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Kathryn Lilly, Real Estate Pro in Brooklyn, NY
Kathryn Lilly answered:
I've been trying to buy a house but those cash buyers are making it way too difficult for the sellers to even consider my offers.
You have to be looking in your realistic price range for what you are qualified for.
Get pre-approved, make sure all your savings for down payments, closing costs and reserves are ver ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Feb 14, 2014 Home Buying in Brooklyn
Gail Gladsto…, Real Estate Pro in Huntington, NY
Gail Gladstone answered:
For generations, we've aspired to be home owners. Evidence shows we'd be better off renting – both individually & as a nation....
I rented until 1995 when I purchased my first home (I am 67). To me, it is like a bank account.

When I rented, I paid the landlord's mortgage. Now I pay my own and will be reimburs ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat May 4, 2013 Rent vs Buy in Brooklyn
Josh Barnett, Real Estate Pro in Oklahoma City, OK
Josh Barnett answered:
i need a local real estate agent willing to work with an investor must be friendly
Questions that will make more agents answer your ad:
1. I am buying a max value of $ _____________ . ___ in each of the units I am purchasing.
2. I am paying with 1) Cash or 2) 25% ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jul 15, 2013 Home Buying in Brooklyn
Mitchell Fel…, Real Estate Pro in Brooklyn, NY
Mitchell Feldman answered:
what hurts your score more an unemployment forbearance or doing a modification?
Dear Angela:

First off, you should speak to a mortgage banker or broker to get the specific answers to these questions based on your current credit situation and your personal qualif ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 16, 2013 Financing in Brooklyn
Anna Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Nassau County, NY
Anna Brocco answered:
Hello all,I am looking for a 3 bedroom apartment in the area of dyker heights, sunset park, bensonhurts , boro park or bayridge.
Consider working with an agent; or check local print media for by owner rentals, always verify ownership before exchanging any money, word of mouth, etc.
0 votes Share Flag Sun Apr 21, 2013 Rentals in Brooklyn
Anna Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Nassau County, NY
Anna Brocco answered:
Is there an association or board to which I could report a dishonest agent? His actions are abhorrent and he gives a bad name to the profession.
Contact the agent's broker owner and or office manager and express your concerns; you can also contact the Local Board of Realtors, you can also contact the NYS Division of Licensing...
0 votes Share Flag Mon Apr 15, 2013 Rentals in Brooklyn
Alison Hillm…, Other/Just Looking in San Francisco, CA
Alison Hillman answered:
Does anyone know of co-ops available on Ocean Ave?
Hi Sammy,

I would recommend working with an agent: http://www.trulia.com/voices/directory/Prospect_Lefferts_Gardens-agent--85332

Ali, Community Manager
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 17, 2013 Home Buying in Prospect Lefferts Gardens
Anna Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Nassau County, NY
Anna Brocco answered:
267 powers street
Perhaps your question was cut off, what information are you looking for...
0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 16, 2013 Crime & Safety in Bushwick
Anna Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Nassau County, NY
Anna Brocco answered:
Individual crimes near 236 maffat
When it comes to any safety/crime related issues, it's always best to contact the local police department with all your questions, hear all there is to hear firsthand. If unfamiliar wit ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Apr 15, 2013 Crime & Safety in Bushwick
Kathryn Lilly, Real Estate Pro in Brooklyn, NY
Kathryn Lilly answered:
Where can I find a reliable agent to help me secure a 1 bedroom or studio apt in the Brooklyn College area?
Hello;
I have just listed two apartments on Glenwood Road, a short skip to Brooklyn College, the Target Mall, the 2 & 5 express stop etc.
They are both large; one is a 1BR + dining ro ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Apr 15, 2013 Celebrity Homes in Brooklyn
al, Real Estate Pro in Huntington Station, NY
al answered:
How to find a buyer's agent for Crown Heights/East Flatbush neighborhood's in Brooklyn, NY?
I would be willing to work with you as a buyer's agent in Brooklyn. I also work in Nassau, Western Suffolk, and all NYC except SI. If you know people that need help you can contact me ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jan 5, 2014 Home Buying in Brooklyn
Kathryn Lilly, Real Estate Pro in Brooklyn, NY
Kathryn Lilly answered:
I'm looking for a studio or 1 bedroom apartment for May 20th until the end of August.
Short term leases (Anything less than 12 months) are typically sub-lets in the neighborhoods that you mentioned, except the occasional corporate rental in Park Slope & Williamsburg, but ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jan 15, 2014 Rentals in Bay Ridge & Fort Hamilton
John Jourden, Real Estate Pro in New York, NY
John Jourden answered:
getting a mortgage with a weak credit score but steady long term employment-can i get one?
Hello Mary

You really have to discuss your situation with a mortgage professional. I have an excellent network from all of the major banks, as well as several private equity firms.
... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jan 5, 2014 Home Buying in Brooklyn
Madeline Pad…, Real Estate Pro in Brooklyn, NY
Madeline Padovano answered:
Need a buyer's agent in Brooklyn willing to work with me through mostly e-mail/text.
Hi Susan
I'm your new agent. Need a little more information in order to do some research for you.
So send me your direct email and we can talk.
madelinepadovano@fillmore.com
0 votes Share Flag Fri Apr 26, 2013 Home Buying in Brooklyn
Anthony Hold…, Real Estate Pro in Brooklyn, NY
Anthony Holder answered:
im looking for a 3 family house in the east Flatbush area for no more then 500k. can anyone help?
I have one on east 32nd between Cortelyou and Clarendon gut renovated 4 bed over 3 bed 2 Familly for $575 are you looking for a fixer upper?
0 votes Share Flag Sat Apr 13, 2013 Home Buying in Brooklyn
Alison Hillm…, Other/Just Looking in San Francisco, CA
Alison Hillman answered:
Hey Folks,I'm looking for a nice 1 brm apmt in Marine Park or Canarsie area . My budget is up to $1200.00. Any input would be appreciated . Thanks.
Hi there-

I'd recommend checking out some of the open listings available on Trulia: http://www.trulia.com/for_rent/Brooklyn,NY/

Ali, Community Manager
0 votes Share Flag Mon Apr 15, 2013 Rentals in Brooklyn
Alison Hillm…, Other/Just Looking in San Francisco, CA
Alison Hillman answered:
I'm looking for a one bedroom apartment or a stuio anywhere in the Flatbush area. I'm able to pay anything no higher than $800
Hi there-

You can get started with your search here on Trulia: http://www.trulia.com/for_rent/NY/Brooklyn,5090,East_New_York/

Ali, Community Manager
0 votes Share Flag Tue Aug 20, 2013 Rentals in East New York
Abu Musa, Real Estate Pro in Kensington & Parkville...
Abu Musa answered:
What's it like to live in University Towers? How's the neighborhood? Safety issues?
You may visit www.homefacts.com . Also you may talk to the local police station.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Aug 6, 2013 Home Buying in Downtown Brooklyn
Anna Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Nassau County, NY
Anna Brocco answered:
looking for a 2 or 3 bedroom in the east flatbush, gravesend area. 1600 max
Consider working with an agent; or check local print media for by owner rentals, always verify ownership before exchanging any money, word of mouth, etc.
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jul 18, 2013 Rentals in Gravesend
Mitchell Fel…, Real Estate Pro in Brooklyn, NY
Mitchell Feldman answered:
why was 922 east 99th street sold so much?
Dear Valentino:
I cannot say this with 100% certainty but I theorize based on looking at it that someone had purchased the property back in 2009 for $530,000 (which was a time when pri ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Oct 6, 2013 Market Conditions in Canarsie
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