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NYC home prices rise from 2007

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The average sale price of a New York City home -- which includes co-ops, condos and one- to three-family dwellings -- was $783,000 in the third quarter of 2008, slightly higher than a year earlier but down from first- and second-quarter average sales prices, according to a report released today. The report, issued by -- the residential listings Web site of The Real Estate Board of New York (REBNY), which surveys home prices in all five boroughs -- found that the decline in average sales prices from earlier this year is due to the reduction in the number of condominium sales and also due to the decline in average sales prices citywide for one- to three-family dwellings. A separate sales report prepared by appraisal company Miller Samuel Inc. found third-quarter Manhattan home sales down 24.1 percent from a year earlier. For a one- to three-family dwelling in New York City, the average sale price was $624,000 in the third quarter, down 5 percent from the same...