No, I have not gone to Alaska or Asia or Anywhere. I have been here pounding the pavement with my buyers, hitting my cell phone constantly, and returning home way past when I should have gotten there. All in a good cause - selling my listings and finding homes for my buyers.
Currently there are 100 single family homes in the Skaneateles area of the multiple listing service. Of these, 27 are in the Village and 28 are waterfront. Seven new homes have come on the market in the Village since I last reported (June 1st!) and 5 new waterfront listings have appeared.
Altogether 26 homes have been listed. The lowest priced home is well into the lower $100,000. The high is almost 8 million (and yes, it is on the water.) Three of the new ones are under $200,000 and four are above a million. The median price is a relatively high $449,000.
Fourteen properties have gone under contract. The median list price for those homes is just under $300,000.
We are well up there in sales. At the mid-point of the year we have 42 properties sold and closed. The median list price was $295,000. Five were over a million dollars (list) and 12 were under $200,000.
I am sitting in the office on a very muggy Saturday evening, inspired by a new buyer who just called and who will need statistics like these to understand the market. I need statistics like these to understand it - but then, I have little time to sit back and reflect. Today I had that chance, and I enjoyed it....but when the market is hot, as it has been this past month, it is time to jump and ask questions (or reflect) later.
Hopefully in the next week I will find more time to write out the Second Twenty of properties that have closed and their published prices. If not, please bear with me - and come to Skaneateles to be part of the market!