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Good umbrella. If you're careful.
I wish! I've lost too too many. But perhaps they are lasting a lifetime for another.
post #62 of 66
Kitchen knives. I've got a set of Henckel's kitchen knives that I've had for more than 20 years. Good cookware. A set of cookware that's lasted just as long. With good care these will last at least another 20 to 30 years.
post #63 of 66
Cofin.
post #64 of 66
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Cofin.
My mother specified a new one every ten years ... or so claims her grandson.
post #65 of 66
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The other's I have ... the place at 740 Park isn't mine ... it was just something I'd buy only once.

I'm not sure I'll ever have the liquid assets they require to obtain board approval. Last I heard it was over $100M ... and I keep a lot of my assets in personal & income producing real estate (not liquid).

15 CPW is where the new money is at. No coop approval necessary. I once saw a studio sold in that building for about $800k and thought it was amazingly affordable. Then I found out it was servants quarters which you could only purchase when you purchased a suite.
post #66 of 66
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Originally Posted by poorsod View Post
15 CPW is where the new money is at. No coop approval necessary. I once saw a studio sold in that building for about $800k and thought it was amazingly affordable. Then I found out it was servants quarters which you could only purchase when you purchased a suite.
I can't say I'm fond of the coop approval process -- everyone in the building ends up knowing everything about the applicant and his finances -- but I've always been able to work with it. That said, I wouldn't apply if I didn't meet the requirements.

When I bought my place in 79 ... the interview was a bit unnerving ... but I was approved. I recently sold it. We were careful to pick the "correct" agent ... one associated with a firm known for its very careful vetting of offers. Given the cost (on multiple levels) we didn't want to put forward a potential buyer if rejection was a fair possibility. The offer we did put forward was accepted. But as the buyer said ... I've never felt so on display in my entire life.
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