New York is a city of famously unapologetic sinners, and few things bring out our devilishness as much as real estate.
Behold, the 7 deadly sins and how they manifest themselves for those of us living, renting, buying, and selling in New York.
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Price up to $500,000 up to $750,000 up to $1,000,000 up to $1,250,000 up to $1,500,000 up to $2,000,000 up to $3,000,000 up to $5,000,000 up to $6,000,000 up to $7,000,000 up to $8,000,000 no maximum
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Bathrooms at least 1 bathroom at least 1.5 bathrooms at least 2 bathrooms at least 2.5 bathrooms at least 3 bathrooms at least 3.5 bathrooms 4 or more bathrooms Presented by 1. Gluttony You've already combined two units but--crazy with desire for a home office and heedless of the impact triple maintenance charges will have on resale value--you're the first one through the door at the wake when your next-door neighbor keels over. 2. Lust ... for the washer-dryer in the apartment of the person who threatened/persuaded the board/landlord that it was necessary as a 'reasonable accommodation' for her elevator phobia under the Americans with Disabilities Act. 3. Greed You, a board member, vote to turn down a buyer for an apartment in the same line as yours, who is paying less than you think your apartment is worth. 4. Envy Your knickers are in a knot about your 80/20 neighbor paying $650/month for the same apartment that costs you $4,000/month. 5. Pride You are one of those people on the co-op board who is looking for 'the right kind of people' for the building. 6. Sloth You refuse to walk more than two blocks for anything; you have everything else delivered. We're talking groceries, dry cleaning, breakfast, dinner, toothpaste, EVERYTHING. 7. Wrath You let the air out of the bike tires of the co-op board president's son who, after a playdate, ratted out your unauthorized garbage disposal. Related posts: 15 ways to tell a real New Yorker from a poser 12 NYC real estate holes-in-one 12 ways to spin an apartment flaw, for fun and profit The top 10 NYC real estate myths