One of the draws is the parlor room, which has intricate woodwork like this
A stained glass door on the parlor level harkens back to 1899, when the property was built
The kitchen in the owner's duplex is huge for New York City but partly below ground and needs updating.
The property has several fireplaces, including this one on the lower level of the owner's duplex
The main bedroom in each rental unit has several windows
A half-bedroom in each of the rental units is barely big enough for a single bed
The kitchen in the mid-level rental unit
The living room in the mid-level rental unit
The bathrooms in the rental units could use some TLC.
The backyard belongs to the owner's duplex.
The house is on a classic Bed-Stuy brownstone block
The floor plan for 196 Hancock
In a rising real estate market, it can be hard to tell the difference between a fair asking price and dream-on numbers. BrickUnderground periodically examines homes on the market for significantly more than their most recent sales price and, with the help of experts and the number crunchers at real estate listings and property data website Point2 Homes, we try to figure out why--or why not--the asking price is worth it.
Each pin in this interactive PropertyShark map identifies a Manhattan property in the process of foreclosure.
This interactive PropertyShark map shows all Brooklyn properties where a lis pendens has been filed within the last 7 days.
Distressed properties provide some of the biggest bargains in NYC real estate, since homeowners in pre-foreclosure and banks with foreclosed properties usually want to sell fast--meaning you can get a steep discount. The trouble is finding the homes themselves.
Enter real estate data provider PropertyShark, which has pinpointed distressed properties in all five boroughs on interactive maps of foreclosures and pre-foreclosures, updated daily. Here's how you can get the most out of the maps.
It may not exactly put us in "America's Most Wanted" territory, but many New Yorkers are hiding secrets in their apartments that run afoul of the law, or at least the rules set by their condo, co-op or landlord.
I recently made one of the best decisions of my life: I hired my movers to pack my stuff. What, you didn't know this was even possible? Well it is, and it's spectacular--and a lot more affordable than you might think.
Sick of having to answer your parents’ nosy questions about your love life at breakfast every morning? Move out already. See options with broker's fees from nada to 9% (versus the usual 12% to 15%) right here or head on over to rental website Naked Apartments and hunt by “no fee” or “low-fee” to see lots more.
Q: I bought an apartment in a brownstone on the Upper West Side, only to discover the walls are paper thin. Forget footsteps--I hear the neighbors watching the morning news, having sex and everything in between.
Was it the seller's obligation to disclose this issue? Do I have any legal recourse against them?
A: The best way to answer your question is with a Latin phrase: caveat emptor, or buyer beware. In New York City apartment sales, it’s the buyer who assumes the risks of the purchase, including the potential for noise transmission, our experts say.
Five New Yorkers share their home improvement dreams, which include carpet-free floors, less paint and a den. Girls (and boys) can dream.
Pet-friendly floors We have wall-to-wall carpeting in the bedroom, and I’m tired of it! Especially since we got a rescue dog a few years ago, it’s been tough to keep it clean and clean-looking. I’d love to get rid of it. But the landlord is too cheap to invest any kind of money into this apartment. I’d rip the carpet up myself, if only he’d pay to have the wood floor refinished! - Ken, Harlem
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