Market Notes (February 2017)

Mike Lubin's NYC Real Estate Notes (February 2017)


Here's a quick run-down of some common thoughts I've been sharing with my clients lately.

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How many condos/co-ops/rentals are there in Manhattan?

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Here's the Breakdown

Surprised? Many of the people who see this chart underestimate the amount of rental units in Manhattan's real estate market, and they overestimate the condo portion.

Condo development is a relatively recent phenomenon in New York City real estate. Many older buildings- including iconic pre-war buildings like the San Remo on Central Park West- converted to co-ops before condos were in vogue.

Some pre-war buildings are now making the transition into condominiums to compete with new developments, including 360 Central Park West. I blogged about this on my website, and you can click through to the article below:

New Developments: Digging Deeper, Building UP


Absorption Rates

This chart shows how many months it would take to sell all of Manhattan's apartments, based on the average length of time between contract signing and closing.

When I advise clients on how to price their apartments and how long to expect between listing and closing, the Absorption Rate helps me provide informed estimates for what to expect.

View the 2017 Report from Brown Harris Stevens


17 Ways to Make a Small Room Feel So Big

Here's a fun piece from BuzzFeed almost any New Yorker can appreciate. I put a lot of care into helping my clients make their spaces inviting. 

See the BuzzFeed Article

And if you like this, check out the one I wrote on 5 Ways to De-Stress Your Desk!

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Skyline Splendor

Glamorous 3-bedroom corner 3-bath home offers extraordinary space and abundant light in one of Manhattan's most vibrant neighborhoods-truly the center of the city. Approximately 1600 square feet, featuring three open exposures, south, west and north, you'll enjoy sun all day while seduced by clear open views of Central Park and iconic New York City architecture spanning all the way to the George Washington Bridge. 

A grand corner living room features walls of floor-to-ceilings windows facing west and with views of Central Park, flooding the main entertaining space with sunlight and also features a large corner terrace to enjoy a glass of wine on those warm summer nights.

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