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E-commerce may not be the only threat to retailers

Posted by Adam C. Wilner | Aug 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

The decision for apparel retailer Macys to close 100 stores across the United States could be seen as the latest in a cascade of losses by brick and mortar retailer to e-commerce. Indeed, online commerce has grown over the past few years, but it may not be the only culprit that is affecting reta...

New senior living tower to help underserved population

Posted by Adam C. Wilner | Aug 12, 2016 | 0 Comments

In a prior post, we identified several trends that could shape New York City real estate development in the future. An aging population in need of special case was one of them. As more baby boomers turn 65 each year, it is expected that many will need specified housing where residents can receive...

Is the New York City real estate market overheating?

Posted by Adam C. Wilner | Aug 02, 2016 | 0 Comments

Earlier this year we warned of the potential for residential units to fall sharply because there may have been overbuilding and a shortage of viable buyers. Because of this, buyers should be wary of posted home prices and should seek legal counsel to help negotiate fair prices. This was especiall...

Will the real estate rental market see some relief?

Posted by Julian White | Jul 06, 2016 | 0 Comments

While the real estate market appears poised for another great year, the rental market across the country could use some relief. We noted in a few of our prior posts that the potential overproduction of luxury residences could taper a robust market, but for those who are not yet prepared to enter ...

Common real property title issues in New York

Posted by Julian White | Jun 13, 2016 | 0 Comments

In all New York residential real estate transactions, it is vital for the buyer to ensure that the seller has clear title to the property. Failing to resolve a title issue before closing can subject the buyer to litigation, make it difficult to later sell the home, and other undesirable outcomes ...

Getting the best estimate on a home loan

Posted by Adam C. Wilner | Jun 10, 2016 | 0 Comments

Finding the perfect home in New York City is a task in and of itself. But finding the right deal to finance it may be equally as challenging. Commercials abound with financial companies offering what they believe may be the best deal for consumers (or at least ways to find the best deal). This i...

Hudson Valley farmland to be preserved

Posted by Julian White | Jun 03, 2016 | 0 Comments

While new construction and renovations have created opportunities for people seeking new homes in Manhattan, the past recession has created a demand for housing in the Hudson Valley. When the housing market (and loan market) tightened in New York City, prospective homeowners looked elsewhere to f...

Ideal situations for ground floor retailers

Posted by Adam C. Wilner | May 27, 2016 | 0 Comments

In our last post, we highlighted the potential opportunities for retail clients, as building owners are becoming more amenable to building out spaces to suit particular clients. As we delve further into this topic, we are finding that there are a number of areas in and around Manhattan that are e...

Options are available for NYC retail clients

Posted by Julian White | May 20, 2016 | 0 Comments

Spring is just as good a time to market commercial properties as it is to advertise retail properties. We noted in a prior post that the residential real estate market has appeared to turn a corner, as more people appeared ready to buy real estate. Similarly, commercial real estate owners are enc...

How financing is critical to real estate projects

Posted by Adam C. Wilner | May 19, 2016 | 0 Comments

While we have noted the sprawl of luxury condos and apartments springing about in New York City, the renovation of properties around the city spans the gamut of income levels. The common denominator between all renovation projects is the money available. The story of a recent project in the Bronx...

3 reasons real estate deals fall through

Posted by Julian White | May 17, 2016 | 0 Comments

Real estate transactions are not always a smooth process. During the purchase process, a multitude of possible snags and issues can be encountered. Since it is generally not in the interest of the buyer or seller to have a transaction fall through in most cases, here are some of the aspects of th...

Has the real estate market turned a corner?

Posted by Julian White | May 10, 2016 | 0 Comments

In a prior post, we highlighted the difficulties seen in the high end luxury apartment and condo market in New York City. Essentially, the mass building and renovations that were seen in 2014 through 2015 has resulted in a glut of available properties today. But just how the beauty and optimism o...

Why TODs may be attractive to homebuyers

Posted by Adam C. Wilner | Apr 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

Manhattan is attractive for residents of many ages because of its proximity to things that draw people; mainly restaurants, entertainment venues and places of employment. But what really makes the city special is the ability to shop, have a good meal and see unique events in one general area; mai...

Options growing for buyers in Manhattan

Posted by Julian White | Apr 22, 2016 | 0 Comments

In most markets outside of Manhattan, a $3 million home is far from a bargain. But as we have noted in a number of our posts this spring, the market in New York City is such that $3 million gives buyers a number of options. The uncertainty of international markets, combined with the tentative pol...

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