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.

Your guide to mortgages in New York City

When you purchase real estate in New York City, you will have to borrow money from a lender and obtain a “mortgage loan.” Obviously, this is unless you have a lot of cash in the bank and are incredibly wealthy.… Read More

Rent vs Buy NYC: Pros & Cons

Is renting or buying an NYC apartment right for you? This dilemma can be a tough question to answer, and some experts will be able to argue vigorously and advocate for both sides of the equation. But at the end… Read More

What is the flip tax in New York real estate?

Through this guide, NestApple will help you navigate through the technicalities of the flip tax in New York real estate, which is NOT even a tax. We’ll explore common questions about flip taxes, including how they work, who pays them,… Read More

Condo Vs Coop in NYC: What to buy?

Real estate 101: before buying or renting in New York, you need to master these concepts. Condo vs co-op in NYC: what to buy? If you’re in the process of buying a home in NYC, it’s essential to understand the… Read More

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