Month: October 2013

“efficient market” loses out to actual seller and actual buyer of 76 Madison Avenue loft

market extrapolation can be hard, but this loft sale comp is a non-sale of same loft Stop me if you’ve heard this before: an “index” is a proxy for The Market, just as a market report is a summary of

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for variety, 123 Baxter Street loft sells down 5% over 2008

not all Manhattan lofts are from Lake Wobegon Just as the mirror has two sides, the loft niche in the residential real estate market in Manhattan has many sides. Some are above-average, and those sales that outperform The Market and/or

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90 Franklin Street loft beats upstairs neighbor by 22% only 14 months later

I didn’t know wenge was that valuable in a Manhattan loft I can see two principal differences between the last two south-facing units that sold in Franklin Tower across the border from prime Tribeca: the “2,633 sq ft” loft #7S

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142 Duane Street loft up 48% since 2005, 35% since 2008

another Manhattan loft that draws outside the lines The lovely and classic Manhattan loft #4A at 142 Duane Street just off prime Tribeca has now sold 3 times going back to 2005, 4 times back to 2000. Continuing my recent

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Chainworks loft at 144 West 18 Street sells in a delightful series for market watchers

one Manhattan loft building can be a microcosm, indeed The recent sale of the “3,097 sq ft” Manhattan loft #2E at 144 West 18 Street (the Chainworks Building) for $4.6mm ($1,485/ft) got me to wondering if any of the recent

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having it all in Tribeca for relatively little, as 405 Greenwich Street condo loft goes for $1,173/ft

50 weeks is a long time in the current Manhattan residential real estate market This number ($2.585mm) does not match these words (“newly renovated …. loft has it all”) about the recently sold “2,204 sq ft” Manhattan condo loft on

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354 Broadway loft owners won’t freak out about recent sale

‘cuz they know what’s a free market loft sale One of the dangers of scanning StreetEasy for recent sales of Manhattan lofts is that the data can be tricky. Take the “4,004 sq ft” Manhattan loft on the  5th floor

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diversion about lofts in the movies and a tech mogul’s sex life

spectacular Flatiron loft back in the news I must say that I can’t figure out why it is recent ‘news’ that The Google Man is in an open marriage,  but I appreciate that The Real Deal did a loft-peeking piece

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trading 2,862 sq ft loft in Tribeca at 168 Duane Street for 2,500 sq ft Soho at 112 Prince Street

I guess they got tired of waiting to build their dream loft The folks who just sold the “2,862 sq ft” 2nd floor at 168 Duane Street (in such prime Tribeca that it overlooks Duane Park) for $4.4mm just bought

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yeah, 520 LaGuardia Place loft sold above ask, but was pricing modest?

compare to 2006 loft, wonder about renovation Bang! Zoom! That was the “1,500 sq ft” Manhattan loft #3N at 520 LaGuardia Place in lower central Greenwich Village flying through The Market above ask at $2.2mm: to market on April 27

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