Month: February 2007

open houses under $1,000/ft

  The most recent quarterly market report from Miller Samuel says that the average price-per-foot for Manhattan lofts sold in the last quarter was $1,090/ft – essentially unchanged from the prior quarter. With so many lofts offered at premium prices

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smaller but still One Bed Wonder-full at 644 Broadway + 30 W 13

  In an Upper East Side condo, 1,600 or 1,400 sq ft would be a 3 bedroom. In the Village or NoHo, that’s a One Bed Wonder loft.   30 W 13 St #2B is a smaller version of the

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really big One Bed Wonders with really big prices at 716 Broadway + 32 Laight

  One type of One Bed Wonder (what is a One Bed Wonder?) among Manhattan loft styles is dictated by the footprint and window placement. With no windows along a “long” side, the Long-and-Narrow lofts might only have one legal

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what is a 1 bed wonder?

  large lofts suitable for one person or a couple   I remember talking to people last year (and the year before that) about a spectacularly beautiful 2,000 sq ft loft, with very high-end finishes and a truly “Zen-like” renovation.

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another renovation open house tour / take an architect to brunch

  90 Prince Open House 12 – 1:30   “Bring your architect” to 90 Prince St #7A (1,400 sq ft asking $1.795mm) then take the architect to brunch. Or go on to the other steps on this week’s Renovation Tour.

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more bad / agent

  and we wonder why the public holds us in such … esteem Real estate agents get a lot of bad press. I sometimes think that one reason that is true in Manhattan is that so many people have their

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Sunday renovation tour / open houses that need work at 515 Broadway + 61 E 11

  the telltale “bring architect” / “build your dream” / “blank canvass” How many loft buyers really want to build in their own places these days? Not as many as there used to be, that’s for sure. But here are

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pricing strategies / the holiday sale at 525 E 11 St

  my theory: if you drop, drop meaningfully A lot of times the peculiar pricing decisions that get made are the result of serous arm-wrestling between seller and listing agent, particularly after an apartment has been on the market “a

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condo boards behaving badly / quick to sue, for whom?

  Can’t let this weird story pass, since it fits the recent them of “… acting badly” (neighbors on Jan 30, real estate agents on Feb 8, coop boards on Feb 9). Plus, it is kind of weird. THX to

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coop boards behaving badly / can you imagine?

  how absolute power can corrupt Maybe it is the cold weather that has me thinking about nasty people doing nasty things….   This week I blogged about nasty agents trying to prevent other agents from taking a part of

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