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Listings in NYC
December 26, 2017

  We recently came across a Forbes article that talked about why the New York City real estate market is filled with fake listings. While we understand where the author is coming from with their advice -- and indeed, we agree with a lot of it -- we were also surprised at the dour tone the writer took.   Yes, real estate in New York is a complicated and...

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Avoiding the Scams
March 14, 2016

  In this blog, we regularly advocate working with a rental  agent that you can trust .   New York is a fast moving, highly competitive housing market, which means you need to know who you are working with. Sadly, there are many people in the world who try to take advantage of this. If you do decide to work with someone outside of Oxford or...

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To Rent or to Buy?
January 26, 2016

For those considering a move, the inevitable question is always whether it is better to rent or to buy. This is a particularly tough question in New York real estate, since rent prices can often seem intimidating. Why not just pay a mortgage instead? But according to research from SmartAsset.com, perhaps the question isn’t all that difficult. According to their national...

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Renting versus Buying
August 07, 2015

  Is it better to rent or buy? The choice depends upon the goals and circumstances of the buyer.  Stories of New Yorkers purchasing in the 1970s, or even as late as the mid-to-late 1990s, and making millions on their apartments, are legion. And if you make all your payments on a 30 year mortgage, then you should have a sizable asset for your...

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80/20 Affordable Housing In NYC
June 13, 2013

  In continuing our series on How To Find An Affordable Apartment In NYC, we will share how you can get a fabulous apartment in some of the city's hottest new buildings for a fraction of market rent.  Sound too good to be true?  Well, it's not.  Under New York City's 80/20 Program, the government grants real estate developers tax exempt financing for building multifamily...

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J-51 Tax Abatement Stuy Town Ruling Sets Unfavorable Precedent for Landlords, Casts Cloud Upon Real Estate Market
November 15, 2011

Earlier this month, a New York appeals court ruled that free-market tenants at Stuyvesant Town and Peter Cooper Village may be entitled to rent rebates in excess of $215 million as compensation for illegal rent...

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