Manhattan Co-op/Condo Residential Sales Market Report Second Quarter 2011


Our Q2 Manhattan Market Overview which was released Friday and summarized below was prepared by Miller Samuel for Prudential Douglas Elliman 

  • There were 2,650 sales in the second quarter, 3.8% less than the federal-tax-credit-stimulated 2,756 sales total from the same period last year, and 10.7% more than 2,394, a seasonal uptick from the prior quarter.
  • Median sales price declined 5.5% to $850,000, the second consecutive year-over-year decline of this metric. Both average sales price and price per square foot edged 1.6% over the same period.
  • There were 8,070 active listings available at the end of the second quarter, 1.1% less than the 8,157 total in the same period a year ago, but a 6.1% seasonal increase from the 7,605 total in the first quarter.
  • The number of days between the change in the list price, if any, and contract date—known as days on market—jumped from 105 in the previous year’s second quarter, to 136 days in the same period this year.
  • The percentage difference between the listing price at time of contract and the contract price—the listing discount—fell to 3.5% from 9.1% in the prior year quarter.

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