Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Skaneateles Real Estate - The Weekly Update

So November is going to leave us with only .6 inches of recorded snow on record.  Usually it's about 10 inches, and the long winter begins.  But hardly any snow is good news - I hope that when the snow does arrive - December 24th after Alex, Rachel and Liam (and all travelers) are safe and snug - we have a good lot of it, enough for snowshoeing and skiing.

Currently there are only (!) 127 active listings in the Skaneateles area of the multiple listing service.  Of these, 37 are in the village and 30 are waterfront.  Absolutely nothing new came on the market this past week.  I went back and checked for the month of November - only two homes that were not re-lists appeared.

But houses are selling.  This past week three homes were placed in the contingent column, two in the village and one new construction.  The total is now seven.  In the "under contract, do not show" group one new one came on, a very pretty certain shake shingled home in the town.  It joins five others in this category.

Nothing new in the pending group; the total is still seven.  But the good news is that there are 20 homes waiting to close, with at least half of them, I hope, closing before the end of the year.  I hope so, because we only have 61 so far, year-to-date.  Still, that means we are down to a two-year supply.  This is a better statistic than in the past.

So if you are looking for a place to enjoy a quiet Sunday afternoon, please come visit my open house at 1153 Old Seneca Turnpike.  It has a new roof on both the house and the adorable garage, and will be open from 1:00 to 3:00.  I call it a Santa Fe home, because I first saw it a day or so before going on vacation in 2010 to Santa Fe - and there it was, a most pleasant surprise.  I had always wondered what was behind the arched door - and I found more arched doors, two fireplaces, a great kitchen, a loft and so very rich painting.  I'll serve something with a southwest flavor for the open....have to work on that.  But please come - the new price is $199,000 to buy or $1,300 per month to rent (and it will be taken off the market for a lengthy lease).   The doors are open....