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New York Condos

The Other Side of Luxury: When New Construction Goes Very, Very Wrong

Ron Gitter | Posted 01.20.2017 | New York
Ron Gitter

Even developers with the best of intentions can run into serious construction problems. It is a gargantuan task to build a high rise, with the potential for complications possible at any point during the process.

Out to Lunch:Coping with Careless Counsel

Ron Gitter | Posted 01.18.2015 | New York
Ron Gitter

From the attorney's perspective, there is a Zen-like quality to residential real estate transactions. When the vibrational activity of buying or selling an apartment advances to the point when an "accepted offer" is within reach, an attorney is usually contacted and a relationship created.

To Convert or Not to Convert? A Look at the Process of Townhouse to Condo Conversions

Toni Haber | Posted 11.11.2014 | New York
Toni Haber

While the conversion to a multiple unit condominium can generate more profit than an individual apartment sale, which is an obvious added incentive for investors or current owners of townhouses, the process can be rigorous and expensive.

Serenity Now: Coping with the Delayed Closing

Ron Gitter | Posted 04.12.2014 | New York
Ron Gitter

If it's the seller who refuses to close, the purchaser must either accept the return of the deposit or pursue an action for specific performance, by which the purchaser asks the court to order the seller to perform and transfer the property.

Guess The Price: What Will This Swanky NYC Condo Actually Cost You?

Posted 10.30.2013 | HuffPost Home

Living in one of the country's most expensive zip codes is going to be, well, expensive. If it's still unclear what that means exactly, take this ...

Honey, I Shrunk the Inventory

Ron Gitter | Posted 03.17.2013 | New York
Ron Gitter

Breaking News: The inventory on the Upper West Side will only last 5 ½ months! (Cue the Psycho shower scene music).

Risky Business: Low Inventory Rattles Reality

Ron Gitter | Posted 05.15.2012 | New York
Ron Gitter

As market pressures increase, buyers are well advised to double down on due diligence.

Gone Baby Gone: Can a Dying Deal Be Saved?

Ron Gitter | Posted 09.25.2011 | New York
Ron Gitter

As the struggling recovery inches along, many of us on the ground know residential real estate's dirty little secret: getting to the closing table has become increasingly more difficult.

Manhattan Numerology: Separating Fact From Fluff

Ron Gitter | Posted 08.14.2011 | New York
Ron Gitter

Manhattan just doesn't behave like the rest of the country when it comes to residential real estate activity. To prove my point, I peppered Noah Rosenblatt, of, with questions about sales activity in Manhattan.

How To Buy An Apartment For Ten Dollars

Posted 08.14.2011 | New York

Mars Bar officially knows when it will meet the wrecking ball, and EV Grieve postulates that the legendary East Village dive will probably give its la...

Lending a Hand to Lenders: How to Speed Up the Closing Process

Ron Gitter | Posted 07.06.2011 | New York
Ron Gitter

The process by which a bank completes the loan documentation at the closing is about as up to date as applying a wax seal. In the digitized world we live in today, a closing takes way too long.

From Rags To Rag And Bone: The End Of The Bowery | Marc Santora | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

BEFORE the Bowery bums and urban blight, before the restaurant-equipment dealers flooded the sidewalks, before lighting stores illuminated storefront ...

When Bigger Isn't Better: Purchasing in a Small Co-op or Condo

Ron Gitter | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Ron Gitter

Small co-ops and condos have their own unique features. Here are five issues that should carefully be considered when contemplating a purchase in a small building.

Protecting the Privacy of the High Profile Purchaser

Ron Gitter | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Ron Gitter

Spend a few minutes online with any of the news, entertainment or media venues, and one thing becomes abundantly clear -- there is a bottomless pit of enthusiasm for celebrity real estate.

Jersey City Affordable Housing Group Celebrates 'First New Construction on Monticello Avenue in Decades'

The Jersey City Independent | The Jersey City Independent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The Jersey City Episcopal Community Development Corporation (JCECDC) will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony tomorrow morning for what it is heralding as ...

Mopping Up 2010 and What to Expect in 2011

Ron Gitter | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Ron Gitter

As the year comes to an end, here's a look at a few of the significant developments that have impacted buying, selling or owning a co-op or condo in Gotham.

In Other News: Bloomberg Reminds Us Photos Are Forever

New York Observer | New York Observer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

- Bloomberg says to be careful about what you put on the internet. Because photos don't go away. No, no they don't--we have this to prove it. - Wait.....

Brooklyn's Willoughby Square: Mayor's Latest Libertarian Park

New York Observer | New York Observer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The most talked about rezoning of the Bloomberg/Burden era has to be the 2005 transformation of Williamsburg and Greenpoint from gritty industrial bac...

A Toolkit for Purchasing From a Sponsor

Ron Gitter | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Ron Gitter

With all the unsold condo units out there (which those in the trade like to call "shadow inventory"), there are great deals to be made when purchasing a newly constructed apartment.

5 Traps Every Apartment Buyer Should Avoid

Ron Gitter | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Ron Gitter

Buying a co-op or condo is the ultimate initiation rite to becoming a true New Yorker. But do your homework and crunch the numbers before you sign on the dotted line.

Mrs. Orlando Bloom Selling Flatiron Condo (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post | Grace Green | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

The new Mrs. Orlando Bloom, supermodel Miranda Kerr, is making the move to LA and selling her Flatiron one-bedroom condo. Located in the Jade Build...

PHOTOS: Amanda Seyfried Buys Greenwhich Village Condo

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Curbed reports that actress Amanda Seyfriend, known for her roles in Mean Girls, Mamma Mia, Letters to Juliet, etc. has just purchased a condo in Gree...

Judge Rejects Lee Daniels' $1M Bail For Bro-In-Law | By John Marzulli | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

The director of the acclaimed movie "Precious" offered to back a $1 million bail to spring his brother-in-law from prison - but a federal judge was no...

Evening Links: Aqueduct Deal Advances; Manhattan Condo Builders Love FHA

New York Observer | New York Observer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Genting New York has been signed up, officially, to develop the Aqueduct racetrack. (NYDN) Bill Ackman and his plan to buy Stuy Town and make money. (...

Luxury Condos Boast FHA Backing

Bloomberg | Oshrat Carmiel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Whitney Gollinger, marketing chief for a Manhattan condo building with an outdoor movie theater and panoramic city views, is highlighting a different ...