Celebrities catch our attention. Whether they're A-List actors, comedians, singers, reality TV stars, athletes or talk show hosts, when we see celebrities we take notice! One of the best places to catch celebrities in their natural habitat is on the streets of New York City. Celebrities are people just like you and me, and at the end of the day, they also want to come back to a place they can call home. So what do celebrities look for when it comes to NYC real estate?
Williamsburg has undoubtedly become one of the hippest neighborhoods in New York City over the past decade. One of the primary factors involved in Williamsburg’s rise had to do with ease of access to Manhattan. Situated on the Brooklyn waterfront, getting to Williamsburg has always been easy by way of the L Train.
For New Yorkers looking for a profitable investment opportunity, luxury real estate is where it’s at. New Yorkers are coming down to Miami to thaw out, and to buy luxury property of a different sort. With breathtaking views of the water and entertaining areas that can be enjoyed year round- Miami condos, waterfront mansions and rooftop penthouses are a popular option for New Yorkers looking for a change of scenery.
With the L train shutdown taking place in 2019, Williamsburg real estate has the most to lose. However, we are finding that property prices will not be bottoming out. Quite to the contrary, sellers and buyers already have the shutdown baked in the price of the property.
One57 is one of the most prolific new developments in New York City. As one of the first buildings to mark the establishment of Billionaire's Row, One57 continues to show that while the mega luxury market has softened, there are still luxury properties to be had.
New York City property taxes are set to increase for the 2017 fiscal year. Learn how the city's property values will be increasing by more than $1.3 billion and how it will be impacting property owners.
The Second Avenue subway has finally become operational. With stations opening up on 72nd Street, 86th Street and 96th Street, the Second Avenue subway adds newfound convenience to residents on the Upper East Side. With added convenience comes added property valuations.
Timing your apartment purchase with the end of your lease doesn't always work out as you planned. The easiest way to overcome this challenge is to plan the purchase around when you find the right property at the right price. Sublet your current apartment to get out of the lease.
The young and wealthy are picking cities over the suburbs that their parents have embraced for so many decades. With this significant shift in the outlook towards large cities, populations are continuing to swell in urban neighborhoods, with municipalities attempting to keep up with infrastructure needs.
Guest post by Erica Keberle,Brooklyn-based Real Estate Agent with Rahmé Real Estate and the founder of Major Jacks. She gives Blooming Sky a behind the scenes look to real estate staging in New York City with her latest project at 651 New York Avenue is Prospect Lefferts Gardens, Brooklyn.
As coastal cities like NYC have had a significant increase in property valuations, this trend is starting to hit cities that are located inland. While this makes for great investment opportunities, it is also causing uncertainty for residents of these cities.
We live in an age where many of us have entrepreneurial aspirations. Learn how buying a home can fit into your vision for a future and provide you the financial stability you need to reach for your dreams.
Did you know that there is a way for people to flip condos in NYC without ever owning the property. Simply by putting a downpayment and creatively structuring a contract you may have the opportunity to benefit from a savvy investment.
Imagine buying a small triplex on the Upper East Side for $210,000 and reselling it 2 years later for $450,000. This couple we worked with did just that and they were able to significantly size up after the sale.
In order to get the most competitive rate on a mortgage, you have to make multiple lenders compete for your business. It's the only way that a mortgage broker will chop their rate and give you incentives to use them over the competition.
As the housing supply stays low across NYC, it is causing prices to continue trending upwards. Additionally, many developers are skipping affordable luxury and skipping straight to super luxury, which makes buy-in for some potentially challenging.
Most people hate the sound of construction. However, construction is a positive thing when it comes to buying into neighborhoods. It means that developers are investing time and money into respective neighborhoods, which will result in the continued appreciation of property values.
Window shopping for real estate is a great way to learn what is popular in higher price ranges than you may be able to afford. This is not a bad thing, as it gives you a way to measure good value as you come across properties in your price range that may have similar details as what you previewed when you were window shopping.
It is possible to find apartments that are undervalued and simply apply a little bit of elbow grease and some great staging to get a massive return on investment. We did it ourselves and have the before and after photos to prove it. Check out what a difference a few thousand dollars and some staging make.
We often advise would-be real estate investors to consider investing in their primary residence prior to getting a property destined for rent-roll. There are tax benefits that make investing in your primary residence worthwhile, even if you don't plan on living there longer than a few months.