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Tuesday, June 14, 2005

Size matters

Even with the New York real estate market cooling a little in the $1.5M and above range, size still matters when it comes to the width of your single-family home townhouse according to this amusing New York Times story (registration required):

But we all know how life works: savvy stockholders like to brag about their shrewd investments, smart people enjoy revealing their perfect SAT scores, and people with 25-foot-wide brownstones tend not to be overly shy about discussing their measurements.

"Size matters - and let's face it, it's the first thing everyone wants to know when they start looking," says Kirk Henckels, senior vice president and director for Stribling Private Brokerage, who specializes in high-end East Side town houses. "Most people will say right off the bat that they won't look at anything under 20 feet. I can tell them it's the most beautiful place in the world, with fabulous layouts and lots of light and a great facade, but it won't matter if it's 16 feet wide. There's ego involved."

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