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10 Surefire Ways to Get Rejected by a Co-op Board


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Lifestyle

Are you a drummer? Are you planning loud parties? Did you hint that you expect a revolving cast of couch-surfing friends and relatives to show up at your door? Are you likely to bring attention to the building, and if so, would your kind of attention raise or lower the value of the property?

Like knowing building regulations before applying, it's worth talking to your broker about the "flavor" of the building. Then, in your application and interview, highlight the points of your lifestyle that fit in with this flavor and downplay those that don't.

And keep this in mind: If your lifestyle is incompatible with that of your neighbors, would you really want to live in that building in the first place?


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