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New York TimesHamilton Heights Harlem Enclave With River Views

The number of rescue dogs that Barry Katz crosses paths with in Hamilton Heights, a section of West Harlem, tells him something about his neighborhood. “At this point, it’s not a wealthy area,” he said. “People love their pets but can’t afford to pay thousands of dollars for them.” Bugsy, his walleyed, French bulldog-Boston terrier mix, is also a rescue. Mr. Katz, 57, a lawyer, moved into his two-bedroom condominium on Riverside Drive and West 146th Street last July. Selling his one-bedroom fifth-floor walk-up in the West Village (he declined to disclose the price), he paid $260,000 less for a space in Hamilton Heights that was twice as...
New York Times - Wednesday, February 03, 2016

The New York Daily NewsReal Estate Expert's Five Tips For First-Time Homebuyers

Ready to take the plunge and buy your first home? Purchasing your first property can often seem like a daunting task. Having a better understanding of the process and making sure you have a qualified professional agent by your side will help you navigate your first foray into real estate ownership with confidence. Here are five key tips to keep in mind: 1. Get preapproved A preapproval is a written estimate from a lender stating how much you will likely be able to borrow based on an initial review of your credit and financial information. It holds more weight than a...
The New York Daily News - Wednesday, February 03, 2016

The Real DealBattle Royale Manhattan Real Estate Firms Muscle In On Brooklyn

With an estimated 6,000 units expected to hit the Brooklyn market and millions of dollars in sales up for grabs, competition between brokerage firms is fierce. About 22,000 units total are planned to hit the market before 2019, more than double the 10,000 that went up for sale from 2010 to 2014, according to CityRealty. The vast majority of the units coming on the market are rentals, the Wall Street Journal reported. Median apartment rents in the borough were stagnant in the fourth quarter in 2015 when compared to the same time period the previous year, according to a report by Miller Samuel. Brooklyn real estate...
The Real Deal - Monday, February 01, 2016

Wall Street JournalEntertain Guests Upstairs Downstairs Or On Rooftop

Location: Manhattan, United States Price: $5,495,000 A 12-room penthouse in Manhattan’s Chelsea neighborhood is a combination of three apartments. Charlie Martin, a Tennessee investor who previously worked in the health-care industry, had been visiting New York City for business since the late 1960s. The 73-year-old says he stayed in hotels while in the city. ‘It was a place I thought I’d like to have an apartment.’ So Mr. Martin and his wife, Shannon, bought this 12-room penthouse on West 15th Street in May 2009 for about $2.7 million. The home is on two floors and...
Wall Street Journal - Monday, February 01, 2016

New Canaan AdvertiserHigh Inventory Points To Buyers Market For New Canaan Homes

Reflecting on the year that was 2015 in New Canaan residential real estate, with its flat unit sales, lower median price and higher inventories, there was no common theme among realtors about why the market was the way it was. Even looking forward, the realtors, who by nature tend to be a glass-half-full group, saw signs for a robust spring but were not resounding with optimism. Halstead Property Sales Manager John Engel, said, “Taking the long view, the New Canaan market is fundamentally sound. Great schools, low taxes and the financial sector remains relatively healthy.” He sees “remarkable consistency in the total number...
New Canaan Advertiser - Monday, February 01, 2016