Sandra Balan is an expert real estate agent who has been helping people for over 20 years to make their dreams come true. Ms. Balan works with clients who want to buy or sell a home in the Manhattan or Brooklyn area.
For anyone contemplating a move to New York, the first thought is probably how much cheaper it would be to live in Brooklyn than in Manhattan. However, many people are surprised to find that Manhattan real estate is actually the real bargain nowadays.
According to the New York Times, the median sales price in Brooklyn has surpassed $600,000 – overall, less expensive than the median sales price in Manhattan ($970,000), but some Manhattan apartments are actually a better deal than those in Brooklyn.
Buyers are discovering that they are getting more for their money with a place in the City – despite the long-running joke about how small New York City apartments are, they are finding that they are actually getting a lot more space for the money with a Manhattan apartment compared to one in Brooklyn.
Many people are also opting for Manhattan because apartments can often be found within walking distance to work, saving hours and hours of commuting time a week, and in a neighborhood with favorite restaurants and stores.
Of course, some buyers still prefer Brooklyn. Many consider Brooklyn to be much more peaceful than living in Manhattan, and they appreciate how the atmosphere there is different than the hustle and bustle of the City.
The lesson for buyers – don’t overlook Manhattan when considering where to live!
Whether buying or selling in Manhattan or Brooklyn, Sandra Balan can help. With her knowledge and experience, she knows how to minimize the time a property remains on the market. And, with her knowledge of available properties, she has a knack for helping clients to find the perfect place to call home!