Thursday, March 7, 2013

Skaneateles Real Estate - The Sometime Update (February 18th to March 5th)

Things are getting crazy out there!  Properties are being shown and sold!  Hooray!  The spring season has begun!

Currently there are only 73 single family properties listed as active in the Skaneateles area of the multiple listing system.  Of these, 18 are in the Village and 16 are waterfront.

Two new houses came on the market within this time frame, while a few others were freshened with re-listing.  One of the new ones is in the Village and the other is in the Town (aka not in the Village).  Both are listed for almost the same price, under $300,000.

Only 16 homes are waiting to be closed.  Three were added to the list, two of them from the Village and the third from the Town.

We now have 10 sold and closed properties, year-to-date.  Trending like last year, the three new closings were all Village and ranged from the mid-$100,000s to almost a million.

I think we are going to have a fantastic year, if not in volume like last year, but in a return to the old
"if you snooze, you lose" way of doing business.  You can't afford to look at 10 different properties (if there even were 10 that meet your criteria!) and think about it.  Getting a pre-approval is even more important with this type of market (dare I say sellers' market?)  Knowing what you can buy and that you can buy, plus having that piece of paper from a qualified mortgage lender will get your offer accepted long before another offer.   Make the call today, then go online at and call your agent.  No time to waste!