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Home Buying in Lower East Side : Real Estate Advice

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Thu Apr 16, 2015
dploves2sellhomes answered:
I would consider contacting a Realtor and hiring he/she to work for you. Realtors that represent the Seller can not suggest how much to offer on a property. If you hire a Buyer's Representative, he/she will work in your best interest.
Good luck to you.
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Wed Oct 10, 2012
Jolie Muss answered:
You can look up that info here at The NYC DOF website
Hope this is helpful!
Jolie Muss
Licensed Real Estate Broker & Brokerage
"The Upper West Side's Buyer Broker"
331 Columbus Avenue, New York, NY 10023
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Tue Aug 21, 2012
Mitchell Hall answered:
HDFC (Housing Development & Finance Corporation) Coops are affordable cooperatives in New York City. If you qualify an HDFC coop may be right for you. It may be a great deal.

Best Deal in East Village | 3 Bedroom 1.5 bath HDFC Coop

Mitchell Hall, Associate Broker
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Thu Aug 9, 2012
Amy Liu answered:
Trulia does not allow owners to post their own house. You would need to have an agent. You can try other websites such as Zillow and Craigslist.

Amy Liu
East Coast Realtors, Inc
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Tue Mar 15, 2011
Jenet Levy answered:
There are many factors that make up the maintenance fees in a building. I would certainly not assume they are "pocketing the money" as you suggest. All co-ops and condos have financial records that are subject to shareholder scrutiny and to the scrutiny of your attorney if you were to have an accepted offer. It is part of your attorney's due diligence to to read the offering plan, all ammendments, 2 years of financials and to read board minutes.

Hope this helps.

Jenet Levy
Halstead Property, LLC
212 381-4268
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Tue Mar 15, 2011
Norman Shabot answered:
Never worry about the one that got away. There is probably something better with you name on the door just waiting for you to find it. There are a few similar apartments in the same Lower East Side area that you are looking for, at a similar price.
Feel free to call on me, if you like, and I will be happy to show you what else is available in your area.
Norman Shabot
One NYC Real Estate
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Tue Feb 1, 2011
First Last answered:
Hello, again. Yes.

With some exceptions you can also find out what the owner paid for the place, whether there is a mortgage, how much is the mortgage, whether there are building department permits pending on the place...a lot of things.

The best databases charge rather high subscription fees for this kind of in-depth information. I pay those fees so I can provide this kind of data to my buyer-clients.

I would only add that "time on market," by itself, may not be too meaningful.

Often buyers assume if it's been on the market a long time, the seller must be desperate, or the apartment must be a problem property, and a killer deal is possible. In many cases none of that is true. Apartments can sit on the market because there is tenant in place, or a college age child who is taking longer than expected to move out, or because the seller needed to find another property to buy first, or because the seller has deep pockets and is waiting for the price.......among many, many other reasons.

Again, if I can help, give me a shout.

Karla Harby, VP
Charles Rutenberg Realty NYC
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Wed May 12, 2010
Lynne Figman answered:
Shana, There is a long and very interesting story to the FDR/East River (Grand Street) housing stock. Much has been chronicled about it and more will, no doubt, be forthcoming. While you can get the 'statistics' from regarding the current financial considerations, etc., I think that that knowing some of the history might help give you a unique perspective as you make your decision.

Best of luck,
Lynne Figman
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Wed May 5, 2010
Eric D. Jarman answered:
Hi, Raymond there are a lot of available units. I will email you for your specific requirements.
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