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sharp.kirsten, Home Buyer in Clinton, MD
sharp.kirsten asked:
Currently I live in Waldorf, Maryland. I am a homeowner who will need to move to New York/New Jersey area by next year. Currently I live in Waldorf, MD and I am a homeowner. I will be moving to the New York/North New Jersey area by next year. I have been looking online at certain areas in North New Jersey…
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Fern Hamberg…, Real Estate Pro in 10026
Fern Hamberger NYRS answered:
If a psychiatrist lives in a rental building, can they rent another one-bedroom apartment in the same building and use as an office?
If you wish to rent an apartment where you are able to conduct business, have clients and generate income, you will have to rent in a work/live apartment or in a mixed use building. the ... more
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Ryan Rudnick, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
Ryan Rudnick answered:
Couple doesn't mean income requirement, has significant cash savings and investments - outlook as renters?
Pre-paying is a great option, as is using a co-signer. Given the information you've given, it sounds like you'd be well qualified for most smaller buildings, even if larger, stricter m ... more
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Jay Taylor, Other/Just Looking in Santa Ana, CA
Jay Taylor answered:
how do I prove to my next landlord that I have good credibility with paying my rent on time? What documents would I be asked to present?
I agree with Elizabeth, Paperwork is the best option for you at this moment, the more the better. A package like the one mentioned in Elizabeth's post would work good for the purpose.
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Kentor Johns…, Real Estate Pro in Cerritos, CA
Kentor Johnson answered:
I'm moving from out of state. Can 1 broker show me any apartment or do I work with several brokers who each have their own small list of apartments?
Well its best to work with one agent in whom you feel confident that will be able to assist you. However, if you choose work with more than one broker you should disclose this informat ... more
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Maxwell Stai…, Real Estate Pro in New York, NY
Maxwell Stainback answered:
Is there a fee to add someone as a occupant (not a leaser) and can you be charged extra?
Actually, Jim in New York there are strict rules about who can occupy an apartment as well as the landlords ability to limit the occupants. Please see the summary below from the NY Att ... more
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Belal Mohd 9…, Real Estate Pro in Queens, NY
Belal Mohd 917-763-2260 answered:
Are the following lease renewal clauses standard for Manhattan condos? Will the only decision the owner makes be the rent increase? Then, ...
Well, if it says "commencing September 1, 2014" then you should speak with the mgmt. ASAP.
0 votes Share Flag Mon May 26, 2014 Rental Basics in Financial District
diane.castil…, Renter in Yonkers, NY
diane.castillo answered:
Hi, Moving into the area soon from Florida. Down here, the landlord pays the broker's fee. Is it the same up there? what is the average utility bill?
You pay the brokers fee. And it can be ALOT of money! I moved here from FL as well.
1 vote Share Flag Sun May 25, 2014 Rental Basics in Harrison
Daria Kolomi…, Real Estate Pro in Long Island City, NY
Daria Kolomiiets answered:
In NYC I will need a guarantor for my apartment. What if my parents are retired so no income, but have assets?
Guarantor should make 80 times of your rent. If your parents are retired, you can ask somebody else to be your guarantor.
0 votes Share Flag Fri May 23, 2014 Rental Basics in New York
Anna Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Nassau County, NY
Anna Brocco answered:
Is security deposit check upon filling out application refundable when the lease has not been signed?
Discuss with your agent, he/she can better advise...
0 votes Share Flag Sun May 18, 2014 Rental Basics in Brooklyn
Hello, Other/Just Looking in New York, NY
Hello answered:
Is there a public database of floorplans of NYC apartment buildings?
Try They had my floor plan and I received it quickly too! Very responsive email communication!
0 votes Share Flag Wed May 14, 2014 Rental Basics in New York
Julia Carlson, Home Buyer in Florin Fruitridge In...
Julia Carlson answered:
who pays realtor for commercial real estate in New york city?
I have been curious about the same thing! My brother is trying to rent an office space but he thinks the owner of the building pays. I told him the opposite. We need to settle this argu ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed May 7, 2014 Rental Basics in 10022
Christian Mo…, Real Estate Pro in Lynbrook, NY
Christian Monge answered:
apartment in Middle Village BUT i work off the books :(
Hi Latoya,
Do you declare a 1040? Depending on the landlord and your credit score, the landlord might overlook that you work off the books. Please email me so I can send you some list ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed May 7, 2014 Rental Basics in Queens
Christopher…, Real Estate Pro in Westchester, NY
Christopher Pagli - ABR, GREEN answered:
can I limit the number of tenants on the contract in NY?
Do you mean the lease? You can limit the amount of occupants as there ar slaws in place for overcrowding.

0 votes Share Flag Tue May 6, 2014 Rental Basics in Kew Garden Hills
Gizella Buli…, Real Estate Pro in New York, NY
Gizella Buligovic answered:
what is the normal procedure for renting a house in NY? how does the process look like, and what documents would I be asked to prepare in the process?
Being an international student you will have valid identity proofs and will definitely be in a position to pay rent timely. Forthermore chances are good that you are not leaving before ... more
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Annette Lawr…, Real Estate Pro in Palm Harbor, FL
Annette Lawrence 727.420.4041 answered:
Me and Fiance looking for a one bedroom/studio in Queens, NY. Budget is 1200. I prefer not to work with agents. Would like to work with landlords.?
Craigs list.
notes on public bulletin boards.

However, DO NOT send money to anyone to whom you can not lead the police to their door.
You will quickly understand what I ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat May 3, 2014 Rental Basics in Kew Garden Hills
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