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Breaking News: New York residential real estate is expensive. OK, maybe this isn’t surprising to most people. Available statistics through October 31, 2016 for non-New York State real estate displays that the average price of New York State homes is over $273,500, with median listing prices over $325,000. Manhattan values for homes and condos are even higher.

With year-out forecasts from indicate that average New York state homes will increase in value to $283,000 by October 2017. This is exciting for home sellers, but not as good for home buyers. Like most major US cities, values for Manhattan residential properties are much higher, averaging over $1.6 million.

New York State and City Real Estate Market

Although it took some time for the US economy to rebound after the Great Recession of 2006-2008, the real estate market has now recovered strongly. Some analysts believe it’s recovered too well, and predict another real estate crash.

There are still some homes with “negative equity,” but a very small percentage (one-tenth of one percent). With average days on the market (through September 2016 at 142 days) under five months, sales are happening with regularity.

New York City average real estate prices (up around 10.3 percent; Manhattan even higher at over 11 percent) for all 5 boroughs and Long Island stands at over $610,000, while average prices in Manhattan are over $1.7 million. These values are projected to increase around another 5 percent in 2017. In October 2016, the median price of currently listed homes was $725,000, according to Zillow.

Future Forecasts

The forecasts for the New York real estate activity is rather strong for 2017. While some analysts critical of the heat of the market predict some level of crash in 2017, most other experts foresee continued growth, although not as dramatic as the last couple of years.

Predicting growth of prices in the 3 to 5 percent range, data collection sites like forecast a conservative level of New Your property value growth for 2017. Of course, predicting Manhattan and Long Island value growth at the 5 percent level translates to more dollars than the rest of the state, since their benchmark is quite a bit higher than most NYC suburbs and western areas.

Remember, during the height of the recent recession there were few buyers, little “for sale” inventory, and formerly active mortgage lenders simply weren’t lending to all but “ideal” buyers. Still, predicted Federal Reserve interest rate increases have yet to become reality, an indication that the borrowing market is not quite as “hot” as it appears.


Although runaway inflation has not yet reared its rather ugly head yet, the possibility of it happening still exists. You can assume the Fed will react quickly to raise interest rates if the statistics indicate inflation is rising.

The statewide New York real estate market has rebounded well, the local Manhattan market has gone from “cold” to “warm,” if not close to “hot.” We can only hope the New York property market doesn’t overheat like it did in 2006. The demand for residential real estate has been strong, possibly because of the “pent up demand” that grew during the recent recession.

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