Last Week’s Biggest Sales


1. BOERUM HILL $3,900,000
247 Dean Street GMAP P*Shark
This four-story townhouse started out asking $3,750,000, then jumped to $3,950,000. It only spent two months on the market. You can see the old listing here. Deed recorded on 1/23/2013.

2. PARK SLOPE $3,350,000
560 3rd Street GMAP P*Shark
This limestone was listed as a HOTD in October. Here’s what we said: “Inside is woodwork, parquet, fireplaces, and period lighting galore. The single-family house has seven bedrooms, and if the floor plan is up to date, all the original passthroughs and marble sinks and such are still there.” Ask: $3,550,000. Deed recorded on 1/25/2013.

3. BOERUM HILL $3,325,000
362 Pacific Street, #2 GMAP P*Shark
This is the unusual home built in Boerum Hill by an architect and landscape designer couple, also profiled in the Wall Street Journal. Unit 2–the second, third and penthouse floor with an outdoor deck–was up for sale, asking $3.8 million. Deed recorded on 1/22/2013.

4. BROOKLYN HEIGHTS $3,162,500
5 Columbia Place GMAP P*Shark
This home was listed last year for $3,650,000, pulled off the market and re-listed for $3,499,000. At that price, it lasted two months on the market. Here’s the old listing. Deed recorded on 1/23/2013.

5. MIDWOOD $2,075,000
1017 East 7th Street GMAP P*Shark
Here’s what the listing said: “‘Estate Sale’ single family house on 40′x120′ ft lot on one of Midwood’s most desirable blocks. Almost 5,000 buildable sq. ft.” It was asking $2,499,000. Deed recorded on 1/23/2013.

One Comment

  • re: 247 Dean St

    This relates to last week’s Secret Agent post about sellers accepting offers after listings went into contract but hadn’t closed yet. Many felt it was an unethical, others thought it would be absurd to leave money on the table.

    Look at the SE history of the listing:

    STREETEASY HISTORY
    10/11/2012 Listed by Corcoran at $3,750,000.
    11/29/2012 Price increased by 5% to $3,950,000.
    12/08/2012 Listing entered contract.
    01/03/2013 Listing is no longer available.

    The sellers jacked the price up to $50K over the offer they received. The broker listed it as in contract. I think that’s a happy medium – they disclosed to the prospective buyers and then published they would entertain offers. But they also listed it as In Contract, which would discourage most buyers from inquiring.

    What do you guys think of this practice? They got an offer @ $150K over, then upped the price $200K – letting everyone know what the new best and final would have to be.

    ETA: typo