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Lower East Side : Real Estate Advice

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Wed Aug 23, 2017
Mark Cheng answered:
Brooklyn Law is in downtown Brooklyn - Subway Stop is Jay Street Metro Tech Station. NYU is in the Village near Washington Sq Park. My take is find a place in Lower East Side, for the convenience and diversity. It's a very vibrant and hip place to live in. Chinatown, little Italy are all there. My Son and his roommate are graduates of NYU and Parson and they love it there. Studio will go for approx $2500 (or less). 1 Bedrm will vary from $2200-$3000 depending on location and condition. Watch out for the Fees that the Pro's are putting out and don't get caught last-minute at signing the Contract. 12% (1.5 mo) Commission fee is not the same as 1-month (8.3%) fee. ... more
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Sun May 10, 2015
Tracee Williams answered:
Hi Judith,

If you would like a free estimate on the value of your apartment please feel free to give me a call or email and I can put together some comps for you.


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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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Fri Apr 10, 2015
dploves2sellhomes answered:
"Nice" can have a lot of definitions. Depending on what neighborhoods you are looking in, research different statistics online and visit the neighborhood at different times of the day.
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Mon Jun 23, 2014
Laramie Flick answered:
The quality of life all over Manhattan is good depending on your interests and income. Ultimately it comes down to what you're looking for. The Lower East Side is a younger, artsier area with galleries, bars, and lots of nightlife. The Upper West Side has some of this too but it also has more in the way of estbalished arts with Lincoln Center, Merkin Hall, and Symphony Space. Riverside Park is right there as is the crown jewel of New York City parks, Central Park. It's probably more family friendly and quieter.

As far as property values? The Upper West Side is largely a bit more expensive, particularly when you get near Central Park and it becomes the domain of the richest people in the world. However, many people live where they can and depending on size, views, outdoor space and many other variables, you can spend equal amounts in both places.
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Mon Jun 23, 2014
Martina Ryan answered:
Probably but you have to take into account the emotional attachment.
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Mon Jun 23, 2014
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Mon Apr 21, 2014
Jill Letts answered:
This refers to the amount of monthly charges paid by an individual co-operative owner to the co-operative as their proportionate share of the expenses of the building. ÿÿ Maintenance is comprised of three components:ÿ 1)ÿ The daily cost to run and operate the building; 2) The shareholders proportionate share of the building's underlying mortgage and 3) the shareholders proportionate share of the building's local real estate taxes. For more information please contact me at Hope this helps! Jill -HDFC Specialist ... more
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Sat Feb 15, 2014
David Del Rio answered:
FJM at Delancey St- Essex St. The Z train no longer exists.
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Sun Aug 4, 2013
Masha Sales answered:
Maintenance is $625/month
Pls let me know of you are interested ti setup an appointment to see it, i will be happy to arrange it.

Masha Sales
Citi Habitats
Mobile 917.658.3667 ... more
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Fri Jul 19, 2013
Anu Islam answered:
Hi Mukesh,

You can email or call the listing agent directly, or you could work with a buyer's agent who will represent your interests and will set up a viewing for you and then guide you through the process of buying this apartment or any other.

Please give me a call or email me if you would like any help with this.



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Sat Jun 29, 2013
Semerun answered:
Since this question was asked for a condo in New York, NY- I am assuming you are referring to common charges (HOA dues is a term that is common outside of NYC). The missed common charges are the responsibility of the unit owner- however that it doesn't always work out that way. From the point of default until repossession, the rest of the owners will have to cover the shortfall. The bank can foreclose, but so can the condo association. While the unit could be sold via a broker, it could also be sold via auction. In either case, the bank holding the 1st mortgage has first priority of repayment (unless there is some government lien, i.e. an I.R.S. lien and then the bank comes gets paid after the government), and then the condo association- if there is still money left after the bank gets paid. If there is still a shortfall- then the other owners in the building need to cover this amount. All other lienholders can get paid after the bank and the condo association gets paid if there is money remaining.
I am not an attorney- so this is just general guidance, but I would recommend consulting with an attorney for specific advice.
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Wed May 29, 2013
Brian Moore answered:
Congrats!! Honestly, I would rent it out on my own if you have the time to review interested parties. Place an ad and your list of requirements (be sure to abide by all Equal and Fair Housing Laws). Rental season is upon us...good luck & feel free to contact me if I can be of any assistance.

Listing Agreements are ALWAYS NEGOTIABLE.
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Wed Apr 10, 2013
Keith Jean-Pierre answered:
No, but it is advised as it cuts out any possible erros or pointing of the finger.
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Wed Nov 28, 2012
Trulia New York asked:
If one purchased an HOA lien at a foreclosure auction, and they now have ownership and want to do a short sale with the old owner how would do they go about doing so?
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Mon Nov 26, 2012
Romana Robis answered:
In midtown Manhattan, it would be "Ginger Man."
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Wed Nov 21, 2012
Jenet Levy answered:
The link no longer works. If it was a rental, it's either gone, or discovered as a scam.
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Tue Nov 20, 2012
Adam Krzesniak answered:
Is a person that fullfills an obligation when the person responsible for the situation in a first place isnt able to
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Thu Nov 15, 2012
Elena Ravich, Esq. answered:
There is a time lag for the listing updates on Trulia - it may take several days if a broker does not go to each site directly and manually updates them. Also the reason may be multiple offers/applications they have on this apartment. However, if you were told by the broker that the price was $X and gave a deposit and an application for that amount, it should be valid as of that date. Even if the asking price/rent went up a bit, a smart landlord should be able to negotiate a reasonable discount for a solid tenant with good credit history and required income. ... more
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