Does anyone know of any sites that deal with the NJ real estate market in a similar fashion to Brownstoner?
We are thinking of opening a small NJ branch/ satellite office and would like to scout out a few different towns. I thought a resource similar to Brownstoner would be of some help.
2:17 PM 05/23/2013
If your buying a home and you have a contract - make sure your mortgage person pulls an FHA case # before June 3rd. If you dont your PMI will either never go away or last a minimum of 11 Years. This all depends on the down payment.
Senior Loan Officer NMLS# 41404
Atlantic Home Capital
4175 Veterans Memorial Hwy, Ste 310
Ronkonkoma, NY 11779
Office: 631-687-3510 x106
Direct Fax: 631-918-5222
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12:24 PM 05/23/2013
I'm curious about putting a parking space in my front yard.
Has anyone successfully filed for permits and been approved? And if so, had the actual construction work done?
Our block (and whole neighborhood in Crown Heights) is full of houses with parking spots in their front yard space. We meet the criteria as stated by the city here: http://www.nyc.gov/html/dob/do...br />But I'm told I need a licensed surveyor to come survey the property to accompany the application of city permits.
Any insight to this process would be mos... More»
12:16 PM 05/23/2013
Based on recommendations here, my wife and I have been persisttantly calling All HVAC to get them in to give us an extimate on central A/C for our Bed-Stuy brownstone. We've spoken to their office ofer a dozen times in the last 3 weeks - we keep getting the same response - "I'll give the owner the message - he's very busy." -
I hear they're very good - but this kind of customer service gives me pause. Are they worth it? Who else can you recommend? I'm also talking to UNICO people, but that's looking very pricy.
Don't want to get a ductless split system... More»
11:43 AM 05/23/2013
We just finished a whole house renovation which included new drywall, new floors, everything, I think except party walls and joists. And yet, now that warm weather is upon is, the house stinks, particularly the top floor.It reminds me of a house I used to visit as a kid where they had pet iguanas and snakes. You know, like the reptile house at the zoo. Any suggestions? I'm burning lots of candles to mask the smell but I can't trace the source. More»
9:43 AM 05/23/2013
I live in a 2 story condo (new development) that is below grade. Both levels are livable space. I have a garden that is 20 feet below the backyard ground level. I would like to do some landscaping to make the space more interesting. I am trying to find if there is any restrictions on what can I build, can I plant trees? I would really like to build a water wall on a portion of the walls that surround the garden but can't find any info, can anyone help? More»
10:06 PM 05/22/2013
Does anyone know who repairs the old wooden blinds commonly found in brownstones? The wood is all in tact but the cord broke so we can't pull the blind up. I used to have a guy who did this but he retired. I live in Park Slope and really want to keep these old blinds in. I Googled it but I just keep coming up with window repair and not blind repair companies. More»
6:47 PM 05/22/2013
My friend has her family's 1910 house that has no c of o on the DOB site. What are the obstacles about getting one. She is desperate to do work this summer but cannot get permits now. Any advise would be appreciated. More»
4:10 PM 05/22/2013
I'm having the guys who renovated my kitchen come back to add backsplash. I need help picking a tile type and color. A picture of my kitchen is attached. what would you do? More»
12:57 PM 05/22/2013
I hope that someone with some basic handyman knowledge can help me figure this out:
I currently have both a glass door and a screen door to my yard. I would like to replace the screen door with a security screen door (ie, metal, with a lock).
1. Can I assume that I can hang the new door on the existing frame, even though it’s a frame that fits two doors?
2. Aside from Home Depot, are there other suggestions on where I can get a security screen door that isn’t too expensive?
9:10 AM 05/22/2013
I'm interested in suggestions for door combinations off our parlor floor kitchen in the rear of our old brownstone, that allow sufficient light to the kitchen but also protection against weather, and bugs, and provide decent security. (although our yard is fenced in, so security issues aren't tops on the list) We're converting a window to a door and adding a small/medium sized steel deck off the kitchen/dining room, and the door will be the only source of natural light to the kitchen (with 2 picture windows off the adjoining dining room providing less ... More»
8:52 AM 05/22/2013
We are replacing the doors under our brick stoop. The current outer leaks water terribly. The new door will be some combination of wood/glass/metal and be "airtight" according to the door guy. Do I now need to install some kind of vent in the brick so that there is some ventilation under the stoop? Ventilation is not a problem now beause the door is so leaky.
And, if I do need a vent, can I do that myself without compromising the brick or do I need to hire someone to install the vent.
Finally, is there some kind of door that keeps out water that is no... More»
5:11 AM 05/22/2013