Buying New York City Property: A Guide to Crafting an Offer and Negotiating

Aug 10, 2018 4:07:03 PM

Buying New York City property is a complex process--and making your offer is an important part of that process. Deciding on your offer is part art and part science. You want to pay the lowest amount possible for your new property, but you also want to be sure that you don't offend the seller. Not only that, you want to be able to secure the property you have your eye on, especially if you know that it's the right one for you. 

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Why You Need to Use a Manhattan Real Estate Buyer's Agent

Jun 25, 2018 9:28:47 PM

The fact is, every real estate buyer should have his or her own buyer’s broker, whether that buyer is a current resident, relocating from another state in the U.S. or country, or buying an investment property.

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Best Manhattan Neighborhoods to Buy a Condo in 2018 & 2019

Jun 22, 2018 2:17:12 PM

A Review of the Pipeline of New Development Condos for Sale in NYC


Real estate is always hyper-localized, so when you hear that there might be an oversupply of new condos in the Manhattan real estate market in 2019, note that four fringe Manhattan neighborhoods will be most affected - the Financial District, South Street Seaport, Lower East Side & East Village.

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Tech Executives Relocating to New York City

Jun 18, 2018 7:42:10 PM

Forget Silicon Valley – many of today’s top tech executives are choosing New York’s Silicon Alley.

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Investing in Manhattan Real Estate Like a Pro

Jun 13, 2018 1:17:09 PM

There are a multitude of reasons that a real estate buyer might consider purchasing property in Manhattan, whether it’s for a new home, a new job, or your family. It’s a wonderful place to live, especially for those seeking exposure to the arts, diversity, and culture. However, even if you are not considering relocating to New York, there’s still a fortune to be made by purchasing properties in the Manhattan as investments. Because the city has become such a hotbed for real estate, you’ll want to be sure you’re keeping in step with the other professionals looking for the winning property. Here’s our list of five ways to invest in Manhattan real estate like a pro.

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Answers to FAQ's by Foreigners Interested in Buying and Selling NY Real Estate

Mar 14, 2018 3:25:00 PM

As foreign buyer specialists, we are often asked many legal and tax questions by our foreign buyers. For instance, Can a foreigner buy property in the US? What taxes does a foreigner need to pay when buying Real Estate in New York? What is FIRPTA? Should I set up an LLC or should I buy in my own name? These are just a few of the questions that have been asked over and over from our foreign buyers.

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Hudson Yards Project in NYC Taps Gehry and Calatrava Architects

Feb 20, 2018 5:37:08 PM

A gaggle of noteworthy architects are due to put their stamp on the Hudson Yards megaproject, but if the Wall Street Journal is to be believed, two bona fide starchitects may be joining their ranks.

WSJ reports that “a person familiar with the matter” claims that Santiago Calatrava and Frank Gehry have been tapped to design buildings for the megaproject’s second phase, due to rise over the west side rail yards (stretching between 30th to 33rd streets from Eleventh to Twelfth avenues).

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The Foreign Buyer’s Checklist For Purchasing Manhattan Real Estate

Feb 20, 2018 11:03:00 AM

It’s estimated that 15% of the real estate transactions that occur in Manhattan are carried out by foreign buyers. These individuals are often in search of diversity and safety by investing in Manhattan real estate. Often, they are searching for a home for their child studying abroad, a second home for themselves, or an investment property that will provide yield and capital appreciation. In all cases, these buyers have unique needs and concerns. If you’re a foreigner looking to buy real estate in Manhattan, here’s a checklist to guide your search.

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Adapting to Life in the USA

Feb 15, 2018 11:04:00 AM

Most foreign individuals moving to the USA already have a set of ideas about American culture. Media, politics, or history may leave individuals excited about the potential for the future, yet simultaneously nervous about the new people and places they will discover. If you’re preparing to buy residential property in the USA, here are some facts you’ll need to know, and advice for some things to do early on to ease the transition into a new culture.

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Selling Your Manhattan Residential Property

Feb 13, 2018 12:04:00 PM

If you’ve reached the decision to sell your Manhattan property, you’ll be doing so in a fast-paced real estate climate. You’ll need to find a way to stand out in the crowd, impress people with your home’s layout and decoration, and then make sure you’re getting the best return on your investment possible. The following tips should help you to efficiently sell your Manhattan residential property as a foreign buyer.

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