Counterpoint: 10 reasons why buying a condo or co-op is a good investment (vs. renting)

I’ve read a handful of articles in the last few years around the idea that buying a condo/co-op isn’t a sound investment mostly based on a few rationales that it’s not a true investment; that it’s not liquid and doesn’t pay you money every month. Continue reading “Counterpoint: 10 reasons why buying a condo or co-op is a good investment (vs. renting)”

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The A, B, C and Ds of ALPHABET CITY (the “Not East Village” song”)

Two years ago when I first moved to New York, Avenues A, B, C and D were talked about as if they were apart of the East Village. And I happily went along not knowing better. Continue reading “The A, B, C and Ds of ALPHABET CITY (the “Not East Village” song”)”

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Spike Lee vs. Michael Rapaport: The gentrification of New York City

Gentrification is a complicated issue. It becomes even more complicated an issue when you’re brand new to a city like I am to New York. Continue reading “Spike Lee vs. Michael Rapaport: The gentrification of New York City”

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How to find price per square foot in New York City by neighborhood

If you’re in the market to buy real estate, then you know that in order to get a sense of what’s a reasonable price for real estate in the area you’re considering,  you have to pull the prices for similar homes in or near that area.  Continue reading “How to find price per square foot in New York City by neighborhood”

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