Numbers to know: Midtown West has the highest number of home sales, prices are climbing faster in cities than suburbs … and more

By Hayley Kaplan | June 27, 2013 01:00PM

“Numbers to know” is a weekly web feature that catalogues the most notable, quirky and surprising real estate statistics. Apartments in Midtown West changed hands more than in any other neighborhood, cities increased in price faster than their suburban counterparts, and the foreclosure relief bill passes the New York State senate. 


Listing price of an historic 1880s home at 8 South Street in Titusville, Fla. [Zillow]


Acres of parks and open spaces in New York City that will play host to a wide variety of summer activities this year [New York Department of Parks & Recreation]


Square feet in the new London Planetree Playground at Atlantic Avenue and 89th Street in Queens, which includes a skate park, two basketball courts, fitness stations, a walking path and plaza [New York Department of Parks & Recreation]


Year the Forest Park Carousel was built, which, along with eight other New York City properties, was designated a landmark this past week [LPC]


The number New York City homeowners can call to receive a free deck inspection now through August [DOB]


Home sales in Midtown West during the past 90 days — the most of any Manhattan neighborhood [CityRealty]


Senate votes it took to pass the foreclosure relief bill, which will help prevent homeowners from getting stuck in court over foreclosure cases [Office of Attorney General Eric Schneiderman]


Average age of first-time homebuyers nationwide [DoorSteps]

31 percent

Percentage of U.S. real estate agents who said they have seen an increasing number of people becoming agents in their area in the second quarter of 2013, compared to 24 percent the prior quarter [Redfin]


Percentage difference in price growth between urban neighborhoods compared to suburban neighborhoods in New York State [Trulia]