Trulia Community - Advice from neighbors and local experts

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

Brooklyn : Real Estate Advice

  • All3K
  • Local Info198
  • Home Buying934
  • Home Selling89
  • Market Conditions34

Activity 5,005
A few hours ago
Kathy Burgreen answered:
I passed the NY State exam the 1st time with a 96. If it helps, what I did was read the book several times, downloaded 2 study prep apps and reviewed all my notes. I know the exam has some math questions, so just wondering if you failed the math portion. If this is the case, you will need to learn some math. Another issue is a number of questions are "trick" questions. You need to read the questions very carefully and interpret the meaning of the question before answering. My advice - don't rush yourself while taking this exam. You're given plenty of time so pace yourself and don't be among the first people out the door. Nobody cares if you're the last person to finish the test.

So learn some math and learn some techniques on how to answer "trick" questions and how to interpret the meaning of them. I know some questions sound like a double negative and this is what you need to know.

Finally - I don't know if it was explained thoroughly in your class but when taking the test, you need to realize that you need to have knowledge of single family houses as well as coops, condos, etc. The test covers both.
... more
0 votes 2 answers Share Flag
Yesterday at 9:38am
Debbiebrooklyn5 answered:
MY CO-OP IS PAID IN FULL....CAN I REFINANCE ON MY CO-OP APARTMENT? AND IF SO WHERE DO I GO TO REFINANCE
0 votes 11 answers Share Flag
Yesterday at 4:26am
Kathy Burgreen answered:
You need to work with a real estate agent and unfortunately you will need to pay a brokers fee. I know there are plenty of apartment rental buildings with their own parking garages attached. These rental buildings are expensive and perhaps your budget is not able to pay the high rents. If you can't afford the expensive rental buildings, your next step is to get into a cheap rental building and find a nearby garage that you can pay a monthly rent separately.

I know Brooklyn and Queens is very pricey for rentals. You should also take the subway to the Bronx. Rents in the Bronx are much cheaper AND there is parking garages available. Some really nice neighborhoods to check out are: Pelham Parkway (check out the side streets), Allerton Ave. (check out the side streets), Williamsbridge Rd. (check out the side streets), Bronx Park East (check out the side streets), Mosholu Parkway, Bedford Park Blvd. and Riverdale.
... more
0 votes 1 answer Share Flag
Mon Sep 18, 2017
Kylelandry answered:
Hi Nthabi,

I have a couple listings that are room shares that you may be interested in. Let me know!!!

All the best,
Kyle
0 votes 6 answers Share Flag
Sat Sep 16, 2017
Turbee81 answered:
Hi
My name isVictoria Turbee
And I'm looking for a 2 bedroom apartment with city feps
My voucher is for 1515
Please anyone if you any information can you let me know
Thank you very much ... more
0 votes 33 answers Share Flag
Wed Sep 13, 2017
Bkontoulas answered:
I am renting a single family residence. At one time, it was a duplex, and two separate meters were in place for each unit. It was renovated into a single family residence, however the
landlord never converted the two meters into one. He did not disclose this at the lease
signing. I have had to put down two separate deposits for each meter, and am receiving
two separate bills. Legally, is there a law that I can refer to regarding single family residences that would support the landlord's responsibility to have the two meters converted into
one meter? Thank you for your response
... more
0 votes 8 answers Share Flag
Tue Sep 12, 2017
Zee A asked:
I am looking to buy a 421-a tax abated condo in Flatbush - the tax abatement is for 15 years, which is great...I'll be paying $8 a month. Everything about the apartment is perfect EXCEPT…
0 votes 0 Answers Share Flag
Tue Sep 12, 2017
Management.omph answered:
https://omph.managebuilding.com/Resident/Public/Rentals

Check out our website for your rental needs.
0 votes 4 answers Share Flag
Sun Sep 10, 2017
Kathy Burgreen answered:
There may be very few homes in foreclosure in NYC because selling prices have increased so these owners are not in foreclosure anymore. Owners who were in foreclosure can now sell their homes for regular prices and make a profit. Briefly, you're too late. You should have looked for foreclosures 5 years ago - that is when deals were being made. ... more
0 votes 1 answer Share Flag
Sat Sep 9, 2017
Kathy Burgreen answered:
You should be OK because your income is more than sufficient to pay rent. If your income was much lower, your credit score would be a larger factor.
0 votes 1 answer Share Flag
Sat Sep 9, 2017
Kathy Burgreen answered:
There are about 5,000 agents in Brooklyn. You need to learn that agents are independent contractors and can choose who they want to work with and who they don't want to work with. If you are looking for cheap rentals or cheap homes to buy, nobody will work with you because it's a waste of their time. If you can afford $3,000.+/month for a rental or buying a coop for $500K, then you will get real estate agents to help you. ... more
0 votes 1 answer Share Flag
Sat Sep 9, 2017
Kathy Burgreen answered:
You will have extreme difficulty. Landlords typically verify your employment, income and U.S. credit score before they will accept you. Renters fill out an application and pay a fee. The issue is your application will be mostly blank - no U.S. address, no U.S. Social Security number, no U.S. telephone number, The only thing you will have is a letter from your employer stating that you will work in New York.

Your best method is to call the main offices of several brokerages and ask to speak with the Office Manager. Ask the Manager to be connected to a real estate agent that specializes with foreigners.
... more
0 votes 1 answer Share Flag
Sat Sep 9, 2017
Kathy Burgreen answered:
Real estate websites like Zillow, Trulia, etc. are very poor when it comes to specific criteria like multi family homes, homes without HOA's, etc. You need to work with a realtor to email you listings directly from REBNY with your specific criteria. ... more
0 votes 1 answer Share Flag
Sat Sep 9, 2017
Kathy Burgreen answered:
You need to use www.streeteasy.com. This website is exclusive for NYC and they do list all the foreclosures, short sales and REO's for NYC only. Realtors from outside of NYC like Karen Peyton never heard of Street Easy because these agents don't know anything about our city. ... more
0 votes 2 answers Share Flag
Sat Sep 9, 2017
Titi12901 asked:
My family has been homeless for 9 months right now. Even tho they have a 3 bedroom voucher for the linc program it's extremely hard finding landlords accepting linc. Please help, the voucher…
0 votes 0 Answers Share Flag
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 ...
Search Advice
Search

Followers

573