BARNES New York at the NYC Real Estate Expo

BARNES New York had the opportunity to be present at the NYC Real Estate Expo 2023 at the Citi Field Stadium in Queens, New York on May 10th, 2023. The Expo brought together more than 7,000 real estate professionals, developers, investors, brokers, owners, architects, exhibitors, sponsors and individuals for a day of exchanges and meetings on the current and future environment of the real estate market.

Speakers like Thibault De Saint Vincent, President of BARNES International Realty, and Scott Durkin, President & CEO of Douglas Elliman, shared their views on the post-COVID era and the latest industry trends and news.

The BARNES New York team had the pleasure of attending to present the “Art de Vivre” luxury brand and services to the most curious. Representatives from the BARNES New York team and agents gathered for the event, reinforcing the strong position BARNES International holds on the real estate scene.

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BARNES New York at the NYC Real Deal Showcase + Forum 2023

BARNES New York had the opportunity to be present at the Real Deal Showcase + Forum 2023 at the Metropolitan Pavilion in New York on May 4, 2023. The showcase brought together more than 3,000 real estate professionals, developers, investors, brokers, owners , architects, exhibitors and sponsors for a day of exchanges and meetings on the current and future environment of the real estate market.

Speakers like Jody Durst, President of the Durst Organization, Marty Burger, President and CEO of Silverstein Properties, Inc., and Nathan Berman, Founding Director of Metro Loft, shared their views on the post-COVID era and the latest industry trends and news.

The BARNES New York team had the pleasure of attending to present the “Art de Vivre” luxury brand and services to the most curious. Representatives from the various BARNES offices in Miami, Montreal and Portland gathered in NYC for the event, reinforcing the deep ties between the offices which perfectly illustrated BARNES’ international position on the real estate scene.

“Invest in New York” conferences in Brazil

BARNES New York and Ricardo Lowndes Dale hold two conferences on real estate investment on March 20th in Rio de Janeiro and March 22nd in São Paulo. The events were followed by a happy-hour cocktail and met  with a lot of success.

Yann Rousseau (Managing Partner of BARNES New York, Westchester & Connecticut) and Adrien Gouirand (Consultant at BARNES New York) spoke in Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo to present the New York real estate market and its opportunities, new developments projects as well as an introduction to the buying process in the US and how to invest abroad.

The main topics discussed during the conferences were:

  • The right time to buy
  • The state of the real estate market in New York
  • The buying and financing process in the United States
  • The opportunities in new developments

What is the current state of the real estate market in New York?

Despite the US recession, we do not expect prices for existing properties in New York to decrease. However, the real estate market might experience a slight drop in supply and demand. Currently, the euro is recovering against the dollar and new constructions increasingly stand as very good buying opportunities for both resale and rental.

What are the most popular types of property?

New York consists of various neighborhoods that are very different from each other, whether in Manhattan or Brooklyn, but among them, neighborhoods such as TriBeCa, the Upper East Side, Midtown and Soho are very attractive. As for Brooklyn, the districts of Dumbo, Caroll Garens, Gowanus or Cobble Hill are very popular.

In addition, new developments are becoming the new trend, because they offer many advantages in terms of finishes, equipment, tax exemption and rental/resale potential. This type of modern, new property is becoming the new target of many buyers. Many clients also seek a family-friendly aspect in a home with more space, which is why multifamily buildings are also highly sought after by families or investors alike. Finally, do not neglect the pre-war buildings, which are also in great demand for their charm and their reduced costs.

A friendly event that caused a sensation

Following the conferences, a short questions and answers session took place, followed by a happy hour cocktail between all the guests to network and learn more about the New York real estate market in a relaxed and chic atmosphere.

“Invest in New York” conferences in France

On January 24 & 26, BARNES New York was pleased to host conferences in France on real estate investment in New York, followed by a cocktail. These conferences “Invest in New York” in Paris and Lyon were a great success.

Yann Rousseau, Managing Partner of BARNES New York, Westchester & Connecticut, and Adrien Gouirand, BARNES New York consultant, lead the discussion in Paris and Lyon in order to present the New York real estate market and its opportunities. The following agenda was discussed :

  •     How is the New York real estate market?
  •     Why is it the right time to buy?
  •     What are the opportunities in new developments (and property tax exemptions)?
  •     What is the buying and financing process in the United States?

The New York real estate market

The New York real estate market is witnessing a decline in supply and demand. Despite the U.S. recession, we do not expect a decline in prices for existing properties. On the other hand, the euro is recovering and new constructions represents very good buying opportunities for both resale and rental.

The most sought-after properties

Although more expensive, new developments have many advantages in terms of finishes, amenities, tax exemptions and rental/resale potential. Pre-war buildings are also in high demand for their charm and lower costs. Finally, multifamily buildings are also highly sought after by families or investors looking to rent several apartments.

The most popular neighborhoods in Manhattan are Tribeca, the Upper East Side, Midtown and Soho. As for Brooklyn, the neighborhoods of Dumbo, Caroll Garens, Gowanus or Cobble Hill are very popular.

Events that made a splash

The conferences were followed by question/answer sessions and cocktails that allowed all participants to interact on the New York real estate market in a laid-back and chic atmosphere.

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Photos by Radu CASUNEANU

What is the real estate market like in Westchester? 

The Westchester County Real Estate Market has been in high demand lately, in large part, due to the global pandemic. As a result, more than ever, people are leaving New York City and traveling north, trying to find property in less crowded and more spacious areas while still remaining a train ride away from all the big city action. 

Homes, condos, townhomes, and even rental units are selling for record prices. As a result, the supply is dwindling. And buyers are jumping on whatever they can get and almost always enter competitive bidding wars that often send the property’s sale price over what was originally asked. 

Just how competitive is the Westchester county real estate market? 

According to a report put out by Bloomberg last year, properties in Westchester have been in such high demand that the supply of the properties, if it continues at its current rate, will be completely drained by the end of the year. In Westchester County’s history, a shortage of that severity has never been recorded before. 

And because of that shortage, the Westchester County Real Estate Market is very tense and properties are now being sold for record rates.

Why is Westchester county so competitive? 

One of the main reasons the Westchester County Real Estate Market is so competitive is because of its close proximity to New York City. It’s no secret that while many people want to move out of the city, they do not want to cut ties with it completely. They want to remain close, and Westchester being the first northern county to border New York City proper, keeps them close. 

But that’s not all—Westchester county is also known for its high quality of life, and its experienced workforce, including more than a few Fortune 500 companies. All these features make the Westchester County Real Estate Market a good place to invest.

Are there any parts of Westchester not as affected by the real estate market? 

Unfortunately, not really. As a whole, Westchester County is in a lower supply of properties than usual. That low supply has driven up the selling price of available properties.  

According to a report by Miller Samuel, the selling price for properties in Westchester County has increased, on average, by approximately 1.5% from the previous year. In comparison, the number of properties being sold fell by nearly 13.4% in that same period. That means more people are trying to buy than sell in the Westchester County Real Estate Market.

What are the most in demand cities and towns in Westchester? 

Anything along the coast is always in high demand, and places like New Rochelle and Larchmont up to Rye and Port Chester, which have picturesque waterside views and thriving downtowns, are avidly sought. And then there are places like Yonkers, Tarrytown, and Croton-on-Hudson, all of which are located along the Hudson River and similarly popular. 

Why is the eastern coastline in such high demand? 

The eastern coastline of Westchester County consists of New Rochelle, Larchmont, Rye, Port Chester, and a few other cities and towns. They are home to many young and experienced working professionals, excellent schools, and ample nature parks. 

What can I expect in New Rochelle? 

New Rochelle is the southernmost coastal city in Westchester and the seventh-largest city in the state. It is approximately 15 miles to New York City (Manhattan), which translates to just over 20 minutes away by car or thirty minutes by train.  

New Rochelle is chock full of everything water-related. It has sailing schools, yacht clubs, rowing clubs, nature preserves, museums, and beer gardens. Its own downtown offers everything you need, so you don’t need to make the trip to New York City if you don’t want to. 

The average sale price for its homes is often around $415,000, making it far more accessible than the city itself. 

What can I expect in Larchmont? 

Larchmont is immediately north of New Rochelle and its average sale price for homes at the time of this writing was $1.6 million USD. 

Larchmont has a walkable downtown, plenty of spacious homes, and offers all of the same conveniences as New Rochelle, like parks, yacht clubs, and ample beaches. 

What about Rye and Port Chester? 

Rye and Port Chester are the northernmost waterside cities on the eastern coast of Westchester. Rye’s average sale price for homes is $1.6 million, while Port Chester sported a cheaper $598,000 price tag, on average. 

Rye is a food haven—there are ample restaurants, cafes, and coffee shops that dot its enviable downtown, and there is no shortage of explorable parks. Of the coastal cities in the county, it has a more suburban feel to it, and most residents own their homes. 

Port Chester is just north of Rye and offers plenty of museums, movie and performing arts theaters, and an abundance of restaurants downtown. Plus, being so close to Rye, any of Rye’s amenities are just a short drive, or train ride, away. 

What about the cities along the Hudson River? 

The Hudson River cities of Yonkers, Tarrytown, and Croton-on-Hudson carried a smaller price tag for homes than the eastern coastline. The sale price for homes in the river cities is approximately $750,000 on average, with Tarrytown driving that average up. 

What is Tarrytown like? 

Tarrytown is a diverse city with idyllic tree-lined streets and Victorian-style homes. Many of its residents describe Tarrytown as quiet, peaceful, and beautiful. And it’s that beauty and style that have inspired many well-known works of art, including the novel ‘The Legend of the Sleepy Hollow.’ 

Home prices here sell for around $1.4 million on average. 

What is Yonkers like? 

Yonkers is the closest Westchester city to New York City, and originally began as an industrial extension. However, that was its past; Yonkers has since been transformed, while keeping its historical buildings intact, into a residential haven filled with four-star restaurants, luxury properties, and a booming downtown. 

It’s got great culture and diversity to boot too, and, with the prices of homes starting near $342,000, you can do little wrong buying property here. 

What about Croton-on-Hudson? 

Croton-on-Hudson is located at the intersection of the Croton and Hudson Rivers. It is a 5-square-mile town that is packed with plenty of things to do and eat. Of the mentioned Hudson River cities, Croton-on-Hudson has the most suburban feel to it, but it comes with many amenities like highly-sought-after housing, high-end restaurants, and plenty of scenic parks. 

On average, its home prices are typically around $951,000. 

When is the right time to buy in Westchester? 

Real estate is a tricky subject right now. There are more people wanting to buy property than there are people willing to sell their property. Because of that reason, the selling price often goes above and beyond the asking price.  

As a result, buyers should be ready to be bidding against a handful of other interested parties. 

For more information on Westchester and its real estate market, contact BARNES New York! 

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What are the advantages of buying in a new real estate development in New York? 

New York City is always bustling with people who have places to go and goals to achieve. It’s a beautiful city for real estate investment, as it perpetually attracts tenants looking to rent a home for vacation, for a semester of school, or for the long term.  

In addition, NYC is an amazing place to purchase a secondary home, as there are countless sources of entertainment and shopping, most of which are very easily accessible on foot or by public transportation. So whether you are looking for a new home for your family or an investment rental property, BARNES New York has the resources you need to navigate your way through your purchase. 

While NYC offers plenty of historical real estate, there are excellent advantages to exploring new real estate developments within the city, which often include elements of historic architecture in conjunction with the conveniences of modern, upgraded materials and amenities. BARNES New Developments has preferred access to developers. Our team consists of agents with top-notch negotiation skills as well as a thorough knowledge of different parts of the city to help you find your new home.  

How can I save money buying new real estate in New York? 

Some buyers shy away from newer developments because of the price tag; however, luxury purchases are excellent investments. Updated properties offer increased value and are often built better due to the advancement of construction and materials. They know that these details are extremely important when purchasing in the luxury market.  

For example, 35 Hudson Yards was built with hand-picked limestone all the way from Germany, giving it warm, welcoming features. 108 Leonard incorporates majestic, historical architecture and combines it with more modern features to create beautiful units and common areas. Finally, buyers will want to check out 130 William Street, as it features luxurious Italian Pietra stone kitchen countertops. The upgraded materials and intentional features add value to all of these luxury properties and will likely reduce the need for renovations in the near future. These characteristics are one of the advantages of buying in a new real estate development in New York.

Furthermore, other unique details of these new developments certainly add to their value as well. For example, 277 Fifth Avenue offers floor-to-ceiling windows and columns that were intentionally placed along the perimeter of the building to avoid blocking the view. In addition, One Wall Street features tiled mosaics and a landscaped rooftop terrace for residents to enjoy views of the NYC skyline. New York City is known for its beautiful views, and these properties deliver what buyers want to see.  

These features increase the value of luxury residences and therefore tend to increase the return on investment for those looking to rent or sell their property. BARNES New Developments provides our clients with services for buying, selling, and managing these types of properties, and our agents have the knowledge and experience to be able to identify unique features that help elevate luxury buildings in NYC. 

Will I save money on utilities by investing in a new real estate development?  

Newer developments tend to implement more affordable and eco-friendly utilities, saving the buyer money on energy costs. For example, 565 Broome SoHo incorporates a sophisticated curtain-wall system that helps to retain heat in the winter and generate solar energy in the summer. This reduces the cost of energy as well as the negative impact of consumption on the environment.  

15 Hudson Yards boasts an on-site emergency generator, in case of loss of power, that contains efficient boilers to help reduce electric costs. Electricity tends to be one of the most expensive utilities for renters and homeowners, so these eco-friendly implementations can truly make a difference in overall costs and count as one of the major advantages of buying in a new real estate development in New York.

At BARNES New York, we are always on the lookout for properties that offer efficient, low-maintenance utilities to save our clients money and reduce negative impacts on the environment. Additionally, newer developments are able to incorporate updated technologies, such as more efficient energy systems and water-efficient plumbing, to reduce these costs. 

What kinds of unique amenities are included in new developments in NYC? 

Rooftop patio in New York City with a table and chairs standing on a paved area surrounded by green turf overlooking a view of the downtown skyline and skyscrapers

BARNES International Realty recognizes that another advantage to investing in new real estate is the availability of updated, state-of-the-art amenities, which add value to the property. Some of the more popular amenities include services and spaces dedicated to the health and wellness of residents.  

For example, 53 West 53 features a gorgeous dining area that overlooks Central Park as well as a 65-foot lap pool and a golf simulator. It is conveniently located above the Museum of Modern Art and boasts amazing panoramic views. 130 William includes an infinity-edge spa pool, a yoga studio, and a fitness center with a terrace to elevate your health and fitness experience. 200 Amsterdam, located in the Upper West Side, has ‘his and hers’ steam rooms, a yoga and pilates room, and an infrared sauna. All of these amenities add up in value, especially if they are saving you money on luxuries many people typically spend money on, such as gym memberships or billiards clubs. All these savings are true advantages of buying in a new real estate development in New York.

Additionally, many new luxury real estate developments offer other lifestyle services, such as doormen, concierge, and memberships to museums or other venues of interest. The Kent, located in the trendy Upper East Side, offers doorman these services 24 hours per day. Additionally, this development boasts a complimentary one-year membership to the Lincoln Center for Performing Arts. 

7 West 57 offers a virtual concierge so that residents can conveniently schedule services, such as restaurant reservations, by phone or computer. 300 West, located in West Harlem, includes two reception areas and a lobby that is attended 24-hours a day. These types of amenities increase the value of the real estate, as they provide modern luxuries that tenants highly desire.  

Luxury New York City real estate can be overwhelming to navigate, but the opportunity to invest in these new real estate developments makes them worth the thorough consideration. Thankfully, BARNES offers agents who have extensive experience working with luxury properties.  

Our agents are informed of the materials and architectural subtleties that help add value to new properties, ensuring buyers get the best value possible. In addition, we are always on the lookout for unique amenities that will save our clients money and add convenience to their daily lives. If you are considering investing in a new property in NYC, please contact our fantastic team at BARNES New Developments

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What are the regulations for buying a property in New York? 

With its shining lights, skyscrapers, and mix of cultures, New York surely is the place to live. There are plenty of NYC apartments for sale currently, so choosing which to buy is up to you! Buying a new property in New York can seem daunting, as it is a long process with many obstacles throughout. However, this process can be made easy by being aware of all rules, regulations, and steps to take when buying a property in New York.  

Being aware of the regulations that come alongside buying and selling a new house can make the proceeding go much smoother. Knowing what is expected for you and the seller will get you closer to reaching your new New York home with less trouble. Also, following all regulations can help you to avoid extra fees and costs that you would not have paid otherwise.  

What are the important steps when buying a new property? 

As a buyer, it is always a good idea to work with a buyer’s agent who has plenty of experience, especially if you are a novice when it comes to buying homes. Therefore, the first thing you should do when you decide to buy a home is to find a buyer’s agent.  

Prepare all of the documents you will need for an offer and find an attorney specializing in real estate. You can ask your buyer’s agent for local recommendations. Having all of your documents in order will allow you to find any required information quickly and check that all regulations have been followed properly, especially when you’re buying a property in New York.

If you submit an offer for a property and it is approved, your attorney will look over the housing contract on your behalf. They will also scrutinize construction documents, including the first two years of financing the property. Once this operation is completed, you must then make at least a 10% down payment. This is one of the most detailed steps of the process, so it is important to review the listed rules and cautions to be aware of when making the down payment.  

Once you’ve signed the full contract, if financing, you will apply for a mortgage and request an appraisal. The bank will provide you with a mortgage commitment, and you can complete an application to buy the new property.  

The process and regulations for buying a cooperative property in New York are quite different from the regulations of other properties. For example, if you buy a cooperative, the board will first call you in for an interview. If you buy a condo apartment or a house, this process is skipped, and the building will consider the waiver of the right of first refusal, thus allowing you to begin the closing process on the property.  

Many details within the buying process must not be looked over, as this can result in penalties, extra fees, and can add to the time you must wait before owning your new property. 

What is a seller’s disclosure? 

When a homeowner puts their house on the market, they must collect a packet of documents with information about the property. Seller’s disclosures can vary from state to state and county to county depending on their requirements, otherwise known as disclosure obligations. For example, in New York, the seller’s disclosure obligations are divided into 5 different categories: General Information, surrounding environment, mechanical systems, structural elements, and defects. 

The general information that sellers must include in the disclosure would be details such as the age of the house, the property title, and the utility surcharge. In addition, the environment around the property can significantly impact the maintenance, and it must be stated in the disclosure. For example, if the property is located in a floodplain, a wetland district, near a landfill, contains asbestos, or if other toxic substances have been spilled, the seller must report them.  

It must include information about the mechanical systems, such as the utilities, water sources and quality, and the presence of sewers. All defects in the house must be reported as well. Any issues with the plumbing, air conditioning or heating, security, the foundation of the walls, chimney, and patio terrace must be described in detail on paper to the buyer.  

It is your right to receive a full and detailed seller’s disclosure as a buyer. Sellers who cannot provide adequate disclosure can owe money in fees, but the buyer may pay extra money for repairs later down the line.  

Are there regulations for down payments? 

Regulations and rules about down payments may be one of the most important that you come across as a buyer. Many co-ops or condos in New York will require a 20% down payment, although you might be permitted to put only 10% of the purchase price in a few instances. Of course, the more money you initially put down, the less you have to pay by the month.

Any down payment less than 20% of the price will require the buyer to pay for extra private mortgage insurance. Private mortgage insurance is a type of insurance that any buyer will be required to have to take out a conventional mortgage loan. Unlike most types of insurance, private mortgage insurance will protect the lender’s investment in the home rather than the borrower of the loan. On the other hand, private mortgage insurance makes it possible for some buyers to own their new homes sooner. This is because those who put down less than 20% as a down payment on their home will be allowed by the private mortgage insurance to obtain financing. 

PMI is not on the cheap end, though, and it can come with additional monthly costs outside of loan payments. Until the buyers have enough equity in the home and are no longer considered high-risk, they must continue to make large payments to the private mortgage insurance. These can be between 0.5% and 2% of the total cost of the house in a given year. The lower the down payment, the higher the percent of the total cost the buyer will pay to the private mortgage insurance.  

How can I abide down payment regulations?  

The best way to ensure that you will meet the 20% requirement for a down payment on a new property in New York is by having a set budget and plenty of savings before entering the market.  

It is important to decide how much you are willing to spend on your apartment, as well as which accommodations are most important to you. In New York, a one-bedroom apartment costs about $1,110,000 to buy on average in November 2022. A new 4-bedroom home for the family can cost over $3.8 million, making this a high initial down payment.*

Although putting a bigger down payment is generally advised, be sure to save at least 5% more than the down payment you wish to put down to help with repairs that you may need. Always set a limit with yourself and secure your expectations regarding financing. Additionally, it’s best to plan out your financial plan with an experienced mortgage broker to figure out your budget. 

*Data from UrbanDigs

How can I avoid mistakes?  

As stated above, working with real estate professionals can help you build confidence and guide you throughout the process and the regulations of buying a new property in New York. Unfortunately, many buyers and sellers may think that they are saving money on a real estate transaction by not hiring a real estate agent, and this could not be further from the truth.  

An experienced real estate agent knows the New York market, has excellent negotiation skills, and offers great advice about choosing a home that will help you save money in the long run. Having a real estate agent by your side can help you find new properties that you may not have found otherwise, caution you of regulations you may be missing or unaware of, and assist you throughout the process to help you understand each step of the way.

Having a brokerage firm that you can trust is crucial when buying a home in New York. BARNES New York is available to help you in all of your real estate endeavors, whether you are buying a home, investing abroad, looking for private aviation and yacht services, and much more.  

BARNES New York will assist you in all of your needs, especially when it comes to luxury living and new developments in New York. Contact us today for more information!

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What are the most beautiful real estate new developments in New York?  

Real estate new developments in New York City are amazing and are privileged place to live. Whether you are looking for your dream home or investing in a rental property, BARNES New York can provide you with the specialized assistance needed to walk you through the entire process. We offer a variety of services, such as negotiation of pricing, direct access to developers, and specialized knowledge of NYC neighborhoods.

While there are plenty of wonderful older residences in the city, some buyers are looking to invest in a newer development. BARNES has its own department for new developments with access to construction programs worldwide, which has done the research to find you the most beautiful residences in locations that are in high demand and with features that are irresistible to buyers and renters.

Why invest in new developments in NYC? 

Most would agree that NYC is a unique and fascinating city. It offers something for everyone, with art museums, Broadway productions, world-renowned restaurants, and endless shopping. In addition to location, there are several benefits to investing in newer developments in the city.

Newer developments, in general, tend to have fewer needs in terms of maintenance and renovations. This saves the buyer money, especially if the property is used for rental investment. Additionally, newer buildings tend to have more desirable features that align with current expectations, such as washer and dryer connections (which can be very challenging to find in-unit) and more luxurious amenities, such as high-end gyms and spas.

A less obvious benefit of investing in real estate new developments in New York, is the opportunity to lock in a price at the early stages of development. Making a commitment to a property early on can save significant amounts of money, as the buyer may be able to get an excellent price without having to worry about inflation. BARNES can provide assistance with the negotiation and acquisition of these types of properties.

Aerial panorama of New York City skyscrapers at dusk as seen from above the 29th street, close to Hudson Yards and Chelsea neighborhood

What are some of the popular neighborhoods for new developments in NYC? 

NYC is diverse in what it has to offer, and this is especially true for the Manhattan borough. Some of the key neighborhoods we suggest exploring are SoHo and the Upper West Side, Hudson Yards, and the Financial District.

SoHo is an excellent neighborhood for walkable luxury shopping. Near Midtown and the East Village, this neighborhood is accessible to desired restaurants, galleries, and upscale bars. Rooted deeply in the arts, this area is a unique place to live and visit. Buyers interested in SoHo should look at 77 Charlton Street, which offers a private courtyard and condos ranging from studios to 3-bedrooms.

In nearby Morningside Heights, Vanderwater stands as a 33-story luxury condominium, and it offers views of Central Park, Riverside Church, and Columbia University. The Upper West Side also features 200 Amsterdam, which is located near the Museum of Natural History and the Lincoln Center. This complex also boasts unique amenities, such as a “Zoom room” for meetings and a “little composer’s room” for children to explore their musical talents.

Foodies will want to explore Hudson Yards, located in Manhattan’s West Side. Developments in this area are also near the art galleries of Chelsea as well as the Hudson River Park. 35 Hudson Yards, the 4th tallest building in the US, features floor-to-ceiling windows and easy access to The Shops at Hudson Yards.

This development also offers a 2-year membership to Equinox club and spa for no extra charge. Another strong contender in this area is 15 Hudson Yards in West Chelsea, which offers panoramic views of Manhattan and easy access to Hudson River Park.

These are just a few of the popular neighborhoods in Manhattan. BARNES is prepared to help you find the neighborhood that best fits your style and needs, and will walk you through the process of acquiring your dream home.

What types of amenities are available?  

Amenities are particularly important when shopping for high-end real estate developments, and New York City luxury developments have quite a few to offer. It can be helpful to be aware of the amenities that are most crucial to you while shopping for your new home.

Many luxury condominiums offer lobby service for added protection and convenience. 300 West, located in Upper Manhattan in the West Harlem Area, offers 24-hour lobby service with doorman and concierge services.

Another popular amenity is easy access to an in-house pool or spa. 111 West 57th Street, located in Midtown, offers residents a lap pool, a sauna, and a steam room. Buyers looking for a place in the Upper East Side should consider for its beautiful indoor pool and sauna. This facility also offers a unique camping-themed children’s play area and even a sound lounge for musicians.

In addition to pool access, many buyers are also interested in other fitness-related amenities. For example, 130 William, located Downtown, offers a wide variety of options for those interested in fitness and sports, including a swimming pool, a yoga studio, a basketball court, and an exit close to the park.

Where are some of the most beautiful views?  

It can be challenging to choose the complexes with the most beautiful views in NYC, as there are so many iconic images of the city. Whether you are looking for something overlooking a waterfront, a high rise that offers views of the skyline, or windows with viewpoints of Central Park, there are luxury developments that accommodate these requests.  

One Manhattan Square is located on the edge of New York Harbor, at 800 feet above the water. This development offers glass paneling for optimal views of the waterfront. 77 Greenwich also offers beautiful waterfront views and is close to Battery Park. These types of developments can make you feel like you’re in an oasis within the big city with their serene viewpoints. 

For those looking to see the beautiful skyline, 196 Orchard, located in Manhattan’s Lower East Side, boasts an amazing view of the NYC skyline, with its 4,300 square foot rooftop terrace overlooking the city. Buyers may also want to consider places that offer iconic views of Central Park, such as 111 West 57th Street

We recommend all buyers looking to invest in luxury properties check out the real estate new developments emerging in New York City. BARNES New Development is prepared to assist clients with finding, buying, and selling these properties. We are equipped with specialized knowledge and resources to help you get the best deal for your money and to make the most out of your investment over time.  

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Which luxury real estate agencies to contact in New York? 

Do you wonder which luxury real estate agencies to contact in New York? Now that the world is beginning to reopen, the real estate market is finally on the move again. While most industries suffered through the first year of the pandemic, the buying and selling of real estate became particularly challenging.  

New York City is now returning to its typical place as a city to consider when purchasing a luxury home. Properties in New York City offer excellent long-term value and can be utilized for various purposes, such as vacationing or renting to tenants. 

While real estate agency companies are fairly easy to find in most cities, it’s important to be choosy when selecting your agent and choosing wich luxury real estate agencies to contact in New York. Many agents are simply in the business for the commission and do not fully consider the buyer and seller’s needs. These needs may differ for individuals managing luxury properties, and some agencies are not equipped to assist these clients effectively. This can be frustrating, as buying a home is a gigantic investment that should not be taken lightly.  

BARNES New York is here to provide you with elite services as you navigate the market in NYC. With over ten years of experience in New York City and agents from all over the world, BARNES offers a multicultural team to help guide you through the numerous opportunities available in the big city. Now is the time to take advantage of the market and continue to grow your investments with luxury NYC properties. 

Why should I consider real estate companies in New York that specialize in luxury homes?  

Buyers looking for high-end homes will want to contact luxury real estate agencies in New York that work with expensive homes daily. Because this is a niche field, these agents will be much more well-versed in desired neighborhoods, more aware of properties that are currently available, and more familiar with potential buyers of these properties.  

Since luxury homes tend to be within the top 10% in terms of price, clients would benefit from utilizing real estate agents who are skilled in navigating this competitive, fast-paced market. BARNES provides specialized services for those looking to buy and sell luxury items and is, therefore, able to effectively support their clients throughout the process. 

In addition, luxury properties tend to include particular features that are very expensive, scarce, and desired. The location of a property, as well as its amenities, can significantly impact its value. Two homes with the same square footage will not be worth the same amount of money when they are in two different locations. This is why it is important to find a real estate agent who is extremely well-versed in the neighborhoods of interest and who can alert you to opportunities promptly. 

At BARNES New York, we have agents and brokers who speak various languages to partner with you on your real estate journey. Since we are an international company, we have connections in countries worldwide. As a result, our clients are able to effectively manage their properties from their homes without having to travel internationally, as BARNES agents can take care of the logistics on-site.  

BARNES New York provides agents and brokers knowledgeable within their specific NYC borough. In addition, these agents are matched with BARNES agents in other countries, such as France, to provide the best service and most thorough knowledge of the property.  

Why consider luxury properties in New York? 

In particular, NYC is an excellent choice for luxury home buyers to explore. New York City offers a wide variety of property types, such as apartments, condos, and penthouses. While some buyers may be looking for a vacation home, others may be looking to sell or rent their properties to tenants.  

Since New York is a bustling city that can be quite expensive to live in, tenants are always looking to rent. We also provide property management services for rental homes, such as collecting rent, responding to maintenance issues, and conducting yearly property inspections. Clients can rest easy knowing that BARNES has it under control and that their investment is being taken care of accordingly.  

Additionally, New York offers a lot of luxury real estate agencies to contact, not least because of the atypical architecture that the city offers, value in its history and cultural attributes. Historic buildings can offer prestige and charm that contributes to their overall price value, while newer buildings often offer updated features that are highly desirable to wealthy clients. Amenities such as access to a pool or stunning rooftop views may impact the pricing of the property.  

In NYC, each borough and neighborhood has its own distinct personality and attributes. For example, Midtown Manhattan offers properties close to major attractions, such as Times Square, and is also in close proximity to other desired neighborhoods, such as Chelsea. This provides excellent opportunities for renting, given the prime location for tenants who work in the area or travelers wanting to see the city’s sights. 

On the other hand, you may be looking for an area that is more residential in orientation. For example, uptown Manhattan offers beautiful views of the city and is close to some of the most unique shops and galleries that New York has to offer. BARNES New York is prepared to guide you through the properties available across the city based on your preferences and intended use for the property. We currently offer Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, the Hamptons, Westchester, and Upstate New York listings.  

What constitutes a luxury property?  

BARNES is available to assist with numerous types of luxury properties, including not only homes but also additional high-end purchases. We can help you buy, sell, and manage your purchases, regardless of the location of your primary home.  

Luxury homes are unique for numerous reasons, and their uniqueness is part of what makes them expensive enough to be considered “luxury.” In NYC, luxury homes often have excellent views of the city, are conveniently located, and provide amenities that are not easily accessible in many big-city apartments, such as in-unit washers and dryers.  

These properties may also be unique in how they are designed (compared to the typical square-shaped apartments commonly seen in the city) and tend to be more spacious than typical homes in the area. Because the features of these properties are unique, we focus on the details of these homes and can provide updated information regarding their availability.  

In addition, BARNES New York is also available to assist with the acquisition and selling of large luxury items, including yachts, private jets and art advisory services. While many real estate agencies only offer services directly related to housing, BARNES is here to help you buy, sell, and manage these additional luxury assets. Some of the services provided include management of the construction of new yachts based on the client’s preferences as well as the purchasing and selling of yachts.  

Furthermore, BARNES offers assistance with fine artwork, including the transport and installation of pieces in addition to sales and purchasing. A strong benefit of choosing BARNES New York is the ability to utilize the same company to manage numerous luxury investments. 

What types of properties does BARNES New York have to offer?  

When you want to contact a luxury real estate agency in New York, you need to be hypervigilant as listings change frequently, and brokers need to know exactly what their clients are looking for to not miss out on the perfect opportunity. At BARNES, we organize properties by larger borough or neighborhood and then further classify them into smaller neighborhoods within the larger sections. This allows the buyer to focus on some of the property’s most important features, such as location and size. 

While BARNES real estate agents are happy to assist you with finding your perfect home, we also provide a website that is easy to navigate so that you can search on your own, as desired. In addition, buyers can filter for amenities, such as the number of bedrooms, outdoor space, and community doorman services. Whether you are looking for a cozy condo in Manhattan or a gigantic vacation home with a pool in the Hamptons, BARNES New York is ready to assist with agents who have specialized knowledge of these areas. 

At the end of the day, when selecting a real estate agency to utilize for your luxury property in NYC, you will want to make sure you go with a company that is reliable, knowledgeable of the area, and savvy enough to identify new opportunities promptly, as the market is very competitive. We are an excellent choice because we specialize in managing luxury properties and offer services beyond that of a typical real estate company.  

Furthermore, our multicultural staff offers services in numerous languages, such as French and Spanish, and can effectively assist buyers worldwide. For these reasons, we hope you’ll consider utilizing BARNES New York as you navigate the luxury market in New York City.  

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Where should you buy a house in the Hamptons? 

The Hamptons is a grouping of towns and villages on the far eastern side of New York’s Long Island and borders the Atlantic Ocean. It is easily accessible by car or bus from the city, and travelers should expect an approximately 2-hour drive from the center of Manhattan. If you wonder where you should buy a house in the Hamptons, keep on reading!

Many people—celebrities, the wealthy, and well-to-do travelers—use the Hamptons to get away from the hustle and bustle of New York City for a while. So buy a house in the Hamptons is a very good choice. With its scenic ocean surroundings, more rural setting, and historic landscapes, it’s easy to see why. Spend enough time in the area, and you’re bound to run across someone famous. 

But the Hamptons offer much more than just resorts for a short stay or extended summer get away. It, too, provides an array of condominiums and single-family homes for year-round stays. 

Which area is best for me? 

Depending on whether you want an ocean side getaway, an inland home with plenty of yard space, or even a modern condominium, the Hamptons have you covered. With so much open space and plenty of options available, there are so many great areas to choose from when considering buying real estate in the Hamptons. 

Exactly where are the Hamptons? 

The Hamptons are located in Suffolk County, which is directly east of Nassau County, the county that borders the New York City borough of Queens. As stated previously, it is accessible from New York City via a 2-hour car drive or a trip by commuter bus. For those wishing to take a train, that option is available, too. The Hamptons are just 3.5 hours away from New York City by train. At the 2020 United States census, Suffolk County listed a population of over one million spread between its cities and towns. 

Which areas are best in the Hamptons? 

When considering to buy a house in the Hamptons, options in Suffolk County’s cities, there is little to complain about, especially as you drift toward the Hamptons. Being in the narrow-most stretch of Long Island, the Hamptons offers plenty of housing with immediate access to water. Even the housing options that don’t come with water access still come packed with amenities like land, greenery, and cozy surroundings. 

It then becomes a pick of preference. Do you want an ocean side getaway? Or do you want a tucked away escape? Then, consider exploring Southampton and East Hampton for real estate options. 

Small residential houses on the seaside in the Hamptons.

What is in Southampton? 

Southampton consists of many towns and hamlets and a thriving community full of food, shops, a strong community, and activities. It has a closed-off bay protecting it from the waves of the Atlantic Ocean and is the ideal place for a relaxing environment. Perhaps the most popular area of Southampton are the Hampton Bays. 

What are the Hampton Bays? 

The Hampton Bays are technically a hamlet, which, in New York, simply means a populated space not defined as a city or town. Think of a hamlet in the same way you would a neighborhood within a large city—a populated part of the city, but not a city by itself. Three bays border the Hampton Bays—the Great Peconic, Shinnecock, and the Tiana—meaning there is plenty of waterfront real estate to go around. 

What options are there in the Hampton Bays? 

As stated above, The Hampton Bays are surrounded by water, even more so when you consider the creeks and ponds that extend inland from the ocean. There is a little something for everyone here, ranging from quaint 2 bed/ 1 bath homes to extravagant 5+ bed/ 5+ bath ocean side homes. And don’t worry, the architecture in the Hampton Bays is aesthetically pleasing, and there is no wrong answer for house buying here. 

The southern section of the Hampton Bays is where most of the housing is gathered. It’s also where many of the restaurants, bars, and shopping centers are located, too. Oceanside dining is Hampton Bays’ forte, and there are no shortages of options. With plenty of indoor and outdoor dining options, crafting a scenic and memorable dining experience is effortless. 

Does Southampton have a downtown? 

Situated a little inland from the ocean, on the tip of Agawam Lake, is a quaint downtown area for Southampton. It offers all of the necessities like schools, shops, dining, hotels, and hospitals while also offering cultural adds like an arts center, museums, parks, and sports fields. 

What options are there in East Hampton? 

East Hampton offers a more spread-out, suburban feel when compared to the popular Hampton Bays in Southampton. Its long coastline cuts right up to the Atlantic Ocean and offers some breathtaking scenery. There is a downtown similar to that of Southampton and, perhaps, bigger and more frequent nature parks complete with hiking trails and wildlife. 

The famous Montauk Point Lighthouse in the daylight, with a view of the sea.

Where can I find more information about real estate in the Hamptons? 

Options to buy a house in the Hamptons are exploding, with more and more people moving away from the city, in part because of the global pandemic and others wanting to branch away from densely-populated areas. The cities and counties surrounding New York have really blossomed—and a lot of that New York City culture is moving along with it.

Meaning that if you crave buying a home and getting that New York City lifestyle, you don’t have to look into Manhattan solely. Now, more than ever, real estate in the Hamptons is on the rise. To check out the best listings that the Hamptons offers, along with guidance and expert advice, check out BARNES New York

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