The breakdown:Compared to other two-bedroom co-ops in Lenox Hill, this 10th-floor apartment is actually on the cheap side: the average price for similar units that sold in the last 90 days was almost $2.6 million, according to StreetEasy.
Q. My elderly parents plan to leave everything equally to my brother and me, although the two of us are no longer on speaking terms. Unfortunately, they don’t say anything in their will about who gets their Queens co-op.
I do everything for my parents, and I’d like to inherit the shares—not to live in the apartment, but to sell the shares and keep the proceeds. Is this possible? If so, how?
A: Here’s the bottom line: if you want to inherit your parents’ co-op alone—whether you plan to sell it or live in it—you need to make sure your parents leave it to you in their will, our experts say.
Tired of living in an apartment so small you can cook dinner from your bed? It might be time for a larger space. On rental website Naked Apartments, you can find a bevy of no-fee and even low-fee places (calling for broker’s fees under 9% instead of the usual 12-15%) up for grabs. Skim the apartments highlighted here in our Low-Fee Rental Roundup or visit Naked Apartments and search by “no fee” or “low-fee” to view more.
With this interactive map from PropertyShark.com, you can see all non-emergency 311 service requests in the last seven days broken down by the agency tasked with resolving the problem.
Wouldn’t it be helpful to know the most common complaints filed against a building you’re looking to move into--or involving your future neighborhood?
To know if the heat has broken down repeatedly during this snowiest of winters? Or that the landlord lets the trash pile up, inviting critters onto the premises? Or the construction site next door carries on work after hours?
If you’ve ever rented--or attempted to rent--an apartment in New York City, you’re likely familiar with that Sisyphean frustration that takes hold of even the most dogged would-be renter. But it's important to understand where the landlord is coming from.
Some types of renters--including freelancers, foreigners, full-time students, retirees, those who have previously claimed bankruptcy, and those without credit or income--are difficult to approve because the assurance that they’ll pay isn’t there.
If you fall into one of these categories, securing a rental will be hard, but not impossible. Here are some tips from real estate agents for surviving and thriving.
Renovating before selling your home is a devilish bargain. You put in money and headaches and days spent breathing in that weird smell of Sheetrock, hoping you'll reap the rewards in the form of a higher sale price.
Having roommates is often a fact of life in this pricey city. We asked six New Yorkers whether they'd rather live with a roommate of the same sex or the opposite sex?
Same sex - I’d rather have another girl living with me because I’m just more comfortable with that. Then I don’t have to worry about dressing each time I leave my room. If I want to walk from my bedroom to the bathroom in my underwear, I can. I’ve always gotten along well with my roommates to the point where we’d help each other out if we needed anything--from shampoo to shoes! - April, Harlem
The outside world is a snow-covered hellscape. It's hard to imagine a better place to watch the weather gods wreak their havoc than your very own window seat. Don't have one? Park your imagination on one of these.
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