Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Skaneateles Real Estate - The Weekly Update

The emotions of real estate are always up and down - hence the stress level increases and decreases accordingly.  This week has been no different, but I am walking now, thanks in part to our two new dogs, Charlie and Sheba.  Charlie is the little one, and he is 9 years old.  His best friend Sheba is an English Shepherd like our Boo, and she is 11.  Charlie needed his teeth done - he has only 4 left after yesterday's
surgery at the Weedsport Animal Hospital, but it hasn't slowed him down any.  Sheba needs to walk -she weighs almost as much as Boo!  Together we are carving out an hour a day to hit the trails.  Boo really likes having a pack he thinks he can boss around, and the cats don't really care - they can handle dogs.  

So while the dogs wait patiently for their dinners....there are currently ONLY 85 single family homes listed in the Skaneateles area of the multiple listing service.  Of these, 25 are in the village and 21 are waterfront.  Three new ones came on the market after brief hiatuses, but these are primarily re-listed properties.

There are 9 homes now that are under contract, but still can be shown.  Three new ones were added this week, two in the village and one farther out.  Six are solidly under contract, and a new village home was added to that list, too.  There are no new pended properties, leaving the total at 3 homes.

The BIG news is that we now have 9 closings so far this year.  NINE!  Two are waterfront, and one is village.  I checked - I had to go as far back as 2008 to find nine closings this early in the year.  At that time the median selling price was $487,000 and this time it is $345,000....but still, I believe this is excellent news.  Combined with the reduced number of active listings, this could be a much better year than the last few have been.  Hooray!