5 Important Things a Non-US Citizen Should Know Before Buying an Apartment in NYC

NYC real estate attorney Adam Turk shares some valuable insights about the most important things a non-U.S. citizen should know before buying an apartment in New York City.

Simple mistakes made when buying a property in NYC can potentially cost a foreign buyer thousands of dollars. With the right team helping you with your NYC property purchase, the process will be much easier and possibly save you a lot of problems.

The New Trend in NYC Real Estate – Vegetation on the Façade

Incorporating vegetation onto the façades of buildings is the new trend in NYC real estate.

Manhattan is a city compelled to expand skyward for lack of other directions in which to grow. And now, visionary architects are impelling the earth to do the same by integrating vegetation onto building façades.

Top Residential Starchitecture Buildings in NYC

Starchitects are celebrity architects who design iconic towering divas–bold, visual gestalts, distinctly above the rest.

Some of the top residential starchitecture in the world is in New York.

Following is some of the best residential starchitecture in Manhattan, designed by critically acclaimed architects including Herzog & de Meuron, Zaha Hadid, Jean Nouvel, Shigeru Ban, Frank Gehry and Norman Foster.

Almost Half of Americans Have Regrets About Their Home Purchase

Forty-four percent of homeowners have regrets about their most recent home purchase or the process they went through when buying it according to a survey by Trulia.

The biggest regret was not buying the right home size according to 42% of the 2,000 people surveyed, with a third of homeowners wishing they had bought a bigger home.

Top Art Deco-Designed Residential Buildings in NYC

There are hundreds of Art Deco buildings of all types in New York City; the majority of them were built in the 20s and 30s.

Several Art Deco-designed residential buildings in NYC are on Central Park West, the most architecturally distinct area in all of New York City.

The Gates Art Installation in Central Park NYC

In remembrance of Christo and Jeanne-Claude’s “The Gates,” an art installation erected in NYC’s Central Park in February 2005.

The series of 7,503 gates extended 23 miles along the pathways in Central Park, flowing like a tangerine-colored stream and enlivening the bare winter landscape with their free-hanging saffron-colored fabric panels.