Friday, August 3rd, 2012

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The less heralded New York City views — the ones without an Empire State Building or Chrysler Building lighting up the night sky — sneak up on you over time and make you really fall in love with the Big Apple. Standing tall above the rooftops of Greenwich Village, this high-floor apartment at classic 11 Fifth Avenue has some of the most expansive views of the historic neighborhood. If being a few steps away from Washington Square Park isn’t enough, we think that the views of the neighborhood’s eclectic architecture — pre-war, mid-century and modern — are a beautiful sight. Guess being 20 floors up has its advantages.



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Welcome to Ten, CORE founder and CEO Shaun Osher’s rapid-fire interview series with prominent CORE figures. Read on to find out how this week’s subject deals with being on the hot seat.

core_080212_elizabeth_keeOn the eve of her third anniversary at CORE, Elizabeth Kee has firmly established herself as a rising star in the industry, one who has shown great skill in managing and executing deals at all levels, including both residential and commercial property. And it’s no secret why she’s been so successful: real estate is in her blood. Read on for Elizabeth’s thoughts about the industry, and for more on Elizabeth’s background, click here.

1) How did you get into the business?
Since I was a small child, I have been obsessed with real estate. My parents were in the side-business of flipping houses. Instead of reading “the funnies” on Sunday morning, I preferred to read the Real Estate section.

2) Who is your mentor?
My mother has always been my mentor. She is a successful entrepreneur who I learned my professionalism, work ethic and business skills from. She is an amazing businesswoman and a fantastic mother – a very tough balance to maintain.

3) You’ve become very successful in a short time. What do you attribute this success to?
Real estate is my passion. When your career and your hobby are the same, it is nearly impossible not to be successful.

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Wednesday, August 1st, 2012

When looking for a real loft space, buyers have a mental checklist: high ceilings, big windows, open floor plans. But we also love the privacy that a full-floor loft affords, not to mention the multiple exposures. Here are three of our favorite “full-floors” on the market right now.

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Where: 77 Hudson Street, 5FLR
Size: 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom
Asking:$1,999,000
Listed by: Ryan Fitzpatrick

Tribeca is known for great loft apartments, and here’s one on the fifth floor of a boutique building on a top block. The space has three exposures — including a dramatic expanse of five east-facing windows — as well as an enormous great flanked by an open chef’s kitchen, though the residence is probably defined by its exposed original wood beams. At this price point, it should be high on the list of any loft hunter looking for a Tribeca home.

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