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not thawed in 2009, Lion's Head loft sells 9% over ask, 54% over 2006

let’s make it this week’s themeYesterday I featured a Soho penthouse loft that did not sell under $4mm in 2009 (and 2010!) but recently sold for $5mm (July 22, no thaw was good news for (eventual) penthouse loft seller at

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no thaw was good news for (eventual) penthouse loft seller at 347 West Broadway

playing with the calendar, for fun and profit If the headline above makes sense to you, thanks for being a regular reader. (For the rest of you, thanks for stopping by; feel free to return.) The premise for the punchline

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memory lane: Field of Dreams pricing sells 130 West 17 Street penthouse loft at huge premium

  Five Years Ago Today on Manhattan Loft Guy You were warned in my July 4 post that you had a couple of weeks of archived Manhattan Loft Guy material coming up; almost up. In my July 15, 2008, 130

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126 West 22 Street loft beats near-Peak, with upgrade

Upgrade Week continues…Ah, the perils of parsing broker babble …. The marketing campaign for the recently sold “2,200 sq ft” Manhattan loft #11N at 126 West 22 Street (Chelsea Flats) is full of upgrade language, some more specific than others,

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Sunday driving: down memory lane for October 2008 predictions about New York real estate

not quite all of the usual suspectsKeeping up the lighter weekend fare, while staying away from the bread and butter of closed Manhattan loft sales for another post, I came across a piece from the New York Daily News with

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129 Lafayette Street loft beats 2008 price, caps B-line frenzy

(there’s a trick involved)Yes, when the Manhattan loft #2B at 129 Lafayette Street sold on August 31 at $1.375mm, that price was an improvement of 18% over the last sale, in 2008. But that 2008 sale at $1.168mm was in

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agony + ecstasy at one 65 West 13 Street loft

how cold it was in those days!If I were writing just about lofts I would say something like when the Manhattan loft #8D at 65 West 13 Street sold on July 6 it was up over 40% from its prior

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long run to a sale above ask at 315 West 23 Street

bumped by LehmanTo say that the listing history of the Manhattan loft #6E at 315 West 23 Street (The Broadmoor) is unusual is an understatement. The punchline is that when it sold on May 24 at $1.399mm it sold above

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from fire sale in nuclear winter to +27% at 155 Hudson Street

price discovery can be hardTake a generic classically Long-and-Narrow Manhattan loft, roughly 22 feet wide, with not a lot to brag about as far as finishes, and try to sell it in two very different sets of market conditions. As

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242 Lafayette Street loft mixes metaphors, sells off 3% since 2005

it’s not so much that second-guessing is fun… as it is that you can’t help yourself. I offer the Manhattan loft #3N at 242 Lafayette Street for your consideration. To mix metaphors here, this loft’s price history feels like watching

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