Tag: new this week

Building Operations
Pre-War Flab

With the glut of new condo construction over the last few years, it can be hard for older buildings to keep up with the newer construction. This is especially true when a lot of these new buildings have amenities that the older buildings co…

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Buying & Selling
Padding the Coffers

You know what they say about The Benjamins: it truly is all about them. When attempting to purchase shares in a co-op or outright buy a condo, a potential buyer's finances are likely to be scrutinized fairly intently. So like a teen spr…

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Maintenance
Night of the Living Pests!

Few people in the New York City area—be they renters, buyers, or even just commuters—have managed to navigate the daily grind without coming eye-to-eye or face-to-face with the whiskers, antennae or stingers of some vile creature, be it ant…

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Law & Legislation
Tax Break for Maintenance Fees?

Homeowners have mortgages, and renters have rent. What about co-op and condo residents? They have mortgages AND they have maintenance fees, and when maintenance fees climb high enough it feels like condo owners are paying a mortgage and ren…

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Neighborhoods
Reaching New Heights

The Real Estate Board of New York’s Upper Manhattan Residential Committee talked Washington Heights at a recent seminar panel event, providing a glimpse into how the neighborhood has changed, the financial lending strategies for co-ops and …

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Maintenance
Mice Infestations: They're Still a Problem

Lying in bed, in the dark quiet before you fall into that much-anticipated slumber, a soft scratching sound finds its way to your ears and you bolt upright. You don’t want to turn the light on, you don’t want to look, it could just be the h…

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