June 18, 2012
Recent news affecting co-op / condo buyers, sellers, boards and residents. This week, we're all about to lose our tax breaks. Not a joke. And, what tax credits we're entitled to are being delayed this year. Plus: Dog spas and triathlon gyms are among the latest condo amenities, a court says a co-op may be entitled to keep the deposit when a buyer throws the admission interview, and dryer lint catches Robert De Niro's apartment on fire — check your own dryers, folks; again, not a joke. And in keeping with this theme, it's no laughing matter when Joan Rivers is your condo board president.
February 11, 2013
Recent news affecting co-op / condo buyers, sellers, boards and residents. This week, a Long Island co-op struggle to finance common-area repair, not covered by FEMA, after superstorm Sandy; a condo super in Greenpoint risks blowing the place up; and rich folk got dem pied-à-terre blues. For co-op and condo boards, we've two tales of illegal hoteling — both with hilarious, albeit nefarious, behavior by the apartment owners. Plus, the latest amenity: onsite well-being programs.
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