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Home Buying in Bayside : Real Estate Advice

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Fri Nov 18, 2016
Kathy Burgreen answered:
If you go next door to Nassau County you will. Co-op Boards in New York City require 20 - 30% down payments. It's rare to find any with less than 20%. However in the suburbs (Nassau & Westchester Counties), most co-op buildings only require 10% down payment. ... more
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Mon Feb 10, 2014
Steve Hirsch- Best Broker answered:
Yes. Of course depending on where you prefer to live would account for the price. Lets put things into perspective. A typical 2/3 bedroom home in Bayside would be around $595k. A typical 2 bedroom condo is around $600k. You can find a nice 2/3 bedroom house in Rosedale, Laurelton, Queens village for the price of a condo.
So when you have a budget and area in mind, let me know. I will find you something.
I've lived in several areas of Queens and know every town very well.
Steve Hirsch
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Wed Feb 5, 2014
Steve Hirsch- Best Broker answered:
If you havnt bought anything yet. Being that your question is over 1 year old. Yes. Absolutely. Of course this all depends on price. If you are willing to do some work to a kitchen or bathroom, you may get a better deal. In either case, there are plenty of homes that would be to your liking. And move in ready depends on what you feel that would be. New Paint, renovated kitchen and bathrooms, Update only and not gut renovated?
So call me and I will definately help you with your search. I'm an homeowner in Bayside for 30 years and have been a real estate agent for 15 years, so I know the deal.
Steve Hirsch
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Mon Dec 30, 2013
Jean-Leon Magnotto answered:
This is common of many, if not all, consumer grade web sites. Talk to a local agent that can set you up with MLS access to get the best info. Good luck !
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Sun Oct 20, 2013
Debra (Debbie) Rose answered:
Steve - do you realize you just answered this VERY old (almost 3 yrs old) question for the 2nd time in a month??

In the future, it might be a good idea to scroll down and check out a few other responses in a forum before answering...............if you did, you would have seen your post from Sept. 18! ... more
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Sun Oct 20, 2013
Steve Hirsch- Best Broker answered:
Generally the rents for bayside or Oakland gardens would be for a 3 bedroom, around $1900, for a 2 bed around $1700-$1850, and 1 beds would be around $1200-$1500. It all depends on the location, size, and the overall look of the apartment.. ... more
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Wed Sep 18, 2013
Steve Hirsch- Best Broker answered:
You cant go wrong in a top neighborhood like Bayside. If you can afford big, then bigger is always better. If you can just get a small house, you're still ahead. You would be investing in the neighborhood. Even in the worst times in 2008, Bayside held its own. It went down a bit but came back relatively quick as did many areas of queens and of course Manhattan.
Call me at 347-249-9884
Geoffrey Stevens Realty
Steve Hirsch
I will find you the best place to live. I've been a resident here for 35 years.
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Sat Sep 7, 2013
Steve Hirsch- Best Broker answered:
the top 5 concerns are as follows,
Steve Hirsch, LREB from Geoffrey Stevens Realty
1- Will the bank give me a loan
2- Can I afford the monthly payements
3- do I have a downpayment enough to satisfy the bank and so my mortgage monthly is low.
4 - am I making the right purchase
5- Is it the right location
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Sun Nov 18, 2012
Antolin Du Bois, CFP® answered:
Depends if a shopping mall (Bay Terrace) or a quick commute via LIRR (Little Neck) is what you desire. Bay Terrace is easier to get out of the city by way of Throgs Neck, while Little Neck has access to Long Island (high end) stores a few miles away. I think that Bay Terrace zoned High School is Bayside, while Little Neck is probably Cordoza, which is better. But if you have no kids or they are grown, it doesn't matter. Bay Terrace has a nice biking/running park along the edge of the bay and Crocheron Park, Little Neck is accessible to AlleyPond Park, although not right next to it.

Btw, how do you have two accepted offers? Do you have very little good faith money at stake? As for Real Estate appreciation tools, Barbara Corcoran- a real estate mogul on Shark Tank- even she does not predict the future.
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Wed Jul 11, 2012
Melissa Gordon answered:
you own it you had it inspected, you had a lawyer. no rights. you screwed up
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Mon Jan 10, 2011
Molly Barreto answered:
I can think of maybe 5 condo complex's in all of Bayside. 3 of them ar in North Bayside, which is prime. If you are lucky, you may be able to purchase a 1bed that may need some TL for about $350.000. They are hard to come by, but grab it if you can. ... more
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Sun Jul 4, 2010
Bengrahamistheman answered:
Just wanted to leave a few thoughts here...many things need to be considered (schools, unit size, yes or no to a pet, etc.) when buying. Please have optimising the protection/preservation of your capital on your list too! After all, would you buy a share of stock w/o doing the best analysis you could on the corporation behind it? Simple legwork (read: take a stroll, and have a look, around) esp. on summer afternoon weekends alone could prove useful in making a decision...maybe even walk into the management office (IF you can...LOL) and attempt to "size up" some of the folks whose jobs it is to look out for your equity. After all, it is the SHAREHOLDERS who pay their salaries, right? Well, good luck in the hunt....and, be careful out there. :) ... more
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