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Which is Best, an Open Kitchen or a Closed One?

If you’ve watched any of the house flipping shows on TV, you would have noticed that the first thing the designer/flipper says upon walking into an older home, “We can take down this wall and open up the kitchen.” Cue graphics of a wall d...

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What’s Best, A River or Park View?

Deciding where to live in Manhattan could be a harder decision than you thought.

Manhattan is like an equatorial rain forest, with buildings leaping higher and higher for light. A room with a view is priceless. When that view also includes a...

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Proptech — The Dawn of a New Era 

Remember the days when buying a home involved realms of paper, pamphlets, and brochures? Glossy sales material, purchase agreements, and mortgage applications were finally followed by the actual closing docs eating up precious filing cabinet sp...

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What Is Ultra-Luxury and Why Is It Doing So Well?

Real estate jargon is known for its hyperbole. The term “luxury” is often thrown about like confetti and in more recent years as if that wasn’t enough, “ultra-luxury” has also come into the fray. But what does that mean? Can we define...

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This Summer Promises To Be One of Brooklyn’s Yet

I'm not surprised that Brooklyn survived and thrived during the pandemic. The most recent dizzying sales numbers from the borough confirm what we saw during a Covid decimated 2020, that Brooklyn has some serious staying power. Last year, the qu...

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Real Estate and Covid-19. The Way Forward

The current pandemic has undoubtedly changed the world economy dramatically for quite a while to come. For real estate investors, the specter of 2008 and the fall out from 911 looms eerily for us all. The important thing to remember on both occ...

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Nyc’s Decade of Decadence, Disaster and Dynamism

If there is one word to summarize Manhattan real estate over the last decade it has to be “luxury”. In fact, the descriptor’s been so overused – luxury condos, luxury finishes, luxury amenities – that luxury no longer became enough. ...

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