Trulia Community - Advice from neighbors and local experts

Find Your Community
We couldn't find that location. Please try again.
Get Expert Advice

Brighton Beach : Real Estate Advice

  • All22
  • Local Info4
  • Home Buying5
  • Home Selling1
  • Market Conditions0

Activity 16
Sat Jul 22, 2017
Kathy Burgreen answered:
You need to use Street Easy - 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.
... more
0 votes 1 answer Share Flag
Fri Feb 3, 2017
Edward M Tournier asked:
I need a furnished room or studio's to rent .,. Soon I can be reached at Or call 646 730-4447
0 votes 0 Answers Share Flag
Wed Feb 25, 2015
Valeriy Millerman answered:
You may buy far from the ocean, let say near Kings Hwy. And next year tornado going to destroy all houses there. Or, Mr. Putin will send nuclear missiles to Brooklyn...
Don't listen to "a lot of people". They just jealous that you would like(and I hope can afford) to live in the best area. ... more
0 votes 11 answers Share Flag
Wed Sep 17, 2014
Ella Khan asked:
Sun Jul 27, 2014
Hayka Hovsepyan asked:
I have a mini poodle and found that even in NY moving with a pet is almost impossible.
Any pet friendly " middle" scale buildings? Anyone?
0 votes 0 Answers Share Flag
Tue Jul 1, 2014
Valeriy Millerman answered:
Let's be realistic.
Knapp Street can not be near Brighton Beach. Absolutely different areas and prices.
0 votes 7 answers Share Flag
Tue Aug 20, 2013
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

*If you thought my answer was helpful, please give me a “Thumbs Up” or “Best Answer.” Thanks!
... more
0 votes 1 answer Share Flag
Wed Jul 31, 2013
Jessica Bateman answered:
I work with a lot of people who have less than perfect credit. I tell all my clients that need a pre approval to visit The Lenders Network, I have seen loan approvals from them even with scores under a 600. So if anyone can get you a loan they can.

Good luck to you!
... more
0 votes 14 answers Share Flag
Wed Sep 5, 2012
Jack Menashe answered:
find anything?
Sara will be in touch.,.. & try our site
good luck!
0 votes 6 answers Share Flag
Mon Sep 3, 2012
Madeline Padovano answered:
Hi Vickym125
Not to my knowledge. where did you get this information from? depending upon your qualifications
they lend 80% of value on a coop, less any flip-tax, and up to 95% on a condo depending upon
the condo and your qualifications for FHA
... more
0 votes 2 answers Share Flag
Tue Aug 28, 2012
Martina Ryan answered:
Depends on budget. Park Slope, Carrol Gardens, Cobble Hill more expensive. For boardwalk Manhattan Beach or coney Island.
1 vote 5 answers Share Flag
Sat Apr 10, 2010
David Rogoff and Bonnie Chernin answered:
Dear Svetlana,

We definitely can help you in your condo search. David and I are very familiar with Brighton Beach. There are a number of condos in the Oceana. Would you consider other developments also, such as Brightwater Towers? Let us know your schedule and we can arrange to see some units that are in your price range.

Please give us a call at 917-593-4068. We look forward to speaking with you.

Best regards,

Bonnie Chernin & David Rogoff
Coldwell Banker Mid Plaza Real Estate
... more
0 votes 3 answers Share Flag
Sat Apr 10, 2010
Gerard Dunn answered:
Good Luck! Let us know what happens. We learn everyday here too!

If you feel your question was properly answered - give me a BEST ANSWER vote!


Good Luck!

Gerry Dunn

Associate Broker
Serving Maryland, DC and Northern Virginia
... more
0 votes 5 answers Share Flag
Search Advice