Author Archives: douglas heddings

Finding and Embracing Small Town Manhattan

With over $1.6M residents densely packed into a shy 34 square miles, it is probably difficult, no, nearly impossible for the non-New Yorker to appreciate the small town appeal of this city. But ask most New Yorkers the names of … Continue reading

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Can You Trust Your Real Estate Agent?

Although the bar continues to be raised in the residential real estate industry, marginal agents remain the scourge of the industry’s reputation as a whole. From big ego to misinformation, it is all too often that an agent is an … Continue reading

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NYC Real Estate Market Data: Discerning Real from Fluff

The Daily News headline on Friday read “Apartment sales hit three-year low in January as NYC felt winter freeze.”  A very misleading headline given that the referenced report issued by StreetEasy is a CONDO report that does not include the 400+ co-ops … Continue reading

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Related Companies Buys a 50 Percent Stake in CORE Residential Brokerage!

In one of the most synergistic marriages to ever take place on the NYC real estate frontier, world-reknowned develop Related Companies has purchased a 50% stake in Manhattan’s #1 Boutique brokerage firm, CORE. I am thrilled to be a part … Continue reading

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Blame the Broker?

With all of the parties that are involved in a New York City real estate transaction, it still amazes me that when anything becomes uncomfortable, everyone looks to the broker’s commission to make things right. Consider this: there are a … Continue reading

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The $50M Home Market

Manhattan real estate has become so incredibly sexy.  From the dramatic “reality” shows to the media reports of billionaires and foreign investors gobbling up property, it has never been a more exciting time to live in NYC. Today, Curbed ran an interesting … Continue reading

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Buy/Sell or Sell/Buy?

I share my thoughts on how to best time the intracies of a sell/buy or buy/sell (that’s the point) move in this excellent Brickunderground piece.

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True Gotham is Back

I am back and so is True Gotham! It has been way too long since I have played an active role in the content and life of this blog. 6 years of running The Heddings Property Group kept me away … Continue reading

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Can A Real Estate Agent Afford a Social Media Hiatus?

As an early adopter of social media in all of it’s forms (Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest, Instagram, Vine, SnapChat and so on), I have always believed in the incredible power of the medium to build and foster relationships. As a … Continue reading

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Upper West Side Luxury Condos and Real Estate

Upper West Side Luxury Condos and Real Estate Attract Interest Upper West Side luxury condos and real estate bring premium prices because the neighborhood is seen as one of the most desirable locations in the New York City area. It … Continue reading

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