August 11, 2020

In such an unusual year, many of our clients are trying to figure out if now is the right time to make a move. I’d like to share with you some of the sentiments we’ve been hearing for sellers who are waiting to list and buyers who are sitting on the sidelines.

To Pote...

July 23, 2020

If it was, it's probably not anymore.  Rents have dropped, and it is a great time to be a housing consumer in Manhattan. Either a buyer or a renter.

I addressed the state of the sales market in this month's Q2 Report.    This blog entry will update you on Manhatt...

June 24, 2020

 I'm excited to be back home.  It feels familiar, and comfortable, but not exactly what I remember.

THE STREETS

Quiet....

There are way fewer pedestrians than I'm accustomed to.  Are my neighbors at their weekend homes or continuing to shelter in?  It's hard to know....

June 10, 2020

You fall in love, and it's great.  Until it's not.

This happens with homes as well as significant others.  When circumstances  change, what do you do?  Going solo is always an option, and dating or living with multiple people can become complicated.  Being homeless isn'...

Noah Rosenblatt of Urban Digs provides a synopsis of the market on a weekly basis.  I find the numbers valuable.

This past week, there  were 5,250 active listings on the market.  This is down 31% from last year, but is continuing an upward trend that began about 3 weeks...

Courtesy of Irene (Renee) Rallis of Douglas Elliman.

Now more than ever, outdoor space is a coveted amenity—and likely at the top of the must-have list for anyone searching for their next home. I wanted to share these tips for enhancing a terrace, garden or rooftop....

In terms of what agents can and cannot do while sheltering-in-place regulations remain in effect, summarized below is the guidance from the NY State Association of Realtors:

  • In-person showings are forbidden.  This applies to showings of vacant properties.

  • Agent...

This is Manhattan's Trillion Dollar Question....

There is insufficient post-COVID sales data to ascertain what has happened with property values.  Properties that came on the market or went into contract post-COVID (mid March 2020) have not yet closed, and there is no w...

Buying and selling in Spring/Summer 2020 is not for the faint of heart.  Unless you are serious about making a move, hunker down until you're ready.  It's rough out there!  

Buyer advice

From the comfort of your living room, get your financial pr...

April 28, 2020

I have been thinking about the significance and meaning of “home“ over these past weeks while sheltering in. The experience of working from home, hearing about friends educating their children from home, and spending extended periods inside, have all contributed to my...

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