AirBnB makes a plea to survive in NY, the pros and cons of rent-to-own and more

By Lucy Cohen Blatter  | October 7, 2013 - 8:58AM

More condos use right of first refusal to ward off buyers with shaky finances  (New York Times)

Famous outlaw AirBnB makes plea to Albany to tax, not ax them (Daily News; Airbnb blog)

...meanwhile, NYS attorney general subpoenas data on AirBnB's 225,000 NYC hosts (NY Daily News)

Want a peek inside the bastion of modern wealth known as 15 CPW? A new book offers just that (Curbed)

One of the first things you should do before listing your apartment is.... update the lighting fixtures (New York Times)

Lease-to-own has some definite benefits for both buyer and seller, but beware of some challenges, too (NY1; previously)

Good news Williamsburg residents: Whole Foods' opening is slated for mid-2014 (DNA Info)

Condo associations can in fact buy apartments to flip, but it's not an easy task (Habitat Magazine)

Storage space in a tiny apartment is not impossible. Here's how it's done (Apartment Therapy)

Spying fever: Video security cameras pop up like mushrooms in the city's co-op and condo buildings (NY Times)


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