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Wed Aug 9, 2017
Kathy Burgreen answered:
How many bedrooms? $1400. is for a studio apartment. The Bronx has cheaper rentals. You also need to get into the housing projects.
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Wed Aug 9, 2017
Susie Kay answered:
You can do whatever you want. You can interview brokerages before taking your license and determine which one that suits you OR you can take your courses and pass the test and interview brokerages OR half way through your courses go and interview brokerages. There's no right or wrong answer its whatever that suits you. ... more
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Fri Jul 28, 2017
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Wed Jul 19, 2017
Kathy Burgreen answered:
Yes it is. That's why everybody uses public transportation instead of driving. The only people who drive in NYC are truck drivers, taxi cabs, bus drivers and idiots. There is NO reason to own a car in NYC. It's too expensive, very restrictive, your car will get damaged & it may get stolen. PLEASE do NOT have a car!!! ... more
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Tue Jul 18, 2017
Kathy Burgreen answered:
I pulled up the listing on Zillow.com and if you scroll to the bottom of the page, it says:
"Listing Provided by Owner - Samuel Simmons, (862) 203-8871"

Do you know Samuel Simmons? If not, I would call the telephone number above and explain your situation. You need to know that Trulia and Zillow are the same company and have no control over listings. Listings are posted by owners, realtors, property managers, etc. Zillow allows editing control. You need to go to Zillow.com, claim your address and edit the listing on Zillow. Once edited, it will sync to Trulia within 24-48 hours.

Hope this information helps.
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Sun Jul 9, 2017
Shaw6442 answered:
what nassau communites are within 35 minutes of floral park?
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Tue Jul 4, 2017
Kathy Burgreen answered:
In the NYC area, they are all a bunch of rip offs. Unfortunately, I can't recommend any. Just be prepared to shell out $$$$ because you will need it.
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Sat Jun 17, 2017
Asatamovers answered:
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Tue Jun 6, 2017
Oron14 asked:
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Tue May 30, 2017
Jonathan Lahey Your Home SOLD Guaranteed answered:
Hi,

Your question has been answered best by Kathy , Hope it helps you :) Thanks!
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Wed May 24, 2017
Kathy Burgreen answered:
As a former NYC realtor, I wouldn't worry about it. Your listing is with Linda from the Corcoran Group, so if it's in the REBNY system, all agents in NYC will see it. You need to know that NYC agents rely on REBNY and Street Easy - not Zillow or Trulia. If your listing was For Sale By Owner, then the mistake would be an issue, but since you are listed with a broker, it's not an issue at all. ... more
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Thu May 11, 2017
Kathy Burgreen answered:
In theory, those apartments do expire and the waiting list is supposed to move up. However, reality is a totally different thing. As a former realtor, I worked with one of the executives of New York City Housing who was in charge for the various housing projects. She explained to me that for H.D.F.C., the original owners passed on their ownership rights to family members. Therefore, when individual owners die, move out, etc., they have family members who illegally move in and take over. Since the housing system is such a bureaucracy and a nightmare, owners find it too easy to just let family members inherit those apartments.

In the meantime, the waiting list grows longer and longer and never seems to move. And of course, the Housing authority never bothers to go after the illegal residents. As long as they receive the monthly rent / maintenance fees on time every month, New York City housing looks the other way.

Bottom line - this executive told me - if you are thinking of living there, you need to know someone on the inside who will give you their apartment when they die or move out. If you don't know anybody, forget it.
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Tue May 9, 2017
Baraa asked:
Dear All,

I want to rent a flat fully furniture starting from 1 April for 2 bed rooms as monthly basis at any state near to New York like to drive by car 1 hour as my daughter treats…
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Sun Apr 30, 2017
Kathy Burgreen answered:
Are you NUTS! If you're referring to Manhattan (New York City), you CANNOT get a permit for a detached garage. Manhattan has plenty of garages which are attached to or underneath buildings. Another issue - why didn't you check the zoning for your property BEFORE you signed the closing documents?? ... more
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Tue Apr 25, 2017
Kathy Burgreen answered:
Debra is being kind stating "Your price range will be a bit of a challenge". Since I'm a former realtor in Westchester County and life long NYC area resident, here's the truth of what you will face. I can say this now since I'm not an active agent:

1 Anything within a 30 minute commute will require you to buy a co-op. Condos and single family houses are outside your budget.

2. Within a 1 hour commute, you can probably qualify for a condo. Co-ops are non existent outside of the immediate NYC suburbs.

3. Within a 1.5 - 2 hour commute, you can qualify for a single family house.

In #1, I'm referring to Nassau County, southern Westchester County (up to White Plains) and New Jersey towns along the Hudson River.
In #2, I'm referring to the border of Nassau / Suffolk Counties, Westchester County - White Plains and north; Rockland County (NY), New Jersey - west / north / south - away from the Hudson River towns.
In #3, I'm referring to Suffolk Coiunty, Putnam County, Connecticut, Orange County (NY), western / southern New Jersey.

BEWARE: The longer your commute to Manhattan is, the more expensive it gets. Also pay attention to property taxes - NY & NJ have high property taxes.
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Mon Apr 24, 2017
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Mon Apr 24, 2017
Solomonjohnson911 answered:
Look for an appropriate apartment here. I've found flat in NY, so it's my recommendation for you
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Thu Apr 6, 2017
Kathy Burgreen answered:
Continued but a shorter reply.

Getting to Work - Public transportation is excellent. There are commuter trains from all 3 states that go well into the far outlying towns. Beware, the further out you are, the longer it takes to get to work + the more expensive it is. Ideally you want to be within a 45 - 1 hour commute. Do NOT drive to work unless you only need to be in NYC 3 days/week or less. Reason? Daily traffic reports talk of accidents & rush hour delays of up to 1 hour no matter what highway it is. Much less stress sitting on a train, using a laptop or reading and walking a short distance to your job.

Finally - the best neighborhoods:

Connecticut - anyplace in Fairfield County. It's expensive so if you need a cheaper town - Stamford.
New Jersey - anyplace in northern NJ (Bergen, Passaic Counties). Going south - Essex, Hudson, Middlesex Counties). Avoid Newark, The Oranges, Hoboken, Bayonne, Union City, etc.
New York - most places in Westchester and Nassau Counties. In Westchester County avoid Yonkers, Port Chester, Mount Vernon and New Rochelle. In Nassau County avoid Hempstead, Rockville Centre, Freeport, etc.
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Thu Apr 6, 2017
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Wed Mar 15, 2017
Hilary answered:
Forget it! Its a cultural wastelnd! Stay in NYC Raising ur kids there will make them into more diversified nteresting enlightened ppl. I moved to White Plains yrs ago and I hate it I feel like an alien! Nothing but clueless yuppies I'm trapped here. Too expensive to move back to NYC . ... more
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