Third Quarter 2011 Brooklyn Residential Sales Market Overview


Today we released third quarter sales  for the Brooklyn residential market.  Brooklyn Market Overview Q3 2011 reported here and summarized below was prepared by Miller Samuel for Prudential Douglas Elliman.

“Sales noticeably increased, as all price indicators edged higher, and listing inventory remained stable.”

  • There were 2,219 sales in the third quarter, 18.1% more than 1,879 sales in the prior year quarter, and the second highest quarterly total in three years.
  • Median sales price increased 5% to $510,000 from the prior year quarter, reaching its highest level in three years, and tying the 2008 third quarter level.
  • Listing inventory edged 0.9% higher to 6,688 in the third quarter from the prior year quarter. With the rise in sales outpacing the increase in inventory, the absorption rate fell to 9 months from 10.6 months over the same period.
  • Days on market expanded by nearly a month over the same period to 149 days from 109 days in the prior year quarter, as stable inventory, and higher sales resulted in an increase in sales from older listings.
  • The listing discount—the difference between the listing price at time of contract and the contract price—was 3% in the third quarter, down from 5% over the same period last year.


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