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  • Top contracts saw price chops: report

    January 05, 2015 02:40PM
    From left: Unit 71C at the Mandarin Oriental and Unit  8C at 737 Park

    From left: Unit 71C at the Mandarin Oriental and Unit 8C at 737 Park

    On the heels of a stellar year for the luxury market, the most expensive apartments put under contract last week saw price reductions, according to Olshan Realty’s weekly market report. The cuts mirrored the trend for all of 2014. [more]

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    (Credit: CityRealty)

    Each week, The Real Deal and CityRealty look back at Manhattan’s priciest apartment sales. Click here to see this week’s version.

  • From left: Morton Olshan, 55 Clark Street in Brooklyn and 347 West 55th Street in Manhattan

    From left: Morton Olshan, 52 Clark Street in Brooklyn and 347 West 55th Street in Manhattan

    Sybil Goldrich was 19 years old in 1959 when she invested a “substantial” amount of her savings with Morton Olshan, an accountant who’d go on to become the patriarch of one of New York’s top real estate families. Now, over half a century later, Goldrich is suing Olshan, his children and the real estate giant Olshan Properties for what she describes in a lawsuit as the family’s “scheme to enrich themselves” at the expense of early investors who are losing money. [more]

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    Each week, The Real Deal and CityRealty look back at Manhattan’s priciest apartment sales. Click here to see this week’s version.

  • From the October issue: There goes the neighborhood — or, rather, the neighbors.

    In the current upmarket, multiple apartments in the same building are hitting the market in rapid succession, as sellers look to replicate the high sales prices obtained by their neighbors, brokers said. [more]

  • From the July issue: Warburg Realty’s Lisa Larson scoured the East Side for more than a year with clients looking to buy a two-bedroom for less than $1.3 million. [more]

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    The housing recovery is faltering as new heads of household fail to emerge

    The Mortgage Bankers Association reported yesterday that mortgage credit improved again in May, with the MBA’s mortgage credit availability index jumping 1.14 percent from last month to 115.1. That’s good news for property developers and sellers, as tight lending standards have kept many potential home buyers on the sidelines. But new analysis from Bank of America suggests that other factors may prevent residential investment from returning to historical averages, at least in the near term. [more]

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    WEEKENDEDITION Maligned by some New Yorkers, Midtown Manhattan – with its flocks of tourists and cold office exteriors – is becoming an option for families. [more]

  • stop and go

    From the May issue: It isn’t just all those new residential towers that are reaching for the sky. The average sales price for a Manhattan apartment soared almost 31 percent higher in the first quarter, compared with the first three months of 2013. [more]

  • Residential buildings in NYC

    WEEKENDEDITION New York City residential brokers are feeling bolder than ever, according to a new survey. [more]

  • Sam Zell

    Sam Zell

    Equity Group Investments Chairman and billionaire Sam Zell anticipates little dramatic change in 2014’s residential housing market, is eager to tap into the urban market he says appeals to Generation Xers — and says the 1 percent is being “pummeled because it’s politically convenient to do so.” Click here to see the video.

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    From left: Paula Del Nunzio, 21 Beekman Place and Melanie Lazenby

    From the January issue: With the New Year underway, it’s time for a post-mortem on last year’s residential market. And in an unusual twist, industry insiders who normally rely on statistics to understand the ins-and-outs of the market are saying that it’s best to avoid the numbers when gauging how the uppermost echelon did in 2013. [more]

  • Windhoek, Namibia’s capital city

    Windhoek, Namibia’s capital city

    WEEKENDEDITION The home to the hottest housing market in the world might surprise you. It sounds like New York City: extreme competition and tight inventory driving up prices, often leading to bidding wars. But this isn’t NYC; it’s the southern African country of Namibia. [more]

  • Multigenerational housing trend picks up

    December 14, 2013 11:00AM

    A multigenerational family

    WEEKENDEDITION Multigenerational housing has been a growing trend in New York City for some time, mainly within immigrant communities, especially the well to do. But it seems the trend is branching out into more demographics as economic pressure cracks down on families.

    These multigenerational households are being created by a variety of economic factors, be it a lack of employment opportunities after college, a lost job, a foreclosure or a sinking pension. [more]

  • Park Avenue's white-glove buildings

    Park Avenue’s white-glove buildings

    Beneath the glitz and headlines generated by record prices and $100 million listings is the reality that many trophy homes in white-glove buildings struggle to find buyers. Some are even being forced to trade for as much as a 25 percent discount.

    While some have seen the phenomenon as the result of sellers looking at the market through rose-tinted lenses, many brokers feel they are simply being too ambitious with their pricing. [more]

  • Multigenerational housing hits NYC

    September 28, 2013 12:00PM
    10 Madison West, a multigenerational family and 150 Charles

    From left: 10 Madison Square West, a multigenerational family and 150 Charles

    The newest New York real estate trend to buck the typical logic of city living is nothing short of multigenerational family complexes. A handful of wealthy families are piecing together Manhattan homes where grandparents can live down the hall from their grandchildren. [more]

  • From the September issue: August is usually the slowest time of year for New York City real estate — a month when brokers and homeseekers alike leave town and head to the beach. The slump was even worse than normal this year, brokers said, thanks to the scarcity of new homes for sale. [more]

  • Donna Olshan of Olshan Realty and Michael Graves of Elliman

    From left: Donna Olshan and Michael Graves

    From the August issue: In a city where only sellers’ brokers have exclusive contracts, representing a buyer is a tough job. And now it’s tougher than ever, thanks to the ongoing inventory shortage afflicting the New York City residential market.

    With few new properties on the market, buyers’ brokers are having difficulty finding apartments to show their clients, since many apartments get snapped up even before they are listed online. [more]

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  • From the June issue: With temperatures spiking and new college graduates looking for apartments, June marks the start of the busiest time of year for rental agents in New York City.

    This year, they’re even busier than normal. As the shortage of for-sale inventory keeps a stranglehold on the sales market, brokers said they’re seeing an unusually high number of “hybrid” customers — clients who are open to either buying or renting. That’s making an already tight rental market even more competitive. [more]

  • Williamsburg

    Only 73 condominiums sold in Williamsburg during the first quarter, a post-financial crisis low for the Brooklyn neighborhood, according to a residential market report released today by the Real Estate Board of New York.

    The figure represents a 52 percent decrease from the same time last year, the report shows. The drop can be attributed to an historic lack of condos and co-ops in the area, where new developments are mostly rentals, REBNY said. [more]


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