I've lived or worked downtown in Tribeca since 1979 and am familiar with almost every building. I can also refer you to a mortgage broker who shops among 100s of lenders and will be able to tell you if any would be able to fund a loan for your sale, rather than just a big bank, who are by nature in my opinion more conservative in their lending-- especially post credit crunch.
That said, don't give up just yet. Tribeca is in high demand-- always. Even in post Sandy and post 9/11 world. Safe neighborhood, great schools, tony address. And, many buyers have cash who are shopping in that neighborhood.
If you'd like to speak, feel free to contact me. I can charge a significantly low commission rate on sales and have great experience, selling many Tribeca listings I've had within weeks.
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