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  • What is an offering plan?
    What is an offering plan?
    If you're thinking of buying or selling a co-op or condo in New York, chances are you've heard talk of the building's offering plan. So, just what isan offering plan, anyway, and why do attorneys care so much about what's in it ...
  • Victoria condo
    Newly released DC condos offer sweeping city views
    If you are looking for a Washington, DC condo with drop-dead views, 18-foot floor-to-ceiling windows, two levels, and your own private roof terrace, check out the newly released penthouses at Victoria, the newly completed upscale residence at 1443...
  • Contract Signing
    Timeline for purchasing an apartment or townhouse in NYC
    When working with first-time-buyers in New York City, one of the first questions to come up is usually, "How long will this take?" Depending on the market and client situation, the answer to this question varies. However, here's a...
  • Paperwork
    Purchasing co-ops and condos in NYC: How to complete a passing board package
    Whether you’re buying a co-op or condo, chances are there will be a few hoops for a perspective buyer to jump through in order to gain purchase approval from the co-op or condo board. As mentioned in my “Co-ops vs. Condos”...
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    A family-friendly condo on Oahu
    Oahu is the perfect destination for the family or a group of friends. Consider renting a condo. It saves money and allows the group to bond and enjoy one another. A reasonable condo in the quiet town of Laie is Hale Pili Lani which means &ldquo...
  • UIPGC Builds New Condos in DC
    UIPGC Builds New Condos in DC
    The Washington, DC construction firm UIP General Contracting, Inc. has "gone vertical" on a new ground-up luxury condo project, The Victoria Condominiums, just off 14th Street at 1443 Chapin Street NW in Washington, DC. Drummond Real...
  • Pembroke Pines murder case
    Evelyn Norel-Elton Waters: murdered in condo by maintenance man
    Evelyn Norell-Elton Waters case: Evelyn Norell was an elderly Pembroke Pines woman who was murdered in her condo by maintenance man Elton Waters. The murder occurred in 2009 at a retirement community in South Florida. A Broward County jury found...
  • Dear God, please keep the common charges low
    Dear God, please keep the common charges low
    Low common charges, the building’s operational and maintenance expenses, have always been a factor of attraction for buyers on the hunt for a luxury condo. Across New York City, board members are looking for creative ways to reduce common...
  • $10 million & the floor plan doesn't work
    $10 million & the floor plan doesn't work
    The headline was intriguing: the famous first daughter and her husband were about to purchase a condo in lower Manhattan for $10.5 million. Anything Clinton is an attention grabber, so the pictures invited studying.The building is a recent condo...
  • Pet Friendly Condos in DC & NOVA
    Dog Friendly Condos in DC and Northern Virginia
    If you've got a dog, and want to buy a condo in the NOVA / DC area, than you are in luck. Many buildings in the NOVA / DC area are pet friendly.For starters, there is currently a studio condo in Kalorama for under $215,000! If a studio is not...
  • $10 apartments in NYC is making folks some very lucky homeowners!
    $10 apartments in Manhattan: Builder puts people in front of profits
    $10 apartments in Manhattan, isn't a misprint, it'sa fairytale-like ending to a story for folks who would have been displaced from their homes due to progress. These $10 apartments are the new homesfor folks who needed to move because...
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    Renovating an urban condo: Your neighbors matter
    From the New York Daily News, an article about a noisy construction project. Between the lines of this one lurks the ultimate urban horror, or does it?The ongoing renovation of the 3500 square foot apartment has so far taken over two years. 3500...
  • Floor plan sample
    Renovating your new condo: Where to start
    Can you remember the first time you met your condo, the one you just completed purchasing, or the one that’s slated for a renovation. What was it that made you want to buy it? Was it the location, the views, the layout, the atmosphere of the...
  • Home Improvement, Brickell: Renovating an Urban Condo
    Renovating a high end urban condo
    Brickell is a densely populated area within the city of Miami and shares some traits with many neighborhoods in large cities. Brickell Avenue, the street, looks like Park Avenue in Manhattan, with its beautifully landscaped median, but it’s...
  • Time to paint - Tell Me - must we stick to the period of the building ?
    Time to paint - Tell Me - must we stick to the period of the building ?
    When we move into that hot brownstone, row home or historic apartment building we think to ourselves, "how will we paint ? Will we keep to the period of the building or should we go all funky and rad ???Me personally, I like historical. I...