In the first of our sub-market series, we review the 5 room co-op market on the Upper West Side where there are 41 current active listings and 20 pending contracts. This reveals a volatility index of 2 (where supply is 2 times the number of pending sales). This lower index shows a strengthening market. This is certainly a good time of year to purchase a property this size, as interest rates are still relatively low and sellers either have come down in price or have shown increased negotiability in the late summer months.
In terms of closed sales over the last 3 months — this year is much stronger. In the last 3 months, there have been 33 closings and in the same time period last year there were only 23. Also this year the average sales price is up 11% from the same time period last year. All good signs for the 5 room upper west side coop market!