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  • #61
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    The application fee is only $50, used to be $200 with $150 back when you were called. Doubt the fee has anything to do with it, maybe people can't afford the new prices which are still WAY below a market price and a bargain for today's real estate market.

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    • #62
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      Originally posted by coop member View Post
      The application fee is only $50, used to be $200 with $150 back when you were called. Doubt the fee has anything to do with it, maybe people can't afford the new prices which are still WAY below a market price and a bargain for today's real estate market.
      I forgot that the fee was lowered. Thanks for the reminder.

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      • #63
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        I agree lexington- probably the fee- maybe they should draw again- one of my kids isnt interested in applying and its too late now- what if she changed her mind? she doesnt think she will live in the city much longer so she didnt apply- wasnt going to listen to me

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        • #64
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          Originally posted by momjo526 View Post
          yes how true as just today we got the papers under the door and it does look like a lot of people arent returning their applications and the co=op has decided to give extra time in returning them now
          If someone has not returned the application by the due date, and they are given an extension to do so, do you know if they still retain their original spot on the wait list? I should think that if you want an incredibly inexpensive apartment in a desirable neighborhood, that you would make it a priority to return the application on time. Also, it wasn't until we received the application that we found out that the fee was $50.00, not the originally stated $200.00, so if you fully expected to pay $200.00, then I should think that $50.00 would be a pleasant surprise and that would mean that more applications would be turned in on time. Just a thought and no judgement on anyone's financial situation, but I feel bad for the people who did not receive applications but were willing and able to follow the rules.

          Again, thank you to all who are responding to all the wait list questions.

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          • #65
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            I too am now on the wait list. Or at least I hope I will be -- they cashed my check a couple of months ago. Not sure when we'll get to see our number on the list, but anecdotally, I'd love to know how many years people tend to wait for a 2-bedroom. It appears the list turns over approximately every 10 years or so lately -- is it realistic to think that we could get offered an apartment (2 bedroom) in that span of time? Is it possible it will happen sooner?

            Thanks in advance for any thoughts. So excited about this!

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            • #66
              Re: On Wait List

              good luck on your wait- by the time you get your apt, you may be surprised to see your kids grown and in college by then, we were on that list but we originally were on one bedroom list since we were recently engaged but never changed it over to a 2 bedroom list until we were married and had kids in pre school, elementary school- at that time they gave priority to families so as soon as we switched to the 2 bedroom list we knew we would be called and we were- at the time we were not in a hurry to live in penn south as we had a 2 bedroom in stuy town but prices were rising there and by the time we moved we were payinghalf for rent- how sweet-

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              • #67
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                If my experience is any indication, you wont have long to wait! I got the app, completed and returned in in late September. Received a letter from MRH last week to come look at 12 apts in various Penn South Bldgs. There are just eight people ahead of me, so I was told I *will* be able to get in on this round since the number of apts avail exceeds how many are ahead of me! I was in shock! I applied for a 1 bdrm with or without a terrace. It also looks like I was the 20th person picked in the 1 bdrm postcards, so I was pretty high on the list in terms of order picked, so that helped too. I can't wait!

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                • #68
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                  good luck CAT- must be a lucky person- keep in mind penn south isnt perfect but you will find plenty of friendly faces here- it is a real community and you can love the fact lots of friendly people here. everything from wood shop to pottery classes and exercise room

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                  • #69
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                    Originally posted by CatNYC View Post
                    If my experience is any indication, you wont have long to wait!
                    wow, they sure do it different now! I waited 12 years before I got called to see an apartment. Then I didn't get called for one whole year after that. I think I saw three or four apartments in total, one at a time, said yes to all of them, finally got that last one.

                    Perhaps they're more respective of the people moving in nowadays, they're paying more.

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                    • #70
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                      CatNYC, that's amazing!!! I would be in shock too. They have cashed our check, but when I log in on the site, it still says "not found" on the waiting list. Do you have a waiting list number when you log in on the site?

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                      • #71
                        Re: On Wait List

                        Originally posted by CatNYC View Post
                        If my experience is any indication, you wont have long to wait! I got the app, completed and returned in in late September. Received a letter from MRH last week to come look at 12 apts in various Penn South Bldgs. There are just eight people ahead of me, so I was told I *will* be able to get in on this round since the number of apts avail exceeds how many are ahead of me! I was in shock! I applied for a 1 bdrm with or without a terrace. It also looks like I was the 20th person picked in the 1 bdrm postcards, so I was pretty high on the list in terms of order picked, so that helped too. I can't wait!
                        This gives me hope...thanks so much for sharing! My postcard was drawn in the 1BR lottery and I got a number in the low 50's. I'm thinking I should be called within a year, or sooner based on your number! I selected "balcony only" apartments on my application. I'm sure that will make my wait a bit longer, but worth it to me! I'm very anxiously awaiting a phone call from Penn South! My info does not yet show up on the online waiting list, but I figure it will take them a few months to get everyone entered on there.

                        How were the apartments? You get to look yet? Any idea how soon you'll get to move in?

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