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Marco LaPadu…, Real Estate Pro in 11040
Marco LaPadura and David Lau answered:
Ecsrow money held from sale of my home?
I agree with the other brokers you need to contact the attorney you used for the closing and find out who is holding the money. Also find out exactly what the title issue is. As a gener ... more
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Elena Ravich…, Real Estate Pro in 10019
Elena Ravich Manhattan Expert answered:
How do I post a free real estate sale ad on Trulia?
Not sure if you could do it on Trulia. You can try postlets.com a very user-friendly service. They automatically post their listings on many websites including trulia. Streeteasy.com gi ... more
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Fern Hamberg…, Real Estate Pro in 10026
Fern Hamberger NYRS CNE CBR answered:
I listed my w. village co-op for sale. I had my first open house, and already received a full price offer. This means my broker priced too low?
Hello Lupa,
There are two different strategies a broker may have used to price your unit,
A little less then the average price so you can get a bidding war going
OR price it like ev ... more
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Ruth & P…, Real Estate Pro in 95030
Ruth & Perry Mistry answered:
are u allowed to claim apartment on my taxes?
Hi Ld534

Check this link out:


Confirm it with he person who is doing your taxes or a tax attorney.

Good luck.

0 votes Share Flag Sat Jan 19, 2013 Home Selling in New York
Hnsmith, Other/Just Looking in United Central, Saint...
Hnsmith answered:
can i claim my apt on taxes all my friends do?
Better talk to a tax preparation service, they will help you out on this better way Who cares about what your friends do, or say they do if they're lying on their taxes they probably li ... more
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Damoun Baruch…, Real Estate Pro in 07010
Damoun Baruch Yashar answered:
I am thinking of Selling my Furnished 30s Herald Square Pre-War Furnished 35th Street between 5th and 6th Ave New York, NY 10001
Morning Loumel,

How much financing does the building allow?
Have you done any renovations?
Is it a walk up? What floor?
What are the Co-Op restrictions?
What are the common ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jan 14, 2013 Home Selling in 10001
Mike Mishkin, Real Estate Pro in Upper West Side, New...
Mike Mishkin answered:
I am an owner of a co-op apt located in the west 70's, considering selling to our current tenants
If you can provide an address and unit number I can do a current and past search for comps. How many bedrooms and bathrooms are there?

Feel free to enjoy the link below to my websit ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jan 11, 2013 Home Selling in Upper West Side
Alen Moshkov…, Real Estate Pro in 10022
Alen Moshkovich answered:
Who is the best title insurance policy issuing agent?
Hi Sofia,

There is no such a thing as the best, everyone is strong at something and not as strong in something else. If you need an expert title agent, we have our own title company ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jan 8, 2013 Home Selling in 10012
Trulia New Y…, Other/Just Looking in New York
Trulia New York asked:
Purchasing an HOA lien at a foreclosure auction If one purchased an HOA lien at a foreclosure auction, and they now have ownership and want to do a short sale with the old owner how would do they go about doing so?
0 votes Share Flag Wed Nov 28, 2012 Home Selling in Lower East Side
Howard Margo…, Real Estate Pro in New York, NY
Howard Margolis answered:
I want to sell but want to switch brokers BEFORE my contract expires. Is this possible? If yes, how can I do this?
How long has the apartment been on the market and have there been any price adjustments?
If you apartment has been listed for more then three months and you have not had any offers or ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Nov 14, 2012 Home Selling in New York
Orseli Pena, Real Estate Pro in 10467
Orseli Pena answered:
What is the ballpark closing cost for a coop in NYC at $130K with agent fee at 6%?
3% to 4% closings cost depends the building
0 votes Share Flag Wed Nov 14, 2012 Home Selling in New York
Jolie Muss, Real Estate Pro in Upper West Side, New...
Jolie Muss answered:
I'm looking for a very good real estate lawyer in new york city, any recommendations?
Joseph S,
Here is a list of experienced local real estate attorneys. One of them recently was used by a buyer I represented and though they were the most reasonable and very competent ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Nov 9, 2012 Home Selling in New York
Alison Hillm…, Other/Just Looking in San Francisco, CA
Alison Hillman answered:
Hi Yogi, This is Sachiko Kawamata from Weichert Realtors, Mazzeo.
Hi Sachiko,

Can you please share the listing so that we are able to assist you?

Ali, Community Manager
0 votes Share Flag Tue Oct 9, 2012 Home Selling in Battery Park City
Jessica Eldr…, Both Buyer and Seller in Atlanta, GA
Jessica Eldridge answered:
Is a house's value affected if it does not have a garage?
Not a big difference but yes small difference will come in the house value means the value of house will go down in the comparison of the house with garage.
0 votes Share Flag Thu Sep 20, 2012 Home Selling in New York
Donna Bradbu…, Real Estate Pro in 10128
Donna Bradbury answered:
how do you sell a house thru a private sale?
Hello Buddokktor,

I tend to respect a seller's option to try to sell on their own. However, as with any sale of property I find it must be price correctly from the get go and ideall ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Aug 26, 2012 Home Selling in 10128
Janet M. Nat…, Real Estate Pro in Baldwin, NY
Janet M. Nation answered:
Is it possible to refinance an NYC co-op without a penalty if we decide to sell in the next six months or year?
Why would want to incur the expense of refinancing if you are going to sell in 6 months to a year, doesn't make sense to me, that's going to eat away at your equity selling time.
0 votes Share Flag Wed Aug 22, 2012 Home Selling in 10034
Joseph C. Ha…, Real Estate Pro in New York, NY
Joseph C. Hastings answered:
Is a purchase offer binding?
Hi Michele. I know I'm late to the party but when I saw the question, I had to respond. I am NOT an Attorney, just a humble Associate Broker :) I've not read the other answers but to be ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Aug 20, 2012 Home Selling in New York
Mitchell Hall, Real Estate Pro in New York, NY
Mitchell Hall answered:
We want to sell a HDFC coop to someone in the family. The agreement give the coop right of first refusal. Can they force us to sell to them instead?
HDFC coops like most coops usually have board approval not right of first refusal although it is possible for a coop to have "right of first refusal" rather than "board approval" I live ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jul 26, 2012 Home Selling in New York
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