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JOSEPH RUNFO…, Real Estate Pro in Staten Island, NY
JOSEPH RUNFOLA JR, BROKER, GRI answered:
what is the average price for the homes in south beach?
Hello Joseph, at this time it appears average sold price South Beach1 family detached in the past 6 months is $286,000.
0 votes Share Flag Fri Oct 19, 2012 Home Selling in South Beach / Old Town
Anna Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Nassau County, NY
Anna Brocco answered:
are all the houses 1 bathroom? why?
Have you considered working with an agent of your own, or considered any property that may have extra space in order to add a second bath...
0 votes Share Flag Mon Oct 29, 2012 Rentals in Staten Island
Deborah Brac…, Real Estate Pro in Staten Island, NY
Deborah Bracco-718-619-5701 answered:
what is the maximum you can borrow on a conventional mortgage in Staten Island (Richmond County) ny before it becomes a jumbo loan?
It appears that loans in excess of $417,000 qualify as a jumbo loan, however, there are exceptions. Click on this link for additional information,http://www.ehow.com/info_7754866_jumbo ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Oct 3, 2012 Home Buying in Staten Island
Kathleen O'L…, Real Estate Pro in Staten Island, NY
Kathleen O'Leary Garbarino answered:
IS IT TRAIN OR BUS TO DOWN TO THE FARRY?
It would be a short bus ride to the ferry.
0 votes Share Flag Wed Sep 26, 2012 Traffic & Public Transportation in New Brighton
Suzanne MacD…, Real Estate Pro in 07856
Suzanne MacDowell answered:
looking for short sale ...
I noticed your next (or perhaps it was previous) question was about NJ. What areas of NJ are you considering? It's hard to say whether NJ has higher property taxes unless we go town b ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 24, 2013 Home Buying in Staten Island
Deborah Brac…, Real Estate Pro in Staten Island, NY
Deborah Bracco-718-619-5701 answered:
NJ is more expensive in taxes ?
Property taxes in NJ are much higher than Staten Island and can differ greatly from town to town. As a matter of fact, I'm helping someone find a home in Staten Island who left for NJ 2 ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Sep 25, 2012 Home Buying in Staten Island
Debra (Debbi…, Real Estate Pro in Livingston, NJ
Debra (Debbie) Rose answered:
Property tax in NJ versus NY
The property taxes will vary greatly depending on the town......so will the prices.........

So...........You would really have to list some specific towns, and a price range, and th ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jul 17, 2013 Home Buying in 10301
Deborah Brac…, Real Estate Pro in Staten Island, NY
Deborah Bracco-718-619-5701 answered:
Which are the not so safe areas in Staten Island. I'm looking to relocate with my husband and three children ( 15, 12, and 8mths).
Hi Rose,
Realtors are not allowed to guide you towards or away from specific areas. You have to judge for yourself what is a suitable area for you and your family. You could visit di ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Oct 23, 2012 General Area in Staten Island
Jake F., Home Buyer in San Francisco, CA
Jake F. answered:
My family and I are looking for a house between little egg harbor, nj and manhattan with lower property taxes. Somewhere spacious enough to walk
Hi there,

So exciting! I would get started by checking out Trulia's Community Maps: http://www.trulia.com/real_estate/Staten_Island-New_York/community-info/

Good luck with the hun ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Sep 25, 2012 Home Buying in 10301
Jessica Tracy, Real Estate Pro in 06084
Jessica Tracy answered:
What are the risks of buying into a condo that is less than 50% owned by the investor. (Majority of units are rented out.)
If you are an FHA buyer then you will not be able to purchase the condo. But, as for other concerns most condos have guidelines that need to be followed wether you own or rent in the co ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jul 26, 2013 Home Buying in 10314
Ron Thomas, Real Estate Pro in Fresno, CA
Ron Thomas answered:
Rent to Buy Condos/Townhouses
Lease/Option
You are desperate!
Your Credit or Finances, or both, will not allow you to go the conventional route:
You need the Seller to help you out!

The Seller will know it, ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Sep 1, 2012 Home Buying in Staten Island
Ruth & P…, Real Estate Pro in 95030
Ruth & Perry Mistry answered:
We are interested in a house which back yard boarders to the state park (enter the park via back yard). Is it safe?
Check out these fine sites

http://www.fbi.gov/about-us/cjis/ucr/ucr. And. https://www.crimereports.com/

Also call the local neighborhood Police Department if you are still conce ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jul 8, 2013 Home Buying in Bulls Head
Anna Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Nassau County, NY
Anna Brocco answered:
What's the area of Staten Island near Victory and Willowbrook Park? Is it a safe area? From Trulia, it seems very close to high crimes rate area.
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 Wed Jan 22, 2014 Home Buying in 10314
Deborah Brac…, Real Estate Pro in Staten Island, NY
Deborah Bracco-718-619-5701 answered:
can my mother refinance if her only income is SSD? would creditors be notified if she took some money back?
Your best bet is to speak to a mortgage consultant for the proper advice.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jan 1, 2013 Home Buying in 10306
Anna Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Nassau County, NY
Anna Brocco answered:
there was a murder at this house in the 90's
The local police department can best answer the question; also check local archived print media, etc.
0 votes Share Flag Thu Oct 4, 2012 In My Neighborhood in Charleston
JOSEPH RUNFO…, Real Estate Pro in Staten Island, NY
JOSEPH RUNFOLA JR, BROKER, GRI answered:
coop title insurance
Co-op shareholders do not take “title” to their apartment , but do own the shares and proprietary lease associated with their apartments. Traditional title insurance would n ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Aug 15, 2012 Home Buying in 10301
Andrew Tisel…, Real Estate Pro in 07024
Andrew Tisellano, Broker/Assoc answered:
how would i go about buying my siblings out of a house that we all own together?
if you are not paying cash 1st speak to a mortgage person
then speak to an attorney to change the deed and do the closing 1st you have the mortgage.
if you have more questions
feel f ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Aug 11, 2012 Financing in 10306
Edward Perlin, Real Estate Pro in Staten Island, NY
Edward Perlin answered:
where is graniteville?
Just copy and paste this links:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Graniteville,_Staten_Island

https://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&q=graniteville+staten+island&ie=UTF-8&hq=&hnear=0x89c24 ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Aug 9, 2012 In My Neighborhood in Graniteville
Deborah Brac…, Real Estate Pro in Staten Island, NY
Deborah Bracco-718-619-5701 answered:
what is area of staten island near the zoo?
Hi Darryl,

The area near the Staten Island Zoo is West Brighton.

DEBORAH BRACCO
0 votes Share Flag Wed Aug 15, 2012 Home Buying in Staten Island
Deborah Brac…, Real Estate Pro in Staten Island, NY
Deborah Bracco-718-619-5701 answered:
This neighborhood is not Emerson hill and tha map is kind of off
Sometimes Trulia is a little "off" on their neighborhood locations. However, you can contact them under the "help" section or call them and they will make the necessary corrections, if ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Nov 6, 2012 Rentals in Emerson Hill
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