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Dorchester Towers Condo-155 West 68th Street NY NY 10023

Dorchester Towers located at 155 West 68th Street New York NY 10023 is located in one of the most prime Upper West Side Condos locations. Just blocks to Lincoln Center, Dorchester Towers is one of the longest established Upper West Side Condo buildings.

This Upper West side condo was built in 1965 originally as a rental building when the Upper West Side was still an up and coming neighborhood. Dorchester Towers at 155 West 68th Street is now in one of the most desirable and convenient Upper West Side locations. Converted in the late 1980’s into a condominium building Dorchester Towers Condos is a full service doorman building. Dorchester Towers has a roof top deck, laundry on every floor, bike room, on-site management, and circular driveway.

Dorchester Towers has some of the most attractively priced Upper West Side Condos Sales and Rentals available. Whether you are looking for a Upper West side One bedroom condo or two bedroom condo for sale, Dorchester tower condo may be the the building for you.

At Dorchester Towers, Dorchester Towers is one of the most desirable Upper West Side Condos buildings. If you are looking to purchase a Lincoln Square Condo contact us at (917)837-8869 or (646)644-6929 today.

Checklist for Manhattan New York Condo Buyers

We are Manhattan New York Condo specialists, we work with many out of town first time investors and buyers that would like to acquire a Manhattan New York condo as part of their investment portfolio.

We often have a check list of basic steps to educate the buyers as to how to get started. Here is a good check list:

  • Consult with a reputable lender or mortgage consultant to see how much can you finance in today’s market. In today’s market, lending guidelines are changing by the day, it is in your best interest to see what will it take to qualify for a loan.
  • Do speak to your banker if you have money in bonds and money market. Find out how many days will it take to liquidate your funds so you know once we have a verbally accepted offer. Often in Manhattan New York market place, the seller seeks 10% of the sales price as downpayment at the time of signing contract. With that being said, if you are buying $1M Manhattan condo, you will need $100,000. at contract signing.
  • Do your homework on finding an Real Estate agent to work with. What is it that you are looking to buy? You want to find an agent that is familiar with the product that you are interest in buying. We are very well versed in Manhattan New York market, we have sold many Manhattan New York condos to first time home buyer, first time investors, foreign internationals, parents buying for children and many serious and motivated buyers. A Condo or Co-Op? Uptown or Downtown? Do you speak specific language that you preferred the agent speaks your mother tongue? Do you need an agent that work specifically with foreigners? Go on a search engine such as Google, try type in what you are looking for, and see if any agent shows up on the search result.
  • Do Have a realistic budget of what you are looking for. Manhattan New York condo is approximately $1,000 per square foot, so unless you are looking for a 500 SF one bedroom, you will need more than $500K to buy a one bedroom condo. (the price will also depend on the building amenities, such as fitness center, residents lounge, roof deck, basketball court, swimming pools and etc.)
  • Do speak to an accountant to see if you need to structure the purchase in a specific way to enjoy the tax deductible benefits of buying a Manhattan Real Estate. If you are a first time home buyer, is it beneficial to co-purchase the condo unit with your parents or alone; If you are an foreigner, is it better to buy it under your own name or start an LLC?; If you are an out of town investor, is this purchase going to be an investment property or?
  • Do have a Manhattan New York Real Estate attorney ready. Manhattan Real Estate transaction requires each buyer and seller to have an attorney representing them in drafting and finalizing the contract. A good attorney can save you headachs, money and risks, ask your agent to refer you (3) attorneys so you can call and interview. Explain to the attorney what you are planning to do, and see which attorney you feel most comfortable to work with.

If you would like to find out more information or learn about more Manhattan New York investment opportunities, please contact me today.  Email us today (http://manhattannycondosforsale.com/contact/) call (646)644-6929.

Manhattan New York condo buyers frequent asked questions:

Foreign Buyer Buy NYC Condos-FAQ

We as Manhattan Real Estate professionals, we work with many international foreigners wanting to invest in Manhattan Real Estate. In addition to educate foreign buyers about the maze of Manhattan Real Estate market, our specialty is facilitate the purchase to ensure the transaction is smooth and successful. Below are some frequent asked questions by our foreign buyers, the answers are formulated by our team of professionals (tax accountants and attorneys who also specialized in foreigners purchase in Manhattan New York.) These answers are general and not case specific.  To best address your specific needs,contact us directly by email or call (646)644-6929.

Can Foreign Nationals buy a NYC condo without having Social Security Number or US residency?
Yes, they can legally, but have to meet the NYC Condo board’s requirements for approval. At the sale of the real property, Non-resident aliens are subject to federal withholding tax at 10% of the gross sales price, and to a 8.97% New York State estimate income tax on the net sales proceeds (gains).THUMBNAIL

Can Foreign Nationals with work visa or student visa buy Manhattan Properties?
Yes, they can legally, but have to meet the condominium/coop board’s requirements for approval.  If they remain non-resident aliens at the time of the sale of the real property, they will be subject to the same taxes at the time of sale, as above.

If not, what kind of documents should a foreign nationals prepare to be able to buy?
In order for a Foreigner to buy NYC condo, they need to have  a valid passport and/or other official photo ID for identification purpose.

What are the Options for Foreign Nationals (non-residents aliens) to hold title for NYC condos: (these answers are information only, we are Real Estate professionals, therefore, before you make a specific decision, we recommend you to discuss with our team of attorneys and tax accountants for your specific case.)

  • Individual: Individual may be exposed to unlimited personal liability, and to estate issues, for instance, inheritance,  will probate and estate administration, when the individual owner dies.
  • LLC: Limited Liability Corporation provides insulation for members from personal liability, but will incur maintenance costs, such as  filing fees for its formation, annual franchise tax  and is subject to higher formation costs (higher than a corporation).
  • Trust: Trust is an unincorporated entity, cannot hold title by itself; title must be reqistered in the  individual trustee’s name.;  the individual trustee may be exposed to unlimited personal liability.
  • S Corporation: S Corporation is a legal entity, insulates shareholders for from personal liability, does not pay income tax itself, the income tax liability is attributed to the shareholders.  It is subject to filing fees for incorporation, annual franchise tax, etc.
  • C Corporation:  C Corporation is a full fledged legal entity.  It provides shareholders insulation from personal liabilities.  It is a taxable entity for corporate income tax.  Any distribution of after tax profit to shareholders in the form of dividends will be subject to income tax for the shareholder.  It incurs maintenance costs, such as filing fees for incorporation, annual franchise tax, etc.  Its filing fees are less than that for the LLC.
  • Limited Partnership: the limited partner’s liability is limited to his/her capital interest in the limited partnership, whereas the general partner will be subject to unlimited personal liability.  Limited partnership, like general partnership does not pay income tax.  The income tax liabilities are attributed to the individual partners. A limited partnership need to file the partnership agreement with the government.

*These answers are general and not case specific. To best address to your specific case, contact us directly at (CONTACT US) and we can set up a confidential consultation.

If both husband and wife have green cards, will they pay tax similarly as above options?
Resident individuals owning real property pay the same taxes, but not subject to the gross 10% federal withholding tax and the 8.97% New York State estimate income tax on the gains at the sale of the real property.

Can the Foreigners avoid United States taxes?
The taxes cannot be avoided.  The non-resident investor must pay the above taxes at the time of closing of the sale, without the tax payments, the deed will not be accepted for recording.  After having paid the taxes, the non-resident investor may, but need not, keep the proceeds in the U.S. without additional tax (except income tax on the interest payment on such proceeds).

Breathtaking views at 25 Columbus Circle-Time Warner Center

Many of our VIP buyers love this condo building. Time Warner Center is located on the corner of Central Park south and Columbus Circle. This beautifully constructed, mixed-use, two -towered, glassed buildings replaced the old New York Coliseum on Columbus Circle and was completed in 2004/2005.

The Time Warner Center complex consists of retail space with shopping center, offices that include the headquarters of Time Warner, a jazz concert hall for Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, a five star Mandarin Oriental hotel, CNN TV studios and over 200 condominium apartments.

The building has several street addresses: including 25 Columbus Circle for the South Tower and also known as One Central Park, 80 Columbus Circle for The residences at the Mandarin Oriental hotel, and 10 Columbus Circle for offices.

Columbus Circle Condos Part 1 – Time Warner Center condo- As of August 2010: here are the market prices for 80 Columbus Circle also known as Mandarin Oriental residences (SOUTH TOWER) :

  • 9 active sales listings: $5,839 per ft² (median)
  • 28 previous sales listings: $4,051 per ft² (median)
  • 62 recorded sales: $6,575,000 (average price)
  • Two Bedroom condominiums starts at $5,700,000.
  • Three Bedroom condominiums starts at $18,000,000.

If you would like to receive specific Time Warner Center Condo information, please contact us at 646. 644. 6929 We can discuss specifically as to what exposure works best for you.

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Central Park Condos – Chinese Speaking Agent 紐約華語房地產經紀人

We have had many savvy Chinese buyers wanting to see condos near the famous Central Park. One of the building that is very well designed, it is 15 Central park West. It is situated on one of the most well known Avenue (Central park West) and West 60th Street.

我們有許多精明的中國消費者希望看到的公寓房附近著名的中央公園。其中一個建築,設計得非常好,它是15中央公園西。它坐落在其中一個最有名的大道(中央公園西)和西60街。

15 Central Park West is a composition of two limestone towers, with an open courtyard between that acts as a private motor entrance to the building. The 202 apartments range from one-bedroom to four bedroom homes featuring large casement windows, high ceilings, dining rooms, lots of moldings, plenty of natural light and open views in all directions. Amenities in this ultra luxury building include a private dining room for residents, a walnut paneled library, a screening room, private wine cellars, a health club and pool.

15中央公園西是一個石灰岩組成的兩個塔樓,以開放的庭院之間,它作為私人汽車入口的建設。 202公寓的範圍從一居室到四家臥室設有大窗戶窗戶,高高的天花板,客廳,大量的造型,豐富的自然光線和全方位開放的意見。 在這個超豪華設施建設包括私人餐廳為居民,核桃鑲板圖書館,放映室,私人酒窖,健身俱樂部和游泳池。

We are both Chinese Mandarin and English Speaking Real Estate agents here in Manhattan New York under one of the most successful Manhattan Brokerage firm Prudential Douglas Elliman with extensive market knowledge. In addition, we specialize in connecting the local Manhattan sellers with both local and international buyers with our preferred buyer networks. Call us today at (646)644-6929.

我們說流利的中文和英文,我們幫助了許多中國亞洲朋友們在曼哈頓房地產投資。我們有多年的經驗,我們是紐約最大的公司及擁有最多房源. 麻煩請給我們打電話,討論您個人的需求。許小姐的手機號碼(646)644-6929.

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  1. Made in Taiwan Real Estate Agent
  2. 中文網站: http://www.GoldHouseUSA.com
  3. 許小姐-Chinese Mandarin Speaking Real Estate Agent in Manhattan New York