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Cary Zimbler, Real Estate Pro in Forest Hills, NY
Cary Zimbler answered:
My fiancee and I are looking to rent , we have no idea where to start looking . What neighborhoods are safe ?
$1100 for a 1 bedroom ANYWHERE in Queens is on the low side...good luck
0 votes Share Flag Mon Feb 25, 2013 Rental Basics in Queens
Neng Marquez, Real Estate Pro in Pittsford, NY
Neng Marquez answered:
i need to rent an apt in flushihg bayside area dont want to give use my credit score ...but willing to give first and last month rent plus security
I will be happy to help you. My cell phone # 917-685-1690

A. Neng Marquez
Licensed Realtor
Winzone Realty , Inc.
0 votes Share Flag Mon Aug 20, 2012 Rental Basics in Queens
Ian A. Wolf, Real Estate Pro in Morristown, NJ
Ian A. Wolf answered:
Can a landlord limit the # of people living in an apartment?
A landlord can only limit based on the local munipality's guidline of maximum occupancy per square footage. A Landlord can not limit based on any other criteria as that is discriminator ... more
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Gail Gladsto…, Real Estate Pro in 11743, NY
Gail Gladstone answered:
A student trying to find a cheap but safe studio near CUNY Law School in L.I. City. I'd like a quick commute. Any suggestions? I'm new at
We can provide you with a free account on listing book which will match your requirements with available properties.

Need first and last name and email address to Gail@GladstoneGro ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed May 16, 2012 Rental Basics in Queens
Belto Love B…, Renter in Waterbury, CT
Belto Love Bentley's asked:
can you send me a email address too?
0 votes Share Flag Wed May 2, 2012 Rental Basics in Forest Hills
Anna M Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Williston Park, NY
Anna M Brocco answered:
What is the typical percentage of monthly rent vs. gross income that a typical co-op board will allow in Queens?
Since each board is different when it comes to financial requirements, etc., it's in your best interest to directly contact and review your Board's policies....
0 votes Share Flag Sun Apr 22, 2012 Rental Basics in Queens
Gail Gladsto…, Real Estate Pro in 11743, NY
Gail Gladstone answered:
What is the typical pet deposit required for a tenant to have a cat? Is it usually refundable?
As both a Realtor and a landlord, I require a separate security fee for pets, usually one month. If there were extensive damage (I have never had a problem with a cat), there is also a ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Apr 20, 2012 Rental Basics in Queens
Manuel Cabeca, Real Estate Pro in Richmond Hill, NY
Manuel Cabeca answered:
Lady with the cat responding to Anna Brocco: mlsli.com was little help. Know any local no-fee agents?
i am looking for people who work for free if you are one of them feel free to work for me..
0 votes Share Flag Thu Apr 19, 2012 Rental Basics in Queens
Samuel Odom,  in New York
Samuel Odom answered:
How long does it take to find an apt and finalize the lease in New York?
Hi,

Contact a Rental Agent who has Apartment Listings in your desired area. View the agent's listings online before your arrival. If you identify an apartment that you would like to ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Apr 16, 2012 Rental Basics in Queens
Yuen Wong, Real Estate Pro in Jackson Heights, NY
Yuen Wong answered:
What documentation is required to get electricity, gas, internet, telephone and cable connected?
All you need is the first 2 pages of your lease
0 votes Share Flag Mon Apr 16, 2012 Rental Basics in Queens
Anna M Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Williston Park, NY
Anna M Brocco answered:
I am looking for a 1 bedroom apartment in the East Elmhurst, Jamaica , Flushing Area. Min 800 to 1100 monthly rent.
Check with local realty offices, or work with an agent, or check www.mlsli.com check local print media for by owner rentals, always verify ownership before exchanging any money; word of ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Mar 12, 2014 Rental Basics in 11422
Mike Stawizky,  in 48382
Mike Stawizky answered:
Is it better to take a personal loan for coop downpayment, or to get a loan from a friend.?
Hello,
My experience with co ops are your better off borrowing the money to show intent and also so you won't have to go through the process of explaining where the funds came from. Al ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jun 21, 2012 Rental Basics in Forest Hills
Suzanne MacD…, Real Estate Pro in Morristown, NJ
Suzanne MacDowell answered:
What are some tips for renters before signing a lease?
Read the lease carefully, first and foremost. Take pictures and make notes of anything that is in the least bit damaged. Be aware of what other properties are renting for so that you do ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Apr 16, 2012 Rental Basics in Queens
Robert Flor,  in New York, NY
Robert Flor answered:
Was is the best neighborhood in queens for two graduate students? We know we can't afford Manhattan right now, so what's our best option?
Neighborhoods close to the city would LIC, Astoria, Woodhaven, Sunnyside. If you need any other assistance feel free to call me at (347) 577-2776, Robert.
0 votes Share Flag Mon Apr 16, 2012 Rental Basics in Queens
Gail Gladsto…, Real Estate Pro in 11743, NY
Gail Gladstone answered:
im looking for an house/apartment in the jamaica queens area for section 8. i cant use a broker because i dont have the fee. can someone help?
When I have assisted Section 8, the Dept of Social Services always took care of my commission. Are you sure that's not the case in Jamaica?
0 votes Share Flag Mon May 16, 2011 Rental Basics in Jamaica
Ralph Windsc…, Real Estate Pro in Hauppauge, NY
Ralph Windschuh answered:
Looking to rent in Queens
Hi Courtney:
First off, when looking for an apartment with an agent, most of the listings out there now, the tenant pays the commission - which is one month's rent. Your post say ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Feb 14, 2011 Rental Basics in Queens
Tony McMahon, Real Estate Pro in WHITE PLAINS, MD
Tony McMahon answered:
I am renting an apt in a gated community in Queens. Does the landlord not have to put my security deposit in escrow? Don't I get interest at
It really depends on your local laws and if not your rental or lease agreement.
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jul 22, 2011 Rental Basics in 11412
Gerard Dunn, Real Estate Pro in Chevy Chase, MD
Gerard Dunn answered:
can a bank rent their own property?
An owner can do what they wish.......

Just because it is an entity instead of a person - they still have the same property rights.

Good luck!

Gerry Dunn
Associate Broker
7 ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Dec 18, 2011 Rental Basics in Queens
Clark Riel, Real Estate Pro in Reno, NV
Clark Riel answered:
based on my salary, how much rent can i afford?
Sounds like you need to create a budget for yourself. There are a lot of sample budget sheets to help you all over the internet. Take a hard look at all of your expense for the month ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Sep 29, 2010 Rental Basics in Queens
Andrew Berman, Real Estate Pro in Fresh Meadows, NY
Andrew Berman answered:
i have no lease do i get a grace period when paying the rent??i live in a prvate 3 family house
Sounds like you are aware that usually this is defined in a lease. If no grace period is established, rent is legally due on the 1st of the month. If a late fee was written in your leas ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Aug 13, 2013 Rental Basics in Queens
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