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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 …

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 …