luxury amenities

City Living, infographic, real estate trends

How much do amenities impact rent prices in NYC?

By Devin Gannon, Fri, April 7, 2017

When looking for that perfect city abode, apartment hunters often create a list of must-have amenities that also fit within a budget. Now, thanks to Priceonomics and Renthop, you can determine which apartment features have the greatest impact on the overall rent. While the number of bedrooms and bathrooms drive up rent prices the most, the research found that having a doorman, an elevator, available parking and/or laundry-in-building most likely would increase the total rent. In a closer look at NYC, the data shows having a doorman creates the biggest increase of rent in the city, adding about $260 each month.

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condos, Midtown, New Developments

172 Madison Avenue, largest private pool in NYC

Now that $1 million parking spots are the new norm and luxury apartment buildings are all but expected to offer outrageous amenities like vitamin C-infused showers, pet spas, and bowling alleys, developers have to get creative with their over-the-top offerings. So, how about a private swimming pool one-third the length of an Olympic pool?

According to the Daily News, that’s exactly what’s up for grabs at newcomer 172 Madison Avenue. “It’s the Pacific Ocean compared to the wading pools in even the fanciest new condo buildings,” says the paper, and that’s certainly true considering it will be 50 feet long.

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