Clearing Up The Inventory Picture
A: Following up on yesterday's post regarding the # of new listings to hit the Manhattan marketplace each month of this year, I just wanted to provide you with some data as reported by superstar appraiser Jonathan Miller 4 days ago. Given the surprise in what I discovered yesterday, it should help better explain the current NYC real estate marketplace.
All of this is from the article in CNN Money published July 3rd.
And some notable quotes from the article:
I am posting this article today because too many readers didnt understand the inventory data I reported on yesterday, assuming that I was showing TOTAL inventory trends for Manhattan. Those numbers are way too low to be total inventory. Rather, yesterday's post was on the # of new listings to actually come to market for each month of 2007. I was curious to see the trends expecting to see a dropoff in new listings for the past few months. But that didn't happen.
It seems sellers are hearing the call to sell in the generally slower summer months as this time around there is very little competition and still healthy buyer demand. However, there still is not enough product to meet demand giving prospective buyers a hard time. More to come on inventory trends as this story continues to write itself.
In the meantime: WE NEED MORE PRODUCTS TO SELL TO MEET DEMAND!!