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Kathy Burgreen answered:
Ignore Scott's advice even though he is an agent. If you are talking about a listing contract, all you need to do is speak with the Office Manager or Broker in Charge and explain that you want to cancel the contract. They won't like it because it means they are losing a potential sale but you are the owners and you don't need to sell with this particular brokerage either. What you need to tell the Office Manager is your husband signed the listing contract without your signature. That should be enough to cancel it.

Bottom line - even IF the agent were to find a qualified buyer who submitted an offer, the purchase contract CANNOT be valid because 2 signatures are required - yours and your husband. Therefore, the listing agent will be in the awkward position of explaining to the buyer (or their agent) that he / she took the listing by mistake and the buyer's offer is not valid because YOU will refuse to sign the purchase contract.

Explain this to the Office Manager or Broker in Charge - I guarantee you they will be happy to cancel your listing because NO BROKER ever wants to be in the position of accepting a listing contract that has no chance of getting sold. Brokers need to make money and they only get paid when a home sells - not when a listing contract is signed. So use your power and talk to the Office Manager tomorrow.
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Kathy Burgreen answered:
I'm a former realtor in the NYC suburbs. I would STRONGLY advise you to skip New York City altogether and look at rentals in the suburbs. You will get more living space for 1/2 the price and you do NOT need a car for most places. Public transportation is excellent! There are busses, commuter railroads and most rentals are located within a 5 min. walk to the nearest commuter rail station. During weekday rush hours, the trains take 30 min. to either Grand Central Station or Penn Station.

Here is where you need to look:

Westchester County: Yonkers, New Rochelle, Mamaroneck, Dobbs Ferry, Tarrytown, Eastchester, White Plains, Pelham, Greenburgh.

Nassau County: Great Neck, Port Washington, Glen Cove, Manhasset, New Hyde Park, Garden City, Uniondale, Valley Stream, Rockville Centre,

New Jersey: anything along the Hudson River

Bottom line - Rental prices throughout New York City varies from cheap to extremely expensive depending on the neighborhood. As a guideline, the cheap rentals are in the bad neighborhoods and the expensive rentals are in the good neighborhoods. Since you seem to be looking in Washington Heights, when I was a realtor 2 yrs. ago, I had clients looking to move out of Washington Heights because the neighborhood is not safe. The same applies to parts of Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx and Staten Island. There are safe neighborhoods and neighborhoods that have crime, drugs, etc. This determines rental prices. Also, in New York City you will pay a lot for very little space. In the suburbs you won't.

You can click on "Find an Agent" at the top of the page and get started. Unfortunately I know many agents choose not to work with renters because they don't earn as much as buying and selling houses or condos, so you may need to contact several agents.

As for your budget, expect to pay the following: Studios in good neighborhoods in New York City - $2,000./month; in the suburbs - $1.000.; 1 bedroom apartments in good neighborhoods in NYC - $3,000.; in the suburbs - $2,000.; 2 bedroom apartments in good neighborhoods in NYC - $4 - 5,000./month; in the suburbs - $3,000./month.
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Katelyn Fuller asked:
No combination of search terms I've been able to come up with get me accurate -- or any -- info. Help!
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Katelyn Fuller asked:
I need to find two livable homes on one lot with room for a horse. What search terms will help me find this combination?
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Conniekang123 asked:
I'm thinking about buying a condo for myself instead of renting. I have 100K and I plan to spend ideally $85k on purchasing the condo, and then the rest for interior work. I currently…
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Vasco Pyjamas asked:
Please contact Zillow/Trulia legal for further information and report this listing as unauthorized. Do not send a deposit or sign any rental contracts as the property is restricted from…
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Tapenn asked:
Hi, we sold the above listing this past Friday and don't know how to remove it from Trulia or Zillow.
Our son listed it for us and his email is Kerry.pennington24@gmail.com
Can you…
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Kgritz8 asked:
Please de-list anything you may have for 505 or 505 Wood St in Ft. Collins, CO
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Alli asked:
I can no longer find the homes I've saved since I can no longer use the "board" options I created......why not
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