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buyers with cold nerves sell 4 West 21 Street loft at 51% gain

Sep. 20, 2013
Let’s take another spin at a wheel I mentioned on Wednesday (September 18, masterpiece designed since 2009, 60 West 15 Street loft doubles in value) about the favorable resale position of 2013 sellers who bucked the trend in the overall Manhattan resid

unsold 3 times at $1.795mm, 4 West 21 Street loft finally sells at $1.915mm

Jun. 20, 2013
Different day, same (similar) story as yesterday. The folks who just sold the “1,518 sq ft” Manhattan loft #3D at 4 West 21 Street in Flatiron for $1.915mm made sporadic efforts to sell for years, not succeeding at the same (lower) price three times.

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

May. 9, 2012
One 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 gains. Planned or not, the investor LLC that purc

loft at 4 West 21 Street an outlier, closes 9% off 2006

Apr. 12, 2012
One of the major challenges with considering market values of Manhattan loft (whether you are an agent representing a seller, a buyer, or one of the many interested bystanders), is figuring out which sale prices are outliers, and in what ways. In the case

when the market does not appreciate your renovation, appreciation is limited (43 West 21 Street loft edition)

Nov. 11, 2011
If you look at only the October 5 sale of the “1,850 sq ft” Manhattan loft on the 3rd floor at 43 West 21 Street (at $2.04mm) and its most recent resale (July 24, 2009 at $1.5mm), you’d think the recent seller (a) did pretty well, and (b) must be pr

penthouse loft at 121 West 20 Street beats Peak, but is it rational?

Jul. 13, 2011
Today’s bright shiny object (apparent outlier) is the Manhattan loft #5E at 121 West 20 Street (sometimes known as PH5E), which is bright and shiny because it just sold for $2,1012,500 after having sold very very close to The Peak for $1,975,000. A lot

9 Murray Street loft sellers go ka-ching and move to non-loft loft at 4 West 21 Street

May. 25, 2011
Manhattan loft snob that I am, I tend to have an irrational sense of regret when loft owners sell a loft to move to an apartment. A ridiculous reaction, even if anyone cared. But at least the sellers of the Manhattan loft #11NE at 9 Murray Street downsize

43 West 21 Street penthouse loft dresses up (a little) to close up (a lot: $1.1 million!) since 2007

May. 13, 2011
I have been poring over the pictures and floor plans comparing the recent sale and June 2007 sale of the Manhattan loft at the top of 43 West 21 Street, trying to find seven figures of added value. No luck.

OYAToMLG / 31 West 21 Street movie loft edition (Hollywood also loves Manhattan lofts!)

Apr. 20, 2011
I wrote a year ago about a Manhattan loft about to be featured in a Big Time Movie: Shia LaBeouf doesn't really live at 31 West 21 Street. That post contains what I hope is the only time Charlie Sheen makes an appearance on Manhattan Loft Guy, in a riff o

same floor lofts sell at 46 Mercer Street, in same condition but at different prices

Sep. 20, 2010
Categorized in: Loft neighborhoods / SoHo
The Residential Sales Around The Region feature in yesterday’s New York Times featured one Manhattan loft, 46 Mercer Street (also known as 473 Broadway, aka the Hohner Building), at $3.01mm after 17 weeks on the market. That is #6W, which city records

Shia LaBeouf doesn't really live at 31 West 21 Street

Apr. 20, 2010
Fun piece for Manhattan loft lovers in today's NY Times: Where a Greedy Wall Street Villain Would Feel Right at Home, in which Christine Haughney visits a pretty darn spectacular loft that is featured in the for-Fall-release “Wall Street: Money Never Sl

when bad things happen to good contracts / 49 East 21 Street is back

Mar. 10, 2008
Often, if you see a loft come back on the market in Manhattan 3 months after a contract was signed, you think Board Turn-down. But 49 East 21 Street is a condo, so that does not explain #10B coming back to market this weekend.

a few more on the last slowest open house Sunday of 2007

Dec. 28, 2007
Categorized in: open houses
Sunday open houses at Manhattan lofts at 121 West 19 Street, 251 West 19 Street, 31 West 21 Street, 22 Wooster Street

uncommon modesty (unrewarded) at 43 W 21

Aug. 9, 2007
general market stats vs. one loft experience I checked out #3 at 43 West 21 Street (for listing details, pix and floor plan, scroll down through Properties for Sale here)when I got an email floggi... [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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