Category: Community Living

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Showing Occupied Apartments

Brokers have a standard modus operandi when selling apartments: Depersonalize the property, stage it, and disappear. Take down family photos, stow the artwork, clear out excess furniture and the clutter of everyday life. And most importantl…

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2022 June Design Trends for 2022

When remodeling the interior of multifamily buildings and HOAs, boards or board-appointed committees might be tempted to adopt an “out with the old, in with new” approach. Others prefer to stick to “tried and true” designs to suit their aes…

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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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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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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 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 For sale sign in front of an old stone terraced house in a city centre on a cloudy autumn day. Edinburgh, Scotland, UK.
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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