Renting

Is there a minimum credit score that landlords look for in potential renters?

Q: Is there a cutoff that landlords look for in scores in renting in the Manhattan market? Read More.

What is the process for renting a house in the Hamptons?

Q: What is the process and what are the fees for renting a house in the Hamptons? (broker fee, application, necessary paperwork) Read More.

My partner and I are looking to move to New York City with our 3 dogs. What resources should we review prior to working with a broker?

Q: My partner, along with 3 dogs (2 small and 1 medium sized) and myself are likely to be relocating to NYC. We have visited but never lived in the city and have very cursory knowledge of the various neighborhoods. What resources do you suggest I review prior to working with an agent? I don’t want to waste the agent’s time and money, nor mine. Best Regards. Read More.

I want to use my current home as an income-producing property, but am having trouble getting a loan. Can you help?

Q: I own a three-family home in Holyoke, Massachusetts, and would like to use it as a rental/income property and purchase a home in a more rural area. Can you help me find a lender who doesn’t see in only black and white? I spoke with a lender who said that they would not consider the rents from all three apartments because it wasn’t on my taxes as such. I tried to explain that I am living in one apartment and my mother in another, so the two apartments weren’t rented out. I have all three apartments rented out–$700, $700, and $850 per month covers ALL the mortgage, taxes and insurance, and leaves me with $950 income at the end of the month. I am so frusterated and any help on such a lender or your professional suggestions would be … Read More.

What store is Elliman opening at 774 Broadway?

Q: What store is opening on the corner of Broadway and Wanamaker Place? Read More.

Douglas Elliman manages my building. Can I use a credit card to pay my monthly maintenance?

Q: Can I pay monthly maintenance to Douglas Elliman, my building manager, using my credit card? Read More.

Do you have properties where the owner pays your service fee?

Q: Do you have properties where the owner pays your service fee? Read More.

As a new real estate agent in NYC, am I expected to drive my clients to property showings?

Q: Are NYC real estate agents expected to drive their clients to property showings? I am a transplant from Solana Beach, CA, and new to the NYC real estate market practices and secrets. I will be obtaining my license within the month. Read More.

I want to break my lease early–is there a minimum notice standard in NYC?

Q: I want to break my lease with a shoddy landlord. Is there a minimum notice standard in New York City by law? If so, what is it? Read More.

If I pre-pay several months in advance, will a landlord allow me to sign a lease without having a job?

Q:  If I pre-pay several months in advance, will a landlord allow me to sign a lease without having a job? Read More.