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[Three Cents Worth #261 NY] Inventory Rising At Fastest Pace in 4 Years

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:

After an insanely chaotic and active 2013, it’s probably time to think about how 2014 is shaping up inventory-wise. At the end of last year, I was of the opinion that listing inventory was at or near a bottom and we would see some increase in supply but not nearly enough to match demand. And so far that has been the story. In this week’s column, I took a look at the first eight weeks of each year going back to 2009. Inventory always rises at the beginning of the year as sellers anticipate the spring market and skip over the December doldrums. I’d go back further in time, but I only began tracking inventory on a weekly basis in addition to monthly right after Lehman collapsed (I had more time on my hands). This analysis looks at overall Manhattan inventory at all price points—clearly there are nuances not reflected, i.e. luxury listings at historical averages while the remainder at chronic lows, so relax…

3cwNY3-4-14 [4]
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My latest Three Cents Worth column on Curbed: Inventory Rising At Fastest Pace in 4 Years [Curbed [3]]

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