Dear Friends and Friends of Friends -

The young bride who wrote "Why My $1600 Wedding Shocked My Friends & Family" had a brilliant idea:

She and her husband had a lovely wedding ceremony and small reception with their close friends and family, and then used the extra money they'd have spent on a blowout on securing a truly lasting and meaningful reminder of their wedding day, helping secure their future as well -- a first home!

It can be done, even in the NYC market. Particularly now when the NYC market is more buyer friendly than it's been in years.

Here are links to a selection of attractive homes on the market right now in Manhattan and Brooklyn for which the $50,000 or $75,000 (or more) that would have otherwise been spent on caterers will provide a down payment. (And mortgage interest is still fully deductible for purchases up to $750,000.)

If you or anyone you know would like to consider this meaningful alternative, please call me with any questions (even if you're not getting married, or have been married many years).

I can help analyze comparative costs versus renting, discuss current market conditions, and help you find and acquire exactly what you are looking for.

Best wishes!


Jay Molishever

Associate Broker, CitiHabitats

917-538-4516 /


Jay Molishever
Associate Broker - Platinum Award
387 Park Avenue South
4th Floor
New York, NY 10016

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