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  • Controversial AirBnB Bill May Change How Hosts List Homes In NYC By Diana Eastman | July 26, 2017

    A new bill designed to promote transparency from companies like Airbnb is in the works. How will this impact the city?

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  • Construction 421-a: An Obituary By David Dam | October 11, 2016

    The 421-a tax rebate program has helped spur construction of housing units citywide for decades, generating criticism in the same amount of time. With its expiration 10 months ago, what has been its effects?

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  • 30 Days or Less: Airbnb Under Fire From Lawmakers By Megan Newhard | June 21, 2016

    Advertising entire, unoccupied homes on Airbnb for a stay lasting less than 30 days may soon become punishable by law in the state of New York.

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  • Panoramic View of Midtown and Empire State  Building New Bill Would Bolster International Investment In NYC By Serena Horrigan | May 08, 2015

    International investment in New York City real estate could surge if amendments are made to a current federal law.

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  • Estate Taxes: They Might Just Kill You... Again By Kamini Ramdeen | April 24, 2014

    One would believe that if New York State cut taxes that New Yorkers everywhere would jump for joy. One would believe... this is of course not the case as the citizens of the great metropolis of New York City have found a way to make even tax cuts an unfavorable act leading to immense displeasure. Beginning on April 1, 2014 new estate tax laws went into effect. The response to the effort to make New York State tax code a simple read has led to not just an outcry from citizens who are paying the taxes, but also from CPA’s who find the new laws to be in bad taste.

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  • Airbnb's Lesson on Supply and Demand By Jonathan Tuason | February 18, 2014

    Earlier this month, the Super Bowl prompted users on Airbnb, a short-term room rental platform, to promote their available spaces with the event in mind, offering more affordable alternatives to hotels.

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  • The Fight to Legalize Conversion Apartments By Bryan Gamble | November 12, 2013

    While New York City is known for its abundance of luxury apartments and penthouses that cater to its elites and have an appropriate price tag, the affordable housing market often goes unmentioned in discussions of the real estate market. Although there are plenty of ludicrously tiny and creatively furnished apartments around the city, these tiny living spaces still lack affordability.

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  • New York Cracking Down on Short-Term Rentals By Bryan Gamble | October 23, 2013

    Among the recent trends involving real estate and technology start-ups is the website Airbnb (Air Bed and Breakfest), which is essentially a short-term rental service that connects visiting clients with local residents renting space.

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  • Drones and the Future of Real Estate By Bryan Gamble | October 15, 2013

    Over the past several years Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), better known as drones, have become a presence in militaries for both their reconnaissance and destructive capabilities. As drones have become easier to manufacture, however, they have become relatively affordable and commercial versions of drones have hit the market. These commercial drones are now being applied to the real estate sector in order to provide potential buyers with exclusive aerial views of a given building and/or property. 

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  • Illegal Iran-Operated Skyscraper in Midtown Seized by Feds By Bryan Gamble | September 24, 2013

    Following the seizure of properties linked to a massive Russian money laundering operation, the Southern District of New York has made a major move against another money laundering scheme in Manhattan. U.S District Judge Katherine B.

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