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Benefits of a smoking ban in your building, co-op and condo renovation fees, & more top stories

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By Emily Myers  |
October 26, 2018 - 2:00PM

Two of our most-read stories this week looked at ways to retain value in your property, whether through a smoking ban or in navigating co-op and condo renovation fees. Another popular post detailed some of the best two-bedroom co-ops on sale in Manhattan with maintenance fees under $2,000. Lots of readers were intrigued by our feature on a one-bedroom rental with a large roof deck in Queens, which got three thumbs up from our experts.

Here, in full, are the top five most popular stories of the last week:

1) Does a co-op or condo smoking ban boost the value of your apartment?

2) Would you rent this one bedroom in Astoria, with a big private terrace, for $2,500?

3) What is a typical co-op or condo renovation fee?

4) Manhattan two-bedroom doorman co-ops with maintenance fees that are under $2,000

5) 4 reasons to buy a place in Carroll Gardens as soon as you possibly can (sponsored)

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Emily Myers

Senior Writer/Podcast Producer

Emily Myers is a real estate writer and podcast host. As the former host of the Brick Underground podcast, she earned four silver awards from the National Association of Real Estate Editors. Emily studied journalism at the University of the Arts, London, earned an MA Honors degree in English Literature from the University of Edinburgh and lived for a decade in California.

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