Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Property price in New York after financial crisis

Property price in Manhattan, New York is currently higher than the peak of 2008 and perhaps about 20 percent higher than during the financial crisis of 2009.

Specifically, I am referring to Manhattan luxury condominiums and generally, I am using numbers I have observed over the years.  Reason is that the "official" numbers published by the data houses tend to be average of condos and coops.  Depending on what metric is used, the numbers tend to be skewed.  For example, by very high end apartments, large weighting of coops etc.

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Fiscal cliff impact on New York, US Property

The majority of foreign investors of New York and US property have little to be concerned about the new 2013 tax laws resulting from the fiscal cliff deal.

The two components impacting property investors in New York and the US are as follows:

A.  Federal capital gains tax will increase from 15% to 20% for individuals making more than $400,000 per year ($450,000 for married couples).

Saturday, February 2, 2013

New York real estate cheap based on price-to-income

Here is a graph from the IMF, as published in A Place That Makes New York Look Cheap, showing top cities' property price to annual household income.  Price of property in New York is 6.2x annual income, quite low compared to the top cities in Asia.

WSJ: Manhattan property a bargain

Wall Street Journal reports Manhattan remains a bargain after adjusting for inflation.  By international standards, it's even cheap.