Tag: Terra

first impression of First Quarter reports

what is wrong with that baseline?I do feel badly for the reporters who have to summarize the major firm quarterly reports of Manhattan real estate activity, such as Christine Haughney in today’s NY Times, Slight Rise in Manhattan Apartment Prices

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the reports are coming, the reports are coming!!

company choreographyToday’s NY Times has a preview of the major firms’ Manhattan real estate market reports for the fourth quarter of 2009, which are to be released today. The dance is that the numbers were delivered to the press a

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comparing 2Q Manhattan loft data + overall market / the case of the missing lofts

   the race to publish ended with a boom this quarter The three major firm market reports for the Second Quarter 2009 came out last week, essentially at the start of the holiday weekend. You’ve probably seen enough of the

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comparing nuggets / 4Q Manhattan loft data + overall market

so few nuggets The overall Manhattan 4Q Numbers, 3 ways, with some year-over-year comparisons:   median sales price avg price per foot transactions days on market inventory Miller Samuel $900k [up 5.9%] $1,183 [up 0.3%] 2,282 [off 9.4%] 159 [up 21.3%]

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real nuggets as The Miller counts Manhattan lofts in 4Q report

  consistent numbers + analysis … what a concept! Yesterday I hit the Halstead 4Q08 report (insofar as it addressed Manhattan lofts; i.e., not so much: nuggets from Q4 market reports / Halstead dribs + drabs). Short story: apart from

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more about that Second Quarter / Manhattan loft data

Yesterday I (finally) hit the big firm reports on Manhattan real estate transactions (and other stats) from the Second Quarter of 2008 (about that Second Quarter / data party like it is 2006). Today it is whatever data is reported

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about that Second Quarter / data party like it is 2006

better late than …?Of course there is a lot of instant ‘analysis’ when the big dogs bark out their quarterly market reports, not all of which is well considered. Indeed, note the differences in just these two headlines: Apartment Sales

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why so hard to count Manhattan residential real estate sales?

lost some forest for some trees?I got so caught up in micro-‘analysis’ yesterday (Mothra v. Godzilla, or the epic battle over Manhattan sales volume reports) that I did not get around to considering the factors that make it so hard

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Mothra v. Godzilla, or the epic battle over Manhattan sales volume reports

Terra takes on The MatrixI commented last Friday about the discrepancy between the number of coop and condo sales in Manhattan in the first quarter of 2008 as reported by 3 major firms (April 11, Q1 Manhattan market reports highlight

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Q1 Manhattan market reports highlight high prices + major caveats

The Market of high prices and confusing numbersEnough about me! Let’s talk about what I think about the Manhattan market reports for the first quarter issued by the major firms that got so much media play last week….As typified by

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