We published our report on the Long Island sales market for 2Q 2012.   This is part of an evolving market report series I’ve been writing for Douglas Elliman since 1994.

Key Points

Long Island

-Despite the warm winter and early start of the spring market, second quarter sales were up 8.9% over last year.
-Pending sales were up 6.4% above year ago levels.
-Median sales price was unchanged from prior and year ago quarters.
-Listing inventory fell 13.2% to a seven year low for the second quarter.
-Negotiability between buyer and seller and days on market remained stable.
-Falling mortgage rates driving demand, despite tight mortgage lending conditions.

Here’s an excerpt from the report:

…The Long Island spring housing market was
characterized by stable prices, falling inventory
and rising sales activity. This occurred despite
some of the tightest mortgage lending conditions
in years, as well as elevated unemployment
levels and a weak, but slowly improving, regional
economy. There were 4,581 sales, 8.9% more than 4,205
in the prior year quarter. Pending sales showed
a similar pattern, despite an unusually robust
prior quarter, which was attributable to the
atypically warm winter…

You can build your own custom data tables on the market – now updated with 2Q 12 data. You can browse our chart library for the latest – updated for 2Q 2012.


The Elliman Report: 2Q 2012 Long Island Sales [Miller Samuel] The Elliman Report: 2Q 2012 Long Island Sales [Prudential Douglas Elliman] Market Chart Library [Miller Samuel] Aggregated Custom Market Data Tables [Miller Samuel]