The Real Deal New York

Speculators scored big flipping properties in 2014

Most lucrative flip in Manhattan: a 224 percent profit on an Upper West Side unit
December 29, 2014 10:30AM

Speculators from Manhattan to Brooklyn are flipping properties and cashing in big profits.

The top flip this year was a 223.6 percent profit on a one-bedroom, one-bathroom apartment at 101 West 87th Street, which was bought for $274,395 and resold for $888,000, according to the New York Post.

The borough’s second largest flip was a resale at The Orion, a new condominium development at 350 West 42nd Street. There, a 12th floor unit was bought for $850,000 in July and flipped for $1.4 million a month later, the newspaper reported. The flip resulted in a 62.4 percent profit.

The third big flip on Manhattan was a fifth floor unit at 211 East 13th Street. The apartment was bought for $1.2 million in July and sold for $1.6 million in October, the New York Post reported.

“Flipping in New York City is not just a luxury market phenomenon,” Alan Lightfeldr, a real estate analyst at StreetEasy, told the newspaper. [NYP] — Claire Moses