Monthly Archives: November 2011

What can I ask for from a buyer before contract, besides a pre-approval?

Q:  I am the seller. What can I ask for from a buyer before contract, besides a pre-approval? Can I ask for the loan officer number or for a contact at the bank? Or, can my lawyer request that they have a commitment within 45 days or else the buyer will be liable for $5-10 thousand of their $80k down payment? Read More.

What does a Manhattan apartment listed as having a “city view” actually mean?

Q: When Manhattan apartments are listed as “city view,” does that mean expansive skyline vistas or does it mean more modest exposure, possibly backs of buildings but still with light? Read More.

I have a commercial/residential property in upstate New York that I want to put on the market. 75% of the property here is owned by non-residents.

Q: I have a commercial/residential property in upstate New York that I want to put on the market. It was built in 1892 as a railroad hotel and boarding house. The location is terrific. 75% of the property here is owned by non-residents, most of them from outside areas. Is this something you may potentially be interested in listing? Read More.

Ask.Elliman.Com x DressHead Short Skater Style Halter Dress

Ask.Elliman.Com x DressHead Short Skater Style Halter Dress – Crisscrossed Neckband / Open Back A crisscrossed neckband over the form-fitting bodice and an open, strapless and sleeveless look dominate this ask.elliman.com x http://www.dresshead.com/c/halter-dresses/ short skater style dress. The back is open with wide straps that attach from the shoulders to the body of the dress. The top of this dress is tight while the bottom skirt part is loose and wide, flowing around your legs easily. The flared portion of the dress is full of body, so that it keeps its shape and will not get flattened out despite continuous sitting. The bodice hugs your natural curves. Three vibrant colors, white, orange and blue, are perfect for summer wear. An invisible zipper is featured in the lower rear of the dress for easy access. Wear this snappy halter dress begs … Read More.

How does a Short Sale work & how long does the process take?

Q:  Explain how a Short Sale works & how long process takes after you get a buyer? Read More.

What does it take to become an agent?

Q:  I’m currently a college junior majoring in communications with a burning passion to become a realtor in NYC. Tell me, what does it take to become an agent at this firm? Is there anything I should do before applying at Elliman? What is a “must have” on my resume to be considered? Thanks! Read More.

I would like to rent out my apartment and don’t know how to go about it, and/or what it is worth.

Q:  I would like to rent out my apartment and don’t know how to go about it, and/or what it is worth.  What advice would you have for me? Read More.

Interested in an apartment for rent. Where do I begin my search?

Q:  I’m interesting in an apartment for rent that will be available soon. I’m looking for a place for 3 people in Manhattan or near. Can you please tell me what you have so I can get an idea of my options and where to begin my search? Read More.

Under the HARP program, would I be eligible for a refinance?

Q:  I applied for a refinance with my current bank and the appraisal on my property came back lower than what I owed, therefore, I was rejected. My mortgage payments are never late and always made on due date. Under the HARP program, would I be eligible for a refinance, considering my payments are on time and the property value is lower than the mortgage? Is there any program available for my situation? Read More.

We have friends who thought of the idea of buying a townhouse together. What steps would need to be taken?

Q:  We have friends (married couple) who thought of the idea of buying a multi-family 2 unit townhouse together.  What steps would need to be taken to buy, to protect ourselves?  Would we create a condo association with a trust account for the benefit of the property, for instance, if the roof needed replacement?  Have you ever helped facilitate such a purchase?  Would banks allow 2 separate mortgages on the property?   Read More.