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Effective Selling Strategies In A Buyer's Market

Effective Selling Strategies In A Buyer's Market

Much has been made in the press of late of the shifting New York real estate market. Although buyer’s decidedly have the edge today, all is not lost for sellers. If you are in the fortuitous position of trading up to a larger property, while you may not do as well as you would hope for on the sale, you will more than likely make up for that deficiency on the buy. In this current climate, two important strategies can boost sales: pricing realistically and doing your best to convert that first offer into a sale.

The State of The Market: Q3 2018

The State of The Market: Q3 2018

We’re just past the 10-year anniversary of Lehman’s 2008 collapse and into the 9th year of U.S. economic recovery which trumpets at least three robust measures: a 3.7% unemployment rate that’s the lowest in nearly 70 years, a 20% rise in GDP, and a bull stock market that’s up more than 50% from 2007 even after the last two-day downward slide.... The current housing slowdown which began in NYC at the upper end of the market is now palpable in every market category... Since 2009, there's never been a better time to purchase a home, despite spiking interest rates and tax reform concerns.

Tips for Buyers in Multiple Bid Scenarios

Tips for Buyers in Multiple Bid Scenarios

Multiple bidding is occurring with increasing frequency especially for entry level homes and well priced properties under $2M. As competition heats up, it’s worthwhile to review four competitive bidding tips.  

Home Ownership Tax Incentives Are Changing

Home Ownership Tax Incentives Are Changing

Tax reform has been on everyone’s mind of late, and the political noise and rhetoric has stirred up uncertainty in residential real estate markets, creating tension and highlighting hesitancy.

Why Bed-Stuy?

Why Bed-Stuy?

According to nyc.gov, Bedford-Stuyvesant measures 2.782 square miles and has a population of 154,332: 64% black, 20% Hispanic, 11% white, 5% other. Occupying north central Brooklyn with Crown Heights to the north, Clinton Hill to the east, Williamsburg to the south and Bushwick to the west, Bed-Stuy is a small fraction of its parent Brooklyn borough which totals 71 square miles and 2,629,150 residents. Its housing stock, dominated by an estimated 6,000 3-4 story townhouses that date mostly from the late 19th century, is increasingly attracting more and more homebuyers who feel priced out of the other residential markets as well as U.S. and foreign investors looking for steady return and appreciation.

Condo Boards Are Behaving Like Co-ops--Will The Trend Reverse Itself Or Continue?

Condo Boards Are Behaving Like Co-ops--Will The Trend Reverse Itself Or Continue?

As the number of condominium products grows, there’s mounting pressure among condo boards to operate their buildings efficiently and to maintain the character of their residences in the best interests of unit owners. Increasingly condos are trying to exert more control over resales, imposing conditions for granting waivers and even implementing new policies—behaving very much like their co-op cousins.  

TOP TRENDS OF NYC RESIDENTIAL REAL ESTATE IN 2013

TOP TRENDS OF NYC RESIDENTIAL REAL ESTATE IN 2013

November 24, 2013. The year 2013 is sure to go down in the annals of NYC real estateas a stellar time. What were some of the dominant trends? Let’s take a look. 

(1)  Housing stock shrinks further.An overriding and ongoing lack of inventory defines the 2013 market. All analytics point to the lowest level of supply in more than a decade. The shortage has heightened competition among buyers and driven up price levels. Demand has remained consistently strong and is expected to be sustained.