Category: Real Estate Trends

Real Estate Trends Seeking Safe Outdoor Spaces
Seeking Safe Outdoor Spaces

For house-hunters in dense metropolitan areas like ours, outdoor space has always been a key amenity. While terraces, balconies and private gardens also top the list, larger outdoor spaces like roof decks and community gardens are perennial…

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Real Estate Trends Let’s Go Work Out!
2020 April Let’s Go Work Out!

By far the most popular amenity in apartment communities, whether co-op, condo, or rental, is a gym.  Even in small buildings where space for extras is at a premium, boards look for ways to add a fitness room somewhere, anywhere, they can w…

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Real Estate Trends The Illegal Home-Sharing Issue
2019 Winter The Illegal Home-Sharing Issue

Since their insurgence over the last dozen years, Airbnb, Homeaway/VRBO and other home-sharing sites using a similar model have provided travelers all across the globe with alternative—often more affordable—accommodation to hotels, motels, …

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Real Estate Trends 2019-2020 Round-up  and Projection
2019 Winter 2019-2020 Round-up and Projection

In markets throughout the nation, 2019 was a year of uncertainty, reflecting change in the basic mechanisms of how we view, buy, and sell real estate.  That uncertainty extended to all markets, from traditional single-family homes to co-ops…

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Real Estate Trends The Cooperator Expo New Jersey
2019 July The Cooperator Expo New Jersey

Springtime brings balmy weather, new leaves and buds on trees...and crowds of managers, board members, condo and HOA residents, building owners, and multifamily service providers of all stripes to The Cooperator Expo New Jersey! The  larges…

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Real Estate Trends Condos, Co-ops and Kids
2019 July Condos, Co-ops and Kids

While children are most certainly the future, in the present they can often be a bit of a handful. In buildings and associations where residents live in close quarters, it’s inevitable that unit owners without kids will cross paths with the…

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Real Estate Trends The Latest in Green Design
2019 July The Latest in Green Design

Even before Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) introduced the Green New Deal resolution to Congress on February 7, the impending consequences of climate change and global warming has been a hot topic (no pun intended). While some may cove…

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Real Estate Trends What Does the Rest of 2019 Hold?
2019 May What Does the Rest of 2019 Hold?

2018 – and the first half of 2019 – have been anything but dull, from the global level all the way down to co-op, condo and community association communities. While it’s somewhat beyond The New Jersey Cooperator’s scope to opine on geopolit…

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