Sullivan Properties Fall Newsletter 2019

Fall is upon us and the time to buy is now!

Inventory is abundant with a lot of properties on the market for much longer than sellers and their agents would like. The number of sales, along with prices, dropped dramatically in almost every category of real estate.  A lot of buyers rushed to close before changes to “Mansion Tax” went into effect.  Low mortgage rates helped to keep the decline from being even sharper.  As a buyer, now is the perfect time to take advantage of cooling sales.

As an expert in New York City real estate, I would be thrilled to help you find the perfect new home or investment property. If you’re interested in purchasing or even curious about what is available, please don’t hesitate to contact me for a personalized relevant inventory report.

Sources: New York TimesForbes


AVAILABLE FOR SALE!

CLINTON HILL LANDMARKED MANSION
This 30′ wide, freestanding house is set back from the street and features a wrought-iron front porch and driveway. Front and side gardens wrap around the property, leading to a quiet and charming backyard.

A generous entry foyer leads to Parlor floor perfect for entertaining with large great room, formal dining room, kitchen, full and half baths, and direct access to the backyard.

The Garden level features two spacious income-producing units, each with individual entrance. The back unit—featuring two bedrooms and two full baths— is completely renovated with heated floors, custom cabinetry and all the modern amenities one desires.

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION


OCTOBER IS ARCHTOBER IN NEW YORK CITY

(Photo by Erik Bardin)

Archtober: A Month of Lectures, Tours, and Films About Architecture
Entire Month of October

Below is a short list of interesting events being held.  Click the link below for a full list.
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/01/arts/design/archtobe-new-york.html 

Harbor Line Architecture Tours: Daily architecture sightseeing tours from the waters surrounding New York City
Pier 62 at Chelsea Piers

October 4 – 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Cocktails & Conversation: Marlon Blackwell and Billie Tsien
Center for Architecture – 536 LaGuardia Place

October 12-19
Design Week: Free admission and educational programs
Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum – 2 East 91st Street

October 25 – 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Pumpkitecture!  Architectural Pumpkin Carving Competition
Center for Architecture

October 27 – 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Family Build and Wear Workshop: Children and parents create their own architecture-themed Halloween costumes
Center for Architecture

(Photo by Erik Bardin)

Open House New York Weekend
October 18-20
From historical to contemporary, residential to industrial, hundreds of architectural sites throughout the five boroughs are open to visit, with tours, talks, performances, and other special events taking place over the course of OHNY Weekend.  Most of the site visits are free.  Registration is required in advance for some locations.  Locations include Brooklyn Army Terminal, the tiny Mmuseumm, Plymouth Church, and the Wyckoff House Museum.

https://ohny.org/weekend


TIPS & TRICKS FOR MOVING

Moving can be a daunting task.  Below are some tips and things to keep in mind to hopefully make your move more seamless and less stressful.

  • Many buildings (rental buildings, co-ops, and condos) have strict moving policies.  Be sure to review your lease, house rules, etc. to be aware of any such policies.  These rules can include requiring a Certificate of Insurance from the moving company, a deposit, hours restrictions and more.
  • Measure the doors and spaces of your new spaces.  This will eliminate any surprise that furniture doesn’t fit.
  • Check the “free” section of Craigslist for moving boxes.  Oftentimes, those who have just moved are looking to recycle the boxes.
  • If you’re moving in the warmer months, install your AC BEFORE your move!
  • Tip your movers.

Hiring the Right Movers:

  • Insurance – always make sure the moving company you hire is fully insured and able to provide any required certificates of insurance.
  • Obtain quotes for at least 3 companies so you can compare and make the best decision.
  • Have all 3 or your final selection do a thorough walk-through of your current space, if possible, before the move.
  • Ask your friends!  Recommendations from friends, family or even social media can point you in the right direction instead of starting from scratch.

 

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