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The New New York – More Green and Enjoyable

The New New York – More Green and Enjoyable The Brooklyn Piers and Soccer Fields - Photo by Tony Sargent (C) 2013

A new side of New York – The Brooklyn Piers and Parks – if you build and maintain it, they will come. Making NYC people-friendly and more habitable has been one of the legacies of the Bloomberg Administration. These soccer fields did not exist two years ago. Here is one example of how and why the city and Brooklyn keep attracting more residents. One more reason why prices are rising. It’s not all business as usual.

New York has always been growing and changing from it’s first days. Read more…

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News Update: Tony Sargent moves to CORE!

News Update: Tony Sargent moves to CORE! Image: www.corenyc.com

Dear Clients and Friends and “The Sargent Report” visitors:  2011 has already proven to be successful which is why I write you today.  After eleven successful years at Prudential Douglas Elliman, I am thrilled to announce that I recently joined one of Manhattan’s most well-respected and highly acclaimed boutique realty firms, CORE.

Each of my clients (you) are unique and important to me and deserve focused attention to help you succeed in the sale or purchase of your home.  Your long-term real estate needs and our relationship are paramount, which is why I have built a client-focused, boutique-style business model versus a volume-driven transaction-based business.

As a top-producing broker and forward-thinking strategic marketer, Read more…

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15 CPW sale narrowly misses $10K/SqFt!

15 CPW sale narrowly misses $10K/SqFt! William and Arthur Zeckendorf stand over Central Park West model Photo: Haute Living

As previously posted, William Zeckendorf signed a contract to sell his luxury New York apartment at 15 Central Park West in the late Fall.  15 CPW is the super-luxury building that he and his brother developed and has become “THE” building by which others are measured appealing to both celebrities and business leaders.   November’s broker buzz was that Zeckendorf may have broken the elusive $10,000 per square foot mark for a Manhattan Apartment.  He did manage to get the cake but not the icing.  Read more…

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Int’l: London Luxury Home Values to Rise

Int’l: London Luxury Home Values to Rise Draycott Place, Chelsea-London Photo: Knight Frank

Two reports released separately by Savills and Knight-Frank (top real estate firms in the UK) in November, forecast that London’s Luxury property values were expected to increase, despite a recent slowdown in the overall UK Market. The Savills report forecast a 33% rise in London’s Prime property prices over the next 5 years vs. just 12% for the UK as a whole.  The report also indicated that market results would be better for grade A properties (owner occupied) vs. grade C (in need of tenants) and grade B (average homes/apartments). 

Why? Like in Manhattan, London’s Grade A houses in affluent areas Read more…

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34 Leonard St in Tribeca Returns as a Rental

34 Leonard St in Tribeca Returns as a Rental

In 2007, when anything went, a lot on the SW corner of Leonard St and West Broadway which housed a sports bar became a construction site. There rose 34 Leonard St. A small handsome building with 16 units, which tried to integrate the Loft Exteriors of the neigbhorhood into the design. It also tried to capture the essence of the time, naming it’s own Sommelier for the project. Yes, your apartment was coming with a wine-specialist. Much was hoped for it, however it failed to close buyers. Perhaps among other things one major drawback was that it was a Condop (a Coop with Condo rules) in a condo world. The developer had to lease the land it was being built on, so it could not be a condo.

Why do land lease buildings get a bad rap? Read more…

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Co-Op Maintenance Fees Rise

Co-Op Maintenance Fees Rise

According to a Smartmoney.com article on NY Real Estate, the average NYC co-op maintenance fee climbed 19% from 2009 to 2010 (to $1.76/SqFt per month, as quoted by Miller Samuel Appraisers).  In 1999, when I started as a Manhattan agent, the average was generally quoted as between $1.00 to $1.25/Square Foot per month.

Why the increases?  Read more…

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Q2 2010: Manhattan Market Improves

Q2 2010: Manhattan Market Improves
Manhattan Market Overview 2nd Quarter 2010

Manhattan Market Overview Graph for 2nd Quarter 2010 from Miller Samuel

The 2nd Quarter of 2010 proved to be a solid one for Manhattan Real Estate.  During the Q2 2010 the average price of property increased in the overall market with a huge 80% jump in sales volume over the same period in 2009.  As a result, inventory numbers declined. While financing was still challenging to obtain, more options exist today than in 2009, providing impetus to sales above the $2 Million threshhold.  Read more…

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