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By Mitchell J Hall, Lic Associate RE Broker - Manhattan & Brooklyn
(Compass)
Comments 41
Greenwich Village, West Village, Meat Packing District, East VillageManhattan's most famous neighborhood has always been a popular place to live. Greenwich Village is the city's largest historic district.The Village is bounded to the South by Houston Street, to the North by 14th Street, to the We...

By Noah Rosenblatt
(UrbanDigs)
Comments 1
A: The housing data came out today showing that existing sales were UP from last month (down year-over-year), but prices declined year-over-year. All in all it sends a mixed message as the # of sales increasing is somehwat suprising and will help keep inventory levels from expanding further which...

By Mitchell J Hall, Lic Associate RE Broker - Manhattan & Brooklyn
(Compass)
Comments 28
Harlem was established in 1658 by the Dutch and named Nieuw Harlem after the Dutch city of Harlem. This large section of Manhattan real estate has a deep spirit, culture and history. Harlem passed through several historic periods - as a high-society area of New York for wealthy upper class and mi...

By Mitchell J Hall, Lic Associate RE Broker - Manhattan & Brooklyn
(Compass)
Comments 12
My last blog Starchitect Skyline was part of a series of blogs about Manhattan real estate in history/today. I wrote about the brand name glass tower apartment buildings of the new millennium that are changing the NYC skyline. This blog is about landmark buildings from another era and other uses ...

By Mitchell J Hall, Lic Associate RE Broker - Manhattan & Brooklyn
(Compass)
Comments 11
"Starchitect" aka Star Architect, architect -branded designer buildings throughout Manhattan are changing the face of neighborhoods, lighting up the NYC skyline and turning apartments into Live-in Works of Art. Innovative designs, the move away from the standard cookie-cutter apartments, luxury s...

By Mitchell J Hall, Lic Associate RE Broker - Manhattan & Brooklyn
(Compass)
Comments 18
Jeff Belonger's blog Top Trend Setters to Watch and Mariana Wagner's blog Secret Life of Generation X Consumer were both great and stimulated interesting comments and thoughts about marketing and positioning to these generational demographics. I thought about some of my buyers. What are their ch...

By Mitchell J Hall, Lic Associate RE Broker - Manhattan & Brooklyn
(Compass)
Comments 0
                                $36,000,000,000 Economists estimate around 50 percent or more will end up in Real Estate   Goldman Sachs; Morgan Stanley; Merrill Lynch; Lehman Brothers and Bear Stearns are about to reward their 173,000 employees with $36 billion in bonuses. That's a 30 percent i...

By Mitchell J Hall, Lic Associate RE Broker - Manhattan & Brooklyn
(Compass)
Comments 7
We all know how the internet has changed our lives in so many ways. Since I started blogging and through reading fellow blogger posts many hot internet issues have come to the forefront of my thoughts. It's still the WILD WILD WEST A-SOLDIER-IN-THE COPYRIGHT BATTLE by Lenn Harley and others have...

By Brian Brady, 858-777-9751
(San Diego VA Home Loans/858-777-9751)
Comments 8
Real estate is a local business driven by local market conditions and bought and sold (mostly) by local people.How about a market that is fueled by an industry that has experienced steady wage/earnings growth since 2003 and is about to have its best year in ten years?   That would be the securiti...

By Mitchell J Hall, Lic Associate RE Broker - Manhattan & Brooklyn
(Compass)
Comments 14
The real estate board of New York annouced yesterday that it is developing a web portal that will incorporate all it's members listings in a public website. REBNY is the major real estate board in New York that all the major brokerages 318 firms are members but it is not an MLS. Member firms coo...

By Mitchell J Hall, Lic Associate RE Broker - Manhattan & Brooklyn
(Compass)
Comments 25
Recently I've had clients call that need a rental usually a short term rental during a renovation or as an interim until they buy something. Often they will say "I don't want to pay a Broker Fee. I'm a broker, broker's get a fee. I tell them to look on Craigslist. In the past I have had exclusiv...

By Mitchell J Hall, Lic Associate RE Broker - Manhattan & Brooklyn
(Compass)
Comments 0
BROADWAY MALLS: The Centerpiece of BroadwayFrom 60th Street to 168th Street, lies a history filled median of greenery and flowers called The Broadway Malls. The Malls were established in 1904 and have been a New york City park since 1904. Having lived on Broadway for the past 15 years, I've often...

By Mitchell J Hall, Lic Associate RE Broker - Manhattan & Brooklyn
(Compass)
Comments 1
                                                    The Taxpayer Relief Act of 1997 - signed into law by President Bill Clinton together with the Balanced Budget Act of 1997 is probably the most significant change in recent times affecting real estate. This law made some major improvements for Ho...

By Mitchell J Hall, Lic Associate RE Broker - Manhattan & Brooklyn
(Compass)
Comments 5
  In real estate it is very difficult to time the market. Markets go in cycles there are tops and bottoms. Bottoms are usually created by pessimism and negativity. Tops are created by “irrational exuberance"   To quote Jim Cramer on CNBC's Mad Money “Bears make money – Bulls make money but Pigs g...

By Mitchell J Hall, Lic Associate RE Broker - Manhattan & Brooklyn
(Compass)
Comments 4
                   455 Central Park West "The Castle" From A Cancer Hospital Built In 1887 To Luxury Condos Today - No Corners For Germs In Sunday’s New York Times real estate column Big Deal by Josh Barbanel there’s an item titled Five Turrets, No Dungeons about a couple that recently bought and...

By Mitchell J Hall, Lic Associate RE Broker - Manhattan & Brooklyn
(Compass)
Comments 15
The Ansonia - Upper West Side - 2109 Broadway    When The Ansonia opened in 1904 it was called: "the most technologically advanced apartment house in the world" Loaded with towers, mansard roofs, ornate balconies, balustrades, and bay windows, the Ansonia is easily Broadway's most opulent struct...

By Mitchell J Hall, Lic Associate RE Broker - Manhattan & Brooklyn
(Compass)
Comments 5
                                                                        I woke up this morning to a beautiful September day. Not a cloud in the sky. The moon is visible. It is a little more brisk than the summer like day 5 years ago that changed all of our lives. I remember that day like it was y...

By Mitchell J Hall, Lic Associate RE Broker - Manhattan & Brooklyn
(Compass)
Comments 6
My company recently expanded one of our offices and made it our corporate headquarters on Madison Avenue. Our commercial division along with executives, administrative, marketing and our east side agents are located in this beautiful office space.I recently received an email from the President of...

By Mitchell J Hall, Lic Associate RE Broker - Manhattan & Brooklyn
(Compass)
Comments 8
During this past year the rental market in Manhattan has become very tight. Rents are soaring, multiple applications and even bidding wars have been going on. Many buyers gave up on buying and decided to rent instead.Flash back 3 years ago. Landlords were offering 1 -2 months free rent, paying br...

By Mitchell J Hall, Lic Associate RE Broker - Manhattan & Brooklyn
(Compass)
Comments 2
Rendering of Hudson Yards  http://www.nyc.gov/html/dcp/html/hyards/hymain.shtml There is one last frontier available in Manhattan - Hudson Yards, the underutilized area bounded roughly by West 42nd Street and West 30th Street, Eighth Avenue to the Hudson River. 360 acres. The Hudson Yards is owne...

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