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Soymoayan, Home Buyer in Queens, NY
Wed Oct 12, 2016
Soymoayan answered:
I bought a 1bdrm unit at Boulevard Gardens almost 10 years ago. Early on I harbored the same concerns as those mentioned here: the dark walk from train, being close to not only the projects but a high school as well, and the parking challenge. But those cons were easily eclipsed by many pros: proximity to train and city, quiet serenity of garden grounds, 24-hr trade fair, a hop from bars and restaurants that may not be the hippest but just as enjoyable, maintenance office has always been prompt and efficient in my experience despite rumors of otherwise. One really doesn't have to walk far to have all needs met. Though I wish there could be a gym that is closer-by.
Up til now, I've never encountered any crimes or felt so much as a threat of one. Boulevard Gardens newsletter warned against assaults at one point, which is a good reminder that we are still living in a big city. It could actually slip the mind, that's how quaint it feels here.
This gem is best appreciated by those who've graduated from the fear of missing out by not living smack dab where the action is. Those who prefer a friendly, quiet neighborhood where you can hear birds sing while knowing that smack-dab isn't far from reach.
As for pricing, I've kept tabs over the years and it really varies depending on the condition and details. Overall though with the pros of the complex itself and the location, I think it's quite a steal when butt up against comparable properties. Oh forgot to mention that maintenance fee is lower than most as well. Beat that!
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Sunnyside Fan, Home Buyer in New York, NY
Fri Aug 5, 2016
Sunnyside Fan asked:
Does it share a board, expenses, amenities, etc. for the other two towers around the corner on 39th Dr?
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Ccfoodpantry, Home Buyer in Woodside, NY
Wed May 11, 2016
Ccfoodpantry answered:
Its old Joe but you'll never find a better place to live or a better deal. If you want modern don't buy here. Most of us have been here 40 or 50 years. We're used to it. There are still many renters here Joe. Some don't like the owners but I think its a better place to live since it went coop. ... more
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Marco Gomez &…, Real Estate Pro in Jackson Heights, NY
Tue Apr 14, 2015
Marco Gomez & The Reach Team answered:
No it does not. Junior 4 bedrooms do not have a closet in the 2nd bedroom which makes them a JR4.


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Mike Jordan, Real Estate Pro in New York, NY
Thu Oct 30, 2014
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Paul Marzolla, Real Estate Pro in Fort Lee, NJ
Wed Oct 1, 2014
Paul Marzolla answered:
Each county has their own loan limits so let's break down Queens County. In short, any loan amount exceeding $417,000 is considered a "conforming jumbo." So, if the purchase price is $600,000 here are the minimum down payment options:

Conventional = 10% down payment
FHA Loan = 3.5% down payment
VA Loan = 0% down payment

A common mistake with Pre-Approval Letters and placing an offer is that realtors, sellers, and attorneys automatically believe a larger down payment equal greater chance of approval. Simply put, this is not true. Whether you put down 3.5% or 20% it all comes down to the same thing; you either qualify or you don't. Seriously, I've had clients put down 50% and barely qualify but such a large down payment is instantly perceived as more qualified when it only tells half the story. This is why I dedicate a tremendous amount of time and effort for each of my clients. I leave no stone unturned so there are no surprises down the road when it matters most.

If you'd like to discuss your home purchase and obtain your Pre-Approval Letter please don't hesitate contacting me. I may be reached directly via phone or email, whichever is easiest.

Kind regards,

Paul Marzolla
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Oleg Volfman, Real Estate Pro in Rockville Centre, NY
Sat Jul 19, 2014
Oleg Volfman answered:
Hello. It is very possible. Contact me, and we can look together for suitable rentals.

If my response was helpful, consider clicking BEST ANSWER!

Thank you for your valuable time!

Oleg Volfman, CBR, RSSP
Lic. RE Agent, Office Manager
Quick Deal Realty, Inc
Office 516-599-5559
Mobile 917-685-0489
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Maureen Mizu…, Real Estate Pro in Ozone Park, NY
Tue Dec 17, 2013
Maureen Mizuno answered:
Actually there isn't much of that inventory available that fit the criteria at the moment. Of course there is some, but not a lot.
If you were able to broaden your search area a bit we could accommodate you.

Maureen Mizuno, CDPE
Exit Realty Central
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Maureen Mizu…, Real Estate Pro in Ozone Park, NY
Mon Dec 16, 2013
Maureen Mizuno answered:
No. The sq. ft is way too small for two bedrooms. I would look at it to make it a reasonable size 1 bedroom. Sounds like they converted a dining area and said this is now a bedroom. Ridiculous in my humble opinion. ... more
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Anna M Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Williston Park, NY
Tue Dec 10, 2013
Anna M Brocco answered:
The question is subjective; what specific information are you looking for, perhaps considered a visit to the area...
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Martina Ryan, Real Estate Pro in Bayside, NY
Sun Oct 6, 2013
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Anu Dutta, Real Estate Pro in Forest Hills, NY
Mon Sep 23, 2013
Anu Dutta answered:
We specialize in rentals, please check our site for hundreds of active listings.
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Anu Dutta, Real Estate Pro in Forest Hills, NY
Mon Sep 23, 2013
Anu Dutta answered:
We specialize in rentals, please check our site for hundreds of active listings.
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Bebetterbest, Home Buyer in Queens, NY
Thu Sep 19, 2013
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Anu Dutta, Real Estate Pro in Forest Hills, NY
Thu Aug 22, 2013
Anu Dutta answered:
Not sure what was your question.
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Trevor Curran, Real Estate Pro in Great Neck, NY
Sun Aug 18, 2013
Trevor Curran answered:
I grew up in Woodside and must tell you that even to this day this community is a great community. Easy access via public transportation to Manhattan.
Great local and mult-ethnic restaurants.
Loads of easy to walk-to shopping.

You can't go wrong living in Woodside. I wish I'd never left!

Trevor Curran
NMLS #40140
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Anna M Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Williston Park, NY
Sun Aug 18, 2013
Anna M Brocco answered:
MLS is currently showing 109 available units the zip code area of 11377--you can also check for additional information--without the actual bulding address and number of rooms not easy to figure out exactly the unit you are referring to--however, you can consider working with any agent. ... more
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Joe,  in Woodside, Queens, NY
Sun Aug 18, 2013
Joe answered:
Question for agents ,
I am planing to purchase the signs for listing properties for sale,Is it good an idea to put a picture on the sign?What is your experience and what you think about it?
Thank you ...
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Anu Dutta, Real Estate Pro in Forest Hills, NY
Thu Jul 25, 2013
Anu Dutta answered:
You need help from a local agent who knows the area and the building. The safety issue you can check the resources in NYC.GOV site.
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Anu Dutta, Real Estate Pro in Forest Hills, NY
Wed May 8, 2013
Anu Dutta answered:
This building is not suppose to be too noisy, if facing front then you might hear it little bit, but if it is facing the rear, it should be ok. Feel free to contact us for more details, 646-606-2366 ... more
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