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Curbed University is Back in Session Starting This Week

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After a semester or two off, Curbed University, our insider guide to buying, selling, and renting homes and apartments in New York City, is back in session. (Our other city sites are in on the action, too). Starting this week and continuing on through May, we'll be posting regular updates to our Curbed University content of the past, new posts on as-yet-unexplored aspects of the real estate world, and open threads with industry experts who'll answer your questions.

Which brings us to our next point: your questions. We are taking suggestions for topics you'd like us to cover in this upcoming semester of Curbed University. Kindly suggest them in the comments or via the tipline. To get you started, we've put together an index of everything Curbed U has covered in the past.

Renting
· Can Landlords Charge Rent While Buildings are Uninhabitable
· Preferential Rent: When You Get It and How You Keep It
· How to Read Between the Lines of a Sale or Rental Listing
· Tenants' Rights and the Standard Rental Lease
· Rent Control vs. Rent Stabilization
· How to Not Get Screwed Over by a Rental Broker
· Scoping Out a Rental 'Hood and Getting Ready to Sign a Lease
· The Rules of Subletting an Apartment

Buying
· Sponsor Units: What Are They?
· What to Look for at an Open House, as Buyer or Snoop
· How to Read Between the Lines of a Sale or Rental Listing
· Buyer Concerns: Why Brokers Hate Buyers and Vice Versa
· Investment Properties and the People Who Love Them
· A Guide to What Actually Happens at a Real Estate Closing
· Kitchens, Outdoor Space, and Other Layout Considerations
· Mortgage Basics (And When to Just Pay All Cash)
· Co-op Boards 101: Board Packages, Interviews, and Turndowns
· Co-ops vs. Condos vs. Condops vs. Pied-a-Terres
· Beginning the Hunt: Finding Comps and How to Use Them

Selling
· How to Choose an Agent As a Buyer and As a Seller
· Getting Ready for Market: To Pay or Not to Pay for Staging
· Seller Concerns: What is a Flip Tax and Who Has to Pay It?
· An Introduction to For Sale By Owner (FSBO) Listings
· A Guide to What Actually Happens at a Real Estate Closing

Brokers
· Becoming a Broker: Guidelines and a Day in the Life
· How to Choose an Agent As a Buyer and As a Seller
· Buyer Concerns: Why Brokers Hate Buyers and Vice Versa

Taxes
· What on Earth is a Tax Abatement?

Insurance
· A Guide to Getting and Using Insurance After the Hurricane

Lawyers
· Picking the Right Real Estate Attorney

Architects
· What To Do When the Listing Says 'Bring Your Architect'

Moving
· Dealing with The Man and His Van: Moving Companies

· Curbed University archive [Curbed]