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West Village Market Data

The West Village has hit the new year running with a number of properties having sold in January and a number of new sale and rental listings hitting the market.  We thought we would provide some market data that local … Continue reading

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Fireplaces: The Ultimate Urban Amenity

For a variety of reasons, traditional wood burning fireplaces are becoming less popular or simply aren’t available to everyone living in Manhattan.  However, there are certainly alternatives that can satisfy the primal lust for fire and warm your apartment on … Continue reading

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My Landlord Raised My Rent By How Much?!

During 2008 and 2009 many Manhattan landlords offered a myriad of concessions to lure renters to their properties during a tough real estate and employment market.  It was not unusual to see one or two months of free rent being … Continue reading

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The Low Down on Bed Bugs in New York City

As of August 2010, landlords in New York State have an obligation to disclose a history of bed bug infestation to prospective tenants of a building.  Practically, this means that if you intend to move into a rental in a … Continue reading

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Bumpy Ride on the Road to Recovery

Lyrics to Bumpy Ride by Robyn: Even though it’s a bumpy ride Keep your head above the waterline Keep focused and you’ll make it through Keep on rollin’ is what you’ve got to do Even though it’s a bumpy ride … Continue reading

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Renting in a Rental Building vs. Renting a Condo or Co-op

What are the advantages or disadvantages of renting in a rental building in which case the entire building is owned or operated by a large landlord or management company versus renting a condo or co-op apartment directly from the apartment … Continue reading

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Deflation, Inflation, Interest Rates, and Home Pricing

The psychology of deflation has worked to put continued downward pressure on nationwide home prices over the past twenty-four months. The deflationary spiral works like this: 1.  Consumer spending slows by choice (purchasers are “deal hunting”), or by discretion (purchasers … Continue reading

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