Elegran Insights: Weekly Manhattan & Brooklyn Market Data For The Week of 05/17/21

Written By Jared Antin | May 17, 2021 | Published in Real Estate Market Trends, Elegran Insider
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Contract activity remained elevated while new supply decreased in both Manhattan and Brooklyn this week. Manhattan pending sales now exceeds 5,000, setting a new record. Manhattan’s market pulse increased from 0.68 to 0.72 while Brooklyn’s increased from 0.96 to 1.0, indicating leverage is favoring the seller in both boroughs. If you are a seller and not receiving any showings or offers, the market is telling you that you are priced too high. Buyers looking to negotiate a good deal should look for homes that have been on the market for 5+ months and have had price reductions.

Manhattan Supply decreased by 3% after increasing the last 2 weeks. Supply is now at 7,067 and 414 new listings came to market this week, a 25% decrease from last week and a 17% decrease compared to the same week in 2019.

Brooklyn Supply also decreased this week, down 1.3% after increasing for the last 4 weeks. Brooklyn supply now stands at 3,308 as 283 new listings came to market, a decrease of 20% from last week and an increase of 41% compared to the same week in 2019.

Manhattan Pending Sales increased 4% this week to 5,121 setting a new record.


Brooklyn Pending Sales increased 3% to 3,320.


Manhattan Contracts Signed - 393 contracts were signed this week, a 4% decrease from last week and a 66% increase from the same week in 2019. Manhattan contract activity continues at unprecedented levels for this length of time.

Brooklyn Contracts Signed - 250 contracts were signed this week, an 11% decrease from last week and a 131% increase from the same week in 2019.


Manhattan Weekly Contract Activity Analysis - Of the contracts signed this week, and based on the last asking price, the median price was $1.3M and the median size was 1,145 square feet.


Brooklyn Weekly Contract Activity Analysis - Of the contracts signed this week, and based on the last asking price, the median price was $975K and the median size was 1,249 square feet.


New Development Insights - As reported by Marketproof, 81 new development contracts were reported this week. Brooklyn was busy, accounting for 48% of this week's contracts, while Manhattan accounted for only 37%. In a departure from last week, when more contracts were signed for larger units, this week 41% of the contract activity was for 2-bedroom, 36% were for 1-bedroom apartments and only 15% were for 3-bedroom apartments.


The following were the top selling new developments this week:

  • Hero in Long Island City reported 7 new contracts signed.
  • 11 Hoyt Street in Downtown Brooklyn reported 6 new contracts.
  • 130 William Street in the Financial District reported 3 new contracts.
  • The Q in Midwood reported 3 new contracts.
  • 567 Ocean Avenue in Flatbush reported 3 new contracts.

Please contact me if you would like to learn more about these, or other new developments.

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