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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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