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Friday, April 4, 2014

What Does Technology Mean To a Real Estate Business?

"Technology is a great way of connecting with people, but it's also created a super transparent marketplace here in New York City" explains Corcoran's Peter Comitini, and while technology has facilitated unprecedented change in our market, as Peter accurately points out, it's all about what he as an agent can bring to the table that goes beyond just finding a listing online. Hear Peter explain the importance of customer service, and how the internet, and his blog in particular, has truly taken his business international.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Robert Shiller on investing in the housing market

I never seem to like this man's opinions, but occasionally find myself in reluctant agreement. Enjoy!

Nobel laureate Robert Shiller talks with WSJ.Money contributor David Wessel about the wisdom of investing in real estate and his provocative proposal to arrest the growth of inequality in the U.S.

Courtesy WSJ

Saturday, November 2, 2013

New York's streets? Not so mean any more

This TED talk highlights some of the many changes in traffic flow and transportation we've seen about town in recent years. Making New York City a better place to live.

As commissioner of the New York City Department of Transportation, Janette Sadik-Khan is responsible for the smooth running of a New York that hides in plain sight... the streets, highways, bridges, signs and lights that make up the bustling metropolis.

Janette Sadik-Khan was appointed commissioner of the New York City Department of Transportation in 2007. For six years, she managed nearly 5,000 employees and was responsible for the operation and management of some 6,300 miles of streets throughout the city's 5 boroughs. Despite her access to a budget of some $2 billion, Sadik-Khan adopted a designer's approach to urban innovation: rapid testing and regular iteration. In other words, try an idea to see if it would work; if it didn't, try something else, no harm done. In Times Square, an iconic New York City location visited by 350,000 people every day, this involved the creation of pedestrian zones by painting the asphalt and putting up some lawn chairs. The success of the approach allowed her to create 50 pedestrian zones throughout the city, in the process repurposing 26 acres of space previously allocated to cars. In 2013, she helped to introduce the instantly-popular Citi Bike bicycle-sharing program to the city, making New York one of the cycling capitals in the United States.

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Experience Harlem

165 West 126th Street, NYC

I'm pleased to announce the first showings of my brand new townhouse exclusive at 165 West 126th Street, this Saturday and Sunday, April 6th and 7th from 11 AM to 3 PM. We'll be open to visitors both days showing this fully renovated, two-family brownstone. It's a luxurious home featuring an owner's garden duplex with finished basement, and an income producing upper duplex too. This building is in excellent condition mechanically, with nicely updated kitchens and baths. Its location is exceptional, sitting on a beautiful brownstone row, and convenient to great shopping, dining, and transportation; 15 minutes to mid-town. This townhouse can be delivered vacant or with income producing tenants in place. The Real Estate Board of New York's Harlem Open House Expo features over 45 properties on view, and we're proud to be a part of it. No appointment needed, please stop by!

Asking price: $2,500,000 |  4 stories | legal two-family | real estate taxes $923 monthly 

See the full listing for 165 West 126th Street »

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