Saturday, January 15, 2011

Skaneateles Real Estate - The Bi-Monthly Update

So here we go! I feel as if it's been ages since I did an update - and it's actually the first time in almost two years I haven't done a weekly one...but looking at the numbers, I can see why I've changed this. "Monitor and adjust" - it's the only way!

There are currently 109 active listings in the Skaneateles area of the multiple listing service. Of these, 33 are in the village. Another 28 are waterfront, which leaves 61 plain old town or non-waterfront homes for sale. And many of these are hardly "plain!"

Four "new" listings came on the market - but all are re-lists. I've re-listed the waterfront plus 3,000sf ranch plus 50 acres property now at $700,000 with 78 feet of waterfront, and $950,000 with an additional contiguous waterfront building lot which brings in another 75 feet. (It's an amazing deal! sorry - just had to say it!) Also back on the market is a lovely home with an incredible view on the east side - think high $200,000 range. Plus there's a village home that has been re-listed and I'm not sure why because it was only listed the previous month.

There are two properties marked contingent to start the new year and one of them is new, a lake rights home listing in the mid-$400,000 range. There is also a new "U" - under contract, do not show - from the town list, around $200,000. This brings the total to 6 for "U" properties. Three others are marked P for pending, but none are new.

None have closed this year - so far!

Last year another property was added to the closed list just at the very end - New Year's Eve, to be exact. It's an old property that's been there for a bit and found a buyer who brought in a successful offer about 10% off the list price.

I will, in the next few days, put together the particulars of the last 15 homes that have sold to bring the total to 75 for 2010. Not the worst year, but also far from the best. But that's true about almost anything financial - and real estate is a huge part of the overall financial health of the country.

Hey - help it along - check out the homes for sale, make an about some waterfront? Summer is a scant six months away!