Real Estate Experts Analyze the New York Real Estate Market

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Local professionals provide with insight on the health of the real estate market in New York, NY and offer advice on what areas are attracting buyers.

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It is still a buyers market here in NYC - but still active. I can describe its pace as jogging along., a fast growing real estate search portal, analyzed the health of the New York real estate market with the help of local professionals. "It is still a buyers market here in NYC-- but still active. Pricing is critical at this point if you wish to move your property and not chase the market. I can describe its pace as jogging along," says Jennifer A. Chiongbian, an SVP/Associate Broker at Rutenberg Realty in New York, NY.

She explained that sellers can expect to get about 93-95% of their asking price with an estimated time on market of 3-5 months if priced correctly. "The market is still trending downward, but slowly. A major factor is that lending is still difficult. You need a 720 FICO score to get first tier lending. Plus FHA’s max borrowing amount is not enough to really purchase anything here in prime Manhattan areas."

Chiongbian and her team have noticed buying trends that include cash investors from Europe and China buying primarily one bedroom condos and buyers upgrading since properties are more affordable than before. One bedrooms are clearly the most popular type of inventory in Manhattan where Chinogbian conducts much of her business.

New York City Real Estate Market Information and Statistics
Counties: New York County, Bronx, Kings, Queens, Richmond
Population: 8,175,133
Total Household (2005-2009)s: 3,047,155
Renters vs. Owners (2005-2009): 66.1% vs 33.9%
Median Home Value (2005-2009): $501,000
Homes Sales in 3rd Quarter: 10,308

Average Sales Price:
     Homes - $780,000
     Apartments - $905,000
     Condominiums (Manhattan)- $1,509,000
     Cooperatives - $758,000

Foreclosures (October):
     1 in 4,081 (Bronx County)
     1 in 28,820 (Queens County)
     1 in 2,943 (Kings County)
     1 in 1,877 (Richmond County)
     1 in 16,720 (New York County)

Popular Neighborhoods that are Attracting Buyers:

  •     Upper East
  •     Upper West
  •     Chelsea/Flatiron
  •     BPC/Financial District
  •     Soho
  •     Greenwich VIllage
  •     Tribeca
  •     Flushing
  •     Rego Park
  •     Forest Hills
  •     Kew Gardens
  •     Williamsburg
  •     Park Slope
  •     Bedford Stuyvesant
  •     Parkchester
  •     Westchester Square
  •     Castle Hill
  •     Soundview

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