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Catch Up on the Latest Semester of Curbed University

After three months of classes, Curbed University has reached the end of another semester. But our insider guide to buying, selling, and renting NYC homes and apartments will live on in the Curbed archives. To make your question-answering easier, we've updated our Curbed U index below. Have a look for guidance on everything from legal issues to interior design to architecture to joining your local community board. See something missing? We'll be revisiting Curbed University in the future for sure, so send your topic suggestions to the tipline or leave them in the comments.

Renting
· How to Negotiate Your Rent and Avoid Rental Fees
· How to Deal With Roommate Problems: Leases; Costs; More!
· How to Get Things Fixed in Your Rental Apartment
· A Guide to New York City's Major Rental-Finding Websites
· How to Find a Tenants' Rights Lawyer
· An Introduction to New York's Short-Term Rental Laws
· 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
· How Monthly Fees Are Calculated in Co-ops and Condos
· Financing 101: How Much Home Can You Afford?
· 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 Get Rich Quick by Buying an Apartment and Flipping It
· 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?

Neighbors and Neighborhoods
· The Ultimate Guide to Dealing With Your NYC Neighbors
· How to Join Your New York City Community Board
· How to Live Next to a Construction Site and Remain Sane

Research
· A Guide to Using New York City's Online Property Records
· How to Research a Building Before You Move In

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

Lawyers
· Picking the Right Real Estate Attorney

Architects, Architecture, and Design
· Renovations 101: Need-to-Knows Before Fixing Up Your Home
· A Guide to Beginning An Interior Design Project
· A Glossary of Common Architectural Features and Terms
· Where to Study New York City's Architectural History
· How to Make Changes to a Historic District Property
· What To Do When the Listing Says 'Bring Your Architect'

Going Green
· An Introduction to the Ecotastic World of Green Buildings
· An Introduction to the Cost Benefits of Green Buildings

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

Q&As
· Attorney Stuart Saft Answers Your Real Estate Questions
· Appraiser Jonathan Miller Answers Your Real Estate Questions
· Architect Victoria Benatar Answers Your Design Questions
· Corcoran's CEO Answers Your Real Estate Questions
· Massey Knakal's Bob Knakal Answers Your Questions

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