The PropertyClub Blog

Your guide to the NYC real estate market

NYC Rent Laws

NYC rent laws are constantly changing so it's important for tenants to stay up to date as well as to know their rights. Here's everything you need to know about renting in New York City from broker fees and security deposits to rent increases.

Can You Sell a House With a Lien on It?

If you have a lien on the title of your home, selling that house can be quite scary and daunting. Liens will show up as a big defect on a property’s title search, so while you can sell a house with a lien, it will be pretty complicated as title issues can account for significant delays when it comes to closing on at home. Usually, it’s best to deal with the lien before you put the house up for sale. 

Best New York City Storage Companies

Storage units in NYC are common, understandably so, because they’re somewhat of a necessity. Many New Yorkers utilize storage units since space in the city can be so limited. Many people who live in apartments just don’t have the room to store all of their belongings, so they need to find a storage facility. But what storage solutions are there in New York City, and which ones are best?

Buying a Condo Tips and Checklist

Buying a condo can feel like a major financial achievement, and it certainly is something to be excited about. But it’s also important to make sure you know what you’re getting into before making the purchase. So here are some key things to consider before you buy a condo.

The Best Grass Seed for Shade

Some of the best grass seed varieties for shade are red fescue, velvet bentgrass, and rough bluegrass. Here’s what you need to know about how to plant and grow these grasses in shady areas. 

Essential Tips for Downsizing to a Smaller Place

Minimalism is in. Maybe it’s all the hoarding shows that did it. Maybe it’s because our smartphones took the place of a dozen other electronic items we used to depend on. Maybe it has more to do with how expensive space itself has become these days. After all, just look at the tiny house craze. For many people now, especially renters, less means more: more room, more time, and more money. If you’re a renter, there’s a good chance you move quite a bit, always on the hunt for a better place, a more affordable one, or one closer to work or family, and if you’ve made a few moves, you probably know how much more difficult the process is when there’s more to carry.

How Much Are Closing Costs in Texas & Who Pays Them?

The longhorn state. Where the people are friendly, and the steak is phenomenal. Texas is a wonderful place to live, but there is much to consider when buying or selling a home. Is the yard too small? Is the foundation solid? Should I make sure there aren’t any termites, fleas, or rats hiding in the shadows? After all that, once you decide to buy or sell a home, you also have to worry about the financial side of things, including closing costs.

What is a Probate Sale and How Does it Work? 

If you are reading this post, you’ve likely asked yourself, what is a probate sale? And how does it work? If you own a home or are in the market for one, it is important to understand a bit about the process of going through a probate court and the pros and cons of buying a probate home.  

Saint Joseph: The Patron Saint of Home Sales

Saint Joseph is the patron saint of home sales and all things real estate. Many people even believe that he can help you sell your home quickly and for a good price.  

How Realistic Are The Apartments From Friends?

If you’re like most people who grew up in the 90s, there is one show that made life in New York City look incredible. That show, of course, was Friends. It was the story of Ross, Rachel, Joey, Chandler, Monica, and Phoebe, all of whom were living their lives in the heart of the Big Apple. Friends made hanging out in a coffee house cool, and also introduced us to the Smelly Cat song. 

What Happens if You Buy a House With a Lien on it?

Because their home is most people’s most valuable asset, creditors will often put a lien on a house if they can’t get a homeowner to pay off the debts that they owe. A property lien is a legal notice that gets fixed to the property’s title if a creditor can’t get back unpaid debts. Unfortunately, if there is a lien on a house, buying that home is significantly more difficult.

Is My House Haunted?

It’s a common movie trope that we’ve always heard about: a well-meaning family moves into a new house they bought, only to find out that it’s haunted. While the trope might be something that seems too surreal for homes in the real world, some families swear it’s happened to them. After all, discussions about haunted homes still make online forums on a daily basis.