With our low-inventory, high-demand market these days, you keep seeing examples like this.
A property offered in the fairly recent past, unable to find a buyer, now does.88 Manhattan Ave.
(3br/4ba, 2150 sq. ft.) is an updated, 1996 TH with generous ocean views right down a wide street to the west. (See our review
from Oct. 2011.)
This one was purchased in 2007 for $2.2m
and became a classy rental.
Then, a few times, it was offered back to the market:
- For about 2 months in 2009, as low at $1.899m;
- Twice in 2010, for as low as $1.799m; and
- For 2 months in late 2011, for as low as $1.849m.
None of those listings panned out.
But look again. This one just sold off-market and posted at $1.925m
That's $76k above
the last public offering price. (Pssst! Hey buyer, you coulda had it for less!)
We mentioned another flashback sale a month ago – that being 2808 Elm
, a darling Cape Cod in the Trees with a history of failing to resell. In "What a Difference a Year Makes
," we noted that Elm had been offered in 2010 and 2011 for prices as low as $1.979m. This year, hitting the market 11% higher at $2.199m, it found a quick deal (8 DOM) – though it's still listed looking for "backup offers" 4 weeks later.
You have the sense with both properties – had these buyers been alert and ready last year, they could have saved some money. But that's Spring 2012 for you.