I have been a resident of Boulevard GArdens for 19 years. As being a resident for so long at this complex, I have to say the premises are well maintained and the residents are friendly. As to my knowledge of living there for so long, their are no bedbugs what so ever in this particular complex. There are rodents and roaches, but the maintence team keep them well maintained with traps and having exterminators coming in from time to time to spray for any vermon. The benefit of living at this complex, I feel is the great neighborhood, and the easy access to the city which you are only 10 minutes away. Also you have access to shopping stores ex: steinway, only 4-6 blocks away. If this place is, a place that you are interested in stop by and ask some of the residents how they like living their. Hope this helps....... more
Hi Happylam. Since you've already gotten your answers below from others. I'll be brief. You're probably considering this house because the price seems rather good, perhaps too good. Now, look at the negatives here that you've indicated. Train outside your door, open parking lot and the possibility of damage to the house.
You have two choices. One is to buy it, the other is don't buy it. Ultimately if you buy, at some point in your ownership you might look to sell. At that point your questions become someone else's questions. Your appreciation value may also suffer due to the proximity of the stated problems.
Surely there are other options in Woodside that wouldn't have these considerations. If price rules your choices, you may have already made your decision. Good luck.... more
Co-ops are co-ops and boards set up financial requirements, have your agent contact the management company to verify those requirements and see if you meet them, if not, don't waste your time and money on an application only to be turned down later in the process.
Contact a mortgage broker and see what you actually qualify for; keep in mind both banks and co-op boards do care about income/debt ratio; without that information tough to answer your question. By the way pet ussues are decided by the building and not the seller as is maintenance.
Before making an offer on a property, you could ask about the various restrictions of that particular board and also try to get a status of the viability of the coop itself, cash reserves, etc. If I can assist you, please don't hesitate to contact me.
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