Category: Buying & Selling

Buying & Selling
2000 Jul Caveat Emptor

Real estate in the New York Metropolitan area is hot. Ask any broker and they will tell you that their job is getting more and more difficult because there is simply no supply. Many sellers are having a hard time committing to a sale becaus…

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Buying & Selling
2000 Jun Stribling & Associates

A full pane of glass fronts the Madison Avenue townhouse office of Stribling & Associates, a luxury residential real estate brokerage firm. Four ornate gold frames hang museum-style in the window and the pictures inside feature large, luxur…

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Buying & Selling
2000 Apr James Ferrari, Model Broker

The offices of Benjamin James Associates, a 60-broker real estate firm in downtown Manhattan, look nothing like the typical brokerage firms dotting the city. No signs outside the old Broadway office building near Union Square announce the p…

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Buying & Selling
2000 Mar Tech Effects

It wasn’t so long ago that most New York City real estate professionals disdained all electronic devices. Sage advice dictated that nothing would replace the face-to-face or voice-to-voice relationship between buyer and broker and seller an…

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Buying & Selling
2000 Mar Smooth Sailing

So, you want to sell your apartment and buy another one. Well, there will be plenty of demand for your home because of today’s strong seller’s market. But that same strong market can work against you when you’re out shopping and have to co…

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Buying & Selling
2000 Mar Getting In

You found the perfect co-op apartment, close to work, near good friends and good restaurants. And it’s a great investment. You apply to the board and suddenly find yourself on the receiving end of a rejection letter. What happened? Wit…

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Buying & Selling
2000 Dec/Jan The Corcoran Group

Barbara Corcoran, founder, chairman and chief executive officer of The Corcoran Group, Manhattan’s largest privately owned real estate firm, is on top of her game as she continues to do what she does best: invent ways to market Manhattan’s …

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Buying & Selling
1999 Nov Sealing The Deal

Closings are interesting and emotional transactions. As an attorney who has handled many of them, I can tell you that each one is different. From a legal point of view, they are not especially complex. From an emotional point of view, th…

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Buying & Selling
1999 Apr Ten Steps to a Smooth Closing

Congratulations! You've either found that perfect and your offer has been accepted, or you've identified a purchaser who has agreed to your sales price. Your application has been approved and now you're ready to proceed with the sales trans…

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