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NYC Real Estate Survival: Are No-Pet Rules Worth Dying Over?

Teri Karush Rogers | Posted 03.31.2012 | New York
Teri Karush Rogers

In a tragic turn of events last week, a troubled Upper West Side condo owner who said his building harassed him about his pitbull took his own life just hours after euthanizing his healthy five-year-old dog.

NYC Real Estate Survival: 6 Ways to Get Your Landlord to Fix Stuff

Teri Karush Rogers | Posted 03.25.2012 | New York
Teri Karush Rogers

Compared to owning a place, renting is supposed to be a pretty hassle-free existence. If your dishwasher leaks or the window won't open, you tell your landlord and someone comes to fix it. That's the theory.

NYC Real Estate Survival: How to Appeal a Co-op Board Turndown

Teri Karush Rogers | Posted 03.18.2012 | New York
Teri Karush Rogers

Rather than reverse a rejection, it's much more common for a board to ask for more information before rejecting, giving buyers a chance to allay anxieties or correct inaccurate or incomplete information.

NYC Real Estate Survival: The 7 Worst Places to Live in an Apartment Building

Teri Karush Rogers | Posted 02.15.2012 | New York
Teri Karush Rogers

Admit it: When you hear the real-estate maxim "location, location, location," you think about great neighborhoods and awesome transportation. That's fine -- unless you're looking for an apartment.

NYC Real Estate Survival: 7 Signs That It's Time to Dump Your Real Estate Agent

Teri Karush Rogers | Posted 01.30.2012 | New York
Teri Karush Rogers

If you are feeling more like an ATM than a person lately, check to see whether any of the descriptions below fit your agent. It may be time for a switch.