Category: Buying & Selling

Buying & Selling
1997 Nov Your Real Estate Broker

You've been working with a real estate broker and finallyafter seeing a dizzying array of apart- mentsyou've narrowed down your search to two beautiful co-ops in two very different but equally fabulous neighborhoods. You and your husband …

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Buying & Selling
1997 Oct Commercial Tenants

If you're shopping for a new co-op or condo, it's a good idea to get a sense of who your neighbors would be before you make a decision to buy. The wrong neighbors could lower the value of your real estate investment and, if you're sublett…

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Buying & Selling
1997 Jul/Aug Getting Unit Financing

You've found your dream home at last. However, you don't have those hundreds of thousands stashed away to pay for your new co-op or condo in cash. What do you do? Like most new home buyers, you apply for a mortgage. But as an individual y…

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Buying & Selling
1997 May Been Through Buying Hell?

If you've just moved to a new co-op or condo, you probably feel as though you've been through a living hell. For several agonizing months, you and your trusty broker have schlepped from apartment to apartment in an endless, overwhelming s…

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Buying & Selling
1997 Mar Where Have All the Bargains Gone?

The hit musical Rent burst onto Broadway last year amid unanimous praise for its originality and high- energy performances. This tale of down-and-out New Yorkers struggling to pay the rent while they face issues of life and death has turn…

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Buying & Selling
1997 Feb Consider a Building's Fiscal Health

One of the most important issues in deciding if a cooperative or condominium apartment is a wise investment is the financial status of the building itself. The key document that potential buyers should review is the annual financial state…

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Buying & Selling
1997 Dec/Jan Selecting a Neighborhood

What do you look for when you're researching a possible new neighborhood? Movie buffs will tell you that it's essential to be near a state-of-the-art theater. Fitness conscious New Yorkers will want to investigate whether there's a good h…

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Buying & Selling
1996 Nov Buying Smart

According to the most recent survey by the National Association of Realtors, 41 percent of all new homes are purchased by first-time buyers. Whether you're shopping for a co-op or condo for the first time, or you've already been through t…

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Buying & Selling
1996 Sep Selling Your Apartment

We've all heard that old adage little things mean a lot. This is especially true when you're trying to sell your co-op or condo apartment. The way you present your property to prospective buyers can make all the difference between succ…

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