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Rentals in Upper East Side : Real Estate Advice

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Wed Oct 26, 2016
Emmet Galvin asked:
We are a professional couple that moved to the US recently & therefore have no US credit history.A lawyer & marketing professional.2 Bed reqd.C.$3kpm
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Fri Jul 1, 2016
Tonyhoward255 answered:
Just curious, did you find something?
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Sat Sep 27, 2014
Christine Gordon answered:
Hello Joanne,

How are you? I hope you're doing well.

If you're working exclusively with a real estate agent to show you properties all you have to do is let the sellers agent know. If for some reason you go to see a property without your agent, be sure to hand the sellers agent her business card when you 1st meet them. Disclosing that up front will avoid any issues. Ask the sellers agent to contact your agent for further communications and/or negotiations.

If you're talking about a listing here in NYC, we're accustomed to co-brokering a property with another real estate professional so that shouldn't be a problem.

I wish you all the best in your search for a new home :-)

Looking forward,

Christine Gordon
Licensed Real Estate Broker
Gorick Realty, Inc.
Cell: 917.881.2924
Fax: 347.328.9352
View listings at
"Home is where the heart is."
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Sat Sep 27, 2014
Christine Gordon answered:
Hello Donna.rietbergen,

How are you? I hope you're doing well.

I specialize in the Upper West Side & have great inventory in this area. If however you're only interested in the Upper East Side then I would suggest you reach out to Samia @ LG because she's an UES specialist & has the inside scoop on the greatest inventory in that area. Here's the link to her web page & contact info.

I wish you all the best in your search for a new home :-)

Looking forward,

Christine Gordon
Licensed Real Estate Broker
Gorick Realty, Inc.
Cell: 917.881.2924
Fax: 347.328.9352
View listings at
"Home is where the heart is."
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Fri Jun 20, 2014
Benny Carmazi answered:
Hi Laleena,

Depends where in Manhattan...maybe no catch. 99% it's a scam though, please be careful with your hard earned money and use a professional broker you can trust!

Best of luck,
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Thu May 15, 2014
Eric M. answered:
Hi Marguerite-

There are tons of resources out there for you. If you are looking on your own, you can browse here on Trulia, Streeteasy, and Craigslist - all have rental sections. It just depends if you have the time to spare.

If you would like an agent like myself to help you, just reach out, we're always happy to help :-)

-Eric McCune
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Fri Dec 27, 2013
Anna M Brocco answered:
Depends on the advertiser, generally short term rental....
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Fri Oct 25, 2013
Nelson Leon answered:
At this time of the year is possible to find listings due to the fact that most people prefer to move during the spring and summer time. However, to find an apartment that will meet your specific needs is you consider the following aspects is not an easy task:


You may find a lot of apartments but probably they will only meet 2 or 3 aspects. In some case you can find listings in locations that are too far from the subway or in areas that are not recommended, you may also be surprise to see the size of those apartments and perhaps the condition of the building, specially if you don't want to live in a walk-up building on the 5th floor.

For all the reasons explained above is always a smart idea to work with an experienced real estate agent and a reputable real estate company...because at the end of the day you don't want quantity...what you need is quality of live and quiet enjoyment in your new home. Keep in mind that you always get you pay for.

If you have the time to explore those "good deals" consider that a valuable learning experience.

If you need help finding the right apartment in the most timely and cost-effective way, I will be glad to help you in your search.

Nelson Leon
Phone: 212-470-7460
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Fri Oct 25, 2013
Tara M. McMahon answered:
Super easy. You can even get something in a doorman building for $2800, not a two bedroom.. but a super large one bedroom.

I see a bunch of other brokers answered this already, but if you haven't found anything you can shoot me an email.

Best of luck!!
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Thu Sep 19, 2013
Jame Sapounakis answered:
It's a terrible, noisy neighborhood with many bars you won't sleep a wink at night! :)
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Thu Aug 22, 2013
Anu Dutta answered:
We specialize in rentals, please check our site WWW.WERENTNY.COM for all our listings
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Tue Aug 20, 2013
Trevor Curran answered:
Rent today; Buy tomorrow. How to convert from Tenant to Homeowner.

When I rented my first apartment in Astoria, I did not want to be a Tenant my whole life and pay my Landlordâ€s mortgage. I longed to become a Homeowner.

That’s why I found my way into the mortgage business in 1989 and soon afterward became a Homeowner. Here are the fundamentals any Tenant should know to prepare to become a Homeowner in the future, no matter when that might be.

• Credit: Establish 3 credit accounts, no more than 5. Pay your bills on time. Keep your balances to no more than 50% of your credit limit. Don’t pay off the accounts in full. Keep balances active for 12-24 months. All of the above will provide both a good credit score and adequate credit history to qualify for a mortgage loan.

• Assets: A basic savings budget isn’t hard to do. Pay your rent first in your budget; then set aside 10% of your income before taxes . Make it a budget priority and you’ll still have money left over for entertainment and restaurants and clothing.

How much money do you need to buy a home? Many buyers spend no more than $25,000 to buy their first homes. There are loan programs with low down payment requirements and many real estate agents negotiate for their Buyers a “Seller’s concession” to include the Buyer’s closing costs (which are HIGH here in New York!) in the price of the home.

• Income: Two years consistent income is the basic requirement for either a salaried individual or a self-employed person. Income from Bonus, Commission, and Overtime is treated differently and is best discussed with your Mortgage Banker.

• Market Survey: it doesn’t hurt to go out and get to know neighborhoods where you might like to buy a home. Visit open houses on Saturdays and Sundays. It’s okay that you’re not yet buying; tell the Realtor at the Open House you’re just beginning your “survey.” You’ll also get to know market prices for different kinds of homes. It’s okay to “window shop” homes on the weekend at Open Houses!

I hope these fundamentals will help you better understand the path to homeownership is a process that, with preparation and dedication, you can move through easily. And if you’re interested in getting Prequalified today to create an Action Plan for your future of Homeownership, call me anytime!

Trevor Curran
NMLS #40140

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Thu Jan 24, 2013
Limor Lieberman answered:
Will do!
Thank you Ali.
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Sat Jul 28, 2012
Mitchell Hall answered:
In most Manhattan condo bylaws the board has "right of first refusal" They have the right of first refusal for both sales and leases of the condo units. They usually have a 20-30 day period that they can review the board package and either waive or exercise their right.

If they exercise their right then they have to place or find a tenant for you at the same rent and terms of a "bona fide" offer you submit to them in the board package or they have to waive that right and let you lease to your applicant.

For many reasons many Manhattan condos have "coop envy" these days and are slowly moving toward the co-op board model but they don't have the same power and control like a coop board.

Mitchell Hall
Lic. Assoc. R.E. Broker
The Corcoran Group
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Mon Jun 4, 2012
Best Apartments answered:
We can setup a viewing for some of these apartments if you like? Feel free to contact me Ed 347.748.4818 anytime
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Fri Oct 21, 2011
Jolie Muss answered:
Hamna, got your email. I'm glad that those links helped you some. Here are some other tips:
Contact other agents/firms to compare what they have for rent and how they do business.
Make sure they offer you a NYS agency disclosure form at first contact
Go to their website.
Find out where their office is.
Ask for references
Consult a lawyer before signing any kind of contract.
Never pay cash
Never pay a commission fee upfront.
Verify independently that your credit is good before applying
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Tue Sep 20, 2011
Loren E. Clive answered:
Ask for it to be a month-to-month rental instead of a fixed lease due to your good history. This will allow you flexibility to break the lease with little notice if necessary.

Loren E. Clive, R(S)
Maui Specialist
Hawaii Life Real Estate Brokers

Direct 808-250-6891
Private fax 678-791-4123

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