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

 

“Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens rental prices increased, driven by tight credit and an improving economy.”Manhattan_Rentals_11-2014

The Manhattan rental market continued to be characterized by rising prices and low vacancy rates. Median rent increased for the ninth consecutive month with the biggest gains seen in the studio and 1-bedroom markets.  The use of concessions by landlords and declining marketing times were influenced by rising employment and tight mortgage lending conditions. We don’t anticipate significant relief to tenants next year.

  • All price indicators for the Manhattan rental market increased as the New York City economy continued to improve and mortgage lending conditions remained tight.
  • Median rental prices increased from the prior year level for the ninth consecutive month.

Recently Douglas Elliman released the September 2014 report for Manhattan, Brooklyn & Queens Residential Rental Markets. The September 2014 Elliman report for the Manhattan, Brooklyn & Queens Rental Markets, reported  here, and summarized below was prepared by Miller Samuel for Douglas Elliman.2014-10_Manhattan_Rentals

“Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens rental prices pushed higher, driven by tight credit and an improving economy.”

Manhattan rental prices pushed higher for the eighth consecutive month as the market remained tight. Landlord concessions remained rare, negotiability declined and the vacancy rate fell to a five-year October low. Rents for smaller apartments rose faster than the remainder of the market. Tight mortgage lending conditions and rising employment are expected to keep the pressure on the rental market in the coming months.

Nov
10

How’s the Market – October 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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Oct
12

In the News – October 12, 2014

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10/9/14 Douglas Elliman Releases 3 Quarter 2014 Elliman Report for Westchester & Putnam Sales:  Westchester housing prices have been rising for nearly two years. The single-family luxury market has remained active and prices have been rising at the same pace as the overall market. Despite the increase in listing inventory as a result of rising prices, the market is expected to remain tight, making it challenging to navigate over the next several quarters.

There were more sales in the Putnam housing market although prices fell short of the levels reached last year. While there was more inventory available as compared to last year, properties sold more quickly and with less negotiability.  See the full report at Elliman.com

10/09/14  Douglas Elliman Releases 3QTR 2014 Elliman Report for Brooklyn Sales:  Brooklyn sales sold at or above market levels. We anticipate these tight conditions to continue into the new year.  See the full report at Elliman.com

10/09/14  Douglas Elliman Releases 3QTR 2014 Elliman Report for Queens Sales: Housing prices in Queens exceeded last year’s levels for the seventh time in eight consecutive quarters. While overall sales fell short of last year’s total, so did supply, as available inventory remained scarce. Marketing times were low and the ability to negotiate was limited. Luxury market prices increased faster than the overall market. We don’t expect to see a significant change from current conditions in the coming months.  See the full report at Elliman.com

Oct
08

How’s the Market – September 2014 – 3QTR 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 3rd Quarter 2014 compared to 2nd Quarter 2014 and 3rd Quarter 2013

 

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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.

Jun
02

How’s the Market May 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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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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May
04

In the News – May 4, 2014

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05/02/14 – Elliman Releases 1st Quarter 2014 Long Island Sales Quarterly Sales Survey:  The Long Island housing market entered 2014 with low inventory, rising sales volume, faster pace and rising prices. While inventory may have bottomed in the prior quarter, levels have remained low and this continues to be a challenge for many homebuyers. With low inventory, homes are selling faster and prices have edged higher over the past year. With the economy slowly improving and mortgage rates stabilizing, we anticipate a busy spring market.  See the full report at Elliman.com

 

05/02/14 – Elliman Releases 1st Quarter 2014 Hamtons Sales Quarterly Survey:  The first quarter Hamptons market improved significantly from the same quarter last year which had been recovering from the “fiscal cliff” hangover. Sales activity was significantly higher and marketing times were shorter. Inventory was up from last year¹s levels, but has remained stable for the past year. Big gains were seen in the luxury market, with the 4th highest sales total of $5M+ in 8 years. Wall Street compensation was higher this year and is being felt across the market. We look to improving market conditions in the coming quarters.  See the full report at Elliman.com

 

05/02/14 – Elliman Releases 1st Quarter 2014 North Fork Quarterly Survey of Residential Sales:  The North Fork returned to a more normal market, improving from the weaker conditions experienced a year ago. The number of sales jumped this quarter, rising faster than inventory levels. Home prices generally remained stable, but marketing times fell as the pace of the market was faster. Like the rest of the region, we expect these conditions to continue into the spring.  See the full report at Elliman.com

 

 

 

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