NYC Market Realities


1123423-2_lWith regards to the New York City Real Estate market, this is a very busy time of year.
Rentals in prime locations are going within hours and sales are going in weeks.

There is very little inventory across the board, no matter the budget.
From the entry level starter studio on the rental side, up to the uber-luxury penthouse on the sale side.

Vacancies are slim and many are staying put for another year.

Come prepared and have your game face on!

$5800 – 3BR/2BA Apartment – 45 Pineapple Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201, USA


It’s been a while since an update, life happens.

Here’s an awesome Brooklyn Heights rental currently available.

 

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$5800 – 3BR/2BA Apartment – 45 Pineapple Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201, USA.

Housing Crisis Over?


This may be a telling article about what the future holds for the rest of the country. Here in NYC, specifically Manhattan, things have already been brewing for some time now.

http://www.dsnews.com/articles/housing-crisis-to-end-in-2012-as-banks-loosen-credit-standards-2012-01-24?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

The Belnord


This amazing home is in a unique trophy property on the Upper West Side of Manhattan.

Encompassing an entire city block from 86-87th and Broadway to Amsterdam, there are rental apartments ranging from a

handful of pre-war loft style studios to mostly classic six and seven room layouts ideal for families. When the building was completed in 1908, it was the largest private courtyard in the world.

As you enter from the 86th Street side, you are greeted with a double archway and gates manned 24/7 in addition to a concierge area. Vehicles are permitted to enter and load/unload for a period of 3 hours in an area once only traversed by horse-drawn carriages.

The homes have been completely renovated with all of the modern amenities such as central air conditioning, Viking, Miele and SubZero appliances and yet retain the meticulous prewar details one hopes to find still in tact in this environment.

There are a limited selection of homes remaining. Far from the cookie cutter building and each home is quite unique. Please do contact us if you are not quite ready to purchase as of yet and want access to the best rental properties in town.

Best Starter Apartments Vol. 3


The final installment for this period of the best starter apartments will take us to Brooklyn. This is a great area of town and as you can see from the prior two articles, you can get right in between the pricing of Queens on the lower end and Manhattan on the higher end. If you need a starter apartment and wish to purchase, but can’t afford Manhattan or a high monthly, then this may be perfect for you.

This is a fantastic new boutique condominium in Williamsburg Brooklyn. This is a hip and in demand area that is close to Manhattan and yet has its own sense of culture, shops, dining and great venues for nightlife. For the money, it’s a steal compared to the massive newer buildings with all of the bells and whistles. The monthly for common charges and real estate taxes is only $292 and they are allowing as little as 4% down.

Elegant lines, sleek textures, and clean surfaces infuse every element of this Williamsburg residence, inside and out. And it’s not just modern in aesthetics, but in conveniences too, with streamlining touches like video intercoms and a location just steps from eclectic shops, bars, and restaurants. Each apartment here is an urban sanctuary with windows that rise from floor-to-ceiling and eco-friendly bamboo flooring flowing from wall-to-wall. A sleek modern aesthetic defines every room from the open kitchen layouts to the spacious bathrooms. Some units offer private outdoor spaces, while all of them share a charming common back garden and rooftop deck with views over the surrounding tree-lined streets. Your kitchen is a true highpoint in design and detail, ready to serve dinner for two or a soiree for 20. White lacquer and frosted glass cabinetry and white quartz countertops provide a bright setting for storing and slicing, while a stainless steel appliance package including a wine chiller satisfies both your aesthetic and culinary tastes. Stepping into your bathroom here is like entering a sanctuary from the over stimulation of city life. The white glass and grey ceramic tiles provide a calm and cool aura to soothe your eyes and soul, while an over-sized soaking tub and separate, glass-enclosed steam shower provide options for how you’ll pamper your body. A white custom oak vanity adds a warm note as it enhances your morning and evening routines.

Outside your high-style apartment awaits a world of culture and convenience. Chef-run restaurants, emerging-designer boutiques, and trend-setting clubs are all just steps away. Even Manhattan is just minutes away by L train at Bedford Avenue or Lorimer Street stops. This is a fantastic place to call home and the amount of space can easily convert to a 2BR making for a solid investment.

Here’s the place, now contact us with questions, for more details or to arrange a viewing.

Sex in the City? Outdoor Space? Find the Hat Man!


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Not a fire escape

Even without trying, I ALWAYS end up finding great outdoor spaces for my people. I love grilling and chilling and usually, people who do gravitate to me as well. Out of 100 apartments available in any budget, I have a knack for showing the best four or five right away. What the heck are you paying me for anyway?!!!

This is a super value. At $2100, the rent is actually quite low for the area and outdoor space. This amount of outdoor space is actually quite hard to find, but here it is. The location is what everyone looks for. Details are below on the listing.

This is located on one of the Villages most desirable and beautiful blocks, just steps to Union Square, restaurants, NYU, shopping, Washington Square Park, & all subway lines. This Charming loft studio is peaceful and quiet with an amazing large private outdoor space that is as big as the apartment itself. Other features include high ceilings, an open kitchen with breakfast bar, new stove and refrigerator, A/C, wall of closets and bike storage. The elevator building is perfectly maintained, has a live-in super as well as a central laundry room making this unique apartment the perfect place to call home. JULY 1ST OCCUPANCY.

If you want Sex in the City, then look no further. The Hat Man CAN Do!

Starter Studio with Patio

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Best Starter Apartments Vol. 2


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In the city in 15mins via LIRR

$119,000 Co-op in Forest Hills

This cozy studio apartment is nestled in a historic landmark co-op building within peaceful Forest Hills Gardens. The unit has it all, including a separate kitchen with a big window overlooking the clock tower, European-designed white cabinets with stainless steel handles. A separate full bathroom with ceramic tiles, unique glass shower curtain and a big window. The unit also has three ample deep closets and attractive walls with original details. This unit has four big windows for constant cross-ventilation and to let in lots of light in with a bird’s eye view of historic Station Square. Building amenities: Elevator, 2 Laundry Rooms, Private Street Parking by permit only and most importantly an on-site superintendent. Surrounding area includes: Rego Park and Kew Gardens, Forest Hills School District 28 and an abundance of private schools, shopping centers, trendy bars and restaurants, banks, supermarkets grocery stores, and pharmacies on Austin St. or 71 Ave. Most importantly, the abundance greenery and open recreation spaces, including Forest Park are steps away from the building. Transportation: The E (EXPRESS TO NY), F, R, G TRAINS and LIRR are steps away from the building.

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