The experts concur – it’s a banner year for home sales in Scarsdale. We checked in with three local agencies for their observations on the Spring market and here is what they had to say:
“This is the strongest real estate market I have seen in Westchester since 2006. Bidding wars have been commonplace, driven by low interest rates and a lack of inventory.”
This spring is an exceptional time to sell real estate in Scarsdale/Edgemont and surrounding communities. In addition the national real estate market is also showing strong growth. The combination of lack of inventory, an improving economy and historically low interest rates has brought out large numbers of purchasers, which in turn bring multiple offers, many over the asking price and with excellent terms. As always, lower Westchester with its convenient location leads the market.
Looking out the rear view mirror at sold properties in Scarsdale, we see an up-tick of 9.3% year-to-date (from 43 last year at this date, to 47 this year). And an increase of 11.7% year over year from May 6, 2012 (206 sold) to May 6, 2013 (230 sold). The median sale price stands at $1.246M year to date, compared to $1.285 last year at this time. (a 3% drop, statistically not very significant). The good news is prices remain relatively stable and sales are moving forward at a healthy pace.
Peering out the windshield at pending business, we can see a very healthy ratio of active listings to pending deals. The 112 currently active listings (a 19% decrease compared to 2012 at this time) is well balanced by 82 deals in contract, compared to 76 last year – nearly 8% more. Decreased inventory across the region has fueled higher prices as more buyers compete for fewer homes. This phenomenon has led to some highly competitive bidding and sale prices exceeding expectations, most evidenced in the $700,000-1,500,000 price range. Rates are low, consumer confidence is strong, and we are currently on pace to record more sales this year in the village than in a decade.
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