Manhattan Market Report | November 2014In November 2014 strong year-over-year price growth resumed in the condo market; median price, average price, and average price per square foot all saw double-digit gains. Price gains, however, in part reflect the increase in quality of available inventory and lack of lower-priced options, in addition to appreciation.
The co-op market continued to see steady overall price growth since last November with price per square foot up 4% and average price up 11%. The market still suffers a surplus of high priced inventory and dearth of product under $3MM; just 3% of sales this month were above $5MM while that price bracket makes up 18% of current inventory.
Market-wide inventory has increased since last month as well as last year, although nearly all of this growth is due to condo listings as co-op inventory remains flat. Contracts signed are down 6% year-over-year overall, but again split by market: condo sales are down 19% while co-op sales are up 5%.
The increase in co-op sales has kept pace with supply while the decrease in condo sales has augmented the growth in available listings. With no change versus November 2013, co-op listings remain near historic lows.
This month saw co-ops take the highest percent of sales (60%) compared to condos since January 2012.