Tag: Square Feet

reprise: the square foot problem, its obvious (!) solution, and the horror that it will not change

a long time ago on a blog very near at hand…For some reason I had someone comment this week on a rather old Manhattan Loft Guy post, reminding me of that November 3, 2010, the square footage dilemma: REBNY "leads"

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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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how to make sense of 475 Broadway loft sale, at $1,280/ft or $1,608/ft??

caution: rant is comingYou don’t need to know how big a Manhattan loft is to put a sale in the context of sales in the same building (assuming same footprints, of course), but it is very difficult to do a

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bold-faced names on both sides of 121 West 20 Street loft sale that beat 2008 by a million bucks

bold numbers are more interestingThere is something extremely weird about the recent sale of the top-floor duplex Manhattan loft #5D at 121 West 20 Street. Not the fact that none of the names printed in the New York Post report

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2011 new development loft, nicely flipped at 23% at 16 West 21 Street

take the money and runOne never knows what condo investors plans are, as some people who intend a quick flip end up being constrained by market forces working against them and others who plan on a longer term take opportunistic

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this very Winka-tect designed 497 Greenwich Street loft was all over the inter-tubes

so I had to track it downI don’t know why it came up like dandelions, but I saw a bunch of tweets last week about an Archi-tectonics designed loft in Soho, with links from many, many design websites, including this

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130 West 17 Street loft flies through market, beating (my) expectations

… and sometimes the bear gets youHave I mentioned recently that comping is hard? Or that (prospective) valuations are matters of opinion? (As are, in fact, sale prices, but at least with those you have two people agree.) When my

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under $900/ft for a loft at the other (first) Ice House, 354 Broome Street UPDATED

are developers like thieves?Yes! (But not in the sense you probably mean.) Having talked yesterday about the ++ pricing at 27 N. Moore Street (the Ice House) (October 24, turn of the century Tribeca at $1,600/ft, again at 27 N.

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rent v. buy, or buy then rent in the loft laboratory of 448 Greenwich Street

small (loft) worldI don’t know why I was looking at loft rental data, but I know why the Manhattan loft on the 4th floor at 448 Greenwich Street caught my eye among that data. Buyers I was working with bid

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Diamond Duane mini-loft sells above 2008 after adding space(!)

you don’t see that every dayThe Manhattan loft #4C at 137 Duane Street that just sold for $949,000 was marketed with a floor plan that was billed as “approximately 825 square feet” (bless that babbled modifier!), but when it was

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