If a property is listed for sale as an apartment not a condo or coop, what exactly does that mean?

Asked by Shevaun Selvin, New York, NY Sat Jan 26, 2013

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Mitchell Hall, Agent, New York, NY
Sat Jan 26, 2013
A coop, condo condop and rental units are all apartments. It really depends where you saw it listed. Not all media and websites are equal. Many are national websites that primarily serve suburban homes and don't have categories such as a coop. Many national real estate websites don't include important maintenance or common charges associated with all Manhattan coops and condos.

When searching for listings in Manhattan it is best to search on a local real estate site such as http://streeteasy.com or a major local broker site such as http://corcoran.com

The local sites are updated often and have more accurate listing data and contact information than national sites. All real estate is LOCAL.


Mitchell Hall
Lic RE Assoc. Broker
The Corcoran Group
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Elena Ravich,…, Agent, New York City, NY
Sun Jan 27, 2013
If you email me the address, I can check
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Tammy Benkwi…, Agent, Somers, NY
Sat Jan 26, 2013
... Or it means the agent wants you to call him or her to get the answer to your question. You can certainly do that, or hire your own buyers agent to make that call for you and represent your best interests.
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Anna M Brocco, Agent, Williston Park, NY
Sat Jan 26, 2013
It could still mean that it is either a condo or co-op; for specifics consider working with an agent of your own who can provide any necessary information...
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Christopher…, Agent, Tarrytown, NY
Sat Jan 26, 2013
Hi, It could just be a category issue, may not have been specified as a condo or coop. it could also mean that it isn't governed by a condo or coop board.

Christopher Pagli
Accredited Buyer Representative
Licensed Associate Broker
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Nicolas Puyg…, Agent, New York, NY
Wed Jan 30, 2013
The link to the listing would be helpful indeed. A condo and a coop are "an apartment".

On what website was it?


Nicolas Puygrenier ǀ Licensed Real Estate Broker
Mona Lisa Real Estate Group LLC
419 Lafayette Street, New York, NY 10003
Telephone: 917 499 1917
Email: nicolas.puygrenier@monalisanyc.com
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Janet Nation,…, Agent, Baldwin, NY
Sun Jan 27, 2013
I would be just as confused as you.

Janet Nation, CBR
Sailing Home Realty
Direct: 646-321-9649
Office: 516-377-4760
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson
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Arthur Golden, Agent, New York, NY
Sat Jan 26, 2013
If you give us the link to the listing we can clarify.

Arthur "Ungie" Golden
Douglas Elliman | 1995 Broadway, 4th Fl | New York, NY 10023
C: 212.866.8717 | P: 212.712.6078 | F: 646.497.5476 | E: agolden@elliman.com
Commercial/Residential Sales and Leasing Services
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Gail Gladsto…, Agent, 11743, NY
Sat Jan 26, 2013

It could mean several different things. Your best bet is to call a REaltor who can get more detailed information for you.

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William McBu…, , New York, NY
Sat Jan 26, 2013
Dear Shevaun Selvin --

It could also be a floor in a townhouse (a townhouse can have almost any
kind or type of real property ownership structure allowed in the state),

William J. McBurney, Jr.
1st Prize REBNY Deal of the Year 2012
Douglas Elliman Real Estate
1995 Broadway-4th Fl.
New York NY 10023
Office 212 769 6526
Office Fax 212 873 6381
Cell 917 710 7908
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