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Lowell Sterl…, Real Estate Pro in Plano, TX
Lowell Sterling answered:
If im a veteran can I get a break from the landlord on my rental
Thanks for your service to our nation from one Veteran to another. The best way to get a break from your landlord is to use you VA housing benefits that allow you to purchase a home wit ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jun 12, 2014 Home Buying in Forest Hills
Martina Ryan, Real Estate Pro in Queens, NY
Martina Ryan answered:
Is there a place I can post information about an unscrupulous selling agent?
Try speaking to the broker first.
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Martina Ryan, Real Estate Pro in Queens, NY
Martina Ryan answered:
Mortgage for a foreclosure
Sounds like the house needs work. Have you gotten an engineers report?
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Martina Ryan, Real Estate Pro in Queens, NY
Martina Ryan answered:
Just moved to NY & would like to purchase a coop in Forest Hills, NY. I am a senior citizen so must be very close to stores, restaurants etc..
What is your budget? Will this be a cash purchase? There may be some restrictions for purchasers with no income.
0 votes Share Flag Thu May 1, 2014 Home Buying in Forest Hills
Mark Schulman, Real Estate Pro in Forest Hills, NY
Mark Schulman answered:
What's the average application fee for purchasing a COOP in Forest Hills, NY?
Larisa..... Each Co-op has its own application procedure and attendant fees. The average application fee is $250......Respectfully, Mark Schulman,Associate Broker Vertex Realty Group LL ... more
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Maureen Brady, Real Estate Pro in Forest Hills, NY
Maureen Brady answered:
I would like to bid on a co-op that is for sale by owner. Should I enter a bid directly and negotiate myself?
Well will she advise you for free? I guess you can offer her agency a small fee to do this on your behalf or heck if you want to pick my brain for free while you do this i'm ok with th ... more
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Maureen Brady, Real Estate Pro in Forest Hills, NY
Maureen Brady answered:
Would appreciate input - please see question below. Thanks¡
Tough call really, it depends on the building type. My office is in the Forester queens blvd and 75th ave, we are a fireproof building, full time staff, 18hr doorman. The K line here ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Dec 11, 2013 Home Buying in Forest Hills
Steve Duggan, Real Estate Pro in New York, NY
Steve Duggan answered:
Are shared walls in semi-detached houses properly sound-proofed?
The best way to tell is via information from current tenants. In the absence of that, in Forest Hills most of the older buildings have a foot of brick or concrete in between that provid ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Nov 11, 2013 Home Buying in Forest Hills
Belal Mohd 9…, Real Estate Pro in Forest Hills, Queens,...
Belal Mohd 917-763-2260 answered:
approximately how much are property taxes on studio and 1 bedroom apts. in NYC?
It appears from your question that you are inquiring about Condo units because Co-op property tax is included in the monthly maintenance. Go to NYC.GOV and you can search by address or ... more
2 votes Share Flag Sat May 25, 2013 Home Buying in Forest Hills
Lowell Sterl…, Real Estate Pro in Plano, TX
Lowell Sterling answered:
Sorry , My question went wrongly in a answer section . Please answer me if some one knows . I am a first time buyer and don't know much about
Are you shopping for a Home? It may seem backwards to shop for a mortgage before you shop for the house, but there are several reasons for doing this. Shopping for a mortgage will also ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 30, 2013 Home Buying in Forest Hills
M.kamra, Home Buyer in Union City, NJ
M.kamra answered:
What happens when a coop corporation goes bankrupt? Does it happen? How would it affect someone as a shareholder? Does he lose his shares?
I am looking to buy a coop unit and they supplied a financial statement for only 22010 and 2011 but not for 2012 .The existing mortgage for the coop is coming due in May.2013 and they h ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 30, 2013 Home Buying in Forest Hills
Anna Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Nassau County, NY
Anna Brocco answered:
1 bed room co-op price 2010 Vs 2012
If looking to buy, rather than relying at percentages that properties may have gone, review comps with your agent, recently sold similar properties in the immediate area, see what the d ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Mar 31, 2013 Home Buying in Forest Hills
Joseph C. Ha…, Real Estate Pro in New York, NY
Joseph C. Hastings answered:
Do you have a 1 BR Coop/Condo for Sale in Forest Hills, Kew Gardens, Rego Park that does NOT need Board Approval ? I have a qualified Buyer.
Hello Caroline. What is the price range the customer had in mind? Have you talked with them about maintenance and what they are looking for there? Do you think a sponsor unit may not re ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Feb 4, 2013 Home Buying in Forest Hills
Christopher…, Real Estate Pro in Westchester, NY
Christopher Pagli - ABR, GREEN answered:
i have a really bad credit report, we are planing to buy a a coop or condo under my wife's name, is it possible to purchase or is itjust hopeless..
Hi, Really bad credit typically won't fly with a coop and even buying a property in general. Much will depend on the reasons your credit is so bad, if you are on the mend, and for how ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jan 13, 2013 Home Buying in Forest Hills
Anna Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Nassau County, NY
Anna Brocco answered:
how can I find out the financial status of a coop prior to bidding?
Has your agent asked the seller for a copy; generally such documentation is provided to your attorney once an offer has been accepted so that it can be reviewed before contract signing. ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Dec 31, 2012 Home Buying in Forest Hills
Sam Rastogi, Real Estate Pro in Queens, NY
Sam Rastogi answered:
how do I list an apt for sale by owner on trulia?
Hi Gabriella, I don't think Trulia allows for sale by owners. Out of curiosity what is the reason you want to sell by yourself ?. Thanks.

Best Regards,

Sam Rastogi, ABR, CBR, OICP ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Dec 18, 2012 Home Buying in Forest Hills
Antolin Du B…, Real Estate Pro in 11354
Antolin Du Bois, CFP® answered:
Help with buying a co-op in Forest Hills, NY.
Assume you buy at ~349k, dp of 20% or ~70k, you will have a mortgage of 280k means PI will be around 1350 give or take, plus your maintenance of 860 means your base cost will be ~2200. ... more
1 vote Share Flag Wed Aug 15, 2012 Home Buying in Forest Hills
Antolin Du B…, Real Estate Pro in 11354
Antolin Du Bois, CFP® answered:
Can I buy a home in my situation?
Voraciously save money.

Antolin Du Bois, CFP®
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jun 21, 2012 Home Buying in Forest Hills
Antolin Du B…, Real Estate Pro in 11354
Antolin Du Bois, CFP® answered:
Is it enough ...?
Buy a condo and tell the board to go kiss your Bulldog's ass.
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jun 21, 2012 Home Buying in Forest Hills
Antolin Du B…, Real Estate Pro in 11354
Antolin Du Bois, CFP® answered:
Im unsure of what to buy a co-op or a condo. It is me and my mother and we are looking for something in forest hills. What would be best?
Condo over co-op any day. Co-ops make up stupid rules like no wheels in the lobby, so you have to take your baby or your bike up the freight elevator- and my baby will never be freight ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jun 21, 2012 Home Buying in Forest Hills
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