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It Passed: New Tax Laws and Potential Impact on NYC Real Estate

Last week I discussed the potential impact of what was then the “proposed tax plan” on our local NYC real estate market. Today the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act” has passed both Houses and will be signed into law as … Continue reading

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Proposed Tax Plan and Potential Impact on NYC Real Estate

I’m not generally one to discuss hypotheticals, but seeing how so many customers and agents are deeply concerned about the potential impact of the $1.5 trillion in proposed tax cuts, here are my thoughts. First of all, in my 25 … Continue reading

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Traditional vs. Tech Brokerage: A Hybrid is the Answer in Today’s Real Estate Marketplace

Yesterday I was privy to an interesting war of words regarding a LinkedIn post. The two sides ultimately battled over whether a traditional brokerage model or a tech-centric model would fare better in today’s real estate environment. The comments were … Continue reading

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The Illusion of Control Often an Obstacle

Control is indeed an illusion that is all too often an obstacle to consummating the real estate transaction. I have written before on TrueGotham about the multiple parties involved, often as many as 13 different people, in a single real … Continue reading

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Halcyon Luxury Condos in Turtle Bay

Price range: up to $5 million No. of units: 123 Location: Midtown East, Manhattan Unit type: condos, penthouses, studios 1-4 bedrooms Halcyon is a luxury condo tower located in Midtown East, Manhattan. The 32-story building features 123 premier homes, high-end … 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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Koreatown: A Unique Part of Manhattan

Koreatown, Manhattan Koreatown is a neighborhood of New York City’s Manhattan borough. The ethnic Korean hub is located by 31st and 33rd Streets, the Avenue of the Americas and Fifth Avenue. The area is primarily a Korean business district. However, … Continue reading

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Townhouses Listed for $10+ Million on Westside

If you have millions of dollars, say around $11,000,000, what do you plan to do with it? Some may say that they will have the grandest vacation at the best place on Earth. But for practical individuals, getting a home … Continue reading

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East Village Walking Tour

Whether you’re a fan of punk rock or want to know more about the Lower East Side’s immigrant history, the East Village Walking Tour provides lots of insight into the history and culture of this interesting and diverse neighborhood of … Continue reading

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Frieze New York (May 10th -13th)

The Frieze New York event had their debut in 2012. And this year, it will happen on May 10 to 13, 2013. It presents the most forward-thinking galleries from all over the world. It brings international focus to the dynamic … Continue reading

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