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Buying & Selling
Ten Years of NYC Home Sales

amNewYork gives the borough-by-borough breakdown of residential sales over the last decade as the 2010s come to a close. Overall, the city saw real estate prices increase between the first quarter of 2010 and the fourth quarter of 2019,…

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Sell vs. Sublet

As the New York co-op and condo markets continue to cool, the question for many a would-be seller is whether to absorb the contraction is prices, or to rent out their unit and wait for the market to make a comeback. The answer may be conti…

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From Charity to Luxury

A former Salvation Army distribution center at 26 Quincy Street in Brooklyn's Clinton Hill neighborhood is slated to be internally renovated into a 49 condominium units by development partners Loktech Group and Meral Property Group. The par…

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Get Out!

If selling is an art, then real estate agents are in many ways like landscape painters -- in other words, they prefer a vista without human characters. It’s not that they don’t like people; it’s because it’s much easier for a prospectiv…

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Manhattan Sales Prices Drop

Owners looking to make a killing on their apartments are getting a cold splash of reality, according to a recent report from Marketproof. While sales prices in the NYC market have indeed increased by some 43% since 2006, in many cases, sell…

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'Bargain' Condos Selling Well...

While reports show a citywide trend of sellers scaling back asking prices for co-ops and condo units, AM New York reports that the under-$1 million tier is holding its own, and the $500,000ish market actually seems to be in pretty good …

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FHA Eases Financing Regs

The Federal Housing Administration (FHA), which insures mortgages made by private lenders and banks, will ease condo financing regulations to open up homeownership for more first-time buyers, effective October 15, reports Yahoo! Finance.…

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Condo Contract Crisis?

The National Law Review is alerting litigators to be prepared for a rash of lawsuits related to a possible looming housing recession, likening the outlook to what happened in 2008’s economic crash. As the condo developers of a deca…

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Condos Exempt from LLC Disclosure Law

Back in September, Governor Cuomo signed into law a bill passed by the New York State legislature meant to make public knowledge the actual owners of one-to-four family homes purchased under the guise of LLC’s, limited liability corporation…

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Pied-à-Terre Tax Effort Revived

Bloomberg Quint reports that another blow may be heading toward the  high-end real estate market,  in the form of a revived effort by state lawmakers to impose a tax on second-home purchases of $5 million or more. This tax follow…

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