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Jenet Levy, Real Estate Pro in 10012
Jenet Levy answered:
Is it possible to get a 2 family in Park Slope for $1 million?
I have lived in Park Slope and remember well the days when you could, but frankly the answer is no. Brownstones and limestones in the Slope are over $2 million. Please beware of what p ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jun 13, 2009 Home Buying in Park Slope
Marty S, Real Estate Pro in Irvine, CA
Marty S answered:
Aussie in NY - where do I go to get mortgage advice, lawyer, credit history etc for the purposes of buying?
The market is confusing,owever, from what you are saying you should be ok. Sit down with a mortgage broker and discuss.

I am a mortgage broker. If I can be of service, please let me ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Mar 18, 2009 Home Buying in Park Slope
Everett Perry, Real Estate Pro in Fresh Meadows, Queens,...
Everett Perry answered:
How can I find out home closing prices from 2001-2004 time period for a specific block radius in Park Slope?
Easiest way to do it would be www.propertyshark.com
0 votes Share Flag Mon Mar 16, 2009 Home Selling in Park Slope
Mitchell Fel…, Real Estate Pro in 11229
Mitchell Feldman answered:
what are the property taxes in park slope brooklyn?
They vary based on the type and size of the property and location. The city basicaly calculates an estimate of the per square foot value of properties by the zip code (based on recent ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Mar 12, 2009 Home Buying in Park Slope
Rhonda Holt, Real Estate Pro in Brooklyn, NY
Rhonda Holt answered:
What are the benefits or drawbacks to expanding my home search to include FSBOs and foreclosures?
If you plan to buy a home through a FSBO without an agent then there are some drawbacks. First of all, when you choose not to use an agent your deal can go on forever. Agents have the i ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Aug 19, 2008 Foreclosure in Park Slope
Rhonda Holt, Real Estate Pro in Brooklyn, NY
Rhonda Holt answered:
Typically, how long does it take to close when your bid is accepted and there's immediate occupancy? We're
Even though you bid has been accepted there are many more steps to go through. First it is advised that you get an engineer inspection on the property to check the heating, plumbing, el ... more
1 vote Share Flag Mon Aug 11, 2008 Home Buying in Park Slope
Jenet Levy, Real Estate Pro in 10012
Jenet Levy answered:
We are moving from Omaha Ne to New York next summer.
Hi. I've been in the Slope since 1981. It was "edgy" when I moved here, but the neighborhood is now extremely stable, extremely pricey and one of the best investments in Brooklyn. My ho ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Aug 5, 2008 Market Conditions in Park Slope
Loretta Nast…, Real Estate Pro in Brooklyn, NY
Loretta Nastasi-Rivera answered:
Is it possible to find a 1-bd/std in Boerum Hill, Park Slope, BklynProspect Heights, Carroll Gardens for 265k?
Hi Anna

That's definitely going to be a tough one as those areas fetch a pretty penny. If you are willing to live south of the park, you can find a 1 bedroom in Kensington or Ditmas ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Apr 24, 2008 General Area in Park Slope
Aileen-Manha…, Real Estate Pro in New York, NY
Aileen-Manhattan-NYC answered:
What is a good price per square foot 39 plaza street 2bed 2bath how can you get comps on a coop when all the?
Are you working with a Realtor? Co-ops can be difficult to comp. and having the property in Brooklyn makes it even more so, as Brooklyn doesn't have a significant or centralized multip ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Apr 19, 2008 Home Buying in Park Slope
Jim Winters, Real Estate Pro in Brooklyn, NY
Jim Winters answered:
Developer not working with me-
Hi Mr. Duke,

It looks like the developer's counter-offer is firm. I'd start looking for another place, but... I would call back periodically - say once a week - and very nicely, ver ... more
3 votes Share Flag Fri Apr 4, 2008 Home Buying in Park Slope
Steven Hebert, Home Buyer in 11201
Steven Hebert answered:
Is it worth buying an apartment knowing that my wife and I will probably move within 7 years?
Unless you can tell the future, it's hard to say. The attached link is to a very comprehensive calculator that can help you consider all the variables. I've found it useful.
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jan 13, 2008 Home Buying in Park Slope
Ken Herrera, Real Estate Pro in Las Vegas, NV
Ken Herrera answered:
How do I find the best deal on a mortgage?
A good Rule of Thumb is if you have great credit and good relationship with your bank, they are probably going to be able to give you the best deal. Banks are going to be a little stric ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Oct 12, 2007 Financing in Park Slope
Pierre Calza…, Real Estate Pro in Alameda, CA
Pierre Calzadilla answered:
4 of us just purchased into a sponsor co-op in Brooklyn with 3 units left to sell. We just found out that the
Your questions was cut off, can you elaborate?
0 votes Share Flag Thu Sep 20, 2007 Home Buying in Park Slope
HouseHunt, Other/Just Looking in New York, NY
HouseHunt answered:
How do I figure out what home I can afford in Park Slope?
step by step:
1) add up your income and investments
2) determine how much liquid (i.e. readily available cash you can have for a down payment)
3) add up all your bills and debt
4) d ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed May 9, 2007 Home Buying in Park Slope
HouseHunt, Other/Just Looking in New York, NY
HouseHunt answered:
How do I know if I should offer more or less than the listing price in Park Slope?
Your offer should not be based on anything but what you can afford and your perceived value. Don't just offer lower b/c you think you can. Educate yourself on the market, the area, sold ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed May 9, 2007 Home Buying in Park Slope
Sonni Woodbu…, Real Estate Pro in Prospect Heights
Sonni Woodbury answered:
How easy it to get around Park Slope with public transportation (buses, trains, subways, etc)?
Park Slope is served by several subway lines. On the south, there is the F train, whioh goes up 9th St on its way to and from Coney Island. On the North (by Flatbush Ave) there are more ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Apr 23, 2007 Traffic & Public Transportation in Park Slope
Sonni Woodbu…, Real Estate Pro in Prospect Heights
Sonni Woodbury answered:
Are there any major traffic problems in Park Slope?
No major problems, but be aware that alternate side parking will crowd some of the narrower streets one or two days a week. Parking in general is tough but manageable.
0 votes Share Flag Mon Apr 23, 2007 Traffic & Public Transportation in Park Slope
Sonni Woodbu…, Real Estate Pro in Prospect Heights
Sonni Woodbury answered:
How would you describe the social scene in Park Slope?
The social scene is varied, mirroring the people who live in the neighborhood. On the one hand, you have the families with children, who connect around school and their children's activ ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Apr 23, 2007 Entertainment & Nightlife in Park Slope
Sonni Woodbu…, Real Estate Pro in Prospect Heights
Sonni Woodbury answered:
How are the parks and recreational areas in Park Slope?
Park Slope is right next to Prospect Park, a park designed by Frederick Law Olmstead, who also created Central Park. Used by 8 million visitors a year, this is one of New York City's cr ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Apr 23, 2007 Parks & Recreation in Park Slope
Sonni Woodbu…, Real Estate Pro in Prospect Heights
Sonni Woodbury answered:
How are the shopping and local amenities in Park Slope?
There is a wide variety of shopping here. From deli's to upscale food markets like Union Market (6th Ave and Union St) and Fairway (in nearby Red Hook). For those who like their food or ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Apr 23, 2007 Shopping & Local Amenities in Park Slope
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