Dear Friend, 

While New Yorkers are surviving the heat, the New York City real estate market is cooling. Due in part to tax reform, financial volatility, and accumulating supply, we continue to see buyer hesitation. With rates still relatively low and prices soft, it is a great time to upgrade.

If you have any inquiries regarding the real estate market or your own property, please do not hesitate to reach out.

Dan Fishman
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Market News
Correcting Spring Market
Although inventory is increasing and prices are declining, the market is not in full retreat--just in the midst of a price correction.

Rental Market Cooling
Prices have been on a general decline this year as more apartments become available, and landlords continue to make concessions.

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Central Park Film Festival
Each year in August, the Central Park Conservancy hosts a week of evening film screenings. This event is FREE and all films are subject to weather cancellation.

NYC Restaurant Week
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Key Findings of the Second Quarter Report: 

  • Second Quarter market activity cooled: Manhattan experienced fewer closed sales and signed contracts, as well as high inventory levels and steadying prices compared to a year ago. The effects of the new tax law, high real estate taxes and volatility in the financial markets all contributed to a dampening of buyers’ purchase intent in Q2.   

  • Market-wide closed sales decreased 14% and contracts signed decreased 9% compared to last year: Though closings in Q2 responded to diminished buyer urgency, there were still nearly 3,200 closings, which was a 26% increase over last quarter, reflecting a typical Q2 seasonal uptick in buyer activity.

  • Manhattan market-wide prices were unchanged from last year: Average sale price of $2.15 million was essentially level with Q2 2017, supported by select penthouse sales and record-breaking transactions. Median sale price, however, decreased 3% to $1.14 million as market share shifted in favor of lower-priced transactions that accompanied a decline in new development closings.

  • Inventory increased 17% market-wide this quarter to 7,491 units: This was the tenth consecutive quarter that inventory increased year-over-year. Supply expanded for all bedroom types and most price ranges. By product type, co-op inventory rose most, up 26% year-over-year, and resale condos increased by 11%. New development inventory increased only by 4%.
I am delighted to share with you our  Q2 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 Q2 2018 Brooklyn report here .
Dan Fishman
The Corcoran Group
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