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Looking for a Fixer-Upper in Park Slope (NYT Repost)

Architect who owns design build firm that specializes in brownstone renovations, and his wife, find a diamond in the rough rowhouse in Brooklyn for $1.6 million and after approximately 9 months of renovations and with a budget for everything of about $2 million, they have created a great house! 

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A Home Buyer’s Nightmare: Moving to a Flood Zone Without Knowing It . (WSJ Repost)

Homes located in low to moderate risk flood zones are not necessarily required to purchase flood insurance.  But flood insurance may still be available.  A flood zone map search, which can be ordered from the title company as part of Buyer's title searches upon entering into a contract of sale, should provide information on type of flood zone and associated risk.  However, this article points out that it is difficult to obtain public information on whether a particular home has flood in the past.  Good old fashioned research on historical flooding in a neighborhood, as well as having a home inspector search for signs of water damage and/or mold in the basement or first floor of a house, can provide clues.

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Demand for New Jersey Warehouse Space Skyrockets . (Repost from WSJ)

Construction of new warehouse buildings in New Jersey is on a tear!  No surprise given growth of online shopping.  Also, new Bayonne Bridge which opened in June has higher span allowing bigger cargo ships to enter Port of New York and Jersey.   Who knows, maybe Newark, NJ is a top choice for Amazon's new second headquarters?! 

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