Category: Community Living

Real Estate Trends
2019 April Geothermal Heating and Cooling

Community associations are increasingly looking toward environmentally-friendly options to heat, cool and power their properties in order to reduce their carbon footprint and save money. Wind turbines, solar panels, combined heating and pow…

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Real Estate Trends
2019 April What the Market Will Bear

Perhaps the most critical element in a successful marketing campaign for a co-op or condo unit is the price.  Well, how is that price determined?  What factors are considered?  Whose expertise is needed to arrive at the optimum number?  Is …

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Real Estate Trends
2019 April What Does the Rest of 2019 Hold?

2018 – and the first half of 2019 – have been anything but dull, from the global level all the way down to co-op, condo and community association communities. While it’s somewhat beyond The Cooperator’s scope to opine on geopolitical curren…

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Real Estate Trends
2019 April Market Survey

After many years of expansion and growth nationwide, most co-op and condominium markets saw both turbulence and some overall decline in 2018. The market has turned from one favoring sellers to one more hospitable to buyers. Markets like sta…

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Organizations
A Tale of Two Co-ops

Housing Development Fund Corporation (HDFC) co-ops are an important and unique segment of the New York housing market that many fellow co-op shareholders are unaware of. Those who do know of the program are often familiar with it only from …

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Buildings
Multifamily Laundry Technology

If you're not fortunate enough to have a washer/dryer in your apartment, the next best thing is a communal laundry room -- and those facilities have come a very long way since the days of bleak, fluorescent-lit basement spaces with a couple…

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Buying & Selling
Taking Flight to Florida?

It's tax season, and homeowners in some states are apparently getting hit harder than others due to   President Trump’s revised tax legislation.  During a press conference in early February, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo argued that t…

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Real Estate Trends
Food for Thought

If you've followed New York real estate news in the last few days, you have certainly heard about Hudson Yards , the much-hyped, largest private development on Manhattan's West Side that boasts 18 million square feet of commercial and re…

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Buying & Selling
Support for Pied-à-Terre Tax Grows

If state legislators get their way, wealthy people who own expensive second homes in the Big Apple may have to fork over more in taxes. This past Monday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo  and other Democratic leaders in Albany  announced their suppor…

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