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[27 Feb 2015 | No Comment | ]
Diane Ramirez on  the role of a mentor

By Holly Dutton
Industry stalwart Diane Ramirez, CEO and co-founder of Halstead Property, has spent more than 30 years in the residential real estate business, rising in the ranks to eventually co-found one of New York City’s biggest brokerages.
A native of Jackson Heights, Queens, Ramirez attended Queens College and eventually moved with her husband and two young children to Florida, where her husband was opening an office for his company. It was there that she first discovered real estate.
“My children went into nursery school and I had a few hours on …

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[26 Feb 2015 | No Comment | ]

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[20 Feb 2015 | No Comment | ]

Brown Harris Stevens, the exclusive affiliate of Christie’s International Real Estate, announced that real estate veteran Angel Joseph has joined the firm as a residential agent.
Previously with Warburg Realty, Joseph achieved a high level of success selling and representing luxury properties throughout New York City.
She has been recognized by The Real Deal as one of the “Top Residential Agents of the Week” for a multimillion dollar sale at 1148 Fifth Avenue.
Her discretion in representing high-end properties has earned her the trust and respect clients, often times forming long-standing relationships, built …

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[20 Feb 2015 | No Comment | ]

● Greystone
City Island sales launch
McClellan Sotheby’s International Realty has officially launched sales for On the Sound, a new waterfront residential development located on City Island.
Developed by Greystone and designed by Kutnicki Bernstein Architects, On the Sound includes 43 townhome-style condominiums situated within a private gated community.
Spread across five waterfront acres at 226 Fordham Place, On the Sound offers a mix of two-, three-and four-bedroom homes with both private garage and driveway parking for each unit.
Each of the brand-new residences also include either a garden or elevated terrace.
● Slate Property Group
51 …

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[20 Feb 2015 | No Comment | ]

TOWN Residential is expanding into Florida.
The New York brokerage, co-owned by Joe Sitt and Andrew Heiberger, has partnered with South Florida’s Fortune International Group to deliver its services in the Sunshine State.
For its part, Fortune will be able to extend its reach into the New York market via the partnership.
“In the most genuine and literal sense, we are opening our doors to one another. We are allocating real resources to this endeavor,” said Heiberger.
“Through a presence in each other’s offices, networking events large and small, and partner marketing, we will …

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[20 Feb 2015 | No Comment | ]

Patience paid of for an Upper West Side owner who listed their home last summer with Argo Residential’s Sheryl Berger.
The veteran agent put the one bedroom at 304 West 75th Street on the market for $579,000 and received a flood of offers.
Unfortunately, the deals fell through, and the owner decided to take the apartment off the market in October and wait until the spring to re-list.
That’s when fellow Argo agent Linda Lepson stepped in.
She was working with a client who loved the building and was looking for a one-bedroom.
Berger spoke …

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[20 Feb 2015 | No Comment | ]
Taking the leap: A first-timer jumps into the buying game in New York City

By Dan Orlando
In 1985, at the age of 22, my parents began both their marriage and their first mortgage.
Their North Jersey, single-family starter home included a welcoming front lawn, a paved driveway, and a full backyard.
In 2013, at the age of 24, I viewed my rented 800 s/f duplex in Hoboken as a palace. My family’s spacious 4,800 s/f home where I was welcome to live rent-free? That was a purgatory.
I was eager for the “privilege” of spending $13,000 a year to be close to both my job and the …

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[19 Feb 2015 | No Comment | ]

The Weichert company is growing its Manhattan footprint.
The national franchise just announced that the city’s Custom Brokers Real Estate has joined Weichert and will now operate in Manhattan as the company-owned Soho office of Weichert Properties.
Suzanne Brose, who founded Custom Brokers and was its broker/owner, will co-manage the Weichert Properties Soho office with her daughter Karen Donica.
“We are so proud that Suzanne and Karen have chosen to join the Weichert team,” said James Weichert, co-president of Weichert, Realtors. “Custom Brokers was built upon the same foundations as ours – customer …

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[13 Feb 2015 | No Comment | ]
Muller is a real estate industry’s class act

By Dan Orlando
Esther Muller is about to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of her co-venture, the Academy for Continuing Education (ACE), which provides continuing education courses for real estate professionals.
However, before Muller ever dipped her toes into the real estate pool, education was a core part of her life.
During her tenure as a teacher in Ridgefield, Connecticut, Muller found herself in the service of a developer named David Paul.
Paul needed to convince a building of rental tenants to purchase their units.
After tapping Muller to help him decorate the property’s interior, Paul …

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[13 Feb 2015 | No Comment | ]

By Konrad Putzier
XIN Development Group is offering apartment buyers at its Williamsburg condo project Oosten an unusual perk: a free trip to Amsterdam.
In a press release, the firm announced that buyers of “certain premium residences” will receive an expenses-paid trip to Amsterdam to meet the building’s Dutch designer, Piet Boon.
The 216-unit building at 426 Kent Avenue, scheduled for completion in 2016, is currently 30 percent sold, according to XIN.
The first of four penthouses has just hit the market with a price tag of $6.4 million.
“Many buyers have already expressed interest …

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