Buying in NYC

Your guide to the NYC real estate market

New York Real Estate Commission Rebates

New York Real Estate commissions are typically 6%, of which the buyer agent collects half. When you work with one of our experienced NYC buyer agent partners, you can get up to a 2.25% commission rebate.

REBNY Financial Statement Form Guide

When searching for an apartment in New York City and subsequently, when you are ready to make an offer, you will often be asked by your real estate broker to submit a REBNY financial statement with your offer and application. This form is, in essence, a personal balance sheet that will illustrate your net worth, and is expected when making an offer to purchase in a NYC co-op building.

CEMA Loans Guide

The Consolidation, Extension, and Modification Agreement, or CEMA loan, is a special type of mortgage available only to New Yorkers. A CEMA is typically used to reduce the tax burden associated with refinancing a loan.

NYC Buyer and Seller Closing Costs Guide and Calculator

Learn about buyer and seller closing costs in NYC with our guide and calculator. Whether you're buying or selling a condo, co-op, or townhouse, we'll cover it all from taxes, bank fees, and legal fees to who pays for what to how to calculate your estimated closing costs.

Tips for NYC Homebuyers

Buying a home in NYC can be taxing, on both your wallet and sanity. The sub 1.5MM market is extremely competitive, even when market conditions favor buyers- and is simply insane when they favor sellers. To help save you time and money we’ve put together some tips on how to score significant savings when buying in New York City.

Buying Investment Property in NYC

Have you ever thought about purchasing an investment property in New York City? In this guide, we'll cover everything you need to know about buying an investment property in the greatest city in the world.