How 2016 genuine estate predictions did — and a foresee for 2017

In Jan 2016 we wrote a post entitled “8 predictions for a New York genuine estate marketplace in 2016.” Let’s take a demeanour behind and see how those predictions fared…

1. Interest rates will gradually arise with a analogous cooling in prices.

Interest rates did indeed arise in 2016, nonetheless we was improper in presaging that a arise would be gradual. In reality, rates remained comparatively prosaic for some-more or reduction a whole year before a pointy boost after Trump’s choosing in November. Ultimately they finished out a year adult roughly 75 basement points (0.75%).

2. Deals will occur though will be harder to put together and some-more difficult to close.

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This positively occurred. Deals became increasingly formidable as buyers and sellers found their nerves tattered with a changeable marketplace and sour and divisive presidential choosing in a background.

3. Buyers will take longer to make decisions.

We saw many buyers take many longer to make decisions in 2016. With increasing register in Manhattan and Brooklyn, cooling prices, and a doubt around a election, buyers did not pounce in a approach that they did in 2015. Bidding wars and rarely attended open houses turn a difference rather than a norm.

4. The opening between picturesque and impractical sellers will grow.

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Anecdotally we will indeed contend that we was agreeably astounded by a series of picturesque sellers we dealt with in 2016. Some chose to reason on and adhere to outdating pricing, utterly during aloft cost points, though altogether many of clients were really receptive and picturesque with a market.

5. Buyers will concentration some-more on primary locations.

In changeable markets and with marketplace uncertainty, primary locations roughly always transport improved and 2016 was no opposite in this regard.

6. Baby boomers will continue to be an critical shred of a shopping marketplace — relocating behind into a city to downsize henceforth and/or be nearby grandchildren.

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I privately did not see as many justification of this trend as we did in 2015.

7. Prospective buyers in Brooklyn will be tempted by new let buildings charity incentives.

In my personal experience, we didn’t see any buyers turn renters, however we saw many buyers anxiety a softening let marketplace and endless incentives when deliberation offers and meditative about marketplace trends and pricing. Many buyers insincere that with a softening let market, a condo marketplace would eventually be impacted as well.

8. The register of oppulance condos (typically deliberate to be $10 million and up) in Manhattan will continue to grow as some-more and some-more buildings come to marketplace and a stream for-sale product will tend to linger.

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One of a widespread genuine estate stories of 2016, a $10 million and adult marketplace in New York City continued to sojourn oversupplied, with endless cost cuts and estimable negotiations. Overall, that marketplace has fared improved than many anticipated, however, with many sellers and developers means to reason on given estimable collateral resources.

Despite a outrageous warn with a presidential choosing in November, 2016 aligned utterly closely with my predictions for a year in New York City genuine estate.

For 2017, we am presaging a following trends:

1. Interest rates will arise further, with a net neutral outcome on a market.

I envision that rates will arise further, fueled by Fed hikes as good as altogether marketplace view surrounding a new administration’s policies. While many fear a disastrous impact of rising seductiveness rates on home affordability, a fear of destiny rises is already bringing some buyers off a fences and into a market. we envision that a net outcome will be neutral for 2017.

2. There will be poignant cost cuts in a ultra-luxury Manhattan market.

While many developers and particular sellers in a ultra-luxury shred hold solid on their pricing in 2016, gripping properties off a open market, negotiating behind a scenes, and/or holding out for buyers, we envision that we will start to see some-more open cost cuts in this marketplace in 2017.

Some developers and sellers will have to sell, others will do so for fear of destiny softening, and these reductions will emanate some liquidity in this marketplace as buyers will welcome new pricing when there are poignant reductions.

3. Rents will indeed fall; incentives will no longer work.

In a past year or dual we’ve seen landlords in Manhattan and Brooklyn offer giveaway rent, no broker’s fees, no focus fees, and all demeanour of incentives to strengthen their bottom rents. we envision that 2017 will be a year where certain landlords will finally have to yield and indeed reduce their bottom rent.

4. Brexit and diseased unfamiliar markets will continue to keep New York City a breakwater for rich foreigners.

Whatever we competence consider about a republic and a mercantile prospects, with Brexit and diseased markets in many tools of a world, New York City stays a guide for many rich foreigners looking to squeeze a skill outward of their home country.

5. Trump’s presidency will have a net neutral outcome on New York City genuine estate in a brief run.

Dissatisfaction with Trump’s choosing and fear of a impact of his policies will daunt some from shopping genuine estate and creation vast investments. On a other hand, many abundant New Yorkers will advantage in a brief tenure from looser regulations and high batch prices, and others will psychologically find a clarity of normalcy by shopping and offered genuine estate.

6. Townhouses in primary brownstone Brooklyn will sojourn one of a many fast underling markets in a whole city.

As some-more and some-more residents of Manhattan find out Brooklyn as a ideal mix of city and suburb and as a supply of townhouses stays vast bound and direct increases, this marketplace will sojourn of a many fast and glass markets in a city.

7. Millennials will continue to onslaught to means to buy, even with prices cooling, that will accelerate a let marketplace and keep it from descending further.

While a intensity oversupply of new let buildings exists in northwest Brooklyn, essentially strong in Downtown Brooklyn, Williamsburg, and Greenpoint, a high entrance indicate for starter homes will keep many would-be buyers in a dweller category, bolstering a let marketplace and gripping rents from descending extensively.

Ari Harkov is a genuine estate attorney with Halstead Property and heads adult a Harkov Lewis Team, along with his business partner Warner Lewis, one of a tip teams in a republic as ranked by a Wall Street Journal. The team, that focuses on residential sales in Manhattan and Brooklyn, works with both particular buyers and sellers and developers. Ari binds an MBA with honors from Columbia University and now resides in Park Slope, Brooklyn, with his wife, dual sons, and dog.

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