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Quality of Life in Queens : Real Estate Advice

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Thu Oct 11, 2012
Anna M Brocco answered:
You can check local public records, tax records, possibly ask any tenant....
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Mon Feb 13, 2012
Shenlon asked:
I have seen the 2 new properties in College Point, NY, but have some reservations. The first is that I read that Riverview condos was a superfund site with PCB's beneath the soil. ...
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Fri Nov 27, 2009
Allen Bauman answered:
Hi Lee

There are many topics real estate agents/brokers are legally prohibited from discussing. Your question is one of them. Most of the information you need about a neighborhood is publicly available from many sources. Do a search on the MLS website or a google search for other sources.
If I can help you find a property please contact me.

Allen Bauman
Century21 Yve R.E.
Licensed R.E. Agent
NYS Certified Residential Appraiser
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Wed Jul 16, 2014
Pascual Paul Tarrats answered:
This is a legal issue, so I am giving you an opinion only. If you pay the rent on an apartment, and as long as you are not doing anthing illegal, you do not have to abid by her silly request. If she had given you a lease and it was stated, then she would have recourse. Make sure that if she tries to evicts you, you go to court and state what you have asked here. You should speak with an attorney, just an case this perjudice gets out of hand. You may have punitive damages also. This is a new era and this should not be happening. Your life is strictly your business. ... more
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Sun Aug 10, 2008
Paul answered:
Jackson Heights is an up and coming area. In the early 1990's crime wave, as most immigrant communities suffered from the effect of petty crime etc... Statistically speaking, I truly believe that most immigrants legal or not that reside in the neighborhood are too busy making a living that crime will not be in the mind of the majority. Walking around the neighborhood, check the main train line and you will see a mix of people from all corners of the world. Unless you walk in what is visible wealth, you will not be likely to be a target of crime than other people living in there.

Crime, grizzly or petty can occur in the most expensive or safe neighborhoods in the city.

Nevertheless, if I were a single woman, I would not walk alone late at night if I did not have to. This is just common sense that can be applied anywhere in NYC.
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Sun Aug 5, 2012
Lisa answered:
Sorry I meant the North Side OR the south side!
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Thu Jun 5, 2008
Gerry Vazquez answered:
Sandra, As you probably know, Queens has lots of great neighborhoods with price levels to suit just about all buyers. I'm a realtor on Long Island and I can guarantee you that your choices here are plentiful as well. The problem really is that the choices are so vast that you may need someone to help you sort through them. The Prudential Douglas Elliman office in Flushing is taffed by the best agents in Queens. Call Susanne Gutermuth at 718.888.090 ext 919 to get started. It costs you nothing to do so, and the help will be invaluable. If you decide to venture a bit East, you're welcome to call me at 631.422.8221. ... more
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Thu May 20, 2010
Antolin Du Bois, CFP® answered:

It is the epicenter of the foreclosure and subprime crises, and it never was a great nabe to begin with. Basically, most of the houses were old 1 family frames many converted to legal and illegal two family frame, but not really ever taken care of with love. The people who bought many of these houses were often decent people, but their kids often like to hang out, and the poor local schools- like Jamaica High School, reflect that. There is a cluster of activity at Jamaica center- where the E and F trains intersect the LIRR and the Light Rail to JFK, but aside from that section, most of Jamaica I would avoid. For a little more money, you can get a much nicer nabe- with better schools, better parks, better houses, and better youngsters.

Survey says: X-X-X
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Sun Sep 30, 2007
Vernalie answered:
Anything is possible, since no one offers to prepay-it could be to your advantage.Seems you've calculated ~1000per month.You would most likely get a studio/share at that price.Have you talked with a Realtor?Do you have a parent that would sign with you? that's usually what's done, just to cover the board approval. Or perhaps look for a private house to rent from.Usually home owners just want to make sure the rent is paid and if you do so in advance they'd be thrilled! Also, being a MBA student shows maturity along with the professor reference, seems like you'd be quiet, studying. ... more
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