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Old 12-08-2010, 09:43 AM
 
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Hi All,

If you have any recommendations on where to live in the Mid-town or Upper Eastside areas I would appreciate it. Also, if you have any areas that I shoud avoid that would be helpful too. I am planning on buying a 1 bedroom apartment there in the next few monthes.

Thanks,
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Old 12-08-2010, 09:49 AM
 
Location: Pensacola
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Hey sorry I don't have any info. But I have the same questions. I want to move but probably in 3-4 years.
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Old 12-08-2010, 11:58 AM
 
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Buying an apartment without local knowledge doesn't seem like a particularly good idea to me.

Why would you consider doing that rather than renting for a year or two first?
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Old 12-08-2010, 12:46 PM
 
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It seems as though you aren't thoroughly educated on the subject of specific neighborhoods in which to purchase an apartment. Perhaps you should spend more time in each neighborhood you have designated as a potential candidate before making a very important decision like that.

I would recommend you search the NY Times Real Estate listings. It is a very comprehensive and customizable site that will yield properties that fit your specific criteria.
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Old 12-08-2010, 02:48 PM
 
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Hi All,

If you have any recommendations on where to live in the Mid-town or Upper Eastside areas I would appreciate it. Also, if you have any areas that I shoud avoid that would be helpful too. I am planning on buying a 1 bedroom apartment there in the next few monthes.

Thanks,

Wow. Where to begin?! Are you workign with a good realtor to act as your buyer's agent? Are you interested in a condo or co-op? Have you ever been to Midtown East or the Upper East Side? If so you would know that there aren't any "unsafe" areas to avoid....you probably want to stay a few blocks north-south-west of the Queensboro Bridge at 59th-61st Streets for noise & traffic, but other than that.....
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Old 12-08-2010, 03:08 PM
 
Location: Beautiful Pelham Parkway,The Bronx
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Hi All,

If you have any recommendations on where to live in the Mid-town or Upper Eastside areas I would appreciate it. Also, if you have any areas that I shoud avoid that would be helpful too. I am planning on buying a 1 bedroom apartment there in the next few monthes.

Thanks,
Noticed in your other thread that your price range is around 400,000. If so,you neighborhood options will probably be limited by the price.
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Old 12-09-2010, 12:10 AM
 
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Default Some thoughts....

I shopped this area a year ago, so here are some tips:

First, Condo or Coop. This matters a lot. Condos tend to be newer and more expensive, but you can finance up to 90% and there really are few board restrictions and no board approval. Not that there is not a condo board but if they deny your application they have to purchase the unit from the owner and that is really not going to happen.

Coops will generally have better space and amenities at a cheaper purchasing price. Also the monthly HOA's are generally tax ded. up to a certain percentage. However, the approval process can be tough and invasive, u will need to provide 3 years tax returns, a good work history and credit score as well as personal references in some cases. As well as some may require significant down payments. Even with all that you may be denied.

Neighborhoods I would suggest are Tudor City and Murray Hill. They tend to be cheaper. The farther East the cheaper apartments tend to be. The closer to Midtown and 5th Ave, the more expensive. There are no unsafe neighborhoods in this area. Good Luck.
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