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Finance
2018 November The Appraisal Process

For many people, appraisals – why they're done, how they’re done, and how they’re used – is a mystery. But that need not be the case! For all intents and purposes, appraisals are a straightforward and simple component in the process of comp…

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2018 July When Associations Borrow

Whether it’s a renovation, an emergency repair, or anything in-between, condos, cooperatives, and homeowners’ associations are rarely not spending money on something. And while they may have reserves on hand to pay for its latest project, m…

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2018 July Underlying Mortgage Refi

Home comes in many shapes and sizes. Some prefer the elegance of prewar apartment buildings, while others lean towards the high-tech brilliance of a brand-new building. And there are those who like the small-town, neighborly feeling of a br…

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2018 July The Tax Act of 2017

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 represents the first major restructuring of federal income taxes since 1986, and ushers in serious changes to how co-op, condo, and HOA owners will benefit from home ownership. In many cases, the new law wi…

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2018 April Underlying Permanent Mortgages

One of the components that makes co-op ownership unique is its financing structure. Unlike a condominium, the property is owned as a whole, fee-simple estate – and so the entire property can be encumbered by a permanent, long-term loan. Thi…

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