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How to Be an Absentee Landlord (Don’t!)

THERE’S A NEW QUESTION on my Q&A page. I’m putting it up today as a post; it will remain in perpetuity on the Q&A page along with others I’ve answered in the past: looking for property under 150K where to … Continue reading

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Brooklyn Literary Landmark for Sale

A RELIC OF LITERARY BROOKLYN has just hit the market: the fabulous yellow Greek Revival townhouse on Willow Street in Brooklyn Heights, where Truman Capote wrote Breakfast at Tiffany’s, among other works. It’s for sale for the first time since … Continue reading

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So Ya Wanna Be a Landlady?

SOMETIMES IT’S GOOD. When all the rent checks roll in promptly on the first of the month, and there’s a long spell without broken appliances or electrical issues or, God forbid, rats. Sometimes it sucks. I must make it look … Continue reading

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Houses, Houses Everywhere, and Not a Place to Live

SUDDENLY, I AM A HOMELESS PERSON. A month ago today, I signed a two-year rental lease on a spacious, sunny garden floor-through a few blocks away from my present home in Boerum Hill. My move date is Thursday, April 30; … Continue reading

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Urgent Real Estate Questions: My Two Cents

C.W., a reader from Brooklyn, e-mailed to ask my advice on, as she put it, “what/if to buy right now.” So here’s my advice. But please, take it with a keg of salt.  We’re dealing in opinion here, not fact. … Continue reading

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