The 2000-2009 Manhattan Townhouse Report  that I author for Prudential Douglas Elliman  was released today. Dottie Herman , the President/CEO of Prudential Douglas Elliman is pushing hard to make information more accessible to the public.
Approximately 2,500 Manhattan residential townhouse transactions were analyzed over this ten year period. 1, 2 and 3-5 (delivered vacant) family houses comprised the data set.
…The 2009 median sales price of a Manhattan townhouseÃ‘defined as a 1-5 family residence that can be delivered vacantÃ‘fell 31.9% from the record set in 2008 to $3,400,000 from $4,995,000. The other price indicators showed a consistent trend over the same period with average sales price falling 32% to $5,012,736 and price per square foot falling 31.2% to $1,111. The decline in prices were not attributable to a shift to a larger mix of smaller sized sales as illustrated in the year over year consistency in square footage. The average size of a townhouse sale was 4,512 square feet in 2009, down nominally from 4,565 square feet in 2008 and was consistent with the 4,481 square foot annual average over the past decade…
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