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Going 'All In' on Park Slope Home Not Enough For MSNBC Host To Win Bid War

By Leslie Albrecht | September 11, 2015 3:33pm | Updated on September 11, 2015 7:12pm
 Chris Hayes, the host of MSNBC's
Chris Hayes, the host of MSNBC's "All In," at a screening of Showtime's "Years of Living Dangerously." Hayes was recently outbid on a Park Slope townhouse that sold for $3.2 million.
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If the host of a national TV show can't afford Park Slope real estate these days, who can?

MSNBC host Chris Hayes, whose show "All In" airs weeknights at 8 p.m., was recently outbid on an 11th Street townhouse that ended up selling well above its asking price, the real estate blog BK to the Fullest reported.

“When a dude with his own national TV show is getting outbid on tiny 2-Fam's in South Slope, you know this market isn't for the weak of heart (or wallet),” wrote BK to the Fullest.

The 17-foot wide two-family home at 468 11th St. (between Sixth and Seventh avenues,) went on the market in June for $2.95 million and sold in July for $3.2 million.

Hayes, a Park Slope resident, politely declined to comment to DNAinfo New York on Friday on his real estate tribulations.

“It just shows how competitive it is,” BK to the Fullest’s Jonah Landman told DNAinfo New York. “I think the takeaway message is: ‘Man there’s a lot rich people in New York and it's competitive."

The buyers of 468 11th Street didn't take out a mortgage and closed the deal in just over a month, leading Landman to believe they may have put down all cash.

Landman said the sale price on the 11th Street brick townhouse would have once bought "a four-story 20-feet wide big juicy brownstone right by the park on Carroll Street."

Those days are over though.

Landman noted that back in 2012 it was considered "earth-shattering" when J. Crew creative director Jenna Lyons sold her Garfield Place townhouse for $4 million (to Depeche Mode's Vince Clarke). But today a house like that would probably fetch $6 or $7 milion, Landman said.

On the other hand, Park Slope real estate has its perks.

"If you compare it to Manhattan prices, it’s still a bargain," Landman said.