THE CURSE OF REAL ESTATE RANKINGS

Posted by Leonard Steinberg on July 7th, 2014 In the past few months all sorts of rankings have come out showing how real estate brokers fare next to one another in either the number of transactions they close, the total volume of sales, or the total volume of exclusives they have on their books. I… [Read More]

FLOCKING TO THE CITY: IS THE CITY KEEPING UP?

Posted by Leonard Steinberg on December 6th, 2013 The United Nations¬†projected that half of the world’s population would live in urban areas at the end of 2008.¬†By 2050 it is predicted that 64.1% and 85.9% of the developing and developed world will be urbanized. We continue to witness this prediction in action as we see… [Read More]

HOUSING CONTINUES TO IMPROVE

Posted by Leonard Steinberg on November 26th, 2013 Housing continues to improve, and for anyone who believes housing is not the key to the welfare of the US economy, think again: Permits for future U.S. home construction hit a near 5-1/2 year-high in October and prices for single-family homes notched big gains in September, suggesting… [Read More]

Posted on October 3rd, 2013 This weeks horrific biker gang incident highlights the unreal powers of motorcyclists in New York: do they exist above the law? It appears so. Only until now maybe have people come to realize just how lawless these road-terrorists really are. From a real estate perspective, I find the fact that… [Read More]

FIVE BASIC THINGS ALL BUILDINGS MUST DO

Posted by Leonard Steinberg on April 21st, 2012 As a large swath of very beautifully designed buildings head our way in New York City, a result of the re-awakening of new development construction that was dormant for several years, I want all ‘older/existing’ co-op’s and condo’s to acknowledge that soon they could be viewed as… [Read More]

WOULD YOU RENT YOUR HOME TO CHARLIE SHEEN?

Posted by Leonard Steinberg on March 29, 2011 So train-wreck-du-jour Charlie Sheen is heading to New York for his VIOLENT TORPEDO OF TRUTH tour on April 8th. The New York Post reports that most of the high end hotels in town have removed the welcome matt after Charlie recently trashed his Plaza Hotel room though… [Read More]