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Rentals in Queens : Real Estate Advice

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Mon Jul 3, 2017
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Sat Jul 1, 2017
Kathy Burgreen answered:
If you can pay 2 - 3 months rent upfront + 1 month security deposit, you should be able to find a rental. Landlords will accept paper receipts for your loan income as long as you can prove you deposit the money in a bank account. If you are receiving the money and spending it, stop. Start putting that money in a bank account so you can show landlords that you are receiving that income. ... more
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Sat May 13, 2017
Kathy Burgreen answered:
Ignore Mary's reply below. Mary is with Trulia and doesn't know that New York City uses other vouchers besides Section 8. Vouchers for NYC include: FEPS, LINC, etc. As a former local realtor and life long NYC area resident, let me educate you how the system works:

I know it's difficult find a rental that takes vouchers. Landlords can discriminate against vouchers because it's a financial issue - not a Fair Housing violation. NYC landlords want tenants who can afford to pay full market rent (about $4 - 5,000. for a 2 bedroom in parts of Queens) and your voucher is $1515. or $1268. for a 2 bedroom. If you can afford to pay the difference, any landlord will be happy to give you an apartment. However, most voucher holders cannot afford to pay the difference so landlords will reject you and give the rental to somebody who can afford $4,000./month and pay on time.

Have you tried Jamaica? I know rentals are much cheaper in Jamaica and some landlords will take vouchers. I would also advise you to take the subway to the Bronx. The Bronx is much cheaper than Queens and landlords do take vouchers. You should also get your name on the wait list for NYC housing.
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Thu Apr 20, 2017
Kathy Burgreen answered:
I'm a former NYC area realtor and life long resident. I hate to give you the bad news but what you want is impossible. There are options available but you need to compromise. Here are my suggestions:

1. There are quiet, residential neighborhoods in Queens BUT the average 2 bedroom rents for $3 - 4,000./month - not $1500. On the flip side, the cheaper 2 bedroom apartments average $2,000./month are in low income, noisy neighborhoods.

2. In nearby Nassau County, 2 bedroom rentals are cheaper than Queens and the neighborhoods are quiet BUT you will need to pay for the Long Island Railroad to get into the city or take busses into Queens which cost more than the NYC busses.

3. You should contact a local realtor to assist you.
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Sat Apr 15, 2017
Acist answered:
You sound like a j**k landlord with an illegal cr*p basement rental. Get a effing life.
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Fri Mar 10, 2017
Gibraan Ali answered:
Thank You for your inquiry.
Please do tell, Are you looking to rent or buy?
I have one bedrooms for rent in the Kew Gardens Neighborhood that I can make work for you
All utilities included and No Broker Fee
Gas, Heat, Hot Water, & Electricity are all included.
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Thu Feb 16, 2017
Mike asked:
I was looking through a email you sent me about rentals in the queens ny area. it says the rent is 1200 before you click on it but when I go into it I see 1775 as the rent. the area of queens…
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Sun Jan 8, 2017
Victor Allen answered:
Hi, The climate here is very congested I have the same and have been looking since August if you see anything in Peeks==kill I would be ery interested in knowing lets stay in touch here is my number 347-482-6417 Victor I will do the same are you looking in New York City?? ... more
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Fri Dec 23, 2016
Magdalene ~ Leni Jacobson answered:
I have a 3 bedroom 1 bath available on 95 Ave $2500 plus utilities, brand new let me know if you are interested 917-751-8206
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Fri Dec 23, 2016
Magdalene ~ Leni Jacobson asked:
My listing is posted incorrectly and I cannot edit it. It is listed as 6 bdrms 2 bath, but it is actually 2 separate apartments 3 bed 1 bath in the same building.
9116 95th Ave , Jamaica,…
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Fri Dec 23, 2016
Magdalene ~ Leni Jacobson asked:
My listing is posted incorrectly and I cannot edit it. It is listed as 6 bdrms 2 bath, but it is actually 2 separate apartments 3 bed 1 bath in the same building.
9116 95th Ave , Jamaica,…
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Wed Nov 30, 2016
Yuen Wong asked:
I helped a very nice family rent a house through the one shot deal program. I've yet to get my commission and it's been almost 2 months. Whenever I contact the caseworkers, supervisors,…
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Tue Nov 15, 2016
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Wed Oct 5, 2016
Destinieroberts2 asked:
My name is Destinie im looking for a 1 or 2 bedroom apartment in brooklyn or queens for me and my 3 year son i have a cityfeps voucher for 1268 but im also employed with the NYC parks department…
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Wed Jul 27, 2016
Maricris A answered:

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