iOS app Android app

Condos

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

Oyster | Posted 10.08.2014 | 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...

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.

Mopping Up 2011 and Looking Ahead to 2012

Ron Gitter | Posted 02.12.2012 | New York
Ron Gitter

There's no hard data to suggest that 2012 won't be a better year for those of us in the real estate playground, as long as we accept the fact that the rules of the game will be constantly changing.

Toni's Take on Real Estate: Buying as a Broker

Toni Haber | Posted 02.12.2012 | New York
Toni Haber

We have a saying in my industry that "buyers are liars." Buyers aren't actually lying to their brokers, it's just that sometimes we come to find out that our "must haves" are wants rather than needs.

Renting A "Home Away From Home"

Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson | Posted 01.18.2012 | Travel
Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson

When I'm on the road, renting a house or condo allows me to cook my own meal, roam to another room, open a patio door or window, inhale new smells and fresh air, walk the neighborhood and take in the culture around me.

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?

WATCH: New, Unsold Chicago Homes Discounted For Monthlong Special

Posted 11.15.2011 | Chicago

Homebuyers looking for Chicago property can cash in on a month-long campaign of price reductions and incentives on 81 unsold homes in five new real es...

Unrequited Loan: Banks Just Can't Seem to Commit...

Ron Gitter | Posted 11.13.2011 | New York
Ron Gitter

Thousands of residential co-op and condo loans close each day, but many of those loans have taken a great deal of time and effort to complete.

Homeowner Associations Take A More Proactive Role In The Foreclosure Crisis

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 10.24.2011 | Business

In a further indication of how far-reaching and deleterious the foreclosure crisis has become, homeowner groups have taken to suing banks in order to ...

Getting Real With the New Rules of Real Estate

Ron Gitter | Posted 10.16.2011 | New York
Ron Gitter

Here are four current marketplace misconceptions and the realities that will save time and money and reduce the stress-fest.

Homeowners Associations Cause Trouble In Retirement Communities

AP | By MICHELLE CONLIN and TAMARA LUSH | Posted 09.10.2011 | Business

-- The Inlet House condo complex in Fort Pierce, Fla., was once the kind of place the 55-and-older set aspired to. It was affordable. The pool and cl...