Should I buy a NYC condo with a view?

Real Estate Agent with Douglas Elliman Real Estate

Should I buy a NYC condo with a view?

Often when we work with buyers looking at different condos, the buyers always asked us if they should buy an condo with a view or not. 


In New York city, having a view is a luxury item and there is a premium that comes with that.

If you are buying for yourself, and you love views, then YES.. Buy something you are going to be happy with.


If you like to crunch numbers and want to gain the highest yield possible, it may be difficult to justify paying the premium for a view as it may not equate proportionally to your rental income.


Overall we recommend you buy an apartment with good natural light and ideally not facing a brick wall. Since most New Yorker don’t necessarily want to spend that much extra for a view.

Give us a call today (9170837-8869 if you are searching for a good Manhattan New York condo. Be sure to watch our other investor tips videos.


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Morgan Evans is a Licensed Real Estate salesperson in Manhattan New York specialize in neighborhoods such as: Greenwich Village, Soho, Union Square, Upper East Side, Upper West Side, Chelsea, Midtown West, Midtown East, Nolita, Lower East side, Financial District in Manhattan. Morgan specialize in working with international buyer, high net worth buyers,  parents buying for children and investors buyers. Contact him today by calling (917)837-8869.
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Comments (4)

Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo and Home Specialists

Good advice Morgan. Oh no, you don't want a view facing a brick building!

Apr 02, 2018 05:40 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Morgan, you and Eileen are the Manhattan agents to contact for any condo or apartment!   

Apr 02, 2018 06:31 AM
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

I would guess that natural light would be huge ! Some folks need the Sun to maintain their well being .

May 31, 2018 01:00 PM
Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089
Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers - Haiku, HI
Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info

A nice view is worth paying for if you can afford it.  Not too many brick wall views here though!  It's all about an ocean view in Hawaii.

Apr 13, 2019 03:38 PM