Tag: West 13

comping is hard / the laboratory at 321 West 13 Street is rich

a Fall theme emergesYesterday’s post was not the only time I have offered “did I mention that comping is hard?”; it is only the most recent time. (Rather than use a list of links, I will let The Google do

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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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65 West 13 Street loft sales shows the trick about being patient

it’s the price, stupid!I’ve been on a bit of a jag lately, noting Manhattan loft sales that defy Conventional Wisdom by holding firm at a price for a (relatively) long time, then getting a deal done within reasonable negotiating range

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slow and steady loft at 148 West 23 Street wins race, eventually

not ‘forever’, but there was a birthdayAlthough the Manhattan loft #11BC at 148 West 23 Street (Chelsea Mews) ‘celebrated’ a birthday before closing on March 9 at $1.05mm, that birthday was a happier occasion than for some loft listings that

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345 West 13 Street loft sale shows neighborhood change from 1999

you said meatpacking district, they say MePaWhen the Manhattan loft #5E at 345 West 13 Street closed on January 20 at $4.95mm it not only just squeezed in under the (arbitrary) $5mm upper limit I set when I started the

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how to read past sale data / one Flatiron loft laboratory

hint: comping is hardThere’s a fascinating discussion thread going on over at StreetEasy, started by a potential buyer who said “I’m beyon[d] confused with pricing” and then asked that community for advice about bidding on a specific loft in Flatiron.

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rich sales data / 7 lofts with at least 4 sales

spate of lofts that recently sold for 4th timeWhen I hit the recent sale of #5F at 345 West 13 Street in my January 6, 345 West 13 Street loft is candidate for sale of the year, but the year

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65 West 13 Street “sale” is not a “sale”

less here than meets the eyeYou will not find the recent "sale" of the Manhattan loft 65 West 13 Street #9C in the Master List of Manhattan loft sales since November 2008 because I refuse to believe that it is

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making (no) sense of The Market / what did The Elf buy at 345 West 13 Street?

paging David ByrneIn this episode, Manhattan Loft Guy starts with a celebrity purchase, moans about transactions without brokers, touches on how difficult it can be to compare same-building loft sales, and finally (nearly?) goes bonkers on why ACRIS data sometimes

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celebrity sale at 43 West 13 Street, with history

why I need the NY Times and Curbed.comYesterday’s NY Times ran a piece about a 2 BR loft in Greenwich Village that took only two weeks to find a contract at the full asking price ($2.5mm, in 19 days, but

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