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By Mitchell J Hall, Lic Associate RE Broker - Manhattan & Brooklyn
(Compass)
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It has been a very busy year and summer. The busiest August I can remember. Manhattan has been very fortunate this year compared to the rest of the country. Our market continues to be very strong. While most of the country has been down 20% we've been up 20% Can it continue? I'm cautiously optimi...

By Ross Ellis
(Halstead Property, LLC)
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Finding the right home in Manhattan can take time and a lot of work. At times it can be overwhelming ...after all it's the most important decision you will make.A licensed and professional Real Estate Agent can help navigate the process from beginning to end  --- and even after your closing --- a...

By Mitchell J Hall, Lic Associate RE Broker - Manhattan & Brooklyn
(Compass)
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Summer is almost over as evidenced yesterday by the crowds of NYU students in Greenwich Village. With a little help from their parents they moved into dorms and apartments in Greenwich Village.  Yesterday was NYU "Move -in Day."  A similar scenario takes place in Morningside Heights as Columbia U...

By Anthony Carollo
(Carollo Real Estate Inc.)
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The NYTimes.com recently featured an interesting article: Dead Co-op Issue Gets a Second Life, which discusses the issue of holders of unsold shares.  According to the state court decision in 2005, holders of unsold shares had been designated and identified, however those who enjoy holder status ...

By Ross Ellis
(Halstead Property, LLC)
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Home staging is preparing a home prior to putting it on the market for sale. Why stage your home? Staging a home can ensure a quick sale.You may love the way your home looks, but potential buyers may not. When selling your home, staging it professionally can make your home more appealing and more...

By Ross Ellis
(Halstead Property, LLC)
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According to Freddie Mac, the 30-year, fixed mortgage rate has reached its lowest point since May and as of August 16th, averaged 6.52 percent.Additionally, rates on 15-year fixed-rate mortgages fell to an average of 6.18 percent from its previous 6.30 percent. Five-year adjustable-rate mortgage ...

By Andrew Milkowski
(Milkowski Group member of Douglas Elliman)
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By now we are sure you are well aware of the recent changes in the real estate financing industry, as well as the allegedly bleak outlook that has been portrayed in the media. We'd like to take this opportunity to shed some light on the current market and to address any concerns. The future is si...

By Mitchell J Hall, Lic Associate RE Broker - Manhattan & Brooklyn
(Compass)
Comments 7
Leona Helmsley, The New York hotel and real estate "Queen" died of heart failure today at age 87. Leonna was a succesful residential real estate broker before her marriage to Harry Helmsley the NY real estate magnate.  Leona helped her husband run a $5 billion empire that included managing the Em...

By Mitchell J Hall, Lic Associate RE Broker - Manhattan & Brooklyn
(Compass)
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Back in July I wrote a post "Say NO to DRUGS" Store Chains when I discovered that on the block between west 87th and west 88th Street on the west side of Broadway a new Walgreens Drug store is coming. I live between 86th and 87th on Broadway. I first discovered something going on when I went to h...

By Anthony Carollo
(Carollo Real Estate Inc.)
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 According to the real estate article: Manhattan's Real Estate Slump That Wasn't featured on NYTimes.com, Manhattanites are waiting for the reversal in real estate that will never come.  Despite falling prices throughout the country, the Manhattan real estate has stayed strong.  In the second hal...

By Ross Ellis
(Halstead Property, LLC)
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The country is in the middle of a residential real estate slump yet, Manhattan real estate sales and prices more than doubled in the 2nd quarter.With the arrival of thousands of new Manhattan condos, inventory has decreased to about a third of its volume.There's no question that credit is tighter...

By Mitchell J Hall, Lic Associate RE Broker - Manhattan & Brooklyn
(Compass)
Comments 7
The Apple Bank Building2112 Broadway The landmark Apple Bank Building built in 1928 on the Upper West Side at West 73rd Street and West 74th Street has been converted into 29 residential condominiums. Apaertments range from a Two Bedroom 2.5 baths from $4 million to a Three bedroom 3.5 baths for...

By Kolarik Hana
(NYCMortgage.com)
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1.  Co-op boards prevented anyone incapable of repaying a loan from buying, despite the fact  that greedy mortgage brokers may have approved. 2.  The dollar continues to be weak and shows no sign of letting up, continuing to make New York City the location of a global shopping-spree for foreigne...

By Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
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While reading some of my favorite Activerainer's posts (and some "Newbies" as time allows,) I came across a wonderful post that was a well deserved Feature by Laurie Mindnich called Introducing "RELIGION AND REAL ESTATE"... NO THANKS Laurie had many valid points on the post and the topic was disc...

By Ross Ellis
(Halstead Property, LLC)
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 At Love Our Children USA (a national nonprofit to keep children safe and strengthen families) keeping children safe at home is paramount ...and every parent should want to do the same.Kids are curious and with that curiosity can come many dangers ...especially in high rise apartment buildings. O...

By Patricia Levy
(The New York Source)
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If you are not working with an experienced broker, make sure you know what questions to ask the list broker so you can compete effectively.When would the owner like to close?What amount of financing are the competing buyers working with?What are the financial qualifications of competitors?The abo...

By Luke Constantino, Residential/Commercial Real Estate Brooklyn NY
(Brooklyn/Manhattan Real Estate)
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I love listing beautiful, expensive homes in the NYC area. Brownstones are kind of a symbol of greatness here, so listing one properly almost guarantees a sell. I ran across one that was expired a while back and have only seen a picture. I've been talking to the owner and getting a good rapport w...

By Mitchell J Hall, Lic Associate RE Broker - Manhattan & Brooklyn
(Compass)
Comments 2
The Kalahari 40 West 116th StreetThe Kalahari will be covered in decorations inspired by South African Ndebele tribal designs. Adinkra symbols" and other African designs and markings will adorn the walls. The 12 story building will contain an independent film center, education center and a gym. ...

By Kolarik Hana
(NYCMortgage.com)
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A nationwide survey conducted by Bankrate.com showed that New Yorkers paid considerably more closing costs than in other states.   found that while closing costs are lower than last year, residents of some states continue to pay considerably more than others. The average closing costs varied wide...

By Ross Ellis
(Halstead Property, LLC)
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The rest of the country may be lukewarm, and some places even cold ... but New York City is at the top of its game in new multi-unit residential real estate sales developments.From 2004 - 2006, 29,245 permits were issued in New York City according to the U.S. Census Bureau.Many fear buying becaus...

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