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Home Buying in Sunnyside : Real Estate Advice

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Fri May 13, 2016
Alan May answered:
So, here's a novel idea.

If you're not getting any decent responses from sending out inquiries on a national website... why don't you contact a local real estate agency and ask to "speak" (via telephone) to one of their agents?

It's a tried-and-true method of reaching an agent.
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Sat Jun 13, 2015
Mglory2363 asked:
Travel to PR 4 times a year to spend time with family. Currently working in NY...good credit...good salary...28 yrs with the same company. Wants to buy now and move in the future; but…
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Mon Jan 12, 2015
Anna M Brocco answered:
Some may/others not but for available area properties you can check or consider working with an agent of your own.
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Sat Oct 11, 2014
Anna M Brocco answered:
No link is visible, so the question can't really be answered, but perhaps checking may be of help.
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Thu Sep 4, 2014
Bonnie Milcarek answered:
Even if it is an exclusive office listing, you should be able to show a property as a buyers agent (as long as the agency is a member of the MLS). This just means that your commission would be paid by your buyer. ... more
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Fri Mar 7, 2014
Bonnie Milcarek answered:
Call or email me as I am a local Sunnyside / Woodside real estate professional at Welcome Home Real Estate and we have a renovated listing in Celtic Park right now. CALL (917)679-9195 or email ... more
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Tue Nov 5, 2013
Veronica Matus answered:
Sunnyside is awesome! I grew up there and now live borderline with LIC and sunnyside. It's doing great financially and safety wise. All I recommend for first floors always is safety window guards, the ones for the kids who live on upper floors, only because you just make it less appealing for anyone to climb in versus not having window guards. ... more
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Wed Jun 12, 2013
Anthony Howell answered:
If you are still on the hunt, please email me.
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Tue Apr 23, 2013
Marco Gomez & The Reach Team answered:
a CMA is really a comparative of all the like homes that have sold, are on the market, under contract and expired off the market the reason agents use this tool is to give them an overall picture of where the homes should be priced in relation to similar homes. its one of the tools we use in order to price the homes we sell. so i believe you should use CMA The best would be to hire a bank do to the appraisal for $350 of what the home is worth which will determine how much they will lend a potential buyer for your home. ... more
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Tue Apr 23, 2013
Marco Gomez & The Reach Team answered:
its entirely up to u be aware co-ops have a lot of required from a buyer an it has been my experience that unless you are very and methodical you will have a hard timeputting it together fr way the board wants to see it, keep in mind the sellers are the ones paying the commission, there really is no additional cost to you to have representation. good luck to you and feel free to call me with any questions ... more
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Sun Aug 26, 2012
Paula Chu answered:

Celtic Park consist of 749 apartments but no terrace. There are about 10 apartment with roof top terraces but they are rarely available for rent or sales. It's been more than 15 years since I've sold one or seen one sold and I've been dealing with Celtic and the Woodside/Sunnyside area for more than 26 years.

Berkeley Towers on 52 St and 39 Rd have lovely layouts and terraces plus ample closets, including walk-in closets.

Call me if you are interested - Paula 917 596 9419
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Sun May 27, 2012
Mehmet Realtor answered:
Metro Management
4225 21ST St
Long Island City NY
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Fri May 18, 2012
Maureen Mizuno answered:
I recommend that you hire a competent Realtor to assist you with this. As my colleagues have shared most co-ops want 20% down, so do most banks, also co-op boards have the responsibility of makeing sure financially capable people buy into the co-op. Forclosures bring down the financial viablilty of the co-op and all the shareholders stand to lose.
Having said this, there are some grant programs around that will assist with down payment money and or closing costs. They also provide financial counseling for purchasers to help them plan for the future and avoid losing their home to forclosure. Hope this helps.
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Fri May 18, 2012
Maureen Mizuno answered:
An afterthought, even "sublet friendly" co-ops often have rental time limits on them, often 2 yrs. max. check this out first to see if it fits with your goals.
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Thu Jun 24, 2010
Mariposa answered:
Sunnyside is a very nice and convenient neighborhood. Lots of transportation options (7 train, Q32 and Q60 buses to manhattan, Q39 along 48th avenue to LIC, BQE, LIE, Queens-Midtown, etc). There are lots of irish bars, great restuarants, coffeehouses, markets, everything you could want. I find myself not going into manhattan unless i've been invited to a party or something. There's no need. However, if you depend on public transport, you're out of luck. the 7 is very slow and stops and starts constantly, and it breaks down much more often than it should, especially in summer, and that creates delays for a few hours afterwards (they don't get their act together very quickly). Since we have no express stop, I often see 3 express trains going into Manhattan and at least 4 trains going in the direction of Flushing before just 1 local train to manhattan arrives at 46th street. And now the MTA wants to cut service. The Straphangers survey will try to tell you the 7 train is the second best train in the system, but that is a big lie if you actually have to use it.

In a few days, I am moving to Woodside on the R,V line. I'll let you know how it goes.
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Tue Nov 3, 2009
Mark answered:
Yes, Mehmet,

I ended up buying a 2 family foreclosure in Ridgewood from the bank and closed a few months ago. I think I got a good deal, so thanks for the good wishes, and I'll keep you in mind when I plan for my next purchase. ... more
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