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DONE DEALS: Taking the long view


Despite some last-minute scrambling after an appraisal came up short, City Connections Realty agent Ray Asis sold a one-bedroom condo in Hell’s Kitchen a week after listing the unit.

Unit 28a at Central Park Place on West 57th Street was what the buyer had been looking for.

“The buyer, who’s been renting in the same building for over the past seven years, was laser focused on purchasing an apartment,” said Asis.

When this high floor unit with Central Park and Hudson River views came up, the renter jumped into the buyer pool.

When the lender’s appraiser valued the unit at $100,000 less than Asis’ $1.85 million asking price, another round of price negotiation had to take place.

“Although I was optimistic, I was also realistic this deal may not happen after all,” said Asis. Thankfully after the dust settled, we all reached an agreeable number and the deal eventually closed.”

The deal closed at $1.75 million.


Upper East Side
40 East 83rd Street, #3D
Move in ready studio facing front with hardwood floors, storage and pantry in a walkup on a tree lined block. Through the wall AC. 340 East 83rd Street is located between off 2nd Avenue, near Carl Schurz Park, the East River Promenade.
CC: $845. Tax deductibility: 55 percent. Last asking price: $299,999. Time on market: 20 weeks. Listing agent: Daniella Leon, Compass. Selling Agent: Anthony Naber, City Connections Realty (pictured).


West Village
9 Jones Street, Apt 5
This authentic full-floor artist’s loft is accessed through a private keyed-elevator opening directly into the residence that features recently finished hardwood floors and exposed white wash brick walls. The windows overlook tree-lined Jones Street. Currently configured as two living areas with an open kitchen, this space can accommodate a multitude of layouts. 9 Jones Street is a boutique loft building with seven apartments and storage for owners.
Asking price: 1,795,000. CC: $3,732. Days on market: 244 days. Selling agents: Michael J. Franco, Miriam Richards (pictured), and Greg Holzmann of Compass Real Estate. Buyer’s agent: Stefania Taic of REAL NY Properties.


860 United Nations Plaza, 20C
This two-bedroom, 2-bath home features floor to ceiling windows in the United Nations Plaza Cooperative. Upon entering the foyer there’s a living and dining area. Smoked glass pocket doors offer access to the den with custom cabinetry and built in bar. The master bedroom has city and river views and custom built in cabinets.
Asking price: $1,395,000. CC: $2,602. Days on market: 106. Selling agents: Bernie Rubin (pictured) and Ellen Flynn of Douglas Elliman. Buyer’s agents: Deborah Ribner of Warburg Realty.


East Village
311 East 3rd Street Apt. 29
This one-bedroom, 1-bath co-op has been newly renovated. It features exposed brick walls, rosewood flooring, and walnut trim. Its open floorplan maximizes the main room, allowing enough space for a small dining area or breakfast bar. The kitchen has a dishwasher, Silestone counter top, and stainless steel appliances.
Amenities include video intercom and bike storage. HDFC income restrictions apply; the income maximum for a household of one is $123,255 two $140,910, three $158,565. Gifting considered on a case-by-case basis. Cats allowed; no dogs.
Asking price: $425,000. Time on market: 58 days.CC: $301. Selling agent: Jill Letts, Corcoran (pictured). Buyer’s agent: Mona Kamal, Compass.


Upper East Side
130 East 63rd Street, #10E
Corner two-bedroom, 2-bath apartment on a high floor in a condop offers city views from every window. The windowed kitchen includes Miele appliances and washer and dryer. The private quarters are comprised of a master bedroom suite with a marble bath and windowed bath and walk-in closet while the second bedroom has a full bathroom in the hallway.
Of note: The buyers had flown in from Texas for the day for a whirl-wind tour of properties that the agents had selected and pre-screened. After viewing eight apartments, the buyers purchased this one, despite at first insisting to the agents that they only wanted to see condos.
Days on market: 92. Last asking price: $1,510,000. Buyer’s Agent: Nada Rizk and Joanne Greene (pictured), Brown Harris Stevens. Selling agent: Maria Bazo, Sotheby’s.

 Carnegie Hill
14 E. 90th St. #4C
Three bedroom, 2-bath apartment with entry foyer leading to the living room with woodburning fireplace and formal dining room. Possibility of adding an additional master bathroom with board approval. Windowed eat-in kitchen with butler’s pantry and two staff rooms currently used as a home office and an additional bedroom. Pre-war details include herringbone floors and beamed ceilings. Asking price: $3,300,000. Days on market: 172 days. Agents: Buyer agent: Nada Rizk and Joanne Greene, Brown Harris Stevens. Seller agent: Leslie Coleman, Brown Harris Stevens

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