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Rental Basics in Brooklyn : Real Estate Advice

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Tue Jun 20, 2017
Mary answered:

Thank you for reaching out. Please follow the instructions below on how to find a Section 8 rental listings.

1. Click the Rent tab on our homepage
2. Enter your desired area in the search bar and hit Enter
3. Click More, enter the keyword 'Section 8', and click Search.

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Sat May 27, 2017
Kathy Burgreen answered:
In NYC your biggest issue is working off the books. You will need a letter from your employer that you work there and how much your income is. The other issue is Brooklyn is very expensive and you won't find a 2 bedroom apartment for $1800. or less. You can try in Bedford Stuyvesant, East NY or Flatbush. However, you need to take the subway up to the Bronx. You will have much better luck in the Bronx. ... more
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Tue May 2, 2017
Bayoproperties asked:
I can't move past this point bcs it's not completing the process. Am I doing something wrong? The phone number it's going to is 718.360.0949.

Also, why don't Trulia…
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Fri Feb 24, 2017
Kyle Lo asked:
I would like to know the timing to pay for the security deposit, 1st month fee and agent fee. I was told by agent to pay all now, including agent fee.
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Thu Jan 26, 2017
Angelica P answered:

I am happy to help you get your listing posted on Trulia.

If you would like to post a rental on Trulia, you will be redirected to use our partner site, Zillow Rental Manager, to list your rental on Zillow, Trulia and other top sites. Please follow this link for instructions on how to post a rental listing:

If you have additional questions or have issues with posting your listing, please reply back to this email and I will be happy to help you.

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Mon Jan 23, 2017
Gwen Jones answered:
I have a business called rent guarantee that is willing to do a corporate application inmy behalf so that i cnb rent a house cause my credit score is to low i have no evictions and have been at my job ten years can you help ... more
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Sun Dec 18, 2016
Megan Schley asked:
We are moving out Jan 1 when our lease is up. My landlord has not been answering us in reguards to what we need to get done to make sure the apartment is in the best shape so we get most…
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Fri Dec 16, 2016
Edwin Jimenez answered:
Hello I have one shot deal would like help to find a rental with this program please thank God bless you
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Sat Dec 10, 2016
Tanisha Baveghems asked:
Hi i'm seeking an apartment i have a $1,213 voucher via seps program .. They are willing to pay 15% annual rent brokers fee and 4 months rent upfront. Where should i be looking or speaking…
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Sat Nov 5, 2016
Kathy Burgreen answered:
Technically no, but it is common in NYC because investors and owners know they can cut corners and get away with it. Rents are very expensive, so as a way to have cheaper rents, bathrooms will have a shower stall instead of a bathtub; there will be a kitchenette instead of a full size kitchen; there will be a living room/dining room combination; etc. Every inch of space comes at a price, so the smaller apartment will be cheaper than a larger size apartment.

Have you tried looking in Nassau County? Apartments are larger and cheaper.
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Sat Sep 3, 2016
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Mon Aug 1, 2016
Bobmaravic answered:
Hi Julia
If you are still in search of an apartment I have some advice for you. I think that your situation is not hopeless. You have a good credit score, so you won’t have problem with that. It would be great to hire a real estate professional to help with your question. But if you don’t have money for this kind of service, don’t get upset. You easily can search property by yourself using differ websites. I like Rentberry. They do background check for free and don’t charge application fees, so you can save money on that. You can even offer you price for an apartment, higher or lower than listed on site. And who knows maybe you will be lucky and rent the apartment for 1450$/month. ... more
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Thu May 26, 2016
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Tue May 10, 2016
Realetatesteve30 answered:
I have a couple places in red hook, What is your budget. Feel free to call me at 347 946 2105 Steve
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Thu Apr 7, 2016
Kathy Burgreen answered:
This is NYC so fortunately for you, your realtor is not going to get paid. I'm a former realtor in Westchester County and under normal circumstances in the U.S., your realtor is owed a commission based on the listing contract you signed. However, in NYC, it's extremely difficult to track every buyer, renter & landlord so it's very easy for a landlord to find a tenant and never notify the agent that your home is now rented. If your agent ever contacts you, just tell them you decided to take your home off the market for now and you may reconsider later. This way if your current tenant doesn't work out for some reason, you can go back to this agent & look for a new tenant.

You can call the agent first & tell them you're taking the home off the market but make sure to have a good excuse why (death in the family, divorce, job transfer, etc.) so it doesn't look suspicious and the agent won't suspect you already rented it & ask for a commission.

Just so you know, agents prefer working with sellers and buyers - not rentals because their commission checks are much higher. Therefore your rental ranks as low priority in terms of their commission.
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