Tag Archives: Jonathan Miller

I am trying to determine the rate of appreciation of a co-op I owned on the Upper West Side

Q: I am trying to determine the rate of appreciation of a co-op I owned on the Upper West Side (82nd St) from the period 1998 – 2006, and then from 2006-2010. Do you have a resource which I could use as evidence in a divorce matter? Thank you. Read More.

Do finished basements add value to my home?

Q: If I am paying higher property taxes on a finished basement and additional full bath in the basement….Then why is that not considered added value $ to my house when selling? And why can’t I advertise such when selling? Read More.

How is the Westchester housing market for single family homes?

Q: How is the Westchester housing market for single family homes? Read More.

We pay higher taxes, are being compared to houses in undesirable locations and the location cannot be valued?

Q: we recently had our 2-family in north jersey appraised for refinancing. the only other 2-fam in the area are 2-3 miles away and not in desirable locations. we live across(50 ft) from a historic park and pond that can never be developed and pay higher taxes because of that . the appraiser said there is no avail calculation for appraisers to consider this type of issue. this cannot be right. we pay higher taxes, are being compared to houses in undesirable locations and the location cannot be valued in what do you think please advise thank you? Read More.

What’s the average charge per square foot for co-op maintenance for a studio and one-bedroom in the West Village?

Q: What’s the average charge per square foot for co-op maintenance for a studio and one-bedroom in the West Village (Manhattan)? Read More.

My company is considering moving its activities to New York City. Is there a PPSF index for Soho?

Q: My company is considering moving its activities to New York City. Soho appears to be the best location—can you possibly provide a square foot/price index for that specific district in NYC? Thank you for your help inflatable human spheres. Read More.

Is there a cheaper type of appraisal that sellers can use as a guide when pricing their homes?

Q: Dottie talks about appraisals on her radio show, but she never mentions summary or restricted use appraisals, which are supposedly cheaper than regular appraisals and can be used as a guide for sellers when pricing their homes. Is this true?  Read More.

If I close an old credit card that I never use, will it hurt my credit?

Q: I am thinking of closing an old credit card that I never use will this hurt my credit? I am planning on buying a property and don’t want my score to drop.  Read More.

My co-op is raising the monthly maintenance fees, which are already high. What are the consequences?

Q: My co-op in Westchester County is raising again the monthly maintenance fee. As a holder of one of the biggest apartments in the co-op, my quota is going very soon to be equal to my monthly mortgage. What are the consequences of this? Read More.

How much of an advantage does paying all cash play in purchasing an apartment?

Q: How much of an advantage does paying all cash play in purchasing an apartment? Read More.