November 8, 2019

Can you imagine any of the following scenarios?

1. An empty nest couple wants to trade the family house in the suburbs for a chic condo in The City.  But they need the proceeds from the sale to complete the purchase.

2. A young couple with a newborn is living in a 1...

October 9, 2019

MARKET STATISTICS, Q3 2019

"It's a bloodbath."  "A harbinger of a new recession."  Do I have your attention?  Certain brokers and media pundits need the sensationalized headlines.

Yes, prices have fallen, but the big reason was a one time occurrence: the huge h...

September 12, 2019

How's the market?

The chatter is all about the economy and the recession that looms ahead.  This fascinates me, especially as to how it relates to the residential real estate business in NYC.  Thank you to the University of Rochester for my degree in economics.

Look...

August 8, 2019

I want to be your real estate broker.  For all of your real estate needs, and especially for anything transactional, residential and in NYC.

If you want to buy, sell or rent a residence, anywhere, I can help.  Location?  Price point?  Property style?  Doesn't matter; as...

July 12, 2019

New York's rent laws changed dramatically a couple of weeks ago.  The changes will have an immediate effect on landlords and tenants and how we transact our business.  The new law will also impact property buyers and sellers, and there will most certainly be ripple eff...

June 11, 2019

Trade wars. They are the talk of current events.  We read about them in the newspapers and magazines, and hear about them on tv, podcasts and the radio.

The imbalances between several of our trading partners need to be addressed, and the hope was that a fair and balance...

You know the expression: There's only one chance to make a good first impression. What about this one: A picture is worth tens of thousands of dollars?

Welcome to the world of NYC residential real estate, where the web sites offer unlimited pages of home photos, listing...

April 4, 2019

This is a Public Service Announcement

Buyer (and seller, and broker) beware:

CO-OP BOARD REJECTIONS ARE ON THE RISE.

No one wants to talk about this, but we have seen an unusual spike in co-op board rejections over the past year. It's embarrassing to the applicants when a...

March 12, 2019

Welcome to Buyer's Market 2019, where competition is fierce for the precious few serious buyers willing to buy now rather than wait for the market to soften like the Spring thaw.  One can always lower the price until some bargain hunting bottom feeder finally bites.  A...

February 11, 2019

At a cocktail party recently, a stockbroker asked me this loaded question: “Is real estate a good investment?” I gave a cutesy answer: "A good real estate investment is always a good investment." Not to be deterred, he pressed me on the point and for the better part of...

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