Rental Market Report

October 2014


Average rents throughout Brooklyn decreased from $2,698.43 in October 2013 to $2,693.71 in October 2014.


Average rents throughout Brooklyn decreased from $2,698.43 in October 2013 to $2,693.71 in October 2014.

Notable Trends

Building (Average Prices)
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Brooklyn Rents: October 2013 vs. October 2014
  October '13 October '14 Change
Studios $2,082 $2,157 3.6%
One-bedrooms $2,574 $2,580 0.2%
Two-bedrooms $3,439 $3,345 -2.7%

A Quick Look

Where Prices Decreased (Monthly)

Boerum Hill
One-Bedroom -1.66%
Brooklyn Heights
Studios -9.07%, One-Bedroom -1.83%, Two-Bedroom-7.37%
Two-Bedroom -0.17%
Clinton Hill
Studios -4.37%
Cobble Hill
Studios -6.30%
Crown Heights
Studios -7.34%, One-Bedroom -2.74%, Two-Bedroom -5.11%
Studios -3.60%, One-Bedroom -1.46%
Downtown BK
Studios -1.87%, One-Bedroom -1.99%, Two-Bedroom -3.75%
Studios -8.58%, One-Bedroom -5.61%
Park Slope
One-Bedroom -2.83%, Two-Bedroom -1.79%
Studios -9.69%
One-Bedroom -5.46%, Two-Bedroom -0.70%

Where Prices Increased (Monthly)

Bay Ridge
Studios 4.55%, One-Bedroom 2.95%, Two-Bedroom 4.13%
Bed Stuy
Studios 10.66%, One-Bedroom 0.40%, Two-Bedroom 0.70%
Boerum Hill
Studios 3.93%, Two-Bedroom 0.07%
Studios 13.19%, One-Bedroom 2.49%
Clinton Hill
One-Bedroom 3.83%, Two-Bedroom 2.95%
Cobble Hill
One-Bedroom 4.09%, Two-Bedroom 1.49%
Two-Bedroom 6.50%
Fort Greene
Studios 1.67%, One-Bedroom 5.30%, Two-Bedroom 4.69%
Two-Bedroom 1.54%
Park Slope
Studios 2.50%
One-Bedroom 6.48%, Two-Bedroom 1.93%
Studios 3.63%

Neighborhood Price Trends

• Although average rent prices rose by 3.88% this month, the more important trend is the 9.3% yearly increase in prices which was the highest in the borough.

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• Driven by a significant 10.66% increase in Studio prices, overall average monthly rents increased 3.32%. This was due to high-end units at 689 Myrtle Avenue and 357 Decatur Street entering the market

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• This neighborhood remained stable this month increasing by a trivial 0.53%, however it should be noted that the Studio sample size consisted of only 3 units.

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• All unit types saw a decline in monthly average rents, leading to the greatest overall decrease among Brooklyn neighborhoods of 6.11%

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• Due to a low sample size, this neighborhood’s 13.19% rise in Studio prices distorts the overall average rent increase of 4.29%

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• While this neighborhood experienced a considerable 6.0% upturn in yearly average rents, monthly average rents only increased by 1.19%.

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• Overall yearly and monthly average rent changes for this neighborhood remained steady as percentage changes fell between the -1.0% and 1.0% range.

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• With all unit types falling by at least 2.74% overall average monthly rents decreased by a sizable 5.02%.

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• Despite experiencing a 2.74% downturn this month, yearly average rents increased 5.4% which continues the trend of last month.

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• Overall yearly average rents increased by 4.6% due to a surge in Studio prices of 15.77%.

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• This neighborhood claimed the highest overall average monthly increase (among material sample sizes) in rents at 4.07%, while also rising by 5.0% from last year.

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• Although both monthly and yearly average rents fall by at least 4.05%, a Studio sample size of one unit renders this data misleading.

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• Led by a 6.12% drop in One Bedroom prices, overall yearly average rents decreased by 4.0%.

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• Overall average rents fell by a nominal amount this month at a less than 0.5% rate.

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• In spite of overall monthly rents declining only 1.17%, this neighborhood experienced the greatest yearly drop (among material sample sizes) throughout Brooklyn at 9.5%.

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The Report Explained

The Brooklyn Rental Market Report™ compares fluctuation in the borough's rental data on a monthly basis. It is an essential tool for potential renters seeking transparency in the Brooklyn apartment market and a benchmark for landlords to efficiently and fairly adjust individual property rents in Brooklyn.

The Brooklyn Rental Market Report™ is based on a crosssection of data from available listings and priced under $10,000, with ultra-luxury property omitted to obtain a true monthly rental average. Our data is aggregated from the MNS proprietary database and sampled from a specific mid-month point to record current rental rates offered by landlords during that particular month. It is then combined with information from the REBNY Real Estate Listings Source (RLS), OnLine Residential ( and R.O.L.E.X. (Real Plus).

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