Closing Costs ── The Difference between Co-Operatives and Condominium in New York
An apartment in a building owned by a corporation or trust, in which each owner purchases stock representing the value of a single apartment unit and receives a proprietary lease as evidence of title. Shareholders pay a monthly maintenance fees to cover building expenses including real estate taxes the shareholders portion of the underlying mortgage(if there is one) Generally sales are subject to approval by a board of directors, and buyers must submit a purchase application (board package). The board will also require an interview. Financing and subletting is restricted in most coops.
– A multi-unit structure or property in which persons hold fee simple title to individual units and an undivided interest in common areas(lobby, halls, stairways etc) Each individual apartment gets a separate tax bill from the city. There is also monthly common charges for building expenses. Financing and subletting is more flexible.
*It varies if you own attorney. Check with bank/mortgage broker for additional fees . New York State Law requires a written letter of engagement if the legal fee will exceed $3,000. Non New York State residents should procure exemption for state transfer tax forms (TP584) . These are only estimates. Please confirm closing costs for specific transactions with your attorney and/or mortgage representative.