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Katherine (Kate) Shindle

Katherine (Kate) Shindle
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson

1995 Broadway
New York, NY 10023
Office: 646.342.6856

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About Me

Kate Shindle spent her early years in South Jersey, her college years as a Dean's List student at Northwestern University--during which she took a hiatus to travel the country as Miss America 1998, becoming a nationally-recognized HIV/AIDS activist in the process--and the years since graduation right here in New York City

Her fascination with New York real estate began almost immediately, and she bought her first tiny slice of the market at age 23. Kate has lived on the Upper West Side and in Washington/Hudson Heights; in the course of buying her own three apartments, she has scoured places from Long Island City to Williamsburg to Jersey City. She is now firmly ensconced in Harlem.

Her "other" career, as a Broadway actor who has starred in shows like Cabaret, Legally Blonde, and Wonderland, and a newly-minted associate producer of the runaway hit musical A Christmas Story, has rooted her in a community of artists who place a high emphasis on value, and who are often surprised to learn the power of buying when compared to renting. Kate works with plenty of first-time buyers, helping them pare down the list of "must-haves" to reflect what they really need in a home, and what's just gravy.

Kate is also an active promoter of HDFC/HPD income-restricted housing, having scored a killer deal of her own in such a building back in 2007. She loves digging around on the web to find unconventional options for homebuyers, including foreclosures, Fannie Mae properties, and city-sponsored developments. And she definitely likes to negotiate, without losing sight of the big picture of home price versus monthly expenses.

More recently, Kate has also ventured into the waters of the rental world, especially in neighborhoods like Morningside Heights and Central/East Harlem.

Lastly, Kate doesn't have any problem appreciating the finer things, like the perfect uptown townhouse or brownstone, and is thrilled about the extensive recent new construction and large-scale investment in her neighborhood. She places a strong emphasis on the ethics of real estate, including and especially fair housing laws, and loves to guide buyers and renters toward areas of the city they might not have already considered.

Although Kate officially works on the very successful Perry Payne/Jeff Dyksterhouse Team (servicing customers at essentially every price point and neighborhood) at Douglas Elliman's 1995 Broadway office, she can also be found at the West 117th/Frederick Douglass Blvd location, trying very hard not to go next door and raid the new Levain Bakery. She can also be found all over the neighborhood at the other end of the leashes of her rescue dogs, Boomer and Oakley, a mellow German Shepherd and a crazy Catahoula. Kate often says that if money were no object, she'd do almost nothing but invest in New York real estate.

 

Closed Transactions

Location Beds Baths Sq Ft Type
Madison Plaza, 1825 Madison Avenue, 9E - East Harlem, New York 2 Beds 2 Baths N/A Cooperative
710 RIVERSIDE Drive, 3A - Hamilton Heights, New York 2 Beds 2 Baths 960 sq. ft. Condo
880 West 181st Street, 3C 1 Bed 1 Bath N/A Cooperative
Morningside Gardens, 549 West 123rd Street, 5G 2 Beds 1 Bath N/A Cooperative
1020 Grand Concourse, 21J - Highbridge, New York 2 Beds 2 Baths N/A Cooperative
91 Payson Avenue, 6J 1 Bed 1 Bath N/A Cooperative
870 West 181st Street, 9B Studio 1 Bath N/A Cooperative
Lafayette Gardens, 340 Haven Avenue, 1R Studio 1 Bath N/A Cooperative

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