We got bombarded this week with data about the sales (or lack thereof) at Williamsburg’s Schaefer Landing by a guy with either an axe to grind or way too much time on his hands. A few things we know: (1) The developer switched from Elliman to Halstead several months ago, which suggests sales didn’t get off to a booming start; (2) Halstead currently has 15 condos as 6 rentals up on its website, so the place is far from sold out; (3) Some original buyers (like Apartment 10D) are trying to get out of their investment. We’re not so sure about our tipster’s calculation that there are some 50-odd units for sale or rent through various brokers; this tipster also reports that a lot of the original purchases were by investors, not people planning to live there, which wouldn’t bode well for the stability of prices. Anyhoo, we’re sure some of you have been paying closer attention than we have. Is this really a bad situation or is it just a big building that still has a bunch of units left? Property Shark shows no comps for the past twelve months.
Schaefer Landing Listings [Halstead] GMAP
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A new boutique condo development has hit the market at 1329 East 17th Street in Midwood, with one-bedrooms starting at $399,000. The Graystone has “one bedrooms plus home offices,” according to the Aptsandlofts listing. There are currently five units on the market at the six-story building, which has a common roof deck. Each apartment is about 815 […]
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