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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

Stage Your Home For A Faster Sale

Home Staging

THE WALL STREET JOURNAL: Worried about trying to sell your home in this buyer’s market? Adopting some simple staging tips from the pros can help your home sell faster
The effort may be well worth your time, according to the Real Estate Staging Association. The group studied 174 homes that had been on the market for an average of 156 days, before homeowners hired a professional home stager. After staging, they sold an average of 42 days after re-listing.
But there’s not always a need to call in a professional for this job. “Keep that money for yourself,” says Thomas Rouse, who was a lead design producer at “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” and has worked on other home television programs. As long as you have a friend with a strong eye to give you a second opinion, staging a home for sale is often something owners can handle on their own, he says[……..]
Read the full Wall Street Journal article, by Amy Hoak, with 10 tips for successful home staging at: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702304840904577422084009663536.html

Sleepy Hollow Waterfront Colonial: Open House This Sunday

Same Great House At A Great New Price $1,175,000!

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Open House Sunday April 22, 1PM - 3PM

Waterfront Colonial in Sleepy Hollow: Open House Sunday

Open House Sunday April 22, 1PM - 3PM

New Waterfront Listing With Video In Sleepy Hollow NY

Sleepy Hollow NY Real Estate

Year round Hudson River vistas, Fremont Pond views and a tumbling waterfall beautifully situates this custom built Colonial. Truly one of a kind setting, the sparkling Hudson can be seen from everywhere. This home is located on over one half acre of beautifully maintained level grounds.
A two story entry with cathedral ceilings and skylights introduces you to this well-appointed residence. With 5000 square feet of architecturally significant living space it is awash with ambient light and modern updates throughout[….]
For The Full Details See: http://www.randrealty.com/agent/652/Scott-Rosasco/NY/Property/1019428/650-Riverside-Dr-Sleepy-Hollow-NY-10591/

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