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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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Wed Dec 2, 2015
Kathy Burgreen answered:
@Jamie Chambers - "USDA is a ..100% home loan program for teachers purchasing in qualified location" Sorry, but this is NOT TRUE. USDA is a mortgage product that allows ANY financially qualified borrower to finance a property in designated areas with no down payment required. USDA is not specifically for teachers.

Teachers who belong to unions (all 50 states) are provided member benefits from their unions and their union partners with 1 or more lenders who will provide discounts and/or additional services for union members. Most mortgage lenders don't know about this and can't compete because they did not partner with the union.

Married to a teacher.
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Sat Aug 1, 2015
Malekfinancials asked:
Do you need a loan? have you been looking for how to get access to a private lender? If yes, Here is the opportunity to get a cheap loan. We offer loan at low rate of 3% and we are contacted…
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Thu Nov 13, 2014
Laura Reynolds asked:
Also viewed this property but wasn't given access to the attic, sounds like roof damage. Realistically, this house is not worth over 1 million. Would love more details on this property,…
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Wed May 14, 2014
Sam Gold answered:
Ocean pkwy is pretty safe area to live in. But of`course in many buildings landlords put web cameras to make their building more safe.
Good luck and stay safe!
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Thu Mar 6, 2014
Mitchell Feldman answered:
Dear D.salhany:

There is no property attached to your question. If you want, contact me direct and I can look into it for you and/or discuss other properties in the area. Either way, good luck!

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
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Wed Dec 11, 2013
Luis Estrella answered:
Good afternoon,

I specialize in Brooklyn and would be honored to help you. Give me a call when your free. I look forward to hearing from you.

Sincerely,
Luis

Realtor: Highline Residential
L.paulino@hlresidential.com
917-602-0293
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Sat Oct 26, 2013
Dana Lindberg answered:
Search the internet or talk to a local lender.

Buy a fixer-upper, as is, or a foreclosure with FHA 203k loan and turn it into your dream home. For more details about 203k loan, visit www.cfs203k.com. CFS Mortgage and RenovationReady brings together more than 50 years of traditional and renovation lending know-how. ... more
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Wed Aug 7, 2013
Anna M Brocco answered:
Perhaps your question was cut off, what information are you seeking....
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Tue Aug 6, 2013
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Thu Feb 7, 2013
Tammy Benkwitt answered:
No, not a right. The tenant can speak with the person from whom they are subletting for a copy if they really want to see it. But again, it's not a right.
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Wed Feb 6, 2013
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Since this falls under the realm of legal advice, I must refrain from answering the question as giving legal advice when a person is not an Attorney is a felony in the State of New York.

But it seems to me, from a common-sense perspective, that a landlord can't just throw your belongings out without some legal permission from a court. There are strict legal requirements in New York when a Landlord and a Tenant have a dispute.

A good Landlord & Tenant Attorney is the best person to ask. I've also heard the clerks at Landlord & Tenant Court are helpful in explaining the legal processes to both Landlords and Tenants.

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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Wed Feb 6, 2013
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An Attorney friend recently advised one of my homeowner clients who owns a 3 Family home. I remember the some of the conversation:

1. Landlord must FIRST give a 30 day written notice to vacate hand-delivered to the tenant. The thirty days begins the first day of the NEXT month after delivery.

2. If the tenant does not vacate then the landlord must go to court. For that part of the process, I have no knowledge and I'd recommend consulting with an Attorney who specializes in Landlord & Tenant issues.

I have heard also that the clerks at Landlord & Tenant Court are helpful in explaining the process to a tenant in danger of being evicted.

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

If you thought my answer was helpful, please give me a "Thumbs Up." Thanks!
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Sat Jan 19, 2013
Claudia Williams answered:
Ira,

As far as mortgage brokers go, one of the best is First Merchants,Inc. in Park Slope.
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Tue Jan 1, 2013
JEN LEE answered:
DSHEIK, I'M FROM REMAX METRO REAL ESTATE YOU CAN CALL ME FOR A FREE CMA.

JEN LEE
RE/MAX METRO
ASSOCIATE BROKER
7024 18TH AVE
BROOKLYN, N.Y 11204
jlee888@live.com
917-609-1196
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Thu Dec 27, 2012
Gerard Splendore answered:
Ocean Parkway is hot in my opinion and will get even better. I have shown quite a few apartments in the area and listed and sold some as well. Location in the builidng (exposures N, S, E, W) and flloor, as well as proximity to the subway can make or break the sale.
Would love to see it and give you a more concrete answer. Condition? Maintenance? Financials of the buildling? Parking? Sublet policy? What does lobby look like? How old are windows, roof, boiler and elevator, etc, etc.
This apartment will sell and you WILL profit. Where are you moving to?
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Mon Dec 3, 2012
Madeline Padovano answered:
Hi there is the F Line on Macdonald and Ditmas and the B line on East 16 and Ditmas
hope that helps you
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Wed Oct 24, 2012
Linda Thomas answered:
Hi, My name is Linda Thomas. I've over 15 years of experince... what I hear from most of my clients is that they respect my honesty..Thats important in real estate. My office in located in Mill Basin Brooklyn Group Realty is the name of my office..


Any further Questions please feel free to call me.
646 247 6232

Respecfully yours.
Linda Thomas
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Tue Oct 2, 2012
Mitchell Feldman answered:
Dear Andy:

It could still be considered owner occupied, more importantly is if a bank would consider it your primary residence. If the bank considers the property to be your primary residence, then any mortgage you take on another property may be considered an investment property and that is a completely different type of loan as opposed to a loan for a primary residence. You need to clarify the question as in... why do you ask?

With regard to more than half the units not owner occupied, that in and of itself is not as much of an issue as compared to if all those apartments are owned by the same person/entity or multiple persons/entities. The problem is that if one person owns too many units, it is risky because if that individual all of a sudden stops paying their monthly maintenance, that could be extremely costly to the co-op and can raise the risk of bankruptcy. Banks do not like that when considering to loan. Hence, you have to find out who owns the half that are not owner occupied.

If I can be of further assistance, please let me know. Good luck!

Sincerely,
Mitchell S. Feldman
Associate Broker/ Director of Sales
Madison Estates & Properties, Inc.
Office: (718) 645-1665/ Cell: (917) 805-0783
Email: MitchellSFeldman@aol.com
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