In by far the most interesting story ever involving city records, it’s been revealed that PropertyShark CEO Bill Staniford was involved with smoking hot Russian spy Anna Chapman.
Mr. Staniford is featured in a recent interview with Details magazine, with him and several others seduced by the Russian temptress. “She walks in with Read More
Here’s an interactive map of New York’s current property tax assessments, according to PropertyShark. The higher the assessed value, the redder the map; the lower, the bluer. You get the picture: Manhattan drips red and the outer outer-boroughs feel a little blue (perhaps an inverse of our politics?).
This map shows Read More
There were 258 first-time home foreclosure auctions scheduled in New York City in November, according to the latest foreclosure report released today by PropertyShark. That is a significant decline from the monthly foreclosure totals of recent months, when there were as many as 397.
In fact, the November tally is identical to the Read More
The Manhattan zip code with the greatest number of home sales of at least $5 million this year has been 10023 on the Upper West Side. (Research site PropertyShark mined the data based on closed deals through Oct. 17.) No surprise, since the area includes 15 Central Park West and the Time Warner Center. Read More
Brooklyn and Queens in the third quarter of 2008 recorded their lowest number of apartment building sales in two years, according to new data from PropertyShark. Brooklyn notched 1,189 closed building deals in the three months ending Sept. 30, and Queens notched 1,107. (The PropertyShark data defined apartment buildings as those buildings with Read More
Surprise! Queens, with 211, led the boroughs in first-time foreclosures in October, according to the latest report from PropertyShark. It’s an unenviable position Queens has found itself in for months now. Read More
Last week, we gave you (via PropertyShark‘s crackerjack research) the Manhattan zip codes with the most $5 million-and-up housing deals in 2008. That list, however, deliberately did not include The Plaza, 15 Central Park West and Time Warner Center.
The above does, and there’s a big difference between the two lists: Gone Read More
Research site PropertyShark crunched the numbers, and came up with where the home sales of at least $5 million were happening in Manhattan this year. The above numbers, ranked by amounts per zip code, cover closed condo, co-op and other single-residential deals from January through Oct. 17. Also: The numbers don’t include deals at super-expensive Read More
There were 665 new foreclosures in Queens during the third quarter of 2008, according to PropertyShark’s new report (PDF here), which accounted for half of the new foreclosure auctions in New York City and helped push New York’s quarterly foreclosures to a two-year high of 1,118.
In general, first-time foreclosures were higher in Read More
The above is a chart from research site PropertyShark, which tracks the number of new city foreclosure auctions per month. It shows the 15 zip codes with the most new foreclosures in August. Here’s more on the numbers. Read More