Archive For March 28, 2016

Mega Developments in Williamsburg Brooklyn!

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Last year, New York governor Eliot Spitzer revealed plans to bring three blocky towers to the South Williams burg waterfront, each of which will rise 24 stories and will hold, in total, around 850 apartments (20 percent of which will be affordable).

While some exterior renderings had been revealed (and deemed “offensive” by Brooklynites and De Blasio advisers alike), new batch of images discovered by 6sqft shows some new looks at the building. The new images show the public park and waterfront esplanade that will sit between two of the buildings, along with a close-up view of a tower and one of its rooftop pools. images and article from Curbed New York


Upper East Side Charming neigborhood

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Upper East Side Neighborhood

The Charm of the Upper East Side

The Upper East Side is a gradient of socio-economic prosperity. To the west, the Upper East Side is characterized by luxurious homes and a high standard of living. This article from Street Easy shows how prices tend to be lower when going from the park towards the water (although this trend might change when the new MTA stations for the Q line will open on 2nd Avenue). Although the average price for the whole UES per ft² is $2,499.00, prices tend to vary greatly with the different areas. For example while the average price in per ft²  Yorkville is “only” $1,809, the average price in Carnegie Hill is as high as $2,322 per ft². Of all the UES neighborhoods, Carnegie Hill is the most expensive one.

NYC Upcoming Neighborhoods

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New York’s Next Hot Neighborhoods

New York City real estate is very fast-paced and the quest for the next hot neighborhood never ends. Finding out which is the next area that will become the next hot spot is not an easy call. Here’s an interesting article from the New York Times about it.

NYC Renters Guide

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Where, Who, How ? Help!

Where, Who, How ?

Renting in NYC is an interesting experience.

You are moving to NY, ready to begin a new chapter in your life , excited about the beautiful sights, plenty of entertainment and endless food choices, but finding an apartment could be one of the most stressful situations, first of all, you start your search on-line, without knowing in which neighborhood you should live in, the price range you should have, the size of apartment and available amenities you can afford, which apartments are available, what the Landlord requires etc. My recommendation to you is, yes go online review, compare, learn about different neighborhoods characteristics, each neighborhood is unique, find the area you like best, establish your priorities and your budget, please know places here are small and prices are high, downsize your possessions, for estimated information on prices per square foot here.

Let’s make it a little easier, you spend hours, days searching and trying to learn the rental market and now you are ready to make the move, the following tip guide should help:

  • It is a fast pace market, start your actual apartment search around 30 days before your move day.
  • Have paper work and financial funds available for when you find the right place.
  • Contact a professional to simplify the process, paying a Broker fee is not ideal, but it will help you to save tons of time and the right professional will find you the right place base on your wish list and budget.
  • Make sure you are up front with the Broker or Agent, on maximum price range, move date, desirable location, most haves (ie near transportation, near a park, laundry in the building, etc) the more precise you are the better.
  • Mention things you will not compromise with.
  •  If you have any pets, please inform your Agent, since not every building in NY is pet friendly and the ones that are, may have breeds and weigh restrictions.
  • Brokers fees in NY are usually 12% to 15% of the annual rent or one month of rent as a fee, please be aware of this fees before scheduling an appointment. At Kateza Realty We understand how expensive move in to NY can be, and to make it easier and simple for our clients We offer a lower flat rental fee. contact us for details at
  • Please know in order to rent an apartment you need to meet income requirements: in NY are 40xmonthly rent or 45xmonthly (depending on the Landlord.) rent or Guarantors 80xmonthly rent up to 100xmonthly rent.
  • Credit is usually required unless there is no credit history some Landlords will ask for prepayment on rent, extra security deposit or US Guarantor. Some Landlords accept Insurent in place of a Guarantor.
  • Form the moment you begin with an application to the moment you received final approval estimated time up to 1 week. case by case depends on the Management/Landlord company and how prepare you are.
  • Be inform, be prepare and enjoy this wonderful city!
  • Check our guides and feel free to email us or call us if you have any questions or for an appointment.

NYC Trends for 2016

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NYC Trends for 2016

These were some of the most significant trends in the New York City real estate market in 2015. But, what is in store for 2016? What neighborhoods will likely emerge as the hottest markets for renters and buyers? Forecast



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