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Meatpacking District Neighborhood New York City Condominiums for Sale

Meatpacking District New York Condominiums for Sale

Meatpacking District New York Condominiums for Sale has become a very in-demand downtown New York real estate community.  The Meatpacking District is ideally located between the West Village and the West Chelsea neighborhoods.  The Meatpacking District is described as a 24-hour community and deserving so.  It’s home to some major attractions such as the Highline Park, Chelsea Market, popular hotels such as the Standard Hotel, Gansevoort, SohoHouse and the Dream Hotel. High end boutique shopping and a variety of restaurants have made the Meatpacking District an undeniable hot-spot for New York City living. Meatpacking District Condos for Sale has established itself as one of the most frequented searches for downtown Manhattan real estate.

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The Meatpacking District itself is located in a historically designated area that protects against the development of new buildings.  It is still zoned as a manufacturing area, even though just a handful of actual Meatpacking related business still call it home.  What this does is create a very tight supply for Meatpacking Districts apartments for sale.  There are just a small number of condominium buildings that would be described as being in or near the Meatpacking District.

 

 

 

Meatpacking District NYC Condominiums:

A search for Meatpacking District Apartments for Sale will bring up apartments in many of the buildings above.  The total number of buildings is not large, but a variety exists in the type of apartment available depending on your individual search. Whether you are looking for a no doorman elevator condominium like 350 West 14th Street, a new construction condominium like 345 West 14th Street,450 West 17th Street or 122 Greenwich Avenue, a full floor boutique residences like those found at 325 West 13th Street or 333 West 14th Street or a luxury loft like the apartments found in 66 Ninth Avenue; you can find it or at least wait until it comes available in one of these Meatpacking District Condominiums for Sale.

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View Meatpacking District New York City Condos for Sale in a larger map

If you want to see more information about each building in the Meatpacking District, click on the corresponding building for a more detailed look at each building to see which building fits your criteria, or give us a call to discuss your needs.

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Market Report for Meatpacking District Condos for Sale April 2013

There are currently 11 Meatpacking District Condominiums for Sale in New York City. The price ranges from a 1 bedroom for $795,000 up to 3 bedroom penthouse for $6,325,000.  A handful of apartments are in-contract, most of them to be found in 345 West 14th Street, this new construction condominium is almost entirely sold out but closings have not begun.

  • Least expensive apartment on the market is a 1 bedroom at 350 West 14th Street The Village Point Condominium asking $795,000
  • The Average Price per Square Foot for a Meatpacking District Condominium is approximately
  • The price per square foot ranges from approximately $1400 sq/ft for entry level apartments up to $3000 sq/ft for new construction penthouse level apartments
  • If you want to receive a list of every apartment that has sold in the Last 30 days in a Meatpacking District Condominium, call Morgan at (917) 837-8869

For more information on condos for sale in the Meatpacking District Neighborhood in New York City, please call us, Morgan Evans and Eileen Hsu, at 917-837-8869. We have all the experience and access to information to help guide you through your search in this competitive marketplace. Contact us today so we can help you with your sarch for the Meatpacking District condominium for sale or for apartments in a surrounding downtown New York City neighborhoods.

 

Are you a parent looking to buy a NYC condo for your son or daughter?

Are you a parent looking to buy a NYC condo for your son or daughter?

One of our expertise as Manhattan condo agents is to educate buyers who are parents looking for a suitable condo for their son or daughter that is currently living in Manhattan New York.

Manhattan New York is a vibrant city, the Real Estate market is one of the kind, unique unlike any other parts of the country or world. Many of our buyers who are parents, they have purchased their home in other places but their previous Real Estate experiences are almost irrelevant when it comes to buying in Manhattan New York.

As parents, you want the best for your young son or daughter, find a suitable condo in a safe and convenient location is the one of our top priority. In addition, we understand your Real Estate purchase is also serving as a long term Real Estate investment, hence it is absolutely beneficial for you to work with us who have extensive experiences working in finding the right property that will meet all of your criteria.

We have work with parents who have young adult son or daughter that go to Columbia University, Fordham Law School, New York University, Stern, Parsons school of design, School of Visual Arts, music school and other well known schools. We also have parents buying for their young professional son or daughter who recently relocate to NYC working for different companies.

Each buyer have very specific and different criterias as we can discuss that when we are on the telephone. Here are few key steps to prepare and understand before your home search

  • Time frame – is your son or daughter current renting an apartment? This is important to know so you can plan ahead.
  • 45 days to 60 days IF YOU PLAN ON PURCHASE IT ALL CASH, cash means money in your bank account, this does NOT include any offshore financing or creative financing. (this does not include New development or new construction buildings. If new buildings, it can be much longer depending on the building, or it can be quick) Typically, the quickest we can close would be 45 days. If it is a cooperative, then it can be 90 or more days subject to condo board approval. If it is new construction condo, it can be two weeks up to unknown period of time depending on construction stage.
  • 60 days or LONGER if FINANCING: If you are planning on financing this investment, be sure to speak to a local Manhattan lender that is familiarize with the market, the lending rules, and the mortgage products that may be suitable for you and your son/daughter.
  • Result Oriented and Diligent Real Estate Agent: We are the market experts to educate you the housing market. Based on our detail discussion when you contact us, we will then customize a home search for you and plan all the necessary steps ahead prior to your trip to NYC. You can read about our other Happy Buyers’ Testimonials about us here: (http://manhattannycondosforsale.com/testimonial-past-clients/)
To avoid any delay or issues during your home search for your son and daughter, it is advantageous for you to team up with agents who have the experience to ensure a smooth process. You may have purchase homes in your home state or country before, but Manhattan New York is a very unique market, and Real Estate is local so it will benefit you as a buyer to best prepare so you do not waste anytime if you plan to visit NYC and identify a property for your son or daughter, call us today to plan this purchase today.

Smart and savvy buyers work with agents like ourselves, contact us today at (917)837-8869 to experience result oriented agents.

New York Columbus Circle Holiday Market

New York Columbus Circle Holiday Market

This unique market is at 59th Street at the intersection of Columbus Circle on Central West is one of the best places for holiday shopping and eating in all of Manhattan.

There are some of the best local artisans, bakers, jewelry and small gifts by over 100 local small businesses come together to form what has become an outdoor fair.

One of a few outdoor holiday market’s in Manhattan, The Columbus Circle Holiday market has what we consider the best location.  Right at the entrance of Central Park on 59th Street and Central Park West, you can shop, eat and entertain yourself and then walk right into Central Park.

There is a wide variety of shopping opportunities within the holiday market. There is something for everybody, it will give you the ability to buy for just about anybody on your shopping list and you can snack on some delicious food in the meantime.

Hours of Operation for 2012:

  • November 28th – December 24th, 2012
  • Monday – Saturday, 10:00am to 8:00pm
  • Sunday, 10:00am to 7:00pm
  • Monday, December 24th, 10:00 to 4:00pm

This is a must see and then walk over to the Time Warner Center to get warm and do some more traditional shopping or take a stroll in Central Park.

The Christmas Tree at Rockefeller Center

The Christmas Tree at Rockefeller Center

If you only have few hours to sight seeing in Manhattan New York, we would recommend you to go see “the tree”. Every year, many visitors come to Manhattan New York to see this Christmas Tree at Rockefeller Center.

Here are some interesting fun facts about this spectacular tree:

  • It’s a Noweigan Spruce
  • The tallest tree on record was in 1999, 100 feet tall (2012 Height-80 ft)
  • The star on top of the tree since 2004 weighs 550 lbs
  • The tree is donated every year
  • The estimated cost of the tree is $73,500
  • The 2012 Tree survived Hurricane Sandy from Flanders, New Jersey

If you’ve made it to the Christmas Tree at Rockefeller Center you will also be able to see the ice skating rink, the window displays and decorations along Fifth Avenue, and will have the opportunity to do some world class shopping along Fifth Avenue.

Seeing the Christmas Tree at Rockefeller Center is also a FREE event, no admission necessary.

One World Trade Center Freedom Tower-New York City’s tallest building

Today April 30, 2012, One World Trade Center, also know as Freedom Tower has technically became New York City’s tallest building. Today, the workers erected steel columns on the 100th floor, 1,271 feet above the street, to make it stand 21 feet higher than the Empire State Building’s observation deck.

Lower Manhattan especially in Financial District has becoming a very popular and residential neighborhood in the recent years. We have sold many units to savvy international investors knowing that this is the neighborhood to watch and to invest now. The completion of the World Trade Center will bring in much more retail space, large transit hub, and many more international residents into the neighborhood and area. We believe this is a great neighborhood to invest and keep an eye on for so many reasons.

If you or someone would like to invest in Manhattan New York today and want to work with market experts to advise you which neighborhood has the highest appreciation potential to invest, we encourage to give us a call today at (917) 837-8869 or email us. http://manhattannycondosforsale.com/contact/

New York Rockefeller Center in Midtown Manhattan (SPRING)

Rockefeller Center in Midtown Manhattan New York

Rockefeller Center is one of the most iconic landmark in Midtown Manhattan New York. This is also where the famous Christmas Tree is during the holiday season. This is also the home of television station NBC is located, TV programs such as The Today show, 30 Rock, SNL Saturday Night Live, Jimmy Fallon, and few other great shows are filmed or originated at this location.

The television station NBC also have NBC Studio Tours that you can purchase tickets to tour around the building and in different studios, control room, and other behind the stage cool spots.  Another fun tour to do is TOP OF THE ROCK Observation deck, it is 70 stories high and there are spectacular Central Park and Manhattan skyline view once you arrived at the observation deck.

Be sure to visit New York Rockefeller Center next time you are in New York city. If you would like to find a home here in Manhattan New York or near Rockefeller Center, work with us the market and neighborhood experts. Call us today at (917)837-8869 so we can guide you through the process.

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Manhattan New York Street Fair on Spring or Summer weekends

We love Manhattan New York, it is a great city to be at!

One of the cool reason to love New York is its fun Street Fair when the weather gets warm in the Spring/Summer time on the weekends. Either on a Saturday or Sunday, the city of Manhattan shut down a part of the Avenue and city blocks for few hours to host street fairs. The street fair is packed with vendors with exciting ethnic or traditional eats (sandwiches, corn on the cob, barbecue or popcorn) or small stands that sells everything from iPhone cases, Music CD/DVDs, dresses, rugs to small handmade jewelry…array of little things.

Today we were running some errands and happened to walk into a street fair, weather was perfect for it. This particular street fair is the Sixth Avenue Chelsea Festival (Sixth Avenue between 23rd Street to 32nd Street).

(when we looked up, we can see the iconic Empire State Building.)

We live and work in Manhattan New York, we have true passion for this vibrant city. We know Manhattan New York neighborhoods and all the great things to do in the city. If you are thinking to relocate to Manhattan New York, contact us today at (917)837-8869.

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Beautiful Easter Sunday in Central Park

Beautiful Easter Sunday in Central Park
We love New York, and we especially love Central Park, the city oasis. We are full time Real Estate agents live only few city blocks away from this gorgeous park in the center of island of Manhattan.

Easter Sunday was a beautiful day, temperature was in the 60s, Manhattannites took the time to soak in the sun and relax on the green lawn whereever possible. We also took a stroll in the Park to catch some sun rays ourselves.

If you would like to find a home near Central Park and would like to work with neighborhood experts, we can help.

We are full time Real Estate agents live near Central Park in the Upper West Side neighborhood of Manhattan New York we invite you to give us a call today at (917)837-8869.

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Spring Flowers display at Rockefeller Center in Midtown Manhattan


Penthouse Condo for sale in Manhattan New York

A Manhattan NY penthouse for sale is often regarded as the essence of luxury living in New York City.
A city full of skyscrapers a penthouse apartment allows you the ability to live at the top. A New York City Condominium penthouse possesses a variety of distinctive characteristics which set them apart from a traditional apartment.   Looking out from your Manhattan penthouse you  will  see the iconic Manhattan  landmarks such as Central Park, the Empire State Building, the Statue of Liberty, Hudson River to East River views and the Manhattan city skyline.

What is a NYC Manhattan Penthouse?
A Manhattan Penthouse is typically found on the top floor of an apartment building. In new construction condominiums you will typically have a series of the top floors in the building with the “Penthouse” or “PH” designation.

A penthouse typically shares a certain number of common characteristics:
  • A NYC Penthouse usually is much larger in size than the other apartments in the same building
  • Outdoor space is common including a private roof top garden, setback terraces, or large balconies.  In Manhattan having your own private outdoor space is a true luxury and epitome of a luxurious lifestyle
  • Panoramic Views are quite common.  Living in one of the top floors if not the top floor will allow you the best views Manhattan has to offer but with the peace and quiet of a top floor apartment
  • Unique Layouts-Duplex(Two Floor), Triplex(Three Floor), or Full Floor Apartments are typically found on the penthouse level of a building.  Now your apartment is like a home, but on top of a luxury condominium building.
  • The most sought after and rare penthouses will have features such as a Penthouse with a private pool or hot tub, penthouse with a wood or gas burning fireplace, private elevator access, full floor penthouses.
  • A New Construction condominium Penthouse offers the finest in today’s modern convenience?

Why Purchase a Manhattan NYC Penthouse Condominium?
If you find yourself in the position to buying your own piece of Manhattan, a penthouse condominium offers a luxury lifestyle of New York City.

  • Living in the top floor of a condominium will provide you with breathtaking views of Manhattan.  Looking out towards Central Park, the Statue of Liberty, the Empire State Building or river views will all be at your fingertips.
  • Some of the most exclusive and unique apartments will be penthouses, living in one will allow you a truly unique one of a kind Manhattan experience.
  • Manhattan New York view is better from the top. After a busy day you will be able to come back to your penthouse apartment and look out quietly  on Manhattan from your penthouse condominium
  • Penthouses represent the best Manhattan Real Estate has to offer.  Extraordinary views, personalized layouts with an attention to detail, and outdoor space that is truly desirable.
Where do I go to buy a Manhattan Penthouse Condominium?
We offer our penthouse buyers a level of service that is centered in having a detailed understanding of the condominium penthouse market in Manhattan.  The Manhattan condominium market is specialized for penthouse sales.   We know that a penthouse buyer has many specific needs when it comes to the penthouse unit they will call home.  Whether they are looking for a unique exposure, outdoor space spacious enough to entertain, private and exclusive entrances to the building, we accommodate all these needs through our understanding of the market.

Call us today at (917)837-8869 or email us to set up a private consultation
to discuss the Manhattan Condominium penthouse that you are looking to buy. (http://manhattannypenthousesforsale.com/contact-us/)

450 West 17th Street New York NY 10011(the Caledonia Condominium)

450 West 17th Street-The Caledonia Condominium) is located in the heart of the Meat Packing District of West Chelsea and literally right next to the High Line Park. If you are looking for a condo near the High Line Park you couldn’t get any closer as there is access from the park into the building.  The Caledonia is one of the most prime West Chelsea Condominium buildings for a number of reasons.

The location of the Caledonia is in the most prime section of the Meat Packing and West Chelsea neighborhood at 450 West 17th Street. Just a few years old, with occupancy in the later half of 2008, the Caledonia is a 24 story, 180 unit condominium building with a large mix of apartments.  The Caledonia also has a rental building attached to it on the lower Eight Story tall northern section of the building.  The building sold out very quickly, made up of a variety of sized condos, from studio’s to 3 Bedrooms and larger combination units.  Some condos for sale at the Caledonia have outdoor terraces, taking advantage of the beautiful and mainly unobstructed views of the Hudson River, downtown Manhattan skyline and High Line Park.

Many people looking for a condo near the High Line Park decided to purchase at the Caledonia. The developer’s of the building, The Related Group, are one of the most well established and respected real estate development companies in Manhattan.  They consistently develop many successful condominium buildings all over Manhattan.  On this project Related was in co-development with Taconic Investment Partners.   The location, quality of construction, views from the apartments were all very desired, but adding to that is a wealth of amenities that the building gives it’s residents.  Starting off with a full time doorman and concierge there is a Culture Lounge by Assouline, a Zen Meditation Garden, for the fitness lovers a Equinox Gym within the building, a landscaped roof deck, an entertainment lounge with private accessible terrace, children’s playroom, a business center, bike storage and garage in the building.

The Caledonia was the first big new condominium built along the High Line Park.  It acts as one of the southern anchors for condos near the High Line.  Almost all of the more recent development of condos near the High Line have been built north of where the Caledonia sits at 17th Street.  The apartments themselves at the Caledonia are going to be everything that you would expect and want from a new construction condominium in this West Chelsea Meat Packing District neighborhood.

The apartment interiors were all designed by New York based and world renowned Clodagh Design.  Kitchens are equipped with top of the line appliances, Sub-Zero refrigerators with double freezer drawers, Viking ovens, Wolf cook tops, Miele dishwashers.  You couldn’t ask for better equipped chef caliber kitchens.  The bathrooms will feature soaking tubs, separate shower stalls, custom double vessel sinks in the larger sized apartments.

Even thought the Caledonia is a large building there are not that many apartments currently available on the market. This low amount of supply is evidence of the highly desirable nature of the building and this West Chelsea neighborhood.  Art galleries, the High Line Park, Chelsea Market, shopping, restaurants, and nightlife area all close by in the Meat Packing District.

So far in 2011 there have been over 15 closed sales for condominiums at The Caledonia at 450 West 17th Street:

  • Junior 1 Bedroom Sales at the Caledonia Condominium: From $735,000-$830,000
  • 1 Bedroom Sales at the Caledonia Condominium: From $922,000 – $1,325,000
  • 2 Bedroom Sales at the Caledonia Condominium: From $1,550,000 – $3,200,000
  • 3 Bedroom Sales at the Caledonia Condominium: From $2,800,000 – $4,575,000

The Caledonia is a building with a variety of layouts and differently sized apartments even within each bedroom category.  Higher floor apartments with better exposures are going to command higher pricing.  If you want specific information about a certain type of apartment, contact us and we will provide you with the breakdown of pricing for that size of apartment.

Call us directly today at (917)837-8869 or email us by completing the form below.

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Use Local Experts for your Manhattan New York condo purchase

Manhattan New York is an international city, we work with both buyers and sellers are from another state or country. In a typical Manhattan Real Estate transaction, there are many parties involved in a transaction: 2 or more attorneys, 2 Real Estate agents, Buyers and sellers, Title company, Mortgage professionals, and etc. At the closing table, often there are almost 10 people attending one closing.

In many occasions, our sellers or buyers often have previous work or business contacts that they prefer to use from another part of the world, country or even state (sometimes, it is a family relative, friend, or someone referred by someone they know.)

CAUTION! Every local Real Estate market has its own rules, laws and policies, by using the local experts, it will benefit you as the buyer or seller to have the most smooth transaction without stress or unexpected obstacles.

In a Real Estate transaction in Manhattan New York, below two are the key experts that you absolutely should use an local expert.

  • Attorney PLEASE use a Manhattan New York based REAL ESTATE attorney (this means not just any attorney can do the job, Real Estate attorney that is currently practice in New York is a must) that is familiarize with the type of property you are purchasing. Whether is condo or co-op or townhouse, be sure they have a stellar reputation and track record in representing clients. Many buyers use the amount of fee the attorney charge as a way to chose the attorney, it is good to be frugal, but their track record should be the most important thing and not the fee they charge. A good attorney can minimize your risk in the transaction, protect you from many unknown.
  • Mortgage Consultants – Buying in Manhattan New York is unique and very different than buying in any other state, county, or country. Mortgage consultants who has experiences working in Manhattan New York market will know how to navigate through the co-op or condo management to obtain the information they need in order to push your application through. They will also have a keen sense of the deadline in the contract and work with the Real Estate agents to get the coop or condo board package together.
  • Real Estate agents – As Active and full time Real Estate agents, we pride ourselves in working efficiently with our buyers and sellers to maximize their Manhattan investment. When working with buyers, we discuss the overall goals and timeframe, explaining the different housing inventory and expected price range, recommend appropriate mortgage consultant, accountant, attorneys(if needed), select the best suited property, negotiate essential terms for the buyer, facilitate the contract signing, working on condo/coop application, final walk through checklist, and eventual success sale. When working with sellers, our interest is always to maximize the seller’s profit in the most current market, set the price ahead of the market, creative and aggressively market the property, qualify buyers and negotiate favorable terms for the seller and facilitate the sale to closing table. To benefit your purchase or sale of your property, call us at 917 837 8869 so we can discuss strategies in detail.
Call us today (917)837-8869 to find your perfect Manhattan New York investment.
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How to determine a good Manhattan NY condo investment?

We talked with a lady from California today who is looking to purchase a condo investment here in Manhattan New York because she believes now is a good time to invest in Manhattan New York.  I can definitely appreciate her views as we are seeing a lot of sale activities in this market and many of our serious buyers are finding good long term investments with our help.

We discussed her investment goals and we will stay in touch via emails until she arrives in New York in two weeks. Before we hang up the phone, she asked me what determines a good Manhattan New York condo investment.

Below are the three big points in my suggestions to her:

Location: Convenient location for public transportation, New Yorkers rely on public transportation such as subway, trains and buses.  If the building is near a subway station, the condo is much easier to rent out or resell in the future. Nobody ever complains about having too many transportation options, but they definitely complain about having to walk 15 minutes just to get to a subway.

Carrying charge: Assuming this is an all cash purchase with no mortgage payment. The owner (or landlord) is responsible to pay monthly condo common charge and Real Estate taxes. So the lower combined carrying charge (the common charge and Real Estate taxes), the more net profit there is on the investment. Every building is different when it comes to the common charges and real estate taxes so determining the value proposition each building has is a necessary aspect of the purchase.

Sale price: The sales price of the condo is relevant to what has been sold in the building before, for example, if in the same building, condition, exposure, square footage size and layout is the same sold for $920,000 last week, and you can buy the downstairs unit with identical condition and layout for $900,000 because the seller is very motivated, then you may be buying a deal, relative to units in the building. When it comes to sales price comparison of ‘a deal’, it is always ideal to compare within the same building, same neighborhood, same period of time (month/week), condition and exposure of the condo to determine if it is a good deal or not.

When determining a good Manhattan New York condo investment, ultimately we are talking about a property that is going to hold it’s value and have the best opportunity to maximize appreciation in the future.  Every person comes with their own thoughts on what makes a good investment, but as an active real estate agent in the Manhattan condominium market our experience will help you make a more well informed buying decision.

Call us today at (917)837-8869 so we can discuss how to maximize your investment.

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