Sellers start to get real

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Sellers start to get real

For several years, sellers have been calling the shots but times they are a changing and so are their mindsets. During the first quarter of the year, the number of sales in Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens jumped 24 percent year-over-year, from 7,365 in 2016 to 9,162 in 2017. And listings discounts — which increased in every sector of the market — helped drive the sales activity.
While price cuts can be painful for sellers especially if they watched the high ...

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Median rent drops for new development units

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Rent is down across most metrics in Manhattan — according to Miller Samuel data, median rental prices in Manhattan fell 1.8 percent in April year-over-year, dragged down by softness in the top 10 percent and in new development units, which fell 7.8 percent in April compared to the same month last year.

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Condo flippers in Miami

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Condo flippers in Miami

Miami has attracted a lot of pre-construction condo flippers — i.e. institutional investors — because the city’s real estate, particularly near the waterfront, has seen an explosive construction boom after the housing bust. Today, this boom has created a supply problem and condo flippers have contributed to an excess of unfinished buildings.
Take Brickell for example. Among the newest condo projects is Bond Brickell, a tower with 328 units that was completed last August. StatFunding analyzed the Brickell condo area ...

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Clock Tower puts Mott Haven on the development map

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Clock Tower puts Mott Haven on the development map

In 2002, Carnegie Management converted a former piano factory on the main commercial drag at 112 Lincoln Avenue into a 90-unit rental with features seen in trendier locales, such as a rooftop deck and chic restaurant.
Since the Clock Tower opened, real estate investment in the South Bronx area has exploded — rising from about $1.9 million in 2003 to about $111 million in 2016. Over the same period, the average sale price has spiked from roughly $265,000 to roughly ...

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Beijing cracks down on capital leaving China

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Amid new capital controls out of Beijing, Chinese investors are now pulling back and that pullback is now affecting the flow of cash coming to New York’s real estate market among other U.S. cities and industries. Starting the end of last year and continuing into early 2017, Chinese regulators have rolled out a series of capital controls to help stabilize the country’s weakening currency and promote investment within China. Those restrictions have lowered the ceiling on how much money Chinese ...

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Starting on a high note

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NYC’s residential market started 2017 with $12.5 billion worth of sales — up 15 percent from 2016, according to a report from the Real Estate Board of New York (REBNY). The uncertainty of Q4 2016 amidst the presidential election and rising interest rates did not slow down the condo market. Instead, condo prices in Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens soared to new records in Q1 2017 and pushed the city’s overall average sales price up to $1.02 million. In Manhattan, the ...

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