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The Insider
September 23, 2022

The Insider: Data Dive Into Manhattan Real Estate Trends. “What should I do?” answered.

We just love lofts with exposure on the long side  Technically 4 but really 2 great exposures 3 bed, 2.5 Bath with monster primary suite Central air and washer/dryer 2,600…

The Insider
September 16, 2022

The Insider: Kill the Chicken to Scare the Monkey. It’s Happening…

Cognoscenti of special places in New York will know this magical enclave of carriage houses in Cobble Hill Parking garage (😍) Facing Cobble Hill Park (one of only about 20…

The Insider
September 9, 2022

The Insider: It’s All About The Asset Class

If light is your thing, it’s hard to beat this penthouse Private roof terrace 3 beds, 3.5 baths, home office Stunning fenestration Boffi Kitchen (!) First resale of this apartment…

The Insider
September 2, 2022

The Insider: Let’s talk about kitchens. Yes, I am opinionated.

2,500+ sf penthouse with 700+ sf private outdoor space Whole floor Four exposures Keylock elevator Entertaining kitchen Gracious layout with perfect separation of entertaining and sleeping areas Gut renovated master…

The Insider
August 26, 2022

The Insider: Let’s Zoom Out for the Big Picture

CALLING ALL INVESTORS! Fantastic Investment profile Condo (obvi) ~3% cash-on-cash cap rate Cash flow neutral with ~50% financing Great condition: lease it out right away Full service condo (easy for…

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August 22, 2022

The Insider: Congestion Pricing! What it means for NYC Real Estate

We’re suckers for lofts with 3 exposures Raw condition – make your own ivory tower Prime Soho block Gorgeous cast iron exterior Private key lock elevator access Possibility of buying…

The Insider
August 13, 2022

The Insider: Rent VS Buy – It’s a LOT clearer than you think!

Click to view our seminar with top real estate and mortgage bank professionals to help determine whether to rent or buy in today’s market. Instead of a Hot Listing of…

The Insider
August 5, 2022

The Insider: The Recession! Or Not… That Is The Question.

25 foot wide lot (!!) Windows on 3 sides (!) Prewar Original detail, including • Ornate molding • Marble fireplaces • Pocket doors 2 family – income potential Huge back yard…

The Insider is a weekly blog by the Rubin Team at Douglas Elliman, focusing on hot properties and current NYC real estate market trends and insights. The Insider
July 29, 2022

The Insider: It’s the Dollar, Stupid! Investing in NYC real estate with an eye on currencies

Views for miles (no exaggeration!) from the 17th floor Prewar We’re suckers for fixer-uppers in great buildings Corner unit Greenwich Village Doorman/elevator/bike room/pets allowed (check, check, check, check!) Opportunity to...
The Insider
July 22, 2022

The Insider: “It’s the Interest Rate”… Really?

Over 2,100 SF of outdoor space (!) 3 Beds, 3.5 baths in 2,500 SF interior space 10 foot ceilings New construction Entire top floor of the building Private keyed elevator…

The Insider
July 15, 2022

The Insider: The Housing Squeeze

We’re suckers for Bond Street Condo 1,100 SF private outdoor terrace 10.5” Ceilings 2 beds, 2 full baths Airy and light Amazing energy $4,550,000 Call 212.321.7111 for an Insider showing!…

The Insider
July 8, 2022

The Insider: Off To the Races?

Off market combo Sponsor unit – NO BOARD APPROVAL No financing limits Highly exclusive Central Park West co-op Has never been on the market before Three exposures Original details Private…

The Insider
July 1, 2022

The Insider: Market Uncertainty? BBQ!

Magical Corner of Soho Prewar 3400 SF penthouse loft Private roof Dramatic double-height great room Views for miles Private key-lock elevator Bold-faced named appliances and finishes Central air $6,688,000 Call…

The Insider
June 24, 2022

The Insider: Whither NYC Real Estate

13 foot ceilings and 4,200 Sq Ft. Industrial feel Completely renovated Central air Gorgeous surfaces throughout: brick, walnut, marble, steel, glass Beamed ceilings Vented exhaust in kitchen $6,950,000 Call 212.321.7111…

The Insider
June 17, 2022

The Insider: How To Weather This Storm

2,800 Sq Ft. Authentic cast iron loft building Ultra low monthlies Stunning interior architecture and design Soaring ceiling heights Floor to ceiling windows On one of the best cobblestone blocks…

The Insider
June 10, 2022

The Insider: NYC Crime Not an Issue, Supply and Demand OTOH…

What’s not to like? Inground pool (!) Separate carriage house in the back of the property Elevator Seven fireplaces $6,995,000 Call 212.321.7111 for an Insider showing! LISTING COURTESY OF LESLIE J. GARFIELD…

The Insider
June 3, 2022

The Insider: Sales Spike as NYC is Losing Residents

Loft In Greenwich Village Industrial feel, with concrete floors and brick walls Private outdoor space Working fireplace Prewar Central Air Beautifully renovated Views for days $2,850,000 Call 212.321.7111 for an…

January 7, 2022

The Great Exodus and Strong Return to NYC

In the last 3rd quarter 2021 data dump, Miller Samuel reported that compared with 3rd quarter 2019, average prices in Manhattan are up 14.7%, unit count is up 76.6%, and…

April 3, 2020

Selling Today in New York City

Can you sell in today’s market? The answer may surprise you. Many sellers have paused their plans given uncertainty as a result of Covid-19 and Governor Cuomo’s mandate that non-essential businesses…