New York named as the top super-luxury international property market


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  • New York has been named as the world’s top super-luxury property market in the recent Knight Frank Index.
  • London placed second on the list, with a 26% rise from 2021.
  • The Knight Frank Index recorded a total of 1,392 sales across the top 10 cities at or above $10m.

New York has been named as the top super-luxury property market in the world in 2022, with London and Los Angeles coming in a close second and third.

The Frank Knight Index reported that the city that never sleeps saw more than 40 transactions worth $25m or more, which, while impressive, is in fact a 35% decrease from 2021.

Many of those purchasing property in the top ultra-prime markets may be expatriates or working internationally.

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There were 1,392 sales of $10m or higher in the top 10 property markets, a decrease from the record levels reported in 2021.

However, the markets show a 49% increase from the pre-pandemic period, and with the exception of 2021, they grew 5.2% annually.

Out of the 100 property markets monitored, 85 showed a positive or stable price increase in 2022.

Dubai grew by an unprecedented 44.2%, presumably fuelled by the UAE’s generous visa incentives, which have attracted a number of ultra-high net-worth buyers.

The study also found that the markets that had experienced strong growth during the Covid-19 pandemic also had some of 2022’s steepest price declines, with New Zealand’s Wellington and Auckland falling by 24% and 19% respectively.

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