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Douglas Elliman released the Third Quarter report for Manhattan Residential Co-op and Condo sales market.  The Manhattan Sales Quarterly Survey of Co-op & Condo Sales for 3Q-2014 reported here and summarized below was prepared by Miller Samuel for Douglas Elliman.

 “Manhattan housing prices continued to rise in the third quarter.  Rising inventory remained inadequate to meet the high level of demand”

3QTR Manhattan Sales

  •  The supply and demand imbalance has begun to push housing prices higher. Median sales price rose 4.2% to $908,242 from the same period last year. As a result of the shift towards more 3-bedroom and 4-bedroom sales, the overall average sales price jumped 17.4% to $1,684,729 from the prior year quarter.
  • The monthly absorption rate, the number of months to sell all inventory at the current rate of sales, increased to 5.3 months from the prior year record low of 3.6 months. As a result of limited supply and fast market pace, 49.2% of all transactions were sold at or above list price at time of sale.
  • Despite the third consecutive quarter with a year-over-year rise in listing inventory, supply remains 16.1% below the 14-year third quarter average of 6,957. Listing inventory jumped 27.6% to 5,828 from the prior year quarter, with a much larger increase seen with condos than co-ops.
  • Days on market, the average number of days to sell all apartments that closed during the quarter, expanded by 4 days to 92 days, marking the second fastest marketing time in 15 years.
  • Listing discount, the average percentage difference between the listing price at the time of sale and the sales price fell to 1.1% from 2% in the year ago quarter.

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

“Tight mortgage lending conditions and rising employment have kept the pressure on rental market prices.”Manhattan_Rental_Aug_2014

 

The Manhattan rental market remained tight with declining vacancy, shorter marketing times and limited use of landlord concessions. Rental prices edged higher for the sixth consecutive month but results were mixed across all apartment sizes. Luxury and upper tier apartment prices rose faster than the remainder of the market. An improving economy, tight credit and limited sales inventory continued to keep the pressure on the rental market. We expect similar conditions over the fall rental season.

Sep
04

How’s the Market – August 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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Aug
17

In the News – August 17, 2014

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8/14/14:  Elliman Releases Elliman Report for Manhattan, Brooklyn & Queens Rentals July 2014:  Manhattan rental prices increased for the fifth consecutive month and reached their highest level for the month of July in six years. The use of concessions by landlords remained scarce and the vacancy rate fell to a six year low. Smaller apartments had larger price increases than larger apartments. Tight mortgage lending and rising New York City employment continued to put additional pressure on the rental market.  See the full report at Elliman.com

Aug
04

How’s the Market – July 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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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.

May
10

How’s the Market – April 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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Apr
04

How’s the Market – March 2014 & 1 QTR 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 1st Quarter 2014 compared to 4th Quarter 2013 and 1st Quarter 2013.

 

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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-2014 reported here  and summarized below was prepared by Miller Samuel for Douglas Elliman.

 “Sales momentum from a record setting 2013 carried into the first quarter, as listing inventory stabilized after three years of declines.”

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The Manhattan housing market had yet another strong quarter despite the challenges of tight credit and low inventory. Momentum from the prior quarter carried into the new year with the most first quarter sales in seven years. New development sales are beginning to enter the market helping set several price records. While listing inventory may be at or near a bottom, we don’t anticipate enough new supply to enter the market to keep up with demand this year. We look forward to an active spring market.

  • The average price per square foot of a Manhattan apartment reached a record $1,363, 23.6% above the prior year level. Price comparisons compared to the prior year quarter may have been skewed higher by the market lull that occurred after the expiration of the “fiscal cliff” at the end of 2012.
  • There were 3,307 sales, 34.6% above the same period last year, the highest first quarter total in 7 years.
  • The amount of listing inventory was essentially unchanged at 4,968 as compared to the prior year quarter total of 4,960.
  • Days on market, the number of days from the last price change to the contract date, fell by 17 days to 115 from the prior year quarter.
  • Listing discount, the percentage difference between the list price at time of sale and the sales price, fell to 2.6% from 4.3% over the same period.

Douglas Elliman released the February 2014 report for Manhattan & Brooklyn Residential Rental Markets. The February 2014 Elliman Report for the Manhattan & Brooklyn Rental Markets reported here  and summarized below was prepared by  Miller Samuel for Douglas Elliman.

M&B_Rental_Rpt_02-2014“Brooklyn rental prices increased as Manhattan rental prices continued to slip.”

The Manhattan rental market still is feeling the heat from the sales market as first time buyers are being pulled from rentals.  Rental prices remain below year ago levels, yet we don’t expect significant relief to tenants anytime soon.  Larger apartments are seeing more rental price increases than smaller apartments.  Although we are seeing a little more availability than a year ago, as well as an increased use of concessions by landlords, conditions still remain tight.   With no anticipated easing of already tight mortgage lending conditions and an improving New York City economy, we look to an active rental market for the foreseeable future.

  • For the sixth consecutive month, the year-over-year median rental price fell below the prior year level.
  • Median rental price declined 2.8% to $3,100 from the same month last year.  As a result, rental prices have generally remained flat on a monthly basis since last summer.
  • The market share of concessions nearly doubled to 9.1% from the same period a year ago, but fell from 13.1% in the prior month.
  • The overall vacancy rate for Manhattan edged higher to 1.87% from 1.69% in the same month last year, consistent with the expanded use of concessions by landlords.

All rental price indicators continued to post year-over-year gains in Brooklyn.

  • Median rental price rose 11.6% to $2,890 from the same period a year ago, making the ninth consecutive monthly gain.
  • These results outpaced the luxury market, whose median rental price increased 4.5% over the same period.

Mar
10

How’s the Market – February 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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Douglas Elliman released the January 2014 report for Manhattan & Brooklyn Residential Rental Markets. The January 2014 Elliman Report for the Manhattan & Brooklyn Rental Markets, reported here, and summarized below was prepared by Miller Samuel for Douglas Elliman.

“Brooklyn rental prices increased as Manhattan rental prices continued to slip.”Manhattan_Brooklyn_Rentals_01-2014

 Rental prices in the Manhattan market continued to slip for the 5th consecutive month although the declines remained modest. Landlords continued to expand their use of concessions, as vacancy rates remained higher than last year. Larger sized rentals continued to do well in the new development, luxury and 3-bedroom markets, showing more strength than the overall market. The New York City economy continues to improve and we anticipate a strong rental market in the coming months.

  • Median Manhattan rental price slipped 1.1% to $3,114 from the same period last year ago. Beginning last September, median rental price fell for the fifth consecutive month on a year-over-year basis. However, the slide in rental prices remained slight.
  • The use of concessions by landlords continued to expand, rising to a 13.1% market share from 5% in the same period last year.
  • The overall vacancy rate was 1.81%, up from 1.54% in the prior year period, but fell from near record high of 2.79% in the prior month

Rising rents continued to characterize the Brooklyn market in our first month of the new year. After three months of declining price growth, rental prices jumped in January as the key drivers of the market remained in place, including rising employment and tight credit. Entry-level rentals continued to rise at a faster rate than larger rentals. We anticipate that these active market conditions will continue into the spring.

  •  The Brooklyn January median rental price jumped 12% to $2,830 from the same month last year. Rising New York City employment and tight credit have played a primary role in the growth of Brooklyn rents.

The Elliman 2004-2013 Decade Survey for Manhattan Co-op and Condo Sales was released recently at Elliman.com  and summarized below was prepared by Miller Samuel for Douglas Elliman.

 “The number of sales reached second highest level in 25 years as listing inventory fell to a 14-year low.”

Manhattan Decade Report

  •  After 4 remarkably stable years with activity hovering just over the 10,000 sale threshold, the number of sales jumped 21.2% to 12,735 from the prior year level to the second highest total in 25 years. A record of 13,430 sales was set in 2007.
  • Median sales price edged up 2.4% to $855,000 from the prior year.
  • Average sales price increased 1.9% to $1,443,753 and average price per square foot rose 4.6% to $1,136 respectively year-over-year.
  • Listing inventory fell 12.3% to 4,164, from prior year levels to a 14-year low.
  • Days on market, the number of days from the last price change to the contract date, fell 29.7% to 121 from the prior year.
  • Listing discount, the percentage difference between the list price at time of contract and the sales price, fell to 3% from 5.6% in 2012.

Feb
02

In the News – February 2, 2014

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1/30/14  Douglas Elliman Releases Decade Report for Manhattan Townhouse Sales 2004-2013:  Like the apartment market, Manhattan townhouse sales jumped and prices edged higher over the past year. Inventory continued to fall, resulting in the fastest paced market in 17 years. There were noticeable gains in market share of 3-5 unit/family sales, as more consumers looked to convert them to single family homes. We anticipate additional improvements in the townhouse market over the coming year.  See the full report at Elliman.com