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Toni Haber is one of the most sought-after real estate brokers in New York. With 30 years of experience, a sharp eye for detail, and a track record of delivering on the high expectations of her clients, it’s no surprise that the vast majority of Toni’s sales come from referrals and repeat business.

Toni’s deep knowledge of the market and concierge-like personal touch make her a top broker at Douglas Elliman, where she’s been a key performer for more than two decades.

In addition to being one of the top residential brokers, Toni is also a leading penthouse specialist in Manhattan. A longtime penthouse resident herself, Toni has an insider’s understanding of this niche. Her passionate insight into this market makes her a go-to for any client looking for the perfect view from the top.

As part of her commitment to deliver highly personalized service, Toni stays on the cutting edge of technology, seeking and applying solutions from research, market intelligence, and communications that help her guide clients as they navigate the entire process of buying, selling, and investing in real estate.

Toni, a second generation Friar, is passionate about contributing to charity, learning, travelling, and skiing. She continues to challenge herself, and makes a point of surround herself with the best and brightest in the world.

As a leader in the dynamic world of Manhattan real-estate Toni has been featured as an expert on LX-TV, Fox News Live, Channel 7, PIX 11, NBC and ABC. She has also been featured in The Real Deal, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and Crain’s New York.

Her dedication to providing peerless service has made Toni a go-to for clients looking for a concierge-like touch. Toni truly embodies her motto: People-centered, results-driven.

Entries by Toni Haber

A Sigh of Relief as the Doormen Strike Is Avoided

(0) Comments | Posted April 16, 2014 | 8:01 PM

After an extended negotiation period between the Realty Advisory Board of Labor Relations -- landlords -- and union Local 32BJ SEIU -- doormen, superintendents, handymen and porters -- residents of the 3,300 buildings those union members service no longer need to fear a workers' strike.

The Realty Advisory Board...

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What You Didn't Know About Forgiven Mortgage Debt

(2) Comments | Posted April 10, 2014 | 1:19 PM

As April 15, better known as Tax Day nears, homeowners with forgiven mortgages are reminded of the taxes they must pay on their buyout from the bank.

On December 31, 2013, the tax exemption for mortgage debt forgiveness expired, leaving financially struggling homeowners with a big return to file....

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Sky High Living on Top of Manhattan

(0) Comments | Posted April 2, 2014 | 6:20 PM

The Manhattan skyline is arguably the most recognizable in the world, but is currently in the process of being forever changed with the addition of many new residential skyscrapers.

Constructing residential skyscrapers is the recent trend for developers in Manhattan. These buildings soar over 1,000 feet in the sky,...

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The Buzz On the "Mansion" Tax

(0) Comments | Posted March 25, 2014 | 2:50 PM

There has been quite a buzz about the "mansion tax" lately, a tax that many in my profession are accustomed to dealing with on a day-to-day basis. I thought this would be a good opportunity to explain the tax, how it works and ask whether it should be changed in...

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Census Shows First Time in 50 Years, More People Moving to NYC Than Moving Out

(0) Comments | Posted April 8, 2013 | 4:25 PM

Late-night is not the only thing moving to New York City; the latest census concludes that for the first time in 50 years, more people are moving to NYC than moving out.

The population of the city has risen to an all time high of

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WTC Site in Flood Zone

(1) Comments | Posted March 7, 2013 | 4:11 PM

It's been over four months since Hurricane Sandy hit New York and the city is still facing the repercussions of the storm. The World Trade Center site was no exception, suffering intense flooding of over 150 million gallons of water from the Hudson River. As a result, FEMA has declared...

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New York's Most Coveted Lifestyle -- Apartments With Outdoor Space

(9) Comments | Posted February 26, 2013 | 1:30 PM

As New Yorkers we adore our urban lifestyle, but that does not mean that we do not also covet the tranquility found in nature. For many (me included), outdoor space in the urban jungle is a must have. As a result, NYC apartments with outdoor space are one of the...

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Good News for NYC Condo/Coop Owners: A Tax Abatement Extension

(0) Comments | Posted February 6, 2013 | 9:00 PM

New York City has a well-earned reputation for being one of the most expensive housing markets, with some New Yorkers shelling out up to at least 30 percent of their income for housing. Fewer know, however, that New York City has been helping coop and condo owners address...

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Famous Spider Man Penthouse is a Marvel

(1) Comments | Posted January 30, 2013 | 7:27 AM

As a Penthouse Specialist in NYC, I get to see a lot of impressive apartments. Recently, I got to see the Penthouse that was used as Green Goblin's residence in the Spider Man movies. It was recently listed for sale in Manhattan's historic Tudor City area for $1.6 million.

The...

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Not So Chic Condo Project in Sag Harbor

(3) Comments | Posted January 14, 2013 | 5:21 PM

Condos don't work in sag harbor. That's why I was very surprised to see one going up on a recent visit. There have been two other developers that have tried, one of which is directly on the water in Sag and has now been a rental for several years. There...

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Union Square Holiday Market

(1) Comments | Posted November 28, 2012 | 8:13 PM

Well, holiday time is officially here and that means it's time for one of my favorite annual events: the Union Square Holiday Market. In its 19th year, the union square holiday market is in full swing running from November 16th through December 24th. Approximately 150 merchants with an array of...

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Has Sandy Hurt or Helped the NYC Real Estate Market?

(0) Comments | Posted November 15, 2012 | 5:47 PM

In the days following Hurricane Sandy, I immediately began to hear the whispers about the storm's effect on Manhattan real estate values. There is no shortage of predictions or opinions. I've read articles which claim that downtown values will no doubt suffer as the idea of flooding & electrical/heating problems...

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When Water Views Become Water Fronts

(0) Comments | Posted November 7, 2012 | 9:50 AM

I was walking by the Fishs Eddy storefront window the other day. It was hard to miss as the entire window was covered in familiar yellow Post-it notes. They were notes to Hurricane Sandy, and people had written their comments, what they had to say, how they felt. Some were...

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Hurricane Sandy: New York After the Storm

(0) Comments | Posted November 1, 2012 | 11:09 AM

When I first started preparing for Hurricane Sandy on Sunday, I, like the rest of New York, had no way of knowing the full ramifications of this storm. Never the less, being a prudent individual, I took the necessary precautions and hunkered down for the long haul in my union...

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Third Quarter NYC Residential Sales Report Released

(0) Comments | Posted October 16, 2012 | 6:14 PM

In the past couple of weeks, we've heard the experts weigh in on the New York City housing market as all of the major firms, as well as the Real Estate Board of NY, released their Third Quarter Market reports. While initially most had reported flat prices for the third...

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New York City's Best Kept Coffee Secret

(3) Comments | Posted September 11, 2012 | 2:50 PM

If you have had the good fortune of not only getting a scrumptious cupcake, but also having a coffee at Crumbs, you would have experienced close to the best coffee on the planet... in my humble opinion.

Crumbs is now literally five steps from my new front door (which...

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The Hamptons Classic

(1) Comments | Posted September 6, 2012 | 1:35 PM

Every year, Labor Day weekend signals the end of summer and time for The Hamptons Classic! The big day is called Grand Prix Sunday. This exclusive equestrian event has been going on for almost three decades and it is really something everyone should attend at least once.

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The Art of Penthouse Living

(0) Comments | Posted August 8, 2012 | 6:09 PM

As a long-time penthouse resident, I have come to understand the intricacies of what it takes to buy, sell, and maintain this exceptional type of property. With that, I am proud to introduce the very first episode of Penthouse Authority, a series of video interviews with experts who specialize in...

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The Scoop on New Development

(0) Comments | Posted July 24, 2012 | 2:30 PM

In 2008, we saw the peak of housing permits issued in New York City and with it, the peak of new construction. Over the past few years, it seems developers, along with everyone else, have been unsure where the market was heading and consequently highly reluctant to take on any...

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Where Have All the Apartments Goooonnne?

(0) Comments | Posted July 10, 2012 | 10:57 AM

Last week, Prudential Douglas Elliman released their second quarter Manhattan Market Report in conjunction with Miller Samuel. I have to say, the news wasn't all that exciting. Now, now... I know many people who would shudder at the thought of calling a stable market report anything less than exciting. But,...

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