Manhattan Condos - New Developments - Conversions - Resales: Upper West Side First Quarter 2010 Market Report:

Upper West Side First Quarter 2010 Market Report:


Bidding wars in the 1st Quarter of 2010 - Two Bedrooms in Demand

Buyers are buying because they need a place to call home, and not for investment purposes.



West Side co-ops had solid median price increases versus last quarter, including a 17% climb in two-bedroom median price.

Compared to last year, all bedroom categories are down in median price, except two-bedrooms. But with more sales of larger apartments, overall median price still increased 11%. Resale condos increased 4% in median price from a year ago, but decreased 4% in average price per square foot, now $1,381. Versus Fourth Quarter 2009, resale condos increased in median price by 7%, to $1.018 million, and increased 2% in average price per square foot.


The West Side new development market saw declines of 26% in median price and 25% in average price per square foot from First Quarter 2009. The median price of a West Side new development was $1.39 million while average price per square foot was $1,212, a 21% and 7% decrease from Fourth Quarter 2009, respectively.

Every bedroom type decreased in median price from a year ago. The Rushmore 80 Riverside Boulevard accounted for two-thirds of West Side new development closings this quarter.

The window for buyers to act on their advantage may be short-lived. Market activity is significantly higher in 2010's First Quarter than it was in 2009, and we are seeing an increase in property coming on to the market.

I will be tracking this closely over the spring and summer months, and would welcome the opportunity to answer any questions about the report or the market generally.

Download the complete Manhattan Market Report: The Corcoran Report: Q1 2010 (.pdf)


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Mitchell Hall, Associate Broker, The Corcoran Group

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Comment balloon 5 commentsMitchell J Hall • April 10 2010 11:01AM


Thanks for update. We learn a lot of good information from Active Rain blogs. Best Regards,

Posted by Edward & Celia Maddox, EXPERIENCE & INTEGRITY - WE TAKE THE HIGH ROAD (The Celtic Connection Realty) about 9 years ago

Thanks for sharing your statistics on your market conditions. It is always interesting to compare to our area statistics.

Posted by Team Honeycutt (Allen Tate) about 9 years ago

Mitch, your report is really helpful because it goes beyond the basic numbers and explains how they got where they are. 

Posted by Patricia Kennedy, Home in the Capital (RLAH Real Estate) about 9 years ago

Mitch, I like the way you have broken it down.  Do you think in this economy people are lowering their expectations on space?  I think we are seeing that in Naples.  Thanks for the update on your market.

Posted by Marcia Hawken, Naples Luxury Specialist (WILLIAM RAVEIS ) about 9 years ago

Edward and Celia, Allen, Pat Thanks for the comments.

Marcia, Thanks, I think both buyers and sellers have become more realistic. In the luxury market, I think there is less extravagance, people are looking for value but they still want and will pay for quality.

Posted by Mitchell J Hall, Lic Associate RE Broker - Manhattan & Brooklyn (Compass) about 9 years ago