Category: Buying & Selling

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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Buying & Selling
1996 Apr Surviving the Apartment Search

I have always thought of myself as a good person. I have a job, I earn a living, I buy American-made products, do community service, visit my parents at least once a month and freely admit to watching Melrose Place. As if that weren't eno…

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Buying & Selling
1995 Nov Changes in Lead Law

If you thought asbestos was a problem, wait until you hear about lead. Found in 57 million private homes in the United States (two million in New York City), lead-based paint poisons young children, reduces IQs, and causes learning disabili…

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Buying & Selling
1995 Nov Getting Approved

It has been compared to a trip to the dentist and a police interrogation. The very mention of it makes potential buyers' knees tremble and sets brokers' eyes rolling heavenward. What could strike such apprehension in even the most jaded New…

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