Archive for the 'Apartment' Category

Co-op Application submitted

Tuesday, April 15th, 2003 | 21:32

It’s been submitted. I nearly ran out of paper printing out documents, then spent the morning making the requisite seven (7!) copies to ship with the original. A … Continue reading »

Co-op Application

Thursday, April 3rd, 2003 | 11:01

I started the co-op purchase application form last night. Except for a few small details, it’s fundamentally done. The application form is only one part of the package, … Continue reading »

Contract Signed

Tuesday, March 25th, 2003 | 23:27

I signed the contract for the apartment this evening. It’s on its way to be signed by the owner, when it becomes official, and then comes the race to … Continue reading »

NYT Article on Combining Apartments

Sunday, March 16th, 2003 | 21:45

Fortuitously, the New York Times real estate section this week has an article about some of the issues involved with combining two apartments in a building. Basically, doing this in a … Continue reading »

B-Line Floor Plan

Sunday, March 16th, 2003 | 11:24

Here’s the result of about half an hour with a tape measure and an hour ineptly playing with Visio. Presumably, professional apartment appraisers working for real estate agents would … Continue reading »

Email from the Co-op Board President

Tuesday, February 25th, 2003 | 12:57

Good news: the co-op board favors combining apartments: “We feel it enhances the value of the building as a whole while at the same time allows owners to continue to … Continue reading »

Mortgages and such

Friday, February 21st, 2003 | 15:54

Just spoke to Washington Mutual, the current holder of my mortgage. They had someone who actually could give me information about the situation. The type of load I need is … Continue reading »


Thursday, February 20th, 2003 | 10:46

I came to a handshake agreement with the owners of the neighboring apartment, 4B, late yesterday. The agreed upon price was actually a hair less than I was hoping, … Continue reading »

Floor Plan

Monday, February 10th, 2003 | 13:28

Found this on the Corcoran web site. There was a sale of an apartment somewhere above mine, and the floor plan was published and archived (This was on Corcoran’s … Continue reading »

DIY Real Estate Contracts

Monday, February 10th, 2003 | 11:17

Generic “valid in all 50 state” real estate contracts are available at Staples and other office supply stores. I should check the NoLo guys to see if they have … Continue reading »