Category: Real Estate Trends

Real Estate Trends
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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Glass vs. Masonry

Over the past two decades, New Yorkers have become increasingly used to seeing tall, reflective, glass residential towers rise over the cityscape, even in neighborhoods that have been bastions of the world-class architecture that gives the …

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Lobby Decor

While not usually considered an amenity per se, an elegantly appointed lobby can be both a draw for prospective purchasers and a welcoming space for residents in co-op and condominium communities. While some communities furnish their lobbie…

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Co-op Boards Say No to Neumann

Page Six reports that even before his company’s recent failed initial public offering (IPO), Adam Neumann, now former CEO of WeWork, had difficulty securing a co-op on Manhattan’s tony Fifth Avenue. Citing a real estate insider, Page Si…

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Built-In Apartment Features

When it comes to co-op or condo, home improvements are a personal thing, reflecting the style and taste of the owner, and impacting the functionality of the unit. A prime example of this are built-ins; those personalized furnishings that pr…

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Engaging a Fitness Center Company

In-house gyms and fitness centers are some of the most popular amenities a co-op, condo, or HOA can offer residents and prospective buyers -- but just plunking down a treadmill and some barbells in a common room doesn't exactly qualify. In …

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What’s Hot in Building Amenities

As the market for co-op and condo units continues to soften in Manhattan and throughout New York City, co-ops and condos are looking to make themselves more competitive. One area where existing co-ops and associations can raise their profil…

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