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Fri Dec 2, 2016
UpNest answered:
Yes, most real estate firms have mandatory contracts. The contract can actually be a good idea for both the buyer and the agent. If you're looking for a a real estate firm that doesn't bound you to a contract, this may be a little difficult. Platforms like can help you find the right realtor with a contract you feel more comfortable signing. ... more
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Fri Nov 25, 2016
Ghayda answered:
Sure, your buyer's agent can call the listing agent for more color and float the number by the listing agent to see if it's in the ballpark.

Then you can submit a more formal offer (see link below for what should be in a complete offer submission) that the listing agent can forward to his seller client.

Remember, nothing is final anyway until both parties sign the contract!
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Fri Nov 25, 2016
Kblauser21 answered:
Do you own the rooftop? If so, then you just need to hire an architect. If there's a HOA or other board then you will need their approval as well!
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Wed May 4, 2016
Charles Piona answered:
Selling my Ma house. When I asked my agent for a copy of pre-approval letter, she said it was against the law. True or not?
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Thu Dec 31, 2015
Sara Sirolli answered:
Building regulations differ per state, so you'll have to see what's relevant to yours.
This site is helpful:

Also depends whether there is a gas stove or electric stove.
Generally speaking it's not legal if it's gas.
Hope that helps.
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Sun Nov 1, 2015
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Karryzoe answered:
I am a prospective buyer, not looking for broker
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Sun Nov 1, 2015
Karryzoe answered:

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Sun Nov 1, 2015
Karryzoe answered:
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Fri Nov 14, 2014
Alexander Baez Muniz asked:
I am a client with HASA in need of a 1 bedroom apartment. I have a budget of $1100. Does anyone know of any realtors that accept HASA clients?
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Tue Nov 11, 2014
Raleigh Homer answered:
Get the free free demographics by zip code at
The free property report also give you more information on the zip code such as crime rate, school performance, median home price and more. ... more
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Sun Dec 22, 2013
Katherine (Kate) Shindle answered:

As others on the thread have commented, we're not legally allowed to answer questions about safety. You should definitely do your potential commute, especially at night, and see if you feel safe in the neighborhood.

That said, I've lived in South Harlem for a few years and enjoy it very much....especially the convenience compared to similarly-priced areas around the city.

If you'd like to chat or see some places, I'd be happy to help you!

Good luck in your search...

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Mon Dec 16, 2013
Thomas Brady answered:
Look on Trulia for rental agents working in the areas that interest you. Agents that have positive recommendations should be a good bet. You also need to narrow down bouroughs as the A train goes through Manhattan, Brooklyn & Queens. Good luck.
Tom Brady SFR, e-PRO, SRES, BPOR
Licensed Associate Broker
Notary Public, Retired N.Y.P.D. Lt.
#1 Listing & Selling Office on Long Island
Charles Rutenberg Realty, Inc.
255 Executive Drive - Suite 208
Plainview, New York 11803
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Thu Nov 21, 2013
Randall Yates answered:
I'd love an agent in New York to give referrals to, no fees only pay us a referral fee if they close, we get 40-60 serious homebuyers a month in NY.
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Sun Jul 21, 2013
Amy Rea answered:
I agree with Janet M. Nation

you can go to the financial institution that has approved the building, or another that will approve the building, but bear in mind:

the two big trouble-zones that not every banker knows how to deal with are

1) Seller Paid Flip Tax
2) Shares allocated in an HDFC are 250 and room count changes.

These are the two issues that banks base their rejection of an HDFC building.


Not Every Bank professional KNOWS how to go through the process of the paperwork that will approve the building.

If you have the time and effort to get through the hoops, that's fine, but having sold 8 HDFC Coops already, I realize from experience that the above problems are the reasons not just any bank is going to approve an HDFC Coop mortgage loan.

While you and the rest of the Trulia public are searching for that new place to call home, don't forget to drop by the RIVER TO RIVER HARLEM OPEN HOUSE EXPO Saturday April 6 and Sunday April 7 that REBNY (Real Estate Board of New York, here in New York City) is hosting. from 9:30 to 10:45am on each day, Chase bank is hosting a continental breakfast, and from 321 LENOX AVENUE (Corner of West 126th Street - take the #2 or #3 subway to 125 Street) you can have a peek at coops, Conos, and Townhouses in East, West, and Central Harlem from

11am to 3pm Saturday and Sunday.

I will be at my listing
504 West 135th Street #2B for those four hours each day.

I hope to see some of the public there in my HDFC Coop asking $249,000 with a low maintenance of $380 for a small two bedroom apartment in the back of the building, closer to Amsterdam Avenue on West 135th Street. It's just one flight up in a walkup building.

There are plenty of places to consider in the HARLEM OPEN HOUSE EXPO, presented by the Upper Manhattan Committee.

My favorite banker with Chase is Justin Keesey, 718-614-5610 or email

He is kind, intelligent, efficient, and really brilliant.

Enjoy the holiday this weekend, and enjoy the EXPO Next weekend. lots of listings. Start at 9:3am to 10:45am Saturday or Sunday at the Meet and Greet at CORNER SOCIAL 321 Lenox Avenue corner of West 126th Street, and drop over to see me

Text or Call me if you are downstairs
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Tue Mar 12, 2013
Anna M Brocco answered:
If you are concerned about safety for your pet, ask your veterinarian for suggestions....
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Fri Jun 8, 2012
Annette Levinson answered:
If your building is leaving HDFC program it doesn't mean it will jump up that much in value. You are talking about a cash out refinance, which means the co-op unit must be worth at least $2,000,000. ... more
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Thu Sep 1, 2011
Laura Thierer answered:
Depending on the amenities and age of the building, rents start at $3000. You could find great apartments with 2 bedroom / 2 bath around $2600 and up. If you need 2 bath, rents are around $3800 and up.

Laura Thierer
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson
102 Fulton Street
W: 212-693-9000
M: 914-426-0075
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Sun Jul 31, 2011
Mitchell Hall answered:
A cooperative simplex is an apartment on one floor (flat) in a cooperative (coop) multifamily (apartment) building.

A cooperative (coop) is a form of homeownership.
A simplex is a type of apartment. ... more
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