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The New Mansion Tax

The 1st quarter of 2019 was a big dud.  Though prices increased on average in the first quarter, it was “solely due to a jump in luxury new development closings, including a record-setting $240 million sale. The average price for just resale …

How TV and Media has Changed Buyer Expectations

There have been a lot of theories about why there’s been any kind of slowdown in the New York City Real Estate Market:  Higher Income Taxes, Higher Real Estate Taxes, Rising Mortgage Rates (though not presently), Donald Trump, Uncertainty, a Rising Stock …

The Randomness of Real Estate

Let’s Talk Buyers Getting buyers get educated and confident about the market is my number one job. I do a deep dive with homebuyers to understand who they are and what they’re looking for.  I get to know them, their dog(s), their …

Hudson Yards, Revisited, and Open!

Hudson Yards is open! Not a week before the launch (March 15th), I sat on the 45th floor of 10 Hudson Yards (opened nearly 2 years ago at 30th and 10th avenue) in a board room, listening to a Related executive begin …

How’s 2019 Shaping Up?

If you ask sellers, you may hear that the real estate market is horrible If you ask the New York Times, you may hear that the real estate market is capable of producing BOTH horrible results AND the highest sales prices ever …

What Makes Your Home a Home? VIDEO February 2019

This month, I take a look at a pristine property in the West Village and think about what home means to people.  We continue to brand our listings in this way, just as we “brand” our buyers as we help them find …

VIDEO: A Home For Mavericks

Powered by OpenReel This month, I took a slightly different tack for the video.  I’ve been way too darn serious!  Instead, I wanted to let you behind the scenes, giving you some insight into how I go about branding an apartment and …

2018 4th Quarter Real Estate Reporting in NYC

What do you need to know about the 4th quarter 2018 report (link is here)?  Here is the official BHS Brokerspeak: “Manhattan’s median apartment price fell to $1,050,000 in the fourth quarter, a 5% decline from a year ago. While the average …