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Archived Since:March 4, 2008

Blog Post Archive

The US Debt Ceiling

A: Take a look at this historical graph on the US Debt Ceiling and tell me, what do you think Congress will do? Courtesy of the Washington Post: Sometimes all you need is a picture of some data! Clearly, the...

UrbanDigs Launches New Payment & PDF Branding Systems

A: Im very excited that today is the first of many new upgrades to come to the real-time UrbanDigs Manhattan tracking platform. First off, we got rid of paypal as our online subscription merchant and implemented a new embedded subscription...

'Perceived Default'? / US Debt Rating On Review

A: We might see some volatility in markets tomorrow as Moody's has placed the US on review for possible downgrade to its AAA credit rating. Given the past performance of these ratings agencies, or lack thereof I should say, this...

UES & UWS Market Check: Slowdown Begins?

A: Once you get around holidays, in this case July 4th holiday, you should expect to see the pace of demand slow a bit. And it looks like we have over the past week or two. The 30-day new contracts...

Manhattan Round-table: State of the Market

A: Lets check in with some of Manhattan real estate's elite producers and managers to see what they are seeing in the field now that Q2 came to an end. Consider this a Manhattan round-table on the current state of...

Manhattan Total Sales Volume & Absorption Rate

A: Some more charts for you on the Manhattan housing market. MANHATTAN TOTAL SALES VOLUME (in millions of dollars) I love this chart. Since dollar volume of sales is tied to actual sales, this chart is also set to a...

Manhattan Q2 In The Books

A: So the big firms are out with their Q2 reports and the main trends are: median prices up y-o-y, sales volume down y-o-y but up from last quarter, new development prices down y-o-y. Since the UrbanDigs.com platform was designed...

June Wrapping Up / Q2 Preview

A: As June wraps up, let me show you where the real time Manhattan stats are settling in. Also, lets take a quick look at how Q2 might shape up when the firms release their reports in a few more...

Quick Check on the Manhattan Market Ticker

A: Just a quick check on the real-time Manhattan ticker. Remember that this ticker picks up on relevant status updates for all REBNY members' exclusive listings (the RLS). I would say this represents between 90%-93% of the Manhattan marketplace; not...

Checking in on Manhattan Sales Volume

A: A quick check on Manhattan sales volume, as measured by daily ACRIS sales filings. Please remember that this chart is set to a 90-day lag because the sales volume line chart is based on the actual sale date, not...

WSJ.com: Manhattan High End Outperforming

A: This is exactly why I love real time accurate data tools for the Manhattan markets. Josh Barbanel is out with his latest piece on the Manhattan housing market and UrbanDigs tools are quantifying what is going on in the...

Explaining What Off-Market Trends Are Telling Us

A: I hope this post makes it out to most of the brokers out there with a presence in the Manhattan sales market. Interpreting real time trends is the hardest part of launching a platform like this. Nobody expects anyone...

HuffingtonPost.com: Manhattan Real Estate Q&A

A: My friend and colleague Ron Gitter published a great Q&A on the Manhattan housing market that got published on Huffingtonpost.com. I just wanted to share it with UD readers as it covers the current state of the Manhattan market,....

NY Times: "Hamilton Heights Awaiting a Bounce"

A: Just wanted to do a little chart add-on to this Sunday's featured NY Times story on Hamilton Heights. This post looks at both Pending Sales and Active Inventory trends for Hamilton Heights since January 2008. From NYTimes.com, "Hamilton Heights:...

If "Online RE Listings Fall Short", Imagine The Reports

A: Long time readers of UD know how long we spent scrubbing the RLS data to build the real time tracking platform you see here today. I now progress was slow, but when it comes to engineering out data integrity...

Tips For The Summer

A: My friend Mitch Askinas over at Warburg Realty recently put up a nice little discussion that complimented Fred Peter's recent discussion on Manhattan seasonality. The general topic was how seasonality flattened over the decades as smaller apartments "entered the...

May in the Books...Manhattan Still 'Very Active'

A: I finally got connected yesterday after closing on a vacation home in Southbury, CT. I was able to enjoy 9 days of internet freedom but now it's back to work. Lets get up to speed on what the Manhattan...

Manhattan Deal Pace Check: May Down From April?

A: As should be expected, deal volume slows around Memorial Day Weekend and tends to progressively slow as you get into June, July & August. Its just the way the Manhattan market tends to work and is why real estate...

Risk Trade Facing Another Test - What is Gold Telling Us?

A: Is the risk trade over? With a fed engineered bank recapitalization environment in effect since 2008, is the 'search for yield' play done? If it was, the destruction would be way bigger than the minor selloff we have seen...

Pending vs Sales Pace; Quick Check on Manhattan Market Ticker

A: Lets just check in on Manhattan Pending Sales vs Actual Sales pace and the real time Manhattan market ticker to see how we are doing. First the ticker. Manhattan is still churning out new deals at a solid pace,...

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