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NYC luxury home prices expected to hit new lows in 2018

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By Christian Bautista | December 08, 2017 01:15PM

Clockwise from top left: Luxury homes at 100 Barclay Street, 145 Hudson Street and 200 East 62nd Street

According to this week’s market reports, Manhattan rents dropped by 1.9 percent in November and city-wide luxury home sales are expected to hit new lows in 2018. Residential Rental Report | RentCafé Last month, Manhattan rents decreased by 1.9 percent on a year-on-year basis, falling in line with a nationwide trend of dropping prices in expensive markets. The decline is due to continued inventory expansion. More than 11,000 units are under construction in Manhattan, and another 24,000 are in the planning and permit stages. Read the full report here. Rental Report | MNS The average rent in Manhattan dropped by 0.63 percent to $3,919. Brooklyn and Queens registered similar declines, with rents decreasing by 0.8 percent and 0.78 percent, respectively. Read the full report for Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens here. Luxury Sales | Olshan Realty There were 29 contracts that were signed last week at $4 million and above, 11 of which were above $10 million. Total asking dollar volume was at $246.6 million. Read the full report here. Luxury Sales | StreetEasy Luxury prices are expected to hit new lows next year as first-time homebuyers compete for homes under $1 million. Transit options are expected to drive demand. Areas touched by the East River Ferry expansion and L train shutdown are targets for buyers looking for an easy commute or a bargain. Read StreetEasy’s 2018 housing predictions here. Commercial Commercial Real Estate Volume and Pricing Trends | Ten-X U.S. commercial real estate investment activity bounced back in the second quarter, growing by 15.6 percent to $105 billion. All sectors registered increases except for — of course — retail. The quarter marks the sector’s return above $100 billion after a slow start to the year. Read the report here.