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Elisa Ratliff, Renter in Kettering, OH
Elisa Ratliff answered:
What are my options when dealing with BAD 203k consultant?
I'm having the same issue. The loan closed 2 months late because of the absurdly slow response times of the HUD consultant. Now that we are renovating he has gotten even worse. It's bee ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jul 4, 2016 Home Buying in 11233
Kathy Burgre…, Home Owner in Westchester, NY
Kathy Burgreen answered:
im looking for a one bedroom apartment in any borough that takes section 8. is it a way to tell which of your listings accept section 8?
Landlords don't advertise for Section 8. You will need to pay the difference between Section 8 & market rents or live in public housing.
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jul 19, 2015 For Rent in 11233
Anna M Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Williston Park, NY
Anna M Brocco answered:
I'm currently looking for an apartment for around $1200 in either Brooklyn or Queens. With a car, proximity to public transportation not a
Perhaps consider working with an agent of your own; for available Queens area properties check www.mlsli.com Also check local print media for by owner rentals, always verify ownership b ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Feb 25, 2015 For Rent in 11233
Kwesi Samuels, Real Estate Pro in New York, NY
Kwesi Samuels answered:
need brooklyn preferrable within 20 miles of 11233 income 65k w/ boyfriend 110K but credit is 515(bad) can you help. 2 or 3 bedroom 1500 max rent .
Some landlords don't really care about the credit score. What they look for is to see if you have ever been evicted and/or move often in the past 5 years. Other than that it should not ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Aug 19, 2014 Rentals in 11233
Dan Brady, Real Estate Pro in New York, NY
Dan Brady answered:
what is the process for renting the second unit if I'll buy a two family house?
Dear Nicholas,

The best process would be letting the broker who helped you buy the house, of if you bought it without a broker then a broker from the neighborhood, list the apartment ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Feb 18, 2014 Home Buying in 11233
Lior Raviv, Real Estate Pro in woodhaven, NY
Lior Raviv answered:
Do any of your listings take any government programs? Section 8 or FEPS?
Yes we have plenty of listings that take section 8. Give us a call anytime Sunday through Friday. 718-880-2170
0 votes Share Flag Thu Dec 19, 2013 Rentals in 11233
Alison Hillm…, Other/Just Looking in San Francisco, CA
Alison Hillman answered:
what is crime like in Ocean Hill area of Brooklyn?
I'd also recommend that you check out the local crime maps here on Trulia: http://www.trulia.com/real_estate/Brooklyn-New_York/crime/ ]

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0 votes Share Flag Tue May 7, 2013 Crime & Safety in 11233
Debra (Debbi…, Real Estate Pro in Livingston, NJ
Debra (Debbie) Rose answered:
Only half of the people in my HOA pay maintenance fees so our building is $400,000 in areas. How much does this affect my ability to sell?
someone needs to light a fire under the condo association to get things moving and to begin legal action against the deadbeat owners ...............potential buyers will be turned down ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Mar 17, 2013 Home Selling in 11233
Tatiana Davis,  in Brooklyn, NY
Tatiana Davis answered:
Security Deposit? If a potential tenant left a deposit for an apartment but never signed the lease and never moved in, can he get his deposit back?
In that case, I have had situations like that happen, and the tenant may just be out of the deposit. The deposit was a promise to take the apartment, when they pull back, they should h ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Nov 27, 2012 Rental Basics in 11233
Anna M Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Williston Park, NY
Anna M Brocco answered:
The house is 4124 old oak drive palm beach gardens empty for 2 years.
Any local agent can help with any necessary information, consider a call.
0 votes Share Flag Sun Aug 19, 2012 Foreclosure in 11233
Mitchell Fel…, Real Estate Pro in Brooklyn, NY
Mitchell Feldman answered:
Stay away from Massada scam, they will use you to push someone else to overbid and play this game forever. They are not trustworthy.
Dear Maxoliver:

I am not quite sure what you are referring to, can you expound on that?

Sincerely,
Mitchell S. Feldman
Associate Broker/ Director of Sales
Madison Estates & ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu May 10, 2012 Home Buying in 11233
Larry Kennedy,  in Delaware
Larry Kennedy answered:
How can I find out what bank owns a home that's in the process of foreclosure?
If it's in foreclosure, that means the bank doesn't own it yet, the homeowner still owns it. Check to see if one of the two largest holders of mortgages hold the note: http:// ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Mar 14, 2012 Foreclosure in 11233
Joseph Hasti…, Real Estate Pro in Bayside, NY
Joseph Hastings answered:
is it required to pay 5% down payment at closing, or could i just not pay a down payment when buying a condo unit? how much fee needed for closing?
Hi Red. Unlike one of my colleagues below, I seriously doubt you will find a Condo that will allow 100% financing but I could be wrong.

Your question reads as though you've not ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Mar 11, 2011 Home Buying in 11233
Alen Moshkov…, Real Estate Pro in New York, NY
Alen Moshkovich answered:
selling my condo need Meany site to posted for free
David I'll add something to what other brokers told you. 80% of For Sale By Owner get fed up trying to sell the property on their own, and dealing with unqualified buyers who are just ... more
1 vote Share Flag Tue Feb 16, 2010 Home Selling in 11233
Terri  Brath…, Home Buyer in 11233
Terri Brathwaite answered:
I am closing on my purchase on 4/30/2009. Should I lock in my rate now?
I am being offered an APR of 5.5 for a condominium purchase. Is this a good rate?
0 votes Share Flag Tue Mar 31, 2009 Financing in 11233
Everett Perry, Real Estate Pro in Fresh Meadows, NY
Everett Perry answered:
What do I do about people leaving trash on my curb on NON pick up days? I keep getting fined/violations (ECB)
If you contact 311 and lodge the complaint, they wil refer it to the sanitation police. They actually come out and will set up a sting.
0 votes Share Flag Mon Feb 23, 2009 Quality of Life in 11233
Karen, Other/Just Looking in 11233
Karen asked:
What do I do about people leaving trash on my curb on NON pick up days? I keep getting fined/violations (ECB) I have a vacant 2 family brownstone in Bed-Sty going through the slow foreclosure process... waiting for it to go up for auction.

Stage of foreclosure-a referree was assigned in Dec.…
0 votes Share Flag Sun Feb 22, 2009 Foreclosure in 11233
Mitchell Fel…, Real Estate Pro in Brooklyn, NY
Mitchell Feldman answered:
Is it customary to pay your full downpayment for a condo before closing?
Usual practice here in Brooklyn would be that you put 5% to 10% down at the signing of the contract. If you are going more than 10% down you would give the balance of your down payment ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jan 28, 2009 Home Buying in 11233
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