NY Real Estate

Most recent NY Real Estate blogs and columns

  • A rendering of the BQ Green in South Williamsburg, bridging together parts of the neighborhood now separated by the Brooklyn Queens Expressway. (dlandstudio)

    Addressing Infrastructure Problems With Landscape Architecture

    Most people are not completely clear on what a landscape architect does, but according to Susannah Drake, founder of interdisciplinary design firm dlandstudio, it boils... Read more

  • The kitchen of a Millstone condo in Long Island City. (courtesy of aptsandlofts.com)

    Modern Condos Popular in Long Island City

    NEW YORK—Developers of all sizes work in the city and it’s not uncommon for a developer to team up with a marketing firm to design... Read more

  • Manhattan 2014 Sales Start Strong, Rentals Stable

    Price gains for the average residential sales price in Manhattan have hit an all-time high. The average sales price for a condo in Manhattan rose... Read more

  • A submitted design for 17 John in Lower Manhattan. (Prodigy Network)

    Lower Manhattan Hotel Crowdsources Design

    Real estate company Prodigy Network specializes in crowdsourcing. The company, founded by Rodrigo Nino, set a world record crowdfunding the tallest building in Colombia and... Read more

  • Choosing the Best Offer in a Multiple Bidding Situation

    Multiple offers. We are seeing these situations pop up more and more often as inventory remains tight. Buyers come in droves to a Sunday open... Read more

  • Annual construction  spending in NYC, 2000-2014 in current dollars. (NYBC, Source: McGraw-Hill Construction Dodge*, public capital budgets/plans, Urbanomics.)

    2013 Building Boom Generated $45 Billion for NYC

    Construction spending in the city totaled nearly $30 billion last year, yielding $45 billion in total economic impact for New York City, according to a... Read more

  • A Final Walk Through Checklist

    Your closing day is here! You are days (if not hours) away from owning your dream apartment. It is easy to get caught up in... Read more

  • How to Calculate Your Debt to Income Ratio

    You hear it all the time during a housing search: debt-to-income ratio.  A bank won’t grant you a mortgage unless you fall within specific ratios,... Read more

  • 6 Questions to Ask Before Hiring Your Movers

    The spring market is in full force and that means moving time for many buyers, sellers, and renters too. So pack up your belongings, get... Read more

  • Why Co-op Financials Are Important

    The financials of your co-op are extremely important. Your board of directors mails them to you once a year, usually in the spring, and there... Read more

  • Renderings of the finished interior renovation at 79 Horatio in West Village. (Greystone)

    Creating a Modern Landmark Home

    Jetsetters are buying glassy luxury condos, but pre-war and historic buildings will always have a place in New Yorkers’ hearts. In today’s market, properties are... Read more

  • Rendering of the entrance of One Riverside Park. (Wordsearch and Visualisation One)

    Spacious Units in Riverside South Draw Mix of Buyers

    Earlier this year, the final piece of Manhattan’s waterfront neighborhood Riverside South started coming together. Extell Development Company’s construction of Riverside Center started last year... Read more

  • Traditional brownstone buildings on Clinton Street in Brookln, February 2007. (STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

    Brownstone Brooklyn Sales Rise 34 Percent

    Brooklyn is a global brand, and the signature brownstones are in demand more than ever. According to a new report by Ideal Properties Group, residential... Read more

  • Rendering of Two Trees Management proposal to redevelop the Domino Sugar factory in Williamsburg. (Courtesy of SHoP Architect)

    Two Trees’ Domino Development a Precedent, Says City Council

    Council members pressed Two Trees Management for details on the Domino Sugar Refinery development on the Brooklyn waterfront, at a zoning committee meeting Tuesday. “Your... Read more

  • The Elephant House at the Bronx Zoo, designed by architectural firm Heins and LaFarge, with a Guastavino Company vaulted interior finish of herringbone tile separated by horizontal bands. (Michael Freeman/Museum of the City of New York)

    Calling All New Yorkers: Rediscover Architectural Permanence

    NEW YORK—If you’ve ever passed through Grand Central Terminal, Cathedral of St. John the Divine, or the municipal building at One Centre Street, you’ve unwittingly... Read more

  • A Breather room in the Garment District, Manhattan, New York. (Courtesy of Breather)

    Rent Breathing Space in NYC

    NEW YORK—Opportunity presents itself in many forms in the city. At just over 300 square miles, New York is the densest city in the country... Read more

  • A view of main concourse of the Grand Central Terminal in New York, Jan. 25. Beyer Blinder Belle has worked on the revitalization of the terminal for 25 years in a multi-phased restoration plan to recapture the original elegance of the space. (Samira Bouaou/The Epoch Times)

    An Architect’s View on NYC’s Landmarks

    NEW YORK—Landmarks and historic districts make New York distinctly different from other cities across the nation. These buildings, some centuries old, now cover nearly a... Read more

  • Conceptual drawing of a +POOL, a giant floating swimming pool, off the shores of the Brooklyn Bridge Park in New York City. (Courtesy of +POOL)

    Architects Dream Big on Waterfront Projects

    NEW YORK—New York City has more waterfront real estate than any other city in the United States, and the allure of these 500-plus miles is... Read more

  • Niche Knowledge Uncovers Best NYC Properties

    NEW YORK—New York City contains many neighborhoods and it takes skill to find the best properties for buyers in each micromarket. Public real estate investment... Read more

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    15 Quick Tips for Making Your Home Market-Ready

    You have made the decision to sell your home. You have lined up a trustworthy real estate agent, decided on the listing price, and are... Read more