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Anna Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Nassau County, NY
Anna Brocco answered:
I am looking to buy in Forest Hills. I am curious to know what the typical Seller commission on a 1 bedroom coop is?
Commissions are always negotiable between the seller and his/her agent, there are no set standards; if two agents are involved in the transaction the fee is shared; choose your agent wi ... more
1 vote Share Flag Wed Dec 3, 2014 Home Selling in Forest Hills
fosterkicks99, Other/Just Looking in 78052
fosterkicks99 answered:
Buying a home which the garage was converted into living space without permit
They converted it and left the traditional garage door on? That is an interesting decision. It seems like that would be a strange choice since a garage door is not know for its insulati ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Nov 18, 2014 Home Buying in Forest Hills
Richard Love…, Real Estate Pro in Bayside, NY
Richard Lovell, Esq. answered:
I currently own a co-op, what's the process for transitioning to a home- do i need to sell first in order to get the money for a down pymt? tks.
Once you find the home that you are looking to purchase and are ready to sign a Contract of Sale, yes you will need to make a down payment. This is usually 10 percent of the purchase p ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Aug 14, 2014 Home Buying in Forest Hills
Steve Hirsch, Real Estate Pro in 11375
Steve Hirsch answered:
How much do I have to have in reserves in order to look around forest hills and kew gardens and also the down payment?
You dont need reserves to look around but if you are looking for a coop, they require 20% down.
At closing the rule of thumb is to have 6 months to 1 years worth of mortgage and mainte ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu May 15, 2014 Market Conditions in Forest Hills
Annette Lawr…, Real Estate Pro in Palm Harbor, FL
Annette Lawrence answered:
Why are managements and owners becoming so strict on pet policies? It seems to be getting harder and harder to find pet friendly options for clients.
Yes, I recently heard a citizen complain it hard to find a place to smoke!
No sympathy received.
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If you are to be a pet owner, make sure you become a qualified single family home o ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Oct 29, 2013 Rentals in Forest Hills
Anu Dutta, Real Estate Pro in 11105
Anu Dutta answered:
Are there eating houses and Public Transit within walking distance (say less than half a KM?)
You can check Yelp, Google maps etc Also Hopstop is a good site to check about transportation.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Oct 29, 2013 Rentals in Forest Hills
Anu Dutta, Real Estate Pro in 11105
Anu Dutta answered:
Is this 1 or 2 bedroom the title say 2 but the details said 1?
Its not exactly 2BR, one large BR and one smaller BR, you might want to check out physically and see if you like it or not.
0 votes Share Flag Fri Sep 27, 2013 Market Conditions in Forest Hills
Trevor Curran, Real Estate Pro in Bronx, NY
Trevor Curran answered:
I am looking for 2 bed room apartment upto price range of $1000. near to transit area. Is anyone can help me?
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 Forest Hills
Trevor Curran, Real Estate Pro in Bronx, NY
Trevor Curran answered:
I am looking at a $1,325 no-fee 1-bdroom in Rego Park in the 67/Clyde. Is this a good deal? Does anyone know anything about the neighborhood?
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 Forest Hills
Trevor Curran, Real Estate Pro in Bronx, NY
Trevor Curran answered:
looking for a 1 bdrm or 1 bdrm w/ a small office space. Professional working from home. Looking in Forest Hills/Kew Gardens/Rego Park. $1300 no fees
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 Forest Hills
Joseph C. Ha…, Real Estate Pro in New York, NY
Joseph C. Hastings answered:
What is the current price range for a junior 1 bedroom?
I thought you were a private seller, but no. You don't give any critical information here. What is the square footage? what floor is it on, is it renovated, amenities, etc. You're the p ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Aug 18, 2013 Market Conditions in Forest Hills
Anthony, Real Estate Pro in Brooklyn, NY
Anthony answered:
I have a great income and poor credit and my partner has great credit and limited income. What are our rental options?
If you are still on the hunt, please email me. Anthony@hillelrealtygroup.com. We have a lot of options for poor credit history which is one the biggest road blocks this day and time.
0 votes Share Flag Sun Aug 18, 2013 Rentals in Forest Hills
Anna Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Nassau County, NY
Anna Brocco answered:
How much maintenance per month and what utility are include ?
According to MLS maintenance is $846.41 per month, plus two other fees of $43.75 and $58.09; it includes heating, electric/gas, water. For other available area properties check www.mlsl ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Aug 14, 2013 Market Conditions in Forest Hills
Michael Harm…, Both Buyer and Seller in Gowanda, NY
Michael Harmony answered:
Is it legal for a building to deny an application for roommates in a building that is mostly occupied by families with children?
This question depends 100% on what is stated in the lease
0 votes Share Flag Thu Aug 1, 2013 Rentals in Forest Hills
Michael Harm…, Both Buyer and Seller in Gowanda, NY
Michael Harmony answered:
Is it easier to negotiate with a new building with 800 units in the summer or an old building with just a few vacancies in the winter?
Seasons do not matter. I depends on asking price and how long it has been on the market. For example a 500 unit in a deprived section of New York City that has been on the market for an ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Aug 1, 2013 Rentals in Forest Hills
Anna Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Nassau County, NY
Anna Brocco answered:
How much is the maintenance ? what is NOT included ? what is the income requirement?
No link is visible; if looking to buy in the near future consider working with an agent of your own who can provide any necessary information....
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jul 1, 2013 Home Buying in Forest Hills
Anu Dutta, Real Estate Pro in 11105
Anu Dutta answered:
Forest Hills is overflowing with babies/toddlers and young children. What is the policy for occupancy in a one bedroom rental/co-op?
You need to ask this question to the specific landlord/management company.
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jun 17, 2013 Quality of Life in Forest Hills
Michael Rich…, Real Estate Pro in New York
Michael Richman answered:
What is happening in Forest Hills Real Estate market?
You are correct about it being a seller's market because of the low inventory in Forest Hills and elsewhere. The first thing you should do is get pre-approved by a lender so you know ex ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jun 10, 2013 Home Buying in Forest Hills
Joseph C. Ha…, Real Estate Pro in New York, NY
Joseph C. Hastings answered:
11 slocum crescent
What exactly is your question? Your link is something else and it would seem the property has already sold somewhat below market.

http://www.trulia.com/homes/New_York/Queens/sold/10 ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue May 28, 2013 Market Conditions in Forest Hills
George and A…, Real Estate Pro in Queens, NY
George and Abigail Herrera answered:
how about pharmacies and pediatricians in this area of forest hills?
Top Rated FH Pharmacies:

http://www.yelp.com/search?find_desc=pharmacies&find_loc=Astoria%2C+Queens%2C+NY&ns=1#find_loc=Forest+Hills,+Queens,+NY&l=p:NY:New_York:Queens:Forest_Hills& ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Apr 12, 2013 Shopping & Local Amenities in Forest Hills
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