Think about all that has happened in the last two weeks. Devastating news, Christmas, fiscal cliffing, snow, more Christmas....It's that time of year. In real estate in our small town, so much resembling Newtown in so many ways, houses have been listed, viewed and sold. People have decided to move, others to stay. Offers have been accepted and others refused. Plans have been put on hold because houses don't sell, while others are accelerated because they do. Weave a holiday in there, too.
Currently there are only 83 houses actively listed in the Skaneateles area of the multiple listing service. Of these, 23 are in the Village, 21 are considered waterfront of some kind, and the rest are in the town or surrounding towns. Three new listings came on, actually a re-list in the Village at a reduced price and two new ones in the town. There's a sweet, much-beloved one out there for under $100,000 - call now if you might be interested.
Of the 18 - only 18! - single family homes in the under contract categories, two are new. One is in the Village and the other has been coming down in price so it was a great steal for someone.
And again - we have multiple sales, bringing our total so far for the year to 124 homes. A bonanza. Five new ones closed, and I am sure with the end of the year others are simply not reported as yet. The five break out as two in the Village, two in the Town, and one waterfront. Of course, this triggers the reporting of the Sixth Twenty which will be done soon.
Happy New Year - and let's keep it as profitable as this past year was!