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Dorchester Towers Condo – 2015 Year Review Market Report

Dorchester Towers Condo – 2015 Year Review Market Report

In 2015, there were just a few sales at the Dorchester Towers.  The lower number of sales was a reflection of inventory just not making itself available versus a scenario of lots of units coming on the market and nobody wanted to buy.  To the contrary, buyers demand is still strong, but in a more balanced real estate environment.

In 2015, we saw total of (3) different actively listed Dorchester units came on the market and closed in 2015.

With an additional couple of units transferred through private owner sales.  This number was a drop off compared to number of sales occurred in 2014, when there were about a dozen sales.  We have been writing this newsletter for years now and track the volume of sale of sales and pricing quite extensively.

DorchesterThe lack of inventory has been something that we have been talking about for years now, low inventory levels have been present in the Manhattan condominium market for awhile now.

We tracked a big run up in prices from 2010-2014 in the resale condominium market.  In 2015, we saw just how much buyers were willing to spend for certain types of apartments, the price ceiling was established.

With escalating prices the past couple of years, new price levels were being established and eventually just how high it would go before buyer resistance would eventually happen.

For example, we saw that “days on market” start to increase in 2015 and initial asking prices had to be reduced or price negotiations take place to find the price point where a buyer would commit.  This is not to be misunderstood that prices have decreased, we still see prices maintain or increase from 2014 prices, we see it as a plateau or leveling off.

What we always find important to address is that the Real Estate market works within the segment of individual markets.  If you are looking for a studio or one bedroom condominium in our neighborhood, you will be hard pressed to find much availability.  Or if you want a two bedroom/two bathrooms condo for less than $2,000,000 again your search will be very limited.


With that being said, it is always find it important to look in detail at the segment of the market your apartment falls under. Below are the sales in 2015:

(1) Alcove studio sold in 2015:

It was a 545 sq ft Western facing on the 10th floor sold for $700,000, with an original asking price of $725,000 (Another studio sold in a private sale, it was a 600 sq ft Eastern facing alcove Studio sell for $745,000.)

(1) One bedroom unit sold in 2015:

It was an 18th floor Southwestern exposure, 633 sq ft sold for $855,000, originally asking $890,000

(1) Two Bedroom/Two and a Half Bath unit sold in 2015

Fully Renovated on the 31st Floor sell for $2,000,000, originally asking $2,195,000.

With just single sales occurring for each size apartment, trying to make a trend comparing price per square from 2015 to 2014 is just not going to be realistic because our sample size is too small

Our conclusion for year-end 2015, we saw moderate price growth compared to 2014, with most apartments being listed for more than what they sold for. There were more price negotiations taking place in 2015 than we saw in 2014. We are in what we would describe as year 4-5 of a price growth cycle, inventory still remains historically low, demand is strong but buyer’s are hesitant of bidding on an overpriced apartment.Dorchester_155West68St_827_BroadwayView

If you are thinking of selling in 2016 and want to know what you can do to maximize your sale here is our #1 Tip:

The improvements you make to the apartment will play an important role in the price you will receive and the days on market. Fewer buyers will buy property they need to update, they would rather pay more for a “Turn-Key” apartment than put additional cash and the time and stress involved in a renovation. Not every owner has the ability or desire to conduct a full renovation, but there are going to be certain improvements that are very cost and time effective, putting your apartment in the best position possible to take advantage of the market.

We have met and talked to many Dorchester owners who wanted to know how to maximize their condo unit when it comes to renovating, give us a call, we would be happy to stop by and talk to you in person.

Nicely renovated one bedroom facing Broadway for rent:

Summer End 2015 Market Report:


155 West 68th Street #1424 FOR RENT

155 West 68th Street #1424


This is a spacious renovated one bedroom unit Broadway Facing One Bedroom for Rent at Dorchester Towers.

when you enter the apartment and you will notice a updated kitchen with Silestone countertops, Liebherr Refrigerator, Bertazzoni Italian Stove, Miele Dishwasher, Custom Cabinetry, and an open breakfast counter-top perfect for entertaining.

The apartment features new Air Conditioning/Heating Units, White Oak Wood Floors, Entire Apartment Wired for TV, Audio/Visual, and Internet, large walk in closet and dressing room with custom built-ins.

Bathroom features both porcelain and natural stone tile and a glass enclosed shower with Grohe Fixtures outfitted with thermostatic controls.

155West68thStreet1424_Eileen_HsuDouglasElliman_FloorPlan_7219014_high_res155 West 68th Street Dorchester Towers Condo is a full service building has 24 hour doorman, concierge service, laundry on every floor up to the 22nd floor, fitness room on the lobby level, separate mail package room, roof deck, and on site management office. A fantastic location conveniently located to multiple subway lines, bus lines, grocery stores and the Lincoln Center of the Performing Arts.


Call us if you have a Dorchester Towers condo you would like to sell or rent, we can help you maximize your investment (917)837-8869. Or visit Midtown West Platinum Condo at 247 West 46th Street.


Dorchester Towers Condo END OF SUMMER 2015 in Review

Dorchester Towers Condo END OF SUMMER 2015 in Review

It’s been a fairly quiet Summer in terms of new sales coming available in the building.

A few “convertible two bedrooms” have been on and off the market and a few private sellers tested the market at higher price points without any significant response.

Listing inventory for apartments in the neighborhood that fall into similar price points compared to the Dorchester has still been low, creating a nice stability.  We are seeing more cautious behavior from buyers who are looking to purchase.  Some of this cautious behavior could be reflected in that buyers do not feel the need to overpay for an apartment they feel has a noticeable challenge.  The number one challenge that will deter a buyer are apartments that need significant renovations.

(Here are some of the units we sold and rented in Dorchester Towers Condo)





Looking at the market as a whole, the last couple of years saw a big increase in prices and we may be seeing a plateauing of what has been a hot market over the last couple of years. We are seeing apartments taking longer to sell now, with the very aggressively priced listings needing price drops to find buyers. Competitively priced apartments continue to see strong amounts of demand.

The lack of supply continues to be the driving factor stabilizing the current market.


As many of you know we aim to be the leading resource for Dorchester Towers Real Estate news and will keep you updated as the Fall 2015 Season progresses.



Meetings have been conducted regarding school rezoning on the Upper West Side.  Most notably, the proposed plan as of the last meeting alters the zoning boundaries, with the Dorchester Towers placed outside the PS199 zone. Nothing has been decided as of the writing of this newsletter but obviously it is a big concern as PS199 has been a very popular school for many people who buy and rent apartments at the Dorchester Towers. Please note: The rezoning has not been finalized and more school board and community meetings will take place.  If you have any additional information you would like to share with us, we would love to hear from you.

We are Morgan Evans and Eileen Hsu, residents of the Dorchester Towers and the consistent top selling Real Estate agents for the Dorchester Towers Condominium.

We have the most thorough track-record of results of any sales team, and we sell Dorchester for the best price and fastest compare to any other agent.

If you are an owner and are thinking of selling or renting your Dorchester Tower condo unit, Contact us for a confidential discussion of your Dorchester condo unit at (917) 837-8869.


Dorchester Towers Condo Alcove Studio #507 For Rent

Dorchester Towers Condo Alcove Studio #507 For Rent| 155 West 68th Street #507 For Rent $2850 Per month 


155 West 68th Street unit #507 is a fully renovated alcove studio on the fifth floor of Dorchester Towers condo. This alcove layout is extreme function and with ample closet space, with a very large walk-in closet.

Below are photos of the open living room with open functional layout.


This unit has Western exposure with excellent afternoon sun-light.

Below are photos of renovated kitchen and bathroom.

155West68thST_507KitchenBathDorchester is one of the most sought after condo in the Lincoln Center Upper West side neighborhood. A very recent renovated lobby and concierge upon with a landscaped circular driveway. Building Amenities include new fitness room on the lobby level, a roof top terrace, laundry on every floor up to the 22nd floor, garage, on-site resident manager and management offices.

Here is a floor plan of the unit.


Available November 18th, 2015 and please note, no dishwasher in the kitchen.

It is for rent for $2850 per month.


Please call us at (917)837-8869 for other availabilities or if you would like us to rent out and SELL your Dorchester Towers condo.

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155 West 68th Street #209 One Bedroom for RENT

155 West 68th Street #209 One Bedroom for RENT


Dorchester Towers Condo one bedroom for rent.

BRAND NEW RENOVATION. This is a top to bottom renovation one bedroom unit in Dorchester Towers. Available to rent immediately.

This Dorchester Tower unit feature: beautiful Hardwoods, new stainless steel kitchen appliances, countertops and cabinetry. Ample closet space includes two walk-in closets, linen closet and generous entry way coat closet.

The apartment is set back from the street bringing in excellent amounts of Western sunlight.




completely renovated kitchen with Frigidaire stainless appliances and functional cabinetry, tile backsplash and tile floor.

Dorchester_209_Kitchen2Newly update kitchen with tasteful floor to wall tiles and new fixtures.


209 FLOOR PLAN155 West 68th Street – The Dorchester Towers Condominium is a full time doorman building, including a newly renovated fitness room, updated laundry rooms on the 2-22nd floors, landscaped roof top deck on the 22nd floor, live in resident manager and convenient circular driveway.

CentralPark_WatermarkedPrime Lincoln Square location just blocks to Central Park, multiple grocery stores, Lincoln Center of the Performing Arts, subways and restaurants.

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Call us today to find out other availabilities in Dorchester Towers rental (917)837-8869.


Dorchester Towers Condo #2126 JUST RENTED

Dorchester Towers Condo #2126 JUST RENTED|155 West 68th Street #2126 Converted Two Bedroom JUST RENTED

Views, Views and Views from this Convertible Two Bedroom/ One Bathroom unit we just RENTED at the Dorchester Towers Condominium and for good reason.

This 21st Floor unit has Eastern view looking across the Upper West Side towards Central Park West.  Here is a photo from Living room windows.


As soon as you enter the apartment, you will be drawn immediately to the windows and look out and appreciate this New York City skyline view.  The Eastern exposure brings in all day of sunlight, see living room photo below:

Dorchester_2126_LivingRoomBoth kitchen and bathroom have been updated with solid quartz counter tops and modern tile accents.



Dorchester Towers #2126 master bedroom easily accommodates a King Sized bedroom and multiple pieces of accent furniture.  Each bedroom in the apartment has the same Eastern exposure, so you can wake up in the morning with plenty of sunshine.



In the unit #216, The second converted bedroom is perfect for a home office or guest suite.  A full size bed would be the ideal size, along with room for a desk and book case.


Here is the floor plan of Dorchester Towers #2126 Converted Two Bedroom


The Dorchester Towers is located at 68th and Broadway, one of the best Lincoln Square locations. The building is few Avenues/city blocks away from Central Park, multiple subway lines, lots of grocery stores including Gourmet Garage, Trader Joe’s and Fairway.

This is a full service condominium with a nicely appointed amenity package including a circular driveway, fitness room, laundry on every floor up to the 22nd floor, 22nd floor roof top deck, live in resident manager and management offices and a recently renovated lobby and hallways that should be fully renovated by the end of 2016.



If you are interested in renting or buying an apartment at the Dorchester Towers, we consistently have multiple apartments for rent and sale in the building, call us today at (917)837-8869.

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155 West 68th Street #827 One Bedroom for Rent

155 West 68th Street #827 One Bedroom for Rent|Dorchester Towers Condo unit 827 Broadway Facing One Bedroom for Rent


Dorchester Towers condo is located at 155 West 68th Street, on the corner of Broadway and West 68th Street, in the prime section of Upper West side.

This one bedroom on the Eighth floor of Dorchester Towers condo has an open view of tree top Broadway exposure, it is one of the most desirable layout in the building. There is open blue sky, open Eastern sunshine and iconic Broadway view.



This unit at Dorchester Tower has gone under gut renovation, there is brand new flooring, closet doors, painting, light fixture and everything in the apartment.


This is a brand new unit and never lived in, there is also custom cabinetry for the HVAC unit in both living room and bedroom.


Kitchen is also renovated in top of the line taste, tiled wall with modern fixture and brand name appliances.


Bedroom also has a Sunny Broadway facing exposure.


Light and airy bathroom with mosaic tiles and contemporary fixture.


Below is a floor plan of unit #827 in Dorchester Towers condo, it is a functional and spacious layout for all living room and dining room furniture.

FloorPlan_Floorplan_Web_VersionDouglasElliman_FloorPlan_28409801_Floorplan_Web_VersionDorchester Towers Condo unit #827 is on the market for rent for $3,650 per month and available as soon as application is approved.

Call us (917)837-8869 to schedule an appointment to see it today.

UPDATE: THIS IS NOW RENTED. If you are looking to rent similar unit in Dorchester Towers Condo, give us a call today (917)837-8869 and we can provide you the latest availabilities. 

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155 West 68th Street #1528 Dorchester Towers Condo (JUST RENTED)

155 West 68th Street #1528 Dorchester Towers Condo (JUST RENTED)

Dorchester Towers Condo located at 155 West 68th Street New  York NY 10023, this unit is on the fifteenth floor with open city views with Eastern (Broadway) Facing One Bedroom now available at the Dorchester Towers.

Unit 1528 at Dorchester Towers Condo has a great layout, excellent closets, including a large walk-in, updated kitchen with dishwasher, everything you would want in a full service building.
Dorchester_155W68_1528_BedRoomSpacious Eastern facing living room and bedroom.


The Dorchester Towers Condominium, perfectly located in the Lincoln Square neighborhood is a full time doorman condominium. The building has a recently renovated lobby and full time concierge upon entering from the circular driveway.

Dorchester building amenities include a recently built windowed fitness room on the lobby level, a 22nd floor landscaped roof top terrace, laundry on every floor up to the 22nd floor, garage, on-site resident manager and management offices.

THIS UNIT IS NOW RENTED. If you would like to find a one bedroom unit for rent or for sale, call us (917)837-8869 and we can provide you with the latest availabilities.

If you are a Dorchester Towers Condo owner, looking to rent or sell your unit, we can help. We are the top selling and renting agents in Dorchester Towers condo, call us today (917)837-8869 and we can discuss the market price for your Dorchester unit.

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The first half of the year has been relatively steady. Both buyers and sellers have reacted to the continued lack of supply within the condominium re-sale market.

Buyers have been bidding away at the most select properties once they come available and sellers have achieved strong pricing with more realistic expectations.

The frenzied 2014 market created a trend where we witnessed and continue to see some sellers and Real Estate brokers push prices to a level where buyers backed away until either a realistic price adjustment occurred or sky high expectations cooled off.


The first half of the year has been relatively steady. Both buyers and sellers have reacted to the continued lack of supply within the condominium re-sale market.

Buyers have been bidding away at the most select properties once they come available and sellers have achieved strong pricing with more realistic expectations.

The frenzied 2014 market created a trend where we witnessed and continue to see some sellers and Real Estate brokers push prices to a level where buyers backed away until either a realistic price adjustment occurred or sky high expectations cooled off.

In terms of Dorchester Towers specifically, the ‘Average Days on Market’ increased from 40 days to 54 days before a contract was signed. The Price negotiability increased from 2.5% (2014) to about 5.4% (YTD 2015). This increase does not indicate prices are decreasing, in fact the prices are still holding steady and increasing in certain segments, indicating that we are seeing a more measured price appreciation.

Price Analysis

  • Alcove Studios: Up about $100 sq/ft since 2014
  • One Bedrooms: Holding steady since 2014
  • Two Bedrooms: Increased $200 sq/ft since the last sale in 2013

In today’s market, new construction condo market is currently the hottest segment of the market place. For brand new renovations or recent renovations, buyers will pay a premium and the likelihood of multiple offers is at its highest.

Having completed our own gut renovation, and having seen multiple apartments renovated recently, if you are interested in Contractor Referrals or curious about what upgrades would maximize the price of your apartment, we would be happy to discuss this with you in private as well.

Continuing into the rest of 2015, with continued low Inventory levels, still historically low mortgage rates for those that need financing, and an overall confidence in New York City as a global safe haven, all indicators of a healthy and active Real Estate Market.

We are Morgan Evans and Eileen Hsu, we are also Dorchester condo owners. Contact us for a confidential and obligation free discussion at (917) 837-8869.

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Dorchester Rentals that we recently rented:


Dorchester Towers Condo #1833 We Just Recently SOLD.


Dorchester Towers Condo One Bedroom For Rent #1509

Dorchester Towers Condo One Bedroom For Rent #1509 APPLICATION PENDING

The Dorchester Towers is one of popular condominiums in Lincoln Square neighborhood. The building new lobby renovation which included a new fitness room and residents meeting room, full time white-glove doorman and concierge, landscaped roof top deck, laundry on the floor, garage, and convenient circular driveway make the Dorchester a very sought after location.

This one bedroom is on the 15th floor with Western exposure. The owner did not spare any expenses when renovating this unit. The living room photos shows the detailed renovation and spacious floor-plan.

Dorchester_Towers_1509_livingRoom Dorchester_Towers_1509_livingRoom2 Dorchester_Towers_1509_livingRoom3The bedroom is also spacious enough for a king-size bed. It is the most ideal one bedroom layout for anyone who is looking for a home in Upper West side neighborhood.


The white modern kitchen has top of the line appliances, everything is in mint condition.


The bathroom also has a European flair of design with minimalistic style fixtures.


This apartment Dorchester Towers unit #1509 is available August 1, Please call us at (917)837-8869 to schedule an appointment today. THIS NOW HAS AN APPLICATION PENDING.

We are Morgan Evans and Eileen Hsu, we have successfully sold and leased multiple Dorchester Towers condo units because of our knowledge of Dorchester such as past history, most current sales or rental market, updated building rules, upcoming renovations, detail financial building information, familiarity of the neighborhood, and most importantly our creative methods to showcase our community.

If you are a Dorchester Towers condo owner and thinking about selling or renting your unit, call us today, at (917)837-8869. We can discuss in private about the market and what we can do to maximize your investment. You can see our Testimonial page here

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