What is the astronomical price of real estate transactions fascinates us, so why do we like to read that Prince Saudi has just bought a $100 million top-floor apartment, or that the newly established hedge fund giant has just rented an apartment for $400,000 a month, Toni Haber, a Douglas Elliman broker, has handled many eight-digit transactions (all of which, she said: ' Some cash is bought." This makes us curious about "1% of the people". "It's like celebrity gossip."
Louise Phillips Forbes of Halstead Real Estate said the multimillion-dollar deals were not common in New York, but since January 2015, 145 transactions have been completed, ranging from $10 million to $91 million, with an average price of $19 million and an average cost of $420 per square foot. One of Hubble's current sources is a top-floor apartment in the Walker Tower (a luxury renovation built in Chelsea in 1929), priced at $42.75 million.
Gary Malin, president of Citigroup Residential Area, says who buys and rents these high-end apartments? They "include the world's rich, including the founders of hedge funds, billionaires in technology and energy, and celebrities in sports and entertainment. These houses not only provide the ultimate decoration and convenience, but also are considered a safe place to store your money. It's much more interesting to own one of these high-end homes than to buy another 10,000 shares.
Another pressing question is: if you can afford to pay hundreds of thousands of dollars a month, why not buy something instead of Marlin's explanation: "For high-end tenants, renting is an option, not a necessity. These customers have considerable disposable income and often live elsewhere. Renting is fast, easy and painless, without long-term commitment. If customers choose to rent furniture, they can go directly from design magazines to ready-made lifestyles. Leasing options are attractive to people who have money but not much time."
Many people believe that the buyers/tenants of these high-priced (and land-priced) apartments come from outside the United States, but there are a large number of American buyers and tenants in this portfolio. According to Hubble, although 75% of One57, 157, 57th Avenue, sells to international buyers, Uber Rich, located at 432 Park Avenue, competes with 75% of American buyers.
In order to understand the high-end, high-end and high-end real estate in New York City, there are three most expensive apartments for sale and three most expensive apartments for rent in New York City.
New York's Big Three Most Expensive Home Sales List
Address: 12-16 East 62nd Street
Price: $120 million
Building area: 30581
What do you get: The Golden Coast property is actually three row villas that can be combined into what the list calls "palace-style single-family housing". Founded in 1879 and owned by the Brazilian billionaire banking family Safras, the property was originally a row of eight properties. In 2011, it was repaired inside and outside. Outside the limestone, there are deep windows and Juliet balconies. Inside, there are tall ceilings, hand-carved boards, 23 fireplaces. When you begin to feel a little claustrophobic, you can walk out of one of 11 terraces. In addition, if 30,000 square feet are not enough to meet the needs of you and your family, the adjacent row villa of No. 18 will provide an additional $35 million and add more than 9,000 square feet of space to your home.
Address: 150 West 56th Street
Price: $100 million
What do you get: This is a three-story apartment in the city's Peary Building, built in 1987, easy to market according to the street, is the tallest terraced house in the United States. If you buy a $100 million house and the area of 8,000 square feet looks a little small, consider the area of 3,000 square feet outdoors. Pierre-Tell shopping is allowed, and if your office is located on the 23rd floor of the building's commercial space, you will save a considerable amount of subway costs (or luxury cars). You will have six bedrooms, nine bathrooms and a single maid's dormitory, and the list adds that one lives in super. I hope so!
Address: 635 West 42nd Street
Price: $85 million
What do you get: You can own the entire floor of the building, called a studio, and give yourself 25 rooms (not typos), 10 bedrooms and 13 bathrooms. When you buy it, the developer will give you a $2 million construction loan and a $1 million yacht, including a five-year wharf fee. Whenever you're not on the high seas of your yacht, you can enjoy the river and city scenery, white oak floors and marble bathrooms. If you don't want to go downtown by yacht or by free shuttle bus in the building, there are free bicycles and you can walk to your destination.
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Address: 2 East 61st Street, 39 Fl
Price: $500,000 per month
Building area: 4786
What do you get: You can own the entire 39th floor of the Swank Pierre Hotel, which, according to the list, is a perfect New York base for the CEO, the Royal Family or the Head of State. Are you eligible for 500,000 6-bedroom, 6.5-bathroom apartments per month, including "well-designed artworks and integrated technology"? Your pets will be favored by hotel staff; you will be able to use the hotel's Taj Royal Housekeeper service; you will be driving in a driver's Jaguar in town.
Address: 2 East 61st Street, R3900
Price: $400,000 per month
Building area: 2088
You'll get it: it's Pierre's other house, half of all the floors above, and it's only $100,000 a month cheaper. The online description of the "luxury suite" adds "celebrities, corporate giants and visionary individuals" to people's lists. They will find it a suitable home and mention that the head of state is also popular, but at least on the list, the royal family seems to have been excluded from the group. Does this mean that Queen Elizabeth does not need to combine the apartment with two bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms, with formal restaurants, pantry rooms, dressing rooms and entrance galleries, and equipped with the same driver and housekeeper services as her more expensive neighbors?
Address: 157 West 57 Street, 65A
Price: $150,000 per month
Building area: 4483
What do you get: If you rent this apartment, you will live in a controversial building called One57, a narrow skyscraper that stands 1,000 feet above downtown Manhattan with the longest view of Central Park from north to south. This is the first building known as the "Billionaire Rank," with its tall spires stretching for miles. Apartment 65A has three bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms, windows from floor to ceiling, a "display gallery", mahogany floor and a "chef's kitchen". Sorry, there is no cook. The facilities include a yoga room, swimming pool, projection room, pet bathroom and a library with a 24-foot aquarium.
If you have tens of millions of dollars in spare money, buying an apartment in New York may be a good way to invest, as Marin points out, much more interesting than buying 10,000 more technology stocks. As for renting, if you have enough money, New York City can provide the most gorgeous decoration in the world. It would be better if there were driver-driven Jaguars in this place.
At present, the most expensive real estate in New York is located in Manhattan. As of September 2015, the highest-priced house in Brooklyn was only $40 million, but who knows, perhaps one day Brooklyn will catch up.
For more information, see the Tips for Purchasing Luxury Real Estate.