“It’s not often a client gets a second opportunity to purchase their dream home,” said Citi Habitats agent Gil Givoni. “So when they do, it pays to act fast.”
Givoni recently helped her friends from Israel purchase a unit at 954 Bergen Street in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. This one-bedroom, one-bath condo sold for $520,000.
A married couple in their early 40s, as first time home owners in the U.S., they wanted a good investment in one of the up-and-coming neighborhoods in Brooklyn, as well as place their oldest son can call home when he returns from college.
“My clients liked a corner unit on the 5th floor, but took their time in coming to a final decision,” Givoni recalled. “When they finally did, it was too late, someone else placed an offer. But I reached out to the project manager to see if there was another option. Luckily for us an offer on a similar unit on the same floor fell through. The husband was traveling for work, but I got his wife to come right away as the units in the building were moving quickly. We saw the new option, took a video, sent it to her husband and made the move.”
Givoni’s clients paid the full asking price and the home was on the market for 10 days.
63 E. 9th Street, Apt. 11J
This newly renovated sponsor one bedroom, one bathroom home cond-op. The bright white and modern windowed kitchen has new stainless steel appliances, sleek Italian back-splash tiles and chocolate brown tile floors. The brand new bathroom features porcelain tiles, a beautiful custom vanity for extra storage. Maint: $1,428. Asking Price: $1,172,000. Time on the Market: 10 days. Buyer’s Agent, Company: Michael Johnson & Hayim Nommaz, Corcoran Group. Seller’s Agent, Company: Rafa Maciejak, Rose Associates.
166 E.35th Street, Apt. 3G
750 sq. ft. sunny one-bedroom home, one bathroom in the heart of Murray Hill. This exceptional corner apartment features a renovated, windowed kitchen with granite countertops, a slate tile backsplash, and top-of-the-line stainless appliances. The beautiful bathroom is in excellent condition, and is wired for sound. Co-purchasing, gifting, and pied-a-terre are welcome. $83.53 monthly assessment until August, 2018. Maint: $1,375. Asking Price: $595,000. Time on the Market: 31 days. Buyer’s and Seller’s Agent & Company: Greg Mire and Ari Shwedel, Corcoran Group.
415 Argyle Rd, Apt. 7J
950 sq. ft. top floor two bedroom, one bathroom in a prime Ditmas Park location. This bright and airy apartment faces west and has three large windows in the large living room. The kitchen has stainless appliances including a Bosch dishwasher and stove, and generous storage and counter space. The master bedroom has two over sized closets and three windows. Maint: $887. Asking Price: $649,000. Time on the Market: 120 days. Buyer’s Agent: Sydney Blumstein and The Blumstein Team, Corcoran Group. Sellers Agent: Rebekah Carver, Brooklyn Hearth Realty.
1125 Maxwell Lane
1835 SF, 2Bedroom + Den, 2 bath with Balcony and Direct NYC Views. 1125 Maxwell Lane offers world-class amenities including a 24-hr concierge, shuttle service to/from the PATH, a fitness center, large children’s play room, a yoga room, a rooftop pool and hot tub and a spectacular private residents’ lounge with amazing NYC views, a billiards table and a theatre room with stadium seating. Agents: Toll Brothers/ Halstead Property (Matt Brown and Peter Cossio).
41 Crosby St #4-R
Fourth floor loft on Crosby St, manual elevator which opens directly into the loft; currently set up as a 1BR/1BA, the space can convert to a 2BR ; light from east and west exposures; 12’ ceilings, CAC installed; great closets; pets allowed with board approval; no pied a terres; washer/dryer in the loft and a big, clean and dry storage bin in the basement of approx 5.5’ x 14’. Listed price: $1,899,000. Time on market: 24 weeks. Agents: Halstead Property (Jonathan Wolfe)/ Douglas Elliman.
Upper East Side
50 East 79th Street, 7B
This enormous, light-filled home has two large bedrooms, one and a half baths and a windowed kitchen with stainless steel appliances and granite countertops. 50 East 79th Street offers the services of 24-hour doormen, full-time elevator operators and a live-in superintendent, as well as a storage shelf for each owner, gym, bike room, central laundry room, and parking garage with reduced rate parking for owners, subject to availability. Imagine a stroll every morning in the Central Park or catching a tour of the latest art show at the Metropolitan Museum just one block away, enjoying world-famous boutiques, art galleries and convenient transportation at your doorstep. Listed price: $1,400,000. Time on market: 8 weeks. Agents: Halstead Property (Vandana Ranjan)/ Douglas Elliman.