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Fri Apr 12, 2013
Keith Jean-Pierre answered:
I get a phone call like this almost everyday and my answer unfortunately is always the same, I can not take them on as a client if they have less than stellar credit because it is just a waste of time. With the market being so aggressive, very few are willing to even entertain the idea of bad credit, because chances are, if they wait a few weeks, they will find someone with good credit for their rental. ... more
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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:
Hope this helps you!

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Sat Jul 21, 2012
Jeannette Batsikas answered:
There are so many neighborhoods in Staten Island that give you that Country feeling but living in NYC. I would suggest that you live close by the train being that you don't drive and the train can take you about 10 minutes to the ferry which you can get on and take to the city from there. Neighborhoods that are great check out New Dorp;Oakwood Heights;Bay Terrace, Great Kills;Annadale;huguenot;eltingville; If you want to stay closer in try Grasmere very nice neighborhood as well. Before you move I suggest traveling from the ferry to the trains and spending a few hours in each neighborhood, see what feels good. Also if you don't want to be by the trains you also have the express bus but for now this is a good start. Wish you the Best, in your next chapter!!!! Jeannette Batsikas ... more
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Wed Mar 28, 2012
Don Tepper answered:
Sure. Their agent should provide them with comps. And it's possible the agent has. It's also possible (likely, in fact) that the seller wants to break even but, with the price drop, would have to sell at a loss.

When you make an offer, your agent can provide the seller with the comps you used in making the offer. As well as any other justification for your offer. Your agent can advise your further. But, again, just recognize that the sellers may not be financially able to accept a low offer that truly reflects the current value of their home.

Hope that helps.
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Fri Dec 3, 2010
Deborah Bracco answered:
Hi Xdreem 18,

I couldn't obtain any further details. However, if you'd like to receive updates on the Stapleton Waterfront project email the following address and they will put you on their contact list::
Hope this information is helpful to you.
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Fri Oct 22, 2010
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Mon Jun 7, 2010
Joseph Runfola answered:
You should have learned the answer to your question during your salesperson's class.The salesperson's license application is provided by the school where the 75 hour course was successfully completed and is signed by the broker who will supervise the new licensee and be responsible for his or her activities. It is accompanied by a $50 license fee and proof that the applicant has passed the state licensing exam. The application should be completed online after passing the exam. The license will be issued after acceptance by the sponsoring broker, providing all information is completed correctly and all requirements for licensure are satisfied. ... more
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Thu Feb 4, 2010
Joseph Runfola answered:
Probably because they are no longer able to pay their franchise fees, or they are changing franchise names to pay less to the new franchise. The greater concern should be whether their fiduciary relationship, and services remain in effect. This will also demonstrate that a franchise name is just that - a name. The agents are the same people regardless of what name they operate under. ... more
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Fri Dec 16, 2011
Joseph Runfola answered:
Hello Howard, I can tell you all about it. The Forest Ave Business Improvement District (BID) covers approximately a one mile commercial stretch of Forest Ave between Hart Blvd. and Broadway. Owners of commercial property in the BID are required to pay an average "supplemental assessment" in addition to their regular property taxes. The benefits are extra public services such as two full time street cleaners, new trash receptacles, streetscape improvements, Holiday lighting and decoration, and marketing plans aimed at attracting shoppers. The size of a commercial property's supplemental assessment will depend on the length of the property's frontage. I hope this answers your question. ... more
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Thu Apr 23, 2009
Pat Settar answered:
Are you interested in Sea Isle City New Jersey? If so I would use Ian Lazarus he can be reached at he if very thorough and knows everything regarding resale and rentals!
Can't wait to drive over that bridge soon!
good luck
pat settar please tell Ian I referred you!
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Fri Feb 27, 2009
Rosemarie Rivicci answered:
Hi Irena,
I don't know of any personally, but you can always try the Richmond County Bar Association. They should be able to find you an attorney with the qualifications and experience to meet your specific need. The number for the referral service is 718-442-4500. Good Luck!
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Mon Feb 23, 2009
Team Real EstateSINY answered:
the house sold for $499,000 it was on the market 24 days.

If you are looking for properties on Staten Island, NY please visit this website
or feel free to contact me (917) 579-4455 ... more
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Tue Aug 26, 2008
Kenneth Cole answered:
You will have to ask Trulia that question. We just respond, don't make up areas.
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Wed Jul 10, 2013
Caesar Galindo answered:
Hey Peter,

To narrow down on your search, what is your price range? The areas you might be of interest are Westerleigh, Willowbrook, Heartland village, Bullshead. These are great neighborhoods and with quick access to CSI,(do you attend or one of your relative will be attending there? if so this are great areas. ALso what are you looking for 1 fam detach, 2fam etc.

If you have any questions we can discuss this further. You can email me directly at

I look forward in speaking to you.
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Wed May 30, 2012
Bridget answered:
well, one of the moving companies got back with me... they'll have to transport our stuff to a smaller truck before entering SI. Figured I'd post in case someone else has the same question. ... more
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Sun Jun 29, 2008
Anthony Licciardello answered:
Yes, there is a sports facility being constructed by a non-for-profit organization on farther Capadano blvd. I believe the project it is being headed up by a former NFL player. If you are familiar with the area, it will be by the Staten Island rodeo field across from the new South Beach fishing pier. The good part of the facilities location is there are no residences in the area so traffic and parking won’t be an issue for local residences. Hope this helps if you have any questions about buying in the area you can always contact me. ... more
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