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Buildings
DOB Expedites New Façade Inspection Rules

After 60-year-old architect Erica Tishman was tragically killed the week before Christmas by loose material falling from a building façade near Times Square, the New York Department of Buildings (DOB) is expediting changes to its façade ins…

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Neighborhoods
Is Your View a Property Right?

Along with other major criteria (location, square-footage, 'light,' 'air,' etc.) a good view from one or more windows can be a big selling point for an apartment. In fact, many a buyer has purchased their unit based on the view. Some will e…

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Real Estate Trends
Small Building Challenges

Like people, co-op and condo buildings come in all shapes and sizes, and have different personalities and tastes. Regardless of size however, all buildings face similar challenges – coping with ever-increasing numbers of deliveries, for exa…

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Buying & Selling
From Charity to Luxury

A former Salvation Army distribution center at 26 Quincy Street in Brooklyn's Clinton Hill neighborhood is slated to be internally renovated into a 49 condominium units by development partners Loktech Group and Meral Property Group. The par…

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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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