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Wed Apr 10, 2013
Keith Jean-Pierre answered:
No, but it is advised as it cuts out any possible erros or pointing of the finger.
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Wed Oct 30, 2013
Tom Dawson answered:
Very likely a scam. As a broker here in NY, I don't know any building owners that require payment thru Western Union. At the start of a lease, the first month's payment and security deposit are most often paid by certified checks directly to the landlord.
I would avoid this one.
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Tue Apr 16, 2013
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Tue Apr 2, 2013
Anna M Brocco answered:
Scams do exist, therefore always proceed with caution, and always verify ownership before exchanging any money; for scam related information see link below... ... more
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Fri Feb 22, 2013
Robin C.k. Plevener answered:
In this case, "Agent" refers to either managing agent or the broker -- whichever entity was representing you. Is this a postwar or pre-war building? If postwar, there isn't a lead paint problem anyway, so the agent was probably thinking it wasn't an issue. But it was certainly a conversation that should have been had. IS this a new lease or an old lease you are now reviewing? If it is old and the tenant initialed c) & d) and signed the document, and then you signed and sent back and no one brought up the lack of signature on e) I would leave it alone.

If this is a new lease, call me at 917-968-5912.

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Sun Feb 24, 2013
Raoul Sodogandji answered:

It is very simple.

You call a Real Estate Professional and he/she helps you thru that process.

Good Luck.

Best Regards,

Raoul Sodogandji
Member of ELITE
Licensed Real Estate Agent

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That's one of the reasons why we came up with ELITE. It is the highest standard level of same service given from a $2000 rental to a $40 Millions sale, and instead of treating the customers differently, we've decided to give them the ELITE service.

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Wed Feb 20, 2013
BOB Brooks answered:
reviews is the best way to start. yelp reviews.
proximity to the property-you want them in pretty close proximity to the property in question
6% of the rent roll less expenses is standard fee to a property management company.
years in business is a good sign- the longer the better usually!!
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Wed Feb 20, 2013
Janet Nation, CBR answered:
That obviously is going to depend on the agreed upon arrangement by all parties.
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Mon Feb 18, 2013
Mitchell Hall answered:
Here are a few suggestions to make your home a more eco-friendly environment.

Take off your shoes when you get home! Did you know that 80% of indoor air pollutants are tracked in off the streets?

When painting, only use low or zero voc (volatile organic compound) paints. If you can smell it, it is toxic.

Only use cleaning products made from safe, natural and non-toxic ingredients.

Buy local, seasonal and organic. Visit to locate your nearest farmers market.

Swap out incandescent bulbs for warm tone CFL’s (try the 2700k or an LED alternative).

Refinish wood floors with low-voc urethane or water based floor finish.

Use low–voc caulk, sealant, and grout in bathrooms & kitchens.

If replacing floors, use cork, marmoleum, bamboo, FSC certified or reclaimed wood.

If replacing carpets, use natural, sustainable, recycled and/or long lasting fibers.

Consider kitchen countertops made from a variety of recycled materials.

Install low flow taps, showerheads and toilets.

Buy FSC-certified furniture or go vintage.

For more ways:

For more green Manhattan real estate:blogs:

Mitchell Hall, Associate Broker
The Corcoran Group
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Sun Feb 10, 2013
Payment Plan Broker answered:
Hello Jenn,

HPD code enforcement officers comes out when a 311 complaint is filed (usually by the tenant).

If and when a filed complaint is substantiated, a Code Violation is issued against the property and the owner.

Depending on the severity of the complaint each violation is given a Grade Level which requires the owner to affect repairs in said time frame.

Hope this answers your question. Perhaps if you disclose the reason for the question, we may be able to address your concern direct.

Email us direct: Payment
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Sat Feb 21, 2015
Rafael Barbosa answered:
You are currently in the best time to look for an apartment in New York City. Prices will go up soon as people will start to move more often In the next couple of months.

Rafael Barbosa | Licensed Real Estate Salesperson
1456 First Avenue | New York, NY 10021
P 212.774.3800 | Cell 917.435.6611
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Sun Feb 10, 2013
Anna M Brocco answered:
Since no link is visible--see link for scam related information. Always verify ownership before exchanging any money/personal information... ... more
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Thu Feb 7, 2013
Raanan Laufer answered:
The new owner is obligated to all existing leases. If the apartment is not rent stabilized than he is not obligated to renew the lease but as long as the lease has not expired you may stay in the apartment. ... more
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Thu Feb 21, 2013
Nicolas Puygrenier answered:
Hi... Trulia,

It's a mix of a single-family home and of a condominium.

If you want to learn more, you should read this article:


Nicolas Puygrenier ǀ Licensed Real Estate Broker
Mona Lisa Real Estate Group LLC
419 Lafayette Street, New York, NY 10003
Telephone: 917 499 1917
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Thu Sep 25, 2014
Tammy Benkwitt answered:
Required? By whom?

There is no law requiring a landlord to clean the carpet. The only possible exception I can think of might be a Section 8 authority. But no.

Now, is it WISE to have the carpets cleaned? Probably. It will make the unit more appealing thus, more marketable. ... more
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Mon Mar 4, 2013
Armen Meschian answered:
Hi Harris,

The law does not differenciate factual representations based on transaction type when it comes to residential real estate. (Note, RESIDENTIAL, as commercial is handled very differently). Fiduciary responsibility aside, as there may not be one in some transactions, licensees are required to disclose any material facts which may present a problem, which of course they have to have direct knowldedge of. New measures have also been put into place in NYC such as the bed bug disclosure.

Warm regars,
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Sat Feb 23, 2013
Jenet Levy answered:
I would say it's a very good thing when there is a manager on site in a rental building. That means they have an eye on what's going on in the building. Therefore if something needs repair or attention, they see it firsthand and take care of it. ... more
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Wed Jan 30, 2013
Tammy Benkwitt answered:
Pick a sunny, warm Saturday afternoon to walk around the complex. Ask people coming out of the building or hanging around a local park. Talk to local shop owners near the complex and see what they have to say. It requires a little leg work, but hey, you might make a friend or two!

Good luck!
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Wed Jan 29, 2014
Alex Aberle answered:
Hi Amy!

Good question. In fact, there are many different ways that maintenance requests can be handled. Some newer buildings have an online system for maintenance requests that you can access day or night. In some buildings that have a doorman, usually calling or asking the doorman is enough to have the maintenance request handled. Lastly, in smaller buildings that don't have a doorman, you will typically get the phone number of the superintendent when you move in. This is the person to whom you will direct your maintenance requests.

That being said, even when you have successfully submitted a request for maintenance, the speed and efficiency with which the request is handled depends completely on the building/management company. A seasoned agent should be able to tell you what sort of reputation a building/management company has for processing maintenance requests as you hunt for a new home.

I hope this answer your question!

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