Category Archives: Real Estate Trends

Buying a Home in NYC: The Buyout

Many people living in Manhattan (or, more recently, Brooklyn) have found themselves in a wholly unexpected trap: They rent, and as property values around them rise and rise (and rise), so have their rents. Even rent-stabilized and controlled apartments have … Continue reading

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The Co-Op Challenge Gets Harder: Buying a Home in NYC

In New York City, the Co-Op is much more prevalent than in most other municipalities, and can often be an eye-opening and disturbing lesson when newcomers to the area look towards buying a home in NYC. Co-ops are notoriously more … Continue reading

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Not Ready to Think about Buying a Home in NYC? Go Communal

With the headlines increasingly centered on how expensive it is to consider buying a home in NYC – even in the so-called “outer boroughs” as Brooklynization spreads beyond Brooklyn itself into Queens and The Bronx – not to mention how … Continue reading

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When Buying a Condominium in NYC Means Staying Put

It is often the dream of tenants who are very settled in beloved apartments: Their landlord calls them up, announces he is taking the building Condo, and offers them either a great incentive to move out, or an insider price … Continue reading

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Making a Small Apartment Work When Buying a Home in NYC

You’ve heard the catch-phrase “The Rent is Too Damn High,” but the cost of buying a home in NYC is also too high for most people. In fact, the two are related; because buying property in New York is so … Continue reading

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Selling Property in NYC: The Next Real Estate Boom – Churches

Real Estate often seems to be a business of bubbles and panics. Neighborhoods get hot and prices rise, bidding wars erupt, and fortunes are made and lost as long-time owners unload what for them are old, tired properties they’re tired … Continue reading

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Buying Property in NYC: New York’s Tech Surge Continues

Almost a decade ago, then-Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced a new initiative designed to attract technology companies to New York through a program of tax breaks and other financial incentives. The reasoning was simple: Tech companies bring a huge tax base … Continue reading

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Buying a Home in NYC Trend for 2015: Less than Luxurious

New York City, particularly Manhattan, is generally regarded as one of the bellwether cities when it comes to real estate – one of the cities, along with Los Angeles, London, and a few other select metropolises that are used to … Continue reading

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Buying a Co-Op Vs. Buying a Condominium in NYC

New York City is an outlier in many ways in this country. From the makeup of its population, the transit system that has evolved here, to the culture itself, there is simply no place else like New York – and … Continue reading

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The Future of New York Might be MicroDwellings

If you’re paying attention to real estate in New York and across the country, you’ve no doubt already encountered the swelling interest in ‘tiny homes’ or microdwellings. The definitions of these terms varies from place to place, but generally refers … Continue reading

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