Being a mom helped City Connections Realty agent Laki Igrutinovic secure the perfect address for her client.
When her buyer balked at sky-high Brooklyn retail rents, Igrutinovic suggested the day care owner look at buying the Prospect Heights brownstone she was listing.
Sitting on a 20 by 50 ft. lot with three floors and a total of 3,000 s/f of interior space — plus air rights for possible future expansion — Igrutinovic, a mom-of-one, knew the property was similar to other daycares in the borough.
The deal, however, took some working. The house at 932 Pacific Street had 35 code violations, a side-walk violation and a sitting tenant.
Igrutinovic negotiated the price down from $2.35 to $2.2 million, an agreement for the violations to be cleared by the seller and the property to be delivered vacant.
The buyer had to put additional funds into escrow when the side-walk wasn’t repaired and agree to pay a fee every day until it was fixed.
“It took two escrow accounts and many phone calls to the bank and attorneys but, in the end, buyer and seller were satisfied with the outcome,” said Igrutinovic.
2727 Palisade Ave. #16A
Top floor one bedroom with unobstructed views of the Hudson River. Parquet flooring, large balcony and galley kitchen that leads to a dining area. Highpoint on the Hudson has a 24-hour doorman, outdoor pool, private park, garage parking, storage and is pet friendly. Asking Price $369,000. CC: $945. Time on Market: 65 Days. Agent: Eric Kummert, Rutenberg NYC.
Upper East Side
301 E69th St. #2M
One-bedroom, 1-bath co-op with oak hardwood floors and plantation shutters throughout. Foyer leads to renovated kitchen with black granite counters, stainless steel appliance and mosaic tile backsplash. King-sized master bedroom and modern bath with white quartz vanity and bathtub/shower with glass sliding door. Located at The Mayfair, a full-service building with 24-hour doorman, concierge and landscaped rooftop with entertaining area. Asking Price: $625,000. CC: $1,099. Days on the Market: 4 weeks. Agents: Michael Fabbri, Corcoran; Candace Medina, Citi Habitats.
301 E79th St #36B
Renovated split two-bedroom, 2-bath condo with skyline and Central Park views from the 36th floor. The main living/dining area includes solid oak hardwood floors and access to the private balcony. Bright windowed kitchen with granite counters and high-end appliances. Ceramic tile master bath with glass-enclosed tub/shower. Located at Continental Towers, where amenities include 24-hour doorman and concierge, landscaped roof deck and newly renovated gym. Asking Price: $1,699,000. CC: $823. Days on market: 17 weeks. Agents: Toni Asch, Douglas Elliman; Caroline Bass, Citi Habitats.
1 West End Ave #10G
Two-bedroom, 2-bath, 1,192 s/f. Walnut from door opens to home outfitted with walnut wide plank floors, floor-to-ceiling windows and custom finishes throughout. Custom Scavolini kitchen designed by Jeffery Beers with Dornbracht fixtures, walnut cabinets in a light oak finish with white matte glass panels, Vagli Fine Vein marble countertops and backsplash. Appliances include a Wolf cooktop range and oven and a Miele dishwasher. Asking price: $2,265,000. CC: $1,443. Time on Market: 4 days. Agent: Jason Lee, Rutenberg NYC.
630 First Ave. #21M,
Two bedroom, 2-bath apartment with views of the Empire State Building and unobstructed city views. Hardwood throughout the living room and dining room, chef’s kitchen with a window facing the Empire State Building. Oversized double-pane windows in every room. Manhattan Place is luxury condominium with a 24-hour concierge and 5-star amenities that include two rooftop decks, fitness center, swimming pool, jacuzzi, steam room, sauna, indoor jogging track and resident lounge. CC: $994. Asking Price: $1,250,000. Time on Market: 14 Weeks. Agent: Bobby Rehani, City Connections Realty, Inc.
425 Fifth Ave #31E
One bedroom corner condo with private walk-in storage room. Custom lighting, built-in sound system and home office within living area. Windowed kitchen with black granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances, king-sized bedroom, built-in closets, book shelves, custom lighting and electric shades. Hardwood floors in living room and bedroom. Marble bathroom with glass-enclosed shower. Asking Price $1,275,000. CC: $979. Time on Market: 11 days. Agent: Tiwei Chen, Silverpine Advisors; Karen Loew, Rutenberg NYC
72 Melrose Ave.
Two bedroom, 2.5-bath semi-detached family home built in 1992. Living room/dining room combination, kitchen with sliders to private yard, master bedroom retreat with vaulted ceiling, and bathroom with skylight. Finished basement with playroom, office and bathroom. Hardwood floors throughout. Taxes: $4,321 per year. Asking Price: $489,900. Time on Market: 9 Weeks. Agents: Jeanette Satriano and Jessica Viola, City Connections Realty, Inc.