The Nest

NestApple's Real Estate Blog

Featuring real estate articles and information to help real estate buyers and sellers. The Nest features writings from Georges Benoliel and other real estate professionals. Georges is the Co-Founder of NestApple and has been working as an active real estate investor for over a decade.

Guide to CEMA Mortgage Loans in NYC

There are a lot of closing costs associated with purchasing a home and using a CEMA Mortgage Loans in NYC represents an excellent way for buyers to save money by reducing their mortgage recording tax liability. In this guide, we’ll… Read More

Our guide to using ACRIS to search NYC Property Records

Read our guide to learn how to use the ACRIS database and main options to search for NYC property records and related documents. We’ll go over how to search for properties by address, block and lot, and borough. Here are… Read More

Five Steps to Navigate Getting Your First Investment Property

Investment property – Five Steps to Navigate Getting Your First Investment Property Buying your first real estate investment property is a significant commitment. You must know a few key things: what to look for,  much you can charge for rent… Read More

What is a 1031 Exchange: tax benefits and everything you need to know.

What is a 1031 Exchange? What are its benefits? Real estate investing can feel like a dream sometimes. Your property is appreciating; you claim depreciation on your income taxes. They’re cash-flowing and providing extra income for your family. What investors… Read More

What is an Aztech Recognition Agreement?

If you bought a coop in New York with a mortgage, you have heard of the Aztech Recognition Agreement. People also call it “Aztec form”. In fact, the buyer who applies for a co-op apartment with a mortgage has to… Read More

Accepting two offers in parallel and negotiating two contracts: is it legal?

Accepting two offers and negotiating two contracts in parallel? The issue is not legal or illegal: it’s meaningless. A seller cannot accept another offer if the listing became “in-contract.” A home is “in-contract” after the buyer and the seller have… Read More