My clients purchased 1199 Park Avenue, #15C about one year ago intending to do a few updates. Lo and behold, when I caught up with them last month, they were putting the finishing touches on one of the most spectacular renovations that I’ve ever seen. While I consider myself to have excellent vision, I almost … More Post-Purchase Paradise: From Drab to Dreamy
Creative buyers working with the right real estate professionals can turn a good space into the perfect space for their needs. What’s a family of four to do with a unit that’s only roughly 1,000 sf, but with a large balcony spanning the entire width of the apartment? The answer: bring the outdoors in! Apartment 8C at 233 … More Post-Purchase Paradise: Thinking “Outside” the Box
The New York City real estate market has definitely changed. To some it may seem to be a buyer’s market, but sellers can often still achieve a strong sales price, as long as they are “price sensitive” when listing. In this month’s issue of The Real Deal, Jonathan Miller, one of the leading Manhattan real estate … More Reality Check: Did you get the memo?
Spring buying season has officially begun! True to both The Wall Street Journal’s and my own predictions, with the weather now warming up, so too did people’s property appetites. Over 75 people came to the first open house at 145 East 15th Street #7E. Now, there’s a eight way bidding war. Woohoo! The building is at … More Spring Buying Season Has Officially Begun!
The NYC real estate market is heating back up, at least according to the Wall Street Journal. “That is the new face of a more competitive Manhattan residential market in 2017, amid signs that a prolonged slowdown might be drawing to an end.” Here’s what we’ve observed: unlike the weather, the market is beginning to … More Is Manhattan Heating Up?
In Manhattan, the land of Chinese billionaires and Russian oligarchs, when it comes to co-ops, it is the co-op board that rules. My buyers won the bidding war and now it was time to prep them for the all-important co-op board interview! First I sent them my extensive tip sheet which is designed to address all … More It Ain’t Over Til The Co-op Board Sings!
Here’s the scenario: It’s Sunday afternoon and my buyers just saw their dream apartment. Just one small problem. The seller had just accepted an offer. My buyers were bereft. They just had a baby and this was the apartment of their dreams. What to do? Luckily, this being Manhattan and my being a top … More It Ain’t Over Until It’s Signed, Sealed and Delivered!