Essential Real Estate Guides

ACRIS NYC Property Search Guide

This comprehensive guide will teach you how to use ACRIS NYC to search property records, deeds, and other documents. We’ll help you better understand what the Automated City Register Information System is as well as how to perform a search using main options.

NYC Sublease Agreement Guide

Subleasing an apartment can seem daunting at times. Many NYC landlords make it difficult to sublet, but you almost always have the right to sublease. We'll explore some of the legal nuances of subletting and walk you through the process of how to sublease your apartment.

Flex Wall Installation and Price Guide

A flex wall, also known as a a temporary wall can be a great way to partition your apartment. Flex walls aren't very expensive, but they can be tricky to install as you do need landlord approval to put one up in your apartment.

1031 Exchange NYC: Rules & Guide

If you've ever thought about investing in real estate you've probably heard the term 1031 exchange thrown around by realtors and other investors. You may be thinking "What is a 1031 Exchange?" or "How does it work in NYC?". Simply put a 1031, or "like-kind" exchange is an effective way to defer income taxes on real estate investments and has, therefore, become an essential tool for real estate investors.

NYC Heat Law: 2023 Requirements

NYC heating season begins on October 1st and continues through May 31st. During these colder months, NYC heat laws require your landlord to ensure your apartment is sufficiently warm. Read below for more information about the NYC heat laws and your remedies if you find yourself in a situation where your apartment lacks sufficient heat.

Apartment Renovation NYC Guide

When it comes to remodeling and renovation work in New York City, it’s a complicated and time-consuming undertaking made more so when it’s being done in Manhattan. The key to a successful apartment renovation in New York City is planning, money, and lots of both.

Real Estate Tokenization Guide

When it comes to possible applications for blockchain and cryptocurrencies in the real estate industry the most exciting would be the tokenizing of real estate. We’re taking an in-depth look at how to tokenize a property as well as the legal, regulatory, and technical challenges involved.

Renting Versus Buying in NYC: Full Guide

One of the biggest decisions many New Yorkers have to make is if renting or buying is right for them. While buying a NYC apartment is a dream for many, there are times when renting is simply more convenient or even more economical.

New York Sublet Laws and Legality Guide

The average one-bedroom apartment in Manhattan costs approximately $3,400 a month. As such, sublet and short-term rentals are very popular. Whether you are looking for a sublet for three days or three months, in the fast-paced New York City real estate market you are bound to find a listing that can meet your needs. However, current New York City tenants should tread lightly because illegally subletting your apartment may be grounds for eviction.

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.

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.

The Principal Agent Problem in Real Estate

Have you ever wondered if your real estate agent is working in your best interest? Or are their actions motivated by their own best interest? The principal agent problem is a common occurrence in real estate and can result in financial harm towards the principal.