U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Covid-19 Information Page
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > New York > Westchester County
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
 
Old 06-12-2015, 09:33 AM
 
Location: Eastchester, Bronx, NY
1,085 posts, read 2,060,522 times
Reputation: 511

Advertisements

Does anyone know or have been in the condo building that's right across the Cross Country Expressway and across the street from the Fleetwood Metro North Station? II've been considering purchasing a property there and I wanted to get some feedback.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 06-16-2015, 09:20 AM
 
38 posts, read 54,042 times
Reputation: 66
Not sure which one you are talking about but be careful of the maintenance fees in this areas. They are really high and even if you can afford them, reselling will be tough. Lots of coops in this area have been on the market forever because the maintenance fees are ridiculous.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-17-2015, 02:44 PM
 
4,539 posts, read 5,293,630 times
Reputation: 3481
if if includes, heat, water, property taxes and insurance plus some amenitites the maint will be higher and that is a good reason

If high cause badly run and no reserves not so good.

What is the maint in that building
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-18-2015, 09:25 AM
 
2 posts, read 1,775 times
Reputation: 10
I have been renting in that building for the last three years. Since that time, the building has changed a bit. I see a lot more younger people and those who have been priced out of NYC move in. I believe a one bed one bath recently sold in the low 200's. Let me know if u have any more questions glad to help.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-18-2015, 09:51 AM
 
Location: Chicago
5,559 posts, read 3,946,055 times
Reputation: 2190
If the change is due to new resident owners who are going to be active with governance, this is positive. If the change is due to more renters and less owner occupied units who aren't watching the Board and management closely, then it would be a negative.

Condo ownership is not a free ride and you can easily be blindsided so make sure you do a lot of due diligence. A Board that has long serving members with little turn over is another negative. You are looking for active owners with an active association.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-18-2015, 10:59 AM
 
Location: Eastchester, Bronx, NY
1,085 posts, read 2,060,522 times
Reputation: 511
Quote:
Originally Posted by Flabound16 View Post
I have been renting in that building for the last three years. Since that time, the building has changed a bit. I see a lot more younger people and those who have been priced out of NYC move in. I believe a one bed one bath recently sold in the low 200's. Let me know if u have any more questions glad to help.
The spot is attractive to me for three reasons: 1) Metro North (Manhattan in 30 minutes); 2) Gramatan Avenue; 3) Cross County Shopping Center.

What does the maintenance cover and do you know if the board process complicated/too lengthy?

Too bad condos are rare in the NYC area. Not a big co-op fan.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-18-2015, 12:20 PM
 
2 posts, read 1,775 times
Reputation: 10
K 22 sorry, do not know the answer to that question. Richrf is absolutely right. I know that the board is completely new and that might be the reason why there has been more investment in the building. Recently, new carpeting in the hallways, the stairs were redone in the common area and last I heard the pool has reopened. That is all good news and the reasons you site for wanting to move there are the exact reasons most people moved in. During the weekends and particularly holiday's this place is a ghost town.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:



Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > New York > Westchester County
Similar Threads
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:55 PM.

© 2005-2020, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Contact Us - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37 - Top