Digs Realty 2Q 2020 Newsletter

Hello Summer, Hello Phase 2! Welcome to Phase 2 – The Great Reopening! I hope everybody made the best of their quarantine and remained healthy, safe and sane. Rebecca and I have been hunkering down with the kids on the Upper West Side for the past three months. During this time, we watched the incredible […]

Digs Realty 2020 Dessert Party

Homemade sweets to say “thank you” Every year, we host a dessert party to thank our clients and friends for their business and for trusting us with their referrals. This year’s dessert party menu This year, we made a bunch of recipes we’ve never made before and stuck with a few of our favorites. I […]

$4,000,000 in Commission Discounts and Rebates Given to Our Clients!

Digs hit a huge milestone last week: we have given over $4,000,000 in commission discounts and rebates to our clients since 2014! February 5th was a HUGE day for Digs Realty. Not only was it me and Dan’s 9th anniversary, but it marked the day we officially gave our clients over $4MM in commission rebates […]

No More Rental Fees in NYC?

No More Rental Fees in NYC? There are still rental fees in NYC, but the new guidance is pretty huge for the residential real estate community: landlords, agents and renters! The Facts On Tuesday, the New York Department of State issued Guidance that a landlord’s agent cannot be compensated by a prospective tenant. The DOS suggests […]

Best Value NYC Neighborhoods

Best Value NYC Neighborhoods | Where is There Still Room to Grow? 10 NYC Neighborhoods Where Home Prices Rose the Most in 2010-2019 At the end of 2019, Streeteasy reported that 8 of the 10 NYC neighborhoods where home prices rose the most in the decade of the 2010s were in Brooklyn. This is not […]

CEMA – What is a CEMA and How Does it Save Home Buyers Money?

Mortgage Assignments and the CEMA (Consolidation, Extension and Modification Agreement) Back in 2017, Dan wrote a post about CEMAs. Fast forward a couple of years to 2020, and many players in the residential real estate market (including many real estate brokers) still don’t know what a CEMA is. For this reason, we’re writing another post […]

How to Sell Your NYC Apartment in Today’s Buyer’s Market

It’s a buyer’s market. Should you sell? Pretty much everyone is in agreement that today’s market is more favorable for buyers. This doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t sell now, but it does mean that you should be mindful and realistic about how much you will sell for. In this post, we will share with you […]

What Would The Death of Fairway Market Mean to the UWS?

The Death of Fairway Market | Impact on UWS I’ve been reading a lot of articles today about what is going to happen to Fairway Market. We heard rumors over the past few weeks that Fairway might file for Chapter 7 bankruptcy and close its stores. This morning, the Post put out an article, and […]

Tips for First Time NYC Home Buyers

First Time NYC Home Buyer Tips At Digs, we work with a lot of first time home buyers. Often times, these are our favorite clients to work with. Everything is so new and exciting for them, which makes it more exciting for us. There are a few things every first time home buyer should know and […]

Debt-to-Income Ratio Requirements in NYC Real Estate

Debt-to-Income Ratio Requirements in NYC Real Estate You need far more than a down payment to buy a co-op in New York City. Just because a bank is willing to approve you for a loan, doesn’t mean a co-op board will also approve you. When buying a co-op in NYC, you will also need to […]