The Aggregate Reveals Market Trends in Manhattan Real Estate

TOWN Residential, a leading real estate company based in New York, has released its quarterly report, The Aggregate, for the last quarter of 2015. TOWN Residential specializes in luxury residential properties in NYC apartments for sale and its environs. In the report, it is obvious that the trend of sales in Manhattan has been on the rise, and compared to the previous year, there was an average increase of 5.2% over the same quarter. Median sales volume recorded a 16% increase to $1,150,000.

Additionally, the price per square foot increased to reach a record high that was evidenced median sale trends which was 6.2% more than the previous year. Condos in Manhattan recorded the most significant increase at $1,736,250 in the last quarter of 2015, considering the year to year gains. The price per square foot in the median residences revealed 11% more than the year, and 7.6 percent more than the 3rd quarter of 2015. On average, a co-op was selling at $1,272,902 in Manhattan, an increase of 4.6 percent compared to the third quarter of the same year.

The Aggregate has revealed the rise in price trends in almost every segment in the fourth quarter considering all properties by size. For instance, a three-plus bedroom condo was selling at $4,421,300, while a median co-op of the same size recorded 15 percent increase in the last quarter of 2015. Andrew Heiberger, the founder and Chief Executive Officer of TOWN Residential, noted that there is a wider gap between newly development properties and those offered for resale. In early 2015, resale values hit record high, but the situation started to stabilize in the late-summer according Wendy Maitland, Head of Sales at TOWN.

Wendy revealed that the firm is still experiencing record prices as a result of year-over-year basis. By 30th December, there were more than 7,900 units that included coops, townhouses and condos in New York real estate market. Manhattan alone had more than 4,300 units, recording more than half of the units available for sale. Real estate experts at TOWN Residential view this inventory as sufficient and suggest a more balanced and healthy 2016. The fact that buyers are promptly informed, they are ready and able to buy the best property but not at any price, the report reveals. TOWN Residential releases The Aggregate after comprehensive research has been conducted on the entire real estate industry in New York City.

Brenda Wardle: Defending Oscar Pistorius

The controversial Oscar Pistorius trial which commenced in 2013 has attracted mixed criticism. A phenomenal South African athlete Oscar Pistorius has been convicted for murdering then girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp among other related offenses. According to reports released on revelation in 2013, Pretoria-resident Pistorius murdered Steenkamp with a loaded firearm on February 14, 2013. The incident occurred at his Pretoria home. Strangely, Pistorius admitted to killing Steenkamp on the account of mistaken identity. In his defense, Pistorius assumed it was an intruder and not Steenkamp entering his home.

Immediately after giving his statement, Pistorius was arrested and awaited an official trial. He formerly stood trial for murder in February 2013 and was officially charged. The Pretoria-presiding High Court Judge, President Dunstan Mlambo informed the defense of a live audio-broadcast and partially televised the trial. This includes consenting witness testimonials, sentencing, and closing/opening arguments. The trial then proceeded to the Pretoria-district South African High Court with Judge Thokozile Masipa presiding.

The case was opened on March 3, 2014, for official hearing on September 11 and 12. Upon reviewing the case extensively, the judge delivered a not guilty verdict of murder. However, Pistorius was guilty of reckless endangerment for public display of a firearm in a restaurant. He’s also guilty of culpable homicide which resulted in Steenkamp’s untimely death. He received a suspended three-year sentence for the conviction of reckless endangerment. In addition, he’s liable to spend up to five years for the charge of culpable homicide. Pistorius rose to fame after delivering an extraordinary finish at the 2012-Summer Olympic Games and the Paralympics.

Powerhouse legal analyst, Brenda Wardle, is an award-winning talent serving South Africa. She’s the appointed COO (Chief Operations Officer) of her practice Wardle College of Law Pty Ltd. She’s analyzed several high-profile cases, including South African Paralympics champion Oscar Pistorius. Wardle is a leading brand home and abroad. To her name, Wardle holds three graduate-level law degrees enterprising advanced litigation services. In addition to her litigation obligations, Wardle is an accomplished author of several notable publications. Her many contributions to the renowned SAAJ (South African Attorneys Journal) has earned her nationwide recognition. Another notable mention is that Wardle wrote a national Section-100 Interventions article.

Additionally, Wardle has attended countless interviews hosted by media giants such as the BBC Radio series which focused on the high profile Pistorius trial. Others included Talkradio 702, PowerFM and more. Among her exclusive writing samples, Wardle has penned a collection of twelve manuals, including “The Matriarchs,” and other inspirational titles. In fact, she intends to dedicate a book to the controversial Pistorius saga. Mainly, she intends to decode the science of law as a unit and the machinations that compromise the process.

Follow Brenda Wardle’s Twitter and and LinkedIn

Ross Abelow Helps Families To Prepare for Financial and Medical Decisions

At any time in your life, you may need to find a lawyer that can assist you with legal matters that arise in your life. People need lawyers to draw up wills, marriage papers, and divorce papers. Litigation is at the discretion of the courts. A good lawyer in New York can help you with any of your family council needs. Contact an attorney in New York when you need papers drawn up for you.

There come times in your life when you need to make things legal. A parent may want to leave a will or chose a power of attorney to handle their affairs. The Power of Attorney has the ability to make decisions according to the papers drawn up. If you chose to give your P.O.W. the ability to make financial decisions for you, the papers will say financial power. Some people chose family members to handle decisions, if necessary, on their medical health. If you become incapacitated and unable to decide on medical issues, the Power is given to your legal Power of attorney to make these decisions for you.

Another reason you may need great attorneys such as Ross Martin Abelow is to draw up prenuptial papers for a marriage. Sometimes people get married for the wrong reason. Marry for money without a prenup may give you half of the assets if you divorce. A prenuptial agreement gives your spouse nothing if this is in the agreement. A prenup helps couples know, before the wedding, what stuff or what money is yours.

Attorney, Ross Abelow is ready and available to help you with all of your family legal papers. He will meet with you to discuss what is needed. He then writes up the legal forms that are necessary to get your job complete. Reliable and dependable, Mr. Abelow is there to help you become legally prepared for anything you need. In 1989, he graduated from Brooklyn Law School. He passed his bar and is now ready to help you to succeed with your family legal issues.

If you are in need of an entertainment attorney in New York, contact Mr. Abelow for a consultation. He is able to write up or look over contracts so you will be protected. Never go into an entertainment contract without good representation. Make sure to have a lawyer read all contracts before you sign them. This will keep you safe from unlawful contracts and keep you safe from others.

A Nationally Leading Center of Philanthropy Started By Bruce Levenson

Bruce Levenson is perhaps best-known for his role as an NBA team owner and member of the board. What people don’t always realize is that Bruce is also involved in a number of philanthropic pursuits. That which, according to Karen Levenson, is Bruce’s most profound charitable pursuit is most definitely The Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership at the University of Maryland. According to PR Newswire, The Center has grown into the nation’s leading source for newly trained professionals in nonprofit philanthropic pursuits. In fact, recruiters regularly go to the University of Maryland and recruit from this center, as its students are well-vetted and, to put an entertainment industry term on it, “hot”. The Center was started just three years ago, and so for various political and social reasons, it is a trending organization right now. But that’s not to say it isn’t producing philanthropic grandeur on its own. Annually, several courses in The Center are responsible for raising twenty thousand dollars which are then given to various nonprofits deemed worthy of the donation. That’s really noteworthy. It is the goal of the Forbes billionaire Bruce Levenson to do something which leaves a lasting, positive impact on not just the community, or the country, but the world itself. And their contributions have gone to good use with The Center. It’s continuing to expand, and according to PR Newswire, recently launched a dormitory so that students can live and learn directly at The Center. The future of philanthropy at the University of Maryland looks bright. http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/undergrads-and-graduate-students-mastering-philanthropy-300038081.html

Change Your Cellphone Carrier – Choose FreedomPop

Mobile providers are constantly competing with their competitors and looking for the edge that will put them ahead and stand them apart in the market. There is no greater feeling or victory than to win over a consumer who was previously a customer elsewhere. It is no wonder that these companies put in a lot of strategic effort towards marketing deals aimed at those who are looking to switch their carriers.

The one hurdle that consumers face when looking to switch carriers is the early contract termination fee. To help potential customers overcome this financial obstacle, companies such as Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint offer incentives that will in essence reimburse the customer or offer them credit towards their new service and contract. Another item of note that should be considered is that not all phones are capable of working across all of the different networks. It may be necessary for the purchase of a new device so before any carrier switch is initiated, it is important that all of the necessary research is conducted.

It may seem to be a bit of a hassle so why bother switching carriers in the first place? Consumers are constantly looking for ways to save money and with a cell phone bill being a common expense, this tends to be one of the first places to look. Choosing the right carrier and plan can be time consuming but what if these very same consumers could get cell phone and mobile data service for an extremely cheap rate or even completely free? With FreedomPop, there is no need to look any further.

FreedomPop is a revolutionary service that offers the market a first of its kind product. If one does not find themselves spending hours on the phone or regularly using their mobile device for data intensive purposes, FreedomPop can be a big money saver. After purchasing a device from FreedomPop, users receive an allocation of free data and voice minutes. Of course consumers have the option of extending their services which will incur charges but for the barebones minimum it will not cost them a penny.

There are many options when it comes to choosing the right carrier. It all comes down to what the consumer needs and to which extent and for that reason it is advised to weigh out all of the options and to thoroughly shop the market before coming to any decision. Just like purchasing a car, purchasing a cell phone and a contract or cell phone service plan is one of the more important decisions that anyone can make.