Category: Greenwich Village

5 Questions to Ask Your Listing Broker: Why High Listing Prices Can Be Deceptive

5 Questions to Ask Your Listing Broker: Why High Listing Prices Can Be Deceptive 66 Ninth Avenue, The Porterhouse Condo - Photo: Rich Caplan

In the face Manhattan’s rapidly evolving real estate micro markets, deciding on a listing price for your Chelsea or West Village luxury home requires careful consideration.

Deciding on Listing Price: Considerations for Your Listing Broker

When interviewing a listing broker, nearly every conversation boils down to this question: “What price should I list my property at?”

If your potential broker follows up with a record listing suggestion, dig deeper into the reasoning behind this suggested listing price and the broker’s track record. I recommend asking the following five questions: Read more…

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CBS 2 Video | Living Large at 39 Fifth Avenue | Emily Smith’s Luxury Penthouse Tour with Tony Sargent and Emily Beare

What does $5.4 Million buy you in Manhattan? New York’s CBS 2’s Emily Smith and her camera-crew set out to find out and visited this beautiful townhouse-in-the-sky in Greenwich Village – a European inspired duplex luxury coop with custom details and a wrap-around terrace. Tony Sargent and Emily Beare of CORE share this listing on Lower Fifth Avenue in Manhattan and together had the opportunity to show WCBS’s delightful Emily Smith this New York luxury Penthouse on downtown’s coveted Gold Coast. Enjoy!

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Manhattan Real Estate Inventory Down | Signed Contracts Up

Manhattan Real Estate Inventory Down | Signed Contracts Up Snow over Downtown Manhattan | Photo by Tony Sargent (C) 2013

In the last weeks both Jonathan Miller (on Curbed) and Urban Digs reported and provided data to support what buyers and sellers alike are finding in the Manhattan luxury condo and luxury loft market; inventory is at seven-year lows and competition among buyers for new apartments that hit the market is super high. Multiple bids are back, especially in the $2-5 Million price point, and buyers in areas like Tribeca, Greenwich Village, the West Village and on the Upper West Side are feeling the heat. While the entry level market is very competitive downtown, pricing still needs to be on-target otherwise buyers are moving onto the next best property.

Check out these graphs created by Jonathan of Miller Samuel and Noah of Urban Digs. They say a picture is worth a thousand words. These graphs take things from ‘broker-speak’ to reality.

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From Tony Sargent in New York to you…

Here’s a view from the West Village, of the new Freedom Tower (center right) with Frank Gehry’s luxury residential rental building, Gehry New York, glistening in sunset last Sunday (left of image). The new World Trade Center building surpassed the Empire State Building two weeks ago Monday to become Manhattan’s tallest building. Wishing you and yours a peaceful and Happy Memorial Day from New York. – Tony Sargent

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What is Real Estate?

What is Real Estate?

What is real estate? As I leave my office late tonight, I look at the list on my desk-wall of clients who want to buy or sell. They aren’t numbers to me. They are people: fathers, mothers, children, partners. All with a dream of owning a home or having more space. A place to create memories, to celebrate anniversaries, to laugh, to cry, to perhaps disagree and then come back together. To watch teeth fall and then the 1st sideburns grow.

This is why I do what I do. To help people make their dreams come true, as smoothly as I can. Nothing feels better than to seem them smile on closing day…and five years later. – By Tony Sargent

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The New Whitney Downtown – First Video Peek of What It Will Look Like!

Founded by New York sculptor Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, The Whitney originally opened its doors in 1931 in Greenwich Village. The first museum to focus exclusively on American art and artists, it has moved several times in its lifetime. For several years now we’ve known that it will be constructing a new home at the beginning of The High Line at Gansevoort and Washington Streets. Foundation work started last summer, but until now it’s been hard to find images that provide a true sense of what it will look and feel like. This video gives you the history and the future of the New Whitney in realistic three dimensional video-renderings. Excited to know it will anchor the Meat-Packing District’s south western corner. Only a block away from another style of exhibitions at the glass enclosed Standard Hotel, I expect the Whitney to become a key attraction downtown. Welcome back home, Whitney.

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Celebrity Lifestyles: Not So Hush Hush – Where is Alec Baldwin Moving To?

Celebrity Lifestyles: Not So Hush Hush – Where is Alec Baldwin Moving To? Living Room of Penthouse at Devonshire House - Photo Courtesy of Stribling

The Observer just reported that Alec Baldwin secured the 4,137 square foot penthouse at the Devonshire House late last summer for $11.7 Million. The last asking price was $12.5 Million. Alec Baldwin recently left his Central Park West apartment at the famed El Dorado on the Upper West Side to make the move downtown to New York’s Greenwich Village.

Located on East 10th Street in the heart of Greenwich Village and just east of Fifth Avenue, Devonshire House is a recently converted pre-war building which had previously been a rental building. To its credit Devonshire House has ‘good bones’ meaning big windows, high ceilings and great apartment layouts. The developer added modern Manhattan amenities and re-furbished the common spaces creating one of the most desired and graciously re-designed pre-war condominiums near New York University, Union Square and a short distance from the West Village and Soho.

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