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Recently, New York State enacted new tax laws that include a significant increase in personal income tax for upper-income taxpayers.Personal Income Tax IncreaseRetroactive to January 1, 2009, two new personal income tax brackets are established on top of the current top tax rate of 6.85%. The rat...
The Real Estate Board of New York has weighed in on the local housing market in the first quarter, presenting a rather comprehensive body of stats that spills out into all boroughs and that shows, like reports last week covering Manhattan, drooping sales and largely steady prices. Average prices ...
Dispute Between Neighbors A city councilman in Utah , Mark Easton, had a beautiful view of the east mountains, until a new neighbor purchased the lot below his house and built a new home. The new home was 18 inches higher than the ordinances would allow, so Mark Easton, mad about his lost view, w...
  New York City is the most populous city in the United States. The city was the capital of the US for 5 years, 1785-1790. NYC is one of the most energy efficient cities in the US due to a high population density, low automobile use, and easily accessible public transit. The most visited city par...
The broker who leases a retail space at 717 Madison Avenue will receive a 2009 Mini Cooper in addition to his or her commission, according to the exclusive agents for the space, Faith Hope Consolo, chairman, and Joseph Aquino, executive vice president of Prudential Douglas Elliman's retail leasin...
Manhattan neighborhoods with the most price cutsThese neighborhoods have seen the highest percentage of sellers cutting prices from quarter three to quarter four 2008:Beekman - 50.6% of listings cut pricesManhattan Valley - 45.7%East Village - 43.1%Central Park South - 41.9%SoHo - 41.7% Manhattan...
With the second Northside Piers tower rising fast on the Williamsburg waterfront, the nearby Edge providing stiff competition and the rent-to-own thing having perhaps run its course in terms of marketing bang, developer Toll Brothers is relying on an age-old strategy to clear out inventory: pure,...
Even the Celebrities are have Real Estate Troubles.  I guess it goes to show that a celb owned apt are not immune to declining prices.  Lenny Kravitz has been trying to sell his penthouse at 30 Crosby Street for the past few years; most recently, he slashed the price of the loft from $18.75 milli...
Toll Brothers Inc the largest U.S. luxury homebuilder, is slashing prices on its Brooklyn condominiums by as much as 37 percent to spur sales after its unsold inventory spent two years on the market.Prices at the eastern tower of the waterfront Northside Piers project in Williamsburg were reduced...
Have you ever wondered how to be a little more personal on Twitter.  Well now you can.  I came across  It allows you  to connect with your readers with a personal 30 sec video message recorded by you.  It was so very easy to set up and I have had a lot of positive feedback fr...

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