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Valley Stream : Real Estate Advice

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Thu Oct 12, 2017
Kathy Burgreen answered:
As a retired New York City area realtor and long time Nassau County resident, allow me to educate you on some misunderstandings in your question.

Valley Stream is located in Nassau County - not Queens. Valley Stream is not part of New York City. Therefore, since Valley Stream is a suburb of New York City, housing is expensive and so are property taxes. Currently, a 3 bedroom rental averages $2,500/month. and up. A 2 bedroom rental averages $1,800./month and up. Beware, the size of rooms will be smaller than what you are used to in Florida.

If your budget is up to $1800., you need to expand your search area to nearby communities - Elmont, Franklin Square, Floral Park, Malverne, West Hempstead, Rockville Centre, etc. These towns should be cheaper than Valley Stream. If you want to live within New York City (Queens), then look in Laurelton, Rosedale, Cambria Heights, St. Albans, Springfield Gardens, etc. Rentals average $2,000. and up.

For New York City (Queens), use This is a real estate website exclusive for NYC listings. It does list nearby Nassau County towns but it's more for Queens. For Nassau County, use Zillow and Trulia. Your best method is to contact a realtor and have them email you listings directly from the MLS.

Beware, the cost of living is very expensive. If possible, try to have your employer increase your income to at least $150 - 200,000. Below $125,000. means you will struggle financially and with 3 kids, it will be difficult.
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Sun Aug 20, 2017
pentrez49 answered:
Good evening renting home with 5 children
no one wants so can rent to own sounds like a good deal
Laurelton area,queens
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Wed Jun 28, 2017
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Tue Jun 27, 2017
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Thu Jun 8, 2017
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Wed May 24, 2017
Sharma_1987 asked:
hi my name is Ramesh sharma. I live in Long Island. I live with my freind we are trying to rent a home which we finally like to buy afterwards so any one who have knowledge can help me out.…
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Wed May 10, 2017
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Sat Jan 28, 2017
Malgorzata Ringston answered:
Talk to attorney, and take it from there before gets out of control between family members.
God Luck!
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Sat Aug 27, 2016
Karima answered:
Home sale is $229000. Made an offer of $225000 with 3.5% closing buy seller declined. Recently home had damage that was repaired however gave an offer of $227900 with 3%. Wanting to know if that is a good buying price given the repairs. I would like 4% but not sure ... more
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Thu Jul 28, 2016
Maricris A answered:

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Tue Apr 19, 2016
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Tue Mar 29, 2016
MCM_STL answered:
You can't do that at all. Google the phrase "Arms Length Affidavit short sale" and educate yourself.
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Wed Oct 14, 2015
Malgorzata Ringston answered:
You can use Trulia, Zillow, mlsli, and many others, select the area and you there. But the best way to do it is to work with real estate agent.
Good Luck!
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Wed Oct 7, 2015
Malgorzata Ringston answered:
Remember sellers agent have fiduciary duty to the seller you need to have real estate agent who will work for you. Why taking chance.
Good Luck!
Malgorzata Ringston
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Thu Aug 20, 2015
John Broussard answered:
We offer a Conventional Blanket loan based on cash flow and also a Hard Money Blanket Loan, For purpose of Refi Cash Out's and Purchases. Minimum Loan amount 300K, max loan amount 50MM. This is a Nationwide program.

For more details give me a call.

John Broussard
Newbridge Investments
713-777-9996 Ext 103
Direct 832-429-4389
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