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.

Hudson Yards: do we really understand what is being built here?

For those of us living in the west side we have witnessed fist hand the massive construction around Hudson Yards. For those of you who don’t go above 23rd Street or have been meditating in India for the past 2… Read More


THE TOP 5 REASONS TO HIRE A REAL ESTATE PHOTOGRAPHER Photography is an art and can be used as a powerful tool when the time to advertise your property comes. Today, the real estate market being extremely competitive, you need… Read More

What is the REBNY Financial Statement form?

In this blog post we will answer those questions: Is a REBNY financial form required? Why am I supposed to fill it out? What does this REBNY financial form include? When should I fill out the REBNY Financial Statement? Intro: Have… Read More

What is a “capital contribution fee” in NYC real estate?

What is a capital contribution fee? I decided to write a quick blog post on this concept after we saw this new term emerging from New Construction jargon. Several buyers using NestApple asked us what exactly is a capital contribution… Read More

Do-it-Yourself Real Estate Due Diligence in NYC: the best websites!

Real Estate Due Diligence : When you are buying property, it can feel like so much is happening all at once. Within a very short period of time, the deal is finalized, the contract drafted and negotiated, and various “due diligence” materials… Read More

Closing Costs for Sellers in NYC

Dear sellers, while we hope you are sitting on a big profit and lots of gains on your equity, you may be surprised at how much you will actually net after closings costs and taxes. What are the closing costs… Read More