Archive for November, 2011

Meridian 5 Lofts is a great addition to south beach condo inventory

Posted by ricardo on 11/19/2011 | |

Meridian5 Lofts is a new boutique loft building in the South of Fifth neighborhood of Miami Beach. The building features double height lofts with soaring ceilings and floor-to-ceiling glass windows.

Each residence at Meridian 5 Lofts features European kitchens, stainless steel appliances, quartz countertops, and marble bathrooms. In addition, some residences feature private rooftop terraces.  Amenities include a rooftop pool and indoor parking.

A main draw of Meridian 5 Lofts, besides its beauty, is its location, in the South of Fifth neighborhood.

More info about Meridian 5 Lofts and availability.




Latest Miami Beach Homes For Sale.

Sheffield New York Condo Nears Completion

Posted by ricardo on 11/16/2011 | |


Although the road for Sheffield in New York has not always been straight and narrow, given the change of ownership during the height of the financial crisis, Sheffield is finally nearing the final stages of completion with much success.

With only approximately 15% of available inventory remaining to be sold, Sheffield 57 is turning out to be quite a success for Fortress, which took over the building in the summer of 2009.

With north facing apartments facing Central Park and South and West facing units with gorgeous city and river views, Sheffield stands out as an affordable option in the Columbus Circle neighborhood, where it is surrounded by some of the most expensive and iconic real estate in all of Manhattan – Time Warner Building, 15 CPW, Park Laurel and Trump International Hotel and Tower, and the future One57, only one avenue away, to name a few. Sheffield is definitely one of the best Manhattan Luxury Properties For Sale on the market.

Click on the image below to see a sneak peek of the courtyard plaza, driveway, lobby and amenities on 58th floor, which is scheduled to be open by the end of the year.

New Development Highlight: 130 West 12

Posted by ricardo on 11/10/2011 | |

Located in the very heart of Greenwich Village, 130 West 12, between 6th and 7th Avenues, combines prewar architecture with “modern green technologies.”  The Rudin family purchased the building fro St. Vincents Hospital which was using the building as its administrative offices. The Rudin family gut renovated the building to bring it back to it original splendor when it was known as The Revere.

Residences at 130 West 12 feature Sub-Zero and Viking appliances, white oak hardwood flooring, and lighting designed by Cook + Fox, the building’s architects. The building also boasts a landscaped roof terrace and in-house fitness center.

Comprised of 42 apartments, 130 West 12 prices range from $1,415,000 to $12,875,000 and units range from 869 sq. ft. for a one bedrooms to 3,875 sq. ft. for a four bedroom. Additional pricing is as follows:


One bedrooms start at $1,415,000

Two bedrooms start at $2,785,000

Three bedrooms start at $3,595,000

Four bedrooms start at $5,075,000


Click below for more info.

130 West 12 Prewar Residences



A Video Snapshot of Living at The Aldyn

Posted by ricardo on 11/10/2011 | |

We have been spending a lot of time with our customers at two of the best new developments in the city over on Riverside Boulevard – Aldyn and Rushmore. This video snapshot demonstrates much of what Aldyn and the Riverside neighborhood have to offer.

Residents come for beautiful river views, gorgeous green parks, amenity-filled buildings like no other in the city, and top-notch construction by one of the best developers in the city – Extell.

In terms of amenities, Aldyn surpasses any development in New York City. Featuring over 40,000 square feet of amenity space, Aldyn has its own basketball court, squash court, bowling alley, golf simulator, La Palestra Athletic Club and Spa, 75 foot swimming pool and hot tub, rock climbing wall, treatment rooms, club lounge, and Kidville children’s playroom.

The Aldyn Condominium Residences for sale.



Update on Extell’s One57 pricing

Posted by ricardo on 11/10/2011 | |


Update December 5th, 2011:  Today, One57, the most talked about New York City development since 15 Central Park West and the Time Warner Building, has launched sales. One57 is 90-story glass tower that overlooks Central Park.  The developer, Extell, has released a number of units in its first offering, so if you would like more information about a particular unit in the building, to schedule a visit or to receive future updates on the project, please contact us.

One57, New York’s tallest residential tower, is expected to be completed in 2013, but sales will begin soon. Here is the breakdown as we understand it with regards to the number of units available, apartment sizes, and most importantly, the asking prices.

8 one-bedrooms from $3.065 (1,021 sq. ft.) to $4.25 million (1,351 sq. ft.)

22 two-bedrooms from $5.955 (1,985 sq. ft.) to $9.5 million (2,289 sq. ft.)

37 three-bedrooms from $9.75 (2,370 sq. ft.) to $29.5 million (4,483 sq. ft.)

25 four-bedrooms from $16.3 (3,466 sq. ft.) to $52.5 million (6,240 sq. ft.)

1 five-bedroom for $16.75 (4,603 sq. ft.)

2 six-bedroom penthouses from $90.5 (10,923 sq. ft.) to $98.5 million (13,544 sq. ft.)

What does all this mean on a price per square foot basis?  Well, prices per square foot work out to between $3,000 and $8,413 per sq. ft.

While these prices might look outrageous to some (given that the average Condo in New York sells for around $1,200 per square foot and the average Luxury Condo sells for around $2,000 per square foot in Q3 2011), recent sales in the tony Time Warner Building at $6,335 per square foot for PH-76B and 15 Central Park West condo at $7,903 per square foot for 27-A and $10,259 per square foot for PH-41B, One57’s prices don’t look too out of the ordinary; do they?

Residences will be on the top 60 floors and the Park Hyatt Hotel will occupy the lower 30 floors, offering owners first class hotel services.

This information was reported on by The Real Deal, which obtained its information from Extell’s Schedule A. To be informed of further updates about One57, please click here.


Further reading about One57:

“What Billionaires Don’t Want You to Know About One57”

Forbes Tours One 57 Show Room

Downtown Miami & Brickell Best Buys

Posted by ricardo on 11/4/2011 | |


Following the success of our quick search for the Best Buys Below $500k’s in South Beach, we just created a new quick search, Best Buys in Downtown and Brickell.

The main criteria for this quick search is price per sq.ft., as the most affordable properties in a particular building or neighborhood often provide the best returns on investment.

Click on the link below for the selection of properties.


Downtown Miami & Brickell Best Buys