Category Archives: Listings

49 East 129th street Coming soon to the market

A 9000 sqft 12 family will be coming soon to the market. The property was built in 2007 and has a 25 year tax abatement. There are 11- 1 bedroom apartments and 1 studio. All apartments are in very good condition and the building is fully rented. Rents range from about $1500 to $1900. Nearly all tenants are being charged a preferential rent.

The asking price will be $6 million.

The building has huge upside potential as a potential condo conversion or a turnkey investment in the East Harlem area.

More details coming soon.

The Author-  Brian Silvestry , a licensed real estate broker, has been selling residential and commercial real estate since 1999. He has sold in every neighborhood from Battery Park City to Washington Heights.

361 West 116 street in contract

361 West 116th, an SRO building sold occupied without the certificate of no harassment has entered contract. The last asking price was $1,699,000 for this South Harlem townhouse. It had a renovated ground and 1st floor and 4 total bathrooms.

The Author-  Brian Silvestry , a licensed real estate broker, has been selling residential and commercial real estate since 1999. He has sold in every neighborhood from Battery Park City to Washington Heights.

Only 4 Harlem townhouses sold this year for $4 million or more

So far this year, only 4 Harlem townhouses have sold for $4 million or more. One of the four townhouses broke a record in when it sold in February of this year for $5.1 million. That was a renovated home at 72 Hamilton terrace. 

72 Hamilton terrace sold for a record breaking $5.1 million in early 2018.

Beyond that, there have been 3 other townhouses that sold for $4 million and up. 251 West 138th street, a 20 foot wide townhouse on Striver’s Row sold also sold in February for $4 million. In April and May, the other two townhouses- 139 W 120th street and 455 Lenox ave, sold.

However, according to the July Harlem townhouse report, there are 17 buildings listed at $4 million and up. With the average per month sale rate for this price point being less than 1 per month, the number of months it will take to sell the existing inventory is 30 months which means that the $4 million and up price range in Harlem is oversupplied and in a buyer’s market.

The Author-  Brian Silvestry , a licensed real estate broker, has been selling residential and commercial real estate since 1999. He has sold in every neighborhood from Battery Park City to Washington Heights.

 

 

382 Central Park west apt 4Y Just listed

A 648 sqft apartment with northern views has come on the market in the Olmstead condominium. The full service postwar building features a renovated lobby features, gym, and exercise studio where various classes are taught. Take a look at the video to get a sneak peak.

The Author-  Brian Silvestry , a licensed real estate broker, has been selling residential and commercial real estate since 1999. He has sold in every Manhattan market from Battery Park City to Washington Heights.

Upper west side 2bd/2ba condos under $2 million

According to a search on listings website Streeteasy.com, there are 42 condo listings on Manhattan’s upper west side with at least 2 bedrooms/2 bathrooms under $2 million. The largest apartment for sale in this price range is a 1400 sqft duplex and the listings include 16 listings for $1.7 million and under.

The listings include two listings in the newly converted 350 W 71st street and overall 23 of the 42 listings are in Lincoln Square with many in the amenity rich Riverside Boulevard buildings as sellers attempt to move on from buildings with a tax abatement either recently expired or expiring soon. 7 of the 42 listings are in the Avery, at 100 Riverside boulevard which has a tax abatement expiring in 2 years. Overall, the Avery has 20 listings for sale of the 266 units.

The Author-  Brian Silvestry , a licensed real estate broker, has been selling residential and commercial real estate since 1999. He has sold in every neighborhood from Battery Park City to Washington Heights.

 

 

 

382 Central Park west 4Y Just listed

A convertible 1 bedroom has been listed in the Olmstead condominium at 382 Central Park west. The apartment is a north facing 648 sqft, with a renovated kitchen and bathroom. The monthly charges are very low at $910 for a full service building with a gym, parking(waitlist), and an exercise studio which features classes for residents. See VR Tour below.

The Author-  Brian Silvestry , a licensed real estate broker, has been selling residential and commercial real estate since 1999. He has sold in every neighborhood from Battery Park City to Washington Heights.

 

When should you adjust the price of your Manhattan property?

So you list your Manhattan property and are imagining bidding wars and cash offers. What happens if you do not receive offers or have a dearth of showings? At what point do you adjust your price and how much do you adjust? Normally, within the first month you like to see showings and perhaps an offer, this is the best time to capture someone off the initial marketing/interest. If however, you have very few showings, an adjustment might be needed. But how much?

Often times, I will see price adjustments of $20,000 on a $3 million property or $100k on and $8 million property. These types of adjustments will not move the needle at all. Generally speaking analyze the data of showings of your property with your real estate broker and compare it with traffic of recently sold and comparable listings that are for sale and you can see how far off you are on your pricing. If you are getting showings but no offers what that means is the market is willing to come see your property but not offer on it. In this case 7-8% might be enough. However a total lack of showings and a declining market are a bad combination. If that is the case an adjustment of 10% or more depending on what the competing properties are offering. Communication is very important here with your real estate broker. I use a project management site to communicate directly with my clients so that if they want to know about showings and feedback from buyers in real time they can receive these updates directly in their email box or on their phones. You need to get that feedback to understand what the buyer market mindset is.

Recently, on a Battery Park City listing that I had,  we had to reduce it twice from $1.5 million to $1.35 to eventually $1.2 million. That was due to an extreme case where the common charges and taxes were unusually high.  In this case, two very strong negatives were dragging the price down but thankful the seller adjusted and was able to get a buyer before the market headed down even more which it did especially in that neighborhood.

So as far as price adjustments, be aggressive with them especially if after the first month you are getting zero or a very low amount of showings. Be less aggressive when you are getting showings but no offers. And adjust your expectations when the market is heading down and there is more inventory coming to market to compete with your property.

The Author-  Brian Silvestry , a licensed real estate broker, has been selling residential and commercial real estate since 1999. He has sold in every Manhattan market from Battery Park City to Washington Heights.

423 West 147th street apt 2 rented

A 1 bedroom with a den in a brownstone between St Nicholas avenue and Convent avenue was rented for $2,350. The apartment was in the market for less than 20 days and was rented without any concessions. The 900 sqft +/- space featured high ceilings, fireplace mantels, plenty of woodwork and pocket doors.

The Author-  Brian Silvestry , a licensed real estate broker, has been selling residential and commercial real estate since 1999. He has sold in every Manhattan market from Battery Park City to Washington Heights.

 

 

 

9 New Harlem townhouse listings so far in July

So far in the first half of July, we have seen 9 new townhouse listings come to the market in Harlem. That is fairly in line with the number of new listings that we saw come to market in April and May. June seemed to bring a pause in the rising inventory. The least expensive Harlem townhouse brought to the market was listed at $2.3 million but a recent 4 family lowered it’s ask to $2 million.

June Harlem townhouse report

The Author-  Brian Silvestry , a licensed real estate broker, has been selling residential and commercial real estate since 1999. He has sold in every Manhattan market from Battery Park City to Washington Heights.

200 west 54 street 9C rented

At the Adlon prewar co-op in Midtown, a 1 bedroom was rented. The apartment features a windowed kitchen, plenty of closets, and nice size bedroom. The apartment featured an ornate living room ceiling and high ceilings among the prewar features. The asking rent was $2,750 and no landlord concessions were given. The apartment rented within 1 week of being in the market.

Listing details

The Author-  Brian Silvestry , a licensed real estate broker, has been selling residential and commercial real estate since 1999. He has sold in every Manhattan market from Battery Park City to Washington Heights.