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Benefits to Owning a Second Home in Manhattan

Maria Fernanda Roda  |  May 4, 2023


Benefits to Owning a Second  Home in Manhattan

Manhattan offers some of the most desirable real estate in the world. Located primarily on Manhattan Island, this vibrant New York borough is bordered by the Hudson, East, and Harlem Rivers. Manhattan is composed of several distinctively exciting and charming neighborhoods, including Chelsea, Soho, and Greenwich Village. The downtown Financial District is home to many national and international businesses. 

Residents and visitors alike enjoy the iconic sights of the city, including Times Square, Central Park, the Empire State Building, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. A convenient transportation system also makes it easy for residents to navigate through the area.

Owning a home — or a second home — in Manhattan offers its residents various incredible benefits and a life of luxury and adventure. Read on to learn about some of the best reasons to purchase a Manhattan investment property this year. 

Top benefits of a second home purchase

Some of the significant benefits of purchasing a second home in this signature area of New York City include overall home appreciation, distinct neighborhood selection, a variety of housing options, and an array of fantastic amenities. 

Home appreciation

The real estate market has undergone significant fluctuation over the last few years, in part due to inflation and increases in interest rates. The New York City area has also shown an increase in listing prices along with a decreased inventory of available homes for sale. This demand for Manhattan real estate is not predicted to lessen any time soon. 

The National Association of Realtors® (NAR) reported that New York homes demonstrated greater total equity than the rest of the country over the last three years.  Thus, one of the benefits of investing in Manhattan real estate will be the continued appreciation of your home over time, as these properties will continue to remain in high demand among buyers when it comes time to sell in the future. 

Distinctive, unique neighborhoods

When purchasing a second home in Manhattan, you’ll find a wide variety of neighborhoods to choose from. Investigate the Chelsea area on the west side of Manhattan if you are interested in the arts and various nightlife options. Residents of SoHo enjoy a vast array of fine shopping and locally-owned boutiques to stroll through. Runners, walkers, and bikers may be drawn to the Upper West Side with its easy proximity to Central Park. Check out the Financial District if you are looking for classic architecture and green spaces, as well as a quick commute downtown. Buyers who are passionate about movies and the arts should also look into the bohemian flair of both Greenwich Village and the West Village. 

No matter your preferences, you are sure to find the perfect neighborhood for your lifestyle in Manhattan. Of course, your agent will guide you to the home and community that best fits your goals.

Housing selections

Another benefit of investing in a second home in Manhattan real estate is the vast range of property styles available in New York City for potential buyers. Single-family homes may be the perfect choice for those who are seeking plenty of space to call their own, while buyers interested in shared living spaces will also find numerous properties to choose from. Townhomes are often three to four stories tall, with a private front porch and shared walls. The iconic New York brownstones are a popular design that promises a classic, elegant appeal. In addition, you can find a variety of condo styles, whether you are looking for an expansive loft downtown or a classic post-war building. 

Another possibility for your Manhattan investment property is the co-op. While the living arrangement is similar to a condo, you are investing in the building ownership instead of the actual living space itself. With so many housing options available, you are sure to find the right home to suit your lifestyle and financial goals for your investment. 

“Home away from home” with plenty of amenities

If you are passionate about the Manhattan way of life, what better way to enjoy it than having your very own second home to return to whenever you would like? Owning a second home in your favorite area allows you the opportunity to become a part of the community and feel a sense of belonging. 

Living in Manhattan, you will have the chance to discover your favorite coffee shops, bars, restaurants, theaters, parks, and boutiques. When you own a glorious piece of Manhattan real estate, you’ll enjoy easy access to top-notch spots like Central Park, the Empire State Building, Madison Square Garden, Times Square, numerous shopping venues, entertainment areas, museums, galleries, and more — the possibilities are truly endless! In addition, owning a home here will save you from hotel costs whenever you want to visit. 

Are you ready to find the perfect Manhattan investment property?

Manhattan offers a wide variety of unique neighborhoods and charming housing options to suit every lifestyle. When you are ready to start the search for your new investment home, enlist the services of a knowledgeable, trusted real estate agent to assist you every step of the way. 

Leading local agent Maria Fernanda Roda Roca has worked on the New York City real estate scene for several years. From West Village to SoHo, Chelsea, the Financial District, and beyond, Maria has the knowledge and insight to guide you to an investment property that you’ll be proud to call your very own. 

Maria is ready to make your investment journey streamlined and successful in the end. She will guide you through the home search, help you navigate the negotiation process, and provide insightful market knowledge to help you make wise financial decisions aimed at future success. Maria brings her prior experience as a corporate lawyer to the table and is committed to providing her clients with a smooth and satisfying experience at every point. Contact Maria if you’re ready to view amazing investment properties in Manhattan real estate today.


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