What is Pre-War and Why Am I Paying for Heat?

Studio and the City As a new New Yorker, I have so many questions. Why should I care about living in a pre-war building? And paying for heat with air-conditioning is usually the set-up, so why am I paying for heat only? What am I missing? Those aren’t the most pressing questions, but they have intrigued me as I search for my first studio in the city. Somewhere in Manhattan I’ve decided I want to live somewhere in Manhattan, I…

The Worst Deal in Real Estate

By Erich Nicholas, Licensed Real Estate Salesman, NYC Commercial Realty Corp, http://nycrecorp.com/ If you’re looking for a new home or office and a real estate broker asks you to sign an exclusive agreement so that you can only work with that broker – you should find another broker. Think about it, if you were going to buy a pair of dress shoes would you sign a contract to only buy those shoes at the Macy’s at Herald Square? So why would you limit your…