2009 Oct 27th

1300 Park – Again?

Hoboken Condos Sold at Auction

Three new listings hit the MLS today at 1300 Park.  3A and 5A are listed at $469,000 and 5B is listed at $455,000.  You may remember that 1300 Park was the building that was renovated by Fields Construction and the units were listed in the low $500k’s with Caufield Realty early last year.  They didn’t sell.  They were then withdrawn and relisted for rent in late April.   They didn’t rent.  Finally, the units were put up for  auction in August by Sheldon Good and from what I read they all sold.  In fact, here are the auction results:

  1. Unit 4B: 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, 896 sq.ft. Winning Bid: $425,000 + 10% Auction Fee = $467,500
  2. Unit 5A: 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, 919 sq.ft. Winning Bid: $425,000 + 10% Auction Fee = $467,500
  3. Unit 5B: 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, 896 sq.ft. Winning Bid: $410,000 + 10% Auction Fee = $451,000
  4. Unit 3B: 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, 896 sq.ft. Winning Bid: $390,000 + 10% Auction Fee = $429,000
  5. Unit 4A: 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, 919 sq.ft. Winning Bid: $360,000 + 10% Auction Fee = $396,000
  6. Unit 2B: 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, 889 sq.ft. Winning Bid: $345,000 + 10% Auction Fee = $379,500
  7. Unit 3A: 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, 919 sq.ft. Winning Bid: $355,000 + 10% Auction Fee = $390,500
  8. Unit 2A: 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, 919 sq.ft. Winning Bid: $340,000 + 10% Auction Fee = $374,000

What is strange is that not only are three of them back on the market, they are listed by a new agency called Boutique Realty LLC.  The link to the agency site was broken.   The listing agent is Lana Tartaglia who used to be an agent at Caufield.  So did Caufield buy their own units at auction only to resell them again under a different name & LLC?  There is no information on the transfers at all in the tax records.  I just thought the whole thing was rather curious.  Anyone out there have any further info?

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2009 Aug 5th

Hoboken Condo Auction Action

Going, Going, Gone?auction

Here is the story on the auctionthat is taking place today on two Hoboken condo buildings.  One is a Fields Development project at 1300 Park.  They are very modern 2 and 3 bedroom units that were for sale .  The entire building was for sale in ’97 for $1.1mil.   That listing expired.  Then the ground floor business (a bar with a liquor license) was for sale for $150k in ’98.  That also expired.  Then the 8 units of rentals were gutted, renovated and put on the market for sale by Caufield Real Estate. The units were listed from $499k to $549k.  No luck.  They were pulled as sales and re-listed as rental for $2,750 to $3,150.  Nope.  Now they are up for auction.  3 bedroom 2 baths are 919 sq. ft.  That’s a lot of rooms to squeeze into a small footprint.  The 2 bedroom 2 baths are 896 sq ft.   I liked these much better than the 3 brs.  The esthetic is very high tech with ‘euro’ style kitchens with stone counters & subway tile backsplashes, stainless appliances, nice hardwood floors, exposed air ducts for the central air.  In my opinion, the location is good.  Convenient to the 14th St. bus, NYSports Club, rental parking and close to Washington.  It’s a very pretty area with lots of brownstones & tree-lined streets.  My prediction – if they sell – is in the high 300k range. 

The other project is by Treetop Development and is located at 517 Jackson and called the Emsee.  Obviously the location is the issue there.  A handful of these units have already sold and now the rest are up for auction.  Brand new construction, parking, elevator, bamboo floors, modern kitchens with stainless appliances.  Some sold for as high as $547 a square foot.  Others for only $473.  Now they are being auctioned “at any price”.  Wow – I feel sorry for the guy who paid $520,000 for a 2 bed 2 bath when his neighbor gets it for $150,000 or so.  Remember the Velocity?  That didn’t go so well.  My prediction for these are less optimistic – maybe $200k.

I also wonder, with so many first time buyers going for FHA financing today, and FHA approval requiring no owner control 10% or more of the building and not permitting any retail, how are these buyers going to get financing?  Cash, anyone?

The auction is at the Hyatt in JC tonight at 6pm

Here is the story.

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