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NYC housing survey | Chappaqua Real Estate

Ask New Yorkers and they’ll tell you that our city is expensive. Housing costs are high. And sometimes it feels like everything is going up but your paycheck.

With that in mind, StreetEasy.com surveyed 1,000 New Yorkers across all five boroughs to get an idea of what people were thinking in terms of their real estate priorities, plans, and preferences.

StreetEasy senior economist Grant Long says half of New Yorkers find the city to be unaffordable, but only 1 in 6 say their own home is unaffordable.

Budget is the No. 1 real estate concern for New Yorkers, followed by space. But they couldn’t care less about modern amenities. The survey found that, at the end of the day, doormen and in-building gyms had no impact on people’s home-buying decisions, Grant says. They’re not concerned about those perks at all.

According to the survey, New York City millennials might finally be ready to settle down: 1 in 3 millennials is considering buying a home in the next 12 months.

Grant says they’re either settling down or starting a family for the first time. A lot of them are building up the savings required to afford a home so it makes sense, he says, that they’re now looking to capitalize on the home-buying trend.

But with home prices so high in the city, renting might not be such a bad idea. Grant says the average home price in Manhattan right now is about $1 million.

With rent growth slowing down and a lot of new rental construction, you can find a lot of deals right now. So that remains a really attractive option for New Yorkers.

 

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http://www.fox5ny.com/news/nyc-housing-priorities-survey

Nicole Kidman Renting Out West Village Condo | Celebrity Real Estate

 
The actress Nicole Kidman has listed her West Village condominium for rent for $45,000 a month. The full-floor apartment is in the south tower of Richard Meier’s two Perry Street buildings, the architect’s first foray into Manhattan residential real estate.

The actress Nicole Kidman and her husband, the singer Keith Urban.

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Available on the iPhone App Store ».Public records show that the unit, at 176 Perry Street, was bought for Ms. Kidman by Antonia Hawley, her sister, in 2003, before the towers were complete. It is one of the properties Ms. Kidman has lived in with her husband, the country singer Keith Urban, according to a person with knowledge of the listing. The couple’s neighbors have included the designer Calvin Klein and the actor Hugh Jackman.

The public records did not list an original purchase price for the apartment, which has 3,785 square feet of space, three bedrooms and three and a half baths, according to the rental listing. But news accounts at the time of the sale put the price at about $8 million. Richard Orenstein of Halstead Property, the broker on the listing, declined to comment.

Ms. Kidman and Mr. Urban signed a contract for $10 million in August for a penthouse at 200 Eleventh Avenue in West Chelsea, a building that has drawn attention for both its architectural innovation and its “sky garage” and car elevator, which allows residents to park their cars right outside their apartments, according to a person familiar with the deal.

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