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Sun Oct 20, 2013
Mitchell Feldman answered:
Dear Robabe54:

That is a very subjective question and the answer can differ from person to person depending on what they consider safe. Do research online and at the local police precinct. Talk to people you know in the area and local business owners. Visit the neighborhood late at night and check out the "lay of the land".

Sincerely,
Mitchell S. Feldman
Associate Broker/ Director of Sales/ e-Pro Realtor
Fillmore Real Estate
Office: (718) 252-2000/ Cell: (917) 805-0783
Email: MitchellSFeldman@aol.com

On a side note....

Dave Leterman's Top Ten Hints on "how to keep safe in Brooklyn"....

10) Become a black belt in Karate.
9) Adopt a mean looking pit bull from the local shelter.
8) Carry mace in your purse.
7) Get a facial tattoo
6) Never bathe, ever.
5) Travel with a biker gang.
4) Dress like a police officer.
3) Wear a heavily blood stained shirt.
2) Become close friends with Jay-Z.

and the number one hint on how to keep safe in Brooklyn...
1) Don't live in the big city if you are overly concerned about your safety ;)
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Wed Jun 5, 2013
Trevor Curran answered:
Good afternoon shaquana,

We see many credit reports with low credit scores (anything less than 620), and often many scores in the 500's. This is BAD credit. If you are one of the folks affected by this terrible economy, you have a low credit score and you have a dream of buying a home, here's some simple advice for you.

It is unlikely you could be approved for mortgage financing with that credit score at this time.

Beware of any mortgage professionals promising you an approval with such a low score. Wait on buying a home. I recommend you take the time to resolve your credit issues.

First, settle any outstanding debt. If you owe money on collection accounts, charge-offs and/or judgments, make payment arrangements and get these accounts paid promptly.

Next, begin rebuilding your credit. If you have current accounts with good payment histories, or even some previous late-payment-blemishes, make sure you continue to pay those accounts on time. If you do not have any existing credit accounts then you'll need to establish several in order to create a viable credit history.

I have found that CONSUMER ACTION is an excellent resource for objective advice on all things credit related. You'll find free and sincere advice on everything from settling collection accounts to rebuilding credit to building credit from scratch on their website.
http://www.consumer-action.org/

Beware of anyone offering to "repair" your credit! The Federal Trade Commission issued a stern warning last year that such offers are scams. Find more from the FTC HERE.
http://www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/0058-credit-repair-how-help-yourself

The best way to buy a home is to have a decent credit history combined with sufficient Income and Assets for a home purchase.

The best way to have a decent credit history is to settle negative outstanding obligations and pay all your bills on time for at least two years.

Trevor Curran
NMLS #40140
Mobile: 516-582-9181
Office: 516-829-2900
Fax: 516-829-2944
PowerHouse Solutions, Inc.
1010 Northern Blvd. Suite 234
Great Neck NY 11021
Licensed Mortgage Banker – NYS Dept. of Financial Services
NMLS#3528

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Tue Jun 4, 2013
Diana Melerud answered:
27 gravesend neck road, or just google it, you will find it there.

Diana Melerud
Superior Realty Broker
2008 Ave Y
Brooklyn, NY 11235
Office: 1(347)554-8282
Fax: 1(347)554-8283
Cell: 1(917)992-7239
Email: diana.melerud@gmail.com
See My Listings: http://diana.postlets.com
Superior Realty: http://www.superiorrealtyny.com/index.htm
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