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Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Falling Euro impacts New York Real Estate market

by Calculated Risk on 6/15/2010 11:59:00 PM

From the WSJ: Currency Fall Curbs Europe's Taste for New York Property

Although there are no hard figures, the article mentions ab estimate of 15% to 20% of Manhattan condo buyers are Europeans. Apparently demand from European buyers has declined sharply.

Case-Shiller Price DeclinesClick on graph for larger image in new window.

This graph shows the price declines from the peak for each city included in S&P/Case-Shiller indices. Foreign buying - especially from Europeans because of the strong euro - was one of the reasons NY house prices had only fallen 21.1% from the peak.

With the weaker euro, and a substantial number of condos coming on the market later this year, prices will probably fall further in New York.