Brooklyn s toniest neighborhoods posted big declines in home prices in Q1
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Homes in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn (Credit: Wikimedia Commons)
Sales | Ideal Properties
The median price of a home in Brownstone Brooklyn (Boerum Hill, Brooklyn Heights, Carroll Gardens, Clinton Hill, Cobble Hill, etc.) and North Brooklyn (Williamsburg, the Navy Yard and Greenpoint), dropped 11.4 percent year-on-year to $1.02 million in the first quarter. The decline was partly due to a weakening condominium market. During the period, the average sales price for the segment stood at $1.446 million, which amounts to a 7.1 percent drop compared to the same time last year. Read the report here.
Sales | CORE
The average asking price to closing price discount in Manhattan’s luxury and new development market stood at ten percent during the first quarter. The figure represents the highest in two years. In spite of the bargains, the pace of closings was sluggish. For the quarter, the Manhattan market averaged 181 closings per week, down from the 235 closings during the same time last year.
Sales | Platinum Properties
The number of homes sold in the Financial District dropped 52 percent year-on-year in the first quarter to just 50 units. The decline was attributed to uncertainty surrounding the new tax law[……]