Shopping for a storm shelter for your own home? The head of the National Storm Shelter Association recommends you like for NSSA-member manufacturers which meet FEMA manufacturing standards. With hurricane and tornado season underway, a storm shelter is a prudent addition to a house and can also double as storage/closet.
The new rules for FHA condo loans are targeted at moderate-income borrowers and are capped at around $730,000 in the New York area.
Mortgage rates are at their lowest level since November 2016, boosting refinancings and home purchases.
A couple sold an old house and built a new one in 11 months after a 6 month delay in starting construction. Waiting to break ground was the most frustrating part involving three major hurdles: 1) obtaining plan approval; 2) receiving the builder’s final contract; and 3) securing a bank construction loan. I can help you safely and quickly jump over all three hurdles. Call me!
Build and move it, and they will come …
Investors lured to construction technology start ups which offer blueprint for future of automation. Lots of opportunity for construction industry which has been slow to adopt new technology.
New construction contract flipping may no longer be in vogue, but these new development projects look quite fashionable.
Biophilic design - a new twist on green home constuction!
Informative articles on new technologies to construct and retrofit buildings in earthquake prone areas to better withstand seismic activity, improving safety of occupants and reducing costly property damage. Japan is at the forefront of the resiliency building movement. The United States is not. One exception: the new Apple headquarters building in California.
Twelve photos of a newly built home in East Hampton, NY consisting of 5 interconnected barn-shaped structures inspired by historic barns found throughout the area. The owners purchased the property for $1.050 million and spent $4 million for construction, design and decor. The list price is $5.295 million. They want to downsize and take on a new project!
A heartwarming article about a playwright’s fond childhood memories of summers in Atlantic Beach on Long Island in the 1930s. At age 11, John Guare and his friend from the summer neighborhood put on their first play. At age 81, Guare’s new play “Nantucket Sleigh Ride,” is at New York’s Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater at Lincoln Center Theater.
Have you experienced expensive to repair water damage to your home from a plumbing pipe leak or other water intrusion? New data shows 1 in 50 homeowners filed a water-damage claim each year between 2013 and 2017, according to Verisk Analytics ’ ISO insurance-analytics unit. Comment on our blog about your own experience.
Whether you know him by name or his buildings, architect Kevin Roche was a giant in his field. He trained under famed architect Eero Saarinen (who designed the TWA Terminal at JFK). Roche’s New York works included the Ford Fundation headquarters in Midtown Manhattan, finished in 1967, and the Metropolitan Musuem of Art’s glass pavilion enclosing the Temple of Dendur completed in 1979.
When an old tree falls onto an old house, there is an opportunity to restore the structure but also an opportunity to restore or improve the house.
Yesterday afternoon I had the privilege and opportunity to participate in oral argument before a five Justice panel in the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court of the State of New York in Manhattan. I represented plaintiffs-appellants who appealed a trial court justice decision denying summary judgment. The case involves UCC claims against a customer’s bank for improper payment of two dual party checks and a missing endorsement shortened notice provision in the bank’s agreement with its customer which we argued was commercially unreasonable and void against public policy. It was a great experience, both interacting with the Justices during my oral argument and listening to over a dozen oral arguments by attorneys handling other appeals which the Justices heard before ours!