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The Difference Between Owning A Condo & Co-op in NYC

Unless you’re in the market for a single-family townhouse, you’ll have two choices as a home buyer in New York City: a co-op or a condominium. Broadly speaking, apartments in most buildings built before World War II will be long-established co-ops, while those in many postwar buildings and new construction will be condos. Each has its advantages and disadvantages. Here’s a primer to inform your search.

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Why You Need to Stage Your Home to Sell in NYC

Getting your home ready for sale requires effort, time, and a dedicated team of professionals who know what they’re doing. From purging, scrubbing, staging, and shooting, there’s a long list of work you need to do if you really want to present your home in the best possible light - and unless you’re willing to dial down your price expectations, and you aren’t, you’ve got a little manual labor ahead of you.

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10 Real Estate Terms You Need to Know

A good real estate agent will guide a buyer through the purchase process from start to finish, but knowledge is power, and speaking the language will make you a savvier home shopper. And just as coffee ordered “light and sweet” means cream and sugar in New York City, the Big Apple has a dialect of real-estate speak with a few unique twists. Prime your vocabulary with these 10 essential terms.

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5 Key Real Estate Negotiation Tips!

We recently went into contract on a home with buyers in what was a really huge win for them. Without going into too many details on the property, per StreetEasy, we are in contract for $350 per foot cheaper than the building average. Given this recent success for our buyers I wanted to share some insight into how we made it happen. Here are some helpful tips for negotiating the best deal…

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3 Decor Trends That Are Already Emerging in 2019

Even if it feels like winter will never end, 2019 is already barreling along, and several of the year’s trends are beginning to crystallize. We’re seeing people work new texture, line, and scale into their spaces in ways that emphasize comfort just as much as style. In short, comfy is in. These three mood boards show some of the themes of what’s trending…

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Interest Rates are Hiking! A Must Read If You Are Considering Buying or Selling Your Home

In a very spooky HALLOWEEN episode of Guidance by Glazer we were joined by a special guest, Eric Stam from Citizens Bank, one of our preferred mortgage bankers. We discussed the current interest rate environment and its implication on buyers in NYC, a hot topic right now. Tune in to find out where they're at, where they've been and where they're likely heading!

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Understanding 1031 Exchanges With Andrew Luftig

Joining us today in EP30 of Guidance by Glazer is my very special guest, 
Andrew Luftig, from Chaves Perlowitz Luftig LLP law firm, one of our preferred real estate closing attorneys. Today, we're discussing 1031 exchanges, a tax-deferred strategy many investors use when buying and selling in NYC.

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Triple P: The Power of Pre-Sale Preparation

It’s not new to say that the market has shifted: prices are softening across the board and even ultra-hot markets like Clinton Hill, Brooklyn are starting to slow down. Inventory has ticked up and buyer demand has cooled. What does this mean? Well for one, what it doesn’t mean is that the real estate market is dead or doomed or anything so absolute. It means that everyone will have to be a little more strategic, a little more thoughtful about buying and selling, and work a little bit harder.

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