A while back, I quoted Paul Purcell, who is a founder of Charles Rutenberg Realty, as mentioning what he termed an old saw:
You’ve got to like your home, but you’ve got to love your neighborhood.
Smart and obvious, though not to me until then.
The concept came back to me last month when watching a friend of mine, Teri Karush Rogers of BrickUnderground.com, on WNBC-TV, where she was talking about mistakes that buyers make. She confessed that she twice had made one such mistake, and you’ve guessed what it is: She loved two places to which she moved but hated the neighborhoods.
As for me, I’ve lived in seven different Manhattan neighborhoods. In order, they have been Morningside Heights, Washington Heights (in a section that has taken on airs as “Hudson Heights”), close to the East Village (18th and First Avenue), central West Village, Gramercy/Flatiron and now the Upper West Side near the 96th Street express stop on Broadway.
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Once you rent out your apartment, you create a “landlord-tenant” relationship with your renter.
That relationship is governed by a set of very specific (and technical) laws enacted by New York State and New York City, notes blogger and real estate lawyer Ron Gitter, who is a friend of mine.
Those laws tend to favor your tenant, but the “Landlord-Tenant Part” of the Civil Court of New York City does offer a judicial forum, albeit not necessarily a speedy one, for resolving issues that can’t be settled by mutual agreement between the parties.
Condo owners need to consider an array of business related issues before they enter into a lease.
Firm’s analysis has New York City surging ahead of most others in many categories a decade and a half from now
Cities are regaining their previous glory, according to MicKinsey Global Insight, with New York poised to lead the pack. Continue reading