The crew over at UrbanDigs gets worked up over non-negotiable asking prices for new apartments, and speculates on the future of possible purchase incentives:
Why are new development properties special in the sense that buyers can't submit a bid and get a response to move a unit? I'm not saying that these new buildings aren't gorgeous and worth every penny, I'm just saying that the # of buyers out there that can afford to pay $1,300+ a square foot in NYC are dwindling as the housing market cools. There certainly isn't a frenzy to buy these products, so I would expect developers to offer incentives first before lowering any asking prices or accepting lower offers.Suggested incentive: Flat screen TVs.
BONUS: Included in the post is a list of about 50 new Manhattan developments, broken down by neighborhood. Now get out there and negotiate!
· New Devs: No Negotiations For You! [UrbanDigs]