manhattan: "Real estate is local" Gary Shilling Knows Nothing - 09/19/12 10:21 PM
A broken clock gets the time right twice a day...
Gary Shilling, a broken record has never been right.
This week the media had numerous articles about the "so-called" famous economist Gary Shilling not ready to call the national housing market a bottom yet. In fact, he expects prices to drop another 20 percent from here and doesn't think we will see a bottom in the market for another several years.
Is Gary a day late and a dollar short?  HA
Doeas anyone care what he thinks? Is there really a national housing market?
I can't speak for other markets but … (10 comments)

manhattan: Wordless Wednesday | Brownstones, Limestones, Townhouses - 08/07/12 11:46 PM

Upper West Side Brownstone

Upper West Side Limestone

Upper West Side Townhouses
New Yorkers lived in townhouses during the 19th Century. Single Family Townhouses and Mansions were made of Brownstone and Limestone. The Townhouse Market today is very desirable as single family homes and multi-family income producing rental buildings for investors.
 
 
 
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manhattan: East Village 3 Bedroom 1.5 Bath Penthouse - OH Sunday 1-2:30 PM - 08/02/12 02:40 AM
East Village Mint Prewar 3 Bedroom 1.5 Bath Home 268 East 4th Street #5CD Priced to Sell! Open House- Sunday August 19th, 2012 from 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM   Beautifully renovated 3 bedroom, 1 and 1/2 bath, 5th floor walk-up penthouse apartment. New stainless steel and granite windowed kitchen with wood cabinets, and pewter hardware fixtures, new full bath and powder room with custom designer tile, new red oak hardwood floors, new baseboard moldings, new paneled doors and lighting. Northern exposure with view of Empire State Building. West, and East exposures with view of adjacent private garden.   … (4 comments)

manhattan: Tallest Building in NYC | One World Trade Center - 07/13/12 12:09 AM

Last month, President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama visited One World Trade to take a private tour to see the progress of construction.  It was their first visit since the 10th anniversary of 9/11. They were welcomed on Flag Day, June 14, by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Port Authority Chairman David Samson and REBNY (Real Estate Board of New York) members.
In honor of Flag Day, the Port Authority flew the largest free-flowing flag in the country from the side of One World Trade Center. While on site, the … (18 comments)

manhattan: Friday Fotos: New York's Finest | NYPD - 04/12/12 10:15 PM

iPhone photo courtesy of Mitchell Hall
In the last two decades, New York City has seen an unprecedented reduction in crime. NYC now ranks as the nation's safest big city. Among the top ten most populous states in the U.S., New York ranks first - with less than half the number of crimes per 100,000 residents as Florida.
 
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manhattan: Wordless Wednesday: DIY Window Cleaning - 04/10/12 11:47 PM

 iPhone photo courtesy of Mitchell Hall

If you are not comfortable cleaning a window, Don't!

It's Spring (cleaning) but unless you're Spider-Man you probably don't want to risk life and limb scrubbing the dirt off your twelfth -floor-apartment windows, but if your selling your apartment attractive clean windows can help increase appeal. * Replace any cracked or broken glass. * Make sure the windows are sparkling clean. * Apply touch-up paint where needed.
Call a professional! Here are a few:
Chelsea Window Cleaning
Big Apple Window Cleaning
BEST Window Cleaning
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manhattan: Congratulations to All the "Made in NY" Oscar Nominees - 02/26/12 04:46 AM


The “Made in NY” film Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close is nominated for Best Picture (executive producer, Scott Rudin) as was actor Max von Sydow for his supporting role as the Renter. Margin Call, about a crisis at a financial firm, was nominated for its original screenplay, written by J.C. Chandor, who also directed the film. The project shot on location in the City during the summer of 2010. Additionally, Hugo received a nomination for Best Film Editing (Thelma Schoonmaker). The film, which takes place in Paris and was filmed in the UK, was edited in New York. A number … (9 comments)

manhattan: Spring Selling Season is Here! Staten Island Chuck Says So! - 02/03/12 03:16 AM

(Photo Credit: Edward Reed)
Mayor Bloomberg speaks at Staten Island Zoo Groundhog Day celebration February 02, 2012. The weather has been extremely warm and mild this winter and S.I. Chuck confirmed Spring is Coming!
If you've been thinking about buying or selling in Manhattan. Now is the time. Spring is Coming!
For Sellers: Inventory is low. Large apartments are in demand and hard to find. Well priced homes are selling at very solid prices. Over pricing a home results in a lower price than under pricing a home. Hard to believe but true!
Price it right and you will … (10 comments)

manhattan: Riverside Drive Market Report | Upper West Side - 01/08/12 04:31 AM
Riverside Drive Apartments and Townhouses
 
In 1865 a scenic drive and park was built on Manhattan's Upper West Side. The development of the park encouraged the construction of mansions along the drive.

Today Riverside Drive is made up of handsome grand prewar buildings, mansions and townhouses.


Current available apartments for sale on Riverside Drive range from small studios in the mid $200,000's to a 4 bedroom 3 bath pre-war coop for $3,450,000 to an Eight bedroom 4742 square foot post war condo asking $10 million.
Current available townhouses for sale on Riverside Drive are a Single family … (5 comments)

manhattan: REASONS TO BUY NEW CONSTRUCTION IN MANHATTAN in 2012 - 12/31/11 01:09 AM
TOP 10 REASONS TO BUY NEW CONSTRUCTION IN MANHATTAN 1 THERE HAS NEVER BEEN A BETTER TIME With fewer developments on the market, interest rates at historic lows, and the last chance to secure 421a tax abatement's. 2 BRAND NEW EVERYTHING Be the very first to live in your home and enjoy brand new infrastructure throughout. 3 COMPETITIVE PRICING Developers have a realistic understanding of the market and prices to match. 4 EASE OF OWNERSHIP Benefit from a hassle-free purchase process with no board packages, and use your residence however you want—live, rent, or pied-à-terre. 5 INTELLIGENTLY DESIGNED Modern room proportions, … (3 comments)

manhattan: Apple Store Renovation, 5th Avenue, Manhattan - 12/09/11 12:47 AM
Weighing in at a reported $6.7 million, the recent renovation of 5th Avenue's Apple Store, reducing the number of glass panes used from 90 to only 15. Additionally, Apple removed protective bollards, installed new pavers around the site, and reinstalled surrounding water drains.    Here's the before and after.   photo credit: The Corcoran Group photos   Apple Store Renovation, 5th Avenue, Manhattan, New York   Looking Good!
Big Apple Apple Store Opens Today in Grand Central Terminal
Grand Central Terminal Restored Rejuvinated - Still Spectacular
Grand Central Terminal Constellations Go Green
Apple Store Opens Upper West Side Apple Store … (6 comments)

manhattan: Guarantors and Parents buying homes for Children - 11/28/11 01:41 AM

Over the years I have sold and rented many apartments where a guarantor was needed. I have also sold apartments where parents and/or trust funds bought the apartment outright for an adult child or beneficiary.
In a condo it is very simple. A parent can buy for an adult child. A corporation and or a trust can buy a condo. Some condos have applications but many don't or have very simple applications. I recently had a condo transaction where the couple obtained a mortgage from their parents. As far as the seller, listing agent and the condo were concerned it … (2 comments)

manhattan: Friday Fotos: Ice Skating in Bryant Park - 11/04/11 06:21 AM

Beautiful Day in New York City - Ice Skating on 42nd Street in Bryant Park

Oh what a Beautiful Morning...Oh what a beautiful day!

I've got a beautiful feeling...

Everything's going my way!


iPhone photos courtesy of:
Mitchell Hall, Associate Broker, The Corcoran Group
 
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manhattan: One57: Sky High Prices at Manhattan's Tallest Condo - 10/31/11 12:21 AM
    One57, Extell's new 90 story luxury hotel/ condo, began selling units this month. Once completed the building will be the tallest residential structure in the city. Prices are sky high too. The hybrid development formerly called "Carnegie 57" because of it's location on West 57th Street next to Carnegie Hall will include retail/hotel and residential condos. The 90-story building's 136 residential units will be on top of the 210-room Park Hyatt Hotel. The residential units, designed by Thomas Juul-Hansen will start on the building's 21st floor, will have spectacular views and have a swimming pool/fitness center/spa on the top. … (7 comments)

manhattan: HDFC Coops Affordable Housing in Manhattan - 10/19/11 05:31 AM
HDFC Coops -Affordable Home Ownership in Manhattan
Q: What is an HDFC coop?
A: HDFC (Housing Development & Finance Corporation) Coops are a liittle known niche market in New York City Real Estate that are city sponsored and sell below market  (40%-50% below non HDFC comparable coops and condos.
If you qualify an HDFC coop may be right for you. It may be a great deal.
HDFC coops are a form of limited equity home ownership. HDFC coops offer many of the same benefits as regular coops but they have some eligibility (income) restrictions and many have a "flip tax" paid … (1 comments)

manhattan: New York City Welcomes Twitter - 10/11/11 12:49 AM
 TWITTER OPENS NEW EAST COAST HEADQUARTERS IN MANHATTAN IN NEW YORK CITY

New York City’s Tech Sector Continues to Grow and Create Jobs. High-Tech Employment and Establishments In the City Have Increased by More than 30 Percent Since 2005.
City Twitter Accounts Have 300,000 Followers
Twitter opens the first-ever New York City Twitter office. Located at 340 Madison Avenue, the office will serve as the official East Coast headquarters for the company and will be home to 40 full-time employees, including engineers, designers and advertising executives, with plans to expand in the coming months. 
Twitter works with countless … (7 comments)

manhattan: Coop Board Requirements - What Do Coop Boards Ask For? - 10/10/11 02:05 AM
 What Do Co-op Boards Ask For - Require?

A: Detailed personal and financial information. If you're a first time buyer of a coop below is the typical information and documents required to be submitted with a coop board package. All coop purchasers (except sponsor sales) are required to submit a board package. The board will review the package, if it looks in order they will schedule an interview with purchaser.
A Co-op board will require complete financial disclosure. They will look into your financial history, current and past income, assets, liabilities and references when evaluating your board package.
The following … (4 comments)

manhattan: Fitness Fridays at "Scene @ Tavern on the Green - 10/07/11 03:23 AM
SIT AND BE FIT COMES TO CENTRAL PARK AS LOCAL SENIORS TAKE PART IN OUTDOOR EXERCISE PROGRAMSeries Airs Locally on NYC life, Weekdays at 3pm

Mary Ann Wilson, host of the nationally televised exercise series Sit and Be Fit which airs locally on NYC life, led a live outdoor, group exercise for local seniors in Central Park. As part of “Fitness Fridays” at “Scene @ Tavern on the Green,” more than fifty seniors came from local senior centers and were treated to an hour-long exercise under the canopy of trees on the terrace of Tavern on the Green. The engaging … (1 comments)

manhattan: Condos and Condops with Pools on Upper West Side - 10/03/11 03:56 PM

Condos and Condops with Pools on Upper West Side
While there are many apartment buildings on the Upper West Side most are pre-war coops. There are fewer condos and even fewer condops and only a select few condos and condops have swimming pools. Many new large construction developments are including pools, so there are more pools in luxury condos and condops than ever before.
According to a recent Corcoran.com Consumer survey 37%, the largest margin said a building with a pool is a top priority amenity for them.

15 Central Park West, Full Service Luxury Condo
14,000 SF Fitness … (11 comments)

manhattan: Harlem Neighborhood Market Report - 10/01/11 08:37 AM
Harlem was established in 1658 by the Dutch and named Nieuw Harlem after the Dutch city of Harlem. This large section of Manhattan real estate has a deep spirit, culture and history.
Apartment buyers can explore new buildings that range in size and style from studios to three-bedroom condos, co-ops to luxury lofts, along with renovated historic brownstones and townhouses. 
Developers have converted brownstone, shells of buildings and narrow vacant lots into condominium apartments. For Harlem home buyers, this wave of condo conversion in Harlem provides an opportunity to live in a neighborhood with small-scale buildings. Harlem zoning does not allow … (8 comments)

 
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