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Blog - Category : Ian’s Insight

New York Insider Tips – September 2017

Principal broker Ian Katz discusses property tax grievances, co-op house rules and more

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New York Insider Tips – August 2017

Principal broker Ian Katz discusses listing portals, offer ethics and more

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New York Insider Tips – July 2017

Principal broker Ian Katz discusses transfer taxes, all-cash deals and more

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New York Insider Tips – May 2017

Principal broker Ian Katz discusses kitchen design, combining units, staging, and more

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Your Asking Price

Perfecting your property's list price is part art and part science

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Tips for Preparing Your Property for Sale

Principal broker Ian Katz goes through the basics to obtain top dollar

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Tips for First-Time Homebuyers

Insight for first-time homebuyers on navigating the complex process

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New York Insider Tips – April 2017

Principal broker Ian Katz discusses heated floors, staging, penthouse terraces and more

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Managing Co-op Maintenance

Discussing monthly maintenance fees and how boards keep them in check

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Electrical Upgrades to Pre-War Homes

A pre-war gut renovation comes with its own electrical considerations

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Qualifying Tenants

Nearly every owner qualifies tenants using the same benchmark financial criteria

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Common Home Inspection Issues

A review of the property conditions that most often lead to post-inspection disputes

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New York Insider Tips – March 2017

Principal broker Ian Katz discusses furnished rentals, co-op floor coverage and being cleared to close

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Managing Co-ops and Condos

What should property managers do well? How should fees be earned?

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Brokering an Estate Sale

Heirs often want to convert an inherited property to cash ASAP

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Looking at Townhouses

Take these five important steps when considering a townhouse

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Buying Rental Buildings

Picking and buying a rental building as an investment

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New York Insider Tips – February 2017

Principal broker Ian Katz discusses subletting to diplomats, loft buildings and CEMAs

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Focus on New Lending Disclosure Laws

TRID, a recent federal law, is impacting closing logistics

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Valuing Outdoor Space in New York City

Principal broker Ian Katz discusses the art of pricing private outdoor space

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Walls-In Insurance

Homeowners policies protect when co-op/condo master policies do not

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Automated Valuation Models

Principal broker Ian Katz discusses automated property valuation on the web

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New York Insider Tips – January 2017

Principal broker Ian Katz discusses co-op financing, transfer taxes and FiDi

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1031 Exchanges

Smart planning can protect your gain when you sell a residential investment property

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Apartment Combinations

Upgrading owners covet combining neighboring units for good reason

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Lobby Renovations

Steps one should take in planning and executing a building lobby redesign

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Tips for Accidental Landlords

Ensuring your bases are covered when renting out your New York area property

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Your Accepted Offer

On what happens between having your offer accepted and signing a contract

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New York Insider Tips – December 2016

Principal broker Ian Katz discusses bathroom renos, flip taxes and mansion taxes

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Reading Co-op Financials

Five key things to look for when reviewing a co-op's financials

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Waiving a Mortgage Contingency

On structuring financed purchases in a tight seller's market

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Borrowing to Purchase a New Condo

Considerations that may make or break financing for a new condo purchase

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Pocket Listings

Pocket listings: what are they and where do I find them?

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New York Insider Tips – November 2016

Principal broker Ian Katz discusses going all cash, multi-unit townhouses and 5/1 ARMs

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By The Numbers – October 2016

Our quick take on the latest residential market data for Manhattan

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Alteration Agreements

Understanding alteration agreements makes it easier to renovate in New York without a hitch

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New York Insider Tips – October 2016

Principal broker Ian Katz discusses brownstones, eat-in kitchens and more

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New York Insider Tips – September 2016

Principal broker Ian Katz discusses flood insurance, LLCs and pre-war bathroom renos

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Townhouse Due Diligence

Townhouses are unique investments which warrant a special type of due diligence

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New York Insider Tips – August 2016

Principal broker Ian Katz discusses alcove studios, small bedrooms and service doors

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New York Insider Tips – April 2016

Principal broker Ian Katz outlines some steps to take to make gut renovating more seamless

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New York Insider Tips – March 2016

Principal broker Ian Katz focuses this month’s tips on foreign buyers of New York area properties

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New York Insider Tips – February 2016

Principal broker Ian Katz discusses flip taxes, allocating co-op shares and more

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New York Insider Tips – January 2016

Principal broker Ian Katz discusses condominium "special risks" and more

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Will Mortgage Rates Increase?

Principal broker Ian Katz discusses what it may mean if it happens

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New York Insider Tips – December 2015

Principal broker Ian Katz discusses multiple bids, board rejections and more

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New York Insider Tips – November 2015

Principal broker Ian Katz discusses combined listings and the value of pre-war features

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New York Insider Tips – September 2015

Principal broker Ian Katz discusses the value of natural light, skyline views and more

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New York Insider Tips – August 2015

Principal broker Ian Katz discusses foreign purchases, tax deductibility and development

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