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Sat Apr 15, 2017
Acist answered:
You sound like a j**k landlord with an illegal cr*p basement rental. Get a effing life.
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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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Fri Jun 19, 2015
Philip Raices answered:
Due to the abundant amount of cash and qualified customers coming into Bayside and the surrounding areas, and their desire to either live or invest, (stellar School District# 25 & 26) prices have escalated. It is all about supply/demand economics. When supply is much less than demand, prices tend to go up and for the foreseeable future, unless more inventory comes on the market to satisfy demand, competition for most properties will exist. While the interest rates are still historically low, I suggest that when you see a property you want, do not hesitate to purchase, if you are staying or holding for the next 5-10 years. ... more
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Sat Feb 7, 2015
Anna M Brocco answered:
As already stated it's best to consult with an attorney who specializes in real estate.
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Fri Dec 19, 2014
Gerri leventhal answered:
There are numerous ways to sell your home without a real estate broker but unfortunately trulia is not one of them. This is one real estate portal available to brokers only. A flat fee broker will add your listing to trulia for a nominal fee but there services are also limited. Most real estate brokers offer different listing packages based on a clients needs. Selling a home in today's market is more competitive than ever so make sure that is what you really want to do. You can view this selling guide for more information on choosing a listing package that works for you. Best of luck ... more
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Wed Feb 19, 2014
James Scacalossi answered:
If you are still searching for a house, email me at jscacalossi@regis.org and i would be glad to assist you.

James Scacalossi
Charles Rutenberg Realty
Sales Representative
917 755 1877 ... 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
347-249-9884
www.geoffreystevens.com
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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
347-249-9884
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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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Mon Dec 30, 2013
Steve Hirsch- Best Broker answered:
If you are looking to buy this home, please call me and I will make the appointment to show it to you.
Thank you
Steve Hirsch
Geoffrey Stevens Realty
347-249-9884
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Fri Oct 25, 2013
Fajardo Delacruz answered:
I have a three bedroom in Elmhurst for $1800 per month.
Fajardo Delacruz
347 932-0609
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Fri Oct 25, 2013
Fajardo Delacruz answered:
We can try to asst. in getting you on the right path.
Fajardo Delacruz
347 932-0609
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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 public schools in the are would be Bayside High School, St. Frances Prep, and Cordoza high school. If you know bayside, its been the highest in NYC for reading and math scores. its also one of the safest area to live. Just walk home from the LIRR at 4:00am and you'll know what I mean. ... more
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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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Tue Aug 20, 2013
Trevor Curran answered:
Rent today; Buy tomorrow. How to convert from Tenant to Homeowner.

When I rented my first apartment in Astoria, I did not want to be a Tenant my whole life and pay my Landlordâ€s mortgage. I longed to become a Homeowner.

That’s why I found my way into the mortgage business in 1989 and soon afterward became a Homeowner. Here are the fundamentals any Tenant should know to prepare to become a Homeowner in the future, no matter when that might be.

• Credit: Establish 3 credit accounts, no more than 5. Pay your bills on time. Keep your balances to no more than 50% of your credit limit. Don’t pay off the accounts in full. Keep balances active for 12-24 months. All of the above will provide both a good credit score and adequate credit history to qualify for a mortgage loan.

• Assets: A basic savings budget isn’t hard to do. Pay your rent first in your budget; then set aside 10% of your income before taxes . Make it a budget priority and you’ll still have money left over for entertainment and restaurants and clothing.

How much money do you need to buy a home? Many buyers spend no more than $25,000 to buy their first homes. There are loan programs with low down payment requirements and many real estate agents negotiate for their Buyers a “Seller’s concession” to include the Buyer’s closing costs (which are HIGH here in New York!) in the price of the home.

• Income: Two years consistent income is the basic requirement for either a salaried individual or a self-employed person. Income from Bonus, Commission, and Overtime is treated differently and is best discussed with your Mortgage Banker.

• Market Survey: it doesn’t hurt to go out and get to know neighborhoods where you might like to buy a home. Visit open houses on Saturdays and Sundays. It’s okay that you’re not yet buying; tell the Realtor at the Open House you’re just beginning your “survey.” You’ll also get to know market prices for different kinds of homes. It’s okay to “window shop” homes on the weekend at Open Houses!

I hope these fundamentals will help you better understand the path to homeownership is a process that, with preparation and dedication, you can move through easily. And if you’re interested in getting Prequalified today to create an Action Plan for your future of Homeownership, call me anytime!

Trevor Curran
NMLS #40140
www.tcurranmortgage.com

*If you thought my answer was helpful, please give me a “Thumbs Up” or “Best Answer.” Thanks!
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Tue Aug 20, 2013
Trevor Curran answered:
Rent today; Buy tomorrow. How to convert from Tenant to Homeowner.

When I rented my first apartment in Astoria, I did not want to be a Tenant my whole life and pay my Landlordâ€s mortgage. I longed to become a Homeowner.

That’s why I found my way into the mortgage business in 1989 and soon afterward became a Homeowner. Here are the fundamentals any Tenant should know to prepare to become a Homeowner in the future, no matter when that might be.

• Credit: Establish 3 credit accounts, no more than 5. Pay your bills on time. Keep your balances to no more than 50% of your credit limit. Don’t pay off the accounts in full. Keep balances active for 12-24 months. All of the above will provide both a good credit score and adequate credit history to qualify for a mortgage loan.

• Assets: A basic savings budget isn’t hard to do. Pay your rent first in your budget; then set aside 10% of your income before taxes . Make it a budget priority and you’ll still have money left over for entertainment and restaurants and clothing.

How much money do you need to buy a home? Many buyers spend no more than $25,000 to buy their first homes. There are loan programs with low down payment requirements and many real estate agents negotiate for their Buyers a “Seller’s concession” to include the Buyer’s closing costs (which are HIGH here in New York!) in the price of the home.

• Income: Two years consistent income is the basic requirement for either a salaried individual or a self-employed person. Income from Bonus, Commission, and Overtime is treated differently and is best discussed with your Mortgage Banker.

• Market Survey: it doesn’t hurt to go out and get to know neighborhoods where you might like to buy a home. Visit open houses on Saturdays and Sundays. It’s okay that you’re not yet buying; tell the Realtor at the Open House you’re just beginning your “survey.” You’ll also get to know market prices for different kinds of homes. It’s okay to “window shop” homes on the weekend at Open Houses!

I hope these fundamentals will help you better understand the path to homeownership is a process that, with preparation and dedication, you can move through easily. And if you’re interested in getting Prequalified today to create an Action Plan for your future of Homeownership, call me anytime!

Trevor Curran
NMLS #40140
www.tcurranmortgage.com

*If you thought my answer was helpful, please give me a “Thumbs Up” or “Best Answer.” Thanks!
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