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We recently released the market reports we prepare for Douglas Elliman covering the The Hamptons and North Fork.

This is part of an evolving market report series I’ve been writing for Douglas Elliman since 1994.

Key Points


– Listing inventory continued to fall.
– Number of sales surged.
– Number of sales in excess of $5M dropped as many high end buyers rushed to close at the end of 2012.
– Limited supply beginning to apply upward pressure to stable markets.
– Credit remains tight, restraining supply from entering market, no urgency to list.
– Record low mortgage rates and release of pent-up demand keeping demand strong.
– Less high end sales as tax-incentivized buyers rushed to close at the end of 2012.


– Housing prices up in all segments except for top quintile due to tax-incentivized rush at end of 2012.
– Number of sales fell and listings rose.
– Days on market expanded.

Here’s an excerpt from the 1Q 2013 report:

HAMPTONS…After an unprecedented year end surge in
high end closings motivated by tax planning
purposes, the first quarter Hamptons housing
market saw an unusually low level of high end
sales despite a year-over-year increase in total
sales. As a result, the price indicators reflected
declines, when in fact the housing market was
not experiencing falling prices…

NORTH FORK…Sales activity in the first quarter of the North
Fork housing market was somewhat weaker
than the same period a year ago as the prior
quarter “poached” some activity at the close of
2012. Price indicators were generally higher, but
sales were lower and inventory was above prior
year levels…

You can build your own custom data tables on the market – now updated with 1Q 13. While we haven’t built separate chart galleries for each market yet, you can browse our chart library.


The Elliman Report: 1Q 2013 Hamptons Sales [Miller Samuel] The Elliman Report: 1Q 2013 North Fork Sales [Miller Samuel] The Elliman Report: 1Q 2013 Hamptons Sales [Douglas Elliman] The Elliman Report: 1Q 2013 North Fork Sales [Douglas Elliman] Market Chart Library [Miller Samuel] Aggregated Custom Market Data Tables [Miller Samuel]

One Comment

  1. Gabe Sanders May 25, 2013 at 12:34 pm

    The NY area market just continues to amaze me.

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