A first-time buyer bought her ideal home in a three-week deal brokered by City Connections agent Megan Niwinski.
The veteran real estate specialist recommended an over-ask offer on a one bedroom in the Clinton Hill Co-ops (pictured top) when it was listed at $560,000 by Evan Duby at Compass.
“Some units in the complex are priced to see how much the seller can profit,” said Niwinski. “This one was priced to sell. When we viewed the unit and saw how many people attended the open house, we knew we had to act fast and be aggressive.”
Although the seller countered her initial $600,000 offer, the parties agreed on $610,000.
“It was my client’s first time buying a home in New York City and she couldn’t be more excited about scoring her dream home,” said Niwinski.
The one-bedroom unit #9B at 193 Clinton Hill has a windowed kitchen, living room, king-sized bedroom, bathroom, hallway, storage closet and dining area that could be converted to an additional bedroom or home office.
Upper West Side
139 W82nd St. #1CD,
Loft-like pre-war apartment near the Museum of Natural History currently utilized as a medical practice. Wide and flexible footprint can accommodate conversion to three bedroom, 2-bath home with 18 ft. by 30 ft. great room, chef’s kitchen and private street front maisonette door. CC: $1,828. Asking Price: $1,550,000. Time on Market: 22.5 Weeks. Agents: Cynthia Crowley, Olshan Realty; Ed Thompson, City Connections Realty.
Upper West Side
100 W93rd St. #16A
Newly-renovated apartment in a 280-unit luxury condominium. Liebherr, Miele, Bertazzoni appliances and custom cabinetry imported from Italy. Integrated Liebherr refrigerators and Miele dishwashers are set seamless with two-tone custom Italian cabinetry from Lucenti Interiors and white quartz backsplashes. 5-inch engineered wood floors, and bathrooms outfitted with hotel-like glass enclosures plus Kohler and Grohe fixtures. The building has a 24-hour doorman and a live-in super. Amenities include a landscaped terrace deck, community/childrens play room, fitness center, laundry room, bike storage, and on-site parking garage. CC: $438. Time on Market: 61 Days. Asking Price $885,500. Agents: Wendy Fu, Rutenberg NYC; Susan Fishman, Warburg Realty.
Upper West Side
88 Morningside Ave. #8F
One bedroom apartment with windowed den, two baths, charcoal stained maple floors, high ceilings, over-sized windows, recessed lighting, custom window treatments. Open kitchen with Bosch dishwasher and built-in microwave. King-size master bedroom and bath Bosch washer and dryer and utility room. The building’s amenities include a roof deck with outdoor kitchen, media lounge, fitness center, attended lobby, bike storage and individual storage cage are included with apartment. CC: $1,200. Asking Price: $995,000. Time on Market: 10 Weeks. Agents: Felicia De Chabris & Judith Kleinman, Halstead Property; Lee Lewis, City Connections Realty.
416 W52nd St. #412
Three bedroom, 2.5 bath, 1,929 s/f apartment with 10 ft. ceilings, loft-like windows, stained white oak flooring. Entry foyer with recessed lighting opens into the entertaining area. Kitchen with island, custom gray and white lacquer cabinetry, Kohler sink and built in appliances. Triple exposure allows every bedroom to overlook interior Tranquility Garden. Time on market: 72 days. Asking price: $2,525,000. CC: $1,507. Agents: Cordelia Robb, Reuveni Real Estate; Virginia Hildebrandt, DJK.
37 W12th St.#5E
Three-bedroom, 3-bath co-op with spacious floorplan and private enclosed balcony/sunroom. Foyer leads to living room with large picture window. Separate formal dining room lined with built-in cabinetry and shelving. Windowed kitchen with pantry and breakfast nook. Master bedroom with walk-in closet, window seats and an updated en-suite bath. The Butterfield House has a 24-hour doorman and is near Washington Square Park. Asking Price: $3,495,000. CC: $4,399. Days on the Market: 75 weeks. Agents: Tiffany Baumann and Kim Robliotti, LREB; Ravi Manglani, Citi Habitats .
534 Graham Ave. #14
Three-bedroom, 1-bath HDFC co-op with large main living area and windowed eat-in kitchen. Windowed ceramic tile bath with tub/shower combo and under-cabinet storage. Strip hardwood floors throughout. Low maintenance includes heat, hot water, and taxes. Pets permitted with board approval. Near both the L and G trains, McCarren Park, pool, and running track. Asking Price: $399,000. CC: $693. Days on the Market: 42 weeks. Agents: Shaun Sanchez, Citi Habitats; Molly Franklin, Citi Habitats.
43-10 48th Ave. #1B,
One-bedroom apartment with three exposures. Entry hall leading to updated kitchen with room for a small table and chairs. Living room with windows facing east and south. The bedroom has windows facing north and east. The full bath is in original condition. CC: $722. Asking Price: $289,000. Time on Market: 12 Weeks. Agents: Daniel Karatzas, Beaudoin Realty Group; Patrick Todd, City Connections Realty, Inc.