August 30th, 2014 by HarlemGuy

Below is a snapshot of key indicators for Harlem’s real estate market, courtesy of Trulia.com.

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August 26th, 2014 by HarlemGuy

Below is a snapshot of key indicators for Harlem’s real estate market, courtesy of Trulia.com.  Click here for additional details.

This Week’s Observations: Prices remain on the rise across Harlem. Interest rates remain low.  There is plenty of beauty, coolness and value uptown.  In particular, Harlem still have plenty of low-rise Harlem charm.  Come visit us in Harlem.

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Click here to view our for sale, for rent and vacation rental listings in Harlem, as well as links to our real estate related posts about Harlem.

See below for a great book on the history of Harlem.  Essential reading for anyone thinking about or living in Harlem.

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August 17th, 2014 by HarlemGuy

Below is a snapshot of key indicators for Harlem’s real estate market, courtesy of Trulia.com.  Click here for additional details.

Our humble assessment:  For those seeking value on “the island” (of Manhattan that is) Harlem continues to sizzle.  South Harlem remains desirable and as such continues to become more expensive.  However Harlem is huge.  And people are curious about the buzz.  So they are exploring new markets in Harlem.  Some of our current favorites include but are not limited to: West Harlem including South Harlem (aka SOHA, Harlem Restaurant Row) from 125th to 145th, Central Harlem from 110th to 135th, and East Harlem from 96th to 125th.

We publish quite a few real estate related pieces on our social media channels.  Click here to tune into those channels.

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If you are thinking about living in Harlem, please check out the seminal work about Harlem, featured below.

 

 

 

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July 20th, 2014 by HarlemGuy

Below are key indicators for the real estate Market in Harlem.

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July 6th, 2014 by HarlemGuy

Snapshot of key Harlem real estate market key indicators such as average listing price, median sales price, average price per square foot, number of sales, etc.

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May 25th, 2014 by HarlemGuy

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For HarlemCondoLife by Deondra Carter

The Harlem real estate market is off to a strong start. Prices were up by 9.7 percent and an astounding 145 percent in East Harlem compared to last year according to Trulia.com. The huge jump in East Harlem was based on 18 sales within the past year and can be attributed to the increase in townhouses and new condo units that were on the market. As seen throughout Manhattan, low inventory and strong demand continue to push prices north.

Sales in the Harlem market included a diverse mix of condos, co-ops, and townhouses. Within Harlem (including East Harlem and Hamilton Heights) there were 82 condo sales with a median price per square foot of $693 and an average sale price of $540,000. Standout sales numbers were reached at new condo developments such as Saint Anne’s Court at 48 West 138th street and 234 West 148th Street with 20 and 13 sales in the first quarter respectively. Expect to see even higher numbers next quarter when the units at The Adeline at 23 West 116 start to close. There were 44 co-op sales with an average sales price of $227,500. As for townhouses, there were 16 recorded 1-4 family sales with an average sales price of $1,314,433.

Congratulation to all the happy homebuyers and sellers!

For questions or information about this update, contact Deondra Carter, Licensed Real Estate Salesperson at Douglas Elliman Real Estate by email at Deondra.carter@elliman.com

 

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February 24th, 2014 by HarlemGuy

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An East Harlem community board unanimously approved  a plan to grant more retail space and less parking to what could become Harlem’s tallest buildings.

The additional retail will include 63,200 square-feet of ground and second floor space and reduce parking from 304 to 123 spots in a complex consisting of 682 residential units and 32-stories.  

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/uptown/tallest-towers-nod-e-harlem-board-article-1.1619177#ixzz2uHyIa2tV

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December 19th, 2013 by HarlemGuy

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Curbed.com’s annual holiday tipping guide is out, courtesy of Brick Underground.  This advice is ever more useful given the explosion of new real estate in Harlem over the last 7 years.

-Super, resident manager: $75 -$175 on average.

-Doorman, concierge: $25-$150 on average.

-Porter, handyman: $20 – $30 on average.

-Garage attendant: $25 – $75 on average.

Other notable findings:

-Tips averaged $25 to $75 per apartment but are higher in richer nabes.

-Tips  depend on the residents’ financial year.

-Renters as a whole tip less than owners).

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December 6th, 2013 by harlemhouse
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“Harlem Lights” from Harlem Lofts spreading Holiday Cheer!

(New York, NY) (December 6, 2013) In an effort to continually approach real estate from new angles, Harlem’s exclusive real estate service firms, Harlem Lofts, Inc. (Harlem Lofts) and Harlem Property Re+Development, Inc. (HPRe+D), will be graciously decorating more than 20 Harlem Townhouses this weekend that are homes of past and present clients.

 “I’ve wanted to do this for years now in an effort to thank our clients while spreading holiday cheer and boosting the spirit and the look of our neighborhood” says Robb Pair, President of Harlem Lofts  & HPRe+D. “The design will be those 1950’s retro large-bulb, blue holiday lights that will outline our clients’ entire townhome.”  Harlem Lofts will fund the project with their clients’ permission, while its redevelopment and construction arm, HPRe+D will be doing the physical labor as they string over 3,000 lights total during this holiday project. Mr. Pair alluded to continuing this annual event for his companies into the future in a show of appreciation and festivity for the community in which he not only works, but also lives and raises his family.

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“Robb was low-key about this holiday project that he started back in 2008, when he switched his focus to representing sellers. He has been successful in selling and breaking multiple-price records for his neighbors in the process and wants to show appreciation in this out-of-the-blue, big bright way, literally!” according to Harlem’s Global Real Estate Advisor, Buyer Agent and company Rental Team “Guru,” Craig Rothfeld.

“In fact, over the years several individual investors became so charmed by Harlem they decided to call Harlem their home and have moved into our uniquely cultured neighborhood in Manhattan. It’s important to love where you live and work and I especially enjoy showing my gratitude with this holiday project.” concluded Robb Pair.

Thanks to Harlem Lofts for helping to Light up some of the beautiful brownstones and townhouses in Harlem.  Happy Holidays!

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March 15th, 2013 by HarlemGuy

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HarlemCondoLife is honoured to be featured in AMNewYork’s excellent two full-page spread on South Harlem (SoHa).  The piece by reporter Lisa Fraser appeared on 3/14 in AMNewYork’s paper and digital editions.

The piece is well written and provides a great deal of history and current reference information about  this little corner of the village of Harlem.   Including  real estate, transportation, education, shopping, eating, the arts, the parks, the people and “the buzz”.

Below is one of several quotes:

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The article makes clear that this slice of Harlem continues to mature from when we  first coined it Harlem’s Restaurant Row into something even more special.  A place that we – the current writers for HarlemCondoLife.com,  all of whom are original founders as well – call “home”.

We want to thank AMNewYork’s Lisa Fraser for reaching out to us a few weeks back and including HarlemCondoLife.com in the research for her article.

Click here to read the full article.

Click here to see more press coverage featuring HarlemCondoLife.com, including the New York Times.

Herve’ Jean-Baptiste a.k.a HarlemGuy | Current writer for and an original founder of  HarlemCondoLife.com.

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