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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.

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New York Real Estate: A Hiding Spot for the World's Wealth

(0) Comments | Posted July 18, 2014 | 10:32 PM

New York real estate is the new Swiss bank account.

New York Magazine recently ran an exposé on the motivations behind foreign buyers to purchase apartments in pricey residential new developments in a city in which they are not permanently located. The answer was simple: They can...

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Extreme Open Houses

(0) Comments | Posted July 11, 2014 | 12:01 PM

Manhattan is one of the fastest moving cities in the world and it seems that the only way to slow down its pace is the start of the summer season. The city's real estate market is no exception to the seasonally relaxed New Yorker attitude, which is stirring up concerns...

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Here Comes an Influx of High-End Office Buildings

(0) Comments | Posted June 30, 2014 | 1:06 PM

Luxury shouldn't stop when you go to work.

In efforts to keep up with the growing demand for high-end amenities and services in residential new developments across Manhattan, office buildings have begun to provide similar luxury environments for their workers.

When New York became home to an overwhelming...

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Manhattan Apartments Outshine Their Celebrity Residents

(0) Comments | Posted June 20, 2014 | 4:01 PM

In New York City, the buildings in which celebrities live are just as famous as the stars themselves; however, this may not always be the case in Hollywood.

Curbed Hamptons recently posted an infographic marking from Movoto the effect of a celebrity owner on the...

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How Many Billionaires Would It Take to Buy New York?

(0) Comments | Posted June 11, 2014 | 11:57 AM

A recent article in the Chicago Tribune shined light on Bill Gate's wealth -- given his $77.5 billion fortune, he could theoretically purchase all residential properties in Boston worth $76.6 billion, leaving him to practically own the entire city.

The purchase price of the city was calculated...

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The Art of Real Estate

(0) Comments | Posted June 6, 2014 | 12:58 PM

Whether utilized as marketing technique meant for profit, or space for cultural propagation, the two worlds of art and real estate have never been closer.

Increasingly within New York City, real estate professionals have been merging with outside industries, such as technology and start-ups, in order to bring the...

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Real Estate Marketing Aims to Override the Power of the Photograph

(0) Comments | Posted June 2, 2014 | 10:35 AM

Out with the old, in with the new. As New York becomes a new hub for tech startups, the city's real estate industry has been gaining innovative approaches to its marketing techniques.

Today's tech boom has illuminated the desired shift away from traditional means of advertising into a more interactive...

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The Big Data Real Estate Controversy

(0) Comments | Posted May 19, 2014 | 1:59 PM

The next weapon in home buying -- big data -- is here, and is not leaving its mark without controversy.

Real estate websites are now providing hyper-specific and localized demographic information about neighborhoods, such as crime statistics and school ratings, and their residents, including race and educational status, across...

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Rent Vs. Own: Manhattan's Continuously High Rent Encourages the Move to Ownership

(0) Comments | Posted May 1, 2014 | 4:33 PM

It is no secret that New York City apartment rental rates have skyrocketed. These days, those NYC residents unwilling to fathom the high rent any longer have sought out a solution: buy.

Median rent in Manhattan in March 2014 was $3,200 per month, which cumulates to a high $38,400...

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What Happened to the Neighborhood Restaurant?

(0) Comments | Posted April 23, 2014 | 3:01 PM

What happened to the neighborhood restaurant? It seems now more than ever your favorite go-to has shuttered, leaving you on a hunt for a new regular spot yet again.

A recent article in The New York Observer uncovers the reason behind the surge of restaurant closures, blaming...

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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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