Empty Nest Newsletter / Summer 2021
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"Keeping a finger on the pulse of the market."

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MICHAEL SHAPOT, ESQ.

LICENSED ASSOCIATE RE BROKER

michael@michaelshapot.com

347.752.0251

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The kids are gone but life is far from over.  In fact, it is just beginning.  If you had imagined grabbing a boxed lunch and picnicking in Central Park, a stroll on the High Line or dining al fresco with the locals at your favorite restaurant, you're in luck.  Your dream is now on sale!

Your four-times-a-year jaunt into the city can be a thing of the past.  Instead of fighting traffic through the tunnel ($15, ouch) and finding that parking garage ($50, more ouch) that isn't full and won't ding the car; your new home could be a few steps or a short Uber ride away.

As NYC opens up post COVID-19, the life you envision remains a possibility.  Invest in your dream today at a discount.  The new exhibits at the Whitney and MOMA, shopping on Madison Ave., take your pick.  And great seats to that off-Broadway play, lecture, concert and ball game are going to happen sooner than you think.   

Moving into the city?  Manhattan?  Absolutely!

In this month's newsletter

  • Buy My House... But I'm Taking The Toilet

  • Finding The Right Suburban Broker

  • Just In Case You Missed It - 2ND QTR Market Report

  • Putting It Together - Sunday In The Park With George

  • Senior Planet NYC - Seniors Take Control Of Their Lives

  • Time Out's Best Upstate New York Resorts

  • Featured Property - 70 Little West Street  Apt. 3E

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Buy My House... But I'm Taking The Toilet
(Babyboomer Bonanza!) (Empty Nester Ecstacy!)

In this seller’s market, some sellers are exercising their power with unusual demands and stripping their homes of fixtures and appliances as they leave.  In a housing market desperately short on inventory, with prices spiraling toward the heavens, sellers can demand almost anything these days. They can even take the toilets.
READ ON.

FINDING THE RIGHT SUBURBAN BROKER


When selling your home, tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars are on the line. So, how do you find the right real estate broker?
Ask Around, Ask Carefully, Ask Me.
With decades of experience and networking, my "rolodex" of top-notch, professional real estate brokers at the top of their game, is plentiful.  From Westchester to Suffolk Counties, and from NJ to CT, and all points in between, let me help you find the perfect broker to sell your "Empty Nest" for top-dollar, with minimal stress... And then when it is time to begin your urban experience, we will be ready to find that perfect city home for you.
Reach out.  You will be SO glad you did.
michael.shapot@kw.com

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Just in case you missed our 2ND QTR State of the Market Report.

Year-over-year comparisons must be analyzed considering that Q2 2020 were the darkest days of COVID. Showings were shut down, closings were delayed and the environment was radically different from what it is today. Q2 sales activity was strong at all price points, the number of closed sales was up over 39% compared with Q1 which was a great quarter, and up 151.8% over Q2 2020. Manhattan's wealthy grew even wealthier and increased their buying power during the pandemic as a result of rising stock markets, low interest rates and relatively easy mortgage lending policies.
Click HERE for the full report.

PUTTING IT TOGETHER
How Stephen Sounheim And I Created "Sunday In The Park With George". 
by James Lapine  A review by Alan Cumming.  
CLICK HERE

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SENIOR PLANET NYC helps seniors learn new skills, save money, get in shape, and make new friends. Our courses, programs, and activities are changing the lives of older adults far beyond technology.
They are a distinctive, diverse collection of people aged 60 and older who are busy changing the way we age by embracing opportunities to reshape our lives, connect with and help one another, and change the world for the better —all while learning, growing, and having fun!
CHECK IT OUT HERE.

TIME OUT'S BEST UPSTATE NEW YORK RESORTS
Fall getaways are just around the corner... so plan early.

  • Gideon Putnam Resort & Spa - Created by the 18th century entrepreneur and visionary Gideon Putnam, this historic Saratoga Springs resort houses the luxurious Roosevelt Baths & Spa.
    READ MORE

  • Athenaeum Hotel - Chautauqua’s Athenaeum Hotel offers a truly one-of-a-kind experience that will reset both your body and mind. READ MORE

  • Otesaga Resort - Just a three-and-a-half-hour drive from New York City, you’ll find the majestic Otesaga Resort Hotel—a luxurious lakeside inn reminiscent of a bygone era of elegance and atmospheric charm. READ MORE

  • Mohonk Mountain House - It’s no surprise this 266-room Victorian beauty tops our list. Founded by Albert Smiley in 1869, the national historic landmark sits on a pristine mountain lake surrounded by lush forests and scenic hiking trails. READ MORE

  • Bellhurst Castle - There are few things cooler than staying the night in a nineteenth-century castle, which is one of the reasons why Belhurst is so sought-after. READ MORE

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FEATURED PROPERTY
70 LITTLE WEST STREET APT 3E

  • $1,929,000

  • 1,321 sqft.

  • 2 Bedrooms / 2 Bathrooms

  • Washer / Dryer In Unit

  • Expansive Floor-to-ceiling Windows

  • Treetop Views

  • LEED Certified Building

  • In-door Swimming Pool

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MICHAEL SHAPOT, ESQ.

LICENSED ASSOCIATE RE BROKER

michael@michaelshapot.com

347.752.0251

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