The PropertyClub Blog

Your guide to the NYC real estate market

Brooklyn’s Cobble Hill Neighborhood Saw the Highest Jump in NYC Home Prices From 2010 to 2020

It’s no news that home prices in New York City are much higher than they were a decade ago. Both renters and homebuyers are having a hard time finding a home in the city, with many getting priced out of their desired neighborhoods. But where exactly have home prices risen the most over the past decade? We’re looking at 30 NYC neighborhoods that saw home prices jump from 2010 until 2020.

What is a Guarantor and When Do You Need One in NYC?

Qualifying for an apartment lease can be tough, especially in NYC where the monthly rent and qualifying requirements can be extremely high. So what's a guarantor and how do you get one? What about a cosigner? Read our comprehensive guide to get the full rundown.

Essential Questions to Ask When Renting an Apartment in New York City

Finding a decent place to rent in New York City is no easy task, especially nowadays, when prices are surging, and everyone’s fighting for the same listings. But if you’re one of the lucky ones and you’ve found an apartment you like, don’t rush in and sign that lease without asking a few critical questions first.

Renting Versus Buying a Home in NYC - How to Decide

Homeownership used to be the ultimate milestone in one’s life, but nowadays, it’s a hard one to achieve. Many New Yorkers are wondering what’s the best course of action for them: renting or buying a home? The answer, as always, depends on various factors, which we’re going to cover in today’s article.

Prepping Your Home For Sale? Here Are Some Essential Home Staging Tips

If you’re preparing for an open house or looking to market your home for sale, then you’ll want to make sure you show off the property in the best possible light. Staging a home for sale is crucial if you want to save yourself time and find a buyer quickly, so we’re coming at you with a few tips that’ll emphasize the best features of your property.

A Guide to Building a Temporary Pressurized Wall in New York City

Building a temporary wall can be a great way to partition your apartment, but changes to NYC laws have made it challenging to build full, pressurized walls. Nowadays, most landlords will only approve partial or bookshelf walls.

Our Guide to the NYC Housing Lottery

“You’ve got to be in it to win it” is one of the New York State lottery’s more memorable advertising slogans. What this tagline doesn’t mention, of course, is you’ve got about a one in a zillion to one shot of winning. The odds aren’t quite as bad with the NYC Housing Lottery, however. Your chances of snagging a below-market-rate apartment are much better – not great, mind you – but at about 600 to 1, at least in the realm of possibility.

2019 Wrap-Up: The 50 Largest NYC Homes Sales of the Year All Closed in Manhattan

The New York City real estate market has had a pretty good year. The home sales that closed this year, some of them breaking records, proved that living in the Big Apple is still a dream for many. As the year comes to a close, we decided to look back and see which were the biggest home sales to close in the city in 2019, and lo and behold, they’re all in Manhattan.

Essential Tips for Renting in New York City as a College Student

Starting college is stressful enough as it is, but as a newcomer student in New York City, you have the added stress of finding a decent and affordable place to live. We’re coming at you with a quick guide to help ease your search for a rental in the city. You’ll surely need it, so be sure to give it a thorough read.

Looking to Buy a Home in 2020? Go Big in Texas! $250k Gets You 6 Times More Space in Houston Than in NYC

Becoming a homeowner is the classic American dream, but in recent years it’s been pushed further and further out of reach, at least for most people. But popular cities like San Francisco or New York aren’t the only places where this dream is losing traction; the affordability problem is widespread across the globe. On that note, we wanted to see how much space you could buy with $250,000 in the biggest cities in the world. Keep reading to see if you could afford to buy a place in these 50 global cities.

A look at the Byzantine NYC Property Tax System

It’s no secret that people who purchase property are often concerned with the and amount of property tax payments they will have to make, and NYC owners are no exception. We're taking a look at how rates are assessed and why some uber-luxury condos and co-ops receive tax bills that seem far too low.

These Are the 20 Best-Selling NYC Residential Buildings in 2019

Luxury housing has had a significant moment in New York City this year, and not just in Manhattan. Upscale condos are selling like hotcakes, and developers are hard at work building taller and fancier residential towers. Today, we’re taking a look at the best-selling buildings in NYC in 2019.