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What’s WalkScore and how does the Upper East and West Side stand up?

What’s WalkScore and how does the Upper East and West Side stand up?

If you like to keep up on the latest real estate trends, then you may have heard about Walk Score. However, even if you do have some idea of what Walk Score is, you may not be fully aware of how they function and what kind of impact they can have on the real estate market. As real estate experts, we’ll walk you through the ins and outs of this relatively novel application and show the kind of influence it could have on your real estate search.

Manhattan Children’s Museum Being Denied Space in Church

Manhattan Children’s Museum Being Denied Space in Church

If you’re interested in Manhattan community news, then you may have heard about the controversy surrounding the construction of the new Children’s Museum of Manhattan space. As real estate experts, we have to keep on top of all the area news. We’ll keep you in the loop of some recent developments regarding the Children’s Museum’s attempts to get approval for their requested construction.

Wait, Summer’s Over?

Wait, Summer’s Over?

When did that happen? Now that Labor Day has arrived, it’s time to enjoy the last few weeks of summer because we all know what’s next: sweater weather and pumpkin spice everything (see below)!

This month we’ve curated links with tips on buying a duplex in NYC, how to organize kitchen cabinets, and 6 things to do in NYC this Labor Day.

Don’t Let Summer Pass You By!

Don’t Let Summer Pass You By!

As the summer continues to heat up, we need to remind ourselves that this warm (OK, hot!) weather doesn’t last for long. Soon enough we’ll be wishing for 80+ degree days and sunsets after 7pm. In the meantime, try and stay cool and enjoy the great things that the city offers this time of year.

The Mansion Tax in NYC: Explained

The Mansion Tax in NYC: Explained

The Mansion Tax has been a topic in the New York real estate market for some time, but if you’re jumping into the market you may wonder what it is. The Mansion Tax is a 1% surcharge that buyers must pay when purchasing residential property for over $1 million. Although $1 million is now a more appropriate price for a one or two bedroom in Manhattan than a mansion, at the time the tax was imposed the name was more reasonable.

Moving Out: 5 Tips to Save Money on Your Next Move

Moving Out: 5 Tips to Save Money on Your Next Move

These days, it seems like we’re inundated with commercials for smart appliances for our homes. From refrigerators that can tell you the weather when you ask for it, to stoves that can turn themselves on via voice command and security systems you can arm from an app on your phone, the increase of technology being woven into our daily living routine is cause for examination. All of these appliances make your life easier, sure, but can they actually increase the resale value of your home?

How Do Smart Homes Affect Real Estate Value?

How Do Smart Homes Affect Real Estate Value?

These days, it seems like we’re inundated with commercials for smart appliances for our homes. From refrigerators that can tell you the weather when you ask for it, to stoves that can turn themselves on via voice command and security systems you can arm from an app on your phone, the increase of technology being woven into our daily living routine is cause for examination. All of these appliances make your life easier, sure, but can they actually increase the resale value of your home?

"William Bolls is THE broker you want when buying and selling in Manhattan"

“William Bolls is THE broker you want when buying and selling in Manhattan. He is a wealth of knowledge and really takes the time to make sure you understand the process and are getting exactly what you want. I can’t recommend him highly enough, and send him to anyone I know looking to buy and sell, especially the UWS.”

Sarah S.

"William was able to find me my perfect first apartment in Manhattan"

William was able to find me my perfect first apartment in Manhattan and then 5 years later he guided me seamlessly through the sale. William was always friendly and responsive and he answered every one of my random texts! He is a genuine pleasure to work with!

Edward H.

"“I can't imagine purchasing a property in New York City without William"

I can’t imagine purchasing a property in New York City without William. As an out-of-town buyer, we faced additional challenges when we decided to buy an apartment in the city. As cliched as it sounds, William truly made us feel like his only clients. It’s not a simple process and we required a decent amount of hand-holding. He was there for us every step of the way, even anticipating a lot of our concerns. One of the most valuable characteristics of a good agent is responsiveness. Any time we contacted William–and it was often–he responded quickly and completely. William will definitely be our agent on future transactions.

Tim M.

"The market was tough, but William stuck with it and brought it home"

I worked with William over a lengthy period, trying to sell a lobby level doctor’s office in a residential co-op building on the upper west side. The market was tough, but William stuck with it and brought it home. He showed patience and was always straightforward, honest and friendly throughout the process. Definitely 5 star.

Matt R.

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