Blocks & Lots

Author - Joe Zappa

Bulk condo buying strategies, explained

Bulk condo buying strategies evolve over the life cycle of a new development. As the developer sells more units, they face different incentives when it comes to negotiating with buyers. In this article, we outline the...

Search NYC condos for sale

Sites abound that claim to optimize your search for NYC condos for sale. Identifying the platform with the best resources and user experience can be challenging. We recommend Marketproof, the gold standard in this arena...

What is a recorded sale?

A recorded sale happens when the city recognizes a transfer of ownership and adds it to the public record. This comes after the closing date, when ownership actually passes from seller to buyer and the buyer gets their...

Where to find your BBL

In NYC real estate, BBL stands for borough, block, and lot. This 10-digit number identifies each individual piece of land in NYC. It is also universal, so it makes tracking buildings across databases easier. The...

What are common charges?

The owner of each unit in a condo building pays common charges, which are monthly fees that cover the building’s amenities, services, and upkeep. Common charges may include building staff salaries, management...