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Some states, like Florida, bar people who have been convicted of felonies from serving on association boards. But New York is not among them. [Read More]
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Brokers say that Zestimates can be off base, but that doesn't stop sellers from obsessing over what the website says their home is worth. [Read More]
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To avoid any confusion and ensure a swift exit, get acquainted with state law and be clear about the relationship from the outset. [Read More]
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No one wants to pay a monthly fee for fix-ups, but the truth is, New Yorkers already face a mountain of charges to renovate their... [Read More]
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Smart devices make it possible for parents to keep close tabs on their latchkey children, but is it really a good idea? [Read More]
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Co-op shareholders have to pay for common elements like water, but what happens when one of them is using it to irrigate a private oasis? [Read More]
What happens if your dream retirement community unexpectedly changes its rules, and opens up to buyers of any age. [Read More]
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When a real estate agent can't find you the perfect place, it may be time to move on. Then again, the problem could be you. [Read More]
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City-dwellers lucky enough to have a second home often lavish attention on it, because it gives them something their cramped apartments can't: the life they... [Read More]
What can renters do when it turns out that their new home is legally uninhabitable? [Read More]
When a board member broke a rule, a meeting was clandestinely arranged to discuss it. Must every meeting include every member? [Read More]
Suburban homeowners are fascinated and irritated by these four-legged creatures. [Read More]
When the shrubbery next door grows into a problem, the law may not be on your side. [Read More]
Legal exceptions to no-pet policies have nullified co-op rules without providing a remedy for those who don't want to live alongside furry neighbors. [Read More]
Instead of a monthly maintenance bill, house owners face a never-ending trickle of repair costs. [Read More]
Old house, big chore: What seems like a simple fix can turn into a major project. [Read More]
Old house, big chore: What seems like a simple fix can turn into a major project. [Read More]
Balancing the rights of one shareholder against the co-op collective can be tricky when a big clerical error is made. [Read More]
It is up to owners to make sure they're not flooding their neighbors, even if it means repairing an improperly sloped sidewalk. [Read More]
Some neighbors are determined to make things difficult. But it's in everyone's interest to play nice. [Read More]
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