Saturday, August 08, 2020

Real Estate

How Does New York City Deal With Gas Leaks?

A few days ago, my dog and I arrived home from an hour-long walk to find New York City Fire Department trucks in front of my neighbor’s house, two houses north of mine. The sidewalk had been opened and several workers were examining the gas supply lines below it. Several days later, the work having

Simple Steps for Smart Storage and Easy Moves

(StatePoint) Did you know 66 percent of Americans have difficulty finding things in household storage? And more than

Time Is of the Essence for Buyers and Sellers

As if it is defying logic and all sensible projections, the housing market continues its ascent higher with each passing month. As I have been broadcasting for quite some time, the lack of available houses in the marketplace has been causing severe competition and pushing pricing higher despite

What Do New York City Renters and Buyers Want in an Apartment? StreetEasy Has Some Answers

In an online article on March 30, 2018, Ian Port of StreetEasy published lists of buyers’ and sellers’ ten most wanted amenities in the New York City market in the six months prior to March 30th. Of interest to Riverdalians is just how typical or atypical our market is as compared to the New York

Innovative New Looks for Your Kitchen Renovation

(StatePoint) Renovating your kitchen? Think about making updates that will add beauty and functionality to one of the most important rooms in the house. Here are a few

The Most Common Causes of Homeowners Insurance Claims

(BPT) The value of homeowners insurance is often thrust into the national spotlight when natural

Women on the Jerusalem Roadmap

Throughout the nation’s capital, streets are named for women spanning many time periods and walks of life.

Baka has the largest percentage of streets named after women. They include such

The Facade Inspection Safety Program: Toward a Safer New York City

Thirty-eight years ago, a Barnard College student named Grace Gold was hit and killed by a terra cotta masonry object that fell from the façade of a building at 115th Street and Broadway. The tragic end to Grace’s life was the impetus for the 1980 passage of New York City Local Law 10, which

New York City Doormen (and Ladies): An Appreciation

In my dealings as a real estate broker, and in the entirety of my life in Manhattan, I have interacted with many doormen. No matter their personal feelings, most of them present as amiable and efficient workers. To some New Yorkers, they are the almost-unnoticed

Dominate Spring: Five Easy Steps to Wake up Your Lawn

(BPT) There are a lot of things people miss during the winter - flip-flops, shorts and warm sunshine. But one of the things homeowners miss the most

An Introduction to Co-Housing 

Americans, many of whom need and are ready to embrace non-traditional housing concepts, have nonetheless been slow to invest in housing solutions that are commonplace in other countries. One such innovation, called co-housing, began in the 1960s in

Don’t Re-Roof Until You Do These Five Things

(BPT) With spring officially arriving soon, home improvement season is swinging into full gear. Fair warning to homeowners looking to hire a

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