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Buying & Selling
The Open House Returns

As spring arrives and the COVID pandemic (hopefully) continues to wane in NYC, life feels like it’s beginning to return to some semblance of normal - including in the real estate industry. One sure sign is the return of the open house, long…

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Real Estate Trends
2022 April The Importance of Curb Appeal

An old time-worn saying ‘that you’re only as good as your first impression’ is paramount in how your co-op or condo building is perceived at street level. The curb appeal factor cannot be discounted when people pass by your building and see…

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Buying & Selling
Real Estate, Cryptocurrency, & Taxes

Depending who you ask in the world of finance, cryptocurrency is either the future, or a passing fad. Either way, even still in its infancy, ‘crypto’ is attracting more and more investors - especially among younger millennials and gen-z int…

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Buying & Selling
Buying Apartments With Cryptocurrency

Editor’s note: This piece is the first in a planned series of mini-articles on the issue of cryptocurrencies and the application and purchasing process in co-ops and condos. These days, so much of what we do and own is defined - often rede…

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Buying & Selling
Seller Beware?

It’s a seller’s market, or so the NYC real estate pundits are telling us. But what does that actually mean?  Does it mean it’s easier to sell a home than it would be in a buyer’s market? Are units selling for more money, or more quickly? Do…

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Real Estate Trends
2022 January The Year in (P)Review

Remember in 2020, when everyone was so excited for 2021, “when all of this instability and uncertainty will be over”? Right. Well, while there was some relief from pandemic pandemonium as Americans started to get vaccinated against COVID th…

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Real Estate Trends
Unsolicited Offers

Night falls on the city; just as she’s about to close up shop for the day, a broker receives an email from an unknown sender. The sender is interested in purchasing a specific unit in a specific building - so interested, in fact, that they …

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