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Seven Ways Telecommuting Has Changed Real Estate

As more people are able to work from home, housing priorities have changed, and different places and types of housing have become more popular.

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Why Next Week May Be the Best Time of the Year to Buy a House

Forty-one out of 53 markets in the U.S. reported that buyers see significantly less competition and greater inventory during this time.

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Private Parking Goes Deluxe

Parking, like so much else in New York City, is going upscale. The latest trends in parking include automated garages, art-lined waiting rooms, and six-figure price tags.

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My Neighbors Can See Into My Bedroom. What Can I Do?

You can’t force your neighbors to decorate for your benefit, but there are ways around an awkward meeting of the windows.

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What it’s like to live on the 123rd floor of the world’s tallest condo tower

Central Park Tower is not just a new building — it’s a statement. Topping off at 1,550 feet, with 131 floors, it will be the world’s tallest residential building.

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So Your House Wants to Be a Star

The pros and cons of having a TV or movie

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Manhattan Resale Home Prices Drop Most Since 2011

Resale prices for Manhattan apartments tumbled the most in seven years, pushed down by buyer demands for discounts in a market swamped with choices.

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Recently Enacted New York Transfer Tax Return Disclosure Requirements Seek to Identify LLC Members

Chapter 297 of the Laws of 2019, was enacted by the New York State Senate and Assembly amending Section 1409(a) of New York Tax Law and amending Section 11-2105 of the Administrative Code of the City of New York.

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Everything You Wanted to Know About Taking an Uber Copter

The newest way to get to the airport in a shared ride. Uber launches its newest rideshare option: Uber Copter. Available only in New York City, passengers can now book airborne transport to and from John F. Kennedy Airport.

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One in Four of New York’s New Luxury Apartments Is Unsold

A quarter of the new condos built since 2013 in New York City have not yet found buyers, according to a new analysis of closed sales.

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Three Junior-Fours on the East Side. Which Did They Choose?

A couple with ‘many requirements’ for their first home purchase puts their budget to the test in Manhattan.

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Alex Rodriguez buys second Manhattan apartment building

Alex Rodriguez just doubled his chances of being your next landlord with a second Big Apple apartment building purchase. He is in contract to buy a 114-unit brick apartment house at 340 E. 51 St.

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