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BE AN EXPERT BUYER: Tips for Searching “For Sale” Properties in NYC

BE AN EXPERT BUYER: Tips for Searching “For Sale” Properties in NYC

Home hunting in New York City is a unique experience and since there are so many listings in Manhattan, a seasoned and experienced real estate broker can guide you towards a home that meets your needs and within your budget. However, some people get into a mindset that may leave them at risk of losing out on a great opportunity. When viewing properties, be sure to keep the following in mind:

  • Look past bad décor
    Because of some buyers’ lack of vision, looking past bad décor or décor that simply does not meet their taste or style can play a major...
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Renovating for Resale: Kitchen Design Pro-Tips

Renovating for Resale: Kitchen Design Pro-Tips

Today’s post is by guest writer & kitchen designer Regina Bilotta – this article is featured in the Deanna Kory 2018 Spring Newsletter

Once your home passes the Curb Appeal test, what is one of the most important assets in selling your house? The kitchen! According to Remodeling Magazine’s 2017 report, the average return on investment for renovations, or ROI – that is the value you can expect to get back upon selling your home for every dollar you spend on upgrades – is 64%. Kitchen and bath renovation ranks among the highest returns. Depending on the type of kitchen...

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Market Report: 2017 in Review & Looking to 2018

Market Report: 2017 in Review & Looking to 2018

Happy New Year! Each new year I provide an overview of the past 12 months of Manhattan’s residential real estate market, offer some thoughts based on many economic indicators, and try to gauge the tenor of the market in the first 6 months of the new year.

Interestingly though, notwithstanding the trepidation that many buyers and sellers experienced in 2017, the year ended on a positive note, prompting some speculation by agents that 2018 could be a strong market.  That speculation is further bolstered by the strength of the economy and the stock market, coupled with the traditional strong “spring” real...

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FOR BRICK UNDERGROUND: “When is the best month to put my NYC apartment up for sale?”

FOR BRICK UNDERGROUND: “When is the best month to put my NYC apartment up for sale?”
QUESTION:
I’m planning to sell my apartment this year. What’s the best month to list it, and how far in advance should I hire a broker?
ANSWER:

You’ll want to hit the ground running in 2018 if you can, according to our experts. Sales volume traditionally goes up during the first half of the year, and is especially strong during the second quarter, says Deanna Kory, a broker with Corcoran.

“There are several reasons for this: Bonuses are paid out in the first quarter, sometimes as late as March, and many buyers wait for...

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Your Home Team Part 4: How to Find the Right Professional for Renovations

Your Home Team Part 4: How to Find the Right Professional for Renovations

This series features advice on how to build the best team of professionals who will help you with the buying or selling of your Manhattan home. Assemble your Home Team by also reading Part 1: Real Estate AgentPart 2: Real Estate Attorney, and Part 3: Mortgage Specialist

There are two types of home seekers: one group would tour an apartment and carefully examine what is in front of them and may say, “This is exactly what I had in mind!” Others might find things they don’t particularly like, such as an old-fashioned more traditional look of the apartment, a layout that...

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