AMNY excerpt -
Brooklyn's real estate market is so hot now that buyers aren't even
limited by the asking price when it comes to securing the perfect home.
A study put out Thursday by
StreetEasy, a real estate listings site, said bidding wars in the second
quarter of 2015 led to homes in nearly half of the borough's
neighborhoods being sold for more than sellers sought for them.
Homes around Prospect Park
saw the greatest surge when it came to buyers crossing that threshold.
Prospect Heights had a median asking price of $799,000 in the second
quarter of 2015, and homes typically sold for 4.1% more than the initial
asking price. Park Slope, meanwhile, had a median asking price of $1.05
million, and homes typically sold for 4% more than the asking price.
"It speaks to how competitive
and willing buyers are to bid against each other," said Alan
Lightfeldt, a data scientist at StreetEasy.