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[Three Cents Worth #287 NY] Tracking New York Rents and Asking Prices Over a Century

It’s time to share my Three Cents Worth (3CW) on Curbed NY [1], at the intersection of neighborhood and real estate in the capital of the world [2]…and I’m here to take measurements.

Check out my 3CW column [3] on @CurbedNY:

Back in 2011, I embarked on a fun research project for Douglas Elliman’s 100th anniversary, in which I traced how sales prices and rents changed since the 1910s. I explain in detail how I did the research here, but I ended up with a very loose proxy to represent price per square foot for sales and average monthly rents during each decade…

2015-6-1curbed [4]

Here are some other ways to view the 100 year trend based on feedback from readers.

2015-6-1curbedDoD [5]

2015-6-1curbedCPIDoD [6]

2015-6-1curbedCPI [7]

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My latest Three Cents Worth column: Three Cents Worth: Tracking New York Rents and Asking Prices Over a Century [Curbed [3]]

Three Cents Worth Archive Curbed NY [8]

Three Cents Worth Archive Curbed DC [9]

Three Cents Worth Archive Curbed Miami [10]

Three Cents Worth Archive Curbed Hamptons [11]

Three Cents Worth Archive Curbed LA [12]

Three Cents Worth Archive Curbed Ski [13]