Dear Friend, 

I am happy to share Corcoran's Third Quarter Report .

Manhattan buyers remained cautious during Third Quarter 2018 due to lingering concerns over new tax implications and the continuing belief that prices will reduce further. Many buyers are taking a wait-and-see attitude and as a result sales declined and inventory spiked versus Third Quarter 2017.

With this, it is a terrific opportunity to take advantage of this buyer's market that historically does not last long.

Please be in touch if you have any questions or are thinking about next steps.

Dan Fishman
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  • Third Quarter market activity diminished as buyers took a “wait-and-see” attitude: Manhattan market-wide closed sales and signed contracts declined compared to a year ago as buyers remained cautious with lingering concerns over tax implications and the belief that prices would continue to decrease.

  • Market-wide closed sales decreased 10% and contracts signed decreased 12% compared to last year: Though there were fewer closings in Q3 year-over-year at 3,327, there was a 5% increase over last quarter’s sales. There were 37% fewer new development sales, which contributed to the decline.

  • Market-wide prices increased nominally, but price per square foot figures fell for the third consecutive quarter: Both average and median price per square foot fell by 3% this quarter, but average and median sale prices increased slightly by 2% to $1.93 million and $1.15 million respectively, due to an improved market share in apartment sales with two or more bedrooms. With fewer super high-end luxury property sale closings, especially in new development product, prices avoided being inflated upwards this quarter.

  • Inventory increased 23% market-wide this quarter to 7,284 units: This was the eighth consecutive quarter that inventory increased year-over-year. By product type, co-op inventory rose most, up 37% year-over-year, and resale condos increased by 18%. New development inventory remained virtually unchanged, with a 1% decline.
I am delighted to share with you our  Q3 Manhattan Report where you will find a detailed analysis of residential real estate sales that closed in Manhattan in Q2 2018 (April 1st through June 30th).

For those of you in Brooklyn, you can find our Q3 2018 Brooklyn report here .
Dan Fishman
The Corcoran Group
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