Thursday, July 5, 2012

Skaneateles Real Estate - The Weekly Update

What a busy, busy week!  Marvelous, with Alex, Rachel and Liam coming up from Manhattan.  We are so lucky to live where we do.  They come up the FDR and cross the George Washington Bridge.  On a good day it takes about half an hour, give or take a few minutes.  On Saturday it took an hour and a half.  Mostly sitting in traffic.  Bob and I get perturbed on 690 if we have a slow down!  We are spoiled.  But they left yesterday and stopped for lunch in the Poconos and still made it in and parked on the street in around 5 hours.

So here we are - another update.  make sure you read "The Second Twenty" that I just finished writing.  Very interesting, in that half of the sales in this group were in the Village.  And that it all happened swiftly.

But currently we have 120 single family homes for sale in the Skaneateles area of the multiple listing service.  Of these, 29 are in the village and 27 are considered waterfront.  Three listings came on in the past week; two are re-lists with major reductions in price and the third is a lovely new construction home.

Altogether in the "under contract" category there are 32 homes.  Three of these are new this past week - one in the village and two waterfront homes.  Imagine if all these closed in the next three months!  We would have CLOSED more by September than we did all of last year.

I am enthusiastic because there are now 48 homes that have closed!  Seven are new this past week, at least being reported in the past week. Three were homes in the town, a couple in need of some work.  Three were village homes, snapped up when the buyers saw what they wanted.  The last was considered waterfront because it had private rights to the lake - and a lovely house too!  Congratulations to everyone who got in before the Fourth of July, and who now can enjoy the summer in Skaneateles.

Tomorrow night at the gazebo is the first concert for the community band.  Please - give them your support.  It's a great tradition and the weather promises to be perfect.  And look around while you're there - you may want to buy a home so you can walk to the park next summer....