Numbers to Know: NYPD’s new digs, protracted Internet home searches … and more

TRD New York /
Mar.March 28, 2013 02:30 PM

“Numbers to know” is a weekly web feature that catalogues the most notable, quirky and surprising real estate statistics. Central Park’s NYPD precinct gets a facelift, online searches delay home purchases, and buyers pay top dollar for uncompleted spaces. See this week’s countdown after the jump.

U.S. home values in February — a 5.8 percent year-over-year increase and the second largest annual gain since August 2006 [Zillow]

Sales of newly built, single-family homes in February — a 4.6 percent decline from January [NAHB]

Foreclosures nationwide in February — a 19 percent year-over-year decrease [CoreLogic]

Additional square feet in the newly-renovated New York Police Department station in Central Park, which marked its completion this past week [NYPD]

Average price per square foot of a Brooklyn condo — a 4.1 percent increase from just three months ago [CityRealty]

Average days on the market for New York apartments since they were first listed [Corcoran Group]

Individuals who will be relocated after a Queens landlord was charged with endangering their lives by illegally converting four houses into single-room occupancy residences — the landlord faces up to seven years in jail and a $1.6 million forfeiture lawsuit [Queens District Attorney]

Manhattan condos asking $4 million or more sold in the week of March 18 in buildings that will not be complete for two to three years [Olshan Luxury Report]

Multifamily transactions completed in New York City in January — a 34 percent decrease in transaction volume compared to January 2012 [Ariel Property Advisors] 

5.52 percent
Rate of New York-area foreclosures among outstanding mortgage loans in January — a 0.07 percentage point decrease from January 2012 [CoreLogic]

Weeks it took for buyers to find a home who did not search online — it took buyers who used the Internet three times as long [Doorsteps]

Related Articles

Clockwise from left: John D. Rockefeller, Izzy Englander, Steven Mnuchin, David Koch, Jacqueline Bouvier, and William Zeckendorf (Credit: Getty Images and StreetEasy)

For 15 years, David Koch lived at the world’s “richest building”

993 Fifth Avenue and Gilbert Harrison (Credit: Google Maps and GLC)

Retail exec sells Fifth Avenue co-op to Chanel heir for $19M

Manhattan’s 10019 zip code, which covers Midtown, Times Square, Herald Square and Midtown South, saw the most foreclosures in the borough with eight. (Credit: iStock)

Manhattan foreclosures soar 118%, driven by mortgage defaults

Clockwise from left: 240 Riverside Boulevar with  Charles Zegar, 111 Murray Street, and 220 Central Park South (Credit: Google Maps, Getty Images, and CityRealty)

Here are some of the Big Apple’s recent luxury resi buys

Clockwise from left: 91 Leonard Street, 141 West 11th Street, 520 Park Avenue and 115 Central Park West (Credit: StreetEasy, Google Maps)

These are the latest, greatest residential sales in NYC

565 Broome Street (Credit: iStock and 565 Broome Street)

Only in Manhattan? Luxury condo owner files “class action” because unit doesn’t have a wine cooler

From left: 220 Park Avenue South, 15 Central Park West, 520 Park Avenue, 35 Hudson Yards, Sting, Juan Beckmann Vidal, Daniel Och, Bob Diamond, and Stephen Ross (Credit: Getty Images, Wikipedia, StreeEasy, and Google Maps)

Serial buyers trade “old” condos for new on Billionaires’ Row

Former Bear Stearns CEO Jimmy Cayne and 510 Park Avenue (Credit: Getty Images and Google Maps)

Ex-Bear Stearns CEO James Cayne demands co-op records after board rejects 3 buyers