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Fri Oct 19, 2012
Joseph Runfola answered:
Hello Joseph, at this time it appears average sold price South Beach1 family detached in the past 6 months is $286,000.
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Mon Oct 29, 2012
Anna M Brocco answered:
Have you considered working with an agent of your own, or considered any property that may have extra space in order to add a second bath...
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Wed Oct 3, 2012
Deborah Bracco answered:
It appears that loans in excess of $417,000 qualify as a jumbo loan, however, there are exceptions. Click on this link for additional information,http://www.ehow.com/info_7754866_jumbo-mortgage-new-york.html .......and even better, you should speak to a mortgage consultant for the most accurate and up to date information. ... more
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Wed Sep 26, 2012
Kathleen O'Leary Garbarino answered:
It would be a short bus ride to the ferry.
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Wed Apr 24, 2013
Suzanne MacDowell answered:
I noticed your next (or perhaps it was previous) question was about NJ. What areas of NJ are you considering? It's hard to say whether NJ has higher property taxes unless we go town by town. Some are higher than others. Some are MUCH higher than others. I would be happy to help you, there are plenty of short sales still available here, but I would need more information. You can use my Trulia profile to email me if you'd like to chat further. ... more
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Tue Sep 25, 2012
Deborah Bracco answered:
Property taxes in NJ are much higher than Staten Island and can differ greatly from town to town. As a matter of fact, I'm helping someone find a home in Staten Island who left for NJ 2yrs ago but has decided to return to Staten Island bc of the higher taxes. However, if you decide to go to NJ, your best bet is to contact a Licensed Real Estate Salesperson in NJ who will advise you accordingly... ... more
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Wed Jul 17, 2013
Debra (Debbie) Rose answered:
The property taxes will vary greatly depending on the town......so will the prices.........

So...........You would really have to list some specific towns, and a price range, and then you could compare and contrast what the taxes are, both, in NJ & NY.

For example, a townhome in harding, NJ or E. Hanover, NJ can have taxes in the $4000 (or less) range, and sell in the 400,000+ range.

A similarly sized/priced unit in another town (for example - W Orange) can have taxes of $12,000 or more.

Your best bet is to reach out to local agents - give your price range, housing requirements, and, ask what the taxes will be............you will then see what you will be able to buy in that range.

Good luck!
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Tue Oct 23, 2012
Deborah Bracco answered:
Hi Rose,
Realtors are not allowed to guide you towards or away from specific areas. You have to judge for yourself what is a suitable area for you and your family. You could visit different neighborhoods and police precincts and talk to neighbors to get feedback. Click on the following links to obtain crime statistics to get a better idea of the different neighorhoods:
http://www.neighborhoodscout.com/
https://www.crimereports.com/
http://www.homefair.com
Hope this helps you!

DEBORAH BRACCO
ROBERT DEFALCO REALTY
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Tue Sep 25, 2012
Jake F. answered:
Hi there,

So exciting! I would get started by checking out Trulia's Community Maps: http://www.trulia.com/real_estate/Staten_Island-New_York/community-info/

Good luck with the hunt,

Jake
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Fri Jul 26, 2013
Jessica Tracy answered:
If you are an FHA buyer then you will not be able to purchase the condo. But, as for other concerns most condos have guidelines that need to be followed wether you own or rent in the complex. I would take a look at the other condos in the complex to make sure that the outside is to your liking. If you see lots of trash or it's unkept then you know that the association probably doesn't enforce many rules. ... more
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Sat Sep 1, 2012
Ron Thomas answered:
Lease/Option
You are desperate!
Your Credit or Finances, or both, will not allow you to go the conventional route:
You need the Seller to help you out!

The Seller will know it, and you are going to pay dearly for this service:
There aren't too many altruistic Sellers out there.

The terms that can be written into a Lease/Option can be dangerous to you:
How long is the Option period?
How much money are you putting in to the Option?
What happens if you are not able to execute the Option?
How do you know what your financial situation will be 2-5 years from now?
How much is the rent in the meantime?
Who will be responsible for maintenance and repair in the meantime?
What will be the Market Value of the home in 2-5 years?
What will be the Selling price 2-5 years from now?

This is the Ultimate Caveat Emptor!
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Mon Jul 8, 2013
Ruth and Perry Mistry answered:
Check out these fine sites

http://www.fbi.gov/about-us/cjis/ucr/ucr. And. https://www.crimereports.com/

Also call the local neighborhood Police Department if you are still concerned.

Best regards
Perry
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Wed Jan 22, 2014
Anna M Brocco answered:
When it comes to any safety/crime related issues, it's always best to contact the local police department with all your questions, hear all there is to hear firsthand. If unfamiliar with the area(s) do revisit more than once and at different times of day, possibly chat with locals/neighbors. Real estate professionals are prohibited from steering, enticing a buyer to purchase/rent, or not, in specific neighborhoods.
http://www.neighborhoodscout.com/
https://www.crimereports.com/
http://www.homefair.com/
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Tue Jan 1, 2013
Deborah Bracco answered:
Your best bet is to speak to a mortgage consultant for the proper advice.
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Thu Oct 4, 2012
Anna M Brocco answered:
The local police department can best answer the question; also check local archived print media, etc.
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Wed Aug 15, 2012
Joseph Runfola answered:
Co-op shareholders do not take “title” to their apartment , but do own the shares and proprietary lease associated with their apartments. Traditional title insurance would not cover the shareholder’s ownership interest in the shares. The Title Insurance Rate Service Association (or Tirsa) has an endorsement to the standard title insurance policy that would cover co-ops.The Eagle 9 (r) UCC Cooperative Interest Insurance Policy for Buyers1 affords coverage against loss or damage if any person other than the insured has rights in the Cooperative Interest, a security interest, or if there is a creditor lien or a federal or state tax lien in any portion of the cooperative interest. ... more
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Sat Aug 11, 2012
Andrew Tisellano answered:
if you are not paying cash 1st speak to a mortgage person
then speak to an attorney to change the deed and do the closing 1st you have the mortgage.
if you have more questions
feel free to contact me if your property is in NJ ... more
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Thu Aug 9, 2012
Edward Perlin answered:
Just copy and paste this links:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Graniteville,_Staten_Island

https://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&q=graniteville+staten+island&ie=UTF-8&hq=&hnear=0x89c24c4db5ae50f3:0xd9745ee3662c6864,Graniteville,+Staten+Island,+NY&gl=us&ei=TBIkUM3zGcjj0gGa7YCwBw&sqi=2&ved=0CH8QtgM ... more
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Wed Aug 15, 2012
Deborah Bracco answered:
Hi Darryl,

The area near the Staten Island Zoo is West Brighton.

DEBORAH BRACCO
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Tue Nov 6, 2012
Deborah Bracco answered:
Sometimes Trulia is a little "off" on their neighborhood locations. However, you can contact them under the "help" section or call them and they will make the necessary corrections, if you are indeed, correct.

DEBORAH BRACCO
ROBERT DEFALCO REALTY
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