USA Real Estate: New York Prices Fall
Manhattan apartment prices on the decline
Manhattan apartment prices dropped in Q-1/
The median price of all condominiums and co-ops that changed hands in the Quarter ended 31 March fell 0.9% from a year earlier to $775,000 according to the data.
Deals totaled 2,311, down 3.5% from Q-1 of Y 2011.
Studios and 1-bedrooms accounted for 56% of sales completed in the Quarter, the highest share since Q-4 of Y 2009, when 1st-time purchasers qualified for a federal tax credit of as much as US$8,000. The smaller units, favored by entry-level buyers, accounted for 49% of all transactions a year earlier.
“Because the rental market is so hot, people are realizing that maybe buying a starter home is a better option, especially if they can take advantage of these low interest rates,” according to a person at property-listings service www,StreetEasy.com, which also released a report on the Manhattan sales market Tuesday.
Among pending sales; contracts signed but not completed in Q-1, studio deals climbed 19% from a year earlier, according to www.StreetEasy. Buyers agreed to purchase 12% more 1-bedroom units than in Q-1 of Y 2011.
Other reports issued Tuesday on the Manhattan apartment market showed mixed results for sales and values in Q-1. Corcoran Group said purchases of condos and co-ops totaled 2,700 deals, little changed from a year earlier. The median price climbed 1% to $809,000.
StreetEasy said the median price was unchanged at $775,000, while completed deals climbed 9.4% to 2,969.
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