Condo and co-op sales (source: Prudential Douglas Elliman via the Real Deal)
Note: With my break drawing to a close, alas, normal frequency of posts resumes Monday.
Let’s say you bought a new home five years ago, a year before Manhattan’s residential market nosedived.
And let’s assume you coughed up $1 million for the privilege of living in your modest 870-sf apartment with two small bedrooms plus one and a half baths on the Upper West Side.
The third set of assumptions might be monthly mortgage payments of $3,500, maintenance of $1,400 and other ownership expenses such as insurance and maintenance of $100 a month.
Do you wish that you had waited until now to have made the purchase?
If you are like many other former homebuyers, Continue reading
LUXURY SALES COLOR THE HOUSING MARKET, WHICH IS MOVING ‘SIDEWAYS’ AND PROMPTING CAUTIOUSLY OPTIMISTIC FORECASTS
Sales activity in the second half–as measured by number of sales, median sale prices, average number of days on market and the number of Manhattan apartments on the market–settled comfortably into historic 10-year ranges, according to two separate market reports in Crain’s New York.
- (via Prudential Douglas Elliman)
Despite a busy market for trophy properties, the pace of sales and median prices of Manhattan apartments slipped during the fourth quarter, the Wall Street Journal observed.
The number of sales fell by Continue reading