Real Estate Report: Razed or Saved?
- Real Estate
- Published on Thursday, 17 April 2014 08:38
- Joanne Wallenstein
The debate continues about the fate of a foreclosed home at 3 Edgewood Road that was assumed by Scarsdale Village after the owner failed to pay taxes or maintain the home. The Village requested sealed bids for the property in February and according to Deputy Village Manager Steve Pappalardo interest was strong. The Village received 17 bids, the highest from Andrew Silverstein of Castle Walk Development who offered $628,800 for the 2,543 square foot house on .16 acres in Edgewood.
The Board of Trustees had planned to offer it to the highest bidder. That was until Tracey Czar, a special education teacher, made an appeal at the Village Board meeting on April 8. She and her husband submitted the second highest bid for $616,000 and told the Board, that unlike Silverstein they plan to restore it, not raze it. She asked the Board to "think beyond the dollar sign and offer it to her to renovate rather than rebuild a new home on the site."
We spoke to Silverstein to get his point of view on the sale. Discussing the real estate taxes on a new home vs. a renovation, he said, "I think financially it would be a huge mistake, (to sell it to Czar). It's not just about the difference in the sale price but in the real estate taxes moving forward – which could potentially be tens of thousands of dollars for future years." He also said that he was only inside the house for a short amount of time but it "looked to be in awful condition," and he wondered if it could be restored. He said, "I would be curious as to what assurances the town has that if they sold it to the Czar's it would be maintained." Due to the FAR requirements, Silverstein said that a new house on the .16 acre property could only be a few hundred feet bigger than the existing home.
The Board plans to go into executive session to discuss the matter on Tuesday April 22 at 6:55 pm. More to come.
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