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  • Value in purchasing and renovating

     [ original post date: 02/15/12 ] I am (note: was) teaching a monthly pop-up class through skillshare about achieving maximum value for your investment dollar in making smart decisions in what to buy and how to renovate. The class goes through a few basic points: – What is value under current market conditions? – What…

  • A Necessary Second Act

    [ original post date: 01/22/13 ] [ a necessary second act ] – GreenspaceNYC post Blog post below originally posted at GreenspaceNYC as a lead in for the [ second life ] : remix event on Friday, January 25th, 2013 at the HINYC on the UWS of Manhattan. >>>>> [ A NECESSARY SECOND ACT ] – CONSUMER GOODS HAVE A…

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    Combine Apartments, Increase Value

    [ original post date: 09/16/11 ] A recent article in the New York Times real estate section titled “Combine and Conquer: Your Place and Mine” (link) explains a growing trend in NYC real estate about combining two apartments into one to increase the value of both properties. This strategy has its roots in the fact that…

  • Leasing Space in a Down Economy

    [ original publish date: 09/08/11) ] One thing that is readily apparent in this stubbornly down economy is that the competition to lease available space in a buyer’s market is fierce. Taking a walk through any commercial district will display an abundance of ‘for lease’ signs. This is the troubling realty for all professionals in…