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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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Community Living
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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Finance
Everything You Wanted to Know About Jumbo Loans

‘Jumbo loans.’  It’s a term we hear frequently and see advertised regularly.  But what exactly is a jumbo loan, and how did ‘jumbos’ come to be? Origins The world of home loans -- including co-op and condo mortgages -- has changed and evo…

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Building Operations
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
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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On The Board
Board Malfeasance

Most co-op, condo, and HOA boards are made up of honest people who truly want to act in the best interest of their community -- but sometimes bad actors do wind up on boards, and sometimes even whole boards can be corrupt. In this short cli…

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Community Living
Recycling Better

Unless it wants to face the wrath of the law  (i.e., a fine of up to several hundred dollars), every residential building in New York City must recycle . While the bar for doing the bare minimum is quite easy to clear, dedication to and…

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