US head of IKEA sees first US city-center location as “widening our touch points with customers.”
Developers spend three years to gut renovate 1832 semi-detached single family house in Brooklyn Heights. … Dramatic circular wood staircase located in the center of the home connects all five floors.
Just don’t live too close … . Studies show sales prices lower for homes directly adjacent to the highway compared with homes not directly adjacent. And sales prices fell 0.8% with each unit increase in traffic volume. In 2015 Florida study, prices dropped 2.5% with each additional mile of driving distance between a house and the nearest highway on-ramp.
Helpful easy to understand article on survival in tax overhaul law of 1031 exchanges for real estate investment transactions
Heartwarming story about a couple who loved their longtime summer cottage on Deer Isle, Maine so much that they decided that during their retirement they wanted to live full time on the Island . So nearing the age of 70, they built a 2600 square foot energy-efficient winter house with solar panels on the roof that provides heat and hot water for the house. Now, they live on the Island year round.
Fun story about a Brooklyn couple’s two year search to find the right two family house in Ridgewood, Queens. … And the responsibilities of maintaining an older property.
Sands Point, N.Y. home with views of Long Island Sound that originally asked $38 million is being auctioned on October 27 without a reserve price …. If your bid is successful, I can be your closing attorney.
A couple from Oslo pays $2.1 million in 2013 for a 1970s prefab house outside the Norwegian capital and then spends $1.5 million making it over including adding air conditioning and an outdoor pool. Now, the only thing old at the property is their 1963 Jaguar E-Type car which sits in the driveway.
Article points to rising mortgage interest rates, shortage of construction labor, and increased cost of materials like concrete and labor, raising builder costs for new home starts. But perhaps the resale home market will benefit from the lower supply of new homes being built? And local markets affected by hurricane damage like in North Carolina will likely require extension rebuilding of homes and temporary housing for those displaced from their homes. What do you think?
With Anna Zahova, of MyPropertyNYC, Host, and Marc Supcoff, Esq.
"The chameleon of construction" according to Amy Gammerman, author of the WSJ article. Building a reinforced concrete home may cost more, but they are energy efficient (in summer and winter) and more disaster resistant. Who knew? Famous 20th Century Architects Le Corbusier, Paul Rudolph and Louis Kahn all experimented with concrete in their designs. For sure, their designs were way ahead of their times!
NYC Real Estate agent Anna Zahova is your host and construction and real estate attorney Marc Supcoff is guest interviewee.
The Law Offices has obtained summary judgment on behalf of a New York women's clothing company that filed suit in 2016 against a national retailer for breach of contract and account stated for failure to pay for purchase order goods delivered and accepted by the retailer. Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Andrew S. Borrok also dismissed the retailers' counterclaims. hashtag#supremecourt hashtag#breachofcontract hashtag#purchaseorders
Disinterest in construction work is contributing to a labor shortage that has meant fewer homes built and rising prices—possibly for years to come
This is GroundBreakers NYC podcast where Marc Supcoff is interviewed by MyPropertyNYC Host Anna Zahova.
Interview With Marc Supcoff on The Real Estate Buying Process in NYC
Having just returned from spending 5 fabulous days in Copenhagen, I could not help but notice this article on the resort town of Skagen. According to local architect Alfred Hansen, "the location is the luxury." ... On my next summer trip to Denmark, I want to include Skagen!
As both an experienced litigatior and AAA-trained mediator, I support this pilot program in Manhattan Supreme Court offering commercial contract disputing parties with claims under $500,000 to mediate their dispute early in the litigation process. ... The succsss rate for mediation is significant: In nine months from May 2017 through January, 145 cases were referred to mediation through the pilot program, according to court data. Of the 99 cases that have completed mediation, 50 were settled.