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I had the opportunity to talk to my friend and colleague, Steve Hartstein of First Meridian Mortgage, a residential Manhattan-based mortgage company, about the current climate of lending.   I asked Steve if he’s noticed any significant changes and what we can expect in 2011.     The Fourth Quart...
I’m not an expert about Tweeting.  I’m still trying to figure how how to use Twitter, what to use it for and how much of an asset it’s going to be for me.  I did find out some interesting facts about Twitter and I found those facts by, what else, Googling.   According to a website called ViralBl...
Midtown East is the iconic and recognizable section of Manhattan that runs from Fifth Avenue to the East River and from 42nd to 57th Streets.   What’s in Midtown?  Perhaps the “grandest” landmark is Grand Central Terminal, which most refer to as Grand Central Station.   Shipping and railroad mag...
I was having lunch with a colleague last week and we started discussing various ways in which to increase business.   Five years ago, most of us had a website in which our listings would appear.  Today, it’s not just an option to use social networking sites in order to compete in the marketplace...
  The East Village is quintessential and unconventional New York City at its best.    This is one of the best people-watching places in the city--creative types, the famous and everyone in between (including plenty of pets) wander and walk the streets and parks.  From Houston to 14th Street and t...
Chelsea is on Manhattan’s West Side and its boundaries are from 14th to 29th Streets and from Broadway to the Hudson River.  Chelsea is within walking distance to several other New York iconic spots--the Meatpacking and Flatiron Districts and Union Square. The late 1980s brought about a influx of...
You’ve found the perfect Manhattan apartment and you’re ready to make an offer.  Below are a few things you’ll need to do in order to make the buying process less stressful and more successful! Determine a budget and get pre-qualified.  Your agent can provide you with a list of lenders to choose...
With everything we have at our disposal as real estate professionals today, those of us who remember the days of buying and selling without all the social media tools are rethinking how we go about generating leads, contacting potential clients and ultimately, doing what our main goals is:  To se...
In my late January Bracha blog, I told readers about how the Manhattan market was in for an upsurge this year and now there’s even more promising news.     According to a recent Real Deal article investors are once again looking at Manhattan as a solid investment.     Rental prices are going up ...

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