When searching for a new place to call home in New York, most people know to steer clear of areas with landfills, power plants and, say, massive decades-long subway construction. But did you also know that toxic sites abound in the five boroughs?
“It’s buyer or investor beware,” says Nancy Jorisch, a senior data analyst for PropertyShark, noting that folks might find themselves responsible for clean-up duties even if they weren’t to blame for the original toxic mess.
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In today’s market, buyers who need financing find themselves competing--and often losing--against all-cash buyers.
“The saying is ‘cash is king.’ And non-contingent but seeking financing--that’s the queen,’” observes real estate agent Charlie Homet of Halstead Property, alluding to the scenario where a buyer agrees to buy regardless of whether a mortgage can actually be secured.
So what’s a prospective buyer not flush with cash to do? All is not lost. There are a number of strategies for the financing buyer who wants to be taken seriously as cold hard cash--from financing less, to spending more, to simply being easy to work with.
Looking for a place to live on a budget? Believe it or not, $450k can get you a pretty nice place in any of the five boroughs (though size will depend on which of those boroughs you choose, of course).
Apartment searching in NYC is not just daunting--it can also open the door to a whole bunch o’crazy. From a body in a closet to a very special cup, read on for a sampling of other close encounters of the rental kind.
Forget to factor a broker fee—which can be as much as 15% of a year’s rent—into your expenses for your next big move? Before you panic, peruse the listings here or click on over to the source--rental search site Naked Apartments, where you can surf for low-fee (9% or less) and no-fee options.
For most of us living in cramped NYC apartments, the dining room as a separate space is a foreign concept. Typically an alcove or a quaint corner is all we get to call a dining area--and a vast improvement over the coffee-table-as-dining-room scenario.
But one can always dream. Herewith: Eight swanky dining NYC rooms that will make you drool.
New Yorkers are used to living with, next to, above or below all kinds of people -- yup, even celebrities. But for this celebrity edition of Would You Rather we are testing their limits. We asked: Would you rather live next to the attention-craving Miley Cyrus, or celebrity coupling of the year Kim Kardashian and Kanye West?
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