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HOAs Gone Haywire, Part II: How To Avoid The Most Common Pitfalls Of HOA And COA Management

Jack Hanson | Posted 09.15.2016 | Business
Jack Hanson

Last year, a Las Vegas attorney was sentenced to 10 years in prison for his role in a "massive", multi-million dollar HOA fraud scheme involving consp...

Buyer Beware! HOA's Deny Your First Amendment Rights

Mirah Riben | Posted 09.01.2016 | Impact
Mirah Riben

There are thousands of HOA communities (aka "common interest communities" or ''common interest developments" (CIC and CIC) throughout the nation, some with age restrictions, some not. State laws affecting Common Interest Communities vary widely and many are tax tag enforcing the rights of those who reside in these communities.

Who Are The Real Gentrifiers Of New York City?

Jonathan Westin | Posted 08.02.2016 | New York
Jonathan Westin

With the help of the city, the destiny of our neighborhoods has been tipped heavily towards powerful private interests. And the people of New York City continue to lose control of their neighborhoods.

When Homeowners' Association Living Goes Haywire: How To Prevent The Common Problems Of Living Under An HOA or COA

Jack Hanson | Posted 06.30.2016 | HuffPost Home
Jack Hanson

Since 1964, Associations have become increasingly common in part because they give residents a degree of control over their investment that homeowners in non-Association communities do not have.

4 Tips for Surviving Condo Life

Melissa Terzis | Posted 05.19.2016 | DC
Melissa Terzis

Condo life. It's, for the most part, a city thing. People who don't want to be able to see their neighbors or who want to own land don't understand th...

How to Increase Your Rental Yield Without Spending a Cent!

Krista M Sharp | Posted 02.24.2016 | HuffPost Home
Krista M Sharp

As more people opt to have children later or not at all it's more and more common for people to have fur babies. Hence the demand for pet friendly homes is at an all time high. Every house we advertise for rent is met with applications from people with pets.

I Look Like a Real Estate Agent: Why Do They Think I'm His Assistant?

Krista M Sharp | Posted 02.15.2016 | Women
Krista M Sharp

Perhaps it is high time that we decide to become a little more conscious of our own personal biases and catch ourselves if we find ourselves stereotyping someone.

This $12.95 Million Penthouse Is The Clear Answer To Your 'Empire' Withdrawals

The Huffington Post | Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson | Posted 03.26.2015 | HuffPost Home

Wednesdays are a sad day for "Empire" fans now that season one of the breakout Fox-network show has wrapped. But there are a couple of ways to get you...

That's Show Biz/ Corrupt Condos

Robert Whitcomb | Posted 04.17.2015 | Entertainment
Robert Whitcomb

These hosts are under persistent pressure, fueled by the necessary narcissism and vast salaries, to promote themselves as world-historical personalities -- making themselves players in great events, albeit leavened by (a stagey) self-deprecation.

The Impact of a Doorman Felt on Cost and Value

Toni Haber | Posted 01.20.2015 | New York
Toni Haber

The doorman: an invaluable amenity that comes at a hefty price. The Wall Street Journal recently ran an article on the impact of having a doorman on the cost of units in a building in New York City.

Is It a Luxury Apartment Building or a Hotel? Hotels With Gorgeous Apartment-Style Rooms

Oyster | Posted 12.08.2014 | Travel
Oyster

These days, more and more hotels are catering to the ever-growing crowd that seeks a home-away-from-home vibe by offering guests super-sized suites with tricked-out amenities.

Is Living in a Mixed-Use Building for You?

realtor.com | Posted 04.14.2014 | HuffPost Home
realtor.com

While plenty of people want a yard and the privacy of a single-family detached home, others prefer to ditch the car when they can and live in areas where they can walk to schools and services.

Mopping Up 2013 and Looking Ahead to 2014

Ron Gitter | Posted 03.02.2014 | New York
Ron Gitter

It's unlikely that the deal volume of 2013 can be repeated in 2014. Yet, market dynamics are still strong and deal activity has stabilized since the pause in the fall. Perhaps another good year is on the way.

Why You Need a Second Apartment

Tasha Gordon-Solmon | Posted 10.13.2013 | Comedy
Tasha Gordon-Solmon

While it may seem excessive at first, an extra apartment can be a necessity for most people. Here are some practical uses for a second place of your own.

Double Dipping, Deadlines and Discrimination: Fear and Loathing on the Way to the Closing Table

Ron Gitter | Posted 07.08.2013 | New York
Ron Gitter

Without question, a revitalized real estate economy greatly benefits New York. As we have learned all too often, however, a frothy market can produce disastrous results and unintended consequences when buyers have more money than sense.

This Just In: Virtual Apartments Are Back!

Ron Gitter | Posted 05.15.2013 | New York
Ron Gitter

Low inventory, low interest rates, pent-up demand and an improving economy are causing an outbreak of buyer irrationality and the emergence of the real estate tipping point.

"If I Could Get a Hold Of the Person Who Dreamed up Condos, I'd Give Them a Piece of My Mind!"

Scott B. Piekarsky | Posted 12.27.2012 | Business
Scott B. Piekarsky

These were the words of a Superior Court Judge in Cape May County in the Chancery Division several years ago. I was representing a local condo site th...

Mopping Up Sandy and Looking Ahead to 2013

Ron Gitter | Posted 01.30.2013 | New York
Ron Gitter

The New York residential real estate market was on a tear throughout 2012, with an incredible crescendo during the summer. Then the storm hit, and overnight, the market quieted. So where did this force of nature leave the New York market?

PHOTOS: The Two Sides Of Miami

Dwight Brown | Posted 12.26.2012 | Travel
Dwight Brown

It's a win-win situation: World-renown Miami Beach, a flip flop-wearing tourist's haven, and Downtown Miami, a vibrant new hot spot for upscale locals. Vacationing in these districts gives visitors the best of both worlds: Big beach fun and deluxe city life.

Appraise This: Hitting the Number Can Be a Challenge

Ron Gitter | Posted 12.23.2012 | New York
Ron Gitter

As sales metrics improve month by month, economists seem to agree that residential real estate is awakening from its 36-month slumber. That being said, buyers and sellers are well advised to accept the uncertainties of the market and compromise.

Kiss Your Clients: The Inestimable Value of an All Cash Deal

Ron Gitter | Posted 10.01.2012 | New York
Ron Gitter

esidential lending has become so cumbersome and unpredictable that a transaction without a financing component geometrically increases the likelihood that the parties will wind up at the closing table.

A Big Piece of the Pie: New York City's Insatiable Appetite

Ron Gitter | Posted 06.06.2012 | New York
Ron Gitter

If there is one issue about owning a co-op or condo that will take center stage over the next few years, it will no doubt be carrying costs.

Let's Get Busy: March Madness of Another Kind Arrives

Ron Gitter | Posted 05.07.2012 | New York
Ron Gitter

With the spring selling season around the corner, if March contract signings equal or exceed those in February, things could get pretty crazy around here. But let's look forward to a good crazy.

PHOTOS: 10 Great Ocean Views Around The World

Oyster | Posted 05.07.2012 | Travel
Oyster

Regardless of your budget, location or taste, we've found the perfect room with a view.

Alice Hines

The Mall Of Big Dreams, Few Shoppers

HuffingtonPost.com | Alice Hines | Posted 12.23.2011 | Business

PATERSON, N.J. -- On a Saturday in mid-December, one of the busiest shopping days of the year in a nation famous for insatiable consumption, the Cente...