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Home Buying in Woodside : Real Estate Advice

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Sat Jul 1, 2017
Kathy Burgreen answered:
You did not give an address. I need an address to check it for you.
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Sat Jun 24, 2017
Maewest29 answered:
Very good price. Near stores, near all transportation. 15 minutes from Manhattan. Don't know about view. Been here 45 years. It's a good, decent, friendly place to live.
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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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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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Thu Oct 30, 2014
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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.

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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.

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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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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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Thu Sep 19, 2013
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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!

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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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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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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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Mon Apr 22, 2013
Marco Gomez & The Reach Team answered:
your best bet is to have your attorney contact the title company and run a lien search to get an accurate number.
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Mon Apr 22, 2013
Marco Gomez & The Reach Team answered:
Its always a good investment in woodside; close to Manhattan, transportation and shopping. Try to make sure the apartment isn't noisy, or it will hurt resale
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Mon Apr 22, 2013
Marco Gomez & The Reach Team answered:
I would advise purchasing soon rather than later as inventory has shrunk and is turning into seller market and we don't know how long interest rates are going to stay this low.
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Mon Apr 22, 2013
Marco Gomez & The Reach Team answered:
that all depends on what youare looking for..low maintainence, expansion of family? its a very vague question without knowing details or requirements
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Fri Jul 6, 2012
Lucia answered:
If your still looking I have one for sale on the 5th Floor, One bedroom but the larger type wich is 3 1/2 rooms. 516-570-2066
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Sat Aug 13, 2011
Therese L Korahais answered:
Hi Phungal, Hopefully you have checked around for some prices. I find Allstate has very good rates for condos and Coops....depending on your square footage, age of the unit,renovations etc.etc.. Those my buyers have gotten were between $230-$400 a YEAR-depending on whether it is a building or garden apartment. I can give you the name and number of someone I have dealt with many many times. call me Terry K 718-614-3167 or email me ... more
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