After two disappointments, Megan Niwinski of City Connections Realty was determined to help her clients get third time lucky.
While they took a hiatus from house-hunting, she kept up the pace and found them their ideal home.
Niwinski explained that her buyers lost out on two other homes, “They told me they wanted to take a short break and we would resume the search in February.
“But I didn’t let one day pass without checking out new inventory or price drops that fell within their $2 million budget.ˮ
When the price on #2 at 145 Park Place in Park Slope dropped from $2.25 to $2 million, Niwinski scheduled a viewing with listing agent Noah Plener of Halstead Property. “We submitted an offer of $1.95 million and the sellers countered. We came up to ask and the rest is history,ˮ said Niwinski. “I couldn’t be more excited for my clients, now friends, to start the next chapter in their new home.
“Moral of the story — never stop working on your client’s behalf. You never know when the right space will be available for them to check out.ˮ
60 E86th St. #4A
Classic Six pre-war home with high ceilings and original details combined with a state-of-the-art kitchen and renovated bathrooms. Grand corner salon with decorative fireplace. Asking price: $2,600,000. CC: $1,800. Time on the Market: 299 Days. Agents: Amy Katcher & Curtis Rhine, Corcoran; Jennifer Ingram, Corcoran (pictured).
301 E48th St. #7J
Renovated one bedroom apartment with entry hall and gallery wall. Sunken livingroom, dining bay and open chef’s kitchen with a breakfast bar counter island. Four closets, including a walk-in in the bedroom. Full service building with live-in super, laundry, roof deck. Luggage storage on each floor and direct access to the parking garage from building. Asking price: $785,000. CC: $1,615. Time on Market: 48 days. Agents: Susan Gold & Laura Burdette, Rutenberg NYC; Joseph Chaplin, Douglas Elliman.
1 Wall St. Court #804
Alcove studio in The Cocoa Exchange, a Flatiron shaped landmark building. 11 ft. ceilings, separate kitchen with stainless steel appliances, polished granite counters, glass and walnut finished cabinets, Italian porcelain tile floors. Bathroom features a walnut vanity, freestanding porcelain bowl sink and Gioia Marble walls. Full service building with 24-hour doorman and concierge, roof terrace and lounge. Asking price: $650,000. CC: $590. Time on Market: 92 Days. Agents: Fred Kato, Furumoto Realty of NYC Inc.; Julia Yih, Rutenberg NYC.
145 Park Pl. #2C
Three bedroom, 2-bath in the Park Place Condominium, a luxury doorman building with courtyard and furnished roof deck. 1,588 s/f unit with deeded underground parking spot. Built-ins and California Closets throughout. Washer and dryer. Entry foyer with custom-closet, open living space. CC: $1,254. Asking Price: $2,000,000. Time on Market: 13 Weeks. Agents: Megan Niwinski, City Connections Realty; Noah Plener, Halstead Property.
1117 E95th St.
Recently-built wo-family home with owner’s duplex, rental unit and fully finished offering an additional 700 s/f with full bath and kitchen, rec room, and two additional rooms with windows. Each unit has separate utilities and each floor offers two full baths and a designer kitchen. Fenced yard, one-car garage with driveway. Asking price: $799,900. Time on Market: 127 days. Agent: Nadhir Abdul-Hakeem, Level Group.
70 Washington St. #9J
One-bedroom, one-bath loft with views of the Brooklyn Bridge and Statue of Liberty. 11 ft. beamed ceilings and bamboo floors throughout. Modern kitchen with Bosch and SubZero appliances, wine fridge, Shaker cabinetry and granite island. Bath includes soaking tub and marble vanity. Five closets and utility room with washer/dryer. Located in a circa 1911 former industrial building near Brooklyn Bridge Park with full-time doorman, gym and roof deck. Asking Price: $1,350,000. CC: $609. Days on the Market: 9 weeks. Agents: Jessica Hirsch, Compass; Shabir Ahmad, Citi Habitats.
143 Meserole St. #5B
Convertible two-bedroom, one-bath condo with Juliette balcony, floor-to-ceiling windows and white oak floors throughout. Kitchen has waterfall-edge Ceasarstone countertops, Bertazonni range, frosted glass cabinetry and breakfast bar with pendant lighting. Modern bath with wood-look ceramic tile. Aamenities include virtual doorman and residents’ lounge. Asking Price: $740,000. CC: $396. Days on the Market: 16 weeks. Agents: Daniel Chen and Jeanne Baron, Key Worthy Realty; Molly Franklin, Citi Habitats (pictured).
79-10 34th Ave #
Corner two bedroom, 2-bath apartment with sunken living-room, home office, terrace and private parking space in full-service Terrace View. Pet friendly doorman building with gym, private underground parking, laundry, storage and live-in super. Apartment has three walk-in closets and additional built-ins, original hardwood floors and open lay-out. Asking price: $679,000. CC: $1,092. Time on Market: 81 days. Agents: Stephen Spence, QWEST Residential; Thomas McNichols, Rutenberg NYC.