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BOOK REVIEW: Crash Boom! Rx for Real Estate Wealth

I’M NORMALLY EXTREMELY SUSPICIOUS of financial ‘gurus’ and of people who have their heads swayed by their often-dubious advice. But a new book by Greg Rand, a real estate entrepreneur who contributes to Fox News (maybe that’s why I hadn’t … Continue reading

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Classic Clinton Hill Brownstone Under 1M

I COULD TOTALLY WORK THIS BUILDING. If I could scare up 200K for a down payment, that is. First off, I think the ask is very reasonable (it’s newly reduced to 995K from 1.15M). The building is utterly classic, a … Continue reading

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A Landlady’s Woes

LEST YOU THINK it’s all done with smoke and mirrors, let me re-cap some of the things I’ve had to deal with in the past two months as the owner of four very old houses (two in Brooklyn, two in … 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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Contract Remorse

THIS WEEK I went to contract on a 1940s shingled cottage in Springs (or is it “the” Springs? I guess I’ll find out). It’s a hamlet a few miles north of East Hampton, on Long Island’s South Fork. I should … Continue reading

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