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Park Slope : Real Estate Advice

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Mon May 8, 2017
Dario.nolfi asked:
Hi Trulia,

I'm a real estate agent with Corcoran and I assist Laura Rozos in our office. She has the listing at 621 East 19th St. in Brooklyn, NY and our client, the seller, is asking…
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Tue Apr 25, 2017
Kathy Burgreen answered:
According to, the address is not an active listing. According to, the address is in Pre Foreclosure which means it may or may not be active. However if you sign in, scroll down and it gives the following information for you to contact:

Borchert and Laspina PC (attorneys)
1902 Whitestone Expy, #302, Whitestone, NY 11357
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Wed Aug 17, 2016
Crystal L Green answered:
Do you have a fully executed contract or were you waiting for them to sign after you signed?
If they havne't returned a copy with their signature than, Yes.
Some sellers will use the fact that a contract "is out" as leverage to continue considering offers.
Not a nice way to play but unfortunately tsome sellers will do this.
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Mon Aug 15, 2016
Robinbood asked:
there was one originally scheduled but it is canceled (as your site did not show by appointmnet only so we deleted it). Not sure why it did not update.

Thank you!

Robin Tygar and…
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Wed May 11, 2016
Kathy Burgreen answered:
NYC realtors use Street - not Trulia. Street Easy is a real estate website just like Trulia and Zillow but it's for NYC only. You should contact several realtors to assist you. Your biggest issue is how much rent are you willing to pay? For the criteria you mentioned in your question, expect to spend about $6,000. or more per month. If you can't afford at least $6,000./month, then you will have to lower your expectations. Example: a 2 bedroom where the laundry is in the basement or on the 1st floor and no elevator and little light. OR you could look elsewhere. ... more
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Fri Apr 22, 2016
Beautyfulf answered:
im looking for an at 1 bedroom 1 bath for my mother she need first floor or an elevator she has a thing called the link
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Mon Jun 8, 2015
Olena and Fabian Robinson answered:
Absolutely, the market is most saturated in terms of volume during those months especially locations around educational institutions
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Thu Mar 19, 2015
Anna M Brocco answered:
Be mindful that square footage costs do vary and don't account for exact location and other considerations, therefore it's in your best interest to also review recently sold similar properties in the immediate area. ... more
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Tue Oct 28, 2014
Ralph Porretti answered:
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Sat Aug 30, 2014
Marcus Magarian answered:
Hello Stephan,

Seeing that you are from San Francisco and having been to both areas I would say that park slope is similar to the area of Pacific Heights. Park Slope has many beautiful older-built & prewar townhouses and brownstones and it also has Prospect Park as a central focus and draw of the neighborhood. For a good visual representation of the neighborhood you can watch The Squid and the Whale which was filmed throughout the neighborhood.

Specific answers to your questions:
Do residents maintain their homes and lawns? - In general terms the answer is yes. Of course there are always divergent people but the majority of Park Slope is well maintained and consequently the property values are high.

Are there dramatic differences between different neighborhoods or zip codes? - Yes definitely! Park Slope is known for its brownstones and townhouses. See your next question for further elaboration on the answer.

Is there a dominant architecture throughout the city? - Relating specifically to architecture alone, the feel and character of a specific neighborhood may be resultant of the time it was developed and the architectural trends as well as the zoning restrictions or lack of them. Brooklyn Heights sits at the foot of the Brooklyn Bridge and was one of the first developed areas thanks to the existence of the bridge and the ability to do commerce with New York City. Brooklyn Heights is also known for its historic brownstones and townhouses. To better understand certain neighborhoods and their development I recommend you read Gotham which is the Pulitzer Prize winning history of the development of New York. It was co-authored by one of my dear landlords who is a professor and historian and lives in Park Slope.
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Sat Aug 30, 2014
Marcus Magarian answered:
Hello Stephen,
The timeline from identifying the right apartment that suits your criteria to signing a lease and moving ins is entirely contingent on the agent that you work with and their relationships. In some cases, especially if the agent and the landlord have a longstanding relationship you can view the apartment, sign the lease, and move in in under 24-hours. If the landlord has entrusted the agent with the right to approve prospective tenants based on their paperwork this definitely expedites the process. Usually the most time consuming steps in the application approval process are waiting on the applicant to prepare their application and supporting documentation, and acquiring bank certified checks. During the summer months, which is peak rental season, it is very wise to have your supporting paperwork already prepared which should include a copy of a photo id, 3 successive bank statements in a row just the page that shows the account beginning and ending balance, the first two pages of your last 2 years tax returns, and any offer letter if starting a new employment or pay stubs from your current employment. The final piece of the application paperwork is the credit report which your agent will most likely run.

Now that you know the process and what is required you should identify the right agent! I would be happy to work with you to secure your new apartment in Park Slope or the surrounding neighborhoods. I have been an agent covering Park Slope for just about a decade and many of my landlords allow me to approve tenant applications on their behalf. For speed, accuracy, and efficiency please contact me.
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Thu Jul 31, 2014
Kathryn Lilly answered:
It depends on many things.
The size and tax class, how many families is it?
If there have been a lot of "improvements" building permits pulled on it and a lot of transfers; buying & selling; the taxes will be higher than a similar house, in the same tax class that has been in the same family for many years with no permits and changes of uses etc.
The house that you have tagged here is probably about $4-5,000 per year. But it could be a lot higher depending on the number of changes of use and building permits issued. But a lot less than you pay in Oyster Bay, NY!
Call me if you need further townhouse questions answered.
Kathryn Lilly, Broker
Realty on the Greene, LLC
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Sat Jun 14, 2014
Mary Gutterman answered:
Nervous we waived the inspection of a townhome we r buying
! Was I wrong?
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Sun May 18, 2014
Sam Gold answered:
For August there are not so many available apartments right now. Try to start looking for an apartment not earlier that June.
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Mon May 12, 2014
Keith Jean-Pierre answered:
I would suggest you try the regular rental sites: (Rentals Section) (Rentals Section) (Rentals Section)

Between all of those, you will get a very clear picture if you can find what you are looking for. Good luck!
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Wed Apr 2, 2014
Alessia Pilloni asked:
is it possible to find a 2 bedroom apartment in park slope for less than $2,000/month?
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Fri Mar 14, 2014
Kathryn Lilly answered:
This apartment is on the raised first floor (walk up the entrance stoop and the apartment is on the first floor) Yes, it is pet friendly.
This is in a very hot neighborhood and I would not be at all surprised if there are not already offers exceeding the asking price.
All the best,
Kathryn Lilly, Broker
Realty on the Greene, LLC
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