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Home Buying in Woodside : Real Estate Advice

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Mon Apr 22, 2013
Thomas Brady answered:
You should get a buyers agent. They should be paid bt the seller but they can advise you on these and other issues. They can easily prepare a report on the value of each unit in comparison to it's price which should help you decide.
Tom Brady SFR, e-Pro, SRES, GREEN
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson
Notary Public, Ret. NYPD Lt.
631-682-8660
Tom@BradyFamilyRealty.com
www.BradyFamilyRealty.com
"We treat you like family!"
Charles Rutenberg Realty, Inc.
255 Executive Plaza - Suite 104
Plainview, New York 11803
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Mon Dec 16, 2013
Thomas Brady answered:
What you should do is get a buyer's agent. A buyer's agent should be paid by the seller but will be working for you and will provide you with exactly that kind of advice, and more.
Tom Brady SFR, e-PRO, SRES, GREEN, BPOR
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson
Notary Public, Retired N.Y.P.D. Lt.
631-682-8660
Tom@BradyFamilyRealty.com
www.BradyFamilyRealty.com
#1 Listing & Selling Brokerage in NY
Charles Rutenberg Realty, Inc.
255 Executive Drive - Suite 104
Plainview, New York 11803
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Thu Sep 19, 2013
Martina Ryan answered:
I have had friends who lived in the complex & they highly recommended it. The gardens are beautiful & of course it is close to the subway station.
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Thu Oct 30, 2014
Anna M Brocco answered:
A junior 4 generally has 4 rooms; one large bedroom and a second smaller room that can be used as a bedroom, dining room, office, etc. For a more detailed expanation, consult with your agent. ... more
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Sat Aug 13, 2011
Annette Levinson answered:
The condo insurance cost is based on how much insurance you want for your personal property. The building is covered under the condo policy that you pay for in your common charges. I would suggest you do an inventory of what you own (including clothing) and how much to replace. After you have done that, contact an insurance agent. ... more
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Mon Aug 1, 2011
Anna M Brocco answered:
Unfortunately none of us can answer with accuracy as to past or future mold/mildew problems, and you may wish to have a professional inspection; if you have concerns regarding the units, consider other locations; you can check out www.mlsli.com for available area properties ... more
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Mon Apr 22, 2013
Anna M Brocco answered:
It's a good investment if it suits your financials, wants, needs, lifestyle and know you'll be happy living there; unfortunately none of us can predict the future.....
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Fri Jul 6, 2012
Anna M Brocco answered:
After taking a quick look on MLS--there is a third floor unit available and listed at $159,000 and a fifth floor unit, listed at $170,000--you can also check out www.mlsli.com for additional information. ... more
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Mon Apr 22, 2013
Robin Silverberg answered:
One thing is for sure Elena, it is unlikely that interest rates will get any lower. I know you have been looking for quite a while, as you have asked this question before as I recall. If you are planning to obtain financing, this is a great time. ... more
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Sat Jul 17, 2010
Bob Gordon answered:
New construction in the Boulder, Colorado marketplace can be a wonderful investment. Should you elect to buy a newly built home, here are a few thoughts to keep in mind. Is the builder actively building out the community? That is, are there multiple buildings? Are new foundations being poured? I might be cautious if the builder is building and then selling one building at a time. On the other hand, if the project is moving along, this could be a good time to get new construction. We are seeing builders adding lots of features and enhancements to attract buyers. Once you select a new construction property, be sure to have a professional inspection. Just because the condo is newly built, doesn't mean it was built without flaws. I have seen builders install spa baths, but tile over the cut off switch; install light switches but drywall over the outlet where the bulb should go. In my own new home, a builder carpeted over the heat duct. Getting an inspection could save you a great deal of time and effort. Good luck - Bob ... more
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Sun Aug 18, 2013
Wanda Couch answered:
Most apartments have an onsite agent. Drive around the neighborhood and see if you can find the office. If there's no office or signs with a phone number on the apartment , I';d question if it's really for rent. If you get a phone number, simply call it and ask to set up the appointment. They'll tell you how much deposit is needed and what documents you'll have to bring when you sign the lease. I recommend you call a Realtor in your area and ask him or her to represent you in finding a home to rent. They know the market well in their areas and will make the moving process a smoother one. A Realtor can help explain the rental agreement and possibly know of a home you can buy for about the same monthly payment you'd be spending on rent. ... more
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Sun Aug 18, 2013
Ralph Windschuh answered:
You need to be working with a real estate agent. I tried to find the apartment you are referring to but could not figure out which one it is. If you can send me the price, number of bedrooms, etc., I can try to find it for you.

Ralph Windschuh
Century 21 Princeton Properties
631-467-0009
rwindschuh@c21princetonproperties.com
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Mon Apr 19, 2010
Anna M Brocco answered:
Keep in mind that pests can live/happen anywhere and are not limited to any specific area--ask management about the exterminating policies and or if any current pest problems exist.
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Wed Feb 24, 2010
Dan Chase answered:
You are describing a house with multiple negatives. As you are concerned about those things being a problem today so will other buyers tomorrow.

A house like this will take a lot longer to sell and have a lower price because of the problems you described. If you wish to sell in a few years it would be better to buy something without all of the problems you describe.

You could ask the neighbors about the train schedule. I bet they know.
If carts from the store hit and damage your house I believe that store would be liable for that damage. It is their property that would be damaging yours.

It really sounds like you are trying to find reasons not to buy this house. I would look for others without the problems this one has if it was me looking.
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Sun Aug 18, 2013
Crackerjackny answered:
I think Woodside is one of the best neighborhoods in the city. There are lots of great restaurants in Woodside and neighboring Sunnyside, transportation is convenient, and you can really find just about anything you need. The neighborhood is already established so you don't need to wait for it to "develop" like LIC. And on top of that apartments and rents are pretty reasonable. ... more
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Mon Nov 2, 2009
Dee answered:
The Berkeely Towers are two buildings with doorpersons in each. The shareholders are very friendly. The Studios are spacious and the maintenance is reasonable. The Board is comprised of all shareholders that look for the best interest of the Coop. There is a park right across the street that has a track which is pretty busy in the morning. This is the best Coop in Woodside; I have lived here for 14 years and love it here. ... more
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Sat May 23, 2009
Anna M Brocco answered:
Co-ops are co-ops and boards set up financial requirements, have your agent contact the management company to verify those requirements and see if you meet them, if not, don't waste your time and money on an application only to be turned down later in the process.

Anna
917-576-5376
abrocco@laffey.com
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Thu Mar 26, 2009
Gail Gladstone answered:
The person you need to speak with is a mortgage broker. If you would like some referrals...I would be happy to provide several mortgage brokers/lenders with whom you can speak. Contact me at Gail@GailGladstone.com/ ... more
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Fri Aug 5, 2016
Sbarbara answered:
yes, in fact I just saw 2 yesterday. there is a small studio with terrace. and there is the alcover studion without terrace. I was very interested in the terrace, but after seeing both I would take the alcove and forego the terrace. they were nice building overall, but kitchens are kind of small for that era. ... more
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Wed Jan 28, 2009
Vicky Chrisner answered:
I see no one replied to your post. I am sorry about that. Perhaps no one here works in that area. Would you like me to refer an agent in that area who can assist you with finding your new home? If so, please email me vchrisner@kw.com ... more
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