Numbers to know: Manhattan condo prices accelerate, Walker Tower has Chelsea’s highest asking prices … and more

By Hayley Kaplan | May 30, 2013 01:30PM

“Numbers to know” is a weekly web feature that catalogues the most notable, quirky and surprising real estate statistics. Manhattan condominium prices appreciate for the fourteenth month in a row, Walker Tower clocks in as the priciest building in Chelsea and buyers weigh whether to buy foreclosed homes.

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Additional funds the Federal Transit Administration will be providing to the Metropolitan Transportation Authority as a result of Hurricane Sandy, adding to the $3.79 billion the agency has already received from the U.S. government [MTA]


Foreclosures, nationally, in April — a 24 percent year-over-year decrease [CoreLogic]

Bikes now available through New York City’s new bike share program [Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s Office]


Price per square foot of listings at the building with the highest asking prices in Chelsea, Walker Tower at 212 West 18th Street [CityRealty]

Units at the affording housing complex Woodlands & Council Towers VII in Co-Op City in the Bronx, which celebrated its groundbreaking this past week [Press Release]

Percentage of homes in Philadelphia with large yards — the city was rated as the best place in the country for backyard barbecues [Redfin]

Percentage of buyers nationally who said they are willing to pay more for a home due to the low inventory — an increase from 34 percent in the first quarter of the year [Redfin]

Percent of homeowners who said they would never consider buying a home in foreclosure [DoorSteps]

Percentage increase year-over-year of condo values in April — the fourteenth consecutive month Manhattan condos have appreciated [StreetEasy]


Number of contracts that have been signed above $30 million this year — in 2012, 13 apartments closed over $30 million [Olshan Luxury Market Report]