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VIDEO: Why Everyone Thinks They Are Brilliant

The summer is a time to recharge the batteries.  In the case of the Manhattan and Brooklyn markets, it may also be a time to get really amazing deals.  I’m thinking about how mortgage rates are likely to come down, inventory is …

Social Media, FOMO & The Real Estate Market

A big question.  How has social media affected real estate purchases?  Are there positive impacts?  Negative ones?  Both? On one hand, I hear stories about how Facebook is helping realtors do business, Instagram helping us promote what we’re up to, spreading the word, …

The Beginning of a Co-op Trend?

Sellers of cooperative apartments who are seeing their properties linger are wondering what they can do.  You can take a look at our reports here and here for a bit more color about inventory and the market. I can point out a …

Coop Board Rejections, Pricing Collusion?

Collusion There’s been a lot of arguing about collusion in the news.  “No Collusion!” is what we hear from our President.  Regardless of which side of that argument you come out on, you are probably disgusted and frustrated.  At the very least, …

Massive Legislative Impacts on NY Real Estate

I lived in Cambridge, Massachusetts from 1996-2002.  The composition of the people of Cambridge is not terribly different than Manhattan.  And in 1995, Rent Control was ended in the state of Massachusetts.  This is a state that still has Blue Laws because …

How Much Is a Washer/Dryer Worth? VIDEO

  This month I’ve been thinking about washers and dryers.  What are they worth in a property?  What is the discount if they aren’t allowed?  This is such a NYC video.  Almost everyone outside of New York City has laundry in their homes, …

A Gap in the Real Estate Market, filled by Empty Nesters

Certain buyers are drawn to certain homes.  And some properties are more universally appealing, being a bit more generic, like 1-bedrooms or Studio units. In some cases, having a limited audience can be quite challenging when it’s time to sell.  I am …