Staten Island house prices creep upward in ’05

Even the city’s remotest borough saw housing price spikes last year. The median sales price for all types of Staten Island’s housing for the 11 months ending Nov. 30 was $399,000, up 14 percent from $350,000 during the same period in 2004, according to recent data from the Staten Island Board of Realtors. Days on the market between the two time periods, however, stayed basically the same — 97 days in 2005, one day less than for the first 11 months of 2004.

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For a single-family attached house in Staten Island, the median price by December was $340,000, up from $305,000 at the same time in 2004, according to the board of Realtors. Single-family detached houses sold for a median of $475,000, up from $430,000, and condos went from $250,000 to $280,000.