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Sat May 7, 2011
Mudar Humaimidi answered:
Hi, it depends. I would stay away from broadway just because it's really noisy & try to be closer to Jackie Robinson park. The last few years the area has attracted many developers who sunk a lot of money into the area buildings. Manhattan in general is a lot safer than it used to be 10 yrs ago. Contact the local police & ask questions if you're unsure about the quality of life there. Otherwise, you definitely get a lot of space. Price will not appreciate as high as other areas in Manhattan. Historically, values have appreciated horizontally from midtown manhattan, for example: long island city & Hoboken, nj.
I am licensed in both states by the way & if you're ever interested in finding out more about Hoboken, nj let me know & I'll email you a list of available condos. The area is very residential with parking & the water front.
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Fri Aug 12, 2011
Brittney Gooden answered:
The best thing to do is call or send an email to the contact information on the listing. Unfortunately, there are many people posing as owners when they are in fact not an owner. If you have a healthy budget, I would recommend teaming up with a knowledgeable broker that you can trust and that will protect/save you from the hassle!

Good luck in your search!
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Thu Nov 21, 2013
Mark Cisneros answered:
Hi Mark! Manhattan doesn't really use an mls. The closest thing that we use here is olr.com and that's more of a broker to broker sharing site and is not used by the general public at large. The other boroughs tend to use mls and it's broken down by neighborhoods. Still that one is not as popular as other forms of marketing to the general public where the nyt.com, streeteasy, and craigslist are used to really reach consumers.

Hope that answers your question but please feel free to email me and I'd be happy to help you as best I can.

Mark G. Cisneros
Bona Tierra Realty
mark@bonatierra.com
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Thu Mar 15, 2012
Jacques Depart answered:
Find somebody to cosign for you or a particular that understand your situation. Maybe offer a larger deposit to make the people at ease. Hurry to find a job. find a month to month rental...... ... more
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Sun Dec 22, 2013
Timothy Bascom answered:
A tax lien is a lien against the property. you can pay off a tax lien against property you own or find out what the lien is against a property you wish to purchase. Please clarify?
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Sun Mar 6, 2011
Nick Radjenovic answered:
It is actually not cheaper, it is more expensive.
There is one propertie next to NYU that is cheaper, but it is just because this properties are offering small spaces, kitchenets , and are not in the best shape.
If you are looking for a decent apartment in that area it will cost you more than the same property in the Gramercy,Murray hill or East Village.
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Mon Aug 20, 2012
Anthonytuition answered:
I think Chicago is the best city where You can find reasonable flat for middle class family
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Sun Mar 6, 2011
Tony McMahon answered:
It all depends on what you agreed upon according to the documents you signed when you bought in. Have a Real Estate attorney review them to clarify
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Sun Mar 6, 2011
Vanessa Wharton answered:
Hello,
I'll be happy to assist you if you are searching in Manhattan. My cell is 917-453-9988.
Regards,
Vanessa Wharton
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Sun Sep 19, 2010
Anna M Brocco answered:
Much will depend on your wants, needs, lifestyle, etc., where would you be happiest--real estate professionals are prohibited from “steering”—enticing a buyer to purchase, or not, in specific neighborhoods--if you are not too familiar with either area, do visit more than once, look at everything that is important to you, possibly chat with locals, etc., then make your determination, where will your comfort level be reached. ... more
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Sun Aug 29, 2010
Douglas Booth answered:
Hi Mimi,

This sounds like the set-up for a joke... but, since I'm not sure of the punch line, I have to ask: "About what?"

Best wishes,

Doug Booth
Barak Realty
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Thu Nov 10, 2011
Anna M Brocco answered:
Any local agent can help you, contact any realty office(s) and inquire or contact any local Trulia contributor(s) directly and ask.
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Wed Aug 26, 2015
Anna M Brocco answered:
It stands for Housing Development & Finance Corporation--they are city sponsored coop apartments-- it helps to get people housing as they cost a fraction of the price of a regular co-op--in order to be accepted you need to earn less than the area's median income; when selling a flip tax is imposed and calculated on the percentage of profit made at the time of closing. When looking to buy and HDFC co-op do use a mortgage professional who has vast knowledge about the rules, qualifications, restrictions, etc. ... more
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Wed Mar 24, 2010
Mitchell Hall answered:
Columbia has ambitious plans to expand the campus from Morningside Heights to include 18 acres from 129th St. to 133rd Street in the Manhattanville section of West Harlem.

The expansion plan will take 25 years with phase 1 to be completed by 2015. The new campus will utilize and convert some existing manufacturing plants in the Manhattanville industrial section including the old Studebaker plant. Open public roads and spaces through the Manhattanville campus will connect West Harlem to the Hudson river waterfront.

I've wriitten a few blogs about it. The link is below.


Mitchell Hall
Associate Broker
The Corcoran Group
917-312-0924
mhall@corcoran.com
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Sun Mar 21, 2010
Rafael Reihanian answered:
costar.com or propertyshark.com an alternitive is hiring a commercial leasing agent to find you the space you are looking for. there is no fee to you. tenant reps (like myself) collect their fee from the landlord.
Rafael
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Fri Mar 12, 2010
Anoir Redouane answered:
Hi Muygato,

How are you? I hope all is well.

Just a few questions;

A. Are you direct to the Client?

B. How long have you been working with your Client?

C. Does your client have a prepared LOI and if so you can forward it directly to the source.

D. How quickly can your client close?

I just wanted to stress the fact that I don't shop LOIs/POFs (information is handled discreetly).

I'm looking forward to working with you and your buyer : ).

Please contact me privately to share some more info.

Best regards,

Anoir Redouane

Professional Real Estate Consultant

Halstead Property, LLC - SoHo

T: 212-381-4209

F: 646-775-4290

ARedouane@Halstead.com
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Thu Mar 4, 2010
Anna M Brocco answered:
If you attached a link it's not showing--your agent can answer your question--if you don't have one consider the services--call a few realty offices, interview a couple of agents and choose the one you like best--or if you know who the management company is give them a call and ask; they will be able to help you as well. ... more
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Wed Feb 3, 2010
Bill Eckler answered:
The sky is blue and when the snow has melted your lawn will be green.......
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Wed Jan 13, 2010
Kirsten answered:
I don't really have the definitive answer, but I thought I would at least write something given no one else answered! The following is just my opinion from having lived here 10 years.

Of course, as always the answer is "it depends." It depends where your office is going to be, whether you are willing to live outside Manhattan and/or how long a commute you are willing to make. If you want to be in prime Manhattan areas, you can try Yorkville on the upper east side, Kips Bay in the east 20s and 30s, Lower East Side in Lower Manhattan, and Clinton (which many still call Hells Kitchen) on the far west side from 30s to 50s. If you are willing to make a longer commute but stay on Manhattan, the area around Columbia Presbyterian Hospital at West 168th is supposed to be decent and highly affordable, as is Inwood all the way at the northernmost part of the island of Manhattan. You can live like a king/queen up there but you will be a bit away from downtown. If you move there make sure you are near the A train as it can take you quickly downtown. There are also bargains to be found in the Columbia University area, roughly 110th to 125th on the West side. This is a nice areas with lots of cafes and bookstores and a good public library.

The neighborhoods in Brooklyn closest to Manhattan are also options and you will get more for your money there. Williamsburg, Cobble Hill, Brooklyn Heights, Park Slope, Boerum Hill and Carroll Gardens are popular choices.

I don't really know Queens, but there are some areas that are supposed to be quite nice and rather suburban, and are a very quick subway ride to Manhattan.

Hope this helped a little.. definitely talk to people at your new job and ask for their help. Your company might even pay for an apartment broker to find you a place. I would ask if I were you. If not there's always Craig's List, with all the caveats that CR usually needs. Be careful and check everything out carefully. Don't give anyone money etc. etc.
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Wed Mar 10, 2010
Christopher Rotondo answered:
It takes a while. I have a buyer in the same situation and he is on his 5th month of waiting. The banks are so overloaded that it takes time to get assigned. Every bank is different so keep an eye out it could happen any time from today through the spring. I wish I had better news for you.

Good luck,
Chris
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