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In My Neighborhood in 11217 : Real Estate Advice

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Mon Sep 12, 2011
Anna M Brocco answered:
Taxes do vary by exact location, property size, schools, condition, etc.; therefore it's always a good idea to reverify tax information with the local tax assessor's office; if asking about a specific property, you can directly contact the listing agent, or any local agent, realty office can help, they all have access to the same information. ... more
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Sat Sep 14, 2013
Anna M Brocco answered:
For accurate information contact the local building's department beforehand; see links below.
http://www.nyc.gov/html/dob/html/contact/contact.shtml
http://www.nyc.gov/html/dob/html/bis/bis.shtml ... more
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Sat Aug 27, 2011
Jenet Levy answered:
Brian,
You are asking if this is the right time to buy a home in Brooklyn and right next to your little photo, it says you are an agent in Brooklyn. Not sure the point of your question, but absolutely, so get out there and find yourself some business. ... more
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Mon Sep 3, 2012
Jenet Levy answered:
Absolutely not. Most Manhattan studio co-ops and condos are considerably less than 600 square feet and banks finance them every day.
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Fri Jul 1, 2011
Shirley Storch answered:
Hi Enrique
Property prices seemed to be on the up-swing in your neighborhood Park Slope it is still a very strong desirable neighborhood. What are you looking to buy and what are you selling I would love the opportunity to
work with you in accomplishing your goals. please contact me directly so we can talk about them
madelinepadovano@fillmore.com
718-332-8800
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Thu Jun 30, 2011
Don Tepper answered:
Could be.

But, first, what does your lease say about your rent. Your lease probably provides a flat--unchanging--rent for the period of the lease. If your landlord is saying that while your current lease is in effect, then your lease is controlling. Regardless of her expenses, you're only obligated to pay what you agreed to pay.

Now, if you're talking about a new amount after your current lease expires, that's a different issue. I don't know if you've got rent control where you are--or, if you do--whether it's applicable to your landlord. (In some places, for instance, it only applies to landlords who own more than, for instance, 4 units.)

So, if you're talking about a new lease AND she isn't subject to rent control, she pretty much can raise the rent for any reason. Even if she is subject to rent control, it may be that she's permitted an increase under certain conditions.

Bottom line, there: Just because her taxes are going up doesn't automatically mean you've got to pay more.

As for whether she's bluffing, property tax information is public record. Here's a link that'll get you started: http://www.nyc.gov/html/dof/html/jump/acris.shtml

Hope that helps.
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Tue Apr 3, 2012
Charles D'Alessandro Sr answered:
Hello Joecauley, a family tree is a great project. You can find out so much about yourself as well as you family. Check out www.brooklynrealestateblog.com for research on Brooklyn Real Estate. ... more
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Wed May 11, 2011
Madeline Padovano answered:
Tue Jul 10, 2012
Jenet Levy answered:
Paula and Jean,
That's a great question. The answer is no, apart from new developments in the Park Slope and Prospect Heights areas, there is not indoor parking. The reason is because the housing stock of mostly brownstones was built before the car was invented. There are carriage houses still around here and there, which is where you would have kept your horse, and many are now quaint homes. There are a few lots here and there where you can pay for monthly parking.

Hope this helps.

Jenet Levy
Halstead Property, LLC
jlevy@halstead.com
212 381-4268
htp://jenetlevy@halstead.com
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Tue Apr 5, 2011
Mitchell Feldman answered:
Dear Cecolle:

I am not quite sure what you are referring to, but if your looking for a good place to buy donuts around Bed Stuy you can check out "Dough" at 305 Franklin Avenue.

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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Wed Oct 3, 2012
Mitchell Feldman answered:
Dear Delia:

That is a very opinionated question. You have to decide that for yourself. You should go on www.Google.com and do a search for the zip code for crime stats in the area. It would also help if you know people who live in the area that can attest to it's safety and conveneince. If you are looking at a specific house, try to talk to the neighbors too. You may want to patrol the neighborhood late at night and check out the lay of the land so to speak. Either way, good luck! :)

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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Sat Aug 27, 2011
Nuno Ribeiro answered:
Hello Phillis

you can always call a local agent have them do an CMA comparble market anylsis report . That will let you know what your house worth. Most Real
estate agent will do this report for you
with hope for your listing in the future. If
you don't want to reach out a real estate
agent . You can also look into websites
like zillow.com that campare houses
and give you range in prices but must
warn you it's not as good Campares as the average prices you get from CMA. Good
Luck
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Mon Mar 21, 2011
Mitchell Feldman answered:
Dear Mary:

Do a "Google" search and you will find them. If you have a hard time perhaps we should open one up in the neighborhood! :)

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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Sun Feb 27, 2011
Dallas Texas answered:
Have you consider Google search via zip code read media published articles

Lynn911 Dallas Realtor & Consultant, Loan Officer, Credit Repair Advisor
The Michael Group - Dallas Business Journal Top Ranked Realtors
972-699-9111
http://www.lynn911.com
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Wed Feb 2, 2011
Bobbie Wagner Persky answered:
There is a Stratford Ave in Pasadena, and a Stratford St in Houston.
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Fri Nov 30, 2012
Don Maclary answered:
The last I checked Saratoga is 30 mins north of Albany. Beautiful place to live and I have lived in both.
You should be fine with the schools:)
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Thu Sep 2, 2010
Charles D'Alessandro Sr answered:
The property is still there

http://www.propertyshark.com/mason/components/photo/pic_view.html?imgname=3-01439-0020.lUSWevvE&type=&size=full&unlocked=1
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Fri Jul 24, 2015
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Wed Aug 21, 2013
Joseph Runfola answered:
Hello Carlos, I think these are fairly accurate, but there may be some more recent changes. These are the rent increases approved by the city’s Rent Guidelines Board in 2008. The board allowed landlords of rent-subsidized apartments to raise rents by 4.5 percent for one-year leases, and 8.5 percent for two-year leases.

The board also passed a minimum increase for anyone who had been living in an apartment for more than six years: They would have to pay at least $45 and $85 for one- and two-year leases, respectively. This meant that any long-term tenant paying less than $1,000 a month would be faced with a higher percentage increase than other rent-stabilized tenants. The rule was called Order No. 40.

The motivation behind the board’s increase was to compensate landlords for rising operational costs and to equalize rents between long- and short-term tenants, according to court papers. But the City Council and some Legal Aid lawyers cried foul, claiming in a September 2008 lawsuit that lower-income tenants were being unfairly singled out.
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