Real Estate News from April 2014

  • Green Roof to Take Root on Brooklyn Barclays Center By Kamini Ramdeen | April 10, 2014

    Photo Rendered By SHoP Architects   A new a rendering of the Brooklyn Barclays Center has been released. If you are thinking what the newest stadium in NYC is going to do next, the answer is — green roof.

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  • The NYC That Could Have Been By Kamini Ramdeen | April 09, 2014

    Dynamic architecture is a New York City staple. Every building has it’s own spirited flair that gives this bustling metropolis a definite “ooh and ahh” factor. All the structures that have been built, leave an impression of just how grand NYC really is, but what about the structures that could have been built? You know the ones that didn’t quite make it into real life. Let’s take a look at the NYC that we’re missing out on.   1) The Hudson Bridge

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  • Spring Creativity Set to Blossom at the Tribeca Film Festival By Kamini Ramdeen | April 08, 2014

    Since 2002, Tribeca has been home to the highly attended Tribeca Film Festival. Robert De Niro, Craig Hatkoff, and Jane Rosenthal came together and created a film festival with a mission “to provide artists with unique platforms to expand the audience for their works and to broaden the access point for consumers to experience independent film and media.” Reportedly, the creation of this celebrated and hugely anticipated event was in part due to the long-term vitalization of the Tribeca area, following the events of 2001 in Lower Manhattan.

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  • Flight Capital Continues to Land in NYC? By Jonathan Tuason | April 07, 2014

    It’s readily apparent how important international investors are to New York’s real estate market, and over the past several years, this has been particularly true of Russian oligarchs, who were able to take advantage of the city’s appreciating assets.

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  • Manhattan Real Estate: Breaking Sales Records in First Quarter By Kamini Ramdeen | April 04, 2014

    Manhattan’s apartment sales soared through the roof in the first quarter of 2014. Median prices reflect a 14% increase from the prior quarter, resulting in $972,428 for the beginning of this business year according to a Douglas Elliman Report.

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  • “Domestic Immigration” fuels record-breaking growth in NYC population By Stephanie Fujihashi | April 03, 2014

    It probably would not be an exaggeration to say that almost every American, at some point their lives, has fancied visiting New York City. The city is a pop culture icon in and of itself, not to mention that it is arguably the most often used stage in which plots for movies, sitcoms, and novels unfolds. Everyone, even those living in the most remote areas of the country, will usually know at least one lucky friend who had the chance to visit the Big Apple and return home with a I Love NY T-Shirt.

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  • Stellar Seller Secrets Spring 2014 By Kamini Ramdeen | April 03, 2014

    Spring’s warmth is going to be heating up more than just our frosty bones from a very brutal winter. The warmth has also entered the seller’s market for real estate. The current market trend for Spring 2014 putting seller’s at an advantage, especially here in NYC. Here are some secrets that everyone selling their homes should know:

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  • UES Property Values Rise as Second Ave. Subway Nears Completion By Jonathan Tuason | April 01, 2014

    The Second Avenue subway line is finally nearing completion.  After its 2007 start, the first phase of the line will finally be set to be operational by December 2016, opening up subway transportation much of the east side.  As it turns out, good things also come to those who wait.

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  • Zillow: Searching for Legitimacy and Growth in NYC By Kamini Ramdeen | April 01, 2014

    Stan Humphries the Chief Economist for Zillow was recently interviewed by GeekWire Radio. He gave listeners an in depth look at the Zestimate, a tool provided by Zillow that tells you the value of your specific home, your next door neighbors home or any home nationally that you would like to price. Of course, a real estate agent can do this for you, and Zillow isn’t trying to take that away.

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