Category: Community Living

Community Living
Conflict in Client Communities

Of all the skills a good property manager must possess, conflict management is high up on the list. Not just knowing how , but when to step in (or not) is part and parcel of helping boards and residents maintain harmony and quality o…

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Buying & Selling
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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Buying & Selling
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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Buying & Selling
'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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Buying & Selling
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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Buying & Selling
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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Buying & Selling
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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Buildings
Assessing Energy Needs

Between helping the planet and helping your building's bottom line, it pays to be familiar with your energy profile. In this clip, two multifamily energy pros discuss the criteria and process they use to determine an individual community's …

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Buying & Selling
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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