Friday, August 11, 2017

閑静な住宅街グラマシーに新築コンドミニアム販売中


ユニオン・スクエア・パークから徒歩圏内にある閑静な住宅街グラマシー。4棟からなるグラマシー・スクエアは、現在スタジオ(広さ:686sqft)$1.4M~販売中です。ご自宅用もしくは投資物件としてご購入を検討されてはいかがでしょうか。

グラマシー・スクエア(コンドミニアム)の詳細は以下の通りです。

  • The Tower (住所:215 E 19th Street) The Prewar (住所:225 E 19th Street) The Modern (住所:230 E 20th Street)  The Boutique (住所:220 E 20th Street)の4棟からなる計223戸
  • アメニティ:La Palestra監修ヘルス&ウェルネス施設(最新のジム、プール、ジャクジー、スパ、ラウンジ、ダイニングルーム、キッズルーム等)
  • 高級ブランド「ウルフ」の調理台レンジ、「サブゼロ」製冷蔵庫、「ボッシュ」製のキッチン家電を備えたグルメキッチンを設置

1BR-4BRのユニットもあります。ご興味のある方、土屋まで(tsuchiya@sumitomo-ny.com)是非ご連絡ください。






Wednesday, July 19, 2017

BEFORE AFTER 戸建て物件

ウエストチェスター郊外には築60年、70年、更には100年以上の戸建ても多くあります。基本構造はそのまま残し内装を変えながら生活していくことが一般的です。こんな賃貸で郊外生活はいかがですか。



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AFTER








  


   









Friday, June 2, 2017

ブティックタイプの新築コンドミニアムがミッドタウンに間もなく完成

ニューヨークのミッドタウンイーストにブティックタイプの新築コンドミニアムが間もなく完成します。10年間の421 Tax Abatement適用物件、またグラウンドセントラル駅から徒歩約5分と大変便利な場所にあります。ご自宅用また投資用物件としてご購入を検討されてはいかがでしょうか。

コンドミニアムの詳細は以下の通りです。

  • 20建て、全74ユニット
  • 20175月末時点で14ユニット売却済み
  • スタジオは計11ユニット、すべて南向きで4階~15階まで各フロアーに1ユニット(20175月末時点で1件のみ売却済み)
  • スタジオの広さは590sqftと比較的広く、室内洗濯機・乾燥機付
  • スタジオは、940,000ドルから販売

1BR-3BRのユニットもありますので、ご興味のある方、土屋まで(tsuchiya@sumitomo-ny.com)是非ご連絡ください。










Friday, May 26, 2017

50 United Nations Plaza Tour/参观联合国广场 50 号


前两天受邀有幸去参观了50 United Nations Plaza,大楼由著名的国际性建筑公司Foster + Partners 设计,Zeckendorf Development and Global Holdings 开发,与2015年末完工交付。

50 United Nations Plaza坐落于联合国大楼的对面,与克莱斯勒大厦,帝国大厦遥遥相望。房间同时拥有East River和City两种不同view, 巨大的全景落地飘窗设计不仅使得室内阳光充足,并让河景无限的拉近,视野开阔,心旷神怡。









室内装潢全部使用包括纯白橡木地板,定制实木家具和最高品质的天然石材在内的顶级素材装饰而成。厨房则选用了Varenna白漆橱柜和Miele和Sub-Zero的电器。

50 United Nations Plaza是一栋full service,配有doorman, 管理经理,代客泊车和搬运人员的大楼。大楼另外配备健身中心,内部设有一个75英尺的游泳池,健身中心,桑拿浴室,蒸汽浴室。另外会议室,儿童游戏室,辅助洗衣设施,冷藏室和自行车库也是一应俱全。

并且最后值得一提的是,直到2022年6月赞助商将一直对于业主的common charge进行补贴。以楼中的一房单元9D为例,每个月就可省下约1200美金。


Sumitomo Real Estate Sales (N.Y.) 
Liseced real estate agent
Tianhao Liu 
tianhao@sumitomo-ny.com
212-596-0819




Friday, May 19, 2017

マンハッタンに突如、現れる巨大のネズミの風船 The Story Behind the Giant Inflatable Union Rat


ニューヨークで街を歩いていると、いきなり5-6mくらいの大きなネズミのエアーバルーンに遭遇することがあると思います。


 子供の誕生日会?






にしては、ネズミの顔が恐ろしすぎる。







これ、ユニオンラットと言います。



では、一体誰が何の目的でこのかわいくないネズミを用意したのでしょうか?



ニューヨークでは労働組合「UNION ユニオン」が非常に強いです。このネズミに
関係するものが「建設関係の労働組合」で労働組合側が労使交渉をしていることを

アピールしています。



雇用低迷が問題のアメリカ、建設関係者も不当に解雇、給与カットになってしまう
雇用者がいます。
そこで、不当な扱いを受け不満を持つ人々が労働組合に入り雇用主がいるビルの前に
このネズミを置いて、嫌がらをするプロテストの一環です。








「ネズミのような雇い主」という意味をもつ「UNION RAT」実は意外に
高く$2,500~6,000(一匹)するのにも関らず、オーダーはひっきりなしということです。(CNN
ネズミ以外にも、「太ったネコ」や「傲慢なブタ」も存在するようです。








トランプ政権で雇用増加?が期待されてますが、世の中からネズミたちが減ることを願います。



住友不動産販売NY
エージェント フィッセル知賀子 
212-596-0842
chika@sumitomo-ny.com

Thursday, May 11, 2017

簡単な修理、自分で心がけ、家主と良好な関係を


渡米直後から仕事の合間を縫って家族のための住宅探しが始まるけれど、時間をいくら費やしてもなかなかパーフェクトな物件に出会えないのはNY郊外。
築60年以上の物件も多く、100年を超えていても内装を変えながら住み続けます。
東部の人は欧州からの移民も多く、その伝統風習が根強く残っており、「実質剛健」の精神で古いものを大切にしていくことが多い中、「新しい」「ピカピカ」を求めがちな日本人は最終的にはいくつかの候補の中から消去法で住宅を選ぶことも多く見られます。
やっと決まった家に住んでみるとまたあれこれ問題がでてきて・・・と、日本の都会でマンション暮らしが長い方には住み慣れない戸建てを、1年通して維持していくことは大変な事で問題が次々とあるにの、家主はすぐに対処してくれない。
そんな時は簡単な事は自身でやってしまおう。と言うわけで、そんな一般市民に優しいお店をご紹介。
どの町にもある「The Home Depot」 「Lowe's」アメリカでは女性でもドリルを片手になんでもこなしてしまう方も多く、そんな家族に沢山会えるお店。女性も子供も楽しめる空間です。







ネズミ確保
アリ退治

隙間をコーキング













Friday, May 5, 2017

NY郊外 一軒家の住居様式

緑豊かなNY郊外の戸建て住宅には様々な建築様式が用いられています。
ウエストチェスターで見かけることができる主な住居様式と参考物件をWestchester Magazineがまとめました。
次回、物件をご覧の際、どの様式かを考えながらご覧頂くと新たなが発見があるかもしれません。

Westchester Magazineより抜粋

From Capes to Colonials and more, we highlight seven popular architectural styles and pick the top ’hoods for each style in Westchester
ケープコッドやコロニアルなどのうち、人気のある7つの建築様式に絞り、それぞれの様式からおすすめ物件をピックアップしました。

Published: 09/30/2016
BY LIZ SUSMAN KARP


コロニアル Colonial

$799,000 473 Munroe Ave, Sleepy Hollow
4 BD, 2.1 BA, 3,306 sq ft, .27 acres
$28,457 estimated taxes

チューダー Tudor

$1,689,000 7 Chedworth Rd, Scarsdale* 
4 BD, 3.1 BA, 3,700 sq ft, .27 acres
$44,610 estimated taxes

*Edgemont neighborhood in town of Greenburgh, despite Scarsdale zip


ケープコッド Cape Cod 


$635,000 30 Poe St, Hartsdale
4 BD, 2 BA, 1,820 sq ft, .22 acres
$13,842 estimated taxes



Source:Westchester Magazine
Published: 09/30/2016BY LIZ SUSMAN KARP

Friday, April 28, 2017

1Bed/1Bath less than $1M Condo in Midtown East
ミッドタウンイーストの新築コンドミニアム
$1M以下の1ベットルーム(室内に洗濯機乾燥機有り)が販売開始!!

今週はトランプ政権就任100日目を明日に控え、達成された公約は(?)というニュースばかり目立ちました。そんな中、不動産業界では、マンハッタンの中でも利便性に長けたミッドタウンイーストで、1ベットルームのアパート(しかも室内に洗濯機乾燥機有り)が$1M以下で販売開始というレアなニュースが飛び込んできました。

アパートのサイズは、645sf685sf(約18坪)と小さめですが、洗濯機乾燥機が室内に設置、もちろん24時間ドアマンビル、ルーフトップ、ラウンジ、ジムが完備と大変お手頃です。

マンハッタンでコンド購入をご希望の皆様、是非一度内覧をされてはいかがでしょうか。お問い合わせは住友不動産販売NYtsuchiya@sumitomo-ny.com)までご連絡ください。



(The Vintageのホームページより)

Trump Policy Impact on Real Estate Still Unclear ~トランプ・ポリシー不動産への影響はまだ不明。 ~

トランプ・ポリシーが今後の米国不動産にどの様に影響してくるのでしょうか。

今後のEB5投資や移民、雇用増加について、また、株投資やTax Cutsから見るエコノミストや不動産業界の開発者等の見解も興味深いです。

~今日のNYタイムスの記事から~


Trump Policy Impact on Real Estate Still Unclear


The controversial visa-for-sale program called EB-5, which allows foreigners to get green cards by investing in economic development projects, has largely been driven by Chinese applicants in recent years.
But interest in the program, which is set to expire on April 28, has spiked in recent months from investors in other countries, mainly because of uncertainty over President Trump’s overall immigration policy.
Shortly after Mr. Trump enacted his first travel ban in January, Michael Gibson, a managing director of USAdvisors, which reviews EB-5 proposals for investors, started getting calls from European, Middle Eastern, Turkish and even Canadian clients, including people who’d traveled, worked or studied in the United States for years on nonimmigrant visas and never felt they needed permanent residency.
Many of these people had not sought green cards before because of the tax consequences, Mr. Gibson said. But now, “they’re afraid their visas may be canceled or not renewed,” he said. “We’ve even got clients from Canada — Canada, of all places. People who in a million years never would have considered applying for permanent residency are considering it now.”

In 2015, more than 80 percent of EB-5 visas went to Chinese investors. Lawyers and consultants who specialize in EB-5 say interest over all in the program has been steady despite the coming expiration date. A three- to six-month straight extension is expected for the program, mainly because it is unlikely that legislators will reach an agreement on proposed reforms, including an effort to increase the required amount invested to $1 million from $500,000, before the expiration date.
Though it remains unclear what impact Mr. Trump will ultimately have on foreign investment in the New York City real estate market, what is clear is that foreign investors are carefully parsing his policies and pronouncements.
Their conclusions often differ. While uneasiness about broader changes to American immigration policy under Mr. Trump has some foreigners rushing into real estate investments in the United States, other foreigners see the president’s hard-line immigration rhetoric and tumultuous first months in office as reasons to hold off.

The uncertainty of election seasons usually make for notoriously slow real estate markets, but Christine Miller Martin, an associate real estate broker at Engel & Völkers, said Mr. Trump’s election was “the first time I’ve ever seen someone making a decision based on who’s president.”
She said she had a buyer from Mexico who during the election postponed his search for a Manhattan condo in the $3 million to $5 million range. He told her, “‘If Trump wins, I’m not going forward,’” Ms. Martin said, adding that with Mr. Trump in the White House, the client hasn’t entirely written off the possibility of buying in New York, but he isn’t looking, either.
The role of foreign investment in New York has become a defining one in recent years, with Manhattan consistently topping the list of American cities attracting foreign investment. Last year, Chinese investors were involved in Manhattan deals totaling $6.5 billion (not including individual apartment sales), followed by Germany at $2.3 billion and Britain at $1.5 billion, according to Real Capital Analytics . Foreigners and foreign-held companies have also been behind many of Manhattan’s biggest deals, like the Chinese insurer Anbang’s $1.95 billion purchase of the Waldorf Astoria in 2015.
But while most caution that it is too soon to tell how Mr. Trump’s presidency will affect this influx of capital in the long run, residential brokers say that the overall volume of deals has increased and foreign capital isn’t disappearing.
Frederick Peters, chief executive of Warburg Realty, said that so far the residential market has been “somewhat surprisingly, stronger than it was before the election.” He added: “Of course, it’s only been a few months. Realistically speaking, we’re in uncharted territory. We’ve never had a president like this.”

Economists point to several factors helping to buoy the real estate market: a strong stock market and many investors salivating over the prospect of deregulation and tax cuts promised by Mr. Trump.
Ryan Severino, the chief economist at JLL, a commercial real estate services firm, said that “if investors think they’ll outperform in the U.S., that’s where they’ll go.”
At least in the short term, brokers said that their experience has largely conformed to that assessment. Leonard Steinberg, the president of Compass, said that many buyers who had halted their property hunts after the election were now circling back. Investors, he said, “tend to be apolitical.”
“They’re more number crunchers than anything else,” he continued. “America goes through cycles, but it always seems to win, and they see it as a long-term investment, not a quick buck.”
Numbers for the first quarter of 2017 bear that out. While overall investment across all categories of real estate was down compared with the first quarter of last year, dropping to $4.03 billion from $9.6 billion, and foreign investment in the institutional market fell to $1.63 billion from $2.03 billion, the percentage of foreign versus domestic investment in the market leapt to 40 percent from 21 percent, according to numbers provided by Real Capital Analytics (which do not include individual apartment sales or deals under $2.5 million) . First quarter numbers from residential firms show that overall deal volume is up, though they do not distinguish between domestic and foreign buyers.

Gary Barnett, president and founder of Extell Development Company, said that he fully expected that with the anticipation of a significant corporate tax cut driving up the stock market, people will be motivated to invest in real assets, further burnishing New York’s reputation as a safe haven for foreign capital. “From a real estate investment perspective, there’s one country that has stability, rule of law, that’s a place you can invest in,” he said. “And that’s the U.S.”
Royce Pinkwater, founder and chief executive of the residential brokerage Pinkwater Select, said while sales this year have been markedly better than last year, she was seeing a lot of confusion in the market. “People are stunned and when people are stunned they avoid commitments,” she said. “Without a doubt Trump has made certain groups of people feel extremely unwelcome.”
One of the largest unanswered questions about the Trump presidency is whether Mr. Trump’s business instincts will prevail over the nationalistic, protectionist ideology favored by some of his top advisers and the base that helped propel him into power.
Many in the industry, however, said that they were confident New York City real estate was “in Trump’s blood” — and that he would look out for their interests.
A number, for example, expressed certainty that Mr. Trump would prove an ally when it came to EB-5, though the president has yet to offer any statement on the program. Abteen Vaziri, a director at Greystone EB-5, an arm of a real estate advisory firm that connects investors with qualifying projects, said that he thought the program might even expand under Mr. Trump.
“They don’t view EB-5 as an immigration program, they view it as a jobs program, and this administration has said that creating jobs is the No. 1 priority,” he said. At least two Trump-affiliated projects have used EB-5, Trump Bay Street in Jersey City and Austin Mirabeau Trump Hotel in Texas.

As much as EB-5 is likely to be preserved and protected, even as other immigration channels are tightened, so too, many speculated, would New York’s real estate market, whose extremely high prices make it distinct from most other American markets.
Edward A. Mermelstein, a managing partner in the law firm Rheem Bell & Mermelstein, which works with many high-net-worth foreign buyers, said that while he’s seen Chinese and Middle Eastern clients pull back to wait for more details on Mr. Trump’s immigration policy, he was confident they would not be deterred for long.
“The president is not going to change the mind-set of anyone buying at $5,000 to $10,000 per square foot,” he said. “As long as the rest of the world is in worse shape, we’re going to see continued investment.”
 

Source: New York Times 

Mie Iwatsuki (岩月美江)
Sumitomo Real Estate Sales NY

Friday, April 21, 2017

New Rental Building in LIC / Long Island City的新公寓-租赁篇

最近时间Long Island City的公寓突然入了大家的视线。由于地理位置非常方便,附近步行距离有Court Sq (EMG7) Queensboro Plaza (NQR)两个地站,所以去midtown大部分地点工作都在二十分内可以到达,使得每天通勤的方便程度甚至超了很多位于曼哈的公寓

加之大部分的rental building都是近两年刚刚建成的公寓,  内部装潢都是十分现代时尚,屋内有落地玻璃窗保证采光, 大部分的公寓屋內同时配备洗衣机及烘干机,楼下有24小時doorman。楼内的公共设施也都是符合现下最前沿的标准配备,不光有loungerooftop可以一览曼哈頓的景色还会有健身房、室內游泳池和篮球场等完整的运动设施

今天就主要介绍几个最新的租赁公寓


1 QPS Tower
23-10 Queens Plaza South, Queens, NY









  Studio: from $2,040
  One bedroom: from $2,828
  Two bedrooms: from $3,942



The Hayden
Address: 43-25 Hunter Street, Queens, NY







              One bedroom: from $2,935
              Two bedrooms: from $4,315



The Independent LIC
Address: 42-14 Crescent Street, Queens, NY









                                               Studio: from $2,143
               One bedroom: from$2,953
               Two bedrooms: from $3,943


Halo LIC
Address: 44-41 Purves Street, Queens, NY






    Studio: from $2,299
    One bedroom: from $3,200
    Two bedrooms: from $3,625


现在上面这些楼很多房间已经很紧张了,很多夏天才会搬家的小伙伴们可能 心里很着急。没有关系,下面这两栋楼虽然还未公开价格,但部分已开放登记预约或咨询,预计今年夏天有希望看到开放

Tower 28
Address: 42-12 28th Street, Queens, NY

The Forge
Address: 44-28 Purves Street, Queens, NY


*上述所有照片及价格皆来自上述公寓官网/OLR
               


Sumitomo Real Estate Sales (N.Y.) 
Liseced real estate agent
Tianhao Liu 
tianhao@sumitomo-ny.com
212-596-0819