Teardowns Increasing in Scarsdale
- Real Estate
- Published on Thursday, 11 December 2014 13:32
- Joanne Wallenstein
No – you're not imagining it – more homes were torn down in Scarsdale this year that last. Lynne B. Clark, an associate real estate broker with Houlihan Lawrence in Scarsdale, tallied up just how many homes were cleared for demolition by the Committee for Historic Preservation over the past three years.
And, as we suspected, the number is on the rise.
Here are the counts:
2014: 41 demolitions
2013: 35 demolitions
2012: 37 demolitions
According to Clark, "Prices are soaring on land as builders scramble to buy and build. New construction seems to be favored by buyers."
So though current residents don't like to see houses in their neighborhood torn down, new buyers seeking homes in Scarsdale prefer them. It's a conundrum!
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