Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Skaneateles Real Estate - The Weekly Update

This will be short and sweet....I hope sweet, maybe just simple.

There are currently 108 active listings in the Skaneateles area for single family residences. There were two new ones listed in the past week. One is lake rights in the mid-400s and in the village to boot. The other is my beautiful listing at 1 Ramble Wood, again in the village. Our price is $535,000 for "The Finest in Village Living"! It really is lovely - just the right size and built in 1997. Call for a showing - several have already!

One property was marked contingent this past week. It is new construction outside of the village and listed in the mid-300s. New construction seems to have taken the biggest hit in the past year. Homes are just not selling the way they used to in the good old days despite - or perhaps because of - the new developments. It's not true elsewhere, however. I know Ryan Homes have almost sold out their Country Creek development in Warners. My clients were the second ones to close before Christmas last year and have been followed by over 30 other families. Amazing in this economy!

We do have the first closing of the year - hooray! It's an older home in the town in the low 100s. It's far enough north to be in the Jordan-Elbridge School District, but still the Town of Skaneateles. Where there's one, there's more (I sincerely believe)!

While I write about Elbridge, here's a congratulations: Hourigan's Dairy Farm (where the cows produce the milk you buy through Byrne Dairy) has been named the Farm of the Year by the New York State Agricultural Society. Well done!