The New York Co-op Bible: Everything You Need to Know About Co-ops and Condos: Getting In, Staying In, Surviving, Thriving [NOOK Book]

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A user-friendly guide to the art of buying and living in a co-op or condo

Sylvia Shapiro, a lawyer and board president of a major Manhattan apartment building, has written what will become required reading for anyone buying or selling an apartment, or curious about entering the fray of the co-op and condo market. Shapiro answers all the questions apartment dwellers are afraid of asking the board, broker, lawyer, or accountant-and she does so...
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The New York Co-op Bible: Everything You Need to Know About Co-ops and Condos: Getting In, Staying In, Surviving, Thriving

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Overview



A user-friendly guide to the art of buying and living in a co-op or condo

Sylvia Shapiro, a lawyer and board president of a major Manhattan apartment building, has written what will become required reading for anyone buying or selling an apartment, or curious about entering the fray of the co-op and condo market. Shapiro answers all the questions apartment dwellers are afraid of asking the board, broker, lawyer, or accountant-and she does so without talking down or a steep hourly fee. Included are such topics as: Is the building right for you? How can you make the approval process go as smoothly as possible? What should you do if the board rejects you? And what if you get in? Can you keep your dog? How much power does the board really have?

Having lived in her New York City apartment building for more than a decade in blissful ignorance of how it was run, Shapiro awoke one morning to discover that her building was going co-op, and she intended to buy. Intent on protecting her investment, she took on the mantle of board president and set about figuring out how the system worked. Seven years and many trials by fire later, Shapiro presents her hard-earned knowledge in this neat little tome. Apartment dwellers will come to swear by it.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781466861510
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • Publication date: 12/31/2013
  • Sold by: Macmillan
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Pages: 416
  • Sales rank: 661,247
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

SYLVIA SHAPIRO, a life-long New Yorker, is an attorney who specializes in real estate law and the board president of a major Manhattan building. She lives in New York, New York.

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Table of Contents



Introduction to the Revised Edition

1. Which Regime Is Right for You?

2. Preparing for the Hunt

3. Arming Yourself with the Financial Facts

4. Penetrating the Front Lines: The Application Made Easy

5. Preparing for the Final Assault: Capturing Board Approval

6. Dealing with Rejection: Fight or Flight?

7. Decor and Decorum: Renovating by You and the Board

8. The Rules of Repair

9. The Ruling Class: The Power, the Glory (and the Limits)

10. Widening the Gap

11. Restoring the Balance

12. Taking the Offensive

13. Government in Action

 14. Everyday Skirmishes

15. Boarder Wars

16. High Crimes and Misdemeanors

17. Joining the Ruling Ranks

18. Filing Out

19. Conclusion: Reform or Revolution?

Hot Links

Endnotes: Legal Ammunition

Index

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  • Posted August 24, 2009

    I found this book very useful

    I love how Ms. Shapiro writes exactly what happens in Coop's and how to solve the problem or where to go to find the information. I strongly suggest you read this before you buy a Coop or Condo. Loved it!

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