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This is truly a buyer’s market, and for those rushing to move forward without time-consuming and intrusive board interviews, one may want to seek out the small percentage of co-op availabilities requiring no co-op board approvals. These listings typically refer to sponsor units owned by the original owner or corporation, who is usually the one responsible for converting the building or collection of units from a rental to a cooperative.
When a co-op listing says “No board approval,” that can come as a relief to some buyers. This means avoiding the board interview, which can require everything from submitting one's financial history to bringing one's dog to make sure it’s a good fit. The lack of a board review and interview can also result in a quicker purchase, especially at a time when less than tech-savvy boards have slowed down a buying process that has gone increasingly online in the wake of the pandemic.
However, “no board approval” is not and should not be treated as a get-out-of-jail-free card. In transactions such as these, the buyer will have to pay the transfer tax, as well as a premium for the ease of not having to go through the board process. Moreover, residents of these units will still be expected to abide by the board’s bylaws. Below, we take a look at co-op listings that do not require board approval in various NYCneighborhoods.

Manhattan skyline View from The America (Brown Harris Stevens)
At the peak of the Manhattan real estate market, around the first quarter of 2016, there were 1,648 co-ops for sale in Manhattan (not in contract). Today, there are 3,651 co-ops available, a 121% increase in inventory. Prices have also come off their 2016 highs. The average listed price of a Manhattan co-op is currently $1,942,848, approximately 29% off their 2016 peak. However, over the course of the last year, inventory has inched downward.

From the Listing: A Secret Garden in Midtown SPONSOR UNIT. Managing agent review/approval only. No Board approval. Great for an investor -- can rent immediately with managing agent review. Owner will pay 6 months of maintenance at closing. A perfectly located Midtown one-bedroom apartment with recently renovated kitchen and huge private planted garden. See floor plan and full details here.

From the Listing: NO BOARD APPROVAL, CONDO RULES, INVESTOR FRIENDLY, PIED-A-TERRES WELCOME. Stunning Alcove Studio in The America with open Western city views. Apartment Features: Renovated kitchen with stainless steel appliances, new cabinetry and Corian countertops, marble bath, dressing area. See floor plan and full details here.

From the Listing: Introducing 225 East 47th Street #5A - a newly listed, stunning, sponsor One-Bedroom residence, located in a prime Midtown East elevator building. Low monthlies, no board approval, and no restriction on subleasing See floor plan and full details here.

From the Listing: Rarely available: Sponsor Unit, no board approval required! Located on a tree-lined street in the heart of Cobble Hill, Apartment 5F at 200 Congress Street is your vista dream. Set stories above street life, this quiet and spacious one-bedroom can be your haven. Move-in ready; bring your toothbrush. In one of Cobble Hill's most sought-after buildings, the apartment has southern exposures, romantic rooftops scenes and open-sky, making it the sweet spot of Congress Street. See floor plan and full details here.

From the Listing: Sponsor sale NO BOARD APPROVAL, Beautifully renovated apartment !!! Nestled in the heart of West Village, this thoughtfully renovated home is the perfect blend of pre-war character and modern conveniences making it a perfect intimate residence. Wide plank solid white oak hardwood floors throughout. Entertain your guests in your new Chefs kitchen complete with custom grey cabinetry accented by white Caesar stone countertops, and stainless steel appliances. See floor plan and full details here.

From the Listing: Expedite your closing with no board approval. This expansive pre-war one-bedroom home located in the iconic London Terrace Towers offers a generous layout with approximately 850 square feet of living space featuring a king-size bedroom, an updated efficient open kitchen with a gas cooktop, a convection microwave oven, and dishwasher. See floor plan and full details here.

From the Listing: Tranquil, sun-drenched, meticulously and tastefully renovated, split, true 2-bedroom home in the very desirable Whitney Condop with No Board Approval plus immediate and liberal subletting and low maintenance! This mint apt features stunning light and open West views, gleaming Jacobian oak plank floors, custom shades, double-panel doors, and baseboards throughout. The opened kitchen features custom cabinetry, Carrera marble counters, top-of-the-line stainless steel appliances (including a new, full size GE refrigerator), and an extra deep sink. See floor plan and full details here.

From the Listing: SPONSOR APARTMENT! NO BOARD APPROVAL AND SPONSOR PAYS TRANSFER TAXES! Mint and completely renovated Landmarked Rosario Candela architectural gem. This beautiful 2 bedrooms 1 bath home on a quintessential tree lined street was recently gutted and renovated to an extremely high standard. Reduced to the wall studs this property received all new electrical, floorings, fixtures, cable outlets, you name it! Upon entering the combined living/dining room you notice the warm hardwood floors, generous double windows and charming translucent french doors which lead to one of the 2 large bedrooms. The nine foot ceilings already contain multiple spotlights as this room faces the quiet courtyard and gets indirect eastern light. See floor plan and full details here.

From the Listing: SPONSOR SALE - NO BOARD APPROVAL! Be the first to live in this brand new park block two-bedroom apartment with no need for any paperwork. This outstanding apartment has been meticulously gut-renovated with luxurious finishes to serve all of your modern-day needs. From the solid rift-cut oak floors throughout to the floating ceiling in the kitchen, attention to design and detail is rarely found. With form there is function as seen with the thoughtfully reconfigured floorplan making efficient use of every precious square foot. See floor plan and full details here.

300-East-85th-Street-01 All images of The America via Brown Harris Stevens
From the Listing: Sponsor Unit No Board Approval!! Residence 5L-50 is a modernly renovated apartment featuring exceptional panoramic Hudson River and George Washington Bridge views from every room. This 2 bedroom / 2 bath home has Western and Southern exposure allowing you to experience unobstructed sunset views over the water every evening. There is even a Bosch washer/dryer in the apartment. Spacious and turn-key, the apartment has the perfect combination of character and modern design. From the original hardwood floors to the beautiful arched doorways, each element is highlighted by the recently installed recessed lighting. See floor plan and full details here.

From the Listing: **NO BOARD APPROVAL** Built between 1899 and 1904, with its prominent copper trimmed French mansard roof, the Manhasset is a landmarked Beaux-Arts masterpiece. *The #1 train is 1 block away *The #104 bus is on Broadway around the corner *Riverside Park is at the west end of the block *Columbia U *Did we mention there' NO BOARD APPROVAL ? First Open House Sunday. See floor plan and full details here.

From the Listing: Sponsor Unit! NO BOARD APPROVAL! Mint newly renovated and well-proportioned 2- bedroom, 2-bathroom with an oversized living room, separate dining area, open kitchen, and in-unit Bosch washer and dryer. A welcoming foyer leads to a spacious living room with 3 north-facing oversized windows and beamed ceilings. The south-facing dining area connects to the open kitchen with double corner windows and beautiful modern finishes. The kitchen features top-of-the-line stainless steel appliances including GE stove, GE dishwasher, Samsung refrigerator, GE microwave and Quartz countertops. There is plenty of storage throughout with deep built-in cabinets as well as an island that could be used as a breakfast bar. See floor plan and full details here.

From the Listing: Presenting Astoria Lights: four completely renovated pre-war co-op buildings that have been reimagined and reinvigorated with open, loft-style floor plans, cutting edge amenities and sophisticated modern style while maintaining the pre-war charm. All with no board interview and no board approval.

This home is an unmatched enormous 4 bedroom, 2 bath, featuring a spacious, modern living environment where time seems to slow down, awash in light and infused with history. The living room connects with the kitchen and flows from extra-wide foyer. At select feature walls, 10” articulated baseboards lead to illuminated crown molding, amplifying ceiling heights and showcasing arts.
See floor plan and full details here.

From the Listing: Prewar Classic 7 with NO BOARD APPROVAL! Bring your Contractor. Create your own Dream! See floor plan and full details here.

From the Listing: Expansive light, views, and space from this four (4) bedroom, three and a half (3.5) bathroom apartment in The Whitney on the Upper East Side. The fourth bedroom is currently being used as a home office. The Whitney has NO BOARD APPROVAL and subletting is permitted immediately. See floor plan and full details here.

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