Monday, June 20, 2011

Chinese buyers New York property

Chinese Buyers Trickle into New York real estate - The Real Deal

Interviewed by The Real Deal on Chinese buyers of New York luxury property.  A large portion of our clients are foreign buyers from Asia - China, Hong Kong, Singapore, Korea.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Manhattan, New York Residential Architecture

Manhattan Residential Architecture

Residential architecture in Manhattan is wide and varied in its style and age.  This is of no surprise since the city has been in existence since the 1600’s.  As an architect it’s always gratifying to look at the breadth of architecture the city is home to.  Here in Manhattan one can find virtually any style of building constructed in America beginning with Fraunces Tavern built in 1719, itself originally a residence.  

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Chinese Buying New York Property (interviewed by Bloomberg)

Wealthy Chinese investors have been snapping up New York luxury residential property especially during the past 1 year.  Bloomberg interviewed me on the trend and below is the article, note the section under Trump appeal. 

Chinese on Global Homebuying Spree as Local Markets Tighten On a sunny Saturday in early June, Larry Zhou strolled the floor of a property exhibition in Hong Kong, wondering whether it was time to buy another home -- not in the city, where residential prices have soared 50 percent in the past two years, but maybe in Thailand or Malaysia.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

New York luxury property overview

New York Luxury Property Overview

Our foreign buyers are divided into two groups - clients who want to get a piece of Manhattan, New York and clients who want to get the best of Manhattan, New York.  This article is about the latter and what luxury property means in Manhattan.  Luxury in this context refers to the most expensive apartments.

A luxury property in Manhattan usually have one or more of the features below.  The most luxurious apartments will have all the below.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Foreign Investor New York Property

1.0 Overview for the foreign investor
1.1 Why New York
1.2 Can foreigners buy property in Manhattan, New York?
1.3  What type pf properties are popular amongst foreign / international buyers?
1.4  What are expenses associated with owning a property in Manhattan?
1.5  Financing for foreign / international buyers
1.6  Cash buyers
1.7  Transaction costs
1.8 Taxes, taxes, taxes
1.9  How does the agent / broker fee work when buying or selling?
1.10.  How does the agent fee work when renting?
1.11  Should I use more than one agent?
1.12 What are the best areas in Manhattan for investment?
1.13  Does buyer have to be in New York for the closing?

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Chinese Real Estate Agent New York

As Founder of Castle Avenue Team at Rutenberg Realty, I am pleased to share that we are expanding marketing efforts to serve Chinese buyers of Manhattan, New York real estate.  Over the past 2 years, we have seen an explosion of Chinese buyers from mainland China and Hong Kong.  Buyers from Singapore, Taiwan and Malaysia are also increasingly diversifying funds into Manhattan property.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Bathroom Shower Design for New York Apartments

By: Darren China, R.A.

Bathrooms in Manhattan, New York homes always seem to be too small, tight, cramped…old.  There is also an over abundance of tubs. I find that clients typically wish to remove the tubs as they do not work for the way in which they actually live.  As an architect I always advise clients to maintain at least one tub in their home whether it be for resale value, a yet to arrive new born or for an elderly individual where a bath tub may be more feasible, certainly a tub in every bathroom is not needed.  This leads to the design of bathroom showers that not only work well in the allotted space but that feature elements that work well for modern day living.  Here are four of those elements: