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Sky View Parc Luxury Condominiums ~ a New vision of Luxury Living in Flushing, New York

Sky View Parc Luxury Condominiums ~ a New vision of Luxury Living in Flushing. The New Time Warner Center for Queens! *15-year 421A Tax Abatement.

The expertly crafted Residence features 9′ ceiling, oversized soundproof windows, generous open with granite countertop and stainless steel appliances, and washer/dryer in each unit. Amenities include 24Hr-Concierge, Doorman, Elevators, On-Site Management (Related), Live-In Resident Managers. 4-Acre Planted Rooftop Park, Children Playground. Outdoor Tennis & Basketball Courts, Putting Greens, Dog Run, Chess Tables, 8000sf Health Club (State-Of-Art Equipments, Sauna, Steam, And Massage Room, Entertainment Center, Children Playroom). Resident Valet Parking. Its Sky View Center shopping and dining are an elevator ride away! Convenient location: 2 blocks to Main Street shopping and fine dining and # 7 and LIRR (17 minutes to Manhattan); Sky View Parc is situated between LaGuardia and JFK airports and 4 major highways.

40-22 College Point Boulevard, #1-11B

Current asking price: 934,500

Commer Charge: $656.67

Tax: $2.87 per mo with 421 tax exemption

Net SqFt: 1,423

3 bedrooms / 3 bath

      

 

 

 

 

 

 

Midtown Manhattan Condo for Sale

The Platinum is Manhattan’s “signature power residence” dramatic and urban oasis in the heart of New York City. The Platinum is ultra-luxury, commercial-free Manhattan real estate in the most vibrant section of New York City. Steps away from Times Square, the striking New York Times building and within walking distance to Broadway, Rockefeller Center and world-class restaurants, grocers and cafes.This magnificent 2 bedroom 2 and ½bath home is located on the 29th floor with -to-ceiling windows, hardwood floors, Bosch and Thermador appliances, high ceilings and exotic stone floors and walls in the baths. Residents enjoy “The Zone” a full-floor dedicated a host of upscale amenities. There’s The Recovery Zone, a zen-like room containing body massage chairs with access to a soothing video and/or audio experience. The Fitness Center is expansive with state-of-the-art LifeFitness equipment. In addition, there’s indoor/outdoor Yoga studios, spa treatment rooms and spa lounge with waterfall as well as a golf simulation room. For socializing, residents can stop in the Social Sauna, Q Lounge or outdoor, landscaped terrace complete with stone fireplace.Amenities:24/7 doorman and concierge, Spa treatment room, social sauna ,spa lounge with waterfall, golf simulation room, q lounge for playing pool, outdoor landscaped terr

PLATINUM

  • Price: $2,450,000
  • Maintenance/CC: $1,316
  • Monthly Real Estate Tax: $136
  • Minimum Percent Down: 10%
  • Neighborhood: Midtown
  • Condo, Doorman
  • 2 Beds | 2 Baths | 1 Half Bath
  • Price Change: 4.26 %
  • Approximate Square Feet: 1,311
   房源最多 效率最高 口碑最好 Diana Wu  黛安娜吳Email:   diana.wu@elliman.comI used to work with the Award Winning Sales group, The Voda Group from Prudential Douglas Elliman, and now I am co-broker with Shirley Chow. We are confident that the value of service and skill we deliver is unparalleled. We pride ourselves as specialists in Manhattan real estate sales.If you want to buy, sell or lease your home, please contact us at 516-320-0231 (cell) or 516-639-6807. We can discuss your specific Real Estate needs. Thank you! 

To read more about Manhattan real estate, please click the following link:

–       What You Can Get For Your Money – the Neighborhoods of Manhattan

–       5 Tips for Purchase Real Estate in Manhattan

Manhattan Rental – What you can get Luxury Rental for $5,000 in NYC

This exquisite Furnished One bedroom / One bath home has breathtaking cityscape views and sunny south exposures. Brand new state of the art appliances including Miele stove, cooktop, dishwasher and Sub Zero refrigerator , washer/dryer, Brazilian cherry wood floors, Floor to ceiling windows, Custom white lacquered cabinetry, Built in espresso & cappuccino maker, Sabbia beige marble baths with glass enclosed showers and high ceilings make this perfect apartment truly complete. Residents also enjoy free membership to The Core Club, located within the building and have access to top of the line Spa and Health Club, State-of-the-art Fitness Center, Library, Screening Room, Private Conference Room, Luxury Spa, Dry Cleaning Service, Full Service Salon and Barber Shop, Full Butler & Concierge services and gourmet dining at Tom Colicchio restaurant and bar. In addition, residents can also lounge in the beautifully landscaped outdoor terrace – All of this, in New York City’s most exciting neighborhood for shopping, dining, entertainment and culture. This prime condominium affords every amenity for luxurious living!

The price is $5,250 and it is about 528 SqFt (approx).

 

Manhattan – Market Report Shows Sales Have Been Rising

Prudential Douglas Elliman has just released Market Report of Manhattan Sales 2Q 2011, the leading resource on the state of the Manhattan co-op and condo market.  These reports are produced in conjunction with Miller Samuel which provide the most comprehensive and neutral market insight.

The Market Report shows that Sales of Manhattan co-ops and condos have been rising since the beginning of the year consistent with seasonal expectations.  The amount of active listings slipped over the past year and housing prices continued to show stability.  Relative to other housing markets across the country, Manhattan continues to be one of the best performing markets to date. While our regional economy is showing a slow pace of improvement, we anticipate the Manhattan housing market to follow the same trend for the remainder of 2011.

If you like to see more detail, please send me an email at diana.wu@elliman.com. I will email you the report as attachment.

 

NYC Real Estate – Tribeca Condo 2Br / 1Ba ONLY $1.1 Million Dollars

110 Duane Street - Terrace

110 Duane Street - Terrace

 “Two bedroom one bath loft with Northern and Southern exposure. This 1,347 square foot space offers great possibilities for modern luxury living at a fraction of market price. Washer and dryer unit included. Do not miss out on this opportunity to live in an historic warehouse in the heart of TriBeCa” says Avi Voda & Roland Levin of Prudential Douglas Elliman.

The Condo Apartment minimum down is 10%, monthly maintenance/cc is only $484 plus $844 monthly tax. The square feet is 1,347 (approx). It is 2 Bedrooms and 1 Baths at price of $1,100,000.

 

There are total 11 units for sell in this building. View my profile and other properties and contract signed listings at: http://www.elliman.com/real-estate-agent/diana-wu/4623

Please contact me at diana.wu@elliman.com or 516-320-0231 (Diana) for showing. 

Other Useful Topical:

–          Manhattan Real Estate Glossary – the dish on Condos, Co-ops, Condops, Townhouse & Brownstone

–          What You Can Get For Your Money – The Neighborhoods of Manhattan

What Can You Buy In NYC For Around $669K? New York Manhattan

Mint 1-bedroom home in a luxury high-rise condominium that features a large balcony

212 E 47th Street, #8H, Turtle Bay

212 E 47th Street, #8H, Turtle Bay

with southern exposure and full city views” says Avi Voda of The Voda Group with Prudential Douglas Elliman, “open gourmet kitchen with stainless steel appliances, marble and limestone bathroom, and large bedroom which can easily accommodate king size bedroom set. Berti walnut pre-finished hardwood floors throughout and crystallized glass kitchen countertops. Custom-built closets with abundant storage space. This prime full-service Midtown East building welcomes you with a glass atrium lobby, 24-hour concierge service and doorman. Relax on the 3000sf landscaped roof deck and enjoy panoramic views of midtown as well as the Chrysler Building. Work out in the world class fitness center and yoga studio designed by La Palestra or enjoy a quiet evening in the media lounge. Low monthly maintenance and move-in ready. All you need to do is turn the key! Located just steps from Grand Central Station, all major transportation lines, and great shopping and dining. On-site parking is available and pets are more than welcome”

The Condo Apartment minimum down is 10%, monthly maintenance/cc is only $535 plus $669 monthly tax. The square feet is 642 (approx). It is 1 Beds and 1 Baths at price of $669,000.

View my profile and other properties and contract signed listings at: http://www.elliman.com/real-estate-agent/diana-wu/4623. We pride ourselves as specialists in condominium and co-op sales in Manhattan.For more info, please contact me at diana.wu@elliman.com or 516-320-0231 (Diana), I will email you more info

Other Useful Topical:

What You Can Get For Your Money – The Neighborhoods of Manhattan

Manhattan Real Estate Glossary – the dish on Condos, Co-ops, Condops, Townhouse & Brownstone

What can you buy in NYC For $1.3mm, Manhattan New York

212 E 47th Street, Unit 10F, Turtle Bay

212 E 47th Street, Unit 10F, Turtle Bay

Mint Two bedroom with two full bathroom home in a  luxury high-rise condominium that features a large balcony. Kitchen with stainless steel appliances, marble and limestone bathroom, hardwood floors throughout and crystallized glass kitchen countertops,” says Avi Voda of The Voda Group with Prudential Douglas Elliman. “This prime full-service Midtown East building welcomes you with a glass atrium lobby, 24 hour concierge and doorman. Relax on the 3000sf landscaped roof deck and enjoy panoramic views of midtown and the Chrysler Building. Work out in the world class fitness center and yoga studio designed by La Palestra or enjoy the media lounge. Low monthly maintenance and move-in ready. Located just steps from Grand Central and all major transportation, On-site parking is available”.

The Condo Apartment minimum down is 10%, monthly maintenance/cc is only $847 plus $1,228 monthly tax. The square feet is 1,006 (approx). It is 2 Beds and 2 Baths at price of $1,295,000

View my profile and other properties and contract signed listings at: http://www.elliman.com/real-estate-agent/diana-wu/4623. We pride ourselves as specialists in condominium and co-op sales in Manhattan. For more detail, please contact me at diana.wu@elliman.com or 516-320-0231 (Diana), I will email you more info.

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Midtown – Manhattan neighborhood overview

Real Estate Volume Manhattan vs. Good time to buy

Now is the good time to buy. Smart investors always buy the real estate in the down market. The 1st quarter of the average price of an apartment in Manhattan fell in the first quarter, but we didn’t see the volume of the real estate business compare to the year of 2010. So the question is where are those buyers? According to the latest Spending and Saving Tracker from American Express, more than two in five (41 percent) of Americans said that it’s a buyer’s market for real estate. However, over 61 percent agree that a seller’s market is at least a year away. Also tight credit and a lack of the new construction were other issues.
Real estate is a long-term investment opportunity. In this shifting real estate market, you may be able to purchase investment real estate that will secure your financial goals for the long term. If you want to invest real estate in Manhattan, now is the good time to buy. Interest rate is still very low. There are plenty inventories available. Prices have adjusted so homes more affordable than before. And now no one argue about the homes’ value. One thing is for sure, the market will be returning. Manhattan real estate will boom another 20 years. Warren Buffett said, everyone sells he buy, everyone buys he sell. Therefore don’t wait the last minute to follow the crew to buy the real estate. You will lose the chance to get the nice apartment in a best price.
Manhattan Real Estate Market is very unique. The entire purchase process is different than anywhere else in the world. If you are interesting to have a FREE consultation, if you have any question about buy or sell real estate in Manhattan, contact us directly Diana Wu at 516-320-0231 (cell) or email me at diana.wu@elliman.com, I work for The Voda Group, the 2010 AWARD-WINNER from Prudential Douglas Elliman.

To learn more about our custom-designed marketing plans, visit my website at:  http://www.elliman.com/real-estate-agent/diana-wu/4623 to receive a complimentary valuation of your home, or to discuss any real estate related topics, please contact us today.

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Manhattan Real Estate Glossary – Types of Rooms
Renting vs. Owning
Manhattan Real Estate – Signs of the weakness in the beginning of 2011

Manhattan Buyers Must Know – Who manages the building

Why who manages the building is also important thing to know when you purchase an apartment in Manhattan? So let’s see what dose a building manager usually job is.

Building manager can maintaining the property’s value and residents’ quality of life. And a good manager could establish a successful partnership between the manager, residents and owners. The building manager must maintain close communication with the owners.

A manager performs an important function in the building. The manager has to pay all the bills, respond complains and manage repairs. The manager has to provide fully information including what happen in the building and its financial statement with owners by regular meeting. The manager has to show income and expenses from previous months and annual budget. Prepare or advise owners upon the following year’s annual budget based upon the annual financial report that they have. The manager may need to keep copies of receipts, bank statement and canceled check if there is any question arising.

You also have to find out what happen if you need a repair service inside your apartment, and how fast you would get the service? Who is going to repair or maintain the building, by maintenance workers or hiring outside contractors? Dose the manager must have the owners’ approval before hiring the contractor?  

Depend on what we know; the manager plays the very important rule of the building. Some small company, or with super live-in the building may more organized than big company. They are usually very sufficient and friendly to the residents of the building. However the big manage company have the resources, training, and experience to solve all the problems. Therefore, when you are going to purchase a apartment, walk around the building to see how the building is maintained. Ask your broker or someone live in the building about their experiences with the company’s reputation will be excellent helpful information.  

Manhattan Real Estate Market is very unique. The entire purchase process is different than anywhere else in the world. If you are interesting to have a FREE consultation, if you have any question about sell real estate in Manhattan, contact me directly Diana Wu at 516-320-0231 (cell) or email me at diana.wu@elliman.com, I work for The Voda Group, the  AWARD-WINNER group from Prudential Douglas Elliman.

To learn more about our custom-designed marketing plans, visit my website at:  http://www.elliman.com/real-estate-agent/diana-wu/4623 to receive a complimentary valuation of your home, or to discuss any real estate related topics, please contact us today.

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Manhattan Real Estate – Building Financial Report – you must to read

Financial Statement

Financial Statement

When it comes to apartment building investments in Manhattan, you always have to know the Financial Report of the building. The reason is very simple because you invest an individual unit in a building – a multiple-unit dwelling and joint ownership with others in the common area. Therefore, the building should have a financial statement for Income, Expenses, and Assets to maintenance the common area as well as the building. The building should have cash or reserve fun to operate the expenses, repairs. and improvements . Viewing over the past three years financial statement will help you to know exactly what the gross income and expenses have been used in the building in order to determine approximately how much the apartment is worth, what the expected rate of return will be, as well as to see whether or not there is any maintenance or common charge increase in the near future. Or is there any assessments request in the near future.

First, analyze the incomes and expenses to look closely at all the expenses for each year for at least three years. To find out which expenses have increased and which have decreased from those years. If the increased expense is made for significant improvements of the property, this could add value and benefit to the owners of the building.

Basic the building needs a reserve fund to make improvements or repairs. The fund could be received from flip tax (most co-ops), monthly maintenance / common charge. Sublet fees, commercial rents, laundry income or other revenue source. If the reserve fund is deficiency, there could be either increase monthly maintenance or has an additional assessment to cover. Therefore if the building has commercial rentals, asking for a snapshot of the building’s rental revenues and when will be the leases end. For co-op building, investors have also investigated the building’s Underlying Mortgage.

A NYC professional attorney would assist buyers to go through those steps. However, if you become an educated buyer, you will get good money return. Real estate is a long-term investment opportunity. In this shifting real estate market, you may be able to purchase investment real estate that will secure your financial goals for the long term.

Manhattan Real Estate Market is very unique. The entire purchase process is different than anywhere else in the world. If you are interesting to have a FREE consultation, if you have any question about sell real estate in Manhattan, contact me directly Diana Wu at 516-320-0231 (cell) or email me at diana.wu@elliman.com.

I have the privilege and pleasure to work with The Voda Group at Prudential Douglas Elliman. The Voda Group has been the top, award winning sales team at Prudential Douglas Elliman since 2003. Our team’s hard working will help your real estate goal extremely successful.

To learn more about our custom-designed marketing plans, visit my website at:  http://www.elliman.com/real-estate-agent/diana-wu/4623 to receive a complimentary valuation of your home, or to discuss any real estate related topics, please contact us today.