The Forest Hills’ housing market is showing steady signs of recovery due to a combination of rising home sales, declining inventory, and low interest rates. A good indicator that the market will experience a full-force recovery are the 5 months in 2012 where we have seen an increase in median home prices. Usually, prices slow down after the peak summer sales season. We saw this happen in Forest Hills this September, however, the current gain in October is a sign that the housing recovery is self-reinforcing.
The market trend is steady in Forest Hills. Despite month-to-month setbacks, we’re experiencing a slow recovery, and it is taking longer than the nation as a whole. More people are attempting to buy Forest Hills homes than are able to qualify for mortgages but that has not hindered the number of home sales. In fact, we have seen four consecutive months of year-over-year home sale increases.
Now is one of the most favorable times in market history to purchase a home in Forest Hills due to record-low interest rates. With the uncertainty of this year’s election and the likelihood that interest rates might not be low for much longer, the time to buy is definitely NOW.
Absorbtion Rate/Month’s Supply
Time it would take to sell the current inventory at the current rate of sales:
- This Month – 8.9 months
- Last Month – 10.9 months
- Last Year – 13.3 months
*6-7 Months is a sign of a stable real estate market. Under 6 months is considered a “Seller’s Market”, over 7 months is considered a “Buyer’s Market”.*
Forest Hills NY Interest Rates
Forest Hills NY Home Sales
Total Number of Homes Sold: 51 – Up 18.6% from last month & Up 21.4% from last year.
- Residential Homes Sold: 8
- Condo Homes Sold: 4
- Co-Op Homes Sold: 39
Home prices have slightly increased this month, with the current median home price at $260.000, up 18.1% from last month’s median price of $221,000, and up 1.4% from last year. October marks the fifth month of year-over-year price increases this year, a sign that the recovery is still a slow process in forest hills.
Median Sale Price: $260,000 – Up 18.1% from last month & 1.4% from last year.
- Residential Median Sale Price: $682,500
- Condo Median Sale Price: $622,500
- Co-Op Median Sale Price: $221,000
Forest Hills NY Pending Home Sales
Total Number of Pending Home Sales: 53 – Up 20.4% from last month & Up 35.9% from last year.
- Residential Pending Sales: 3
- Condo Pending Sales: 2
- Co-Op Pending Sales: 48
Forest Hills NY Listing Inventory
Current active listings on the market: 426
- 77 New Co-Ops hit the market
- 3 New Condos
- 8 New Residential Homes
Forest Hills’ Home Sellers who Didn’t Sell the First Time
You had big dreams for when you decided to sell your house. Maybe it was to upsize, downsize, or get closer to family. Just because your house didn’t sell the first time doesn’t mean you should give up on your dreams. The fact is that now is a great time to buy, which means your house could be in a better position to sell now than ever before!