Douglas Elliman releases Elliman Report for 1Q-2015 Manhattan Sales


Douglas Elliman released the First Quarter report for Manhattan Residential Co-op and Condo sales market.  The Manhattan Sales Quarterly Survey of Co-op & Condo Sales for 1Q-2015 reported here and summarized below was prepared by Miller Samuel for Douglas Elliman.



  • The Manhattan housing market continued to show strong results, but did not keep up with the record pace set last year. Price trends showed more stability than we’ve seen over the past few years and overall inventory increased slowly. Sales levels remained above average and properties sold more quickly than they did last year. We look forward to very active spring and summer market periods.
  • Median sales price was essentially unchanged at $970,000 as compared to the prior year quarter and was the fifth highest quarterly result in 25 years. Considered the gateway for the first-time purchase market, the market share of co-op studio and 1-bedroom sales expanded.
  • The luxury market showed weaker results than the over all market as all price indicators fell short of last year’s levels and listing inventory expanded at a faster pace than re-sale inventory. Luxury median sales price declined 10.6% to $5,142,162 from the prior year quarter. Luxury listing inventory rose 14.1% to 1,575 from the prior year quarter.
  • Although the number of sales fell 19.5% to 2,661 from the prior year 25-year record, it was the third highest first quarter on record. Listing inventory expanded 5% to 5,243 from the prior year quarter, however much of the gain came from new development. Approximately 39% of co-op and 60% of condo sales in the first quarter were paid for with cash for a weighted average of 47%, up from 45% in the prior year quarter.
  • Days on market, the average number of days to sell all apartments that closed during the quarter, fell by 15 days to 100 days over the same period.

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