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…Unlike its Manhattan counterpart, the decline in price indicators in Brooklyn, specifically the resale median sales price, showed a more modest decline. The median sales price in Brooklyn this quarter for re-sale properties was $469,000, down 10.7% from $525,000 during the same period last year. Although new development sales tend to reflect the market of more than a year ago, they saw a similar decline in median sales price, down 10.9% to $498,937 from $560,112 in the prior year quarter. The decline in new development price trends was due to a shift in the mix to smaller units that happen to close during the first quarter. Market share of new development closings was 15.2% in the first quarter and was nearly unchanged from the 16.7% market share in the same period last year. The overall median sales price of a Brooklyn residential property was $474,600, down 12.1% from the market peak of $540,000 in the third quarter of 2007. The overall housing market in Brooklyn began to see price declines more than a year ahead of Manhattan, perhaps explaining why there was not a more significant price correction this quarter after the contraction in credit occurred last fall…
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