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Co Op Boards

Did Co-ops Save New York?

Ron Gitter | Posted 04.14.2012 | New York
Ron Gitter

Notwithstanding the value of the co-op approval process, I can offer this unsolicited advice: it needs a re-write. It hungers for simplification, modernization and greater time efficiencies.

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.

Great Expectations: Lawyers, Legal Fees and the Due Diligence Dilemma

Ron Gitter | Posted 12.10.2011 | New York
Ron Gitter

At a time when the complexity of a basic residential real estate transaction has increased geometrically, could the presence of an attorney in the process actually be optional?

Why We All Can't Get Along: Personal Freedom Takes a Hit

Ron Gitter | Posted 07.19.2011 | New York
Ron Gitter

Free will can be significantly limited when living in a co-op or condo. The co-op or condo owner is required to submit to rules that are not expressly stated or come into existence after the purchase.

Dogs Prepare For Co-Op Board Interviews

BrickUnderground | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Gretch, who owns the upmarket urban pet-services purveyor It's a Dog's Life, has been prepping dogs for their co-op board interviews for about two yea...