Manhattan Condo Living: Dos and Don't before you buy Manhattan Real Estate! PART I

Eileen Hsu (許小姐) and Morgan Evans, the new generation of Real Estate Professionals. We specialize in Manhattan Condos, including: Resales, New Construction, Pre-Construction and Foreign Nationals buying Manhattan New York Condos. Contact us at (917)837-8869 or (646)644-6929 Today.

Dos and Don't before you buy Manhattan Real Estate! PART I

Buyers must read these DOs and DON'Ts before you decide to buy in Manhattan Real Estate. Preparation is the key to have a smooth and stress-free Manhattan Real Estate transaction.

PART ONE -Dos:

1. Do speak to a reputable lender or mortgage consultant to see how much can you finance in today's market. In today's market, lendering guidelines are changing by the day, it is in your best interest to see what will it take to qualify for a loan.

2. Do Have a realistic budget of what you are looking for. Manhattan New York condo is approximately $1,000 per square foot, so unless you are looking for a 500 SF one bedroom, you will need more than $500K to buy a one bedroom condo.

3. Do speak to an accountant to see if you need to structure the purchase in a specific way to enjoy the tax deductible benefits of buying a Manhattan Real Estate. If you are a first time home buyer, is it beneficial to co-purchase the condo unit with your parents or alone; If you are an foreigner, is it better to buy it under your own name or start an LLC?; If you are an out of town investor, is this purchase going to be an investment property or?

4. Do speak to your banker if you have money in bonds and money market. Find out how many days will it take to liquidate your funds so you know once we have a verbally accepted offer. Often in Manhattan New York market place, the seller seeks 10% of the sales price as downpayment at the time of signing contract. With that being said, if you are buying $1M Manhattan condo, you will need $100,000. at contract signing.

5. Do have a Manhattan New York Real Estate attorney ready. Manhattan Real Estate transaction requires each buyer and seller to have an attorney representing them in drafting and finalizing the contract. A good attorney can save you headachs, money and risks, ask your agent to refer you (3) attorneys so you can call and interview. Explain to the attorney what you are planning to do, and see which attorney you feel most comfortable to work with.

6. Do your homework on finding an Real Estate agent to work with. What is it that you are looking to buy? You want to find an agent that is familiar with the product that you are interest in buying. A Condo or Co-Op? Uptown or Downtown? Do you speak specific language that you preferred the agent speaks your mother tongue? Do you need an agent that work specifically with foreigners? Go on a search engine such as Google, try type in what you are looking for, and see if any agent shows up on the search result.

STAY TUNED for the PART TWO-DON'Ts before you buy Manhattan Real Estate.

We are both English and Chinese Speaking Real Estate agents under one of the most successful Manhattan Brokerage firm Prudential Douglas Elliman with extensive market knowledge. In addition, we specialize in connecting the both local and international buyers with our preferred sellers networks. Call us today at (212)321-7122 or (917)837-8869.

To Read More on buying Manhattan New York city Real Estate Click below links:

  1. 中文網站: http://www.GoldHouseUSA.com
  2. Manhattan Real Estate Condominiums and Co-Ops
  3. Foreign National Buyers Buying in Manhattan New York city Must Read.
  4. Foreign National Buyers Friendly Buildings.
  5. Purchase procedure of Manhattan Real Estate.

 

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Eileen Hsu 許雅嵐 (email: EHSU(@)elliman.com)

Our team specialize in Manhattan New York Condominiums, townhouses, and condops.

We are condominium residents ourselves so we understand the Manhattan New York condominium community. We also enjoy all Manhattan neighborhoods, especially Upper West Side, Lincoln Square, Midtown East, Murray Hill, Financial District, Chelsea, Fifth Avenue, Greenwich Village, Nolita and etc just to name a few. If you or you know someone that may be interested in selling, buying or leasing their Manhattan New York condo, call us today (917)837-8869 or (646)644-6929 and we can discuss your specific Real Estate goals.

Manhattan New York Condo Specialists or Chinese Speaking Real Estate Agent

 

1 commentEileen Hsu • July 16 2009 09:56AM

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Eileen, the little bit of prep work on the part of the buyer before venturing out into Manhattan and looking at real estate sets the stage on much more solid footing. If an agent can review these items first with a prospect they will be way ahead of the other scenario where they just charge out there and start looking without thinking. Great checklist Eileen!!

Posted by Gary Woltal, Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth (Keller Williams Realty) over 5 years ago

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