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Dyker Heights : Real Estate Advice

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Tue Aug 20, 2013
Luke Constantino answered:
Good morning Shannon,

I work in Bay Ridge, give me a call, let me see what I can do for you.

Luke Constantino
(212) 300-3919
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Tue Feb 26, 2013
Anthony Mussolino answered:
This house has a shared driveway with the house next door. Let me know of you would like to take a look.
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Fri Feb 8, 2013
Tammy Benkwitt answered:
Why would they want to do this?

Most shareholders in the building have a loan. Often the building itself has an underlying mortgage. Those lenders are guaranteeing those loans based upon the shares of stock which are all tied to all the common property owned by the corporation. Are you with me so far?

So now the corporation makes a decision to no longer own a portion of the common property, thus devaluing the stock.

This is tricky business because those lenders may not agree to devaluing its property. There is probably language in the offering plan and by-laws that speaks to this matter.
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Thu Jul 11, 2013
Mitchell Feldman answered:
Dear Amy:

You can do it either verbally or in writing.

Mitchell S. Feldman
Associate Broker/ Director of Sales
Madison Estates & Properties, Inc.
Office: (718) 645-1665/ Cell: (917) 805-0783
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Tue Aug 20, 2013
Milton Monserrate answered:
Hello nycbrowneyes
Why not work with an agent. I have some apartments I can show you. Let me help you find your new place.
Rapid Realty
958 Lafayette Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11221
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Thu Jun 13, 2013
Barbara Ann Rogers answered:
Hi Mary,

In actuality, there are very few true foreclosures in NYC, and very many false ads on Trulia that ask you to pay money to find out the full details on these foreclosures - that don't exist.

Personally, I don't think a true foreclosure is a good idea for anyone, first time buyer or not. Regardless, you're putting people out of their home.. REO (real estate owned) is a better way to go - those are banks that have already seized the property and thrown people out, but the properties are usually in bad shape.

Where are you looking for and how much is your budget? I specialize in first time buyers. Contact me and let''s talk.
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Tue Aug 20, 2013
Drew Jackson answered:
Are you looking for a short term or long term rental? If you are looking for a short term rental, AIRBNB has put up a list of homes and apartments fitting your criteria that are discounted and some even free, for Sandy victims, which could be a good fit. Here is a link to their site: Otherwise, if you are looking for a long term rental, I'd be happy to help you find a good fit. ... more
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Sun Sep 29, 2013
Luke Constantino answered:
Give me a call... I have a variety of different places at different prices.

Luke Constantino
Commercial | Residential
Direct: (212) 300-3919
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Wed Oct 16, 2013
Ron Thomas answered:
That is exactly what Realtors are there for!
Useful information is the Realtor's forte.
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Fri Jul 27, 2012
Luke Constantino answered:
Very easy to do... I have a few like that. Give me a call when you can

Cell: 212 300 3919

Luke Constantino
Commercial | Residential
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Wed Jul 4, 2012
Michael A. answered:
Hello Karlene, i might be able to help you. Please give me a call.
718-745-5792 or my cell. 313-5901533
Good luck
Michael A.
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Mon Sep 10, 2012
Anna M Brocco answered:
Check with local realty offices, or work 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
Josephine Ciliento answered:
Are you only interested in Dyker Heights?
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Fri Jul 13, 2012
Tina Lam answered:
Buying a short sale house is similar to a regular purchase as you're still making an offer to the seller and hoping yours is the one accepted for a deal. Being a short sale transaction, it just adds an extra step of getting a bank's approval. The listing agent will handle that process and will likely request additional paperwork to be signed. The bank may counter back with a different price than what the seller accepts, but that's due to the bank's determination of how close your offer is to the current estimated market price.

Otherwise, the prior response is a pretty good description of many short sales.
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Tue Jun 21, 2011
Janet Sebile answered:

This is common for most people to need the equity in one home for another. Have a good talk with your Realtor so that you will understand the process in terms of how your contracts need to be structured. As well have a good discussion with your lender to determine such things as when you need to lock your rate, etc. ... more
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Fri Feb 26, 2010
Don Tepper answered:
It refers to type of ownership.

In a coop, each owner owns shares in the corporation. The shares entitle a person to occupy a specific unit. However, the corporation is the owner of the building. And that includes the unit you're living in.

In a condominium, each owner actually owns his or her own unit. In addition, there is a condominium association, composed of all the owners in the condominium. The association will own the common areas--for instance, in a large building that'd include the lobby, the elevators, and the common grounds.

As a practical matter, a coop imposes more restrictions on buying and selling, since the coop (through its board) can make a decision whether or not someone can buy the shares that would, in turn, entitle him/her to live there. In a condo, if you and the seller agree, you just buy the place.

One other point: "Condo" and "coop" have nothing to do with the physical structure of the building. Many people think of condos or coops as tall building, like converted apartment buildings. Some are. But you can have condo or coop garden apartments. You can have condo or coop townhouses. And you can even have condo (and I guess coop) single-family homes.

Both coops and condos can be pretty restrictive in what you can and can't do. It all depends on who's serving on the board. I've lived in a number of condos (no coops), and they've ranged from dictatorial to relaxed. One tip: Make sure you read the rules and regulations and other condo (or coop) documents before buying.

Hope that helps.
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Sat Jul 28, 2012
Rhonda Holt answered:
Hello, to answer this question you would have to mention the area where you want to rent out an apartment. But for standard rates you can visit the website for the newest pay schedule.

Rhonda Holt
Licensed Agent - Specializing in Co-op & Home Sales
Awarded 1st Place in Sales for 2008 and 2009
Weichert Realtors, H.P Greenfield
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Fri Nov 23, 2007
Jerome Willis answered:
10 Questions to Ask a Home Inspector

1. What are your qualifications? Are you a member of the American Society of Home Inspectors or National Associaton of Home Inspectors?

2. Do you have a current license? Inspectors are not required to be licensed in every state.

3. How many inspections of properties such as this do you do each year?

4. Do you have a list of past clients I can contact?

5. Do you carry professional errors and omission insurance? May I have a copy of the policy?

6. Do you provide any guarantees of your work?

7. What specifically will the inspection cover?

8. What type of report will I receive after the inspection?

9. How long will the inspection take and how long will it take to receive the report?

10. How much will the inspection cost?

Hope this was helpful
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Tue Dec 21, 2010
Ruben Guallpa answered:
Very family oriented, lovely parks in the area, schools, hospitals, very close to express way and rapid public transportation
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