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Thu Jan 31, 2013
Trulia Brooklyn answered:
Hi Samantha,

Because that is very specific, I would recommend that you work with an agent to find an apartment: http://www.trulia.com/voices/directory/Brooklyn-agent--7168

Hope this helps,
Ali, Community Manager
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Thu Jan 31, 2013
Trulia Brooklyn answered:
Hi Samantha,

Congrats on finishing up school. You can get started with your apartment search here on Trulia:

http://www.trulia.com/for_rent/Brooklyn,NY/#for_rent/Brooklyn,NY/0p_beds/0-1200_price/

Best,
Ali, Community Manager
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Sun Apr 21, 2013
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Tue Jan 29, 2013
Anna M Brocco answered:
What did your licensed home inspector conclude after the inspection was conducted; what is your attorney suggesting since NYS is a non disclosure, caveat emptor--buyer beware; is the seller even aware of any health issues, etc. Discuss with your attorney, he/she can better advise as it relates to the specific issues... ... more
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Wed Jan 30, 2013
Robert Gross answered:
I have a many 3 brds in Brooklyn.

What area ?

Robert Gross| Licensed Real Estate Salesperson

97 Hoyt St l Brooklyn NY 11217
Office 718-923-9601 l Fax 718-923-9606 l Cell 718-614-1066


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Wed Feb 6, 2013
Jacques Ambron answered:
As long as the seller agrees to it, and your attorney gets it in writing then it can be done. The money would be put into escrow until the agreed repairs are performed.
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Wed Jan 30, 2013
Jacques Ambron answered:
Yes. Be aware though that the process can take some time to complete. You should allow extra time to reach a closing table when dealing with bank owned.
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Tue Jan 29, 2013
First Last answered:
Follow the inspector around the house and ask questions. Pay special attention to the roofing, flashing, heating system, plumbing and electrical systems. These are the big money items. A loose floorboard is not good but it is not nearly such an expense.

Often these reports are filled with boilerplate language such as, "Plumbing system is 50 years old. The lifespan of plumbing is 60 years. Therefore buyer should plan on replacing all plumbing in 10 years." Such comments may not account for new plumbing the seller has already installed, or for condition of existing plumbing, which could be far worse than average and in need of immediate replacement.

So my advice is to pretend that you won't be receiving any written report (although of course you will), and take notes on whatever the inspector will tell you as he or she goes around the house.

Also--ask the inspector to flush all toilets and turn on water faucets. Most don't bother to do this and in my opinion they should. Some interesting findings are possible.

Karla Harby
Licensd Real Estate Salesperson
Rutenberg Realty
New York, NY
212 688 1000x146
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Mon Jan 28, 2013
Mitchell Feldman answered:
Dear Clairesmom:

Your best bet would be to speak to a real estate agent who specializes in the neighborhood you are referring to and the or she can help you get the information you need. If the properties you are referring to are in Brooklyn, feel free to contact me direct, I would be more than happy to assist you.

Sincerely,
Mitchell S. Feldman
Associate Broker/ Director of Sales
Madison Estates & Properties, Inc.
Office: (718) 645-1665/ Cell: (917) 805-0783
Email: MitchellSFeldman@aol.com
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Mon Jan 28, 2013
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Tue Jan 29, 2013
First Last answered:
In Brooklyn specifically, I've recently identified several properties that sold for MORE than their latest list price. Not just one or two, either. So the premise of your question is not always true by any means.

Low ball offers must be taken to the seller, by NY state law, unless the seller has specifically prohibited the agent from bringing such offers.

A smart seller keeps the door open even as the offer, however low, is politely declined.

Karla Harby
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson
Rutenberg Realty
New York, NY
212 688 1000x146
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Thu Jul 17, 2014
Kathryn Lilly answered:
There is not a simple answer to this question.
In New York both parties should have an attorney to draw up the contract and lease.
In a quickly recovering sales market I would think it will be very difficult to find such a transaction. A year from now who knows where sales prices will be? In a real option to buy the sales price terms etc will all be in the contract up front.
Yours,
Kathryn Lilly, Broker
Realty on the Greene, LLC
718-858-7600
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Thu Jan 31, 2013
Trulia Brooklyn answered:
Hi there-

I would recommend working with an agent, check out a list of local agenst here: http://www.trulia.com/voices/directory/Canarsie-agent--85176?sort_order=best

Hope this helps,
Ali, Community Manager
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Sat Oct 19, 2013
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I offer 203K loans. I would be happy to discuss your loan scenario. I am available 7 days a week at 800 315 8803.


Bart Gabe

www.bartprequalifies.com

800 315 8803

NMLS# 20743 - my licensing information

http://www.nmlsconsumeraccess.org/ - link to look up my license number
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Thu Jul 11, 2013
Mitchell Feldman answered:
Dear Amy:

You can do it either verbally or in writing.

Sincerely,
Mitchell S. Feldman
Associate Broker/ Director of Sales
Madison Estates & Properties, Inc.
Office: (718) 645-1665/ Cell: (917) 805-0783
Email: MitchellSFeldman@aol.com
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Thu Jan 24, 2013
Leonard Murphy answered:
Hello NYC Browser. I may be able to help you. I am a Renovation Mortgage Specialist and most likely you will need home renovation financing. I finance these these type of properties all the time. Feel free to give me a call at 718-780-9110 or leonard.murphy@wellsfargo.com. ... more
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Thu Jan 24, 2013
Nirmala Caraballo answered:
oconnor_samantha,

I have never heard of this company or done business with them. You should ask them these questions before using their services. You should do your research on any company before doing business with them. If you are looking to purchase a home, I would advise that you sit down with a local realtor and they can advise you on the steps you need to take to become a homeowner, usually at no cost to you. And can assist you every step of the way. If you decide to not work with a realtor, you should have your attorney review any and all documents before you sign them.

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Thu Mar 19, 2015
Javier Meneses answered:
Assuming that you're working with a Realtor, they could walk you through the steps. Once you have determined what you feel comfortable as far as a dollar amount offer, you and your Realtor will fill out a binder, which is used to present a written offer to any seller. If you're not working with a Realtor (I strongly suggest you do), you would pretty much speak to the seller and agree on a price and terms. In either case, after there you guys reach an agreement, it's then put in paper (contract). Good luck!

Javier Meneses
NMLS #23130
Senior Loan Officer
Sterling National Bank
jmeneses@snb.com
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Wed Nov 6, 2013
Anna M Brocco answered:
Be aware that a mortgage pre-approval letter is required in order to determine your price range and for any offers to be taken seriously, therefore for a personalized answer visit with any licensed loan officer--there are other factors involved besides credit that determine qualification. ... more
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