Friday, April 28, 2017

Brooklyn 2016 Townhouse Report

Brooklyn Townhouse Report Take Aways:

  • Sales activity is a little cooler. 2015 turned out to be a banner year for Brooklyn townhouse sales, so we were unsurprised that buyers were a little less busy in 2016.  The number of townhouse sales in 2016 was down 5%.
  • Strong prices. The median price for a Brooklyn townhouse in 2016 was $1.75M, up 9%, and the average price per square foot was $774, up 5%. Multi-residence townhouses were especially strong, with a 10% rise in median price and 6% in ppsf.
  • Investment opportunities. Speculative investment, restoration, and property flipping are playing a role in the Brooklyn townhouse segment in some neighborhoods, particularly in Bedford-Stuyvesant.
I am delighted to share with you our 2016 Brooklyn Townhouse Report.  Inside you will find a detailed analysis of single-family and multi-residence (four units or less) townhouse sales that closed in Brooklyn last year.

Click Here for the full report.

Spring - The Perfect Excuse for a Clean Start!

A word from Meryl Starr, Professional Organizer, Motivational Coach/Speaker, plus Author of “The Personal Organizing Workbook”

The following is a list of 10 easy ways to prepare of the season.

1. Scrub-a-dub-dub. There is a reason why we say it’s time for “spring cleaning” Dust bunnies, cobwebs, grime and dirt all have to go.
2. Glasswork. Wash your windows. Nothing brings in light like washing away that winter film.

3. Plant a Garden…Then, enjoy flowers, fresh herbs, and home-grown tomatoes this summer.

4. Research summer camps for your children

5. Make sure your air conditioner is cleaned and ready to go.

6. Cleaning Agents. Spring is the perfect time to get your carpets, rugs and upholstery cleaned by professionals.

7. Curtain Call. Replace the shower-curtain liner in your bathroom. Mold and mildew can build up and exacerbate allergies and asthma.

8. Keep a picnic basket and a blanket handy, so you can make the most of a sunny afternoon at a moment’s notice.

9. Finish up those indoor projects you started and did not complete during the winter. Projects like painting your bedroom or organizing a box of photographs. Soon your attention will be outdoors and you will not revisit the indoor projects probably until winter.

10. Waste Not. Clean out your closets, drawers and cabinets. Mark two bins….”keep” and “get rid of”. Be bold, be heartless, be unforgiving, and don’t forget to get a receipt when you donate your stuff to local charities.

Hope this list helps you to get the Spring Season off to an Organized start.

If you need additional help or some motivation, please call Meryl Starr at (917)-902-9185