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Average Manhattan rent hits another record high of $5,113

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Average rental prices in Manhattan hit an all-time high last month as rising mortgage rates and home prices pushed potential homebuyers to rent.

Average rent in the nation’s most densely populated county rose to $5,113 in July, up 28% from a year ago, according to a report Thursday from real estate broker Douglas Elliman.

The median rent, which better reflects the prices a typical renter would face, reached $4,150, up 2.5% from June and up 29% from last year.

Most Manhattan landlords need an annual income of 40 times their monthly rent.

Manhattan average and median rents seen month to month since last June, not good news for New Yorkers

Average rental prices in Manhattan hit a new all-time high last month as rising mortgage rates and home prices pushed potential homebuyers into renting.

Average rental prices in Manhattan hit a new all-time high last month as rising mortgage rates and home prices pushed potential homebuyers into renting.

High demand for Manhattan apartments has tightened the market, with July rental inventory down 44% from last year’s levels.

A typical apartment takes just 26 days on the market before a renter buys, down 48% from June and less than a third of the typical turnaround seen a year ago.

The median rent for a studio apartment rose 23% from last year to $3,000, while the median one-bedroom rent rose 30% to $4,000 from a year earlier.

The median rent for a 2-bedroom was $5,000 in July, while a 3-bedroom was typically $6,500, up 22% and 18% respectively from a year ago.

Rising mortgage rates and soaring home prices have pushed many home buyers away from the market in recent months.

Average 30-year mortgage rates last week stood at 4.99%, down from recent highs but nearly double what they were in January before the Federal Reserve began raising benchmark rates to fight inflation. did.

Meanwhile, the national median home price rose 13.4% year-over-year in June to a record $416,000, according to the National Association of Realtors.

According to one study, San Jose leads the nation in affordable housing, with a median home price of $1,875,000 and a salary of at least $330,758 to cover an expected monthly salary of $7,718.

According to one study, San Jose leads the nation in affordable housing, with a median home price of $1,875,000 and a salary of at least $330,758 to cover an expected monthly salary of $7,718.

Nationwide home prices rose 19.7% year-on-year in May after jumping 20.6% in April.

Nationwide home prices rose 19.7% year-on-year in May after jumping 20.6% in April.

According to a report from realtor.com By late July, it was cheaper to rent than to buy a starter house in three-quarters of the top 50 US cities. This is a big departure from a few months ago when the cost of purchases was typically low.

Median rent hit a record high of $1,876 in June, up 14% year-over-year, but $561 in monthly savings as the monthly cost of buying a first home jumped to $2,437 shows that it has been done.

As recently as January, buying a starter home was a cheaper long-term option than renting in more than half of US cities.

In New York City, not only in Manhattan, but across the five boroughs, the median rent is $2,989 compared to the median monthly rent of $5,081, meaning the typical renter pays $2,092 less each month. means that

Rents plummeted during the COVID-19 pandemic as many New Yorkers left the city and desperate landlords tried to lure willing renters to their units with special deals.

Many property management companies offered perks such as deep discounts or months of free rent to lure tenants to sign new leases.

Photo: Line leading to the door of a two-bedroom apartment in the city

Photo: Queues on the streets of flats with stable rents

As rental prices hit record highs in May, New Yorkers began sharing videos of long lines crossing street corners of people looking to see the city’s more affordable apartments.

Jonathan Miller, the real estate consultant who produced Elliman’s report, said last month that not only some residents, but other New Yorkers, would return when a vaccine appeared and tales of the city being “unsafe” confounded. Having been kicked out by previous rent increases to try to take advantage of the new discount.

As mortgage lending continues to be tight, Miller said fewer people will be eligible to buy a home in the peri-urban suburbs, encouraging people to join the crowded pool of city apartment hunts. I added that I was forced to.

“More and more people are being pushed into the rental market, increasing competition and rental prices,” explained Miller.

As rental prices hit record highs in May, New Yorkers began sharing videos of long lines crossing street corners of people looking to see the city’s more affordable apartments.

Competition for apartments is only exacerbated by dwindling supply as Manhattan apartment listings remain low.

July’s list inventory of 6,669 was well below last year’s level of 11,794, according to Elliman’s report.

The vacancy rate was 2.08%, well below last year’s 6.07%.

Discounts are almost non-existent, with an average discount of 0.2% off list prices, down from 1% last year.

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