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“I have enjoyed living in NYC, it has so many of the best things the world has to offer including great people”

– Mr. Dilloff, Midtown East, New York

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Landmark Buildings and Distinguished Addresses

Critical to our success is our knowledge of the iconic neighborhoods and buildings that distinguish New York as the extraordinary city that it is. We have the skilled ability to identify the exceptional properties that fit the needs of our clients. Through the years we have matched our clients with rentals and sales in such notable locations as:

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Manhattan Boutique Real Estate (MBRE NY), Your Local Expert for New York City Real Estate

Manhattan Boutique Real Estate is a full-service firm that offers a clear, intimate approach to buying, selling and renting properties in New York City.  We understand the needs of our global and local clients and are ready to guide buyers, sellers, landlords, and renters through this market. We have experts in residential and commercial real estate. We also focus on Real Estate Advisory Services.  Manhattan Boutique Real Estate is a certified women business enterprise (WBE) and approved as Best for NYC. We are here for you by phone, Skype, email and in person. Let our knowledge and experience help you open up a world of new ideas.

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StreetEasy’s Q4 2016 Market Report

Price growth in Manhattan’s sales market plateaued at the end of the year as competition tempered across the borough, according to the Q4 2016 StreetEasy Market Reports. Upper Manhattan – comprised of Harlem, Inwood, Washington Heights, Hamilton Heights and Manhattanville – continued to be an outlier in the borough, still experiencing relatively strong price growth.

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The Home Buying Decision

I’ve been thinking about the big decisions in life: How do people choose careers, colleges, spouses and towns. Of those decisions, buying a home ranks with the most difficult. It is difficult emotionally. Like a lot of the biggest decisions, it is more emotional than coldly rational. People generally don’t select a house; they fall in love with it.

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Year of the Rooster Celebrations in New York

New York City’s Chinatown is the epicenter of the Lunar New Year celebrations with the fantastic Parade and Festival and the New Year’s Day Firecracker Ceremony. These two events have been for years the iconic NYC traditional celebrations for the Spring Festival.

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East Midtown Rezoning Plan Clears Department of City Planning

The Department of City Planning is proposing a rezoning of East Midtown, a 73-block area surrounding Grand Central Terminal. The  purpose of the rezoning is to ensure the area’s future as a world-class business district and major job generator for New York City. 
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10 Home Renovations that Offer the Best (and Worst) Return on Investment

Renovation projects allow homeowners to improve the comfort and functionality of their homes, but it could also mean costly expenses especially if it’s a major work. However, it is a good move if it’s for significant reasons such as raising the property’s value for selling or preparing it for retirement.

Raising the value of a home in terms of home renovation depends on the project’s return on investment (ROI). In this year’s study of Remodeling magazine on Cost versus Value, you can regain what you invested by 64% if you decide to sell it this year. This was reported after consultants asked the average cost of 30 home renovation projects, from attic insulation to bathroom addition...

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2017: Year of the Renter

New York renters would be the first to tell you that rents go in only one direction: up. But after a long and relentless climb to historic highs, the momentum has stalled. With renters unwilling, or unable, to pay ever higher sums, rents have largely flatlined. And it seems we have come to the year of the renter’s market.

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10 Things You Need To Know About Martin Luther King, Jr.

Monday commemorates the late Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., a revered civil rights hero whose activism and oratory skills were crucial in the passage of the 1964 Civil Rights Act and 1965 Voting Rights Act. King would have been 88 years old today. Here are 10 things you need to know King. 

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