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Buying and Selling in NYC vs the World

This Savills report was super interesting and worth sharing.   Vancouver, Hong Kong and Singapore have the highest costs of the cities analyzed here. All three have recently added additional stamp duties on foreigners. Some details: Hong Kong first introduced an additional 15% …

VIDEO Where a Broker Adds Value

Powered by OpenReel happy holidays to you all. I’m in a gorgeous 9-room Park Avenue property that’s coming to market in a few weeks – feel free to contact me for More details- because otherwise, it’s still top secret… This month let’s …

Land Lease Buildings, Updated Thinking

My team and I just brought a gorgeous new property to market at 175 East 62nd Street. This building, also called The Victoria, is on the corner of 3rd Avenue, now just one block from the Q train, an incredibly central location …

VIDEO: Getting Buyers off the Sidelines

Powered by OpenReel To speak to Scott about buying or selling, click here Let’s talk about buyers again this month and buyer psychology. I have been selling properties for over 16 years, and buyers seem as skittish as they have ever been. …

A Musical Aside

I have decided that beginning in 2019, and obviously a hair sooner, I want to start writing a bit more about things unrelated to real estate.  Or maybe they will be related.  We shall see.  I’ve been writing about running for years; …

A Spooky Real Estate Market?

Many of the well-known books on investing talk about buying when their is blood in the streets.  That is, to take a contrarian view to things, to buy when everyone else is running or scared to do so.  To trust that a …

VIDEO- Everyone Likes Free (Real Estate Attorney Fees)

Powered by OpenReel When I discovered that there was a way for my clients to pay nothing for their attorney in the real estate transaction, yet get a qualified, seasoned attorney to represent them- I got excited! This is a wonderful “freebie” …

As We Dive into the Fall Season

I feel like I’ve kept my thoughts fairly compact this month while observing the market carefully.  I can’t say I’m fully convinced we’re moving in a direction yet.  So I’ll keep the predictions to a minimum… My takeaways today are: Buyers are …