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Tue Apr 2, 2013
Anna M Brocco answered:
Research areas on your own, check with the local police department, etc.; real estate professionals are prohibited from steering.
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Thu Mar 28, 2013
Erin Murphy asked:
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Mon Feb 11, 2013
Aileen Grossmann answered:
HI Master 87,
This is a very simple issue to rectify - you need to move into a PREWAR building!!
:-) You know how they always say, "they don't make things like they used to!" Well it couldn't be more true!! The older prewars, especially the loft buildings, many of which were converted industrial & commercial buildings, were built with thick concrete between the floors and the walls.
For all my clients who feel the same about noise, I will always recommend the older prewars!!

If you need any help, by all means feel free to reach out to me & I will help you get settled into a wonderful prewar, with fabulous pin-drop-quiet, new home in Manhattan!
Aileen Grossmann
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Thu Feb 7, 2013
Keith Jean-Pierre answered:
Dear Erin:

Were you looking for restaurants, tourist attractions, venues, or something else. Using that criteria I can give you a list about a mile long but if you can provide me more information I can narrow it down for you. Look forward to speaking to you. ... more
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Thu Mar 12, 2015
De Vonte Williamson answered:
What about the Hamptons?

I hope this answered your question! If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact me by the ways below.

Wishing you the best of luck,

De Vonte Williamson
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson
Proudly Serving Long Island
Coldwell Banker Residential
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Thu Jun 13, 2013
Jolie Muss answered:
Well in Manhattan most parades are held on 5th Avenue or Central Park West and those are some of the most desirable locations in NYC . Whether it’s exciting or tiresome only you will be able to judge that..If you choose an apartment overlooking CPW look forward to everyone you know wanting to visit you for Thanksgiving! Good luck- Do let us know how it turns out! ... more
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Sun Nov 11, 2012
Jolie Muss answered:
Being as i was born here and lived most of my life here (though i also lived in Europe as a child) this question is a bit different for me but if I’d never lived here..
1. There are more desirable straight women than desirable straight men.
2. There aren’t many late night or 24 hr laundromats unless located in your building.
3. You don’t need a car unless you live outside Manhattan (or have a band).
4.You need a good vacuum with a hepa filter + disposable bags as one needs to clean more frequently.
5. Large furniture is to be avoided as it can be hard to get into your apartment.
6. Most rental apartments are unfurnished and most leases are for a year or more.
7.You need to have many good shoes as you will be walking more than about anywhere else.
8.You have to pick up the poop when you walk your dog.
9. Make sure you know who it is before you open the door.
10.Many people expect tips Ie: delivery people, cabdrivers, waiters, hairdressers & at the holidays- building staff & many others: dog walkers, domestic help,mail-persons etc..

Jolie Muss
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"The Upper West Side's Buyer Broker"
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Sun Nov 11, 2012
Elena Ravich, Esq. answered:
are you asking about Real Estate Board of New York (REBNY) members?
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Fri Mar 30, 2012
Christopher Pagli answered:
Hi, typically the management is responsible for all common elements.

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Wed Nov 14, 2012
Alison Hillman answered:
Hi Tara,

Check out this list of property managers in the area:

Good luck,
Ali, Community Manager
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Mon Jul 23, 2012
Terry McCarley answered:
You are asking a question that real estate agents can't discuss. I would recommend you visit the area and make your own decision based upon the people you encounter. Go to a park, a grocery store, a Wal-Mart etc...

Terry McCarley, Jones & Co Realty
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Mon Apr 11, 2011
Jennifer Chiongbian- 917-250-2284 answered:
What do you mean exactly by 80/20? In terms of the co-op financing they are looking for to buy into the co-op???
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Thu Mar 10, 2011
Anna M Brocco answered:
Your best source of information is an attorney who specializes in real estate--consider a consultation....or check with management and or management''s attorney regarding any such policy... ... more
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Mon Jun 27, 2011
Jeff Brenner, MBA answered:
Hi Bertd,

If you wanted to invest in Manhattan, you'll have to remember that cap rates (e.g. rates of return) are very low, mostly due to demand for housing in Manhattan (e.g. it's extremely easy to keep a unit occupied).

If you're OK with a rate of return after expenses of 3 - 4%, while also enjoying the potential appreciation of Manhattan properties, there are any number of neighborhoods that could work for you, and you may want to invest based on preference. For example, a recent client wanted a condo near the Metropolitan Opera, and consequently I helped her find an outstanding current deal in the Upper West Side which will be very easy to rent, but which she may also use herself in the future when she wants to take occupancy.

Neighborhoods that have relatively lower valuations (compared to their immediate surrounding neighborhoods) and higher growth potential include the Clinton area of Manhattan (34th St. to 59th St. from 8th Avenue westward), the Lower East Side (which has already begun to increase dramatically in recent years), and East Harlem, which has seen an influx of higher-income residents driven by the new development and space.

For higher rates of return, you may consider Brooklyn or other boroughs. Not as glamorous as owning a piece of Manhattan, of course, but if you keep the apartment occupied (e.g. through use of a hard-working competent broker), you should enjoy an excellent return on investment. Coming off the housing crash and overdevelopment, there are some particularly good opportunities at the moment, as well as buildings with multi-year tax abatements that can better control your long-term expenses. Specify a budget range, and I'd be happy to send along a list of ideas along with an idea of the going rates for rents in each building.

Jeff Brenner, MBA
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Sun Dec 12, 2010
Ralph Windschuh answered:
What's the question Lauren? If you'd like, you can contact me directly with any real estate related questions.

Ralph Windschuh
Certified Buyer Representative
Senior Real Estate Specialist
Associate Broker
Century 21 Princeton Properties
In the Top 2%% of Century 21 Agents Nationwide!
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Mon Jul 12, 2010
Jenet Levy answered:
Chelsea is a fabulous neighborhood. As professional real estate agents we are not allowed by law to coment on the demographics of a neighborhood. If you are wondering about schools, you can do a little online research. If you are wondering about safety/crime you can contact the local precinct. ... more
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Fri Apr 18, 2014
Jeanne Feenick answered:
Depending on your budget, check out Brooklyn - Park Slope, Brooklyn Heights and areas along Court Street - all a quick shot into lower Manhattan. On the Jersey side, Hoboken or Jersey City. If you've got the money, there is nothing like Manhattan - and so many choices, depending on budget (most of all) and lifestyle.

How exciting!

Good luck,
Jeanne Feenick
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Wed Mar 17, 2010
Anna M Brocco answered:
A decision only you can make based on your wants, needs, financials, and lifestyle.
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Thu Oct 21, 2010
Debra (Debbie) Rose answered:
Hi Tired........(get some sleep!!) :)

I am in northern NJ, but know that many commute to the city from the shore. How long of a commute can you tolerate?
You might want to check out the NJ transit website for train information.

I am sure a few "shore" agents will come along and tell you about their areas............Asbury Park is being revitalized.....Long Branch has the new Pier Village with shops and restaurants...........there are so many towns to choose from......much will also depend on your price range.

Good luck................enjoy living "down the shore" (that's how we refer to it in NJ !)

Debbie Rose
Prudential NJ Properties

PS If you decide you prefer northern NJ (30 min midtown direct train ride)........give me a call !!
Best wishes..........!
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Thu Oct 21, 2010
Amy answered:
Hello - I sympathize with you - I recently went through the same experience. And doing so I found out there is a New York City rental law that says (in effect), if a person stays in your apartment / dwelling for more than 30-days, that person has a legal right to stay in the residence - regardless of who holds the lease, who pays the rent, etc. You cannot legally change the locks to lock him out. If you do so, he can call the police on you. One way to get him out of the apartment if he is not willing to leave voluntarily, is to get an order of protection. But you will have to have evidence as to why you need the order - and if it's granted, the police will either arrest the person or you will need to go to court to testify against this person to back up your request.

To resolve my own situation I had to surrender my apartment - not something I wanted to do (I had a very nice apartment), but there was an issue of safety and I also did not want to get involved with the police. I received legal information from the housing courts from both Manhattan and the Bronx that basically said, even if my lease ended and I moved out of the apartment, if the person who remained in my apartment refused to leave, the landlord would need to go through an eviction process ("hold over") and I, being the legal lease holder, would be liable for the rent until the person was evicted. I was told this could be up to six months - a financially scary situation considering NY rents (and the fact I still needed to rent something for myself).

This law sucks - and unfortunately, I think the majority of the people who know about it are the people ready to use it to scam someone else.

Best of luck.
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