Thursday, November 15, 2012

Skaneateles Real Estate - November 1st - 15th

I've been out of town for a bit, busy with listings and sales and near-sales for a bit, but whenever I opened up the hotsheet I was always amazed at how many sales there seemed to be in Skaneateles.  Wait until YOU see!

Currently there are 97 listings - under 100! - in the Skaneateles area of the multiple listing system.  Of these, 29 are in the Village and 26 are considered waterfront.  Five new ones came on the market in the past two weeks - well, 3 re-lists, one sizeable re-list reduction, and my new listing at 1983 Collard Road.

I don't usually show you interiors, but this is so beautiful I must share it.  The house is Timberframe construction (built in 2000), so you know there's a great deal of wood and beams.  You are looking at the downstairs living room from the perspective of a gorgeous stone fireplace and two windows looking out on a cornfield and the lake beyond.  Upstairs is a loft - now used as an art studio.  Under the loft is the new kitchen - soapstone counters, maple cabinets, stainless steel appliances.  To the right is the open dining area - open so you can see the fireplace and the views.  To the far left and not in the photo is the first floor master - yes, looking out on the cornfield and the views.  This is ML#S282345, so you can see more of the house.  Or come to the open house this Sunday, from 1:00 to 3:00.  (East Lake Road about 4.4 miles to a left on Collard...worth it!) Priced at $379,000.

But back to the update....there are now 30 homes getting ready for closing.  Only three new ones joined this list - a home in the Village in the $200,000 range, a further out home with a bit of acreage, and a lovely lakefront property.  

And on to the big news.  We now have 108 sold and closed single family properties in the Skaneateles area. We added in the past two weeks 9 homes.  Incredible!  These broke out at 3 (fabulous) waterfront properties, a grand Village home, and 4 others in the near-town.  Prices ranged from the low $200,000s to much more than a million.

What makes this so extraordinary is that there has not been this number of sales by this time of year as far back as 2000.  I didn't go further, so possibly never!  And when you think that our inventory is under 100, it all bodes well for the future. Yes, we seem to be going up in numbers and as we have all learned what goes up can come down, but this is remarkable.  Compare this to a couple years ago, when the listings hovered around 150 and the sales for the year were 70.  We are doing just peachy!

So come on Sunday to see Collard Road - don't drive-by, because it's a private road.  And if you aren't busy Saturday I am holding 50 West Genesee Street open from noon to 2:00 because it does get drive-by, walking-by traffic.  Come see them both, especially if you like wood!