new record for upper west side townhouse

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new record for upper west side townhouse

The new highest record for a single family townhouse sold on the Upper West Side was broken last month when 247 Central Park West changed hands for: $22.4 million.
The investor who bought it is now putting it on the rental market at a healthy $110,000 a month asking price. Cheers to that.
The $3 to $5 million segment is also having a good moment and activity is good, many brokers say.
If potential buyers are complaining that there’s a ...

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in the center lies virtue

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in the center lies virtue

The statistics show that the median price for an apartment sold in Manhattan in the third quarter of 2011 was $855,000, an increase of 1.2% compared to the same period in 2010 (source: Miller Samuel).

The flow of foreign buyers investing in New York stays consistent. Many consider the investment in the U.S., and especially New York City, safer than betting on their own countries.
The number of signed contracts, as a result, has been increasing in the previous months. In ...

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growing up

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growing up

We are getting closer to the end of the year and, especially in this period, we would all like to own the proverbial crystal ball in order to see what 2012 has in store for us.
The signals from Manhattan residential market are comforting. In spite of the worldwide news of financial despair, this little island seems to be keeping up with its historical habit of not being bothered much by human troubles. Jokes aside, the fact that rental prices ...

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seasons switch

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seasons switch

Last month the co-founder of Microsoft, Paul Allen, has bought a penthouse on the Upper East Side for $25 million.
Nowadays potential buyers, who are actively looking, are used to the international economic environment that still presents signs of uncertainty and they seem less affected by it, they are ready to make decisions relatively fast. The bumpy stock markets don’t influence who is really serious about buying real estate in New York City.
The real estate residential market here is ...

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Canadians love NYC

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Canadians love NYC

The third quarter 2011 market report compiled by appraiser Miller Samuel shows how the sales activity has increased 16.7% over the same period 2010.
Prices have been mainly stable. The dollar amount paid per square foot went up 3.2%.
International buyers continue to regard Manhattan as a special market, where foreign investments prop up demand and diminish volatility.
The rebound in the rental market is, without a doubt, an attractive point for investors that look for steady returns.

untied we win
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condos are shrinking

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condos are shrinking

The Real Deal magazine recently described the situation of future new condominium developments planned in New York City.
The office of the Attorney General of the State of New York has received, year to date, 89 requests for new condo constructions, which is a total of 1,903 apartments. The estimate for year end 2011 is about 2,850 new units to hit the market in the next 6 to 9 months. This number is way lower than the 4,870 units filed ...

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