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Wed Sep 13, 2017
Bkontoulas answered:
I am renting a single family residence. At one time, it was a duplex, and two separate meters were in place for each unit. It was renovated into a single family residence, however the
landlord never converted the two meters into one. He did not disclose this at the lease
signing. I have had to put down two separate deposits for each meter, and am receiving
two separate bills. Legally, is there a law that I can refer to regarding single family residences that would support the landlord's responsibility to have the two meters converted into
one meter? Thank you for your response
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Tue Sep 12, 2017
Zee A asked:
I am looking to buy a 421-a tax abated condo in Flatbush - the tax abatement is for 15 years, which is great...I'll be paying $8 a month. Everything about the apartment is perfect EXCEPT…
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Tue Sep 12, 2017
Management.omph answered:
https://omph.managebuilding.com/Resident/Public/Rentals

Check out our website for your rental needs.
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Sun Sep 10, 2017
Kathy Burgreen answered:
There may be very few homes in foreclosure in NYC because selling prices have increased so these owners are not in foreclosure anymore. Owners who were in foreclosure can now sell their homes for regular prices and make a profit. Briefly, you're too late. You should have looked for foreclosures 5 years ago - that is when deals were being made. ... more
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Sat Sep 9, 2017
Kathy Burgreen answered:
There are about 5,000 agents in Brooklyn. You need to learn that agents are independent contractors and can choose who they want to work with and who they don't want to work with. If you are looking for cheap rentals or cheap homes to buy, nobody will work with you because it's a waste of their time. If you can afford $3,000.+/month for a rental or buying a coop for $500K, then you will get real estate agents to help you. ... more
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Sat Sep 9, 2017
Kathy Burgreen answered:
You will have extreme difficulty. Landlords typically verify your employment, income and U.S. credit score before they will accept you. Renters fill out an application and pay a fee. The issue is your application will be mostly blank - no U.S. address, no U.S. Social Security number, no U.S. telephone number, The only thing you will have is a letter from your employer stating that you will work in New York.

Your best method is to call the main offices of several brokerages and ask to speak with the Office Manager. Ask the Manager to be connected to a real estate agent that specializes with foreigners.
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Sat Sep 9, 2017
Kathy Burgreen answered:
Real estate websites like Zillow, Trulia, etc. are very poor when it comes to specific criteria like multi family homes, homes without HOA's, etc. You need to work with a realtor to email you listings directly from REBNY with your specific criteria. ... more
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Sat Sep 9, 2017
Kathy Burgreen answered:
You need to use www.streeteasy.com. This website is exclusive for NYC and they do list all the foreclosures, short sales and REO's for NYC only. Realtors from outside of NYC like Karen Peyton never heard of Street Easy because these agents don't know anything about our city. ... more
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Sat Sep 9, 2017
Titi12901 asked:
My family has been homeless for 9 months right now. Even tho they have a 3 bedroom voucher for the linc program it's extremely hard finding landlords accepting linc. Please help, the voucher…
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Fri Sep 1, 2017
cariocagirl answered:
against the law to not accept any program in a rent stabilized building
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Fri Sep 1, 2017
Michelle Marshall answered:
My question came from a place of personal experience, not naivety about the cost of housing in NYC. Trulia lists numerous 2bd rentals in Sea Gate, Coney Island, West Brighton and Brighton Beach with onsite (not necessarily in-unit) laundry, even for $2,400 or less. My new pad has gorgeous ocean and park views! ... more
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Wed Aug 30, 2017
Gr8properties01 answered:
Nice to be visiting your blog again. it has been months for me. Well this article that i’ve been waited for so long. I need this article to complete my assignment in the college. and it has same topic with your article. Thanks. great share. ... more
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Mon Aug 28, 2017
Mia Graham answered:
My fiance works off the books and I'm disabled but get disability each month. We're looking for a studio for $1250 a month in brooklyn.
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Mon Aug 28, 2017
Mary answered:
Hi,

Please follow the instructions below on how to find a Section 8 rental listings.

1. Click the Rent tab on our homepage
2. Enter your desired area in the search bar and hit Enter
3. Click More, enter the keyword 'Section 8', and click Add.

Thank you for using Trulia!

Mary
Consumer Care Advocate
http://www.trulia.com/help/ask/
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