Trulia Community - Advice from neighbors and local experts

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

Jamaica Estates : Real Estate Advice

  • All29
  • Local Info5
  • Home Buying8
  • Home Selling3
  • Market Conditions1

Activity 21
Fri May 15, 2015
Anna M Brocco answered:
Why not simply take the time and visit the area more than once; see all firsthand then determine if your comfort level can be reached.....
0 votes 1 answer Share Flag
Mon Mar 9, 2015
Myrna Mendez answered:
My name is Myrna I've been looking for a 1 bedroom apartment since November and the way these Rents is ridiculous , Is like paying for a mortgage. For a One Bedroom in a nice descent area is like 2000.00. These landlord has lost respect for money. I'm looking for an apartment with 1300.00 voucher with utilities included without is 1200.00, The section budget was cut by the state. From 1350.00 to 1311.00. So please i need help .I need it around Glendale, ozone park,Woodhaven. I have good Job and good reference from landlord .

Than you
... more
0 votes 1 answer Share Flag
Tue Aug 12, 2014
Martina Ryan answered:
Thu Apr 10, 2014
Martina Ryan answered:
There are so many possibilities! First you must decide where do you want to live Nd what your budget is.
0 votes 3 answers Share Flag
Mon Dec 30, 2013
Steve Hirsch- Best Broker answered:
I don't know too many coops or condos in Nassau County. Most of the inventory are houses. Probably the best place to find those properties would be in Great Neck. They have several buildings that are pet friendly.
Call me if you are still looking for a place to buy.
Steve Hirsch
347-249-9884
... more
0 votes 2 answers Share Flag
Mon Dec 30, 2013
Steve Hirsch- Best Broker answered:
I always get back to people. Whether I use my cell phone or my computer, I'm fast. If you want a real agent with a total proactive professional approach to real estate, call me.
347-249-9884
Thank you.
... more
0 votes 11 answers Share Flag
Mon Dec 23, 2013
Marco Gomez & The Reach Team answered:
The values have generally increased in the last 9 months in the five boroughs.
0 votes 6 answers Share Flag
Tue Nov 19, 2013
Anu Dutta answered:
You can check Hopstop or Google maps
0 votes 2 answers Share Flag
Thu Oct 24, 2013
Anna M Brocco answered:
Consider working with an agent, or check www.mlsli.com Check local print media for by owner rentals, always verify ownership before exchanging any money; word of mouth, etc.
1 vote 2 answers Share Flag
Tue Aug 20, 2013
Trevor Curran 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!
... more
0 votes 8 answers Share Flag
Tue Aug 20, 2013
Trevor Curran 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!
... more
0 votes 2 answers Share Flag
Thu Jul 4, 2013
Hezrell Vasquez answered:
How are you Vida Wang,


i would recommend if you haven't found a home yet to contact few agents in the area of interest that can assist you finding the home that is right for you.
0 votes 3 answers Share Flag
Mon Mar 18, 2013
Jeanette Fortune Pascal answered:
$530 is the approx. monthly maintenance
0 votes 3 answers Share Flag
Sun Mar 17, 2013
John (JunWei) Pan answered:
Our firms charges 3% total commission if there are two brokers involved and 2.5% if there is only one. We usually get our clients really good prices on their homes. Feel free to call me to discuss if you are still looking to sell.

Regards,
John
917-595-9759
... more
0 votes 30 answers Share Flag
Mon Aug 27, 2012
Peter Mohylsky answered:
Lawyers are professionals bounded by a code of ethics and goverened by the state bar. The law firm handling this matter should be able to provide some idea of time frame.
0 votes 4 answers Share Flag
Sat Aug 4, 2012
Amy Liu answered:
I am not sure what co-op you are referring to. But you can ask your agent if the co-op allows pets.

Amy Liu
East Coast Realtors, Inc
0 votes 8 answers Share Flag
Fri Jul 23, 2010
realestate_leader answered:
Hi Tony,
Coops are valued by factors and in our area dont seem to follow the same trends as real estate. If you need a market analysis holler at me and ill see what I can do for you. The time to sell is when your ready reguardless of the market condition. When you sell and then buy if its done in the same time frame your purchase should match the value of your sale. When its time to go..... get packing. ... more
0 votes 4 answers Share Flag
Wed Jun 9, 2010
Eric D. Jarman answered:
Hi, Sardar how about this? I would serve as your buyers agent on this steal

Property Details
Price: $79,900 Bedrooms: 1 Bathrooms: 1 Living Area Size: 870 Year Built: 1948

Wonderful building in Jamaica. Close to all transportation with easy access to Manhattan. This is a great property that will not last long! Dont Miss this investment opportunity. Schedule your personal tour today.


These distinctive characteristics represent factors which have a strong influence on this community. Factors are considered "distinctive" if this community falls into the top 25% for these characteristics nationally.

Stable Population
Moderate Residential Turnover
Closest Major Sports Teams: New York Mets

Community Summary

Population Growth (since 2000) 4%
Population Density (ppl / mile) 38,053
Household Size (ppl) 3.09
Households w/ Children 38%

Housing Stability

Annual Residential Turnover 18%
5+ Years in Residency 25%
Median Year in Residency 2.47


The Fair Market Rents show average gross rent estimates based on figures provided by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

Studio $1,067
One Bedroom $1,154
Two Bedroom $1,284
Three Bedroom $1,580
Four Bedroom $1,776

The Crime Index compares the risk or probability of future occurrence of certain types of crime in this community as compared to the national average. The national average for each type of crime equals a score of 1.0, so a score of 2.0 would represent twice the risk as the national average, and a score of 0.50 would represent half the risk of the national average

Eric D. Jarman, Licensed Real Estate Agent
LEVAN REAL ESTATE
310 E 46th Street
New York, New York 10017
M: 347. 2074907
T: 212.686.9288
F: 212.656.1756
ej@LevanRealEstate.com
www.LevanRealEstate.com
... more
0 votes 1 answer Share Flag
Sun Mar 30, 2008
Raffay Abid answered:
you can check it out on our website or you can call one step up realty we can find you a nice coop in the neighborhood we can also help you t get mortgage.

Raffay Abid
Pone 516-739-2243 ... more
0 votes 3 answers Share Flag
1 2
Search Advice
Search

Followers

511