An analysis of New York City's most expensive homes shows that over 7,000 are valued at more than $5 million.
The Wall Street Journal (http://on.wsj.com/1AnwxVc ) says that includes 128 properties valued at more than $25 million each, based on last year's sales prices.
They include co-ops, condos and houses.
The paper obtained the data from the city's Independent Budget Office. It requested the information to shed light on a debate over proposals to impose higher property taxes on pied-a-terre (pee-AY'-duh-tehr) buyers.
State legislators aren't expected to take up the measure this year.
The IBO says there's no way to tell how many of the 7,279 houses valued at over $5 million are pied-a-terres.
The total doesn't include high-priced apartments currently under construction or on the drawing board.
Information from: The Wall Street Journal, http://www.wsj.com