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How to Find a Brownstone with Parking

How to Find a Brownstone with Parking

Are you looking for your dream home in New York City, but worried that finding a place with …

Selling Your Brownstone with Tenants Still There

Selling Your Brownstone with Tenants Still There

If you are a real estate investor, there will likely be times when you will want to sell …

Making Your Brownstone Energy Efficient

Making Your Brownstone Energy Efficient

One way that is becoming popular to increase energy efficiency and increase the air quality in your home …

A Timeline for Renovating Your Brownstone

A Timeline for Renovating Your Brownstone

If you are lucky enough to own a New York City Brownstone, you know you have a truly …

Why You Should Buy a Brownstone Instead of …

Why You Should Buy a Brownstone Instead of …

With rising interest rates and a likely looming recession, conventional wisdom may tell you that this is a …

Are NFTs About to Go Mainstream in Real …

Are NFTs About to Go Mainstream in Real …

Recently New York City real estate firm Okada & Company listed its first property as a Non Fungible …

Why Brownstone Co-Ownership Makes Sense in a Rising …

Why Brownstone Co-Ownership Makes Sense in a Rising …

If you have been thinking of buying real estate, either as your place of residence or as an …

Owner Financing for your Brownstone

Owner Financing for your Brownstone

Rising interest rates are going to drastically slow down the real estate market for the next couple of …

Inflation and Multi Unit Brownstone Investments

Inflation and Multi Unit Brownstone Investments

After an extended period of historically low interest rates, the Federal Reserve Bank has started raising rates and …

What to Do With Inherited Property

What to Do With Inherited Property

Depending on your circumstances, inheriting property in New York can either be the biggest blessing or the biggest …

Rent Control v. Rent Stabilization

Rent Control v. Rent Stabilization

New York City has a reputation of being an expensive place to live, with the average rent being …

Everything You Need to Know About Buying and …

Everything You Need to Know About Buying and …

A “Probate Sale” is a commonly used term in the real estate industry. However, most people do not …

All About Taxes When You Sell Your New …

All About Taxes When You Sell Your New …

Making the decision to put your New York home on the market is a big decision with many …

Why Foreign Buyers Should Consider Buying a Brownstone?

Why Foreign Buyers Should Consider Buying a Brownstone?

Over the last couple of years, foreign buyers have been purchasing an increased number of historic townhouses and …

Top Ways to Purchase a Brownstone with Crypto …

Top Ways to Purchase a Brownstone with Crypto …

Owning a beautiful Brownstone in New York City is a dream come true for most people. Characteristically, Brownstones …

The Benefit of Townhouse Co-Living In New York …

The Benefit of Townhouse Co-Living In New York …

Purchasing any type of real estate in New York City is a major life and financial decision. When …

Co-Ownership and Resolving Property Disputes in New York …

Co-Ownership and Resolving Property Disputes in New York …

In New York City, where the cost of living is relatively high compared to other cities in the …

Co-Ownership Advantages and Disadvantages in NYC

Co-Ownership Advantages and Disadvantages in NYC

New York City real estate can be expensive for average city dwellers. As such, many of the city’s …

NYC’s Hot Real Estate Market after Covid-19

NYC’s Hot Real Estate Market after Covid-19

As a major epicenter for outbreaks, New York experienced some of the worst effects of the Covid-19 pandemic. …

New York Says Goodbye to Rental Discounts

New York Says Goodbye to Rental Discounts

When hoards of tenants all across the city fled to the suburbs and more ideal living situations amid …

The Case for Buying a Townhouse Over a …

The Case for Buying a Townhouse Over a …

The overwhelming majority of property sales in Manhattan and Brooklyn are for co-op and condo apartments. Apartment living …

Top 7 Things to Check Before Making a …

Top 7 Things to Check Before Making a …

Are you considering relocating to a townhouse in NYC? If so, townhomes are a fantastic investment in NYC. …

Advice For Buyers Looking to Purchase Brownstones

Advice For Buyers Looking to Purchase Brownstones

For a lot of residents of New York, owning a brownstone is a dream come true. Brownstones have …

Biden's Top 5 Changes to the Real Estate …

Biden's Top 5 Changes to the Real Estate …

Over the last four years, President Trump's close real estate ties and preference towards deregulation earned him support …

The Ins and Out of Using Co-Ownership to …

The Ins and Out of Using Co-Ownership to …

Many people have dreams of living in a New York City brownstone but find that it is out …

Guide: Everything You Need to Know About Purchasing …

Guide: Everything You Need to Know About Purchasing …

Are you an investor considering investing in a townhouse and becoming a landlord in New York City? If …

5 Reasons People Are Purchasing Real Estate in …

5 Reasons People Are Purchasing Real Estate in …

To say that 2020 has been a challenging year, would be an understatement. Particularly, with the majority of …

You Still Have Time To Invest In Qualified …

You Still Have Time To Invest In Qualified …

Partially spearheaded by the global Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the IRS has extended the deadline for investors to invest …

What Awaits the NYC Real Estate Market Post-Pandemic?

What Awaits the NYC Real Estate Market Post-Pandemic?

New York City Realtors, real estate agents, brokers, and other professionals in the real estate business are waiting …

5 Signals That the Housing Market is on …

5 Signals That the Housing Market is on …

When the World Health Organization declared the novel Coronavirus (COIVD- 19) a global pandemic, on March11, 2020, every …

Demystifying the Reopening of NYC and What it …

Demystifying the Reopening of NYC and What it …

On June 8, 2020, New York City entered Phase 1 of a four-part reopening plan since the Novel …

Mortgage Rate Drops to Historic Lows!!

Mortgage Rate Drops to Historic Lows!!

In the last week, mortgage rates have gotten even more affordable and have reached an all-time low. As …

Top 4 Reasons to Invest in Multi-family Properties …

Top 4 Reasons to Invest in Multi-family Properties …

Spearheaded by the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) global pandemic, there is a great deal of uncertainty surrounding the current …

Why Townhouses Make Sense During and Post COVID-19?

Why Townhouses Make Sense During and Post COVID-19?

At the moment, space and personal privacy are two commodities in rarer supply for New York apartment residents …

Understanding NYC SRO Laws: How to Convert an …

Understanding NYC SRO Laws: How to Convert an …

New York’s emerging neighborhoods hold a wealth of deals for savvy buyers, from opportunity zone investments to newly …

The Upside of a Down Market: Why Now …

The Upside of a Down Market: Why Now …

If you’re a homeowner in New York City, the tepid real estate market might have you cringing at …

Is Co-Living the New SRO? How to Leverage …

Is Co-Living the New SRO? How to Leverage …

For many New Yorkers, the biggest challenge of city living isn’t the subway at rush hour or late …

Harlem’s Multi-Family Townhouses Are Opportunity Zone Hidden Gem

Harlem’s Multi-Family Townhouses Are Opportunity Zone Hidden Gem

More than a year after the IRS introduced “Opportunity Zones” -- a chance to defer, reduce or even …

How to Price a Harlem Townhouse

How to Price a Harlem Townhouse

What Harlem Homeowners Can Take from the Record-Setting $27 Million Townhouse Listing Two historic Harlem townhouses recently hit …