Category Archives: Columbia Vitolo Team Blog

25 Park Row Kitchen

Co-Op’s Are Nightmares

Co-op purchases can be a nightmare. Just kidding. NYC’s for-purchase housing pool is still about 75% co-op the last time we checked. There is no better value out there right now for buyers. Like everything else in life, there is a spectrum ranging from great to nightmare and each co-op is taken on a case-by-case […]

Columbia Vitolo Team at Corcoran

How Should I Decide the Asking Price of My NYC Apartment?

How Should I Decide the Asking Price of My NYC Apartment? First and foremost, pricing real estate is more art than science. There is no formula; there is usually more than one correct strategy. Unlike a stock, for example, no two apartments, buildings, views, or blocks are the same. Sprinkle some buyer emotion into the […]

Columbia Vitolo Team Tribeca Real Estate

5 Tips for Purchasing in a New Development

An insiders perspective of what buyers should look for when purchasing in a new development condominium.    First and most important is that unless the project has been built already and is ready for move-in, you should be flexible on your closing timeline. Construction always equals delays. Be prepared to wait 6 months and up […]

25 Park Row Luxury Condo

Introducing: 25 Park Row

25 Park Row boasts unmatched views over historic City Hall Park from every residence. Sweeping views include the Hudson River, the Woolworth Building, the Brooklyn Bridge and beyond. Designed by CookFox Architects, the marble-and-bronze 25 Park Row offers captivating views near and far, courtesy of its position facing City Hall Park, a nearly nine-acre expanse.  Select features […]

What’s the Difference Between a Co-Op and Condo. All You Need to Know.

Columbia Vitolo University: What is the Difference between a Co-Op and a Condo?  Co-Op In New York City, we have 3 major types of real estate. Each has different characteristics and closing costs. Find out which is right for you and what the difference is between owning a Co-Op and a Condo. Most properties either […]

What’s the Difference Between Mortgage Prequalification and Preapproval

As you prepare to purchase a home, chances are you’ve come across the terms mortgage pre-approval, mortgage pre-qualification. What’s the difference between the two? Read on… The Similarities: Both can help estimate the loan amount that you will likely qualify for. The rule of thumb is Prequalification is good, but Preapproval is best. Regardless of […]