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Home Buying in Williamsburg : Real Estate Advice

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Fri Jan 27, 2017
Hunterg answered:
do u get a deed to to a new condo in the state of NC (paid in full)
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Sat Jun 27, 2015
Jordan Pryce Levitt answered:
This depends on whether the building is new construction and a sponsor sale, or a resale in an existing building. In a new building the broker will likely registered you as their customer and can claim a commission upon a sale, but in either case you can fire your agent and be free to work with whomever you choose. The only issue is that if another broker can claim the commission, your new broker will not be able to claim a commission and you may be obligated to pay them.

If anyone ever has questions of this type, please feel free to phone or email me for specific advice.
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Sat Jun 27, 2015
Jordan Pryce Levitt answered:
I can imagine by the question that you might be English. In New York most of the property is freehold, although we rarely use that term.

There are some rare exceptions where the land under the building is leasehold, as can be found in Battery Park City, but in Williamsburg I've never seen a leasehold on a condo. ... more
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Thu Mar 12, 2015
Daria Kolomiiets answered:
Thu Mar 12, 2015
Daria Kolomiiets answered:
If you are still interesting to sell your house, please, contact me
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Thu Sep 19, 2013
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Sat May 18, 2013
J Douglas Montgomery answered:
I have a one bedroom on Bushwick Avenue coming up at the end of the month if you still have not found what you are looking for. About $1400 a month.

Douglas Montgomery, Broker
Home NY Real Estate
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Thu Feb 14, 2013
Trulia Brooklyn answered:
Hi Katialaine,

Take a look at some of the listings we have available on Trulia Voices:,5274,Williamsburg/#for_rent/5274_nh/0p_beds/

Hope this helps!

Ali, Community Manager
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Wed Dec 19, 2012
Anna M Brocco answered:
If looking to buy, in order to determine a fair offer review comps with your agent, recently sold similar properties in the immediate area, see what the data suggests and go from there.
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Tue Dec 18, 2012
Madeline Padovano answered:
Not positive but I do not think you can go coop any more read that someplace they changed
the laws. I think you have to go condo, and I would suggest you get it FHA approved if you do
go that route. Try speaking to an attorney, and check out the building department website.
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Fri Nov 30, 2012
Chris Otero answered:
Hi, Algirdas. Please send me your contact information if you are still in the market to purchase. I may have something that suits your needs.

Chris Otero
Northside Plaza, Inc. ... more
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Fri Oct 12, 2012
Alison Hillman answered:
Hi there!

Have you found an apartment yet? Take a look at the listings here on Trulia:,5274,Williamsburg/#for_rent/5274_nh/0p_beds

Hope this helps!

Ali, Community Manager
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Mon Aug 27, 2012
Mark Henery answered:
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Tue May 22, 2012
Anna M Brocco answered:
Since most foreclosures are listed with brokers, work with an agent of your own; be aware that a mortgage pre-approval letter is required in order to determine your price range and for any offers to be taken seriously. ... more
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Thu Jan 27, 2011
Joseph Crifasi answered:
According to the schedule A description of the deed the property is 17 feet and 1.5 inches by 100 feet.

Here is the website where you can see this information. ... more
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Tue Oct 12, 2010
David Rogoff and Bonnie Chernin answered:
I always advise bringing the tape measure.

The BNYMLS now requires the square footage to be included in every listing for coops.

Best regards,

David Rogoff and Bonnie Chernin
Fillmore Real Estate Branch #19
Brooklyn NY 11210
917-593-4068 - David mobile
646-318-5031 – Bonnie mobile
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Wed Jun 9, 2010
Christopher Lefebvre answered:
Craigslist is a good source of looking around for rentals. Here is a link for you.

Good luck with your search! ... more
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Wed May 19, 2010
Bloodyrich answered:
Williamsburg has arrived. I just signed contract for condo in bburg [i.e. billyburg i.e. williamsburg]. I am leaving the east village, a neighborhood i loved until last 10 years. i love williamsburg. The area can be a bit pricey compared to rest of brooklyn, but it's what i wanted & could afford. Many great real estate websites. i think recent sq ft prices are around $650 in bburg, thats what i paid [notice- on new construction it seems they list sq feet for the raw space. measure wall to wall & it seems much less than advertised.. everywhere. they include closets, bathroom, counters, walls it seems]. Plenty of new construction condos, many that went bust around 2008 it seems, but may be finished in next 2 years so if you buy, don't expect value to rise any time soon- there is a backlog of units that will come to market as soon as buyers come around for them, keeping prices down i'd say. But that benefits you buying now. don't wait too long. good luck ... more
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Mon Apr 26, 2010
Sandi Devarie answered:
Hi Emily

We at Bridge Realty want to assure you that you will do everything to make your search for a new home a comfortable and responsible way. We have been here in the neighborhood for 30+ years. We handle Williamsburg and Greenpoint. I think that the best agency is one that you feel comfortable with, and your gut will let you know. We will also guide you on how to deal with your bank for pre-approval and pre-qualification.
Contact us on our web site, just see what you may like.
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Fri Mar 19, 2010
Janine Acquafredda answered:
Generally, public housing is not located in the safest of areas. You can look up crime statistics in neighborhoods by visiting various sites online such as, and if you want real-time crime activity updates you can go to I am currently working with a buyer in a very similar situation and what I told him was, not only do you have to think about your safety, but you need to think about may not be easy to sell your home should you decide to move if it is directly across from the housing projects. In any event, if you'd like some help with your search, feel free to contact me at the information below. I look forward to hearing from you.
Janine Acquafredda

Licensed Real Estate Salesperson
Weichert, Realtors - The Franzese Group
1524 86th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11228
Cell (917) 584-7685
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