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Moving in New York : Real Estate Advice

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Tue Oct 3, 2017
Emersondestiny89 answered:
Brooklyn to Astoria queens how much is cost
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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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Tue Jun 6, 2017
Oron14 asked:
save the headache, go to and get a price match on moving, self storage and more
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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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Fri Jan 13, 2017
Frank Rodriguez answered:
You could do a simple web search for a locksmith and hope for the best. However, if you are looking for a skilled locksmith that offers a professional service at an affordable price you will need to do some research on google. ... more
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Wed Jul 27, 2016
Lover153652 answered:
there are many movers available in the city to find one, you can also take help of yelp results, one of them i know personally is they are bike movers but they also help moving homes! Enjoy ... more
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Mon Jul 4, 2016
Jabailess asked:
Looking to move somewhere convenient to Manhattan. Would prefer around an hour train ride into Penn or Grand Central. I mostly work from home so I won't need to commute daily but will…
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Wed May 11, 2016
Kathy Burgreen answered:
You can BUT you need to know the consequences:

1. Technically you are supposed to leave your apartment broom swept clean (no furniture) and the new landlord does have the right to charge you for removing it. If the new landlord received your contact information from your old landlord, that means they can contact you and possibly sue you.

2. If you don't want the furniture, your best method is to talk with the new landlord and ask him/her if they know anybody who wants it, or if they have any friends or contacts who can get rid of the furniture for you very cheap. Usually landlords know plenty of people in the industry. You need to work something out with this new landlord about the furniture because you never know, they may be able to help you later in your future.

3. I don't know but if your new landlord just purchased the building or house that you currently live in, this means your new landlord has a lot of new expenses and needs to find a tenant who can pay 3x your rent so this new landlord can recoup his/her investment. It's a business transaction. You don't buy real estate unless you can make money from it. Example: mortgage + property taxes + insurance + maintenance costs + water + garbage fees + utilities + labor costs + a small monthly profit = amount charged for rent. If your landlord doesn't have the rent to cover for these expenses = loss on the investment.

Hope this helps
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Tue May 10, 2016
Crystalrios362 asked:
My name is Crystal rios and I'm desperately looking for a 1 or 2 bedroom apartment in any of the 5 boroughs I have a city feps and a linc 3 voucher can somebody help me please
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Sun Feb 21, 2016
Jonathan Lahey answered:
Try here :

Good Luck!
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Tue Feb 10, 2015
S Ahrony answered:
Are you looking to buy or rent? There are many options available in either case. Please feel free to contact me directly and we can go over any other questions you may have.
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Mon Jan 26, 2015
Richard Bizz answered:
Yes, it would seem that nowadays, moving has switched to weight. Although, I would suggest that you call a Local Moving company that provides International moving to get free quotes. Once you start getting quotes, you could talk to them and ask them if there is any way to do it by volume, or maybe a package deal. I used Imperial Moving and Storage for a recent local move they also provide Long Distance and International Moving. Heres a link to their site:
Good Luck!
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Mon Jan 19, 2015
hectorw89 answered:
I'm sure your landlord should at least be aware of you moving. Like for me I lived in a residential area, and I had to get a moving permit which was just for a few hours. not only do you need permit but you have to make sure that the moving company you hire is insured! if they are not insured then sadly you are screwed! Sorry but, Im being honest with you, dont just hire anyone to move, do you research before hand.

I hired Imperial Moving so I'll leave you a bit info for you about them below

Imperial Moving and Storage maintains $2 million worth of General Liability insurance, as well as required Workers’ Compensation insurance coverage. Many residential and commercial office buildings in New York City require insurance certificates prior to any work performed on the premises. The amount of insurance a company carries is an important factor when choosing a mover;
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Tue Aug 12, 2014
Matthew Hawkins answered:

It all depends on the lifestlye you want to live. You can find housing in any price range, but then you have to add transportation (car/subway) costs and other daily living expenses. Manhattan is the most expensive borough, thus having the highest cost of living. If you want to move to NYC, I would suggest searching all boroughs. If you need to check out apartments or need any other help, don't hesitate to contact me! ... more
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Fri Jun 27, 2014
Ufo798 asked:
I am currently seeking a 1 bedroom apartment. I receive a voucher from HASA. I am ready to move in ASAP. Rent is guaranteed.
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Mon May 6, 2013
Amanda Davis answered:
Hey There, a few months ago my parents purchase a home in Brooklyn NY from Massada Home Sales, they have lots of properties available in Beautiful Brooklyn NY. Take a look on their website for more information. good luck!! ... more
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Thu Apr 4, 2013
Christine Gordon answered:
Hi Marsha,

How are you? I hope you're doing well.

Are you moving local or intersate? I have recommendations for a few different movers depending on my clients specific needs. Several of them offer discounts and/or free packing materials. If you'd like I can send you some coupons & you can review the various deals to see which fits you best. Feel free to email me though my profile & put "recommendation for movers" in the subject line.

Christine Gordon
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson
Cell: 917.881.2924
Fax: 347.328.9352
Apartment updates available at
"Home is where the heart is."
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Wed Jan 30, 2013
John Peitler answered:
Please call me for assistance. My name is Padmini and I can be reached at 347-903-6736.
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Thu Dec 27, 2012
Ben Zadeh answered:
You should first go to a mortgage banker & get pre qualified. I find most of my buyers who come in search for a home first want to look then find out of they qualify--- this is wrong. First run the numbers and see what price bracket you should be looking for. There are always home for sale and you will eventually find the one that fits you best.

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