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Jul
20

In the News – July 20, 2014

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7/18/14:  Elliman Releases 2nd Quarter 2014 Elliman Report for Miami Beach/Barrier Island Sales:  The Miami Beach/Barrier Islands markets saw housing prices continue to rise, bringing more inventory into the market after last year’s record lows. The prices of luxury condos increased faster than the overall market. The time to sell property fell as negotiability between buyers and sellers remained stable. See the full report at Elliman.com   In Spanish In Portuguese 

7/18/14:  Elliman Releases 2nd Quarter 2014 Elliman Report for Miami Coastal Mainland Sales: Housing prices along Miami Coastal Mainland also experienced both rising prices and an increase in inventory, as more sellers ventured into the market. The market continued to move at a fast pace, while marketing times continued to fall. Cash buyers still made up the majority of sales, especially in the condo market. See the full report at Elliman.com.  In Spanish. In Portuguese

7/18/14:  Elliman Releases 2nd Quarter 2014 Elliman Report for Boca Raton Sales:  Sales activity was strong in Boca Raton, rising well above the levels experienced last year. Housing prices were generally higher across all markets.  More inventory entered the housing market, with the exception of luxury condos, which experienced a large decline from last year, placing upward pressure on prices.  See the full report at Elliman.com.

7/18/14:  Elliman Releases 2nd Quarter 2014 Elliman Report for Fort Lauderdale Sales:  The luxury and overall Fort Lauderdale housing markets experienced both rising prices and inventory. Housing prices reached their highest level in 6 years, while overall sales volume remained stable. With the addition of more listings the pace has cooled somewhat, but remains fast.  See the full report at Elliman.com.

7/18/14:  Elliman Releases 2nd Quarter 2014 Elliman Report for Palm Beach Sales: Palm Beach was one of the few housing markets in the region to see inventory continue to fall, despite more listings seen at the upper end of the market. Declining inventory kept sales from rising. Marketing times were faster and prices for the single family market increased well above levels experienced last year.  See the full report at Elliman.com.

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Jul
13

In the News – July 13, 2014

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07/10/14:  Douglas Elliman releases Elliman Report: Manhattan, Brooklyn & Queens Rentals June 2014: Over the past four months Manhattan rental prices have continued to increase, reaching the highest peaks in more than five years. The market has tightened as a result of falling vacancy rates and limited use of concessions by landlords. Tough mortgage lending requirements and an improving local economy are expected to keep upward pressure on rents over the next several months.  See the full report at Elliman.com 

07/10/2014  Douglas Elliman releases Elliman Report: 2Q 2014 Quarterly Survey of Residential Sales for Brooklyn market:  The Brooklyn housing market juggernaut continued through the spring. Housing prices increased for the seventh consecutive quarter and set new records as sales increased and inventory declined. Marketing time was faster and negotiability between buyers and sellers fell. In recent quarters, the rate of price increases had been slowing, which may be welcome news to buyers, although we don’t anticipate much relief over the next several quarters  See the full report at Elliman.com 

 

7/10/2014 Douglas Elliman releases Elliman Report: 2Q 2014 Quarterly Survey of Residential Sales for Queens Market:  After a year and a half of rising sales, the Queens housing market took a breath in the second quarter as sales slipped. For more than three years now, listing inventory has continued to fall.  Although housing prices this year remain slightly below last year, co-ops are showing strength, benefiting from higher cost housing in Brooklyn, which has shown little sign of easing.  See the full report at Elliman.com.

Douglas Elliman released the Second Quarter report for Manhattan Residential Co-op and Condo sales market.  The Manhattan Sales Quarterly Survey of Co-op & Condo Sales for 2Q-2014 reported here and summarized below was prepared by Miller Samuel for Douglas Elliman.

 

“Manhattan housing prices continued to press higher, driven by low inventory and seven consecutive quarters of year-over-year sales growth”

 

  • Manhattan median sales price increased 5.2% to $910,000 from the prior year quarter.  Much of the gain came from the co-op market, which comprised 59.5% of sales and a Q2_2014_Manhattan_Sales9% raise in median sales price.
  • The number of sales that closed at or above list price at the time of contract was 45.9%, the highest level reached since 51.6% in the third quarter of 2008.  Although the number of sales increased 6.3% from the prior year quarter for the seventh consecutive quarter, the increase was well below the 27.6^ average growth of the past 4 quarters.
  • The easing rate of sales growth, along with rising prices, has allowed inventory to expand.  Inventory expanded 18% to 5,659 from the prior year quarter with the gain largely attributable to the condo market
  • Listing discount, the percentage difference between the list price at time of sale and the sales price, was essentially unchanged at 2.8% from the prior year quarter.
  • Days on market, the number of days from the last price change to the contract date, fell by roughly half to 96 days from the prior year quarter as languishing listings were sold off.