Month: September 2013

change is gonna come, even to Manhattan Loft Guy

(in fact, some is already here) If you have gotten this far, you have found the new home of Manhattan Loft Guy, with a whole new look, on a whole new platform. The look is likely to be tweaked over

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diversion is more of a (small) rant about Manhattan real estate “penthouses”

creeping nomenclature is all too common It’s the weekend, but instead of the usual diversion having nothing to do with Manhattan lofts, I’d like to do a short riff on a pice in The Real Deal this week, When Is A

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50 West 29 Street build-out loft sale not as simple as it looks

here’s one I know something about The recent sale of the “1,400 sq ft “ Manhattan loft #13W at 50 West 29 Street looks pretty simple: to market on April 10 at $1.475mm, in contract by June 20, and sold

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28 Laight Street 1-day loft sale looks like a whisper listing

can’t be real, perhaps it is one of those We can agree, I assume, that the public record behind the recent sale of the “2,705 sq ft” Manhattan loft #2D at 28 Laight Street in the Cobblestone Lofts cannot reflect

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room or light? Tribeca or Chelsea? 2 lofts sold above ask at $2.645 million have different charms

new space or old? I had ticketed two contemporaneous Manhattan loft sales back when there was a summer in New York; now is a good time to check them out. The “1,789 sq ft” Manhattan loft on the3rd floor of

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Sunday diversion has to feature The Great Rivera

still baseball season, of course No need to get into a discussion of whether Mariano Rivera is ‘the greatest closer ever’ in Major League baseball (the 9th-inning [only] closer being a fairly recent development) but we can all agree that

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buyers with cold nerves sell 4 West 21 Street loft at 51% gain

… and the home of the brave Let’s take another spin at a wheel I mentioned on Wednesday (September 18, masterpiece designed since 2009, 60 West 15 Street loft doubles in value) about the favorable resale position of  2013 sellers

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adding wall for 3rd bedroom did NOT increase value of 49 East 21 Street loft by 36%

nor did time, or dimmers This is the kind of thing that drives Efficient Market fans to distraction and buyers to drink (or worse): the “1,461 sq ft” Manhattan loft #10C at 49 East 21 Street just sold at a

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masterpiece designed since 2009, 60 West 15 Street loft doubles in value

cashing out on meticulous + to the 9s Not every agent has the credibility in the business to be taken at face value when saying things like “Renovated to the nines” and “Come home to the extraordinary”, but the listing

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56 Warren Street loft renovation added more value than it cost

known unknowns abound I am not unusual in always being interested in the impact that renovation has on value; most people who try to follow a residential real estate niche share that interest. I flatter my niche, perhaps, in thinking

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