Category Archives: HamiltonHeights

33 townhouse Open houses today in Harlem

In the Hamilton Heights, Central Harlem, market there are 33 open houses set for today. As listings linger on the market and sellers start to come to grips with the idea that the market is in favor of the buyers, some listings sit on the market. As a result, the amount of open houses is at a staggering number. However, the market under $2.5 million is still low on inventory as only 4 of the 33 open houses are for that price point and only 1 open house for a listing under $2 million. The inventory under $2 million has not budged at all in the last several months and the choices are limited.

Harlem townhouse Open house list for Sunday

Harlem townhouse September market report

The Author-  Brian Silvestry , a licensed real estate broker, has been selling residential and commercial real estate since 1999. He has sold in every neighborhood from Battery Park City to Washington Heights.

Harlem townhouse market price adjustments

Just two months ago, the Harlem townhouse market report showed 17 listings at $4 million and above. Now as of September 30th, that number has halved to 8. Those listings did not sell as only 4 listings over $4 million have sold this year in the Harlem,Hamilton Heights townhouse market. Either they reduced the price and joined the under $4 million club or they gave up.

In the last 2 months, the number of listings available from $3 million to $3.99 million, has increased from 26 to 31. The number of listings from $2 million to $2.99 million has increased in the same time period from 33 to 40. These numbers tend to support the trend that price reductions are forcing sellers to readjust their expectations.

However, the market segment least affected is the below $2 million which currently has 5 available listings while the May Harlem townhouse report showed 7. This suggests that inventory is still very tight in the <$2 million/starter townhouse range.

The Author-  Brian Silvestry , a licensed real estate broker, has been selling residential and commercial real estate since 1999. He has sold in every neighborhood from Battery Park City to Washington Heights.

730 Saint Nicholas ave back in the market after community stops drug treatment center conversion

730 St Nicholas ave, located in the Hamilton Heights/Sugar Hill historic district was previously in the news as it was going to be converted to a drug treatment center. The Community mobilized and was able to stop the conversion of the historic home and as a result, the owner has put the property back in the market for roughly $1 million more than the 2017 purchase price.

If sold at their asking price, it would break the record for most expensive Harlem townhouse. However, sales are very slow at this price point in Harlem so a sale may be hard to come by.

The Author-  Brian Silvestry , a licensed real estate broker, has been selling residential and commercial real estate since 1999. He has sold in every neighborhood from Battery Park City to Washington Heights.

 

13 new listings in Harlem townhouse market so far in September

13 new listings have come on the market so far in September which is a healthy amount especially since last month there were only 4 new listings.

This is the breakdown of the new listings by price.

<$3mm 5
$3-$4mm 7
>$4mm 1

The Author-  Brian Silvestry , a licensed real estate broker, has been selling residential and commercial real estate since 1999. He has sold in every neighborhood from Battery Park City to Washington Heights.

Harlem townhouse August market report

In the month of August the Central Harlem,Hamilton Heights market was quiet with only 4 new listings coming to the market.

Among the 4 new listings, there is an SRO sold without the certificate of no harassment for $2.1 million looking for cash buyers according to the listing which is the least expensive listing. Also listed this month is a home at 210 W 122nd street which appears to be renovated though the DOB records indicate SRO as well asking $3.995 million. Rounding out the new listings are an 8 unit for sale near Fifth avenue and a 3 family with side yard at 517 W 152nd street which was listed previously.

On the sale side(see table below), there were 5 sales and some properties went to contract or were removed from the market which resulted in a decrease of inventory from 82 available listings in July to 70 in August. This led to a corresponding decrease in inventory levels to only 14 months from 21 months in July.

Sold properties for August
Sale Price # Units
160 W 130 ST $2,400,000 8
37 W 126 ST $2,544,000 4
127 W 120 ST $3,451,000 3
106 W 120 ST $3,375,000 3
17 W 120 ST $3,750,000 6
# Active listings Inventory (months)
70 14
<$2mm 5
$2mm-$2.99mm 33
$3mm-$3.99 mm 25
$4mm + 8

July Harlem townhouse report

June Harlem townhouse report

The Author-  Brian Silvestry , a licensed real estate broker, has been selling residential and commercial real estate since 1999. He has sold in every neighborhood from Battery Park City to Washington Heights.

Only 4 Harlem townhouses sold this year for $4 million or more

So far this year, only 4 Harlem townhouses have sold for $4 million or more. One of the four townhouses broke a record in when it sold in February of this year for $5.1 million. That was a renovated home at 72 Hamilton terrace. 

72 Hamilton terrace sold for a record breaking $5.1 million in early 2018.

Beyond that, there have been 3 other townhouses that sold for $4 million and up. 251 West 138th street, a 20 foot wide townhouse on Striver’s Row sold also sold in February for $4 million. In April and May, the other two townhouses- 139 W 120th street and 455 Lenox ave, sold.

However, according to the July Harlem townhouse report, there are 17 buildings listed at $4 million and up. With the average per month sale rate for this price point being less than 1 per month, the number of months it will take to sell the existing inventory is 30 months which means that the $4 million and up price range in Harlem is oversupplied and in a buyer’s market.

The Author-  Brian Silvestry , a licensed real estate broker, has been selling residential and commercial real estate since 1999. He has sold in every neighborhood from Battery Park City to Washington Heights.

 

 

Harlem townhouse shortage below $2 millon

According to the July Harlem townhouse report, not one townhouse below $2 million was listed for sale. In July,  2 of the 4 sales recorded in the Central Harlem,Hamilton Heights townhouse market, were below $2 million. That brings the number of available properties below $2mm to only 6 out of over 80 listings. I am seeing a little bit of a tug of war as sellers priced at around $2.3-2.6 now begin to see the market may not sustain these prices for their Harlem properties  and probably not for 4 family homes above 125th street.

The Author-  Brian Silvestry , a licensed real estate broker, has been selling residential and commercial real estate since 1999. He has sold in every neighborhood from Battery Park City to Washington Heights.

Thinking of buying a Harlem townhouse around $2 million?

Though inventory has increased in the Harlem townhouse market in the last few months, the under $ 2 million range is still experiencing  a shortage of inventory. Currently, there are 12 townhouses priced at $2.25 million or less but all but 4 of them are SROs. The four houses that are not SROs are all 4 family homes and the two that are priced at $2.25 million and $2 million  are excellent values. One of the other 4 family homes has a contract out and the other one has a rent controlled tenant in place in one unit paying $200.

At the next level of price, between $2.25 million and $2.5 million you will find 11 townhouses for sale and only one with major issues. The rest are more or less intact townhouses close to move in condition but in most cases not renovated. As days on the market increases the lower tier of the price may become more crowded as some of prices are lowered over the next few months.

June Harlem townhouse report

July mid month Harlem townhouse report

The Author-  Brian Silvestry , a licensed real estate broker, has been selling residential and commercial real estate since 1999. He has sold in every Manhattan market from Battery Park City to Washington Heights.

423 West 147th street apt 2 rented

A 1 bedroom with a den in a brownstone between St Nicholas avenue and Convent avenue was rented for $2,350. The apartment was in the market for less than 20 days and was rented without any concessions. The 900 sqft +/- space featured high ceilings, fireplace mantels, plenty of woodwork and pocket doors.

The Author-  Brian Silvestry , a licensed real estate broker, has been selling residential and commercial real estate since 1999. He has sold in every Manhattan market from Battery Park City to Washington Heights.

 

 

 

9 New Harlem townhouse listings so far in July

So far in the first half of July, we have seen 9 new townhouse listings come to the market in Harlem. That is fairly in line with the number of new listings that we saw come to market in April and May. June seemed to bring a pause in the rising inventory. The least expensive Harlem townhouse brought to the market was listed at $2.3 million but a recent 4 family lowered it’s ask to $2 million.

June Harlem townhouse report

The Author-  Brian Silvestry , a licensed real estate broker, has been selling residential and commercial real estate since 1999. He has sold in every Manhattan market from Battery Park City to Washington Heights.