NYT: Renovating Rentals

NYT: Renovating Rentals

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Aaron Able
Apr 16, 2007

How Much is Too Much? Does it matter? This is an issue that many of us have either considered, jumped into, or whole-heartedly opposed. Sinking Your Money Into a Rental looks at a few New York City residents who have done the unimaginable(?) and paid thousands of dollars for sometimes elaborate renovations to rental property...

Be sure to check out the Times' incredible interactive graphic calculator — it computes the amount of time it would take to make money on a purchased apartment. When our number was 26 years, it might make sense to replace the kitchen counter ourselves.

(Photographs by Tina Fineberg)

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