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November 2007

November 29, 2007

Video: Tribeca & Lower Manhattan development

The Stoler Report recently focused on Tribeca and Lower Manhattan development, and will be of particular interest to my readers. These two broadcasts archived on at their Web site cover residential and hotel developement, retail space, and office leasing in the downtown market.

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November 26, 2007

Open House theives nabbed

Two women were arrested on Saturday in connection with a string of thefts at five open houses over the past month according to a report in today's Daily News

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November 22, 2007

real estate purchases great and small

You've been nice, so treat yourself to that new penthouse loft you so well deserve this holiday season, or if your budget is a little tighter, get a book about decorating one. Either way, start your search here.

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November 15, 2007

"love the apartment, but it's too noisy"

The throbbing pulse of Manhattan is something that many of us would rather not have follow us into our homes. What can be done about the street noise? A pretty common question I get from customers that find an apartment they love, but on a busy street. Some of the most expensive lofts in the city are on bustling lower Broadway. What do those owners do about the street noise? Many have turned to solutions like cityproof windows which can quite effectively soundproof an apartment. I was asked that question just today and remembered this video clip from Open House New York, so here it is for that customer, and the rest of noisy New York City too.

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November 14, 2007

Real Estate's most wanted

Doug Heddings at TrueGothman has posted the first glimpses of two thieves that visited his open house of his last week. They are captured from security cameras in the lobby and elevator.

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November 13, 2007

Workplace safety

There's a report about an Open House Robbery posted by Doug at True Gotham that took place last Sunday. Hundreds of open houses that are held each week without incident, and one of the most effective ways to expose a home to buyers. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend doing them for a moment, with a few common sense precautions added.

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November 6, 2007

Utilizing the value in a home's equity

We again welcome Barbara Corcoran with a Q&A on how to best utilize the equity in a home from her column 'Ask Barbara' in the New York Daily News.

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November 3, 2007

My first year as a real estate blogger

Today marks the first anniversary of my blogging adventure. I'd like to take a moment to thank our subscribers and frequent readers for their interest and support. It has been a lot of work, but the feed back from the public and my professional colleagues has made it really worthwhile. Web traffic analytics show that I'm being read in 103 countries globally and visitors click through and read an average of over 2 stories on each visit. I'm encouraged by that broad based, quality readership.

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