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Welcome to New York City!

The "Big Apple" is one of the nation's most exciting and best loved cities. At Douglas Elliman Real Estate, we recognize that searching for an apartment in New York City may seem a bit overwhelming at first. Knowledge of what to expect, understanding the process and terminology, and learning about the present New York real estate market will be extremely important in helping you to find the perfect home.

Our sales and rental agents are trained and ready to help you with all aspects of your search. Their experience and expertise will guarantee that it will be a successful, rewarding and enjoyable experience. This Guide is intended to provide the basic education needed before beginning your apartment search and will assist you during each step of the purchase or rental process. Refer to it frequently!

While this Guide is designed specifically for your New York City real estate search, please remember that Douglas Elliman Real Estate can assist you through our branch offices located throughout the Metropolitan New York area.

We can offer help anywhere in the U.S. or internationally through our Relocation Services Division. Good Luck!

About Our Guides

You are about to embark on one of the most exciting of journeys – looking for a home. It is exciting but at the same time can be confusing with so much to consider especially if you are unfamiliar with the area. That's where we can help.

Click on the New York City section to learn more about the types of ownership options in the city or rental buildings and a step-by-step guide to the successful purchase or rental of property.

Go to the Long Island/Hamptons section, for a description of the different housing alternatives available there as well as tax issues, housing inspections and a pre-purchase checklist among other things.

What you don't find in the guides or elsewhere on our website, know that a helpful representative is only a phone call away.

All data is deemed reliable but is not guaranteed accurate by the RLS or Douglas Elliman. See Terms of Service for additional restrictions.

All information regarding a property for sale, rental, taxes or financing is from sources deemed reliable. No representation is made as to the accuracy thereof, and such information is subject to errors, omission, change of price, rental, commission, prior sale, lease or financing, or withdrawal without notice. All square footage and dimensions are approximate. Exact dimensions can be obtained by retaining the services of a professional architect or engineer.

The number of bedrooms listed above is not a legal conclusion. Each person should consult with his/her own attorney, architect or zoning expert to make a determination as to the number of rooms in the unit that may be legally used as a bedroom.

© 2014. Douglas Elliman Real Estate. All material presented herein is intended for information purposes only. While, this information is believed to be correct, it is represented subject to errors, omissions, changes or withdrawal without notice. All property information, including, but not limited to square footage, room count, number of bedrooms and the school district in property listings are deemed reliable, but should be verified by your own attorney, architect or zoning expert. Equal Housing Opportunity.