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Sun Jun 11, 2017
Billyrose84 answered:
Sun May 14, 2017
Kathy Burgreen answered:
First you don't need Syosset. You need the Oyster Bay branch of the Long Island Railroad. You will get off at Oyster Bay and it's a short drive to Laurel Hollow.
Now for the realities of life: According to a Newsday article published Dec.21, 2016 (local newspaper), there was a plan to charge residents $100,./month at 4 Long Island Railroad parking lots. The plan was scrapped due to strong commuter opposition. There was a Jan. 10, 2017 meeting by the Town Board but my advice is to Google this and follow up. Here is what I know as a life long NYC suburban resident (I live in Westchester County). Westchester County has permit parking at most MetroNorth train stations for weekday commuters. Commuters are charged monthly fees. Currently Oyster Bay and other Long Island Railroad stations do not charge commuters or require permits to park there. However, this is not guaranteed and it is possible at some point in the future, commuters will need to pay for parking at train stations. If MetroNorth does, then it is possible the Long Island Railroad parking lots will too.

As for the cost from Oyster Bay to Penn Station - $297./month; Time: 1 hour 20 min. If you don't commute to Manhattan daily, the fares are cheaper.

I know commuting is expensive but this is the "cost" factor of living in the NYC suburbs. The further out from NYC, housing gets a bit cheaper BUT commuting costs are more expensive. You can't win.
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Thu Dec 22, 2011
Dp2 answered:
I agree wholeheartedly with Darin's advice on REI clubs and forums. I also have learned A LOT from them. Two other things that have helped me a lot are: 1) working with a mentor who specializes in the kind(s) of transactions that most interest you, and 2) continuing education. Believe it or not, I have roughly 10 mentors. Some specialize in foreclosures, others specialize in transaction engineering, others specialize in doing extremely creative commercial deals, etc. The point that Darin and I--who are both investors--are making is that investing is an activity that you shouldn't do in isolation.

Get out there and start networking with some other investors, and don't be afraid to ask questions. Also, for the sake of disclosure, I'll share that I used to be one of the most introverted persons I knew. I used to HATE talking to anyone, and I'm still not terribly excited about talking about anything outside of my comfort zone (ie the stuff that I KNOW that I know). So, you have no excuses. If an introvert like I am could learn to network, then so can you.
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Tue Nov 15, 2011
Peggy Carillo asked:
Please remove my sold listing at 221 Piping Rock Rd 11545. Buyer wants listing off Trulia
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Sat Jan 9, 2010
Joshua Zargari answered:
No two properties are alike.
Real estate agents are not licensed appraisers.
What we can do is compare properties that were sold in your area and estimate the value of the property.
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Fri Aug 15, 2008
Riaz asked:
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Wed Aug 13, 2008
Jeffrey Schnabel answered:

The cost issue is a matter of roof design and the square footage of the roof. A simple L shaped 1-story, low-pitch roof (typical rancher) is going to cost about $2.75 to $3.25 per square foot to replace (pull up all shingles, felt paper, replace all flashing, drip edge, roof caps, vent boots, install new felt paper, new shingles, etc.).

If it's not leaking now, and you can get by until you raise the roof, then do so.


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