The Real Estate Effects of the Wall Street Mess

The weekend Wall Street crisis will affect New York real estate. Here's how:

Apartment sales ~ Manhattan recorded over 10,000 home sales in 2007, but sales numbers have been off throughout the city in 2008. In Manhattan in the second quarter, home sales were down 21.8 percent annually, according to a Miller Samuel-Douglas Elliman report. In Queens, 23.7 percent; and, in Brooklyn, over 43 percent. The Wall Street crisis, due to the inordinate influence of the Street on local apartment and townhouse sales, will likely drive the number of deals further downward as the year ends. This could give a hefty advantage to buyers.  read more »

Copyright Obser - Observer
Contact Us