House Call: 225 East 79th Street, 9CD

09 December, 2016 posted by: CORE


225 East 79th Street, 9CD

Tracey Hung
Lic. Assoc. Real Estate Broker
Licensed as Tracey L Hung

Alice Kipperman
Lic. Real Estate Salesperson
Licensed as Alice S Kipperman

Offered at $1,450,000, this warm 2-bedroom co-op on the Upper East Side features beautiful details including beamed ceilings and original oak floors, upholding its classic prewar style. Stop by this weekend and get a closer look at this lovely home!

Sun, Dec 11, 12:30 – 2:00


VoiceAmerica with Adie Kriegstein

08 December, 2016 posted by: CORE


Earlier this week, CORE agent Adie Kriegstein was a guest panelist on “Good Morning New York, Real Estate” with Vince Rocco. The topic of discussion was closing costs and the tremendous impact they can have on a deal and the future plans of both the buyer and seller. Take a listen and find out what Adie has to say about this subject and much more.

Click here to listen to the entire episode: Adie Kriegstein on Good Morning New York, Real Estate


Hot Topic: Downtown Rebound

07 December, 2016 posted by: CORE


What’s the latest with the downtown luxury-condo market? Last week, Shaun Osher was featured in The Wall Street Journal discussing how the downtown market is transitioning into a desired place to live. He specifically mentions his and Emily Beare’s lisitngs at 87 Leonard and how the condo conversion exemplifies this new shift. This development and others similar are making this part of town red hot!

Click here to read the full article: Luxury-Condo Market Is Starting to Rebound In Downtown Manhattan


Best Apartment I Ever Sold: 32 West 20th Street, 5

06 December, 2016 posted by: CORE


Best Apartment I Ever Sold invites our agents to share the unique story of their best selling experience to date. This week, learn why John Harrison sale at 32 West 20th Street, 5 is his best one yet.

One of my favorite transactions ever was selling 32 West 20th Street, 5, a 4,000-square foot-loft space in Chelsea. What made this particular space so unique was that it was the former home of an artist, the late Lenore Tawney, who spent her final days weaving a tapestry of her life through all of her works and the loft itself. With little more than a small corner of space to herself where she slept, Lenore devoted the massive loft to the stacks, arrangements and hanging of various forms of mixed media artwork.

The challenge in selling 32 West 20th Street, 5 was to present an entirely usable space for a person to envision creating their own renovation while intentionally echoing the artistic spirit that defined the loft for so many years.

Working with the estate we decided to remove only duplicates of some of the art that had been collected on site. The estate agreed to leave behind some of the more iconic works of art that represented Lenore as an artist and evoked her contribution to her craft.

As we ushered potential buyers through 32 West 20th Street, 5, they realized that the loft was not just a “gallery” that someone also called home but rather an amazing opportunity to own an incredible space that had served one person’s creativity and would just as easily serve the next.

Ultimately, we found just the right buyers that fell in love not only with Lenore’s vision but the possibility to create their own.

Selling real estate means investing in people’s stories: helping some share those stories, and helping others write the next chapter in their own. For this reason, 32 West 20th Street, 5 is the best apartment I ever sold.


Trends & Tides: NYC Real Estate Market Snapshot from the Trenches

05 December, 2016 posted by: CORE


Trends & Tides’ takes a look at the ever changing environment of New York City real estate – past, present and future – by offering observations, analyzing perceptions and challenging myths, while giving a dose of reality along the way.

Quarterly reports serve their purpose in our ultra complex real estate market but sometimes it’s nice to check out what is happening real time, particularly as the market shifts.

Anecdotal evidence from our own ranks of 180 agents at CORE as well as a peek at real time data from UrbanDigs seems to be telling us something very important: the bridge between bid and ask is narrowing, and therefore contract activity is picking up. Last week saw an unusual number of signed contracts here at CORE for this time of year and daily listing reports show that as many as 70-80% of currently active listings are reducing prices. The combination of these two factors tells me that sellers have softened and are finally ready to let go of old price expectations and meet buyers at a palatable price for all.

As we approach 2017, more will be revealed, but if buyers and sellers continue to have a meeting of the minds, sales volume should pick up. Only time will tell.


House Call: 225 Lafayette Street, 7D

02 December, 2016 posted by: CORE


225 Lafayette Street, 7D

Tony Sargent
Lic. Assoc. Real Estate Broker
Licensed as Antony Sargent

Offered at $3,795,000, this 2-bedroom condominium is located in the heart of Nolita. The sophisticated home features a modernized chef’s kitchen, an open living area and a private study right off the sun-drenched master bedroom. Don’t miss your opportunity to tour this fantastic home in one of New York City’s most lively neighborhoods!

Sun, Dec 4, 12:30 – 2:00


VoiceAmerica with Tony Sargent

01 December, 2016 posted by: CORE


Tony Sargent, CORE’s seasoned broker was a guest panelist on “Good Morning New York, Real Estate” with Vince Rocco earlier this week. Tony discussed the current status of the luxury market in downtown New York City and the influence of today’s political and economic climate on this market. Take a listen and find out everything you need to know about buying and selling luxury real estate downtown.

Click here to listen to the full discussion: Tony Sargent on Good Morning New York, Real Estate


Hot Topic: Home For The Holidays

30 November, 2016 posted by: CORE


Searching for that New York City home that has enough space to entertain family and friends this holiday season? Take a look at 58 Reade Street, PH5 featured on Gotham last week for its generous layout, sizable entertainment space, 3 lovely outdoor terraces and fully equipped chef’s kitchen. Not only does this home permit you to host out of town guests for the holiday, but you can also invite your entire neighborhood over to celebrate!

Click here to read the full article: 6 Spacious NYC Apartments to House All Your Holiday Guests



Dwell Diaries: 306 West 100th Street, 55

29 November, 2016 posted by: CORE


Dwell Diaries provides a peek at a “day-in-the-life” in one of CORE’s exclusive listings. From master suites to neighborhood hotspots, our diary doesn’t spare a detail!

Waking up on the Upper West Side never ceases to inspire – especially when New York City’s cultural icons such as The Dead PoetMetropolitan Opera and Zabar’s are nearby. It’s no surprise then that so many home seekers move to the neighborhood and never want to live anywhere else.

306 West 100th Street, 55 is not only a few short blocks away from some of New York City’s most treasured landmarks but also evokes it’s own historical significance as a pre-war building with a private marble lobby. Details like original wainscoting, soaring ceiling heights and decorative crown molding in this spacious co-op remind you that you’re waking up amidst local history.

Should the weather permit, you can start your day by enjoying an invigorating jog through Riverside Park, the scenic waterfront public park that is just down the block from 306 West 100th Street, 55. 4 miles will fly by when you’re able to gaze at the Hudson River. Need to refuel after your morning workout? Stop by The Health Nuts near West 99th Street and Broadway for an energizing smoothie.

Weekends on the Upper West Side are idyllic for New York City’s foodies and art lovers. Why not brunch at the New-York Historical Society’s airy cafe, Caffee Storico? Venetian-inspired appetizers and hand-crafted pastas are appropriately indulgent on a Saturday afternoon. The local favorite Good Enough to Eat is predictably packed on weekend night but who can resist the American comfort food at this casual, farmhouse-themed spot? Fancy some high-brow culture for the weekend? Lincoln Center is close by and houses the New York Philharmonic, New York City Ballet, Metropolitan Opera and more.

For a night cap following the show at Lincoln Center, grab a table at The Dead Poet, where every cocktail is named after American poets such as Edgar Allen Poe and Robert Frost. Culture, cuisine and craft cocktails – a day in the life at 306 West 100th Street, 55 is nothing short of vibrant!


Introducing #COREfestivefacts

28 November, 2016 posted by: CORE

CORE Festive Fact #1

Welcome to #COREfestivefacts, our weekly toast to New York City throughout the month of December. Join us as we countdown our 12 #COREfestivefacts this holiday season and discover more about what’s on the market in New York City. Check out our social media channels and website as we celebrate the holiday and prepare to ring in the new year! #tistheseason

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