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Park West Village on Manhattan’s Upper west side inventory low

Here is the update on the market conditions in Park West Village, the 4 building condo complex that runs from West 97th street to West 100th street between Columbus and Central Park west. Inventory is low with each building having no more than 3 units available for sale. Considering that each building has over 400 units, that’s a minuscule amount of inventory available. Interestingly, there are no 2 bedroom/2bathroom apartments available right now in the Upper West side complex.

The table below shows the number of active listings, contracts signed this year that have not closed and closed sale since the beginning of the year.

 

Building # listings contracts sold
400 3 1 3
392 2 1 3
382 3 4 3
372 2 1 5

 

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.

400 Central Park west 7K SOLD

A 1 bedroom, 1 bath south facing apartment at the 400 Central Park west condominium closed yesterday. The asking price was $1,255,000 and the sold price was $1,235,000. The apartment featured a 18′ south facing terrace with views just above the trees into Central Park. The sellers were longtime owners/investors in the building and had purchased the apartment 18 years ago.

The building has a full time concierge, live-in-super, on-site management, renovated gym, childrens’ playroom, residents’ lounge, storage and parking available both on wait-list.

 

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.

 

400 Central Park West Building snapshot

If you are thinking of buying on the Upper west one of the most desired building is within the postwar Park West Village. It is located at the corner of Central Park west and 100th street. The building features studios to 2 bedrooms (540 sqft(50m2) to 1140 sqft(105m2)). There are 1 bedrooms and 2 bedrooms with balconies. Apartments face either north or south due to the building being sideways on Central Park west and the 2 bedroom apartments have a second exposure either west or east.

Inside the building, there is a full time concierge, live-in-super, on site property manager, exercise room, children’s playroom, and laundry. Bike storage, storage and parking are also available on a wait list basis with parking in the outdoor parking lot going for only $204 per month! It takes about 1 year to get a space in the 400 Central Park west parking lot as of this time.

Best of all, 400 Central Park west has very low monthly charges. A 2 bedroom/2 bathroom which might sell for between $1.6-$1.9 million will have a common charge of about $900 and taxes around $400. For this reason, there are a limited number of apartments for sale in 414 unit building. Owners tend to purchase and stay or hold their properties long term.

The building also shares a playground with the neighboring buildings plus there is another playground inside Central Park at West 100th street. Many of the southern facing apartments have wonderful views of the Park and a Citi bike station is located across the street at Central Park west and West 100th street on the park side of the street.

400 CPW Lobby

Listings in 400 Central Park west

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.

 

Manhattan buildings that may appreciate the most in 2018

by  Brian Silvestry

Right now due to the new tax laws, some parts of the real estate market will be see price depreciation. See previous coverage.

However, some developments like the Upper West side’s Park West Village may see continued price stability and appreciation. The reason is that real estate taxes and SALT (state and local taxes) will no longer be deductible beyond $10,000. So if you have the funds to purchase an apartment and your cap is below $2.5 million, paying $22,000 per year in taxes may not seem as appealing. Or let’s say your budget is $1.5 million and knowing that in one apartment you will pay $15,000 per year in taxes, most of which will not be deductible or $3600 per year in taxes? Which apartment will you gravitate towards?

This is why Park West Village which is a 4 building condo development built in early 1960’s  and other developments with tax abatement may see a surge in activity as the upper middle class purchasers get more discerning due to the lack of subsidy from the eliminated deduction.

Park west Village is located between West 97th street and West 100th street, Central Park west and Columbus avenue. Each of the four buildings has just over 400 apartments, concierge, gyms, storage, children’s playroom, live-in-super and parking available. Average common charges and taxes combine for a very low $1 per square foot. Apartment sizes range from studios of about 540 sqft (50m2) start at about $800k, to 2 bedroom/2bathrooms of 1140 sqft(106m2)which start at $1.5 million.

392 CPW apt 9B Lease signed

So much talk about this being the dead time of the year for rentals yet some well priced apartments do rent. A 1 bedroom apartment with an 18′ foot south facing terrace in a full service building with gym, laundry, 24 hour attended lobby and many other amenities was rented for $3,200. Priced below the market to garner a quick rental, it lasted less than 6 weeks on the market even though it listed for rent during the holiday time.

400 Central Park west 11K enters contract

Apartment 11k, a 1 bedroom condo with a south facing 18′ terrace has now entered contract. The building is the 400 Central park west condo which is at the corner of Central Park west and West 100th street on Manhattan’s upper west side. Amenities including storage, parking, 24 hour concierge, gym, childrens’ playroom, laundry, live-in-super, private garden and coming soon renovated interior hallways and a combined heat and power aka cogen system.

Recently in the Real Deal, Jonathan Miller of Miller-Samuel Inc., commented that apartments in the 1 million to $1.5 million have a inventory of about 8 months for condos and 4 months for co-ops. The lower end of the market continues to move well….

 

 

 

Citi Bike installs stations on Upper West side

The Citi Bike stations are now live in the West 90’s. There is a station on West 96th street and Central Park west and also one on West 95th street and Broadway. This makes sense so that instead of waiting for the M96 to take you from CPW to Broadway, you just grab a bike. The one on Central Park west at West 96th street has 52 docks which is a big station.

Today there was an installation of a station on the sidewalk adjacent to the condo complex known as Park West Village. When the sidewalk is wide like the one between 400 CPW and 372 CPW, Citi Bike likes to make sidewalk installations.

Citibke W 96
The Citi Bike station on the parkside of Central Park west at West 96th street is a large station with 52 bikes.
This morning a new station was being installed on the sidewalk between the Vaux condo at 372 CPW and 400 CPW.
This morning a new station was being installed on the sidewalk between the Vaux condo at 372 CPW and 400 CPW.

Upper West side resident tries to combine rent stabilized apartment with another apartment illegally

According to NYPost.com, the rent stabilized tenant at 400 Central Park west apt 1R is trying to illegally combine this 2bd/2ba apartment with the adjacent studio that they own. Apartment 1R is being rented for $1183 per month in a market where similar apartments in the same building have been rented for upwards of $5,000 and similar apartments have sold for nearly $2 million. According to the landlorrd, the tenant is illegally trying to combine this apartment with the studio apartment next door that they own.

400 Central Park west is a doorman condo with approximately 414 apartments, live-in-super, exercise room, laundry room, and playroom. The building is located at the corner of 100th street and Central Park west.

LINK-NYPost.com

400 Central Park west apt 19T enters the Manhattan market

400 Central Park west, a 19 story condo with low monthly charges, and over 400 units has only one available condo for sale. It is apartment 19T which is a JR1 that can easily be converted to a 1 bedroom. The apartment features hard wood floors, plenty of closets, a galley kitchen and a beautiful view of the entire northern section of Central Park and a peak of the Ed Koch bridge.

The asking price is $770k. CC $402 per month and taxes $220 per month.

Part of the reason that there are so few apartments for sale is that besides Central Park, you have Whole Foods, Michael’s, TJ Maxx, Modell’s and Bare burger right around the corner. The building offers parking(wait list) for a reasonable $204 per month and has a laundry room, exercise room, bike storage and an easy sublet policy.

Full listing info

Thinking of buying an apartment on the Upper west side?

According to the NYPost, the upper upper west side from 96th street to 110th street is a section of Manhattan to take a closer look if you are considering purchasing. I have lived in this neighborhood for 11 years in Park West Village- where 4 of the 7 seven buildings are condos and 3 remain rentals. Over the last several years, we have seen the emergence of the Columbus Square shopping center with Whole Foods as the anchor and recent additions include Bare Burger and Yogurt land.

Often overlooked and not mentioned in the NY Post article,  the Park West Village condos include 372,382,392 and 400 Central Park west. One of the few condos on Central Park west, prices have risen but still are a reasonable $1500-1600 per square foot on average with very low monthly charges. Common charges and taxes together for these postwar buildings are about $1 per square foot. So a 1140 square foot 2bd/2ba with a balcony can be had for about $1.8-$1.9 million with monthly charges of about $1200 per month. How many buildings can make that claim?

The Vaux condo as seen from Central Park west. Corner apartments are 2bd/2ba with terrace
The Vaux condo as seen from Central Park west. Corner apartments are 2bd/2ba with terrace

Another offering is the redesigned 360 Central Park west which is at the corner of  96th street and Central Park west. Prices start around $1.6 million for a 1 bedroom apartment.

360 CPW will be converted to condos.
360 CPW will be converted to condos.

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