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56 Warren Street loft renovation added more value than it cost

Sep. 17, 2013
I am not unusual in always being interested in the impact that renovation has on value; most people who try to follow a residential real estate niche share that interest. I flatter my niche, perhaps, in thinking that this is a much more complicated topic

from raw to mints, 14 Jay Street loft doubles in value

Aug. 12, 2013
The recently sold “1,620 sq ft” Manhattan loft on the 3rd floor at 14 Jay Street is a rather recent sale (July 15) but it does not reflect the recent market: the deal that just closed was entered into last Fall (contract date is October 24). Well, it

not new news, but Sonic Youth sell close-to-raw loft at 292 Lafayette at $1,033/ft

Apr. 8, 2013
Categorized in: Loft neighborhoods / SoHo
You’d never see this kind of color in a listing description (darn), but the loft that was described in New York Magazine in the 1990s as “a perfect combination of total trash and sweet shine” has been sold. It ain’t new news, as the sale occurred

third 307 West Broadway loft sells in 2012

Sep. 5, 2012
Categorized in: Loft neighborhoods / SoHo
Small Manhattan loft buildings have fragile ecosystems, and the smaller the more fragile. Take as one example the 7-unit oh-so-classic loft building 307 West Broadway at the extreme southern edge of Soho. I hit it when the New York Times did a wonderful p

130 Fulton Street loft sells 4% over 2007, but there’s a really big catch

Aug. 7, 2012
Readers who remember my September 27, 2011, is the Manhattan loft market back to (up to) 2007? 61 repeat sales say “probably”, “a bit” (one of my favorite posts of 2011), will hardly be surprised that the “1,853 sq ft” Manhattan loft #5A at 13

an odd pair: open loft at 284 Lafayette Street finally sells (again) followed by 'done' neighbor

May. 5, 2011
Categorized in: Loft neighborhoods / SoHo
I noted the #4D sale soon after the deed was filed a month ago, and started this post because I had been semi-following the curious serial-sale-without-renovation history of this Manhattan loft for some raw space buyers, but only this morning (after a hal

primo penthouse loft renovation in prime Soho prompts $1,400/ft sale at 561 Broadway

Nov. 13, 2010
Categorized in: Loft neighborhoods / SoHo
Here’s an interesting comparison of two very large penthouse lofts on the same floor of the same building, one selling as a total gut job right around The Peak of the Manhattan real estate market for (an adjusted) value of $1,126/ft, the other selling 6

remarkable patience! 23 months to close 10 White Street loft

Oct. 10, 2010
The listing history for the Manhattan loft on the 3rd floor at 10 White Street is unusual because most sellers who came to market when Lehman fell did not stay on the market continuously if they failed to sell after 3, 6 or 9 months. But these folks stuc

back into the Soho time machine, to Spring Street lofts circa 1972

Sep. 27, 2010
Categorized in: Loft neighborhoods / SoHo
We seem to be in the history cycle on Manhattan Loft Guy, and there is no telling when it will end. Today’s installment wanders back to 1972 Soho, when a few pioneers got together to buy a small building on Spring Street near Greene. At least one set of

huge raw space at 17 West 17 Street off 25% from peak

Mar. 28, 2010
The last time Manhattan Loft Guy visited the mongrel building 17 West 17 Street was way back on May 22, 2007, is 4,600 sq ft enough? 2 chances at 17 W 17 St, it was evident that this 11-story building was going through a late-in-life change of major propo

selling West 17th St / 3 very different lofts almost on top of each other

Dec. 13, 2006
Categorized in: On The Market
huge range of (truly) special options west of Fifth on 17 St I have seen three very different lofts almost on top of each other in three very different buildings on 17th St b/w Fifth and Sixth in... [Read More]

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Sandy Mattingly is Manhattan Loft Guy; now with The Corcoran Group (http://corcoran.com/ ; but see the disclaimer at the bottom of the page), he can be reached most easily at Sandy@ManhattanLoftGuy.com or 917.902.2491, and followed on Twitter @ManhattnLoftGuy (note "mis-spelling"). After 7+ years, the blog has moved. Links here on RealTown will work for the foreseeable future, but new posts (and all the old content) has migrated to ManhattanLoftGuy.com.

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