Sales Inventory in Short Supply in Scarsdale
- Real Estate
- Published on Thursday, 07 February 2013 14:11
Here's the Spring real estate outlook from Lewis Arlt of Houlihan Lawrence: As we enter 2013 spring buying season, nationally we see greater sales than any time since 2007. Economists are now saying housing is the major tailwind to the nation's recovery. However, lack of inventory could be a challenge to that recovery. Indeed, here in Westchester County, inventory is at its lowest level in four years. Customarily, single family homes on the Westchester market number over 3,000 units. This year, there are about 2,600 on the market county-wide. Low supply is usually short-term good news for sellers as it tends to push prices upward. But inventory growth will be crucial to long-term housing recovery. Despite a market awash in eager buyers, folks looking to make a purchase are still largely value driven. And with interest rates threatening to inch higher, it may not behoove sellers to wait for a return to higher prices.
Locally, the Scarsdale market counters the trend, with a growth of 12% of inventory - up from 85 last year to 95 this year. Even better, pending deals are up 45% from 22 to 32, and sold homes year-over-year increased from 205 to 225, a 10% increase. In Edgemont, inventory is significantly down compared with last year, but reflects numbers in alignment with four-year averages. The last twelve months were something of an anomaly in Edgemont, with a remarkable 103 homes changing ownership, up 98% over the previous 12 months, representing the most sales in a decade.
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Real Estate Taxes: $14,458
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