New Yorkers in Four-Bedroom Co-Ops Are Sleeping Pretty

Real estate brokers were not amused when The Observer reported that Manhattan's luxury real estate bubble has been pricked by a glut of inventory. It's up to agents to maintain the illusion that supply is low and demand high, whether or not market statistics are on their side; remember that Carrie Chiang said, "I did $450 million this year. Last year I did $382... If it’s slow, the seller will find me. What do I care?"

Despite the recent spate of mostly pessimistic market reports, those brokers are incredibly good at finding a few statistics to keep everyone calm. One top agent pointed out these numbers, from Brown Harris Stevens' market report's section on Manhattan co-op sales: The average sales price for co-ops with at least four bedrooms was $10.1 million last quarter, up from just $5.9 million a year ago.

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