Second Home Slump? Not in NYC
While formerly hot second home markets like Miami Beach, Las Vegas and Fort Myers slump, New York City, especially Manhattan, soars. Example: A Time Warner Center 3,000+square foot 65-floor condo, sold by Ricky Martin last year for $9.75 million, is for sale again for almost double: $18.9 million, according to the Wall Street Journal. Pop star paid about $6.8 in 2004 for 7-room pied-a-tierre in the sky.