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Thu Sep 8, 2016
Zohari answered:
if there is no fee - do not worry it is in the price of the rental.
Someone must pay the realtor?
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Fri Feb 28, 2014
Anna M Brocco answered:
Any local agent/realty office can provide such information, why not consider a call....
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Tue Feb 4, 2014
Michael Denniston answered:
Hi, your realtor will help you find the right property, but I can help you with low cost commercial financing so you can maintain liquidity for other investment opportunities. Currently there are stated income and no income check financing for commercial, mixed-use and investment properties. Loans are available in most states. I can be contacted directly at 917.699.0183 or michaeldenniston247@gmail.com for more info or assistance.

Please hit best answer if my reply was helpful. All the best.

Michael Denniston
Senior Mortgage Banker
NMLS#24076
The Federal Savings Bank
Nationwide Direct Lender
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Thu Jan 30, 2014
Iris Williams answered:
I have an Open House this Sat. 2/1/14. 924 Sterling Place. in Crown Hts. 11-12pm
Two Studios one for $1250 and one for $1100. Come to the Open House. 917-566-5541
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Tue Aug 20, 2013
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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

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Tue Aug 20, 2013
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
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 Jul 16, 2013
Eric Johnson answered:
Call me NOW at 347-733-0101 so I can accommodate you much better in your search of apartments. Thanks.
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Tue May 28, 2013
Kathryn Lilly answered:
To be honest: You are wanting prime areas, where whenever such an apartment becomes available the landlord will get many applications. I suspect there will always be higher income, better credit, less dogs, etc etc etc.
You will need a broker to get you through the process and any broker working those neighbourhoods does not need to negotiate their fee.
Yours,
Kathryn Lilly, Broker
Realty on the Greene, LLC
718-858-7600
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Tue Feb 12, 2013
Michael Richman answered:
Hi,

In this market it is frequently taking much longer than usual to close loans because lenders are doing an exceptional amount of due dilligence. I have seen numerous cases of the last year or so take as long as 6 months. That is not to say every case takes that long. It varies from case to case, but everybody is taking longer that they used to.

Michael Richman
Licensed Real Estate Associate Broker
KIAN Realty
450 7th Avenue Suite 1501
New York, NY 10123
212-757-8268 x220
917-991-2528
mrichman@kianrealtynyc.com
www.kianrealtynyc.com
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Mon Feb 11, 2013
Michael Denniston answered:
There are pros and cons with every financial decision, and mortgage are no exception. The key is choosing the financing option that's best for your specific circumstances. There are low fixed rate seconds available today subject to your credit profile, debt to income ratio, property type, amount of equity in your home and loan purpose (i.e, purchase or refinance). I hope my response was useful. For additional information or assistance, please contact me directly at 917.699.0183 or via email at michaeldenniston247@gmail.com. Follow me on twitter @mdenniston247.

Michael Denniston
Senior Loan Officer
NMLS 24076
Cliffco Mortgage Bankers
New York
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Mon Feb 11, 2013
Javier Meneses answered:
You want to make sure you're saving on a monthly basis and with the overall terms of the new loan. If you're currently in two mortgages, when you combine them, will you now pay a much lower rate compared to your current blended rate? Will you be subject to PMI? Etc...

You're next move should be to meet with a Loan Officer and go over your options. There's just too many other factors that come into play, it's best to meet with a professional and cover all necessary ground and go from there.

If you need someone, I'm always available to meet. Good luck!

Javier Meneses
NMLS #23130
Senior Loan Officer
Sterling National Bank
jmeneses@snb.com
(516) 606-9648
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Mon Feb 11, 2013
Jacques Ambron answered:
If you are having problems making your mortgage payments, you may want to discuss a modification on you mortgage to reduce the rates/payments.
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Thu Dec 6, 2012
Hannibal Collins answered:
I am a broker who is investment minded, instead of being transaction-ally focused. My aspiration is to own a few properties within some years so I believe I think on a tangent which would be beneficial to your endeavors.

[ My mother was an agent during my teens & young adulthood, my dad does contracting. My best friends were investors & I majored in architecture. My broker actively buys sells holds rents & flips properties. ]

I would like to assist in your search and help you extract the most value & ROI possible through insightful seeking & dude diligence.

Hannibalcollins@gmail.com Thanks for your consideration
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Tue Nov 20, 2012
Christopher Pagli answered:
Hi, There isn't a property link attached to your question. You can check out www.HopStop.com I use it all the time. The A, C, E, B, D, F, M all go to Brooklyn.

Christopher Pagli
Licensed Associate Broker
Accredited Buyer Representative
William Raveis Legends Realty Group
914.406.9023
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Sun Nov 11, 2012
De Vonte Williamson answered:
Hello. You should always verify taxes on a property by contacting the local assessors office. You can contact your local county clerks office which can give you an average range of property taxes for your area, or you could contact a local Realtor for a complimentary report.

I hope this answered your question! If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact me by the ways below.

Wishing you all the best,


De Vonte Williamson
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson
Proudly Serving Long Island
Coldwell Banker Residential
Direct:(631)638-6193
Mobile: (631)384-3695
http://cbmoves.com/DeVonte.Williamson
http://devontesellsny.wordpress.com/
DeVonte.Williamson@cbmoves.com
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Tue Sep 11, 2012
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Foreclosures are someone else's headache. The home probably has not been well-maintained and you're a First Time Buyer adjusting to paying a mortgage. Do you really want to walk in the door to someone else's deferred maintenance that YOU will have to pay for? Also, if you're thinking there are deals to be had in terms of lower prices, mostly those "deals" go to professional investors who can pay cash, negotiate hard with a Lender, and close fast.

There are plenty of motivated Sellers with their homes listed on your local MLS. Go find a good Local Mortgage Banker, get prequalified, then find a great, experienced Realtor, and buy the home you want at the price you're willing to pay. It's a Buyer's Market, after all!

Trevor Curran
NMLS #40140
Mobile: 516-582-9181
Office: 516-829-2900
Fax: 516-829-2944
PowerHouse Solutions, Inc.
185 Great Neck Rd, Suite 240
Great Neck NY 11021
Licensed Mortgage Banker – NYS Dept. of Financial Services
NMLS#3528
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Fri Aug 24, 2012
Mskatelist answered:
Can be OK if you are in a "category" like young single, park parent,or barfly. Personally, I find it diverse and kind of cute but people don't necessarily befriend each other in all these restaurants, bars etc.
There's no place to dance, really. So, boring, basically.
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Mon Jul 9, 2012
BE1006 answered:
Yes, I am familar with SONYMA mortgage and have introduced my clients and Fort Green co-op developments to the program. I am Bessie Edwards with B. R. Edwards Associates. Please Call me anytime 9177449391. to discuss. ... more
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Mon May 14, 2012
Joseph Runfola answered:
Hello Ceasar, Rocco Parascandola writes in today's NY Daily News; A 62-year-old Italian tourist visiting his daughter in Brooklyn was shot and wounded in a scuffle with a thug who snatched her necklace, police said Monday. The incident happened Thursday night and the suspect, Tyron Lovick, 36, was arrested Friday and charged with attempted murder. The victim, Luciano Giuliani, and his 28-year-old daughter, Eleonora went shopping at Target in the Atlantic Terminal mall. About 9:50 p.m., as they were on their way home, the suspect approached them from behind near Greene Ave. and Cumberland St. in Fort Greene, police said. Lovick snatched the daughter’s necklace and ran west on Greene Ave., but her dad chased him, police said. He caught up to the suspect as short distance away, and in the ensuing scuffle the suspect pulled out a .32 caliber revolver and shot Giuliani once in the abdomen, police said. Lovick then ran off, leaving the chain behind. Giuliani, who police said is not related to the former mayor, was rushed to Kings County Hospital. He underwent surgery, in which a piece of his colon was removed. Police said he is expected to survive. Eleonora gave police a description of the suspect, including the detail that he was wearing a Yankees cap. Police then spotted the suspect on surveillance video from a nearby building. Police said someone who knows Lovick told police who he is.
Lovick was arrested at his home on Fulton St. the next day and charged with attempted murder.
He was held on $300,000 bail. He suggested to police that he didn’t mean to shoot Giuliani and that the gun “went off” during the struggle, court papers say. Lovick has about a dozen arrests, police said, for charges including gun possession, robbery and grand larceny.
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