Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Best type of investment property in New York



By Wei Min Tan

Our clients, who are successful business owners or corporate executives from around the world, invest in Manhattan, New York property for diversification and long term stable asset growth. To this end, Manhattan, New York property, given its stable appreciation trend over time, meets the objective very well.

As we often explain to buyer clients, Manhattan property will not appreciate 50 percent a year like in certain emerging countries. This is because Manhattan, New York is not a speculative market. About 70 percent of buyers in Manhattan are locals, buying property to live in. This makes market prices stable. A market becomes volatile when majority of buyers are investors and even more volatile if these investors are from one or two countries.

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Q2, 2016 Manhattan Market Performance


By Wei Min Tan


1) Average price per sqft of a Manhattan Condo was $2,073, up 30 percent compared to a year ago.  The average Condo apartment was $2.758 million in Q2.  This is skewed upwards as driven by new development closings.  

Friday, July 8, 2016

Brexit's impact on New York property


Two weeks since Brexit and global markets continue to adjust to this new uncertainty.  The pound sterling declined to a 30 year low.  The British and world markets continue their reactions.

Here are potential impacts to New York property as result of Brexit.

1) New York edges past London as top property destination for foreign investors
London and New York property have always been competitors for foreign investment.  Both are regarded as the most prime and secure markets in the world, a safe place for asset diversification.  

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Role of a Buyer's Broker


A buyer's broker identifies good deals and advises on the Upsides and Downsides of each property. Then, negotiates price and brings in the team to close the deal. Glad to contribute to this NY1 segment.

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

5 Things To Know About New York's LLC Disclosure Rule


By Wei Min Tan

1.  What is the new rule?
New York is piloting a new disclosure rule that requires LLCs to disclose the names of its members.  This new rule, on a test run, will take effect from March till August 2016.  The rule is aimed at uncovering money laundering activity.

2.  What types of property are affected?
The rule will only impact transactions involving:
(i) all cash
(ii) property priced at $3 million or higher
(iii) LLC (limited liability company) ownership

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Interviewed by DNAinfo: 5 Things To Know About How Foreign Buyers Affect Local Real Estate


By Amy Zimmer | January 26, 2016 7:12pm 

Sunday, January 31, 2016

3 Strategies When Investing In New York Condos


The core of the Manhattan, New York residential condominium market for investment purposes lies in the $1 million to $4 million price point.  This segment represents the studio to 3 bedroom sizes which are most in demand.  Anything larger than a 3 bedroom in Manhattan is a mansion by our standards.  Here are three strategies we use when recommending investment buys to our clients.

http://castle-avenue.com/New-York-property-investing-strategies.html