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Dorothy Somekh

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Jewish VoiceNYC S Ultra Luxury Rentals Are Dropping In Price

Luxury apartments are dropping in price. Robby Browne of the Corcoran Group found this out the hard way when he had to drop the price of the two-bedroom condo at 15 Central Park West which he owned...
Jewish Voice - Wednesday, June 14, 2017

The Real DealThe Ultraluxury Rental Market Falls To Earth

In the decade since Robby Browne bought a two-bedroom condo at 15 Central Park West, the Corcoran Group agent has amassed a “nice little nest egg” renting it out for $18,500 a month. Each time the lease was due...
The Real Deal - Thursday, June 01, 2017

The CooperatorDetermining The Value Of Your Apartment Before Selling It

The age-old adage about real estate is that there are three major factors in determining its value: “location, location, location.” While that may or may not be true, and location aside, a smart seller has to price...
The Cooperator - Thursday, June 01, 2017

The CooperatorShould You Spruce Up Your Unit Just Before Selling It

Picture this: You’ve lived in your apartment for 15 years and now you’re ready to move. You love the kitchen you put in when you moved in, but now it’s a little tired. So what do you do?...
The Cooperator - Thursday, May 04, 2017

The CooperatorThe Best And Worst Of New York

The city that never sleeps: That’s New York, and it turns out it’s one of the things that its residents adore most about it. It’s also one of the things they hate. Along with the convenience, access...
The Cooperator - Saturday, April 01, 2017

The CooperatorManhattan 3Q Residential Sales Update Positives And Negatives

In looking at Manhattan residential sales trends this year so far, you could interpret the data as looking at the glass either half-full or half-empty According to the recent Corcoran Report for third quarter 2016,...
The Cooperator - Thursday, December 01, 2016

The CooperatorCan A School Zone Change Hurt Co-Op Or Condo Values

There’s much to consider in choosing a co-op or condo in New York City. No one would dispute that school assignment is at the top of that list. While you can renovate a bathroom or kitchen, you can’t change the...
The Cooperator - Thursday, October 13, 2016

New York ObserverRising Tide 57th Street Residents May Lose A View But At Least Resale Values Soa

In the spring of 2010, a French businessman whom we shall, for the purposes of this article, refer to as Guillaume, went to look at a condo in Metropolitan Tower at 146 West 57th Street. He liked it immediately. “The...
New York Observer - Wednesday, March 04, 2015

Wall Street JournalNew York's Second Avenue Waits For Building Plans To Jell

Two luxury high-rises are on the horizon for a small strip of Yorkville that has been home to mostly low-rise buildings and mom-and-pop restaurants for decades. But for now, a handful of the tenement-style buildings—located on the east side of...
Wall Street Journal - Thursday, December 18, 2014

New York TimesHomes Supplement Great Places To Live Manhattan Rentals

Rentals continue to be popular during this era of insecurity about the economy and high down payments for apartment purchases. "Luxury renters these days are looking for more amenities and a higher 'condo-level' of finish," said Scott Harris, associate...
New York Times - Thursday, September 12, 2013

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