This is the cookie edition. I started last week for our annual family Christmas, having pulled together my Christmas cards and gotten them out. I needed to bake, which is my way of relaxing. Not the eating - just the baking. The first ones - other than a quick rolled cookie cutter cookie - was a new recipe I wanted to try out. I had found it in the Post Standard (http://www.syracuse.com/) on their annual page of contributions of favorite recipes. It is peppermint - Rachel loves peppermint - and it was great. They baked up beautifully and, I am told, they taste great. I will make more and the next time add a chocolate kiss in the middle. Yum!
There are currently 114 active listings in the Skaneateles area of the multiple listing service, of which 32 are in the village and 26 are considered waterfront. Three new listings came on - well, two are re-lists but one is a very pretty Village home priced in the mid-$300,000.
There are still six homes marked contingent, and eight marked pending. In the "under contract, do not show" there is a new waterfront property - excellent! Maybe a Christmas present? I have known that to happen.....
We now have 64 sold and closed properties for the year. Two new ones were just added - both in the Village. Each started much higher and then came down and finally were sold. They demonstrate that there are great deals out there, just waiting for your offer.
Enjoy the next week - go see some houses - buy the presents, bake the cookies, enjoy the lack of snow (over 50 inches last year by this time!) and celebrate the holidays in style!