|REAL ESTATE GUIDES & REPORT
|Community Types in New York City
- Pre-War Buildings: Homes built before World War II. with or without doorman, live-in superintendent, fireplaces, high ceilings, hardwood flooring, some with laundry facilities in the basement, architectural detail and with old world charm.
- Post War Buildings: Buildings built after World War II. Usually high rise with white, red or brown brick façade, doorman, live-in superintendent, great closets, laundry facilities and some with parking garages.
- Full Service High Rise Building: Built within the past few years with 24-hour attendant lobby, doorman and/or concierge, some have health clubs, swimming pool, laundry facilities and parking garage.
- Brownstones and Townhouses: Built from the 1800’s to the early 1900’s as private residences and some then converted into smaller apartments.. Four to Five stories, widths ranging ffrom 16 to 35 feet, some with gardens and terraces, private street entrance, fireplaces, exposed brick walls, no doorman or live-in superintendent.
- Elevator Building: Six to twenty story pre-war or post-war buildings without doorman, usually with security intercom system and laundry facilities.
- Walk-up Buildings: Four to five stories, no elevator, doorman or laundry facilities, has exterior fire escape, some have fire places and terraces.
- Lofts: Commercial buildings converted into residential. Great open spaces with high ceilings, intercom security, some with doorman or keyed in elevator and few amenities.
- Condominium Building: Condominiums in New York City are real property. When you purchase you have a deed to the property, you pay real estate tax and common charges. Owners share the ownership of the common areas as the lobby, hallways, facilities, etc. initial investments range from 10% to 20%.
- Co-Op Buildings: New York City has approximately 80% cooperative buildings. These homes are owned by a corporation and its purchasers are shareholders of the property. They own shares in the corporation and is govern by the proprietary lease. In order to sublet or sell your home board approval is required.
- Studio ( 1, 2 rooms): One room with a combined living room and sleeping area with Pullman kitchen and bath (1 room)
One room with a combined living room, kitchen and bath (2 rooms)
- Alcove Studio (2½ rooms): L-shaped living room with an alcove used as a sleeping area or dining room, kitchen and bath (2½ rooms)
- Loft Area: An area created by dividing the space floor-to-ceiling where high ceiling exists.
- One Bedroom (3 rooms): Living room, bedroom, kitchen and bath (3 rooms)
- Junior Four ( 4 rooms): One bedroom home with a separate dining room or den, living room, kitchen and bath.
- Two Bedrooms ( 4 to 6 rooms): Living room, two bedrooms, one or two baths and kitchen (4 rooms)
Living room, two bedrooms, two baths, kitchen, and dining room often convertible to a third bedroom ( 5 rooms)
Living room, two bedrooms, two baths, kitchen, dining room, one maid’s room with bath (6 rooms)
- Three Bedrooms ( 7 or 8 rooms): Living room, three bedrooms, two or three baths, kitchen, dining room, one maid’s room with bath (7 rooms) Living room, three bedrooms, two or three baths, kitchen, dining room, two maid’s room with bath (8 rooms)
- Four plus Bedrooms ( 9 rooms plus): Living room, three or four bedrooms plus library, baths, kitchen, dining room, one or two maid’s room with bath (9 rooms)
Living room, four or more bedrooms plus library, baths, kitchen, dining room, one or two maid’s room with bath (10+ rooms)