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Sun Jan 5, 2014
Luke Constantino answered:
Hello Amy,

A good Realtor would have called beforehand and asked you this question. This is something that is totally up to the FSBO (For Sale By Owner) in charge. The FSBO is not obligated by the FSBO to pay anything unless there was an agreement between them and the Realtor beforehand (In writing)

FSBO away! I wish you luck.
But it's always best to go with an experienced Realtor.
They get you the highest price... That's their job. ;-)

Luke Constantino
Realtor
Douglas Elliman RE
M: (212) 300-3919
F: (917) 369-2690
lukeconstantino@elliman.com
http://lukeconstantino.com
325 Court Street, Brooklyn, NY 11231
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Sat Jan 9, 2016
Anna M Brocco answered:
Consider working with an agent; check local print media for by owner rentals, always verify ownership before exchanging any money; word of mouth, etc.
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Tue Aug 20, 2013
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Wed Nov 21, 2012
Luke Constantino answered:
This should answer your questions:

http://www.realscam.com/f8/avo-net-please-review-investigate-info-1645/

Good luck.

Luke Constantino
Realtor
Douglas Elliman Real Estate
M: (212) 300-3919
F: (917) 369-2690
lukeconstantino@elliman.com
http://lukeconstantino.com
325 Court Street, Brooklyn, NY 11231
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Tue Dec 4, 2012
Anna M Brocco answered:
Rather than relying solely on online information, consider working with an agent of your own. Keep in mind that square footage costs, don't account for location and other considerations; therefore, it's really in your best interest to also review closed recently sold similar properties in the immediate area, and their final sales price. As for actual measuraments--they can vary as there are multiple ways of measuring.... ... more
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Tue Aug 20, 2013
Duane Hailey answered:
Joseph Duane from Rapid Realty. I have 2bdrs in Bensonhurst. Just let me know whats your budget and we can start as early as tomorrow. You can reach me at 347-674-9692 or dhailey@rapidnyc.com ... more
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Sat Oct 13, 2012
Luke Constantino answered:
Good morning!

I have used Summit mortgage many times, try them:

http://www.smb-mortgage.com/

If you need someone to negotiate the sale of this property and halp you get the best price possible, give me a call.

Luke Constantino
Prudential Douglas Elliman Real Estate
M: (212) 300-3919
D: (718) 935-6135
F: (917) 369-2690
lukeconstantino@elliman.com
http://lukeconstantino.com
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Tue Aug 20, 2013
Anna M Brocco answered:
Consider working with an agent; or check local print media for by owner rentals, always verify ownership before exchanging any money; word of mouth, etc.
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Tue Aug 20, 2013
Luke Constantino answered:
Sure, I have a few in the Bensonhurst area! How soon do you need it?

Feel free to call or email me anytime!


Luke Constantino
Commercial | Residential
REMAX PARK SLOPE
Direct: (212) 300-3919
Lukeconstantino@remax.net
http://LukeConstantino.com
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Sun Sep 9, 2012
Joseph Runfola answered:
Your question is incomplete. We don't see what you are referring to.
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Sat Sep 8, 2012
Anna M Brocco answered:
Taxes appear to be $398 per month, however it's always a good idea to reverify with the local tax assessor's office; monthly hoa dues appear to be $197.
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Tue Aug 20, 2013
Luke Constantino answered:
I have a few rentals in Bensonhurst you might like... Feel free to give me a call anytime!


Luke Constantino
Commercial | Residential
REMAX PARK SLOPE
Direct: (212) 300-3919
Lukeconstantino@remax.net
http://LukeConstantino.com
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Tue Aug 20, 2013
Luke Constantino answered:
Hello Nadia,

That sounds pretty specific, would you be willing to make any exceptions? For that area, a decent 2 bedroom rental goes for a little bit more. I have a few places in that area, you can call or email me anytime. Happy Labor Day! :-)


Luke Constantino
Commercial | Residential
REMAX PARK SLOPE
Direct: (212) 300-3919
Lukeconstantino@remax.net
http://LukeConstantino.com
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Fri Aug 17, 2012
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Tue Aug 20, 2013
Michael Mongelluzzo answered:
I would love to assist, If you want an apartment feel free to reach me at 917 709 0332, I will speak to you soon.
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Thu Feb 28, 2013
Aleksandra Scepanovic answered:
Hi Domenique... this depends on the residence you settle on, and on the broker... :) I wish I could provide a more detailed answer, but your research will probably come up with the same....
Best,
Aleksandra from Ideal Properties Group
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Mon Jul 23, 2012
Luke Constantino answered:
I'm looking Deborah! - For you... AND YOUR LITTLE DOG TOO! :-)
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Thu Jul 19, 2012
Anna M Brocco answered:
The estimated maintenance appears to be $504.
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Tue Aug 20, 2013
Raisa Beilina answered:
I can get you big 2Bedroom in Bensonhurst,walk up building,4th floor,for 1350.Call me if interested at 917-667-6769.RE Broker, BNY Summit Realty.
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Mon Jun 18, 2012
Trevor Curran answered:
Good morning Phil,

While Rent-To-Own may seem an attractive path to homeownership, you may find it easier to qualify for a mortgage loan today and become a homeowner sooner, rather than later.

I'm a veteran mortgage professional with 22+ years experience helping HomeBuyers. My professional opinion is to avoid rent to own situations. Instead, I'd be happy to sit down with you and prequalify you for mortgage financing. We'll review the basics of a successful mortgage approval: IAC or Income, Assets, and Credit. You'll know exactly what loan amounts and programs you're qualified for. If you're not ready yet, you'll learn that, too, and we'll create an "Action Plan" to prepare you for homeownership.

Rent To Own is a better deal for the Seller than it would ever be for a potential Buyer.

The basic concept is finding a way to "force" savings towards a down payment by including a portion of the monthly rental that goes towards that savings. You pay your rent every month and your Landlord deducts a pre-determined amount to hold in a special bank account, called an "escrow" account. Your Landlord holds that money until you have saved up enough---through this "forced-savings" method---to meet a down payment to purchase the home.

The terms of the purchase price, including the down payment amount, and the amount to be set aside from the rental for down payment, are all set down at the time of lease signing.

It's all about helping the renter/tenant save up enough money for a down payment to buy a home (in this case, the one you're renting). But this is a better deal for the Seller because he gets to lock in a purchase price and a buyer today for a future sale.


Saving money for a down payment? Well, heck, you can do that on your own.


If you are dedicated to the idea of buying your own home, you can create your own savings plan to save up enough money for a down payment. And when you have saved up enough for a down payment, if that takes a year or two or more, YOU get to decide on the price you're willing to pay for the house at that time based on current market conditions. You won't be locked in to a price that may be a lot higher than what the house is worth in the future.

With Rent To Own you'll be locked in both to the house and to the price, even if it takes you 3 years to save enough through the forced savings of the rent payments. What happens if three years from now your life situation has changed? Maybe you need a bigger/smaller home. Maybe your employment has relocated. Maybe your credit or income is insufficient to qualify for a mortgage loan.


Find a way to save up on your own; not with Rent To Own.


Give me a call to get prequalified. You may find you're better qualified than you think you are, and, if you're not, at least you'll know how much loan your income and credit qualify you for, and how much you have to save towards down payment and closing costs.

Trevor Curran
NMLS #40140
Office: 516-829-2900
Mobile: 516-582-9181
Fax: 516-829-2944
PowerHouse Solutions, Inc.
185 Great Neck Rd, Suite 240
Great Neck NY 11021
Licensed Mortgage Banker – NYS Dept. of Financial Services
NMLS#3528 http://www.phsloans.com
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