Category: Community Living

Real Estate Trends
2021 November America’s Going Electric

New York Governor Kathy Hochul’s Labor Day signing of four pieces of new legislation protecting and supporting workers gave those laws a lot of visibility. (Readers of CooperatorNews can find a summary of two of those four pieces of legisla…

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Community Living
2021 November Rebuilding Community

Among the most unfortunate effects of the COVID-19 pandemic is the chill it cast—and is still casting—over social activities nearly everywhere, including in multifamily communities. So little was known early on about how the virus was sprea…

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Real Estate Trends
COVID Reshaped How Developers Build

Like other bellwether events before it (9/11, the Great Recession), the COVID-19 pandemic has wrought seismic changes to the residential real estate industry. It’s changed the way we live within our own homes, particularly in terms of how w…

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Real Estate Trends
2021 October NYC Housing Market Review

The last few years have been something of a rollercoaster ride for New York’s co-op and condo markets. After reaching an historic high in 2016, a number of factors—among them the cap on federal income tax SALT deductions, overbuilding/overs…

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Real Estate Trends
Virtual Staging

While the old adage says that real estate is all about ‘location, location, location,’ marketing is all about being in front of the customer. That’s an important factor in marketing co-op and condo apartments that was essentially vaporized …

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Buying & Selling
Fixer-Upper, or Move-In Ready?

One of the main considerations in selecting an apartment for purchase is whether the unit is in move-in condition or requires renovation. This is not a new question, though perhaps surprisingly, attitudes have shifted in recent years - espe…

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Real Estate Trends
Electric Car Charging Stations

Among the many efforts underway to stem the oncoming tide of climate-related catastrophe is the increasing use of electric vehicles (EVs). While gas-powered cars are still the overwhelming majority of vehicles on the roads, EV technology is…

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