9 Tips for Buying Luxury Real Estate in New York

7/28/20 6:10 PM

Looking to buy luxury real estate in New York? You’re in the right place. Before you get too far in your search, make sure you understand these nine essential tips on the New York real estate market. 

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NoMad, Flatiron & Gramercy Apartments for Sale Guide

4/7/20 8:58 PM

Madison Square Park has become the epicenter of cool in Manhattan and home to NYC's tech industry. The area is bustling day and night, making it a very interesting neighborhood situated between Downtown and Midtown. Surrounding Madison Square Park are three distinct neighborhoods - NoMad, Flatiron and Gramercy. Around Madison Square Park you will find the latest Michelin star restaurants like 11 Madison and Nomad or more casual options like Scarpetta and Eataly. In addition to the restaurant scene, you will find a bar scene in Nomad and diverse retail in Flatiron.

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The Foreign Buyer's Checklist For Purchasing New York Condos

2/12/20 12:45 PM

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 New York condos. 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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NYC's Tech Sector is on Fire and Heating up Hudson Yards

1/5/20 1:50 PM

Over the last few weeks, NYC has solidified its position as the second most important tech hub in the world (behind only Silicon Valley), with massive office leases signed by tech companies such as Facebook and Amazon in and around Hudson Yards.

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Hudson Yards Apartments for Sale Real Estate Guide

9/13/19 2:47 PM

Go West! No, we’re not telling you to move to California or the frontier, nor are we talking about the popular song from the Pet Shop Boys and Village People. Go West to West Chelsea and Hudson Yards, where there has been quite a transformative shift of New York’s center of gravity. Notably, the advent of the Hudson Yards and rezoning of West Chelsea have resulted in hyper-growth in those neighborhoods, making Manhattan’s west side one of the most desired and expensive locations on the island. 

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Park Loggia is the Latest Condo in Columbus Circle NYC

8/16/19 9:52 PM

We have been very vocal about our excitement that Park Loggia, a new condo building in NYC, will be ready for occupancy by the end of the year. Since our office is very close by at West 67th and Columbus Avenue, we have been watching this building with great interest for the last couple of years. Now that the scaffolding has come down, we are super excited that Park Loggia has almost come to fruition.

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Upper West Side Apartments for Sale Guide for Homebuyers

7/13/19 9:35 PM

We love the Upper West Side neighborhood, having lived there for more than 5+ years after moving to NYC many years ago. It is one of New York City's most iconic neighborhoods, located just west of Central Park to the Hudson River. It's beautiful tree-lined streets, prewar architecture, and inviting brownstones appeal to a wide audience, making it a favorite of New Yorkers, as well as movie and tv directors. I'm sure most everyone remembers how the neighborhood was portrayed when they watched You've Got Mail, When Harry Met Sally, Seinfeld and, most recently, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.

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A Strategy for Buying Your First Rental Property in Manhattan or Miami

4/2/19 5:43 PM

Tips and Tactics Versus Strategy?

Too many first-time real estate investors just make it past the finish line. Successful first-time real estate investors fly past the finish line and keep on soaring. Too many first-time investors rely on a few tips and tactics. They may be good tips, but successful first-time investors adopt a proven strategy and they stay with it. They modify tips and tactics as they need to so they achieve their goals.

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Luxury Upper East Side Apartments For Sale Guide

2/21/19 7:09 PM

The Upper East Side is an area of tree-lined streets, spectacular heritage buildings, the best private schools in the country, a large assortment of boutiques, acclaimed restaurants and cultural institutions. It is home to some of the most expensive zip codes in the country.  But, at the same time, it has some of the most reasonably priced properties in the city. That is because the entire Upper East Side of Manhattan covers a lot of ground - from the eastern side of Central Park, at Fifth Avenue, all the way to the East River, with the southern border of 60th Street to the northern border of 96th Street. The Upper East Side real estate market incorporates several small neighborhoods, including Prime Upper East Side, Carnegie Hill, Lenox Hill, and Yorkville.

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How Capital Gains Tax on Real Estate Can Be Reduced or Deferred When Selling Property

1/2/19 2:31 PM

Why give the government more than they are due when you sell your primary home or investment property? There is more than one way to defer, and to reduce, capital gains tax (CGT) when selling property. While it takes planning and following strict government rules, if the circumstances apply, they definitely work.

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Billionaire's Row & Central Park Condos/Apartments for Sale

12/7/18 2:43 PM

In this blog series, we are highlighting the latest NYC new development projects by neighborhood. Our goal is to provide insight into the character of each of the neighborhoods, what is driving new development in these locations and general trends. This is the second in our series, in which we will be focusing on Central Park luxury apartments for sale and Billionaire's Row condos.

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SoHo, West SoHo & Nolita New Development Condo Guide

11/17/18 10:09 AM

In this blog series, we highlight the latest NYC new development projects by neighborhood. We provide insight into the character of each neighborhood, discuss general trends, and what is driving new development in each neighborhood. For the first in the series we are focusing SoHo, West SoHo and Nolita. These neighborhoods feed off each other as they are all close to one another, all being just below Houston.

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An Analysis of the Best Cities to Invest in Rental Properties in 2019

9/30/18 5:00 AM

Investing in Real Estate

Before someone decides which is the best city to invest in real estate, they decide why they should choose real estate as opposed to stocks and bonds, for example. In this article we will discuss the why and the where to help our many current clients, and our future clients, to make wise decisions and the best choices.

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Don't Chase Yield When Buying Investment Properties

9/25/18 8:02 AM

Investing in Stocks and Investing in Real Estate

Experienced stock investors make money by choosing their stocks wisely. They may invest in a well-established publicly-quoted corporation, be it large, medium, or small cap. They may choose to put their money in a promising IPO, or even in a non-traded business because they see its future very clearly.

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Best Manhattan Neighborhoods to Search for NYC Condos for Sale in 2020

6/22/18 2:17 PM

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


Updated on April, 20th 2020

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

6/18/18 7:42 PM

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

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Hudson Yards Project in NYC Taps Gehry and Calatrava Architects

2/20/18 5:37 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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Adapting to Life in the USA

2/15/18 11:04 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

2/13/18 12:04 PM

If you’ve reached the decision to sell your Manhattan real estate 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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Tax Rules for Foreigners Buying Property in the United States

1/18/18 6:04 AM

Buying residential property in another country can be intimidating, but with the right broker partner, foreign citizens buying property in the United States have little to worry about. Foreign citizens are legally allowed to buy residential property in the United States, but they will have to follow certain tax rules both in the US and possibly in their home nations. Just because a buyer is a nonresident doesn’t automatically mean they must pay additional taxes. Some of these taxes might even be paid by a U.S. citizen, too, under certain circumstances. Here’s the US property tax specifics that foreign and luxury buyers need to be aware of when shopping for homes in Manhattan and Miami.

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US Tax Reform Effects on Real Estate Investors and Home Owners

1/17/18 2:09 PM

Now that tax reform has been passed by the US Congress, we know for sure that some people stand to gain significant wealth from the new tax rules that will be implemented in 2018. As a general matter, the new law is expected to be very favorable to investors of real estate and the wealthy, regardless of whether one is in a high-tax state or not.

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Four Rules for Foreigners Buying Property in the U.S.A.

1/9/18 2:00 PM

If you are living outside the U.S. but considering a move stateside, you’re actually in luck. The housing market in the United States is extraordinarily friendly and convenient to any foreign persons who want to invest in property throughout the country. The American government doesn’t maintain restrictions or charge hidden fees, such as extra stamp duties, to a non-citizen seeking out a home or smart property investment in the country. In fact, the experience of home buying in the U.S. may not differ too wildly from the experience in your home country. That being said, there are four rules any foreign investor needs to keep in mind as they begin their search for property in the United States.

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Top 5 Reasons to Invest in Real Estate

11/30/17 9:46 AM

If you're looking for a solid investment, you have many choices. Over many years, however, real estate has been one of the most popularly and widely recommended investments. There are quite a few reasons for this. Before investing, it's important to consider your unique needs, personality, and budget. However, real estate is an investment worth considering regardless of your situation. Let's look at the top 5 reasons to invest in real estate. 

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The Return and Demise of the 20 Year Tax Abatement in the Manhattan Market

11/7/17 6:36 PM

A rare 20-Year tax abatement has popped up in Manhattan at a handful of condominium projects across the city at:

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