Welcome back to Part 5 of my home buying series, Purchasing an Apartment in New York City. It’s time to address everyone’s favorite part of the purchase process – The Board Package!!! OK I admit, an entire article devoted to the board package is not sexy and usually ends with an unhappy buyer, a lawsuit or a nap. Well, not this […]
Welcome back to Part 4 of Purchasing an Apartment in New York City. The goal of this series is to help home buyers formulate a sound game plan to successfully purchase an apartment in NYC. In this installment, I will focus on the first of three major milestones in the purchase process – an Accepted […]
On a daily basis, I come into contact with clients who simply accept the notion that it is okay for a real estate professional to dodge the question, “What is your broker’s fee?” If you have ever used a broker in NYC, you have likely gotten this two word response; “It depends.” So, how do you outsmart the broker who dodges the question regarding fee?
Welcome back to Part 3 of Purchasing An Apartment In New York City. The goal of this series is to help NYC home buyers formulate a sound game plan in an effort to maximize the possibility of “winning” an apartment. A critical component of any successful game plan is creativity and “out of the box” […]
Normally, I try to keep my blog light and positive, and stick to giving helpful real estate advice. That said, I feel the need to comment on a recent blog post I read on Brick Underground last week. The article, An ex-rental agent spills the truth behind broker’s fees, is a must-read – for all […]
The following is the conclusion to Purchasing An Apartment In New York City, Part 2: Understanding Your Opponent posted on November 26th, 2014… In every deal, both the buyer and seller assume some risk. In a Buyers’ Market, the risk tends to be shouldered by the seller who must do anything and everything to attract […]
If you haven’t read Part 1 of Purchasing An Apartment In New York City, I recommend doing so. In Part 1, I addressed Preparation. Understanding the market, financial requirements to purchase (from both a down payment and debt-to-income perspective), as well as your strengths and weaknesses as a buyer are essential to “winning” an apartment […]
Whether you’ve had the “pleasure” of purchasing an apartment in NYC or not, it seems everyone knows the horrors of putting together a co-op (or even condo) board package. What is asked for in terms of down payment, post closing reserves, debt-to-income ratio and pedigree is the stuff of legend in New York City real […]