Category: Community Living

Buying & Selling Your Real Estate Broker
1997 Nov Your Real Estate Broker

You've been working with a real estate broker and finallyafter seeing a dizzying array of apart- mentsyou've narrowed down your search to two beautiful co-ops in two very different but equally fabulous neighborhoods. You and your husband …

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Buying & Selling Commercial Tenants
1997 Oct Commercial Tenants

If you're shopping for a new co-op or condo, it's a good idea to get a sense of who your neighbors would be before you make a decision to buy. The wrong neighbors could lower the value of your real estate investment and, if you're sublett…

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Buying & Selling Getting Unit Financing
1997 Jul/Aug Getting Unit Financing

You've found your dream home at last. However, you don't have those hundreds of thousands stashed away to pay for your new co-op or condo in cash. What do you do? Like most new home buyers, you apply for a mortgage. But as an individual y…

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Buying & Selling Been Through Buying Hell?
1997 May Been Through Buying Hell?

If you've just moved to a new co-op or condo, you probably feel as though you've been through a living hell. For several agonizing months, you and your trusty broker have schlepped from apartment to apartment in an endless, overwhelming s…

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Buying & Selling Where Have All the Bargains Gone?
1997 Mar Where Have All the Bargains Gone?

The hit musical Rent burst onto Broadway last year amid unanimous praise for its originality and high- energy performances. This tale of down-and-out New Yorkers struggling to pay the rent while they face issues of life and death has turn…

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Buying & Selling Consider a Building's Fiscal Health
1997 Feb Consider a Building's Fiscal Health

One of the most important issues in deciding if a cooperative or condominium apartment is a wise investment is the financial status of the building itself. The key document that potential buyers should review is the annual financial state…

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Buying & Selling Selecting a Neighborhood
1997 Dec/Jan Selecting a Neighborhood

What do you look for when you're researching a possible new neighborhood? Movie buffs will tell you that it's essential to be near a state-of-the-art theater. Fitness conscious New Yorkers will want to investigate whether there's a good h…

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Buying & Selling Buying Smart
1996 Nov Buying Smart

According to the most recent survey by the National Association of Realtors, 41 percent of all new homes are purchased by first-time buyers. Whether you're shopping for a co-op or condo for the first time, or you've already been through t…

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Buying & Selling Selling Your Apartment
1996 Sep Selling Your Apartment

We've all heard that old adage little things mean a lot. This is especially true when you're trying to sell your co-op or condo apartment. The way you present your property to prospective buyers can make all the difference between succ…

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