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Seth Margolis has crafted a page-turner that does for today's real estate market what The Bonfire of the Vanities did for the stock market of the eighties. When Peggy Gimmel decides to sell the apartment she bought decades ago for a few thousand dollars, she's thrilled to discover that it's worth almost $2 million.  But her sudden windfall triggers a cascade of unexpectedSeth Margolis has crafted a page-turner that does for today's real estate market what The Bonfire of the Vanities did for the stock market of the eighties. When Peggy Gimmel decides to sell the apartment she bought decades ago for a few thousand dollars, she's thrilled to discover that it's worth almost $2 million.  But her sudden windfall triggers a cascade of unexpected events and plunges her into the dizzying orbit of Lucinda Wells, one of Manhattan's most successful and ruthless real estate agents. Peggy's not the only one at Lucinda's mercy.  There's the technology entrepreneur struggling to salvage his sinking company while gut-renovating his home.  The socialite exiled from Park Avenue to the pull-out sofa of her parents' West Side apartment.  The illegal immigrant amassing a fortune printing money. The clueless widow trying to unload a world-class collection of fake artwork.  These are just some of the characters whose lives intersect in unlikely ways, all of them nearly overwhelmed by the rocketing real estate market and the hard-charging broker who holds the keys to their futures.   As he interweaves these often suspenseful and frequently comical stories, Margolis captures the zeitgeist of a cultural moment, keeping us turning the pages with the rise and fall of his characters' fortunes. ...

Title : Closing Costs
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ISBN : 9780312353681
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 320 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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Closing Costs Reviews

  • Margo Brooks
    2018-10-08 05:05

    Audiobook. Chicklit goes corporate. When the trials of insider trading and dot.com stock busts hit, only contractors and real-estate agents win. Entertaining enough, although the addition of a graphically portrayed internet pornographer was a bit odd in what would have otherwise been a story about socialites and their ups and downs. I don't think that the male author realized that his audience would be primarily female. Not an author I would seek out again, but I was happy enough to listen to the book.

  • Mary Wagner
    2018-10-01 02:19

    My primary issue with this book is that the vast majority of the characters are not likable. Therefore, it is difficult to wish for anything positive to happen to them. There's one exception - the older couple - but that wasn't enough to carry the book. The characters are also not so abhorrent that I could really wish ill for them - I mainly just felt slightly to moderately negative.

  • Margie
    2018-10-04 06:03

    Wall Street & the housing bubble set in NYC. Characters range from a real estate agent, a dot.com entrepreneur, a corner store, society pages, Au Pars, former lovers, new parents, a suspected embezzler, counterfeiters, a taxi driver, T-men, antique professionals, a stockbroker, investors, etc., all interwoven into a marvelous six-degrees-of-separation plot!

  • Laura
    2018-09-27 07:18

    An enjoyable read, particularly for anyone who knows how competitive the NYC real estate market is. Might also be of interest to anyone who enjoyed the short-lived "Six Degrees" that had aired last season as many of the characters' lives begin to intertwine as they buy/sell/trade up, etc.

  • Jennifer
    2018-09-20 04:59

    Perusing the shelves of my local satellite library and thought this, "well this could be entertaining and relatively mindless." But I was wrong. This book isn't relatively mindless - it is totally mindless. I'm a shelter magazine/blog junkie and reading addict but this book could cure both.

  • Miriam
    2018-10-14 05:09

    the characters are unsympathetic, for the most part. the plot is boring. and there is climax; no denoument. the story just ends. ny real estate intersecting with greedy, pushy real estate agents doesn't make for a good read.

  • Jennifer
    2018-10-04 03:21

    Several New York City couples lives' cross paths as they move around the city. Financial gaain, real estate highs and lows, and living as an elite are the primary focus. The story starts slow so give it a few chapters if you decide to check it out.

  • Erin
    2018-09-29 03:03

    This was a mildly interesting book about a random group of wealthy people in Manhattan whose lives interesct through real estate. How they end up is both interesting and a bit depressing in some cases. This could be classified as an anti-wealth book.

  • Sarahb.
    2018-10-11 07:15

    Mother recommended this book. It was just OK to me. She loved it. Lots of fancy real estate in New York City.

  • El
    2018-09-29 01:22

    Had a hard time holding my interest.

  • Debra
    2018-10-03 05:19

    Totally surprised by how much I enjoyed this book.

  • Lori
    2018-10-07 06:11

    reminds me why i will never live in nyc

  • Laura
    2018-09-20 03:27

    Good enough to finish; fun read, nothing objectionable, wouldn't suggest to a friend.

  • Cindy
    2018-10-08 07:09

    Money can change a person's personality. I was so caught up with the changes in the characters that I couldn't put the book down!

  • Melissa Cavanaugh
    2018-10-05 07:01

    A light and funny book if and only if you are intensely interested in the NYC real estate market - but who isn't?

  • Gillian
    2018-09-20 02:12

    Enjoyed this book...sometimes a bit too much "money market" investment type talk which I am not too familiar with but a good story line and easily linked all the individuals together

  • Lisa
    2018-10-08 09:20

    Fun, fast, frivolous...but hey-that's okay once in a while, right????

  • Olga Hebert
    2018-10-13 09:25

    Shallow people ala "Real Housewives."