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"Derek Jeter lived here" may not actually help sell apartment

Sep 20, 2010, 3:19 PM EDT

There’s an interesting article by James Barron in the New York Times about whether or not an apartment is more likely to sell for $20 million because it was owned and lived in by Derek Jeter.
Barron also talked to Tucker Anderson, who owns the apartment Joe DiMaggio lived in during his 56-game hitting streak in 1941. Back when he was first looking at the place 15 years ago Anderson only learned that DiMaggio lived there by chance, because the previous owner didn’t even think it warranted mentioning.
Fast forward 15 years and now Jeter has put his 5,500-square foot place at Trump World Tower on the market for $20 million. Barron speculates that Jeter having lived there won’t help it sell, because places owned by fellow New York stars Mark Messier and Keith Hernandez remained on the market for a long time and ultimately were sold for significantly below the initial asking price.
I plan to one day market my place in Minnesota as “owned by a guy who once worked with Craig Calcaterra,” so the New York Times article is of great interest to me.

  1. Old Gator - Sep 20, 2010 at 4:03 PM

    That’s funny. The movie drove up the price of the Amityville Horror house, but Derek Jeter doesn’t add value to his Manhattan condo.

  2. RustyShackleford - Sep 20, 2010 at 4:11 PM

    Barron speculates that Jeter having lived there won’t help it sell, because places owned by fellow New York stars Mark Messier and Keith Hernandez remained on the market for a long time and ultimately were sold for significantly below the initial asking price.
    Mark Messier and Keith Hernandez: Not Derek Jeter.

  3. Professor Longnose - Sep 20, 2010 at 4:15 PM

    The Amityville Horror house could be afforded by fans of the Amityville Horror. Guys with $20 million to spend on an apartment aren’t fans of anything except making money.
    But I have an idea. They could have a “house tontine.” A hundred Jeter fans could each contribute $200,000, and they could all move in together. The last one alive gets legal ownership.

  4. Jonny5 - Sep 20, 2010 at 4:19 PM

    Well does it come with or without the groupies, that’s the question.

  5. RichardInBigD - Sep 20, 2010 at 4:53 PM

    Without groupies – $20,000,000.00 With groupies – Priceless!

  6. Omega - Sep 20, 2010 at 5:32 PM

    Well Keith Hernandez was on Seinfeld, but he is no Jeter.
    I would think Messier would have a little more real estate cred in NYC, hmmmmm…..

  7. John_Michael - Sep 20, 2010 at 6:06 PM

    I think the HOF should be relocated to Jeter’s old apartment. Then Pete Rose can buy the vacated plot of land in upstate New York and everyone will be happy as the Hall of Fame gets moved to a place with real history and Rose gets his place in Cooperstown.

  8. InnocentBystander - Sep 21, 2010 at 4:53 PM

    Reminds me of Seinfeld when George bought Jon Voight’s (or was it John Voight) car.

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