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Anna Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Nassau County, NY
Anna Brocco answered:
Looking for home in Ozone Park, Queens, NY.
Consider working with an agent of your own; also check www.mlsli.com If purchasing with a mortgage, be aware that a mortgage pre-approval letter is required in order to determine your p ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jan 28, 2014 Home Buying in Ozone Park
Jacques Ambr…, Real Estate Pro in 11375
Jacques Ambron, CRB CBR SFR answered:
Someone told me that the maintenance cost for the first year after moving into a coop apt is not tax deductible. True or not?
The tax deduction is based on maintenance paid, therefore you will get a tax deduction no matter when you move in based on the amount of time that you paid mantenance
0 votes Share Flag Thu Dec 20, 2012 Home Buying in Queens
Anna Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Nassau County, NY
Anna Brocco answered:
I offered the seller a price and its being agreed, (the agent had me signed the sales agreement much earlier)
Your agent and attorney should be the ones doing the enlightning, therefore do consider a consultation; don't simply rely on online information since none of us are involved in the tran ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Dec 18, 2012 Home Buying in Queens
koyla22, Home Owner in Queens, NY
koyla22 answered:
I have noticed that the majority of the Coo-op’s for sale are on 155th Ave. Is there a problem in that area?
No, it is the most centrally located apt. building in Jamaica, close to all.
I think it is just a coincidence. The building on 89015 Parsons Blvd., also has quite a few apt. sales. A ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Dec 11, 2012 Home Buying in Queens
Yael Shanee, Real Estate Pro in Elmhurst, Queens, NY
Yael Shanee answered:
I am looking for apartment in the 300-400k range in Astoria/LIC area. I ll love to have a view of Manhattan. Co-op is ok. Anyone has suggestions?
Hi Ellen,

It would be my pleasure to assist you finding your new home in Astoria.
The inventory is quite nice for your price range, and... you'll be able to see manhattan sky line ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Mar 21, 2013 Home Buying in Astoria
Gail Gladsto…, Other/Just Looking in 11743
Gail Gladstone answered:
moving to NY in Jan need 1-2 bed, max $1500 in Kew Gardens or surrounding areas, have pets 3 cats and 2 dogs (20&60 lbs)OK w/ non ref pet fee
Finding a rental apartment can be less stressful than you think.

I will be happy to provide you with a FREE service called Listing Book. Listing Books provides every property listed ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Dec 8, 2012 Home Buying in Queens
Anna Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Nassau County, NY
Anna Brocco answered:
How To Find A Lien Against A Property In New York in Queens?
A title search is recommended; or county clerks office, or see link
http://www.nyc.gov/html/dof/html/property/property_rec_recording.shtml
0 votes Share Flag Thu Nov 29, 2012 Home Buying in Queens
Mark Fisher-…, Real Estate Pro in New York, NY
Mark Fisher-Mortg Lender answered:
looking to buy in astoria or sunnyside. looking for a terrace. would like at least 750sq ft.?
Are you looking for a co-op or condo? How much are you looking to put down?
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jan 20, 2013 Home Buying in Astoria
De Vonte Wil…, Real Estate Pro in Setauket, NY
De Vonte Williamson answered:
what is the monthly maintenance of the flat?
Hello Tarique. There is no link provided.
0 votes Share Flag Mon Mar 18, 2013 Home Buying in Jamaica Estates
Mark Fisher-…, Real Estate Pro in New York, NY
Mark Fisher-Mortg Lender answered:
i'm really tired of dealing w/ rude, loud and inconsiderate neighbors that i've had to put with with in several apartment buildings.I'll be ready to s
Hi Pat, purchasing your own home has many perks including having peace and quiet if that is what you desire. I would recommend sitting down with a mortgage banker and figuring out what ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Dec 16, 2012 Home Buying in Queens
Ron Thomas, Real Estate Pro in Fresno, CA
Ron Thomas answered:
Which loan is better, an FHA loan or a VA loan? How long does it usually take to close a VA approved loan?
What is better for one Buyer, may not be better for another; too many variables:
Both FHA and VA have benefits; do the bene's fit your needs?
FHA is a 3 1/2% down
VA is No Down
VA i ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed May 8, 2013 Home Buying in Queens
Rafiqul Murad, Real Estate Pro in Queens County, NY
Rafiqul Murad answered:
I need a one bedroom coop in Astoria for my mom. she is willing to put down 20 %
Hi Mr. Trujillo,
Please contact with me at 917-416-4100 for your Coop Purchase. Thank you.
0 votes Share Flag Mon Nov 5, 2012 Home Buying in Queens
Scott Godzyk, Real Estate Pro in Manchester, NH
Scott Godzyk answered:
why when I go to a realty the dont want to show me what i want to see the always find an excuse and show me house that i do not want to see?
You can cure that by hiring a buyer broker who will guide you through the buying process including helping you get pre-qualified first and then searching for homes that meet your wishes ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Oct 28, 2012 Home Buying in Saint Albans
Anna Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Nassau County, NY
Anna Brocco answered:
pleas tell me if 250000 is a good price for 2 bedroom condo in corona 700 sqft. 2007 building with elevator basement storage. thanks
In order to determine a fair offer, review comps with your agent, recently sold similar properties in the immediate area, see what the data suggests and go from there....
0 votes Share Flag Fri Oct 26, 2012 Home Buying in Corona
Kim Glass, Other/Just Looking in San Francisco, CA
Kim Glass answered:
Does anyone have information on the Paul Revere Building on 29th St in Astoria?
HI Timothy,

I was able to find a website dedicated to the building, here:
http://www.paulreverecoop.com/neighborhood.htm

Hope that helps you find what you are looking for!
-Kim, ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Mar 28, 2013 Home Buying in Astoria
Thomas Brady, Real Estate Pro in Suffolk County, NY
Thomas Brady answered:
I am looking at two places and not sure which one is a wiser purchase: large one bedroom in the old building in Sunnyside or 2 bedroom (620Sqft) in
You should get a buyers agent. They should be paid bt the seller but they can advise you on these and other issues. They can easily prepare a report on the value of each unit in compari ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Apr 22, 2013 Home Buying in Woodside
Victoria Pop…, Real Estate Pro in Bayside, Queens, NY
Victoria Poptean answered:
Which makes more sense having less to put down, a condo or coop?
Hard to tell. Different boards, whether coop or condo, can have different down payment requirements. Coops are usually less expensive so your down payment may translate to a higher perc ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Oct 15, 2012 Home Buying in Queens
Thomas Brady, Real Estate Pro in Suffolk County, NY
Thomas Brady answered:
Please, tell me if 280000 is a good price for 2 bedroom condo in Woodside. New constraction building. Really small - 621 sqft. No elevator, no basemen
What you should do is get a buyer's agent. A buyer's agent should be paid by the seller but will be working for you and will provide you with exactly that kind of advice, and more.
Tom ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Dec 16, 2013 Home Buying in Woodside
Nida Kabbaj, Real Estate Pro in Queens, NY
Nida Kabbaj answered:
What is the lowest percentage u can put on a condo worth 279,000?
If the condo development is FHA approved, you can put down as little as 3.5%
0 votes Share Flag Fri Oct 12, 2012 Home Buying in Queens
Anna Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Nassau County, NY
Anna Brocco answered:
What is FHA when it comes to putting approx 4% down on a condo?
Discuss with your loan officer; is the condo FHA approved.....
0 votes Share Flag Thu Oct 11, 2012 Home Buying in Queens
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