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Thu Sep 10, 2015
Franchesca.fernandez asked:
Hi. My apartment is listed for rent on Trulia, however I was wondering if there was a way to share the link on my FaceBook page as well. Can you please let me know. Thank you. I can be…
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Wed Oct 9, 2013
Chanita Teitz answered:
I am a broker in Kew Gardens Hills. For the past few years there have been many co-ops on the market here and most of those that didn't sell were priced too high. Call me at 718-263-4500 and I will have one of my agents help you. ... more
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Mon Sep 2, 2013
Lisa Liang answered:
surferray69, I hope your apt is in contract by now. There are good agents and bad agents, not just in Queens, it could be everywhere. My company has a lot of outstanding real estate experts and for the ones that I see everyday (full time agents), they are incredible. ... more
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Fri Apr 5, 2013
Kathy Elsawi answered:
Ahh-the joy of home ownership-if yours is increasd-i'm sure everyone else will have an increase also-whether its 9 months or 9 years
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Wed Jul 18, 2012
Helen Kwai Chen answered:
The Co-Op Board has such ridiculous power that they can reject an application without giving any reason. The Board member in your case exposed himself to possible lawsuit by mentioning the marital and familial status of the applicant.

Here's a link to the Top Dozen Reasons for Co-Op Board approval:

Suffolk County had adopted legislation that requires Co-Op Board to notify a potential buyer within 45 days whether they are rejected or accepted; and if they are denied, a written reason must be disclosed. The Long Island Board of Realtors has been actively pushing the same law for New York City and Nassau County.
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Tue Jul 17, 2012
Andres Soto answered:
I also live and own a Coop in Kew Garden Hills. Yes prices have lowered and it is a buyers market (July 2012). It also depends on which Coop you live in. At the time of writing this answer, 1 BRs in Kew Garden Hills are going in a range from $130,000 - $170,000. As Anna wrote, we can't predict the future, though we can speak about the past. Prices in Kew Garden Hills have dropped since 2008, but I "feel" We have hit the bottom. When will it rise....I can't determine. ... more
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Mon Jul 2, 2012
Anu Dutta answered:
You need to consult a professional who specializes in your area, if you need any help with a comparable, please feel free to contact me.


Anu Dutta
Licensed Real Estate Broker
Core Homes and Properties
Tel: 646-606-2366
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Tue Jun 19, 2012
Antolin Du Bois, CFP® answered:
Yeah, you gotta be more specific, like if you care how the schools are, and if you need to be close to Manhattan etc.
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Mon Apr 30, 2012
Pate answered:
I am in the same position that you are. I have a Co OP in Laguna Woods and the lending company is HCB. They appear to have a monopoly on Laguna Woods Co Ops and their interest rate is 6.25% and they will not budge from this. I think we have an Anti Trust issue here. Sorry I can not be of help but be assured there are many co op owners in Laguna Woods with the same problem you have. ... more
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Thu Jan 5, 2012
Gail Gladstone answered:
I don't have a lot of trust in some of these agencies and it is not so simple to just do it yourself.

I always refer these issues to kevin Quinn who specializes in this and although not an attorney, he works in conjunction with a law firm; everything on the up and up.

You can reach Kevin at 516-761-3470 or
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Thu Oct 6, 2011
pazsint_maiellowedding answered:
Oops, I was wrong; actually my rate was 5.875%. Annette, I didn't outright tell them that I'm renting the apartment out, but I did change my mailing address to NJ. My husband & I bought a house there last December.

Thank you for your help!
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Mon Oct 3, 2011
Anna M Brocco answered:
You can check for closed area co-ops; MLS is showing a total of seven, 1 bedroom area co-ops as closed for the past 3 months, ranging from $118,000 to $185,000; if you need additional assistance please feel free to contact me directly. ... more
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Thu Aug 11, 2011
Jerry Cibulski answered:
All of the listings are really the brokers. The broker has to release the listing contract with a seller before they can list the house with the agent working under another broker.
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Wed May 4, 2011
Anna M Brocco answered:
Why not ask your broker owner and or office manager the question, they are there to help you...has your buyer's attorney asked the seller's attorney and or co-op attorney for the necessary information... ... more
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Mon Feb 14, 2011
Luis Martinez answered:
Most "Branded" Realtors are a bunch of lazy agents looking to list, list and list. Most of them hate showing up, specially if it is an buyer with an agent. True, that on occasion it is impossible to meet all of the prospective buyers schedules and making arrangements But to have to sellers show their own units on a regular basis is unacceptable. I see it every month...listings agents from the biggest firms simply dropping a few dozen flyers in the units and letting the sellers do their job. I don't care what the average broker, sales person says. The industry has a crappy reputation because of these "listing" agents.

Just last week I took my clients to three different apartments - OMG, not one agent was available to be there... I will always show my own units and when a buyer has an agent I will be there to open the door and speak to them at the very least for a few minute MOST of the time.

Do You want to fire them?...don't - until you have a sit down with them. Ask your listing agent's broker to meet with you - don't speak to the sales person - specially if they havent done their job. DEMAND TO SPEAK TO THE BROKER! Express your concerns and ask him / her what they will do different. If the broker says, I will do this, I will have them do that, make sure you write it all down. Also say that if they don't follow through you want OUT of the contract. Any decent broker will let you out of any contract since they know you can trash their reputation with LIBOR and worse, the NYS DOS. The last thing a broker needs is complaints in the BBB - the NYS DOS or an audit with the LIBOR.

On a last Note - Next time Go with either your local broker or with someone that does a lot of independent advertising in places like Trulia, Cragslist, backpage etc AND NOT JUST DEPEND ON THE LIBOR MLS I mean, a broker / agent that does ADVERTISING EVERY DAY and you can see it for yourself. There is no guarantee your unit will sell, specially if it has been overpriced for similar, comparable properties.

Good Luck
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Fri May 15, 2009
Everett Perry answered:
As easy as it should be, it is not.

I run a very small shop and pay attention to the each client. The small shop is good for some and not for others. It might be for you because you get our attention.

I can also help you with the mortgage as I am a registered mortgage broker and I can also help you with the estimate of renovation as I am a licensed contractor in NYC / Nassau.

In any event, good luck to you as the market is as tough as it has ever been because of the sheer amount of people looking for bargains.

877 301 2700
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Tue Jan 6, 2009
Emily Erekuff answered:
Hi David,

This is a known issue that our engineers are working to resolve. In the meantime we are asking everyone affected to send their listing photos to us so we can upload them on our end. Please access the link below and click on the 'Ask a Question' link to send your photos directly to our Customer Service Team.

Thank you,

Emily Gibson
Community Moderator
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