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Rivertowns Real Estate Sales Volume Up As High As 110%

Hastings-on-Hudson 2015 3rd Quarter Market Report

Hastings-on-Hudson 2015 3rd Quarter Market Report

The volume of homes sold in the Westchester County NY Rivertowns area is up as high as 110% for the third quarter of 2015 vs. the third quarter of 2014. The village with the highest sales volume was the village of Hastings-on-Hudson, where sales rose from 20 houses in the third quarter of 2014, to 42 houses in 2015. Sales in the village of Dobbs Ferry were up 33% and Tarrytown 34%, yet the village of Irvington actually showed a decrease in the number of homes sold. Overall, the Westchester County NY median selling price was also up 2.4%.

My complete Better Homes and Gardens Rand Westchester Real Estate Market Report can be found here:

Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty 3rd Quarter Real Estate Market Report

My Single Family Quarterly Market Reports By Village:

Village of Dobbs Ferry
Village of Hastings-on-Hudson
Village of Irvington
Village of Tarrytown

A recent article from the Rivertowns Daily Voice on this subject:

http://rivertowns.dailyvoice.com/real-estate/third-quarter-home-sales-rise-sharply-in-hastings-dobbs-ferry/595844/

The BHG Rand Real Estate 2015 Fall Events Guide

bear-mountain-bridge-autumn1The Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty; Fall Events Guide is out. With information on a multitude of events in the Hudson Valley it seems there is something to do for everyone this season.
In particular, don’t miss the Dobbs Ferry “Festa” on Saturday September 26th and stop by our office at 108 Main Street. We will be raffling off a number of items including an Apple watch and a Basket of Cheer. It’s also a great opportunity to experience what makes the Rivertowns such a special place to live.
Also, in the near future, is the always well attended Dobbs Ferry Halloween Parade. Look for an update on this in October.
The full Hudson Valley Events Guide can be found here:

The 2015 BHG Rand Realty Fall Events Guide

125 Houses For Sale in The Westchester County Rivertowns

Heading into the New Year of 2015 there is a combined total of 125 houses for sale in all of the NY Metro area Rivertowns, from Hastings-on-Hudson to the south, to as far north as Sleepy Hollow. Ranging in price from $4,750,000 for a home in Irvington to a home in Dobbs Ferry for only $299,000 they represent a broad gamut of opportunities for living in this bucolic area. Here are just two of them, at both ends of the spectrum, linked to their full listings:

Sprawling New Construction in Dobbs Ferry $1,399,000

Sprawling New Construction in Dobbs Ferry $1,399,000

Classic Eyebrow Colonial Cottage in Dobbs Ferry $329,000. Price Reduced to $309,000

Classic Eyebrow Colonial Cottage in Dobbs Ferry $329,000

To View the Full List of Homes For Sale, Click on the Link Below.

125 Houses For Sale in the Westchester County Rivertowns

Call Me at 914-960-3837 (cell) for more information on any of these homes.

Some Homes Are Selling In Less Than Two Weeks

4th Quarter Home Prices Up

Westchester Home Sale Prices Up 14% Over Last Year

In what can only be described as a remarkable turnaround in the US housing market, homes in some parts of the country are going from active status to accepted offer status in an incredible two weeks or less. This, coming on the heels of a housing market which had typical selling periods of 6 months or more. The primary driving force behind this phenomena is an extremely low inventory of homes for sale. Many sellers appear to be waiting out the bottom of the market, preferring to sell their homes when values go up. Concurrently, banks remain very tight on financing, requiring a borrower to have a virtually blemish free credit history and FICO scores of 740 and above. This has resulted in super high quality buyers converging on the few remaining houses for sale. Not only is this resulting in fast marketing periods, it is also starting to drive prices up, for reasons of supply vs. demand.
Even here in the Rivertowns, I am experiencing multiple bid situations with buyers winning out, based not only on the highest offer, but also on the best terms available, sometimes with down payment amounts of 50% or even all-cash purchases. If you bought your home 5 years ago you will still perhaps be losing money, based on your original purchase price, but any available homes for sale are also equally devalued. If you were thinking of selling this could be a great time to cash in on this unique set of circumstances, particularly if you were planning on downsizing to a smaller home or moving out of the area. Interest rates remain at historic lows and assuming a good credit history, your chances of getting a great value in another purchase would seem ideal.
More information on this trend as it relates to the Westchester housing market can be found in the BHG Rand 4th Quarter Market Report. Additionally, an interesting story on this trend in the US housing market can be found at Bloomberg News: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-02-05/homes-sell-in-two-weeks-with-low-supply-for-spring-buyers.html

Great Value in Hastings-on-Hudson. Open House Sun. 1 – 3

218 Farragut Avenue, Hastings-on-Hudson NY

Click The Photo For A Link To The Full Listing Or http://www.postlets.com/res/7922850

Hastings-on-Hudson: Best Place for History Lovers

Riverview Manor History

"The Palisades From River View Manor" Postcard, circa 1909?

According to the latest issue of Westchester Magazine, featuring this years top choices for the best places to live in Westchester, Hastings-on-Hudson was voted “The Best Place For History Lovers.”
One reason for this distinction is that several years ago in 2005, the Hastings-on-Hudson Historical Society inaugurated its Museum In The Streets. This walking tour of the village starts at Boulanger Plaza, in the center of the village and helps to give a sense of place to 34 different locations, village wide. Each spot is marked with a plaque consisting of historical pictures and a brief outline of what happened there, in Hastings-on-Hudson’s historic past. These descriptions are printed in both English and Spanish. In total, there are more than 80 photos in various spots in the village. Among some of the more well known village landmarks depicted via this unique museum are the Croton Aqueduct and the Hastings-on-Hudson waterfront with the old Anaconda Wire Company. You will also find lesser known sites such as the home of Frank Morgan, the actor who portrayed The Wizard, in The Wizard Of Oz, the Revolutionary War era Peter Post Tavern and the home of Admiral David Farragut, who coined the phrase “Damn the torpedoes…..”
Read the complete post on the Westchester Magazine website: http://www.westchestermagazine.com/914INC/April-2012/Westchester-Real-Estate-2012-Hastings-on-Hudson-Is-the-Best-Place-for-History-Lovers/
Or check out the links to the Hastings-on-Hudson Historical Society: http://hastingshistoricalsociety.blogspot.com/
or:
http://hastingshistorical.org/

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