220 East 73rd Street, 12H

$995,000 This beautiful, south-facing one bedroom plus home office is flooded with light on a prime Upper East Side block. This pre-war gem is one of the largest one bedroom layouts in the coop with an oversized bedroom, a renovated eat-in kitchen, home office, dining area, wood-burning fireplace and multiple large closets with an abundance…

150 Charles Street, 1BN

$8.4MM Townhouse living with private garage in a luxury full-service West Village Condominium.  1BN is a sprawling duplex with three bedrooms, three full baths and two powder rooms featuring an incredibly rare private garage and entrance on Charles Street. For more information about this home, call me at 917.854.5069. Click here to view full details about this…

2019 Design Trends Predicted by the Pros

Architectural Digest asked the pros of the interior design industry to take their best shot at predicting 2019 design trends. Read their blog to find out the patterns, colors, and textures you might just be seeing a lot of this year. Design Pros Predict the Big Decor Trends of 2019 Featured image courtesy of architecturaldigest.com

Overview  There are currently 16,905 listings on the market in Manhattan with a total dollar volume of over $56B. The median price is $1,580,000 and the median price per square foot is $1,500. Pricing  Approximately 9% of listings are priced below $500K 26% of listings are between $500K – $1M 38% of listings are between $1M – $3M…

A Look at 311

Ask anyone what their favorite number is and why, and you’ll get as many different responses as people you ask. A favorite number for New Yorkers, at least in the phone-call-making department, is 311. Hundreds of millions of New Yorkers have called this number, and if you haven’t heard about it or called yet yourself,…

The Latest on the Honolulu Rail Project

For more than four decades, local residents and politicians have hotly debated whether Hawai‛i’s most populated island needs a rail transit line. Honolulu’s traffic congestion consistently lands it a spot among the Top 10 U.S. Cities for highway gridlock. Most Honolulu residents have long considered it the price for living in paradise. But what to…

Honolulu remains a strong market for sellers and a hot market for buyers. Homes are being snapped up in 30 days or less, the absorption rate is still hovering just under 3 months for both condos and single family homes, and with interest rates not likely to rise much in 2019, buying is even more…

Winter Events in NYC

One of the wonderful things about New York is that we get to experience all four seasons in all their fullness. While each season has its (literal) highs and lows, there is one thing that every season in New York can proudly boast: there is always something to do. No matter the time of year,…

Neighborhood Spotlight: Kaimukī

There’s no neighborhood more reminiscent of Honolulu in the 1950’s and 60’s than Kaimukī. It’s been a residential neighborhood since the early twentieth century, and today boasts plenty of single-family homes with a sprinkling of multi-family dwellings. Close to shopping and downtown Honolulu, the business center of Kaimukī retains its retro charm with old-style diners…

Our 2018 Year in Review

As many know, Compass is a leader of innovation and technology in the real estate industry. With all the buzz in the news about the growth and scope of Compass, and the transformation that Compass is making in the world of real estate, it’s hard not to see the company as simply growth-driven. But what…

805 Washington Street, Unit 4

$4,500 per month / Charming and spacious two bedroom apartment located on the best block in the Meatpacking District. As you enter into the apartment you are greeted by the expansive living room and open kitchen, both flooded with light. Both bedrooms have ample custom built out closet space and the apartment features a recently…

  November Honolulu numbers show a steady market for sellers, with prices up 6% for single family homes and 8% for condos compared with this time last year.    Median sale prices in Honolulu have gone up 3 and 4% since Nov 2017 for single family homes and condos respectively.    Even though the number…

Winter in the Islands

Winter in Hawai‛i is almost like Summer in Hawai‛i. That’s what happens when you live near the equator. Hawaiian weather isn’t divided up into “seasons” like it is in other places. The Hawaiian summer known as “kau” runs from May to October and has a daytime average temperature of 85 degrees Fahrenheit. Winter, known as…

5 Design Trends you’re About to see Everywhere

Airbnb has analyzed users on their platform to find the trendiest buzzwords that hosts are writing and guests are searching. Check out their findings in this Airbnb blog post: Rustic Chic to ‘Staying-In-imalism’: Airbnb Plus’ 2019 Design Trends Featured image courtesy of Airbnb.

Neighborhood Spotlight: Kapolei

Kapolei is the fastest growing area in the state of Hawai‛i. With urban Honolulu approaching full build-out, state and county governments have designated Kapolei as “O‛ahu’s Second City,” and West O‛ahu’s hub for business, commerce, and government. A master-planned community with almost 12,000 homes, condos and townhouses, the Honolulu Department of Planning and Permitting expects…

October numbers show it continues to be a great time to sell in the Honolulu market with an absorption rate of three months, buyers snapping up homes that hit the market in less than a month, and single family homes achieving 97% of asking price while condos achieved 97.7% in October.

It’s November in New York and that means three things: Q3 Market Updates are out, holiday shopping begins, and it’s time for a feast of food. New York City is a special place to be during the holiday season, and it’s an even more special place to own a home. The market has shifted considerably…

Eco-Friendly Holiday Shopping in Honolulu

Because living on an island challenges Hawai‛i residents to live in harmony with the environment, I’ve grouped together some eco-friendly places that locals love to shop for the holidays. I’ve also included some online shopping venues, because shopping online saves gas, time, and the stress of long lines. And everybody loves that! Eco-Friendly Shops Roberta…

Fall 2018 Food and Drink Events in NYC

With the weather consistently around 50 – 60 degrees and the sun setting around 6:00 pm, it seems that fall is in full force in New York City. Plenty of us are looking for ways to get out and enjoy this nearly-perfect season before it begins to get too cold to leave our apartments. Luckily,…

Eco-Friendly Holiday Shopping in New York City

NYC is a haven for innovators, and artisans inspired by climate change have stitched together more than one way to make fashion and home products eco-friendly. This sustainable shopping safari will guide you from the Upper West Side all the way down to Brooklyn. If you get hungry, stop by your closest Sweetgreen, a NYC…