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Property Q&A in Park Slope : Real Estate Advice

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Thu Jan 23, 2014
Christina Lynah answered:
Tue Jan 21, 2014
Gloria Li answered:
Yes. Cats allowed in this apt.

Thank you.
Gloria L. Li
Licensed Sales Associate
Laffey Fine Homes - Syosset Office
20 Miller Place
Syosset, NY 11791
917-502-9211 CELL
516-921-4300 OFFICE
516-921-1800 FAX
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Mon Jan 6, 2014
Mitchell Feldman answered:
Dear Nick:

You can get walking, subway and bus directions to and from anywhere in the city at Check it out, it is a good resource.

Mitchell S. Feldman
Associate Broker/ Director of Sales/ e-Pro Realtor
Fillmore Real Estate
Office: (718) 252-2000/ Cell: (917) 805-0783
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Mon Nov 18, 2013
Artur Sikora answered:
Hello Ana,

I know the area fairly well and I can almost guarantee this sounds too good to be true. Please take extreme caution! Google the phone number and ask as many questions as you can over the phone.

If you find that it is indeed a scam of some sort or a room rental, please give me an email. I can surely help you find an actual apartment in that area or other parts of Brooklyn.

Good luck!
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Wed Apr 24, 2013
Keiko Matsumura answered:
Looks like Warter and Heat are included but not other utilities.
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Tue Feb 26, 2013
Anna M Brocco answered:
A sponsor unit is owned by either a corporation or an individual and has not been resold, therefore no board approval is required; to consider, oftentimes the buyer is expected to pay any NYS transfer tax, and seller's attorney costs, thus adding to the purchase price.... ... more
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Thu Nov 29, 2012
Mitchell Feldman answered:
Dear Edith:

I do not work for Trulia, I just answer questions that consumers pose on this web site to try and help. Having said that, web sites like Trulia and Zillow simply present estimates of a homes value. The values of homes on trulia and many other web sites are estimates based on average sale prices in an area. It is determined by a computer program and mathematical equation. In fact, the same can be said of the City's assessment of your property. It is done using a mathematical equation... nobody actually comes to look at your home.

All of these estimates are just that, estimates. They do not take into consideration the physical condition of your property, or the benefits of the exact geographic location of your property. Most buyers already know this about these estimates. These estimates do take into account the house size, lot size and sale prices of similar sized homes in the area. Still, there is a large margin for error and again, most buyers know this.

If your home is what I call cookie cutter (an attached house in a row of 40 other attached houses), and if it is in average condition, these estimates may be fairly accurate. But if your home is unique, or renovated, or on a block that is in high demand (or low demand conversely), these estimates can be WAY off, high or low.

In the end, nobody can accurately determine a homes value without actually physically viewing the entire home. Only after viewing the entire home can a person really formulate an opinion of value. Hence, in the large scheme of things these estimates mean nothing and I would not lose sleep over it. In the end, when you sell your home, it will be worth what a buyer is willing to pay for it. And that varies because beauty is in the eyes of the beholder! In my experience, when buyers give an offer, they offer what they feel the house is worth based on all the other homes that that have looked at and compared. Rarely does a buyer look at the values on Trulia or other such web sites to determine how much they should offer.

If you want to discuss this further or if I can be of further assistance, lease let me know. Good luck!

Mitchell S. Feldman
Associate Broker/ Director of Sales
Madison Estates & Properties, Inc.
Office: (718) 645-1665/ Cell: (917) 805-0783
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Sun Nov 11, 2012
De Vonte Williamson answered:
Hello Zafer. This property is not for sale. It is a pre-foreclosure according to realtytrac. Please be advised that information contained on realtytrac may not be 100% accurate. You can find out more information about this property by contacting the local county clerks office if you have other identifying information on the property such as a lot, bloc, sec, number or address.

I hope this answered your question! If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact me by the ways below.

Wishing you all the best,

De Vonte Williamson
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson
Proudly Serving Long Island
Coldwell Banker Residential
Mobile: (631)384-3695
"I Stand Behind Getting You Results!
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Wed Sep 5, 2012
Jack Menashe answered:
usually includes heat & hot water where you pay your own cooking gas & electric. most of these apartments have a fee. I have something in Gravesend no fee but higher priced if interested...
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Fri Aug 10, 2012
Liz answered:
No it is under contract and I think the agent is using it to bait and switch. Or maybe she is making a list in case something goes wrong at closing.
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Fri Jul 27, 2012
Robert Tracey answered:
Hello Tiffany,

Thank you for your inquiry. I can definitely assist you in this matter. You can contact me at 718-376-4994 or

Robert Tracey
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Tue Jun 19, 2012
Kenneth Simmons answered:
Hi Madeline,

This condo is currently in contract, but if you send me your contact information I can talk to you about other possibilities in my neighborhood, or anywhere else.


Kenneth Simmons
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson
Ideal Properties Group LLC
462 3rd Ave. Bklyn 11215
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Tue Jun 19, 2012
First Last answered:
Pre-foreclosure homes may or may not be bargains.

You need a good attorney on board from the beginning. It's vital to get an expert to review the deed. Often these homes have defects, including serious hidden defects. And don't forget, the owner may pull a rabbit out of the hat and reclaim the property after the point where you think it's yours.

So, this is not a path for the faint of heart or weak of wallet. A Property Shark subscription will give you addresses to work with.

Karla Harby
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson
Rutenberg Realty
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Thu May 31, 2012
raczpav asked:
This question is about this property:
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Wed May 30, 2012
raczpav asked:
This question is about this property:
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Mon May 28, 2012
Anna M Brocco answered:
Keep in mind that RealtyTrac's information may not always be accurate and oftentimes can be misleading--some of those properties may not be for sale yet, and some may never be, if the default is satisfied by the owner. If you are interested in foreclosures, work with an agent, as most do end up being listed by a broker--he/she will have access to reliable information--also don't overlook traditional sales as some may turn out to be a much better bargain than some of the foreclosure properties. ... more
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Fri May 4, 2012
Zita Lo answered:

Just to clarify:
OFFERED AT: $975K or $975,000
Mtce: $850
1,300SF, 3 BR, 1.5 BATH

Warmest regards,

Zita Alvarez Lo
Licensed Associate Real Estate Broker
Bus 212-350-2825
Cell 917-656-8112

205 East 42nd Street, 6th floor
New York, NY 10017
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