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NYC Apartment Agent In New York Magazine

02/01/2012, By

NYC Apartment Agent In New York Magazine

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New York magazine features NYC Apartment Agent Bruno Navarro.

New York Magazine features NYC Apartment Agent Bruno Navarro.

NEW YORK — Even better than loving your job is being recognized for it.

Last week, New York Magazine published a feature on first-time home buyers titled “The Starter Apartment.”

The article, with a headline similar to my previous post, “Find Your Starter Apartment Deal,” followed actual apartment hunters in their search of the perfect New York City home.

I smiled when I saw the subheading, “The moment for first-time buyers may be right now.” It was an assessment just like one I had made a few months ago.

The multi-part article by S. Jhoanna Robledo included Amelia, one of my clients looking to buy, and a two-bedroom apartment in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn that we went to see a couple of times.

Under the heading, “The Homestead Calculator: Live where the numbers lead you,” a mortgage broker went through Amelia’s financial information to come up with an educated estimate as to how much apartment she could afford, as well as information about the apartment we saw, which was described as such:

“What they found: A bright, renovated two-bedroom in an income-restricted co-op, between the L stop at Bedford Avenue and the J/M/Z.”

Having been a first-time home buyer some time ago, I understand all too well what goes through one’s mind when looking to make such an investment, and have been happy to help guide that process for several first-timers  over the past few months.

In another interview that has yet to be published, I noted that more first-time buyers have been looking for apartments in Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens than one might expect. But then the housing values, inventories and mortgage rates have been so good lately.

As always, if you know anyone looking to buy, sell or rent a home in New York, please let me know.

Thanks to Anne W., a wonderful editor and esteemed former colleague, for the photo.


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