Zillow Advice RSS: Question-Discussion-Guide,All Real Estate Advice Topics,New York- NY http://www.zillow.com/advice/Manhattan-New-York-NY/all/question-discussion-guide/ Zillow Advice search results | Zillow Real Estate FSBO and broker's fees http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/FSBO-and-broker%27s-fees/580431/ I have a question about selling and buying broker's fees.&nbsp;<br/><br/>I just wanted to make sure that I understand this properly, I have read that there are typically 3% commission for each broker. Is this total of (maximum) 6% built into the home selling price? If I sold my home without a broker but the buyer has a broker, is their commission negotiable and if so, do I negotiate or does the buyer? If I sold FSBO and the buyer is also a private person without a broker, what fees can I expect in closing for a condo in NYC? A breakdown would be very helpful so I can visualize it. (I plan to list my apartment at $1.55M) Has anyone out there recently sold their condo in NYC FSBO? If so, I would love to speak with you about the process.<br \><br \>9 replies Thu, 26 Mar 2015 18:37:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/FSBO-and-broker%27s-fees/580431/ 2015-03-26T18:37:00Z Bank delaying closing at last possible minute http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Bank-delaying-closing-at-last-possible-minute/587379/ We started applying for a loan on a condo in NYC over 3 months ago.&nbsp; Submitted all our documents, sometimes multiple times as our documents (which were all electronic by the way) were somehow lost by various people at Wells Fargo (last time I ever use them for a loan). We were given a tentative closing date of May 21, which is the same day our current rate expires.&nbsp; Late last week we were told by our realtor and loan officer that everything looks good, and that we should be set to close on the 21st, but had not received final word from the attorney.&nbsp; <br/><br/>This morning (May 18th) I was told by our realtor that late last Friday (May 15th) the bank decided that it needs additional information from the sponsors of the condo unit before giving final approval on the loan.&nbsp; Just to be clear, this application has been in progress since the beginning of FEBRUARY.&nbsp; This could of course delay our closing, and force US (the consumers who turned everything in on time, no less) to pay a fee to maintain our rate lock.&nbsp; I can't help but feel like someone at the bank did not do their job and let the ball drop on our application. Is it a right for a bank to all of a sudden decide to delay closing just a few days short of when the rate is expiring? I can't help but feel like the timing of this is very off, to say the least<br \><br \>5 replies Mon, 18 May 2015 13:46:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Bank-delaying-closing-at-last-possible-minute/587379/ 2015-05-18T13:46:00Z what happen to retnalappzillow.com? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/what-happen-to-retnalappzillow-com/585591/ What can i use<br \><br \>1 reply Tue, 05 May 2015 14:16:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/what-happen-to-retnalappzillow-com/585591/ 2015-05-05T14:16:00Z Are there any apartments/mortgages with 90% financing in Manhattan? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Are-there-any-apartments-mortgages-with-90-financing-in-Manhattan/581964/ 4 replies Tue, 07 Apr 2015 19:59:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Are-there-any-apartments-mortgages-with-90-financing-in-Manhattan/581964/ 2015-04-07T19:59:00Z How is this neighborhood? Is it safe for family with children? Thanks! http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-is-this-neighborhood-Is-it-safe-for-family-with-children-Thanks/245527/ 5 replies Sat, 13 Jun 2009 13:07:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-is-this-neighborhood-Is-it-safe-for-family-with-children-Thanks/245527/ 2009-06-13T13:07:00Z Would a renovation costing 50,000 increase the selling price of my studio? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Would-a-renovation-costing-50-000-increase-the-selling-price-of-my-studio/518962/ The studio is in the ground floor, about 350 sq.ft., with view of the garden.<br \><br \>4 replies Thu, 14 Nov 2013 03:38:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Would-a-renovation-costing-50-000-increase-the-selling-price-of-my-studio/518962/ 2013-11-14T03:38:00Z What happened when I have corrected ''Home facts'' and click on ''save changes''? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-happened-when-I-have-corrected-%27%27Home-facts%27%27-and-click-on-%27%27save-changes%27%27/581450/ 1 reply Fri, 03 Apr 2015 08:57:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-happened-when-I-have-corrected-%27%27Home-facts%27%27-and-click-on-%27%27save-changes%27%27/581450/ 2015-04-03T08:57:00Z Will employee check my apartment off-line to verify the photos reality? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Will-employee-check-my-apartment-off-line-to-verify-the-photos-reality/581010/ I have an apartment in Manhattan. Now I want to rent it. Before renting, I have to upload my profile and my apartment information. May I photoshop my apartment photos to make it look more attractive?&nbsp;Will employee check my apartment off-line to verify the photos reality?<br \><br \>3 replies Tue, 31 Mar 2015 06:58:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Will-employee-check-my-apartment-off-line-to-verify-the-photos-reality/581010/ 2015-03-31T06:58:00Z For Retirees (fixed income-soc sec & guar. govt. pension) what inc./exp.ratio needed?to refi? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/For-Retirees-fixed-income-soc-sec-guar-govt-pension-what-inc-exp-ratio-needed-to-refi/357216/ Just learned my 50 yr. old solid middle income and 20 yr old condo apt. complex is not approved for reverse mortgages since not approved by FHA.<br/>Reverse mortgages left a lot to be desired anyway but seemed like improvements were in the wings. In the meantime if younger retirees want to tap into equity in their properties we're facing road blocks from all sides.<br/>Formulas are applied which don't match the realities. Any success stories, strategies? Leads?&nbsp;<br/><br/><br/><br/>&nbsp;<br \><br \>1 reply Sat, 10 Jul 2010 01:26:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/For-Retirees-fixed-income-soc-sec-guar-govt-pension-what-inc-exp-ratio-needed-to-refi/357216/ 2010-07-10T01:26:00Z Why List NOW with all of this SNOW? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Why-List-NOW-with-all-of-this-SNOW/575223/ The time to put your house on the market is now! Buyers want to buy NOW but sellers are waiting for a thaw. When it does warm up there will be a lot to choose from. Be smart- list now.&nbsp;[Contact information has been removed by the Zillow Moderator. See our <a href="http://www.zillow.com/howto/GoodNeighborPolicy.htm">Good Neighbor Policy</a> for details.]<br \><br \>6 replies Tue, 10 Feb 2015 15:06:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Why-List-NOW-with-all-of-this-SNOW/575223/ 2015-02-10T15:06:00Z Why List NOW with all of this SNOW? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Why-List-NOW-with-all-of-this-SNOW/575223/ The time to put your house on the market is now! Buyers want to buy NOW but sellers are waiting for a thaw. When it does warm up there will be a lot to choose from. Be smart- list now.&nbsp;[Contact information has been removed by the Zillow Moderator. See our <a href="http://www.zillow.com/howto/GoodNeighborPolicy.htm">Good Neighbor Policy</a> for details.]<br \><br \>6 replies Tue, 10 Feb 2015 15:06:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Why-List-NOW-with-all-of-this-SNOW/575223/ 2015-02-10T15:06:00Z Rent or Buy in NYC http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Rent-or-Buy-in-NYC/518326/ Hi, I'm curious whether I should continue renting, or whether now's a good time to buy a property in NYC. &nbsp;I'm concerned that the market has been strong and that there may be a correction. &nbsp;Views on short to medium term strength of NYC residential market would be very helpful. &nbsp;Thank you.<br \><br \>8 replies Fri, 08 Nov 2013 02:40:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Rent-or-Buy-in-NYC/518326/ 2013-11-08T02:40:00Z Rent or Buy in NYC http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Rent-or-Buy-in-NYC/518326/ Hi, I'm curious whether I should continue renting, or whether now's a good time to buy a property in NYC. &nbsp;I'm concerned that the market has been strong and that there may be a correction. &nbsp;Views on short to medium term strength of NYC residential market would be very helpful. &nbsp;Thank you.<br \><br \>8 replies Fri, 08 Nov 2013 02:40:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Rent-or-Buy-in-NYC/518326/ 2013-11-08T02:40:00Z Accurate Rental Rates in Manhattan http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Accurate-Rental-Rates-in-Manhattan/533715/ I have a studio apartment in Lenox Hill that I would like to rent out but am having a hard time determining the correct price. From my research, there seems to be a very big range in pricing. &nbsp;The apartment is in a very nice large building with 24hr doorman and roof terrace, apartment is renovated. &nbsp;An ideas??<br \><br \>5 replies Tue, 25 Mar 2014 15:52:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Accurate-Rental-Rates-in-Manhattan/533715/ 2014-03-25T15:52:00Z Accurate Rental Rates in Manhattan http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Accurate-Rental-Rates-in-Manhattan/533715/ I have a studio apartment in Lenox Hill that I would like to rent out but am having a hard time determining the correct price. From my research, there seems to be a very big range in pricing. &nbsp;The apartment is in a very nice large building with 24hr doorman and roof terrace, apartment is renovated. &nbsp;An ideas??<br \><br \>5 replies Tue, 25 Mar 2014 15:52:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Accurate-Rental-Rates-in-Manhattan/533715/ 2014-03-25T15:52:00Z Roommate's Delinquent Rent, Damages - How Do I Recover?? Last straw reached! http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Roommate%27s-Delinquent-Rent-Damages-How-Do-I-Recover-Last-straw-reached/516327/ So I Started this Facebook Page to Recover Delinquent OId Roommates' $, as it seems I've run out of options. He works in freelance styling and mostly in cash and has eluded assets locators and city marshals. Here is the background. <br/>--<br/>***LET'S GET MIKEY!***<br/> Group dedicated to locating Michael Joseph Ulm of New York, NY, and collecting monies due for two months' delinquent rent due plus property damages totaling $3,410.98 in a small-claim-court. <br/> Assets locators and court marshalls have thus far been unable to locate Mr. Ulm or to effect a court-approved levy against Mr. Ulm's ever-closing and changing bank accounts. I believe there are others out there who have been "grifted" by Mr. Michael Joseph Ulm. People with helpful information about this individual are encouraged to contact this group. A cash reward of $500 with concrete, usable info upon assets collected will be offered. <br/>---<br/>Any feedback on this and what steps I should take that I haven't already done? I could use that money! Thank you in advance for your assistance.<br \><br \>3 replies Wed, 23 Oct 2013 00:53:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Roommate%27s-Delinquent-Rent-Damages-How-Do-I-Recover-Last-straw-reached/516327/ 2013-10-23T00:53:00Z Roommate's Delinquent Rent, Damages - How Do I Recover?? Last straw reached! http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Roommate%27s-Delinquent-Rent-Damages-How-Do-I-Recover-Last-straw-reached/516327/ So I Started this Facebook Page to Recover Delinquent OId Roommates' $, as it seems I've run out of options. He works in freelance styling and mostly in cash and has eluded assets locators and city marshals. Here is the background. <br/>--<br/>***LET'S GET MIKEY!***<br/> Group dedicated to locating Michael Joseph Ulm of New York, NY, and collecting monies due for two months' delinquent rent due plus property damages totaling $3,410.98 in a small-claim-court. <br/> Assets locators and court marshalls have thus far been unable to locate Mr. Ulm or to effect a court-approved levy against Mr. Ulm's ever-closing and changing bank accounts. I believe there are others out there who have been "grifted" by Mr. Michael Joseph Ulm. People with helpful information about this individual are encouraged to contact this group. A cash reward of $500 with concrete, usable info upon assets collected will be offered. <br/>---<br/>Any feedback on this and what steps I should take that I haven't already done? I could use that money! Thank you in advance for your assistance.<br \><br \>3 replies Wed, 23 Oct 2013 00:53:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Roommate%27s-Delinquent-Rent-Damages-How-Do-I-Recover-Last-straw-reached/516327/ 2013-10-23T00:53:00Z do you have to pay a broker fee or a real estate agent http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/do-you-have-to-pay-a-broker-fee-or-a-real-estate-agent/500056/ 6 replies Tue, 02 Jul 2013 18:59:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/do-you-have-to-pay-a-broker-fee-or-a-real-estate-agent/500056/ 2013-07-02T18:59:00Z do you have to pay a broker fee or a real estate agent http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/do-you-have-to-pay-a-broker-fee-or-a-real-estate-agent/500056/ 6 replies Tue, 02 Jul 2013 18:59:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/do-you-have-to-pay-a-broker-fee-or-a-real-estate-agent/500056/ 2013-07-02T18:59:00Z how do i find out value of my home http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/how-do-i-find-out-value-of-my-home/560786/ 12 replies Fri, 26 Sep 2014 18:12:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/how-do-i-find-out-value-of-my-home/560786/ 2014-09-26T18:12:00Z