30 contracts signed at $4M and above: Olshan

Top contract was on a UWS condo asking $12.5M

TRD New York /
Mar.March 20, 2017 10:30 AM

The city’s luxury residential market in 2017 still looks to be in pretty decent shape, with 30 contracts signed in the over-$4 million market last week.

The total sales volume for the week was $201.4 million, according to the weekly report from Olshan Realty.

Out of the 37 contracts signed, 23 were for condominiums (with an average asking price of $6.6 million). Six contracts were on co-ops ($7 million) and one contract was signed for a townhouse asking $9.5 million. The average discount from original ask to last asking price was 7 percent.

Last week, the top contract was on unit 11 at Anbau Enterprises’ 207 West 79th Street. The five-bedroom apartment was last asking $12.5 million. It spans 4,205 square feet and features a south-facing “great room” with seven casement-style windows that offer “classic Upper West Side Views.” Anbau’s development was approved by the New York State Attorney General’s Office in November, and the developer is shooting for a $142.8 million sellout.

The no. 2 contract was on a co-op at 19A at Emory Roth-designed 875 Fifth Avenue, asking $11 million — down from the original price of $13.2 million when it was first listed in July 2014. The unit is a combination of two apartments, and features two bedrooms, four bathrooms and a 44-foot terrace, the listing shows.

According to Olshan, the median asking price was $5.9 million and average days on market was 306. In the third week of March last year, 24 contracts were signed with a median asking price of $5.7 million.

Recent figures from city brokerages show a boost in the city’s luxury market. A report from Stribling & Associates last week found the number of contracts signed on properties priced over $5 million so far in 2017 jumped 29 percent year-over-year.  [Olshan]Miriam Hall

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