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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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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)