of clause written into the contract that it is a short sale and the wording varies from bank ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jun 21, 2012 Home Selling in 11214
Larry Tollen, Real Estate Pro in Durham, NC
Larry Tollen answered:
What are 3 qualities that people look for when looking for a real estate broker to sell their house?
The three most important qualities a listing agent should offer are


1. Experience
2. Communication Skills
3. Document-able Marketing Savvy and Internet presence.

See link bel ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu May 31, 2012 Home Selling in 11214
Madeline Pad…, Real Estate Pro in Brooklyn, NY
Madeline Padovano answered:
I'm thinking about putting my condo up for sale (Bensonhurst Area- Brooklyn, NY) what is the Realtor fees these days?:) Thanks, Nora
Hi Nora
Don't get so caught up in broker's fee's, you need to hire somebody that will sell your condo.
on average its 4 to 6 percent, but as previously stated the services for each fe ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed May 30, 2012 Home Selling in 11214
Inga, Home Owner in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn,...
Inga answered:
Are you looking for a fixer upper in Bensonhurst? Bank Owned Foreclosure with 4600sft lot! Asking $319K
How much are the taxes on it and how old is the house?
1 vote Share Flag Thu May 24, 2012 Home Selling in 11214
11214coopsel…, Home Seller in Kensington & Parkville...
11214coopseller answered:
I need to sell my coop studio on bay parkway and am currently looking for an agent. How do I tell one agent is better then the other?
Thanks for all the helpful tips, will start looking and interviewing next week!
0 votes Share Flag Tue Oct 25, 2011 Home Selling in 11214
David Rogoff…, Real Estate Pro in Brooklyn, NY
David Rogoff and Bonnie Chernin answered:
is a binder legal and enforceable in nys??
Dear Bob:

We only present offers when we have confirmed a mortgage pre-qual letter and proof of funds for a downpayment.

Check with an attorney regarding the binder issue. Withou ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 26, 2011 Home Buying in 11214
David Rogoff…, Real Estate Pro in Brooklyn, NY
David Rogoff and Bonnie Chernin answered:
Can you a rent out a co-op?
Dear Anton:

As others have responded house rules need to be reviewed carefully before you buy.

Using some real examples we can provide some insights:

Some co-ops require your ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Nov 15, 2010 Home Buying in 11214
Manu Kapoor, Real Estate Pro in Queens, NY
Manu Kapoor answered:
Can I get a good rate on a mortgage with 35% down on new construction (Brooklyn,NY) only 30% in contract and not have to purchase mortgage insurance?
Marki,
You will have to check rates with a mortgage broker or a banker, but conventional rates are on the higher side compared to the FHA rates.
Rgds
0 votes Share Flag Tue Nov 9, 2010 Home Buying in 11214
Rhonda Holt, Real Estate Pro in Brooklyn, NY
Rhonda Holt answered:
is there someplce to go to complain about your coop board?
The best thing to do is to find out what you're complaining about is worth complaining about or not. Your offering plan, amendments and or bylaws will outline the do's and don ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Sep 25, 2010 Home Buying in 11214
Robin Silver…, Real Estate Pro in Garden City, NY
Robin Silverberg answered:
Considering buying a condo in bensonhurst/dyker/bay ridge area.
Diane, is there a reason you want a condo instead of a co-op? Sometimes the money needed for closing costs on a condo add up to enough that you can put that money towards the down payme ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jul 25, 2010 Home Buying in 11214
First Last, Other/Just Looking in 90002
First Last answered:
So I'm almost closing on a house except the seller promised vacancy upon signing of the contract. It's been two months and the seller is
First of all, ignore well-intentioned opinions from people who do not live in New York. Our law and local business custom, and tort system, are unique.

If this deal is important to ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jul 15, 2010 Home Buying in 11214
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