Tag: Finishes

111 Mercer Street loft gains $922,438 in 19 months, or did it?

developer left money on the table, skewing Manhattan loft market stats The big story about the “2,024 sq ft” Soho loft on the 3rd floor at 111 Mercer Street is in the headline: the folks behind the trust that paid

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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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another small loft on so many levels sells high at 130 Barrow Street

how does it measure up?The folks who just bought the “763 sq ft” Manhattan (mini) loft #404 at 130 Barrow Street must be fans of steps. On a small foot print, you get a choice as you enter to take

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141 West 17 Street loft seller takes forever to sell at 7% discount

if at first you don’t succeed …?We’ve had two recent posts about rather long marketing campaigns that ended rather badly for the sellers. (November 6, 21 East 22 Street loft sells after long, painful price discovery, and November 10, 59

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renovation after 2007 gets 55 N. Moore Street loft 15% over 2009

will I ever understand this business??There are a great many things I do not understand about the Manhattan residential real estate business, so it is good that I am still (kinda, sorta) young. One of the things I don’t understand

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renowned designer created 'masterpiece' loft for himself at 130 Barrow Street, parts with it for money

can you say sui generis on a real estate blog?If you have ever been in lofts in this building you will not recognize the “704 sq ft” Manhattan loft #309 at 130 Barrow Street, which just sold. Lofts here are

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unique loft at 236 West 26 Street bends the market by selling well above comps

the beauty that got awayThe recent sale of the (not really) “1,288 sq ft” Manhattan loft #10SE at 236 West 26 Street in the Chelsea Capitol is both near and dear to my heart (and to one of my buyers) and

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“perfection” goes for $1,025/ft in 252 West 30 Street loft

to catch a bargain, there must be a catchIn our last installment, the August 8, ‘architecturally designed’ loft with no view, little light at 114 West 27 Street sells at $799/ft (sue me: I’ve been busy), we found a bargain

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there are 2nd floor lofts with better views than this 208 Fifth Avenue loft, but not many

kIller views, unless the tour bus idlesOne of my longstanding (unrequited) Manhattan Loft Guy Note(s) to Self … has to do with second story lofts, and whether there is a discernible market discount for lofts that may be as low

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telltale $9 shows bidding war for 100 Hudson Street loft

seriously: what’s so special here?The fact that the “1,080 sq ft” Manhattan loft #8E at 100 Hudson Street recently sold with the last digit being “9” tells you that the loft almost certainly sold after a bidding war; that the

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