The PropertyClub Blog

Your guide to the NYC real estate market

The Most Affordable Neighborhoods in NYC in 2021

The most affordable neighborhoods in NYC for 2021 are the Bronx's Parkchester, Bedford Park, and Fieldston as well as Lindenwood and Briarwood in Queens. Median sales prices are under $300,000 in each of these NYC neighborhoods.

The Most Expensive Neighborhoods in NYC in 2021

The most expensive neighborhoods in NYC for 2021 are Noho, Hudson Yards, Tribeca, Central Park South, and Nolita, and the median sales price in all of these areas is above $3 million dollars. Overall, over half of the 50 most expensive NYC neighborhoods are in Manhattan, including the top 15, while Brooklyn is home to 19 of the city's priciest nabes, and Queens and Staten Island are home to 5 and 1 respectively.

Who Delivers Your Offer to the Seller?

Who delivers your offer to the seller depends on if you and the seller have real estate agents representing your interests. If the seller has an agent, the offer will need to be delivered to the agent, who will then present it to the seller. 

Upper East Side vs Upper West Side

The Upper East Side vs. Upper West Side: Which of these NYC neighborhoods is best? Here is an inside look at the differences between the areas. 

The Best Rental Buildings in Chelsea for Luxury Apartments

This list of the best apartment buildings in Chelsea will feature the top luxury rental properties, where you’ll find luxurious apartments with incredible amenities.

Squatters Rights in New York

In a city of over 8 million people, stories about squatters aren’t uncommon in New York City. So what do landlords need to know about squatters' rights in New York and how can they evict them if need be?

How to Identify Common Lawn Weeds

But how do you figure out what weeds you have? This guide will help you learn how to identify the most common lawn weeds you need to worry about.

NYC Mansion Tax Guide

The NYC mansion tax was traditionally a flat 1 percent tax that applied to all homes sold for $1 million or more, but on July 1, 2019, New York State lawmakers implemented a new, progressive tax rate. NYC properties selling for $1 to $2 million will still be levied a 1% mansion tax, while rates will rise for properties sold for prices of $2 million or above, starting at 1.25 percent and reaching a maximum of 3.9 percent for properties selling for $25 million or more.

Real Estate Lawyers in NYC: How to Find and Hire the Best

Buying or selling an apartment in NYC is a significant transaction that should not be taken lightly. As such, it's not advisable to consider purchasing a co-op or a condo without consulting with a real estate lawyer first.

What Does Clear to Close Mean?

Clear to close means that an underwriter has cleared your mortgage application to move forward with signing the documents to close on the loan. It's not quite a final approval, but you're almost there. 

2020 Tax Lien Investing Guide

While investing in property tax liens can be quite profitable, it also carries substantial risk. Novice investors must understand the legalities and potential pitfalls when they decide to explore this investment strategy. Below, we will provide you with a guide about tax liens, the benefits and disadvantages of investing in them, and how to begin investing in them.  

5 Reasons Your Lawn Mower Won’t Start

You’ve just taken your lawnmower out of your garage, and when it’s time to start mowing the lawn, it won’t start. Dang! Here are some reasons your mower might not be starting up that are easy to fix.