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

2024 Ultimate NYC Income Tax Guide

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

NYC 421a Tax Abatements

The world of New York City real estate tax would make an average person’s head spin. Tax laws, in general, are going to be rough to handle. Therefore, the city’s taxes are one of the main reasons people avoid living… Read More

7 Questions To Ask Your Potential HOA in 2023

Whether it is a condo, a co-op, or an actual house property owner’s association, realizing how much your HOA will matter in your day-to-day life is essential. An HOA board is there to ensure property values don’t go down. In… Read More