Heaven knows that real estate sales lacks the glamor of, say, school crossing guard, exterminator, barista or subway conductor.
Of course, there exist those brokers and agents whose social credentials rival Britain’s royal family and whose transactions involve properties in the double-digit millions from the outset of careers that have been their first choice. But the rest of us have tended to select real estate for a second, third or fourth career when the economy or age has left us with few options.
Although many starting out in the industry may feel like second-class members of the community, Continue reading
Perhaps nothing is trickier in listing a property than deciding on the right asking price.
Too high, the argument goes, and prospective buyers will eliminate themselves even before seeing the place.
Too low, and the seller risks obtaining what the place is worth.
Finding the sweet spot depends on Continue reading
As a New Yorker, of course I believe that we’re smarter than anyone else in the country. So, I don’t necessarily subscribe to our sharing the same deficiencies that home buyers who live elsewhere suffer.
But I do think that a recent survey for Zillow bears scrutiny.
Astonishingly, it found that 42 percent of polled prospective home buyers believe Continue reading
IF YOU CAN’T STAND THE HEAT IN YOUR APARTMENT, YOU CAN DO MORE THAN WHINE ABOUT IT
Even when you turn off your radiators, your apartment is a miserable sweatbox.
Meantime, some of your neighbors are complaining that they’re not getting enough heat, so cranking down the basement boiler fueling your inferno isn’t the answer. But BrickUnderground.com helpfully supplies answers to the seasonal curse of overheated co-ops and condos.
HUGE DEVELOPMENT ON COLUMBUS AVENUE ENJOYS RESOUNDING SUCCESS
Columbus Square boasts 500,000 square feet of retail space, including a Whole Foods, Modell’s and a TJ Maxx, 710 rental apartments with elevated landscaped gardens, two private schools and a $650 million price tag.
That’s a lot of units to fill at premium prices, but demand has been strong so far. The first two buildings, where one-bedrooms start Continue reading