Month: February 2015

buy low, renovate well, sell high: easy-peazy at 366 Broadway

a conventional story downtown Manhattan, enhanced by beautiful renovation work I need to bring some balance, some rationality, to my consideration of loft renovation projects in Tribeca. Steven Soderbergh’s devil-may-care attitude is driving me a little crazy today (yesterday’s post, 155 Franklin

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155 Franklin Street loft sells in a reverse flip (viewer discretion is advised)

sometimes real estate doesn’t work out (or was it Life that didn’t work out?) [major updates at bottom] No matter what your interest is in the Manhattan residential real estate market, what happened to the recent sellers of the “3,532

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open eastern view is worth $425,000 at Chelsea Mercantile (approx) (at least)

minus the office, plus 12 floors of iconic Manhattan loft Few downtown Manhattan residential loft conversions have provided as much grist for the Manhattan Loft Guy mill as ‘The Merc’ aka Chelsea Mercantile aka 252 Seventh Avenue. It is, in

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challenging 474 Greenwich Street loft proves a challenging sale, not quite $2 million off

location, decor, layout … let me count the Tribeca loft challenges (and price!) I won’t say I was proud of it, but my first reaction on seeing the “2,300 sq ft” Manhattan loft #4S at 474 Greenwich Street being offered

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Warren Street loft shows why Manhattan “lofts” comp by size, “apartments” by bedrooms

someone used a shoehorn in this Tribeca loft living room Way back when, in my first year as a professional residential real estate sales person in Manhattan, I accompanied a mentor on a series of buyer appointments. It being way

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Tribeca loft sells up 45% in 19 months … a superstorm effect?

hard to find another explanation for such a beyond-market result … When I get confused, I write. Not to end the confusion necessarily, but to seek peace. The sale four weeks ago of the “2,325 sq ft” Manhattan loft #2A

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let’s play Value The Terrace at 53 N. Moore Street, as penthouse loft sells!!

one of my favorite Manhattan real estate games … and a grand spectator sport Everyone has an opinion about the premium that outdoor space adds to a given property, but the nice thing about dealing as retrospectively as I do

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“true artist’s loft” still exists at 19 Greene Street, but not for long

 there’s a sad majesty to these listing photos in Soho For a loft snob, or for any who truly appreciates classic Manhattan lofts, seeing listing photos for a “true artist loft in Soho” might be like what an animal rights

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architects trash O’Neill Building loft in Chelsea, in order to make it beautiful, of course

for the due diligence files of 655 Sixth Avenue loft buyers (caveat emptor!) Long-time readers of Manhattan Loft Guy know that I am a sucker for before-and-after photos; otherwise I have to wait for a loft having been sold twice,

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