Month: November 2008

neighborly competition leads to neighborly mistakes? the laboratory at 24 East 22 Street

MLG went there before the NY TimesYou may remember that the NY Times ran a piece about multiple apartments for sale in the same building back in August (August 10, Neighborly Competition). You may also recall that I used to

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R I P Herbert Watnik 9.21.1921 to 11.25.2008

  Personal note here, that feels appropriate to ‘express’ on *my* blog though this must surely violate someone’s notions of etiquette …. My father-in-law died last evening at 10:21 PM of (in my lay terms) complications from pneumonia after having

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new Manhattan loft listings + closed sales in last 7 days

 This is my fifty-sixth report on the number, price distribution and neighborhood distribution for Manhattan lofts reported as new to the market or as closed sales in the last 7 days.The stats as of Sunday night: there were only 20

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Manhattan loft inventory as of November 23 = 859

Number of Manhattan lofts offered for sale as of Sunday night:  price range # of lofts $500k to $999k 125 $1mm to $1.99mm 310 $2mm to $2.99mm 203 $3mm to $3.99mm 88 $4mm to $4.99mm 49 $5mm to $10mm 84

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too pushy …?? thread / Soho edition

  classic or uber? These Manhattan loft candidates for the Goldilocks question are Soho neighbors in buildings that could hardly be more different. One is a brand spanking new uber-loft; the other is a classic loft. Let’s play too pushy

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picking on coop boards but in need of editing (NY Post)

  it is their job, dammit Why do people pick on Manhattan coop boards? Because it is easy and because they sometimes do dumb things that make the newspapers. And because they are an easy target on a site like

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how big a discount for renovation? 64 West 15 Street closes with and without

how big a drag is a big job?I’ve been thinking about the difficulties in this market of selling a Manhattan loft that needs a lot of work. Unit #2E at 64 West 15 Street is a recent example, as it

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too pushy…?? thread Vol 3 / Tribeca build-out

  reaching for a dream? Am I getting carried away with this thread? Perhaps, but yet another candidate for the Goldilocks question came to market recently, raising the question of whether the seller is being too pushy about price in

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Manhattan loft inventory as of November 16 = 870

Number of Manhattan lofts offered for sale as of Sunday night:  price range # of lofts $500k to $999k 122 $1mm to $1.99mm 317 $2mm to $2.99mm 210 $3mm to $3.99mm 91 $4mm to $4.99mm 46 $5mm to $10mm 84

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new Manhattan loft listings + closed sales in last 7 days

 This is my fifty-fifth report on the number, price distribution and neighborhood distribution for Manhattan lofts reported as new to the market or as closed sales in the last 7 days.The stats as of Sunday night: there were (again) 26

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