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2Q Sales Market Report by Streeteasy
NYC Sales Market Strengthens, But Inventory Surplus Remains
With a higher New York City mansion tax looming, buyers and sellers rushed to close deals on expensive homes in the second quarter of 2019, driving the median recorded sale price in Manhattan to a record high of $1,161,496 — an 11% increase from last year, according to StreetEasy’s Q2 2019 Market Reports.
Also on the rise was the number of homes that entered contract during the second quarter of 2019: Pending sales increased by 6.4% in Manhattan ahead of the July 1 mansion tax hike. Brooklyn and Queens also experienced an uptick in sales, at 6.4% and 15.9%, respectively.
After several months of decline, New York City home prices began to level out in the second quarter of 2019. The StreetEasy Manhattan Price Index dropped 3.7% from last year to $1,113,201, but prices in the borough were still higher than in the first quarter of 2019. Prices in Brooklyn remained stagnant, at $711,410, and the StreetEasy Queens Price Index rose 1.5% year over year to $516,374, the slowest rate of growth since 2013.
These signs point to a seemingly strengthening market. But even with a wave of home sales this spring, and annual increases in the number of homes entering contract in all three boroughs analyzed, a large surplus of inventory remains. Brooklyn and Queens saw more homes for sale than ever during the second quarter: 8,249 in Brooklyn, up 13.0% from last year, and 4,895 in Queens, up 14.5%. Meanwhile, Manhattan inventory hit its highest level since 2011, with 13,543 homes on the market.
“Lower mortgage rates, a strong economy and steady job growth have kept demand for homes in New York City high, helping give the sales market a much-needed boost after a year of weakness,” says StreetEasy Senior Economist Grant Long. “The looming mansion tax also spurred a flurry of sales activity in the second quarter, as sellers and buyers raced to close ahead of the July 1 deadline. While this comes as encouraging news for sellers, it remains to be seen how well this market will be able to absorb the surplus of homes currently for sale across price points.”
StreetEasy’s Q2 2019 Market Reports Key Findings
- Prices dropped, but at a slower rate than last quarter. The StreetEasy Manhattan Price Index fell to $1,113,201, a 3.7% year-over-year decrease. This dip in prices was exactly 1 percentage point smaller than last quarter, when prices dropped 4.7% annually to $1,107,863.
- More homes went into contract. In Manhattan, 3,179 homes went into contract – a 6.4% jump from last year. The number of homes going into contract increased in every submarket but Midtown[v], where it fell 1.2%.
- Inventory rose across the borough. All five Manhattan submarkets saw an increase in inventory, resulting in a 7.1% jump since last year in the number of homes for sale, to 13,543. The luxury market (the top 20% of homes by price) experienced a 7.1% decrease in inventory year over year, the largest drop in two years.
- Homes lingered on the market for two weeks longer. Median days on market increased by 14 days, to 75 days total. Homes in Midtown spent 91 days on the market — 20 days longer than last year, and the longest period of any submarket in the borough.
- Price cuts dropped on the Upper East Side and Upper West Side. The share of price cuts in Manhattan remained about the same as last year, increasing 0.1 percentage points to 28.1%. The share of price cuts dropped only on the Upper East Side[vi] and Upper West Side[vii], where it fell by 1.6 percentage points and 2.2 percentage points, respectively.
- Prices were unchanged. The StreetEasy Brooklyn Price Index remained about the same as last year at $711,410 — a slight increase of 0.3%. Prices rose the most in South Brooklyn[viii], up 3.0% to $723,713.
- More homes went into contract. The number of homes entering contract in North Brooklyn[ix], the most expensive submarket in the borough, jumped 19.3% in the second quarter. Brooklyn-wide, the number of homes entering contract rose by 6.4%.
- Inventory reached an all-time high. The amount of for-sale inventory in Brooklyn rose to a record high of 8,249 homes, up 13.0% since last year. All five submarkets experienced an increase in inventory, with South Brooklyn recording the largest increase, at 16.9%.
- Homes idled on the market for nearly a week longer. Median days on market rose by six days, to 59 days. Homes lingered on the market for longer in every submarket except for Northwest Brooklyn[x], where the median days on market remained unchanged at 46 days.
- One in four sellers offered price cuts. The share of price cuts in the borough increased by 4.0 percentage points to 25%, the highest level since 2010.
- Prices rose at their slowest rate in six years. The StreetEasy Queens Price Index rose 1.5% to $516,374, the slowest pace of growth in the borough since the fourth quarter of 2013.
- Pending sales spiked. Of the boroughs analyzed, Queens saw the largest annual jump in the number of homes entering contract at 15.9%. Compared to last year, 179 more homes entered contract, resulting in the highest number of pending sales on record (1,302).
- There was more inventory on the market than ever before. Queens saw a 14.5% uptick in inventory in the second quarter, and its 4,895 homes for sale set a second-quarter record.
- Homes sold the fastest in Queens. Median days on market in Queens increased by four days since last year, to 58 days. Homes in Northwest Queens[xi] sold faster than last year, quickening by 8 days to a median of 48 days.
- More sellers offered price cuts than ever. The share of homes with a price cut rose 3.3 percentage points to a new borough record of 20.8%. The share of price cuts fell in one submarket – Northwest Queens – by 4.9 percentage points, to 22.0%.
2019年第二季度 纽约銷售市场 報告
当纽约更高的豪宅税逼近，2019年第二季度，豪宅市场买家和卖家成交加速，使得曼哈顿卖价的中位数达到$1,161,496 – 比去年同比提高11%，根據StreetEasy 2019第二季度数据。
在房价下降几个月之后，纽约的房价开始在2019年的第二季度达到平衡。StreetEasy 曼哈顿 房价指数下降了3.7% 达到$1,113,201，但是价格依然比2019年第一季度高。布鲁克林依然为$711410 但StreetEasy 指数上升了1.5% 达到$516,374，并从2013就已经开始稳步增长。
“低贷款利率，好的经济环境，稳定的工作增长，加大了纽约买家对房屋需求，在房屋买卖市场疲软时注入新的活力” StreetEasy资深经纪学家Grant Long说道，“豪宅税刺激了第二季度的销售活动，买家与卖家在豪宅税7月1日期限到来之际与之赛跑。这对卖家是一个好消息，看看市场能不能吸收这些待售房屋。”
StreetEasy’s Q2 2019 市场报告重点
- 价格下降，但是比上一个季度有所增长。StreetEasy 曼哈顿指数下降到$1,113,201，比去年同比降低了3.7%。 第二季度比第一季度同比去年少了1%，第一季度价格$1,107,863，比去年下降了4,7%。
- 更多房屋在商谈合同中。在曼哈顿，3179个房屋在商谈中，与去年比增加6.4%。除了市中心下降了1.2%， 每个小区正在商谈的合同都变多了。
- 价格保持不变。 StreetEasy布鲁克林指数与去年基本保持不变为$711,410 - 比去年增加了0.3%，布鲁克林南部涨幅最高，为3.0%增幅，达到$723,713。
- 价格与过去六年相比增长最慢。 StreetEasy’s 皇后区指数增长了1.5%，达到$516,374,是自从2013年第四季度之后最慢的增长。