Month: January 2009

eating crow while getting reamed / Chelsea loft goes to 30% off

oh, to be a fly on the wallImagine, if you will, the following hypothetical dialogue: Owner: "I’d love to sell, what do you think we can get?"Agent: "If we start at $1,750/ft we should get a good deal"O: "Wow! That

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a good time to go for pricing records, or are flippin' owners just pushing it?

bullish on sex appealThere’s a pretty new listing in one of those veddy veddy architecturally significant new Manhattan loft developments that has me scratching my head. Then another one popped up in a less significant but still pretty new new

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out of range, out of mind … setting records or delaying sale?

pay the price if they don’t pay attentionThe risk in pricing a Manhattan loft above where anything in a building has sold is that potential buyers will be turned off by the price before considering the plus factors you tout

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Manhattan loft inventory as of January 25 = 883

  Number of Manhattan lofts offered for sale as of Sunday night definitely reflect a new year:  price range # of lofts $500k to $999k 130 $1mm to $1.99mm 324 $2mm to $2.99mm 209 $3mm to $3.99mm 88 $4mm to

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new Manhattan loft listings + NO (!) closed sales in last 7 days

 This is the sixty-fifth Manhattan Loft Guy 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 include

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comparing nuggets / 4Q Manhattan loft data + overall market

so few nuggets The overall Manhattan 4Q Numbers, 3 ways, with some year-over-year comparisons:   median sales price avg price per foot transactions days on market inventory Miller Samuel $900k [up 5.9%] $1,183 [up 0.3%] 2,282 [off 9.4%] 159 [up 21.3%]

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30 days of actual Manhattan loft sales, Vol 2

still riding the jalopyI captured 30 days of reported Manhattan "loft" sales from the inter-firm data-base on January 11, comprising a second set of 30-day-sales data. The limitations, cautions, gripes and hopes set forth in my initial collection (December 18:

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best cold day EVER

it’s a brand new dayI am writing this Monday, for posting on Tuesday at the precise moment the new President takes the oath of office. By that time (this time) I will have been standing at 12th Street and Pennsylvania

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Manhattan loft inventory as of January 18 = 865

Number of Manhattan lofts offered for sale as of Sunday night is essentially flat, after last week’s New Year’s surge:  price range # of lofts $500k to $999k 131 $1mm to $1.99mm 311 $2mm to $2.99mm 208 $3mm to $3.99mm

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new Manhattan loft listings + closed sales in last 7 days

 This is the sixty-fourth Manhattan Loft Guy 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

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