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It is always about deals in New York. Rent regulation, property tax caps and marriage equality rolled into one. Everybody wants something in NY state. NY state lawmakers passed an emergency extension of rent regulation as they work out the final details of the plan. The new bill would raise the t...
    Dealing with Time Lag Between Appraisal Report and a Changing Market Make sure you have prepared your seller early on by discussing comps and appraisals. When an appraisal comes in low, •   Look at the prior sales: •   Was it an Arm's Length sale (example: parent giving child a discounted pri...
My father is 86 years old. When he was younger he was an award winning news photographer. He covered Presidents and the news of the day. Many of my childhood memories are captured in great photos by my Dad. I didn't always like posing until he got the perfect shot but in the long run it was worth...
 Renters’ Frequently Asked Questions   Is there a difference between rent control & rent stabilization? Rent Control: The rent control program generally applies to residential buildings constructed before February 1947 in municipalities that have not declared an end to the postwar rental housing...
Renting an Apartment in Manhattan, NYC Everyone wants their first New York City rental experience to be a positive one. As a current or future Manhattanite, you should familiarize yourself with the rules of renting in order to make your experience as hassle and worry free as possible. Carefully ...
Make Music New York, a free music celebration, takes place on June 21. Photo courtesy of Make Music New York.     This June, waves of sound and light – emanating from outdoor music festivals, public movies and 88 brightly painted pianos – will wash over the streets, parks and plazas of New York ...
There have been a lot of blogs lately about mandatory 20% down payments, QRM, and increases in FHA minimum down payment requirements. There have been some lively and heated debates on the subject. While I commented and stuck my two cents in, for the most part it's moot in the Manhattan market. Ma...

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