How to counter a low appraisal

There’s a reason so many people experience sleepless nights over the appraisal process; whether you’re buying, selling, or refinancing, this specific decision can feel very much out of your control. Yet, so much depends on it.  If the appraisal comes in lower than expected, it can impact everything from the price and financing involved to […]

Anyone who has purchased a co-op apartment in New York City has heard of the Aztech Recognition Agreement (a.k.a Aztec form). It’s required by the bank to get a loan and originals are necessary for the purchase application. However, most co-op owners do not know what it’s for or what it does. An Aztec form […]

What’s a Lot Line Window and Why Should You Care?

One of the quirks of New York real estate is that developers have tried to make as many homes as possible on this small parcel of land we share. One of the consequences of this is that homes are often built right up to the lot line. In some cases, this can cause headaches for […]

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