In this episode, expert NYC real estate brokers John Gasdaska and Jonathan Conlon review Corcoran’s July 2023 Manhattan Real Estate Market Report and give their analysis.
Here’s the short version:
First, in July 2023, just over 800 contracts were signed, down -4% year-over-year and -18% from last month. Second, just over 6,200 active listings were available in July 2023, a -15% drop from the previous month and a -7% decline from last year. Third, days on market rose +11% month-over-month and +16% year-over-year.
Rising interest rates and summer travel may be contributing to the decrease in both contracts signed and inventory in July 2023 – read on to find out how!
But as always, there’s more to the story. Here’s our full July 2023 Manhattan Real Estate Market Report Analysis:
July 2023 Manhattan Real Estate Market Report Analysis
Only 809 contracts were signed in Manhattan in July 2023. The annual decline of -4% was driven by -17% fewer condo contracts, while co-op activity was actually up +7% year-over-year. Although sales did fall annually, this month’s decline is the smallest since April 2022, just before mortgage rates began to climb.
Inventory in July 2023 dropped to 6,221 listings, a 15% drop from the previous month and a 7% decline from last year. This represents the third annual inventory decline this year, with potential sellers still hesitating to list, likely the result of being locked into favorable mortgage rates.
In summary, sellers with turn-key ready apartments will find themselves well-positioned moving into the fall market. Similarly, if you are planning on listing an apartment that needs work, the price needs to be finely tuned to be attractive to buyers who are being more choosy due to interest rates.
Days on Market
Days on market increased by double digits compared to last year (+11%) and June 2023 (+16%). July 2023 marked the tenth consecutive month of yearly growth in average days on the market.
As New Yorkers return from their summer travels and realize they might need to lock in interest rates before they rise once again, we are hopeful days on market will decline once again, signaling the beginning of the fall market.
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