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Down payment assistance

I am saving up for the down payment on a co-op apartment here in NYC. I'll estimate the sum of said payment to be in the $30-$50K range, based on current co-op prices and a down payment requirement of 20%. [more inside]
posted by the hot hot side of randy on Sep 15, 2014 - 17 answers

New Jersey explain yourself

Help me understand the world of commuters to NYC living in New Jersey. Which towns would be best for me 'N' my fam? How do people do it? [more inside]
posted by Potomac Avenue on Sep 3, 2014 - 20 answers

New York noob needs apartment quickly

My daughter was fortunate enough to get a job in Manhattan right after graduation. Now she's looking for an apartment for 9/15 or 10/1 and is feeling overwhelmed because she's not familiar at all with the area. Help! [more inside]
posted by stupidsexyFlanders on Aug 22, 2014 - 49 answers

NYC plumbing cost. Recommendation for queens/north brooklyn plumbers?

We're doing a pre-war renovation in Jackson Heights, Queens, NYC where our co-op requires we have a plumber replace the branch piping, new valves and shower pan for both the bathroom and the branch piping/valves in the kitchen. Questions: i) Is the below cost estimate reasonable. ii) Any recommendations of pre-war savvy licensed/insured plumbers in Queens or North Brooklyn? [more inside]
posted by lalochezia on Aug 22, 2014 - 0 answers

Loan for renovation of NYC Co-Op Apartment ? (no HELOCs/mortgages)

Loan for renovation of NYC Co-Op Apartment? (no HELOCs/mortgages). [more inside]
posted by lalochezia on Aug 5, 2014 - 4 answers

Real estate agent recommendations in Manhattan/NYC?

We're thinking seriously about buying a place in Manhattan (and possibly Brooklyn). We have a fairly unique split search (one strand of which is focused on looking for a place that will lower our costs, and the other strand of which is focused on finding a place that might increase our costs a little bit). We need recommendations for honest, intelligent, and very capable real estate agents to help. [more inside]
posted by yellowcandy on Jun 16, 2014 - 6 answers

Ethical 30-year fixed co-op mortgage in NYC?

NYC MortgageFilter. We want an affordable 30 yr fixed 80% LTV co-op loan that underwrites quickly - but! With either ethical considerations or portfolio from a local lender. Need reccs. for lenders and especially loan officers please; or really savvy NYC mortgage brokers. [more inside]
posted by lalochezia on May 20, 2014 - 6 answers

Finding an apartment without the nasty trash compactor odors

This is a question about NYC real estate, specifically about a building maintenance issue. After many years of renting, I am in the market for a co-op apartment in the five boroughs of NYC. There is a problem with my current building that I am willing to tolerate as a tenant that would be a complete deal-breaker as an owner The issue is this: [more inside]
posted by jason's_planet on Apr 6, 2014 - 6 answers

how to move?!?

After 17 years, I'm leaving my beloved Brooklyn apartment for my NEW beloved Brooklyn apartment. Hooray! Except - how on earth do you do this? Please share any advice, tips, motivational thoughts, etc for any and all aspects of how to undertake the process of moving. [more inside]
posted by fingers_of_fire on Mar 15, 2014 - 18 answers

The American Dream of Co-op Issued Share Ownership

NYC co-op apartment owners (and anyone with relevant apartment experience) I need your help in figuring out where to compromise on our dream home. It gets long. [more inside]
posted by griphus on Jan 17, 2014 - 38 answers

Navigating moving and real estate- New York City style

We are currently in the process of selling a co-op in Brooklyn and purchasing another co-op in Brooklyn. How do people pull this off without ending up temporarily homeless? Really NYC-specific stuff under the fold, so recent NYC real estate experience would be best. [more inside]
posted by Blisterlips on Jul 1, 2013 - 4 answers

NYC Mefites: Coop owners with experience adding outdoor space?

We own a coop apartment with unused space adjoining the unit which we'd like to try to purchase and combine with our unit as a patio. Looking for advice from anyone who has been down a similar road before to help us get our head around the process (convincing the board, establishing a fair valuation, navigating DOB/Landmarks, financing), pitfalls to watch out for, etc. [more inside]
posted by Zippity Goombah on Jan 17, 2013 - 0 answers

Should we vote to approve our NYC co-op board's proposed 2% flip tax (transfer fee)?

Should we vote to approve our NYC co-op board's proposed 2% flip tax (transfer fee)? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 18, 2012 - 15 answers

Bedbug, bedbug, whatcha gonna do?

NYC filter: How does the bedbug disclosure law end up playing out when one is looking for a new apartment? [more inside]
posted by evidenceofabsence on Jul 23, 2012 - 7 answers

Duped into & getting dicked out of illegal sublet. Recourse?

Moved into illegal NYC sublet under pretense of legality, now must leave. Recourse? [more inside]
posted by DanielMerick on May 15, 2012 - 8 answers

What do I do as a tenant of an illegal apartment?

Am I in legal trouble if I have been living in an illegal attic apartment in NYC? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 2, 2012 - 8 answers

This week, on Tiny House!

The world's tiniest 2-bedroom with three people and a dog. I shouldn't, right? [more inside]
posted by showbiz_liz on Jan 19, 2012 - 13 answers

help me find a set for my film

I am shooting a short film for my MFA in New York City in November. I need help finding a small studio apartment to rent very short term as the film's single set. [more inside]
posted by timsneezed on Sep 22, 2011 - 6 answers

Is it worth waiting to move?

NYCFilter: How much do I really save by waiting until Fall/Winter to rent an apartment? I really want to find a place where I have a bit more space and privacy. I don't want to wait, but if we're talking hundreds of dollars per month, I guess it would be worth it. I am looking for a studio or 1BR in the LES, East Village, or in Williamsburg, around $1500-$1700 (these place do exist, I have visited them in person.) So can you relate to me your impression of how much cheaper rents are in the winter/fall? And when does the price begin to fall off? Thanks!
posted by !Jim on May 11, 2011 - 8 answers

Advice for finding good sublet->rental on E/F train in manhattan.

NYC Realestate filter. Best ways to find an apartment sublet this August, and then a rental. Must be on the E/F subway line. Questions about subletting/renting -> Clinton/MidtownEast/LIC-queens neighborhoods follow. [more inside]
posted by lalochezia on May 6, 2011 - 1 answer

Big goals, lots of time...

Want to buy our first house... 1-2 years in the future. What do I do now? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 9, 2010 - 16 answers

Do I sell my inherited co-op?

Do I sell my inherited co-op? [more inside]
posted by griphus on Jun 29, 2010 - 30 answers

Lease AFTER moving in?

New York City apartment question: Is it normal for my broker to tell me I will receive hard copies of my lease a "couple of weeks" after moving in? [more inside]
posted by 2bucksplus on Oct 27, 2009 - 10 answers

Good resources for finding livable rent-stabilized apartments in Manhattan?

Good resources for finding livable rent-stabilized apartments in Manhattan? [more inside]
posted by jdruk on Jun 24, 2009 - 12 answers

A deposit on an apartment we didn't move into has gone missing. Am I screwed?

NYC real estate Q: We put a deposit on an apartment that became uninhabitable before we signed any forms or agreements. We decided to see if it was fixable, but in the meantime we found a new place to live. Now the owner doesn't want to give our deposit back. Are we screwed? A full, gripping narrative inside. [more inside]
posted by GilloD on Jul 16, 2008 - 22 answers

Help me find a Manhattan apartment for 3-6 months

Looking for resources / advice on finding a Manhattan apartment for 3-6 months (Feb-July 2008). [more inside]
posted by kanuck on Nov 13, 2007 - 5 answers

RSS feeds for a housing search?

Good site(s) which provide configurable RSS feeds for real estate listings? (greater NYC area, and/or nationally in the U.S.) [more inside]
posted by malphigian on Aug 1, 2007 - 4 answers

Step-by-step apartment hunting in NYC

TOTALLY clueless here. Can someone give me step-by-step directions for getting a good deal on an apartment in New York City (preferably with a timetable of when each step should be accomplished relative to "move in day")? [more inside]
posted by liberalintellect on May 2, 2007 - 22 answers

NYC broker recommendations

NYC broker recommendations and resources [more inside]
posted by twoporedomain on Apr 23, 2007 - 10 answers

How to avoid paying an insane broker's fee when renting a Manhattan apartment?

How to avoid paying an insane broker's fee when renting a Manhattan apartment? [more inside]
posted by Afroblanco on Jul 8, 2006 - 14 answers

Landlord selling my building: Am I screwed?

NYC: Our landlord is selling our building. We have a lease. What's going to happen to us? [more inside]
posted by logovisual on Mar 20, 2006 - 14 answers

Why does putting up a new building raise real estate prices in the surrounding buildings instead of lowering them?

Why does putting up a new building raise real estate prices in the surrounding buildings instead of lowering them? [more inside]
posted by Caviar on Feb 2, 2006 - 23 answers

Manhattan realtor-rating website?

Does anyone know of a website that rates realtors in Manhattan?
posted by mert on Jan 2, 2005 - 0 answers

What's the best way to find an apartment in NYC?

NYCaptFilter: I'm moving to NYC (yay!) and sorry, but I'm going to drive you all nuts with questions for the next few weeks. #1: Best way to find an apartment? I know the city, but would like tips on finding a good place. Broker? Classified listings? Pitfalls to avoid? How do I find something rent stabilized? Any opinion about rentdirect.com? I promise to host a meetup when I get settled.
posted by CunningLinguist on Dec 10, 2004 - 37 answers

Shiny, tiny new apartment in Manhattan or affordable charm in Brooklyn?

Another NYC Real Estate Question: the SO and I, who have always lived in charming smallish walk-ups with leaky tubs/peeling paint in Queens-like proximity to 'the big city,' have been seduced by the siren song of new construction downtown. With their pre-opening rent breaks, brand-new appliances, and convenience to both work and play, these "luxury buildings" appear to offer a whole new standard of living at an attractive price. However, ... [mi] [more inside]
posted by hsoltz on May 19, 2004 - 7 answers

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