Monday, 20 April 2015

Real Estate of Mind: Exploring New York City real estate data

What's this all about?

We've recently bought an apartment here in New York, and it got me thinking a bit about the property market. There are lots of websites like for finding properties, and there are of course resources like for reading about the market, but you never really get the full picture all at once.

I was interested in seeing what an entire years worth of residential property sales looks like In New York, and so I went in search of a data source. Fortunaltey New York City is actually really good at making data publicly available through the its open data initiative And I specifically found this site which provides data for EVERY SINGLE PROPERTY SALE in New York City for the last 12 months.

I decided to start with just Manhattan and downloaded the Excel. And it looks like this:

Oh no, stupid Excel format - guess I'll have to edit it before loading into Tableau.....