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Now That’s a City View


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There are a handful of co-ops and condos that deliver what they promise, offering front-and-center panoramas of clock towers, streams of headlights and secret rooftop pools usually invisible to people who don’t live there.Read More

Living in the First Passive-House High-Rise


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Over the last 10 years, the passive house, a form of green design that originated in Germany, has surged in popularity. By creating an airtight building envelope with thick, insulated walls and triple-paned windows.Read More

Rates are low, and mortgages are cheap. So why aren’t Americans buying more homes?


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Interest rates are dropping and mortgages are at their cheapest in years, while US consumer spending is alive and well. Sounds like the housing market should be on fire — but it isn't.Read More

Infused Burrata Making


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Sweet, mild, milky, and wonderful, Burrata is the food version of Beyonce—a good choice anytime, anywhere, and for any reason. Read More

Mortgage interest deduction cap: Is it that big a deal


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Tax reform capped at $750,000 the amount of mortgage and home equity debt for which you can deduct interest. For many housing markets, that’s still a lot of money.Read More

There’s a Soaring New Residential Tower Above New York’s Museum of Modern Art


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53 West 53, a new residential tower built directly above New York City’s renowned MoMA, And while the 1,050-foot structure has effectively emblazoned itself across New York City’s skyline, its interiors have remained largely out of the public eye—until now.Read More

Amazon Is Now Selling an Expandable Tiny House That Requires Zero DIY Work


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Tiny house lovers can get this prefab, expandable tiny home — complete with a bathroom, kitchen, and a solar and wind power system — on Amazon. The under-$25,000 tiny house features everything you need.Read More

New rent laws impact co-op and condo conversions


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This bulletin provides a summary of the changes, as well as policy recommendations to the attorney general’s office to ensure that tenant protection and homeownership opportunities are equally balanced under the new law.Read More

Breaking Down the New Rent Laws and What They Mean for the Real Estate Industry


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In 1920, the New York State legislature passed the first emergency tenant protection laws, which sought to protect tenants from New York City landlords who could raise rents every month in the midst of a widespread housing shortage after World War I.Read More

NYC Sales Market Strengthens, But Inventory Surplus Remains


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With a higher New York City mansion tax looming, buyers and sellers rushed to close deals on expensive homes in the second quarter of 2019, driving the median recorded sale price in Manhattan to a record high of an 11% increase from last yearRead More

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