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Michael Levy, Real Estate Pro in 10504
Michael Levy answered:
Can someone tell me the occupancy rates and average price for a 3br 1000 sq ft apartment in White Plains?
The average price for a 3 bedroom, 1000 sq. ft. apartment will be about $1500 a month to rent or $235,000 to buy. Occupancy rates vary widely throughout the city, but are usually 70-80% ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri May 29, 2015 Home Buying in 10601
Michael Levy, Real Estate Pro in 10504
Michael Levy answered:
What is the cost on closing?? How much money should I put aside??
Closing costs can vary based on several factors, such as the price of the house. You can ask your attorney or lender what they estimate the closing costs to be once your mortgage is app ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri May 29, 2015 Home Buying in White Plains
Kathy Burgre…, Home Owner in Westchester, NY
Kathy Burgreen answered:
Anybody know anything about the Spruce Ridge Condo in White Plains? Is it in a good neighborhood?
I'm a retired real estate broker. To answer your question, yes, the condo is in a good neighborhood. BUT I must advise you that any real estate salesperson or broker will refuse to a ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri May 22, 2015 Home Buying in White Plains
frank9915, Home Buyer in Naples, FL
frank9915 answered:
Should I buy a condo in a building less than 50% owner-occupied? I may get a lower price when I sell it, but I'll pay less now, and the % may
What is a preferable rate of rentals in condo complex Naples Florida and can board decide what percentage of rentals are allowed.
0 votes Share Flag Wed May 13, 2015 Home Buying in 10606
Kathy Burgre…, Home Owner in Westchester, NY
Kathy Burgreen answered:
Looking to buy a condo preferably in Westchester County
Since I recently retired as a real estate broker, I can educate you without the fear of violating any Fair Housing laws or brokerage violations. So here's my advice:
1. I hate to sta ... more
1 vote Share Flag Tue May 5, 2015 Home Buying in White Plains
Andrew Palum…, Real Estate Pro in Durham, NC
Andrew Palumbo answered:
New Homeowner Advice Needed!
You are most likely under no obligation to own the home for a period of time. The mortgage may require that it is your primary residence for a period of time but that doesn't apply if ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Mar 30, 2015 Home Buying in White Plains
jjs33, Home Buyer in White Plains, NY
jjs33 answered:
Fisher Hill neighborhood -- what is it like?
I am not a realtor but a resident of the Fisher Hill neighborhood since 1964 when my parents bought a home here. My husband and I bought that home in 1980 where we raised two children ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Feb 27, 2015 Home Buying in White Plains
Diana Hellman, Real Estate Pro in 10538
Diana Hellman answered:
I am looking for a condo to gain rental income. I need a 2br / 1 ba or more. I prefer lower Westchester since it Is closer to were I live. My
You don't mention anything about price points. My recommendation is to speak with a mortgage professional so you know what you can afford and contact an agent at a reputable agency. Onc ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jan 29, 2015 Home Buying in White Plains
Investor 2011, Real Estate Pro in Laurel, MD
Investor 2011 asked:
Any thoughts on this property? MLS/Source ID: 4501117 Is it reasonably priced as not familiar with the area. I like the location and proximity to the train. Any insights would be helpful. Thanks.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jan 27, 2015 Home Buying in White Plains
Michael Levy, Real Estate Pro in 10504
Michael Levy answered:
How much should I expect to pay for a real estate attorney when buying a coop? What is the average closing costs?
Hi: Usually attorneys cost around $1,000-$1,500, you can also sometimes find them cheaper if you shop around. Additionally, closings costs are approximately 2% of the purchase price. Yo ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jan 16, 2015 Home Buying in White Plains
Barbara Karl…, Real Estate Pro in Chappaqua, NY
Barbara Karlen Blitstein answered:
Our first home, need answers.
Hi Al. I have knowledge of Westchester County having grown up just off Weaver St (New Rochelle/Scarsdale border), lived in Chappaqua for approx 20 years, raised 4 Gen Y kids
(hence wa ... more
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Christopher…, Real Estate Pro in 10591
Christopher Pagli - ABR, GREEN answered:
How do I deactivate my account with Trulia. I'm getting bombarded with emails from them, and it's getting to be a real problem!!!!!!
You can also contact customer service and ask them never to contact you again.

Chris
0 votes Share Flag Tue Nov 4, 2014 Home Buying in White Plains
Larry Tollen, Real Estate Pro in Durham, NC
Larry Tollen answered:
I have completed the entire first page of the listing, and it will not let me move on. How do i complete the submission, and move on?
I note you're a Broker, so you should be able to post your listings if their not automatically being posted through your MLS system. After filling out the first page there are links on ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Sep 18, 2014 Home Buying in White Plains
Christopher…, Real Estate Pro in 10591
Christopher Pagli - ABR, GREEN answered:
What are the average co-op monthly fees for a 1 or 2 bedroom?
The monthly maintenance is primarily based on the amount of shares you have, your pro rata share of the buildings overall property taxes, and amenities. that being said, it's really ha ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Sep 18, 2014 Home Buying in 10601
RM Neilson, Real Estate Pro in White Plains, NY
RM Neilson answered:
Hi, just want to know if there is a scheduled open house on this property and when,
26 Bryant has an open house Saturday and Sunday 4/5/13-4/6/13 12 pm-4 pm
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 2, 2014 Home Buying in White Plains
Javier Menes…, Real Estate Pro in Farmingdale, NY
Javier Meneses answered:
Buyer commission rebates in New York - Westchester and Rockland
Matthew, not many brokers are offering to give the client part of their commissions. Not saying it doesn't happen, just saying it doesn't happen often or much.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Mar 11, 2014 Home Buying in 10605
Javier Menes…, Real Estate Pro in Farmingdale, NY
Javier Meneses answered:
2 banks rejected a mortgage because of the coop association Park Knoll Owners Inc in NY, not my credit or income. Why would a bank do this?
Us lenders have a list of approved co-ops and condos. Some co-ops are not approved because of their financials. Lenders must make sure that the co-ops meet financial requirements so tha ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Mar 11, 2014 Home Buying in White Plains
Jonathan Gum…, Real Estate Pro in 10461
Jonathan Gumowitz answered:
Are there any 1 bedroom condos in the vicinity of North Broadway near Main Street?
Yes. There are several Co-ops available around there. Please contact me for more info. Thank you.
0 votes Share Flag Mon Mar 10, 2014 Home Buying in White Plains
Camille T. A…, Real Estate Pro in 10580
Camille T. Allen-Mordaunt answered:
Hi, just want to know if there is a scheduled open house on this property and when,
There isn't an Open House scheduled for this weekend. However, if you would like to see the property, I can arrange a showing appointment for you. This is the only active listing in t ... more
1 vote Share Flag Wed Feb 19, 2014 Home Buying in White Plains
Deborah L Al…, Real Estate Pro in 10709
Deborah L Altieri answered:
I noticed that 243 Soundview has big trees in the back yard. That seems to be the big flaw in the home. How much would it cost to cut the trees down?
If you are seriously looking to purchase a new home it can be difficult to find that perfect house that fits your criteria and feels right along with the type of neighborhood, street et ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Feb 13, 2014 Home Buying in White Plains
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