Although the data from Property Shark shows that prices were down by at least 10 percent in the fourth quarter of 2009 versus 2008, Corcoran’s latest market report boldly states that “Brooklyn pricing may be reaching bottom as the national and local economies strengthen and sales activity increases versus the first half of 2009.” Some of that optimism stems from the fact that prices are decreasing at a slower rate than in previous quarters. The stats from the resale marketâ€”median prices slipped just 2 percent year-over-yearâ€”were also encouraging; single-family townhouses held up particularly well, with the median price in the fourth quarter ticking up 13 percent from the third quarter and a whopping 51 percent from the same period a year earlier. For details on how different neighborhoods fared, check out the report.
4th Quarter 2009 Brooklyn Report [Corcoran]
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The Heights Cafe restaurant at 84 Montague Street re-opened earlier this month after six weeks of interior renovations. There is also a new menu, with new-American fare such as a lobster roll, oyster po-boy, a burger, veal and wild mushroom meatloaf and a ribeye. Click through to the jump for an interior shot. Has anyone […]