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Home Buying in Harlem : Real Estate Advice

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Mon Mar 27, 2017
Kate N Lifanda asked:
Wed Jun 8, 2016
Kathy Burgreen answered:
The listing clearly states to contact Aldo Belony Jr. who is the Listing Agent for this property. It is not a fraud. Mr. Belony Jr. is in charge of fixing any mistakes since he represents the seller. This is not Trulia's fault. If Mr. Belony Jr. is lazy and letting mistakes stay active, then he is not representing the seller's best interests. He signed a contract with the seller to get the home sold for the best terms and price. Yes, there are plenty of realtors in New York who don't know what they're doing and/or lazy to fix any mistakes on their listings.

Obviously you caught one of them. You can use this to your advantage. If I were you, I would negotiate and state that since the realtor is too lazy to fix their mistakes, you are entitled to a lower asking price because you're smarter than the agent is.
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Fri May 6, 2016
Natosha Dunston answered:
I am an recent amputee and looking for an bigger apartment. I already have an move-out section 8 voucher. I am approved
for SSi and SSD. I rather be in Brooklyn or Manhattan. IT IS HARD TO FIND HOUSING RIGHT NOW DUE TO IT IS HARD TO GET AROUND. ... more
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Tue Nov 24, 2015
Rafael asked:
I will be attending school full-time and utilizing my Montgomery GI Bill so I am looking for something in the $1000-1400 range. Thank you
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Wed Nov 4, 2015
Readyryou696 answered:

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Wed Nov 4, 2015
Readyryou696 answered:
I have a very nice HDFC 2 bedroom coop apartment in Harlem zip 10030 vey clean READYRYOU696@YAHOO.COM CAN SEE ANYTIME .
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Fri Jun 26, 2015
Michael Smith Puente answered:
Great article in the NY Times article about VA Loans in New York City.


?Michael Smith-Puente
Licensed Real Estate Advisor
L.G. Fairmont Group
(m) 646.577.6045
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Fri Jan 16, 2015
Andree Hall answered:
You can search for HGFC homes at
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Mon Dec 1, 2014
Tony Lara answered:
1270 5th Ave has currently two listings on the market. Both are one bedrooms, priced at $450K and $495K, and there's no rental available. Not sure what changing a lot means, the city is very transient, people upgrade and or get relocated. I like this building it's across from the Central Park on 5th Ave, you two major subway lines, the #6 on Lex and 103rd and the 2, 3 on W 110th St Central Park North which is closer to 5th Ave. The building is post war (1959) offering a lobby attendant, a garage, laundry room, private storage and a bike room. It has 14 floors and 202 units, 4 elevators,overall for the location it's a solid building. It's always nice to say you live on 5th Ave...feel free to contact me for all your real estate needs.

Tony Lara
Real Estate Salesperson
Rutenberg Realty
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Thu May 29, 2014
Robert Kempster answered:
Hi Ms. Vaughn,

It would be much easier to assist you if your current credit rating was stated, as well as if you are primarily looking to rent. or to buy. Also, the key to any decision or recommendation/advice will have a lot to do with your income as well as long term job security.
So the ball is in your court. In the interim, I hope you have a great weekend.
My Best,

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Wed Apr 23, 2014
John Peitler answered:
Please contact me. My name is Dennis and I can be reached at 212-714-1027 ext 12. Thank you for your service to our country and good luck.
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Wed Apr 9, 2014
Javier Meneses answered:
It's all about running the numbers. What are your monthly debts? What is it that you consider low income? A Loan Officer would pull your credit and figure out your monthly liabilities, so they'll add your monthly car payment, minimum credit card payments, any anything that appears in your credit report. Then they'll look at what your income is as per your pay-stubs and tax returns. They'll review your bank statements and see what your down-payment is like. They'll run all these numbers and figure out what you can qualify for. Is your income too low to qualify for anything? Wouldn't know until you go through this process or at least have a conversation with a Loan Officer about the specifics of your financial situation. I'm always available to talk or meet in person. Feel free to call or email anytime. Good luck!

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Javier Meneses
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290 Broad Hollow Road, Suite 402E
Melville, NY 11747
(516) 606-9648 Cell
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Tue Apr 1, 2014
Wendy Wood answered:
I am not sure what the answer is but I would suggest you contact a lender of your choice to get pre-approval. That lender will be able to tell you about any programs that you will qualify for. The teacher next door program is a HUD program and a lender will be able to help you. ... more
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Thu Mar 13, 2014
Joseph Hastings answered:
When you purchase a Condominium apartment, you are buying what is referred to as real property. As such, it is analogous to purchasing a House. You will receive a deed to the property after a title seach. The deed conveys ownership and the right of possession. You are billed for property taxes directly. The property is your in fee simple which is the highest form of ownership. Full stop.

A Coop is not the purchase of real property, It is the purchase of Stock in the Coop Corporation. You are also purchasing a Proprietary lease as the rightful person(s) to occupy the living space. You do NOT get a deed. You pay a monthly maintenance fee which includes your proportional share of RE taxes.

In a Condo, you are buying real property not Stock. Hence, the difference in price. For many first time buyers, a Coop may make better sense due to the lesser price. Indeed A similarly sized Coop would likely cost less that a Condo by $100K or better.
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Wed Mar 12, 2014
Martina Ryan answered:
Median sale price for homes in Harlem have increased 28% in the past year.
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Wed Mar 12, 2014
Martina Ryan answered:
Check out the property values and appreciation in each neighborhood. Median sale price for homes in Harlem have increased 28% in the past year.
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Wed Feb 26, 2014
Nardeen Billan answered:
If you are referring to 'edginess' perhaps then you should visit and walk around yourself. Areas are forever changing and one can not predict or state a reasonable response without breaching Fair Housing Laws :) ... more
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