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Lacy asked:
I'm looking for a new place and when I edit info it returns to my original outdated info.
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A few minutes ago
Kathy Burgreen answered:
You need to use Street Easy - www.streeteasy.com which is a real estate website exclusively for New York City. This website has far more search filters than Zillow and Trulia does and you can use the Advanced Option to select more criteria.

Having been a NYC area realtor and life long resident, I was questioning your budget of $2,400. because my opinion was that it might be too low. I searched StreetEasy and came up with the following:

2946 Brighton 4th Street #2B - $2,400./month
2848 Brighton 7th Street #3R - $2,099./month

I saw more 2 bedroom rentals but the prices are more than $2,400./month. This leads me to think that your issue of race is not a factor. It has to do with your budget. It seems the average 2 bedroom rental is closer to $3,000. If you can't afford $3,000./month, then you need to look elsewhere or get a 1 bedroom rental instead. You need to know that housing in NYC is very expensive and everybody needs to sacrifice - including you. Also most rentals do NOT come with a washer and dryer inside. Most residents who rent need to use the laundromat outside. Get used to it - it's part of living in NYC.

Since you are restricted with your budget, try looking in the Bronx. Rentals are much cheaper in the Bronx than Brooklyn and Queens. I would also search in nearby Nassau County. Again, rentals are cheaper in Nassau than Brooklyn.
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A few hours ago
Steve Bracero answered:
Take a look at landlordology.com take a look at your state laws, it should tell you what you need to follow
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Kathy Burgreen answered:
You need to use StreetEasy - www.streeteasy.com which is a real estate website exclusively for New York City. It has far more search filters than Trulia and Zillow does and you can specify more criteria for your search. Best news of all - the pictures are FULL SIZE!

On the negative side - StreetEasy gets its listings from the Real Estate Board of NY (REBNY) which is the "MLS" system for New York City. Therefore, StreetEasy won't have For Sale By Owner listings as much as Zillow and Trulia does.
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Kathy Burgreen answered:
Who did you request a viewing with? Did you speak to somebody on the phone or did you just fill out a Contact form on this website and click "Submit"? If you contacted somebody on the phone - was that person a real estate agent? A landlord? Did they give you an exact date and time to see this rental?

If you filled out a Contact form on this website or a different website and clicked "Submit" - then you need to wait for somebody to contact you - email, phone, etc. At that point, the person who contacts you will set up a specific date and time for you to see the rental.

In NYC, rentals can be gone in 5 minutes or it may be available for a week. It depends on location and condition. Your best method is to find a real estate agent who can schedule appointments and show you rentals.
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Kathy Burgreen answered:
The good news is yes, you can buy a home from a For Sale By Owner. However, in order to protect yourself, you need to do the following: (I'm a former realtor)

1. Work with a local Title company and a local real estate attorney.
2. Make sure the current owner of the home is the person you are dealing with (the Title company will tell you who the current owner is supposed to be or you can go to the county tax assessor's office and see who the owner is.
3. Visit the county tax assessor's office and verify that property taxes are paid up to date - no arrears or late payments.
4. At the county office, ask to see the property card or property description on file. You need to get the lot measurements, square footage, the year the home was built and any other important information. Compare what the county has on file with what the seller is telling you. If there is a dispute, ask the seller to provide documents. Find out why the county has different information from the seller. Hopefully in your case, everything matches up.
5. Follow Solomon's advice below. I don't want to repeat it in my reply.
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Bulldogz442 answered:
I POST THE STORY ABOUT THE OLD FOLKS AND IT IS SCRAMBLED WOW!
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Yesterday at 10:10pm
Dionne Pope answered:
Information is general as I do not have access to all of the documents and details of this escrow. The following is a courtesy to clarify a couple of items you have provided.
NOTE: Closings (recordings) do not occur on a weekend or holiday so what was discussed for your Close Of Escrow with your realtor.. 7/29/17 is a Saturday.
You have two options:
"AsK" them to pay the $100 per day. They can say no.
OR
Present them with a notice to perform. A CA Residential Purchase Agreement defaults to 48 hour Notice to Preform. This option is for the Seller, should a buyer not be abiding by the agreement. Generally you deliver a Notice to Preform within a few days prior to the due date. In this case, using your /29/17, you would present it on the 27th.
After the 48 hours you can either cancel the contract and start all over or do nothing.
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Yesterday at 8:54pm
Kathy Burgreen answered:
Not as long as it will take you to fix your credit score to above 620. How much did your credit score go down?
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Yesterday at 8:42pm
Sgilven asked:
If I have a new property built for a total cost of 260,000 dollars but I am appraised for 300,000 dollars does the difference of 40,000 go towards the down payment of the home? In addition…
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Yesterday at 8:40pm
Kathy Burgreen answered:
You are too early to be looking for rentals starting Sept. 20th. Rentals in NYC are rented within 5 min. to 1 week. Therefore start looking mid - late August for a rental. As for broker fees, most charge a fee but some don't. You need to look hard for brokers that don't charge a fee. ... more
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Yesterday at 8:35pm
Moremaitake asked:
How should I sell it? Would an agent who sells homes be useful, given the only reason to show the house is for the buyer to estimate removal costs?
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Yesterday at 8:34pm
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Yesterday at 7:23pm
Kathy Burgreen answered:
Is your buyer just buying the mobile home OR the mobile home + the land? The difference is mobile homes are "personal property" - not real estate. No lender will finance a mobile home by itself because it's not real estate. Your buyer needs to pay 100% cash.
If your buyer is also buying the land underneath, then the lender will finance the land portion only - not the mobile home.
If the mobile home is PERMANENTLY attached to the land underneath, then lenders will finance both. You stated the home is not attached, so forget the financing.
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Yesterday at 7:09pm
Jeff Banker asked:
Yesterday at 7:04pm
no phone calls please asked:
Yesterday at 7:03pm
Kathy Burgreen answered:
Yes there are hundreds of co-op and condo units on high floors with views of the East River, Hudson River and New York Bay. This includes Queens (East River), Brooklyn (East River and New York Bay), Bronx (Hudson River), Manhattan (East River and Hudson River).

More important is what is your budget and how many bedrooms do you need? A typical 1 bedroom co-op on a high floor with water views sells from $400,000. (the Bronx) to as much as $700,000. (Manhattan). A 2 bedroom 2 bath co-op will sell for $700,000. (the Bronx) to as much as $2 million (Manhattan)

A 1 bedroom condo on a high floor with water views sells for $600,000. (the Bronx) to as much as $1 million (Manhattan). A 2 bedroom 2 bath condo will sell for $1 million (the Bronx) to as much as $20 million (Manhattan).

If you don't have this kind of budget, you need to forget the high floor and water views and focus on buying a co-op or condo that you can afford even if it's on a low floor and no water views.
Another option is to skip NYC and buy in the suburbs. You need to look in Westchester County (Hudson River) or Nassau County (Long Island Sound and Atlantic Ocean). Co-op and condo buildings are MUCH cheaper and you still get water views. Beware that buildings are much shorter (typically 3 - 6 floors) so don't expect to find skyscrapers. You can buy a 2 bedroom 2 bath co-op along the Hudson River for $300 - 400,000.
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