Archive for January, 2015

Jan
25

In the News – January 25, 2015

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01/22/15:  Douglas Elliman Releases Elliman Report for 4th Quarter 2014 Miami Beach Sales/Barrier Island Sales.  Overall housing prices in Miami Beach and the Barrier Islands continued to rise, attracting more inventory to the market and providing buyers with more choices. Luxury condo price increases outpaced the overall market as a result of the absorption of new development.  See the full report at Elliman.com

01/22/15: Douglas Elliman Releases Elliman Report for 4th Quarter 2014 Miami Costal Mainland Sales.  Sales and housing prices on the Miami Coastal Mainland were well above the results for last year. Condo sales and prices increased more than the single family market. Luxury condo prices rose as the market continues to shift towards higher quality developments. Marketing times fell despite the addition of inventory to the market.  See the full report at Elliman.com

01/22/15: Douglas Elliman Releases Elliman Report for 4th Quarter Boca Raton Sales.  Boca Raton housing prices were again higher than last year. Sales activity increased faster than the addition of new inventory.  The brisk market pace resulted in shorter marketing times and less negotiability between buyers and sellers.  See the full report at Elliman.com

 

 

Jan
18

In the News – January 18, 2015

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01/15/15: Douglas Elliman Releases Elliman Report for 4th Quarter 2014 Brooklyn Sales.  Brooklyn housing prices increased for the ninth consecutive quarter, pushing the annual median sales price to a record high.  Sales slipped from year ago levels but remained consistent with historical trends.  Rising prices have pulled more sellers into the market as inventory comes up from last year’s record lows.  With the improving economy, we anticipate similar conditions over the coming quarters. See the full report at Elliman.com 

01/15/15:  Douglas Elliman Releases Elliman Report for 4th Quarter 2014 Queens Sales.  The Queens housing market finished the year with rising prices in the fourth quarter.  Sales fell short of last year’s levels while inventory edged higher.  Despite the slower pace of the market, marketing times were shorter and negotiability between buyers and sellers was reduced.  See the full report at Elliman.com.

1/15/15:  Douglas Elliman Releases Elliman Report for 4th Quarter 2014 Westchester and Putnam Sales.  Westchester housing prices have increased or moved sideways for the eighth consecutive quarter.  Prices in the luxury market increased faster than the overall market.  Unlike the most of the region, listing inventory declined as sales increased, resulting in a faster market pace than last year.  Low inventory is expected to keep the pressure on housing prices well into the new year.

The combination of sharply rising number of sales and a modest increase of inventory caused the housing prices in Putnam to increase.  Shorter marketing times and less negotiability between buyers and sellers resulted in an accelerated pace of the market.  See the full report at Elliman.com.

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Recently Douglas Elliman released the December 2014 report for Manhattan, Brooklyn & Queens Residential Rental Markets. The December 2014 Elliman report for the Manhattan, Brooklyn & Queens Rental Markets,Manhattan_Rentals_Dec_2014 reported here, and summarized below was prepared by Miller Samuel for Douglas Elliman.

“Market conditions remained challenging for renters, as upward pressure on prices remained.”

Manhattan median rental prices were higher for the tenth consecutive month. Rising rents were more commonly found in smaller apartments such as studios and 1-bedrooms. Falling vacancy rates, the lower use of landlord concessions, an improving economy and tight mortgage conditions may continue to keep the pressure on rental prices into the new year

Jan
13

How’s the Market December 2014 & 4th Quarter 2014

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While Quarterly Sales Reports show closed activity for the previous quarter, monthly Contract Signed reports are the ‘crystal ball’ of closed sales to come. Granted, all contracts signed for any given month may not close in the next month, and some may not close at all but most (over 95%) will become closed sales which will become part of the next Quarterly Sales Report.

In the following charts and graphs you can see how the market stacks up against last month and this month last year.

 

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The following charts show activity over the 4th Quarter 2014 compared to 3rd Quarter 2014 and 4th Quarter 2013.

 

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Douglas Elliman released the Fourth Quarter report for Manhattan Residential Co-op and Condo sales market.  The Manhattan Sales Quarterly Survey of Co-op & Condo Sales for 4Q-2014 reported here and summarized below was prepared by Miller Samuel for Douglas Elliman.

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“All Manhattan price indicators showed robust gains from the prior year quarter, largely driven by low inventory and higher than average demand.”

 

Manhattan housing prices continued to rise, but the market remained challenged by the lack of inventory. Sales activity was high, but did not equal the record volume achieved last year. New development market share continued to expand with more new offerings coming online in 2015. The current market pace remains brisk with nearly half of all sales resulting in purchase prices that were at or above the asking price. Based on the strong finish for 2014, we are anticipating an active market going into 2015.