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.

RLS’ Universal Co-Brokerage Agreement (“UCBA”) – Revisions Effective January 1, 2024

UCBA stands for RLS’ Universal Co-Brokerage Agreement. To increase transparency and ensure that the residential marketplace is fair to consumers, the UCBA has made it mandatory for offers of compensation to the buy-side broker to come directly from the Seller… Read More

How Do I Get an Eviction Removed From My Record in 2023?

Experiencing an eviction can be a significant challenge. In several states, an eviction can stay on your record for up to seven years, seriously affecting your credit score and making it difficult to find suitable housing. To learn how to… Read More

Is the Bronx Safe to visit in 2023?

Most people who visit New York City tend to stick to the well-known attractions in Manhattan, such as Central Park, the Hudson River or Greenwich Village. However, those who live in the city will advise you that venturing out to… Read More

2023 Ultimate NYC Income Tax Guide

Income tax is critical to living and working in New York City. Suppose you understand how it works when filing your taxes, and you can comply with the regulations and avoid unnecessary penalties. In this guide, you’ll learn the basics… Read More

How to Apply to Affordable Housing in NYC

New York City is proud to be North America’s most significant public housing authority. First, it was created in 1935 to provide decent and affordable housing for low-and moderate-income New Yorkers. They exist in all five boroughs, and Affordable Housing… Read More

The Ins and Outs of DIY Plumbing — Where Should You Draw the Line?

The average household’s leaks can account for nearly 10,000 gallons of water wasted yearly. In contrast, 10% of homes have leaks that waste 90 gallons or more daily, according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Simple leaky faucets are one… Read More