Category: Community Living

Real Estate Trends
2017 November The Post-Election Mood

In last year’s presidential election, Donald Trump lost New York City, resoundingly. According to final election results, he received 461,174 votes across the five boroughs, or 18.4 percent, compared with 1,969,920 ballots cast for Hillary …

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Community Living
Withholding Your Maintenance Payments

Conflicts between both unit owners and their co-op or condo, or between neighbors, can get ugly pretty quickly. Often due to many considerations--in particular the slow pace of anything in common-interest properties and the general reluctan…

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Community Living
Unneighborly Behavior

In August, the New York Post reported that Eddie Wong, a resident of a luxury Greenwich Village co-op, was accused of  "watching a 30-year-old neighbor through her bedroom window after she got out of the shower." According to the story,…

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Community Living
The Board Generation

Given that a condominium or co-op board is charged with representing the interests of a diverse group of homeowners or shareholders, it follows that boards themselves should embody the diversity of their resident population. In New York Cit…

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Real Estate Trends
2017 September A Look at HDFCs

Incorporated under Article XI of the Private Housing Finance Law, Housing Development Fund Corporation (HDFC) cooperatives are partnerships between public and private interests that help the tenants of city-owned residential co-ops – often …

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