Renting in New York City: What will $3,300 get you?

Curious just how far your dollar goes in New York City? We’ve rounded up the latest rental listings via rental site Zumper to get a sense of what to expect when it comes to finding a rental in New York City if you don’t want to spend more than $3,300/month on rent. Read on for […]

5 Steps to Becoming a Real Estate Agent

Thinking about becoming a real estate agent? You’ll be in good company. Estimates from the Association of Real Estate License Law Officials (ARELLO) show that there are about two million active real estate licensees in the U.S. today. One reason so many people pursue a career as a real estate agent is the earnings potential: […]

How Do I Sell My Apartment Directly to My Neighbor?

Q: I’m thinking about selling my one-bedroom condo in Chelsea and heard that a neighbor in the building might be interested in downsizing from his two-bedroom since his wife recently passed away. What’s the best way to approach him and set a price that’s fair market value without a broker? A: New Yorkers occasionally buy […]

Show & Tell: The new Opportunity Zone program

At a recent Rutgers Center for Real Estate event, he talked about the new Opportunity Zone program created by legislation he co-sponsored. “Success to me looks like investors stepping up and working with local community leaders. Because, as mayor of my city, I knew where we desperately needed investment and where the real opportunities were […]

3 Big Dangers of Buying a NJ Home Without A Real Estate Agent

How many times do you plan to buy a home during your entire lifetime? For most of us, the number is somewhere between 3 and 5. It certainly doesn’t happen often enough to make us experts on the process. Real estate agents, on the other hand, may handle 3-5 purchases per month. This experience makes […]

Relevant Real Estate: How To Give Young People What They Really Want

The past decade has seen major shifts in the way people live, from renting permanently to living with roommates longer than anticipated or wished, to delaying homebuying or not even considering it. Many people think homeownership is down, but that’s not necessarily the case. It appears that millennial and Gen Z renters and buyers simply […]

Confessions of ‘Million Dollar Listing’ top broker Ryan Serhant

In the New York real estate industry, only the strongest survive. Ryan Serhant, author of “Sell It Like Serhant” and star of the Bravo TV series “Million Dollar Listing New York,” is no stranger to the cutthroat pace of the business. In a career spanning over 10 years, he’s proven his grit by rising to […]

So Much for the Starter House

Johanna Lasser had lived in a dozen apartments before she bought her first house two years ago, a rundown Victorian in Ditmas Park, Brooklyn. Ms. Lasser and her husband, Jimm, figured they would fix it up, stay a few years and then move on to a house in the suburbs, or one in a better […]